5 bedroom Detached House for sale: Northview Road, BUDLEIGH SALTERTON, Devon

  • reception rooms 3
  • bedrooms 5
  • bathrooms 5
Reference: 36380_4223111


An Elegant House Of Contemporary Design Meticulously Remodelled To An Exceptional Standard


Property Features



Hansard House is an exceptional property in respect of style, location and size, which prior to the current ownership, operated as a hotel and has been completely remodelled, improved and updated in recent years. The building is of traditional construction, rendered beneath a pitched slate roof, with high quality replacement upvc windows. The origins of the building are apparent from the proportions, with a magnificent reception hall, impressive 30’ drawing room, formal dining room and large family kitchen/breakfast room, all ideally suited to entertaining. There is also a comfortable sitting room, ground floor study, large utility and a downstairs WC. At first floor is a lovely galleried landing, a particularly large principal bedroom, with a beautifully fitted dressing room and an en-suite bath and shower room, stylishly and luxuriously appointed with high quality fittings. There are four further double guest bedrooms, all of which have high quality en-suites and there is further scope for accommodation on the second floor, with a staircase leading from the first floor landing. The interior design of the house is second to none, with carefully selected materials combining to create a modern home of immense contemporary beauty and in particular, the floor coverings are worthy of particular mention, with polished pale ceramic flag tiles through the reception hall which continues into the kitchen and beautiful American Walnut flooring in the sitting room, study and dining room and natural limestone flooring utilised in the bathrooms. The general fabric of the building is excellent, having been subject to complete renovation and meeting the current building regulation requirements and benefits from having been rewired, together with a new central heating system operated by two condensing boilers. Outside, directly to the front of the house is a large tarmac driveway which provides extensive parking, access to a large garage/workshop and lying to the south of the building, enjoying a sheltered south facing aspect is a beautifully designed terrace, which spans the entire rear elevation, attractively finished in natural stone paving and a traditional “Popple” stone wall.


Northview Road lies a short distance to the west of Budleigh Salterton town centre, which is within walking distance, together with the lovely pebble beach, favoured for bathing and where the river Otter meets the sea. The immediate location is especially peaceful and Hansard House occupies an elevated position, sheltered to the south west from the prevailing winds, with some distant views of the countryside lying to the north. The nearby town centre offers an appealing collection of shops and supermarkets, together with doctor’s surgeries, hospital and various clubs including bowls, croquet, tennis and the highly regarded East Devon Golf Club. Budleigh is easily reached, situated approximately 10 miles from junction 30 of the M5 and 12 miles from the cathedral city of Exeter, where there is a wide choice of shopping, cultural and recreational opportunities available, including independent schools, a sixth form college, the majority of department stores and rail links to waterloo and Paddington. To the east of the city is an international airport offering commuter flights to London City Airport.


From Exeter and the M5, follow signposting to Budleigh Salterton and Exmouth, following a short section of dual carriageway from Sandygate to Clyst St Mary roundabout, taking the third exit onto the A376 dual carriageway. Proceed for about three miles in a southerly direction until reaching the roundabout at Clyst St George, taking a left hand turning signposted Budleigh Salterton and Woodbury, onto the B3179 and proceed through the village of Woodbury and continue out of the village and take the right hand turning towards Budleigh Salterton. At the top of the hill, turn right onto the B3179 continue for about three miles, passing several right hand turnings for Exmouth. On reaching a roundabout, take a left hand turning signposted Budleigh and follow the road towards the town centre and Northview Road can be found on the right hand side. Having turned right, proceed up the hill and Hansard House can be found on the left hand side.

Ground Floor


From the driveway, a short series of steps leads to a hardwood panelled door, with glazed side panels and over light leading to

Reception Hall

A magnificent double volume space, with galleried landing, polished ceramic flag tiled floor, stairs leading to first floor, two large built in storage cupboards with fitted shelving, radiator, motion sensor lighting, access to the lift. Bevelled edge small paned glazed door to

Drawing Room

A wonderful space in respect of size, ideally suited to entertaining, with classically high ceiling, bay window to front and bi-fold doors leading to the rear terrace, two built in storage cupboards behind panelled timber doors, one of which houses an electrical consumer unit, three radiators, door to


With window to rear and finished with a beautiful American Walnut floor, radiator.

Sitting Room

A comfortable day to day sitting room with window to rear and further window to side and again fitted with a beautiful American Walnut floor, door to walk in storage cupboard, radiator.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

A lovely proportioned family room, with polished pale ceramic flag tile flooring continued from the reception hall, large enough to accommodate a sizeable dining table suitable for informal dining, adjacent to which are bi-fold doors leading to the rear terrace and windows to side and rear. The kitchen has been designed to an exceptional standard, with a seamless sweeping composite worktop which incorporates twin bowl sinks and drainers with extendable mixer/rinse tap and incorporating an extensive range of cabinets and drawers, integrated with appliances including pull out refrigeration drawers, integrated dishwasher, two “Siemens” fan assisted oven, separate dual grills, and plate warming drawers beneath. The work surface incorporates a “Siemens” induction hob, above which is an extraction system and lighting and there is further mood lighting, in blue, concealed at floor level and beneath the worktops. Archway leads to

Dining Room

A lovely formal dining room with two windows to front, again featuring American Walnut flooring and radiator.


Accessed via the kitchen, with window to front and further window and half glazed door to side. A range of fitted wall and base cupboards and drawers with worktop surfaces over incorporating stainless steel sink unit and drainer with mixer tap and plenty of appliance space for fridge, freezer, plumbing for washing machine, tumble drier, radiator. Door to boiler cupboard with two “Vaillant” condensing boilers serving domestic hot water and central heating, together with hot water storage tank and pressure vessel.

Downstairs WC

Accessed from the reception hall with obscure glazed window to front, polished pale ceramic floor, low level WC, attractive marble sink with chrome mixer tap and oak vanity unit beneath with storage cabinet, radiator.

First Floor


A spacious galleried landing with window to front, stairs continue to second floor, access to a large walk in linen cupboard, access to the lift and doors to

Principal Bedroom Suite

An impressively proportioned room, with windows to front and rear and two further windows to side, an extensive range of wardrobes with hanging and shelved storage space, two radiators and doors to

Dressing Room

Fitted with an excellent range of hanging rails, fitted shelving and drawers, radiator.


With two windows to rear and stylishly appointed with an excellent use of slate floor and wall tiling and fitted to a high standard with roll top freestanding bath with chrome mixer tap and hand held shower rinse, low level WC, walk in wet room with hand held rinse and overhead deluge, wall mounted wash hand basin with chrome cascade mixer tap, vertical chrome radiator and extractor fan.

Bedroom 2

A generous guest bedroom with window to rear, radiator and a range of built in wardrobes with hanging and shelved storage space approaching further door to


With obscure glazed window to rear, attractively finished with limestone flooring, roll top freestanding bath with chrome mixer tap, wall mounted wash hand basin in slate surround, low level WC, chrome heated towel rail, vertical chrome radiator and extractor fan.

Bedroom 3

A comfortable double room with window to front, radiator and door to


With obscure glazed window to front and stylishly fitted with dual shower tray within toughened glass enclosure, finished in black granite tiling, glass bowl sink on glass pedestal, with black granite tiling and limestone detailing, low level WC, heated chrome towel rail and extractor fan.

Bedroom 4

A generous double with window to rear, radiator and door to


With fully ceramic tiled double shower enclosure, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap, chrome “ladder” style towel rail/radiator and extractor fan.

Bedroom 5

A fifth double room with window to front, radiator and door to


With obscure glazed window to front, fully ceramic tiled corner shower and enclosure, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, chrome “ladder” style towel rail/radiator and extractor fan.

Second Floor


Accessed via a staircase leading from the first floor landing to a large galleried room, with “Velux” roof light to rear and further door to

Loft Room

An expansive loft, being a cut roof, offering extensive storage or alternatively additional accommodation, ideally suited to a large games room.



Approached from Northview Road, a large tarmac driveway provides parking for numerous vehicles, bounded to the north by a perimeter wall with stainless steel and sand blasted glass panels, whilst to the west is a high level boundary wall abutting the lane. There is access to the garage via two electric automatic up and over doors, power and lighting, windows to rear and side and personnel door to side.


From the driveway, a short series of granite dressed steps ascend to the front door and there is pedestrian access around both the western and eastern elevation, where a dwarf boundary wall extends around to the rear, where a beautiful natural stone paved terrace flanks the entire rear elevation, with raised planters stocked with fig and palms, bounded by a high level “Popple” wall and enjoys a sheltered southerly aspect and complete privacy.

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Reference: 36380_4223111

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