7 bedrooms (6 en suite) - 2 baths, 1 wet room and 4 shower rooms – huge open plan living space – utility room – hot tub – patio with garden furniture – lawn – barbecue (Easter to Oct) - parking for several vehicles - no noise outside after 11pm (consideration for neighbouring property) – grocery deliveries from Dart Fresh, Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda and COOK.
A leisurely drive through the high hedged lanes near the coast of East Devon takes you to Hill View, tucked away in the rolling hills at Southleigh, not far from the little fishing village of Beer. Go on up the hill, pull into the yard, get out and stretch your legs, admire the views.
This 300 year old dairy has seen an amazing transformation, which you’ll notice the minute you step inside. Go in to the light and airy hallway and off to the right a few steps take you to the utility room where you’ll find laundry facilities and a handy extra fridge and freezer. This is a good sized room with space to dry things and for dogs to sleep, somewhere to put them after a muddy walk in the country.
Go through to the enormous living space and that’s when the wow factor really kicks in; it’s incredible! A polished concrete floor, original stone walls and brick work, exposed steel supports and chunky timbers, underfloor heating – a style that’s carried on throughout the house. In the lounge area gorgeous plump sofas entice you to put your feet up, either in front of the floor to ceiling bi-fold doors that open onto the patio, or curled up by the double sided wood-burner that provides a thoughtful partition in the centre of this vast room.
Beyond this is the dining area with a big rustic table made especially for Hill View. Then there’s the kitchen, which again, packs a pretty big punch with the wow factor. It’s spacious and the look is parred back contemporary with a few quirks thrown in, like the worktop of the central island which is inlaid with 2p pieces – all heads up but three so there’s a bit of fun for a rainy day – find the tails! This is a kitchen that’s got everything you need for cooking for a large group – there are 4 single ovens, a 5 ring hob, a full height fridge, undercounter freezer, 2 dishwashers and a microwave – now that’s what we call well equipped! The back wall is clad with bare wood – quite a striking feature, and it even has a secret door!
Off the dining area steps lead to a small landing and to Bedrooms 1 to 3. All beds at Hill View are zip and link so you can have them arranged as superkings or twins, whatever suits your group; Bedrooms 3 has room for an extra single bed at a small additional charge. Bedroom 1 is off to the right and like all the bedrooms at the back of the house overlooks the yard; this room has a lovely en suite bathroom with a shower over the bath, whilst Bedrooms 2 and 3 both have en suite shower rooms.
To get to the other bedrooms you go through the secret door at the far end of the kitchen; steps take you up to Bedrooms 4-6. Round to the right is Bedroom 4 with en suite shower facilities and room for an extra single bed at a small additional charge. At the front of the house, overlooking the lane is Bedroom 5 with an en suite shower room, and Bedroom 6, which has a bathroom directly opposite with a gorgeous free standing modern slipper bath.
At the bottom of the steps, just left of the secret door is Bedroom 7, an access friendly room with a built-in wardrobe an en suite wet room. Note that the ground floor has level access throughout and is wheelchair friendly.
Outside there’s a patio with bespoke garden furniture and a charcoal barbecue, and of course, the hot tub, strategically placed to make the most of those restful views. You’d be hard pushed to find a better place to sit when the sun sets in those softly rolling hills…
Underfloor heating throughout – 4 x electric ovens – 5 ring built-in electric hob – full height fridge – undercounter freezer – 2 x dishwashers – microwave – extra fridge – extra freezer – washing machine – tumble dryer – TV with Freeview – wood-burner (first basket of logs supplied) - duvets/linen/towels provided (please bring your own towels for the hot tub) – 2 x toddler beds – 2 x highchairs – local shops 2.7 miles – main shops – 5 miles – pub 2.7 miles – 2 x dogs allowed by prior arrangement (£50 charge per dog) – owners live on site and can provide dinners/catering (see EXTRAS) - non-smokers only – Friday to Friday bookings – short breaks available year round – strictly no fireworks, sky lanterns or drones.