500 yards from the seafront and beach in Seaton, along a one way street, is this semi-detached Victorian villa.
Made smart and beautiful over three floors, it is a lovely family house for big groups.
The big hall leads you through into the sitting room with its light bay window and wood burner.
There is the benefit of a second sitting room with big TV and French windows to throw open on to the garden on a sunny day.
The kitchen is very well equipped and comes with doors to a terrace for enjoying family barbecues.
On cooler days you can eat together in the elegant dining room which also opens to the garden.
Head upstairs to the six bedrooms rambling over two floors.
On the first floor, the twin has a good view over the River Axe to the sea, and there are sea glimpses from two of the top floor rooms too.
The garden at the back is enclosed and has a lawn with the terrace and a lovely secluded area at the end with a fun fire pit to gather around when the sun sets.
Wander down to the pebble beach and Seaton’s good range of shops and eateries, or take a trip to pretty Lyme Regis with the Cob where the French Lieutenant’s Woman gazed out to sea.
This is fossil-hunting coastline and it’s great fun looking for ammonites or even something rarer.
Take a trip on the Seaton Tramway through the Ave Valley Nature Reserve or visit Seaton Jurassic, the family attraction.
With great coast to explore and walk and nature reserves for picnics and pond dipping, Stanhope House is a fine base for all the family.
Over three levels. On the first floor, three bedrooms: 1 x twin, 1 x super king double, 1 x children’s twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, hand shower, WC, basin. Shower room with rainfall shower, basin. On the top floor, three bedrooms: 2 x king size double, 1 x twin (can convert to super king double). Shower room with shower, hand shower, WC, basin. WC with basin. Ground floor hall. Sitting room with wood burning stove. Second sitting room with French windows to garden. Kitchen with doors to terrace. Dining room comfortably seating 10. Ground floor WC with basin.
About the location
Downderry 1 mile; Looe 7.3 miles; Polperro 12 miles.
The village of Seaton is at the mouth of the River Seaton in Cornwall and you will find a family friendly south facing beach and the nearby Seaton Valley Countryside Park and Nature reserve is home to wildlife, including otters and kingfishers and also offers great cycling and walking opportunities. The picturesque working harbours at Looe and Polperro are within an easy driving distance away, and the wonderful stretches of the South West Coast Path in this part of Cornwall take you to rocky coves, dramatic headlands and tales of shipwrecks and smugglers. Further afield is Plymouth, where you will find plenty to see and do, including a marine aquarium, a theatre, large shopping centres and the historic Barbican waterside area.
Note: Arrival after 4pm. This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £500