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1920s hillside home with panoramic sea views has its own grapevine

This 1920s hillside home for sale is an “ideal coastal retreat” where a former botany professor created their own “lush” garden.

Fayfield, in Dawlish, is nearly a century old and boasts far-reaching sea views, and comes with planning permission to build an additional detached house.

The sea views from the property. (Keller Williams )

The previous owner of the property, was a professor in botany and planted an “incredible” variety of trees and shrubs in the surrounding gardens.

Fayfield is entered through an oak timber door and entrance hall with a quarry tiled floor, which leads to the sitting room, featuring a Victorian open fireplace with an ornate fire surround and a curved bay window with sea views.


The sitting room features a curved bay window and a Victorian fireplace. (Keller Williams )

Moving further into the house, the dining room retains a Victorian interior door and French doors through to the sunroom, which also has sea views and access to the sun terrace.

Also on the ground floor are a kitchen/breakfast room with handmade base units, a traditional log burner and access to the patio, a laundry room, and a downstairs shower room.


The rustic kitchen/breakfast room. (Keller Williams )

Upstairs, the first floor landing features two deep storage cupboards and loft access, while rooms on this level include the family bathroom, the principal bedroom, which has panoramic sea views, and two further bedrooms, one also benefiting from sea views and the other featuring a built-in double wardrobe.

Outside, there is a conservatory/greenhouse with an established grapevine within the gardens, which have “lush” landscaping with a variety of shrubs and trees and a sun terrace with sea views.


The conservatory, which houses several plants, including the grapevine. (Keller Williams )

Also outdoors is a store room, a carport and a double garage, as well as planning permission for an additional four-bedroom dwelling in the rear garden with an integrated double garage.

Fayfield is on the market with Keller Williams for offers over £1,050,000.

Mark Dunn of Keller Williams commented: “Fayfield is a spacious family home that takes full advantage of its hillside location.

“Imagine waking up to incredible sea views and a breathtaking panorama from this exceptional property.”

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