3rd June 2014

Restored Gothic Villa In Exmouth Opens To The Public This Weekend

Withycombe House, the former Hillcrest school in St. John’s Road has been painstakingly restored to form luxurious homes as part of a new housing development by C G Fry & Son. The multi award-winning independent developer is holding an open-weekend to view this magnificent house on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June from 10 am – 4 pm.

This is a unique opportunity for locals and visitors alike to view the Gothic style villa built c. 1850 which was Grade II listed in 1949 and retains many unique architectural features. Latterly the period manor was converted into a school for day pupils and boarders by Devon County Council and since the school’s closure; the site has remained derelict for several years before its recent renovation.

The majestic house occupies a lovely sylvan setting amidst unspoilt woodland and parkland setting in a delightfully secluded location not far from the East Devon coast and the centre of this popular estuary town. Withycombe House offers a rare opportunity to live in quality, well designed homes with real character and all the convenience of being in town with local amenities and close to the coast. It offers a choice of luxurious and spacious three and four-bedroom houses, three-bedroom cottages and two- bedroom apartments.

On Saturday 7th June with pre-booking, visitors will enjoy a bespoke wine tasting and food matching experience by independent specialist Jim Kingston of Topsham Wines. This includes cold meat platters complemented with red wine; cheese and port; Madeira, a fortified Portuguese wine matched with fruit cake plus white wine and blanched almonds. The event will be in Plot 2 Withycombe House, a magnificent three-bedroom west facing period home boasting beautifully presented spacious accommodation, a superb drawing room and fabulous kitchen.

To reserve your place at the wine-tasting from 2 – 6pm at Plot 2 Withycombe House on Saturday 7th June please contact the C G Fry & Son sales team on: 01395 282982 or email: hillcrestsales@cgfry.co.uk