16th June 2014

Withycombe House Officially Opened

Leader Of East Devon District Council Officially Opens Withycombe House

Councillor Paul Diviani, leader of East Devon District Council carried out an official ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the recently restored Withycombe House in St. John’s Road, Exmouth.  The magnificent period manor house which in later years was converted to a school by Devon County Council, has been painstakingly restored to its former glory by our skilled craftsmen and converted to luxurious accommodation.  The spacious homes include two-bedroom apartments and three and four-bed houses with generous gardens, set in a parkland setting.

Photograph: James Bettsworth – C G Fry & Son sales team/ Caroline Hill – Head of Sales & Marketing C G Fry & Son / Karen Spiller - C G Fry & Son sales team and Cllr Paul Diviani, Leader of East Devon District Council.

An open weekend was held for locals and visitors to view the new homes with a bespoke wine tasting and food matching experience by independent specialist Jim Kingston of Topsham Wines.  This included Manzanilla Sherry accompanied by toasted almonds and fresh olives; 1988 Colheita Port complemented by fruit cake; Ch. Crabitan Bellevue-desert wine matched with Duck liver pate and finally Negramaro Italian Red served with a charcuterie board.  The event was held 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.

It was 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.

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.   

Councillor Paul Diviani, leader of East Devon District Council, said: “It was a pleasure to be part of the ribbon cutting ceremony and see first-hand the quality of workmanship undertaken to restore Withycombe House.  Family owned independent developer C G Fry has shown us once again how they use their extensive experience in listed buildings by taking a landmark building and restoring it to its former glory to create high quality and bespoke homes with the surrounding area. We have worked with C G Fry in the past, most recently they developed the Devon and Cornwall scheme at Holmdale, Sidmouth, a site that was owned by the council.

For more information on Withycombe House contact the C G Fry & Son sales team

on: 01395 282982 or email: hillcrestsales@cgfry.co.uk