A detached house enjoying magnificent views with 4 acres, a double garage, workshop, office & annexe

The Brake is a large south-facing detached property set within its own gardens and grounds of approximately 4 acres. The property enjoys spectacular, wide-ranging views over East Devon's unspoilt Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and towards the sea. Set above the village of Colaton Raleigh, The Brake is in a uniquely quiet, private and undisturbed location not overlooked by any neighbouring property. The current owners have lived at The Brake for over 19 years and during that time they have remodelled the accommodation to create a beautifully-presented family home that extends to over 3,000 sq. ft. The accommodation is spacious and flexible; with four downstairs reception rooms and a large entrance hall. Attractive coving and period fireplaces have been added to the reception rooms, and the stylish, large kitchen has also been reconfigured. Upstairs there are four bedrooms, three with en suite bathrooms with Fired Earth fittings, plus a family bathroom.

Planning Permission: Two planning permissions have been granted. There is permission to build an oak-framed barn for use as an annexe or holiday let (planning ref. 13/1310/FUL). Additionally, there is also planning permission approved for the creation of a fifth bedroom above the music room. This planning application also includes permission for the erection of a new stable in the field (planning ref. 04/P1127).

Garaging and Annexe: A detached building near to the house includes a double garage and workshop on the ground floor, plus a self-contained one bedroom annexe providing ancilliary accommodation and a large office on the first floor.

This property has 4 acres of land.


The Brake is approached via a long private drive which leads to the house, where there is space for multiple vehicles to park. The house sits in approximately 4 acres which extend around the house, providing complete privacy. There are beautiful formal gardens adjacent to the house, including a pond with a pretty footbridge. As well as being a haven for wildlife, a wide range of flora is found within the spectacular gardens and wooded areas, including specimen trees such as acers and ginko. There is also a paddock with a wild flower meadow and a stable, plus a larch plantation (self-sufficient for firewood).


Colaton Raleigh is set within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the countryside between the Regency coastal towns of Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth. Colaton Raleigh is a desirable village, which has managed to retain a strong community. Immediate facilities include a well-stocked village shop, popular inn and a charming village church with its 15th century tower. There is also a Waitrose just 4 miles away.

Nearby, Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth are situated on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. The picturesque towns have long pebble beaches and safe, clean bathing water, friendly cafes, shops and pubs. In the surrounding area there are many gardens and golf courses, plus leisure facilities at Woodbury Park and David Lloyd. The walking locally is excellent especially along the South West Coast Path, as well as inland alongside the River Otter to Otterton Mill. There is further extensive walking on Woodbury Common, as well as riding, and there is good fly fishing on the River Otter. The Brake is also in the catchment area for the Ofsted-rated 'outstanding' Colyton Grammar School.

Exeter, approximately 10 miles away, is the most thriving city in the South West and offers a wide choice of cultural activities with the theatre, the museum, arts centre and a wealth of good shopping, including John Lewis, and restaurants. Many well-regarded primary and secondary schools can be found in Exeter including Exeter School and The Maynard, whilst Exeter University is recognised as one of the best universities in the country.

The M5 motorway at Exeter provides links to Bristol and London to the North and East. There are regular rail services to London Paddington from Exeter St. David’s station; the most direct journeys taking just over two hours. Honiton also has rail services to London Waterloo. Exeter International Airport provides an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights, including daily flights to London City Airport.


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Other features

  • Wonderful views
  • Beautiful gardens
  • Detached building with double garage, workshop, office and annexe
  • Planning permission to build an oak-framed barn for use as an annexe or holiday let
  • Planning permission approved for the creation of a fifth bedroom

Other details

  • Floorplan
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Ref: EXE120269

Colaton Raleigh Sidmouth Devon EX10

Guide Price

Ref: EXE120269

Colaton Raleigh Sidmouth Devon EX10

Guide Price