Gelsmoor, Uplyme

Guide Price: £1,400,000

Agent: Humberts

Agent's Tel: 01404 42456

This striking contemporary residence certainly has the wow factor! This substantial and unique dwelling was created by award-winning architects AR Design Studio and is a real statement of modern design with its simple, clean lines and exacting finish. The house itself was built as a replacement property in 2016 and blends in beautifully with its natural surroundings.

Midweek Herald: The interior has been finished to exacting standardsThe interior has been finished to exacting standards

Gelsmoor is located in a peaceful, south-facing position on the outskirts of Uplyme on the Devon/Dorset border and sits on a level yet elevated plot extending to about two-thirds of an acre. Its elevated position affords panoramic views of the sea over a typical patchwork of rolling countryside.

Inside, the house follows the same meticulous design and has been finished with forensic attention to detail, with all the principal rooms being situated on the south side and having huge windows and doors to give access to the outside spaces.

Midweek Herald: The high-specification kitchenThe high-specification kitchen

The white walls contrast well with the textured slate and warmth is granted with the use of timber in the oak flooring in the sitting room, and the stunning ash staircase with glass balustrade. There are several striking features to the ground floor which include a stylish contemporary kitchen with high gloss units and granite tops, and a modern ‘through’ fireplace connecting the dining and sitting room.

On the first floor, there are four bedrooms including an impressive principal bedroom suite with a walk-in wardrobe, a dressing room, a luxury en-suite and an enormous wall of glass opening onto the balcony.

Midweek Herald: The property sits on a plot of around two-thirds of an acreThe property sits on a plot of around two-thirds of an acre

The property also benefits from a three-bedroom annexe which is sited in a separate detached building.

Outside, a large paved terrace runs the full length of the house and leads down to a level lawn where it's possible to appreciate the spectacular views over a neighbouring meadow to the sea. Also within the grounds are a timber BBQ lodge, a pond and a landscaped kitchen garden with a greenhouse and summerhouse. Several outbuildings include a double garage, a workshop and a timber stable block.