Woolbrook Reservoir, Sidmouth

ID: S532533

  • Bedrooms 6
  • ・ Sleeps 16
  • ・ Pets No

About this property

New to letting for 2024

A former reservoir, Woolbrook Reservoir hides itself beautifully at the top of a quiet lane in a pretty Devonshire suburb, its smart bricked drive concealing something truly fantastic. This is a celebration home like none other; uniquely designed and jaw-droppingly beautiful, where luxury and playfulness combine into one superbly spacious package.

With a smattering of Alice in Wonderland, its long storm-blue entrance hall and series of doors is all mystery and drama, but unlike the heroine in the story, you won’t need to drink a potion to discover what lies beyond. Simply pull back the handle and step straight into the magic, where an incredible interior framed in sky-high glass wraps itself around a stop-you-in-your-tracks light-filled atrium. Here you’ll find a space filled with beauty both natural and manmade, where the sun’s rays can be soaked up from morning until well into the evening. There are nooks to steal away to if you like time on your own including a weight-training room / gym, and sprawling spaces to converge in for time together like an enormous high spec kitchen / diner, games room and barbecue area.

On the ground floor, three sets of French doors can be thrown open to make the entertaining space bigger, while at roof top level an established garden has lawns to laze on, paths to explore, and a sweep of decking with its own bar and wood-fired hot tub. Practically speaking every ‘t’ has been crossed and every ‘i’ dotted with a host of amenities and entertainment features provided to keep kids (and grown-ups) busy while lunch sizzles away on the fire. Even when the weather doesn’t play ball, the fun won’t need to stop as the barbecue area sits under-cover and has table tennis and a pool table as well as a huge outdoor lounge suite to chill out on. Back inside through the French doors, eight monitors with USB are mounted to the dining room wall and can be used to load your own images, so if you're gathering together to celebrate an occasion like a birthday or anniversary, this along with a state-of-the-art surround sound system will set the mood for a party.

Positioned to offer not only privacy but also some of the best views in the area, this wonderful home, though secluded, is less than a mile and a half from the Regency town of Sidmouth so it’s perfectly located for exploring East Devon’s Jurassic coastline. Pop into town for a bite to eat or pack a picnic and head to the beach for a day of sunbathing or SUP-ping. For avid walkers there are river walks to enjoy as well as the South West Coast Path whose various routes showcase dramatic views of the area’s iconic red cliffs and bay.

Woolbrook Reservoir Floorplan - View Here

*Woolbrook Reservoir caters beautifully to families with young children in tow. A range of baby and toddler-friendly items are provided that include two travel cots, two stair-gates, a high chair, two potties, two toilet training seats, two step-up toddler stools, and a selection of baby plates and cutlery

For a detailed guide on things to do in Sidmouth as well as for its top restaurant picks, please read our blog here

The long entrance hall has a bench seat with several doors leading off (one of which to the right is where the utility with washing machine and tumble dryer are kept, and one to the left which leads to the gym / weight training room). The hall then has a door at the far end which opens into the breath-taking triple volume foyer with a seating area and two modern leather aviator chairs

Living Room

To the left of the entrance area

Open plan with a small dining area which has a round table and six dining chairs

Furnished with a large sideboard containing glasses, three electronically reclining leather sofas as well as a couple of two seater settees, coffee table and various occasional tables with lamps

Wall-mounted flat screen Smart TV with sound bar and floor speakers

Fireplace (bioethanol oil supplied)

This room has a door leading to the games room and French doors leading out to the atrium

Games Room

Furnished with a large sofa, matching foot stool and sideboard

A wall-mounted flat screen Smart TV with Xbox games console, a Bluetooth speaker, electronic keyboard, sideboard, dart board and pool table.

This room has a door leading out to the atrium


An island with induction hob, under-counter wine fridge and bar stool seating

Bluetooth speaker connected to a Sonos music system

Two built in De Dietrich Twist, Click, Cook fan-assisted ovens with grill as well as a built-in De Dietrich multifunction combined microwave and oven, dishwasher, built-in fridge and an under-counter freezer, Magimix food processor, Philips centrifugal juicer, Soda Stream, Nespresso coffee machine, Nespresso milk frother, toaster, kettle, an extensive range of utensils, pots and pans, cutlery, crockery and glassware


Open plan with the kitchen

Two large corduroy swivel armchairs, and two blue velvet mid-century inspired armchairs

Wall-mounted Cocoon Vellum bio-ethanol fireplace (fuel provided)

Dining Room

Open plan with the kitchen and snug,

Dining table for 10 (but extendable to 16 with 3 additional matching leaves to the table) and accompanying seating

Two copper fronted cocktail / drinks cabinets

8 wall-mounted screens showing a slideshow of local images of Sidmouth but images can be changed to load your own images if you're gathering together to celebrate an occasion like a birthday or anniversary

Klipsch Surround Sound System connected to a Sonos music system


There are six bedrooms in all, with one downstairs en-suite bedroom which has level access. Five of the bedrooms are found upstairs with four to the right of the landing down a long corridor, and one to the far left of the landing. All bedrooms have blackout blinds and curtains


Master bedroom (en-suite)

Huge separate dressing room with Nespresso coffee machine

Spectacular views through floor to ceiling glass over the courtyard

Access to the furnished deck and access up to the top garden

Ornately carved ebony king size bed, matching armoire, side tables, dressing table, chest of drawers, double sofa bed and trunk

Flat screen Smart TV and Bluetooth speaker connected to a Sonos music system

Bedroom Two

Positioned next to the Master Bedroom

Asia-inspired décor with king size bed, bedside tables with lamps, a chest of drawers, freestanding wardrobe and mirror

Bedroom Three

King size bed, bedside tables and lamps and a wardrobe

Decorated with mini potted cactuses peppering a series of floating shelves

Bedroom Four

Twin room with bedside tables, lamps and a freestanding wardrobe

Bedroom Five

King size bed, bedside tables with lamps, a double sofa bed and a stand-alone wardrobe

A brick slip feature wall as well as its contemporary styling has an industrial edge

Access to the furnished deck and access up to the top garden

Ground Floor

Bedroom Six (en-suite)

Accessed via a door from the dining room

Two single beds, bedside tables with lamps, a mirror and stand-alone wardrobe

Access to the covered BBQ area and the courtyard


The house has four contemporary bathrooms including the full marble suite within the master bedroom with freestanding bath and large walk-in shower. There are two shower rooms with walk-in cubicles located on the first floor off the gallery landing as well as a chic downstairs guest cloakroom in the entrance foyer. The fourth bathroom is en-suite to the downstairs bedroom and features a walk-in shower. All bathrooms have top quality fittings and boast de-misting electric mirror, ceramic wall-hung ‘egg’ toilets, heated towel rails and storage




Featuring a hand-made blown glass ‘sun’ sculpture named “Xemx” meaning sun in Maltese reflecting the owner’s heritage

Various plants, flowers and shrubs create a lush botanical atmosphere

A combination of decking and artificial grass.

Furnished with a large outdoor rattan lounge suite and fire bowl

Under-cover area

Log store, table tennis table, pool table and outdoor dining table with chairs

girse Design outdoor fire / BBQ with a wheeled base and numerous additions such as a rotisserie, wok, pizza oven and smoker

An enormous rattan suite and coffee table with plenty of room for 12 or more guests as well as a pyramid flame patio heater

Top level Garden

A flight of external stairs leading from the atrium takes you to a deck and then on to the top-level garden which is completely private and has far-reaching countryside views

The garden features beautiful plants throughout, manicured paths with sculptures, lawn with stunning views, a substantial decked area with rattan suite, sun loungers, a drinks bar with sink and fridge, wood-fired hot tub (logs supplied), and a woodland with hammock, swing seat and picnic bench

There are a couple of furnished viewing points dotted around the garden including one with chairs, a table and chiminea, and one along the path surrounding the roof dome of the house


Secure, private parking for up to 6 cars on the front drive but ample additional parking is available through the double gates

EV charger - charges to use may apply

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