Guide Price £1,000,000 New Instruction
  • Fabulous Rural Village Location
  • Formerly The Kitchen Garden of Netherton Hall
  • Garden Studio/Summer House
  • Swimming Pool
  • Large Single Storey Dwelling (around 3,000 Sq Ft)
  • Set in Completely Walled Garden
  • Around An Acre Plot
  • Timber Workshop
  • Built for the Owners in 1977

A unique opportunity to acquire a property within an old walled garden of just under an acre facing south.

In 1974, the Netherton Hall Estate came on the market, following the collapse of the Jim Slater property empire, of which the old walled garden of the hall formed part. The walled garden ensures complete privacy and indeed it is not obvious from the lane outside that there is a house on the site. Faraway House is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Set in a fabulous rural position in a completely walled garden is this large single storey family home, which was built for the current owners in 1977 and has remained in the same ownership ever since. With a floor area close to 3,000 square feet (around 278 square metres), the property offers versatile accommodation currently set out as five bedrooms, two bathrooms, large main reception room and dining room, both rooms sharing a double sided fireplace, a study, kitchen, utility room, w.c. and conservatory. The main living room opens to a lovely covered patio garden which extends the living space to the outside and makes an excellent sheltered spot for sensitive plants. The garden slopes gently away from the house and having a southerly aspect, enjoys sunshine throughout the day.

The plot extends to around an acre in all and was originally the kitchen garden for Netherton Hall before being sold as a building plot in 1975. The architect, Charles Greenberg, designed the property for the owners, who had the house built to suit their family needs. It was completed in 1978. The interior of the house has the flexibility to be re-arranged to suit a new owner's specification as none of the internal walls are supporting. With such a large plot, there is ample scope for extending if desired (subject to consents).
Just outside the garden walls, is a parking area with space enough for around 6 cars. Large wrought iron gates open from this area into the secluded walled plot. At this top end of the garden is a timber art studio with adjoining store and a little further along is a large workshop. The double gates would provide vehicular entrance to this area and these buildings could therefore be replaced with formal garaging (again subject to consents).

From here, a path and shallow steps lead down to the main entrance to the house with pathways continuing to either side and leading all around the garden. Alongside the parking area is a delightful duck pond with a water feature. This is a secluded peaceful space, ideal for relaxation and reflection. The garden is large enough to provide space for every garden element: growing produce; entertaining; relaxing quietly, and growing beautiful plants. There are formal planting areas interspersed with pathways and shallow steps, many mature shrubs and trees, too numerous to name and at the far southerly end is a swimming pool with pool house (needs renovation) and a beautiful Victorian gypsy caravan.

Farway is a small village spread along the pretty Farway valley in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, comprising a number of scattered properties with a charming village centre. The Church of St Michaels and All Angels dates back to Norman times and as with many such buildings has evolved and been rebuilt throughout its history. Farway is also served by a Methodist Church, a Primary School and a Village Hall with events getting underway once again following the pandemic disruption. For more village information please see their website: http://www.farwaydevon.org.uk.

The market town of Honiton is just under 4 miles from Farway, where there is a mainline train station with services to London Waterloo and Exeter. Exeter airport is just under 15 miles away.
The market town on Honiton is just under 4 miles from Farway, where there is a mainline train station with services to London Waterloo and Exeter.

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Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.


The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:

SITTING ROOM - 10.99m (36'1") x 6.91m (22'8")
Two sets of doors to the rear opening to the covered sun terrace. Large double sided brick fireplace fitted with a multi-fuel stove. This room is semi-open plan and flows into the dining room.

DINING ROOM - 5.84m (19'2") x 4.98m (16'4")
Opening to the kitchen. Door to the side leading to the conservatory. Two shallow steps up leading to the study.

KITCHEN - 5.84m (19'2") x 4.8m (15'9")
Window to the side to the conservatory and window to the covered sun terrace. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units in a U shape with a central island. Integrated electric double oven and electric hob. Integrated dish washer. Opening to the utility room.

UTILITY ROOM - 5.82m (19'1") x 1.68m (5'6")
Door to the sun terrace. Window to rear. Space and plumbing for multiple white goods including washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer, additional freezer etc. Built-in store cupboard.

STUDY - 3.94m (12'11") x 3.89m (12'9")
Windows to side and front. Large walk-in cupboard housing oil fired boiler for central heating and hot water and safe.


To the other side of the sitting room a door opens to the bedroom wing and hallway. A recessed area off the hall provides space for coats and shoes. Door to

WC
Fitted with wash hand basin and w.c.


A corridor leads to all bedrooms (on the left) and bathrooms (on the right).

BEDROOM 5 - 5.74m (18'10") x 3.15m (10'4")
Windows to side and front. Built-in wardrobes.

BEDROOM 4 - 3.02m (9'11") x 2.77m (9'1")
Window to side. Built-in wardrobes.

BEDROOM 3 - 3.02m (9'11") x 2.77m (9'1")
Window to side. Built-in wardrobes.

BEDROOM 2 - 3.02m (9'11") x 2.77m (9'1")
Window to side. Built-in wardrobes.

BEDROOM 1 - 5.84m (19'2") x 3.15m (10'4")
Two windows to rear. Further windows and door to side opening to the sun terrace.

EN SUITE BATHROOM
Window to side. Fitted with bath with shower over, w.c. and wash hand basin.

FAMILY BATHROOM
Window to side. Fitted with bath with shower over, w.c. and wash hand basin.

WALK-IN AIRING CUPBOARD
Large shelved cupboard for linens, housing lagged hot water cylinder with immersion.

OUTSIDE
The parking area is sited outside the garden wall and provides space enough for around 6 vehicles. Large wrought iron double gates set within the wall open into the garden and foot path from here leads to the house. Near the entrance gates is a timber studio/summer house with an attached store and beyond this building is a large workshop and covered store. There is potential to replace these buildings with garaging if desired (subject to consents).

STUDIO/SUMMER HOUSE - 3.99m (13'1") x 3.68m (12'1")
The measurements exclude the attached store.

WORKSHOP - 5.59m (18'4") x 4.01m (13'2")
with attached open storage area.

GARDEN
The garden wraps around the property on all sides, with the majority of the land at the back, gently sloping away to the south. There are numerous seating areas, formal gardens with clipped shrubbery, a vegetable growing area and pretty pathways meandering throughout. At the top of the garden, a gate leads through to an enclosed secret area where there is a duck pond with a cascading water feature. At the opposite end of the garden is a swimming pool with changing rooms. The pool area is fenced keeping it safe and secure from children and pets. Also at the lower part of the garden, is a beautiful Victorian gypsy caravan, which the sellers have owned for 50 years or more. This will be included in the sale.

TENURE
Freehold.

SERVICES
Mains electricity and water are connected. Oil fired central heating. Septic tank sewage. Rain water goes to soakaways.

COUNCIL TAX
East Devon District Council. Band G. Currently £3,458.99 (2022/23).


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