An absolutely unique and totally delightful home with beautiful views set in a half acre plot on a south facing slope, less than 2 miles from Colyton. This amazing house has been thoughtfully enlarged and now provides 4-5 bedroom accommodation set over three floors. From the ground up, an entrance porch leads into the hall, then on to the sitting room. Adjoining this is a spacious kitchen/dining room and morning room/study, utility room, walk-in pantry and an oak and glass garden room. The first floor is split level, with four bedrooms and two bathrooms and a further stair case leads to a large attic room, which makes a fantastic studio cum bedsit. The property oozes charm and individuality and the views, which are lovely at ground level, get even better towards the top of the house. Outside, is every bit as worthy of note. The plot is large and faces south with the house situated at the south-eastern corner. There are several useful out buildings, many fruit trees, grassed areas, vegetable and fruit beds, a large pond and at a higher level, a semi-wild garden. At the front of the house is a parking bay for 2-3 vehicles. Hot water heating is supplemented by solar power as well as a back boiler to the wood burning stove and windows are double glazed. This description cannot do justice to such a beautiful and unique house - it really must be seen to understand and appreciate it.
The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:
Steps and path up to front porch.
PORCH - 2.3m (7'7") x 1.24m (4'1")
Enclosed entrance porch with windows to front. Hard wood stable door to
Stairs rising to first floor. Electricity fuse box above door. Under stairs cupboard. Stone tiled floor. Radiator.
MORNING ROOM - 3.62m (11'11") x 3.02m (9'11")
Window to front with lovely views across the valley. Pretty period fireplace. Shelved recess to one side. Stripped and painted floorboards. Radiator. Double doors to
SITTING ROOM - 5.03m (16'6") x 3.57m (11'9")
Window to rear. Window into kitchen. Fireplace with multi-fuel stove with slate hearth, fitted with a back boiler for supplemental heating of water and a radiator in the bathroom. Shelved recess under stairs. TV point. Open doorway to
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM - 6.3m (20'8") x 3.59m (11'9")
Large window to front and two windows to the side. French doors to the side leading to the garden. The kitchen is fitted with the following: base units in a U shape with wood block work surfaces and inset Butler sink. Electric two oven Aga. Additional base cupboards with oak work surface (below opening to sitting room). Glazed cupboard above. Radiator. Stone floor. Space for large table and chairs and other furniture. This is a beautiful and bright room.
REAR HALL - 3.64m (11'11") x 1.48m (4'10")
Window and door to garden. Ample space for coats and boots. Doors to utility room, pantry and
OAK AND GLASS GARDEN ROOM - 3.65m (12'0") x 3.6m (11'10")
A fantastic addition to the property, this room overlooks the side garden with double doors leading out. There is a useful mezzanine storage area which extends across the rear hall. Solid wood flooring. Double doors from the hall.
WALK-IN PANTRY - 2.54m (8'4") x 2.36m (7'9")
Window to side. Small Butler sink with slate surround. Built-in cupboard. A number of built-in storage units/shelves. Slate tiled floor.
UTILITY ROOM - 2.67m (8'9") x 2.16m (7'1")
Window to rear. Large Butler sink. White w.c. Built-in cupboard. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Radiator. Slate tiled floor.
Lower (original) landing with large linen cupboard and doors to bathroom, bedrooms one and two. Three steps leading to upper landing, where there is a Velux roof light and further staircase to the top floor. The wood in the new parts (for the stairs and rails) is all Ash.
BEDROOM ONE - 4.05m (13'3") x 3.8m (12'6")
Window to front with fabulous views over the surrounding countryside to the south. Small fireplace recess. Deep built-in wardrobe. Radiator. Wooden painted floor.
BEDROOM TWO - 4.22m (13'10") x 3.03m (9'11")
Window to the rear. Pretty period fireplace. Airing cupboard housing thermal store solar system for hot water system and central heating. Radiator. Painted wooden floor.
BATHROOM - 3.89m (12'9") Max x 2.73m (8'11") Max
Window to rear with a view over the garden. Fitted with a white suite comprising roll top bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, unique walk-in shower with curved screen with window (must be seen to be appreciated), high level flush w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator. Stripped floor.
BEDROOM THREE - 4.2m (13'9") x 3.62m (11'11")
Window to rear overlooking the garden. Vaulted ceiling. Built-in bookcase.
BEDROOM FOUR - 3.63m (11'11") x 3.35m (11'0") Max
Large feature window to front with fabulous views as above. Mezzanine sleeping/storage area with ladder . Attractive stained glass window to shower room. Built-in curved cupboard and shelves.
SHOWER ROOM - 2.48m (8'2") x 1.55m (5'1")
Window to side. Velux roof light with remote opening. Fitted with a white suite comprising walk-in shower cubicle, w.c. and wash hand basin set into base unit with cupboards below. Radiator. Stripped Beech floor.
Velux roof light over stairwell. Built-in bookcase at half landing. Three borrowed light windows from bedroom/studio.
BEDROOM FIVE/STUDIO - 6.49m (21'4") x 4.07m (13'4") Min
Beautiful feature window to front with far reaching countryside views. Two Velux roof lights to rear. Sloping ceilings (some restricted headroom). Built-in eaves cupboards. Chimney breast features. This is a beautifully bright room which can be used as a bedroom but would also be perfect for a number of hobbies.
The house is situated in a rural position amongst a handful of neighbouring properties, along a small lane just under 2 miles from Colyton. The property is raised slightly above road level with a parking bay for two/three vehicles at the front. A path leads up to the front door and around to the side of the house where there are steps down to the parking bay.
The whole garden aims to create harmony between productive plants and wildlife. The front garden being very sheltered and warm, has three well established and prolific pears, an apricot, a peach, bay, olive and a number of red, white and late fruiting black currants. It is also home to numerous herbs.
The side garden has a lovely oak veranda, onto which both kitchen and garden room doors open. There is an old autumn/winter flowering cherry, numerous shrubs and small trees including Loquat and Stella Magnolia along this side of the property. This area is under planted with primroses, snowdrops, hellebores and violets. There is a stone and flint patio and path which leads around the house to the back door, with herbs planted alongside the Garden Room. Beyond is a secret path to the Elder and raspberries.
The next phase of the garden, beyond a large productive apple tree is the business end where grow red, white and black currants, summer and autumn raspberries, loganberries, tayberry, vine, apricot, a peach tree and raised beds for further planting along with a green house and compost heaps.
Up some gentle steps, you reach the next level of garden, which is predominantly lawn with wild medicinal herbs. There are also two North Devon Mazzards (Cherry), Cherry plum - the earliest flowering (in February), fig, early eating apple, peach trees, plum and greengage. There is a large timber workshop with veranda split into three sections that faces south and supports a wonderful white vine and further prolific small tasty grape. Beyond this is a wildlife pond, wild bank dotted with plum, pear and shrubs. Paths either side of the pond lead to the very top, where there is a poly tunnel and a goat house. This area has wonderful mature trees, as well as a small hazel copse. The trees include hawthorns (pink and white flowering), ash, oak, cherries, sweet and horse chestnuts, rowan, elder, lime and holly. The goat house also supports evergreen winter flowering cirhosa clematis, cultivated blackberry and kiwi.
There is a hazel layered hedge and mature tree boundary to the north with pasture and woodland beyond. There is a spring in this woodland that used to feed the properties here. The neighbours` paddock is `home` to the relay point for the spring.
Mains water and electricity. Shared septic tank drainage. Water not metered. Solar water heating (with electric boiler backup). Grey water from the main bathroom is fed to a garden watering system.
East Devon District Council. Band E. Currently £2,279.08 (2019/20).
Natural paints have been used throughout the house (Colourman Paints made in Cornwall). The new extension was created between 2012 and 2013 and has wooden double glazed windows made by a local company from Chard.
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.