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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Sheldon, Honiton, Devon, EX14

Sold STC £685,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Attractive village house
  • No onward chain
  • Adaptable layout
  • Potential for an annexe
  • Not listed
  • Attractive enclosed gardens
  • Paddock
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Sheldon House is a deceptively spacious and adaptable detached house of over 3000 Sq Ft, situated in the heart of a picturesque village on the Blackdown Hills. The property has been modernised and extended in recent years and has an oversized double garage and workshop, pretty enclosed gardens and a paddock extending to just under an acre.


The village of Sheldon is nestled within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Blackdown Hills, a popular area of Devon that is conveniently located having easy access to Honiton, Cullompton, Tiverton and Taunton, yet being surrounded by some of East Devon's most beautiful and unspoilt countryside. Sheldon sits between the villages of Dunkeswell, Broadhembury, Hemyock and Blackborough, offering a selection of village stores and pubs within the locality.

To the south is the market town of Honiton, which provides a good selection of everyday amenities and access to the A30. Tiverton and Cullompton to the west also offer a good selection of shopping and leisure facilities and regular farmers markets. More extensive shopping and leisure facilities can be found in either Taunton or Exeter, which are within easy reach.

There are a number of highly regarded primary and secondary schools in the area, including Uffculme School and Culmstock School, which are both served by busses from the village. Private schools in the area include Blundell's at Tiverton, Exeter School and The Maynard School in Exeter, or Kings and Queens in Taunton.

Communication links to the area are good, with the M5 Motorway
accessed at Tiverton or Cullompton and the A30 at Honiton. There are regular train services to London Paddington from Tiverton Parkway in less than two hours, or from Honiton to London Waterloo. Exeter International Airport, about 12 miles away, has an ever increasing number of flights to UK an international destinations, including daily flights to London City Airport.

SATNAV - Please note that Sheldon is best approached via Cullompton or Honiton, rather than using routes suggested by SATNAV devices. Please refer to the agents details for specific directions.


The property occupies a prominent south facing position next to the church, in the village of Sheldon. The building, which is not listed, is constructed of stone rendered elevations under a slate roof and dates from the late 1800's. Originally built as a school and school house, the property has been modernised and extended in recent years, to include a beautiful fitted kitchen and double glazed windows throughout.

The accommodation extends to nearly 2,500 sq ft, providing a spacious and adaptable layout over two floors, which lends itself to a variety of alternatives, including a self contained annexe if required. The building has excellent ceiling heights on both floors, which is unusual in a property of the period.

On the ground floor there is a wide reception hall, opening to a large drawing room with multi-fuel stove and four windows on two aspects. There is a sitting room and dining room with a capped wood-burning stove. The bespoke kitchen has been fitted with a quality range of hand-built units under granite work surfaces and enjoys views over a spacious terrace to the gardens to the rear of the house.

The ground floor accommodation also includes a spacious study/home office, utility area and WC, that could be adapted to create a self-contained annexe or guest suite if required. On the first floor the master bedroom has a dual aspect with a range of fitted cupboards. There are four additional double bedrooms, a family bathroom, shower room, separate cloakroom, a walk-in storage cupboard and separate airing cupboard.

The house is set well back from the lane, with an area of garden to the front and a gravelled drive to the side. There is a parking and turning area to the side of the house, with access to the gardens via a field gate. The oversized double garage and workshop, located at the rear of the house, has a boarded loft storage space.

The gardens have been beautifully maintained and include a paved terrace, large areas of level lawn, mature well stocked borders, numerous trees and shrubs which all provide a pretty and tranquil setting with the church as a backdrop. There is also a greenhouse, shed and summer house in the garden and an adjoining paddock on the property's north western boundary.

Square Footage: 3,062 sq ft
Acreage: 0.94 Acres

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Added on Rightmove:
27 March 2016

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