4 bedroom detached house for saleExeter Road, Honiton, Devon, EX14
Guide Price £425,000
- Beautiful Period Features
- 4 Double Bedrooms
- 3 Reception Rooms
- Utility Room
- Gas CH
- Walled Gardens
A simply charming Grade II listed town house offering beautifully proportioned character accommodation with delightful walled gardens and garage. 4 Double Bedrooms, 3 Receptions, Kitchen and Utility.
Situation - April Cottage is located on the western edge of Honiton within walking distance of this historic market town which offers a range of day to day amenities and is widely renowned for its specialist antique and book shops. Honiton lies on the southern edge of the Blackdown Hills, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty just 10 miles from the stunning Jurassic coast at Sidmouth, itself a natural World Heritage Site. Communication links are excellent with a direct rail service from Honiton Station to London Waterloo whilst the A30 provides quick and efficient road access to the Cathedral City of Exeter, some 16 miles to the west and junction 29 of the M5 motorway. Exeter hosts a main line rail service to London Paddington, an international airport and extensive shopping and leisure facilities. Taunton, the County Town of Somerset is approximately 28 miles to the northeast with the A303 and A35 providing alternative cross country road links to London and the South.
Description - An opportunity to acquire a stunning piece of Honiton's architectural heritage with generously proportioned and elegant accommodation infused with all the period character and ornate detail synonymous with the Victorian era. A pathway around the side of the house leads to a glazed pitched roof entrance Portico with stained glass door opening into the Hall. A staircase rises to the first floor and there are stripped pine panelled doors on either side to the Sitting and Drawing Rooms and a ceramic tiled floor with decorative inserts continuing through to the side entrance lobby and a further stripped pine panelled door into the Kitchen. With quarry tiled floor and ornate leaded casement windows with stripped pine shutters, the Kitchen is fitted with a range of farmhouse style pine cupboard and drawer units including a dresser with a Butler sink and wood edged worksurfaces. The former range recess houses a further tiled worksurface and space for an under counter fridge freezer and there is also a stainless steel electric oven and a 4 ring gas hob. Stairs rise to a Dining/Morning Room, similarly with leaded light windows to front, a higher level window to the rear and wall lighting with original picture rail.
The Drawing Room plays host to the spectacular splayed Oriel window with leaded casements, shutters and surrounding panelling. A Minster stone open fireplace provides a warming focal point with wall and ceiling lighting and original picture rail.
At the rear of the house, the Sitting Room is floored in polished natural pine with fine shuttered French windows opening into the gardens and a brick detailed open fireplace with exposed beam over and stone hearth. A large arched display recess balances the opposite wall to the fireplace linked by original picture railing.
At the end of the Hall, the side entrance Lobby features slate flagstone flooring which continues into the Utility Room with original game hooks to the ceiling, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine and a pedestal wash hand basin.
The staircase from the Hall features a finely turned bannister and rails, rising to a half landing with stairs continuing to the principal landing and stairs to a separate w.c., and Bedroom 2 with casement window overlooking the gardens to the rear.
From the Landing, natural pine panelled doors lead off to the three further Bedrooms and Bath and Shower Rooms. All bedrooms are of comfortable proportions with barrel vault curved ceilings, the master being particularly generous and housing a ornate cast iron fireplace and French windows with seat overlooking the rear gardens. Bedrooms 3 and 4 both feature casement windows with intriguing original Victorian cabinetry beneath, the latter room enjoying views to the East along the length of Honiton's High Street. A Shower Room and Bathroom lie on either side of the Landing, the former with corner mixer shower, tiled floor, wash hand basin and further built in Victorian cabinetry beneath a window to the West. The Bathroom is fitted with a white suite and enjoys an Easterly aspect.
Outside - To the front of the property is a part cobbled forecourt/siding providing parking for 2-3 cars and access via timber doors to the integral Garage. The property is accessed via a decorative wrought iron gated entrance to one side with pedestrian pathway to the entrance portico which continues on via a further wrought iron gateway into the rear gardens, A particular feature of the property, the rear gardens are a peaceful sheltered haven away from the lively high Street being fully enclosed by traditional stone walling and arranged on two levels with an interconnecting tier comprising of mature shrub beds with central stepped pathway. The lower level is a delightful secluded 'enclave' furnished with a variety of flowering trees, plants and shrubs around level lawns with paved terrace immediately to the rear of the house. The upper tier of gardens are enclosed by a combination of stone walling and timber fencing with lawn, mature trees and aluminium framed greenhouse. Built into the rear of the house itself, a gated passage leads around the other side of the house giving access to the side entrance lobby, an outside w.c., and 'hatchway' to the garage.
Directions - From the centre of Honiton, proceed in Westerly direction continuing along the High Street and into Exeter Road. April Cottage will be found on the left hand side shortly after passing the turning into Mill Street.
Viewing - Strictly by appointment with the Agents Stags on 01404 45885.
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