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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Kenn, Exeter, Devon, EX6

Sold STC £445,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Picturesque Devon village
  • Grade II Listed thatched cottage
  • Charming period features
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Cottage gardens
  • Garage

Full description

A fine Grade II Listed thatched cottage enjoying the surroundings of a quintessential Devon village. 3 receptions, kitchen/dining room, 4 beds, 2 bath. Garden. EPC Band E.

Situation - The picturesque village of Kenn is situated 6 miles south of Exeter, it is surrounded by unspoilt Devonshire countryside and contains an assortment of characterful cottages. Within the village is a parish church and the Ley Arms, a charming thatched public house. The neighbouring village of Kennford provides a primary school and village store. The nearby Haldon Forest offers 3,500 acres of woodland with beautiful walking, cycling and horse riding trails as well as the impressive sensory trail at Mamhead designed to stimulate the senses of visitors of all abilities. The village is a short distance from the A38 Devon Expressway providing easy access to Exeter, Plymouth and the M5.

Description - The Forge is a wonderful Grade II Listed thatched cottage of whitewashed rendered cob and stone, believed to date back to the 18th Century. The cottage, as its name suggests, was formerly the forge of the village, a focal hub of the community and a landmark as recognisable as the nearby village pub. The Forge today provides a charming and unique period home offering a wealth of character which includes revealed beams, casement and leaded windows and feature fireplaces. The property also enjoys a lawned cottage garden, a Mediterranean-style courtyard and an integral garage.

Accommodation - A wonderful thatched porch with a stable door leads into the property. The ground floor accommodation benefits from Jerusalem Limestone flooring with electric under-floor heating. On entering the property, immediately opposite the front door, is a generous storage cupboard. To the left is an inviting sitting room which has a front aspect, revealed beams and a stone feature fireplace. To the right of the entrance is the heart of the cottage offering a spacious kitchen/dining room. The dining area has an impressive inglenook fireplace with an open fire and revealed beams. The farmhouse-style kitchen has a dual aspect with a selection of units, central island, granite work surface, Belfast sink and an Aga. From the kitchen a staircase leads to the first floor. The family room has a rear aspect with a large window and sliding doors that lead to the courtyard. This delightful room has revealed beams and a wonderful inglenook with an inset burner. From here a 2nd staircase leads up to the first floor. The ground floor accommodation continues with a study which has a rear aspect with views over the neighbouring fields, a revealed beam, store cupboard and a cloakroom. A rear door leads out to the courtyard and an internal door to the garage.

Taking the staircase from the family room, the landing provides a linen cupboard. Bedroom 2 has a front aspect with a feature fireplace and an array of fitted wardrobes. The family bathroom is arranged with a bath with shower overhead, wc, wash basin with storage beneath and a heated towel rail. Bedroom 3 has a side aspect with views over the garden with a built-in cupboard and shelving. This bedroom leads through to bedroom 4/dressing room, which has a front aspect and fitted shelving. The 2nd staircase connects with bedrooms 1 and 4. Bedroom 1 has a dual aspect with a wonderful rural outlook. This master bedroom provides an array of fitted wardrobes and a generous en suite bathroom providing a corner bath, shower cubicle, wc, wash basin with storage beneath and a heated towel rail. Within this is an airing cupboard and a laundry cupboard with space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer.

The Grounds - To the front of the property is a cobbled area leading up to the thatched entrance porch, with a charming stone trough and hand-operated water pump. The delightful cottage garden is set to one side of the property, screened from the road with established hedging. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with raised flower beds and mature shrubs. In the corner of the garden is a garden store. To the rear of the property and from internal access is a wonderful courtyard area, enclosed by white painted walls enjoying views over the neighbouring fields and church in the distance.

The integral garage has an electronic up-and-over door plus internal access. The garage provides a sink set within units and further space for white goods.

Services - Mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage. Oil-fired central heating. Electric under-floor heating on the ground floor.

Directions - From Exeter proceed south on the A38. Exit left signposted to Kenn and Kennford, just before the Shell garage. Continue on this road turning left after Exeter Court Hotel, signposted Kenn and Kenton. Continue along this lane into the village of Kenn where the property is located on the left.

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