6 bedroom detached house for saleMarsh Green, Exeter, Devon, EX5
Guide Price £640,000
- An east Devon rural retreat
- Grade II Listed
- Charming annexe cottage
- Extensive gardens
- Double garage
Full descriptionA wonderful Grade II Listed country residence of over 3,500sq ft including annexe. 2 reception rooms, conservatory, kitchen, utility, cloakroom, study, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. 2-bed annexe. Double garage with workshop/studio over. Glorious gardens with ponds. Paddocks.
Situation - The property is situated on the edge of the delightful East Devon village of Marsh Green. The tree lined avenues of West Hill lie a short distance to the east providing a village store containing a butcher, baker, post office, off licence and newsagents, village hall and excellent primary school. More extensive facilities can be found in the nearby town of Ottery St Mary. The well-regarded Woodbury Park Golf & Country Club is only a short drive away. There is easy access to Exeter (10 miles) from the A30.
Description - Little Upcott offers a quintessential retreat. This charming Grade II Listed property according to the Listed Buildings notes, is believed to date from probably late15th Century early 16th Century. It enjoys a rich period style, hosting an array of revealed beams, an inglenook fireplace and delightful cottage windows. The property boasts magnificent grounds extending to just over 3.5 acres arranged with individual gardens, tree lined walks, vegetable plot and paddocks. Adding to this country home is a wonderful 2 bedroomed annexe and a double garage.
Accommodation - Entrance porch, with decorative tiled flooring and a side aspect window, provides access into the sitting room and inner hall. The inner hall has fitted cupboards, utility area and cloakroom. To the right is bedroom 1 which has front aspect windows, fitted wardrobes and a stylish en suite bathroom arranged with a roll top bath, corner shower, wc, wash basin and under-floor heating. To the left of the inner hall is the farmhouse-style kitchen which offers an array of matching base and wall units, double oven, electric hob and space for a dishwasher. Off the kitchen is a wonderful conservatory with a delightful rear aspect and doors leading out to the garden. The inviting sitting room illustrates the wonderful features of its era with revealed beams, garden aspect windows and a striking inglenook with bread oven and inset wood burner. This room is currently used as a dining room. A further reception room creates a charming dining room, accessed from the kitchen, enjoying a triple aspect with garden views, a feature fireplace with an inset wood burner, revealed beams, stairs to the first floor and doors leading out onto a delightful patio.
The first floor landing provides space for a study area with fitted cupboards and garden aspect windows. Bedroom 2 has a dual aspect with charming garden views and fitted cupboards. Bedroom 3 also has a dual aspect with front and rear views and a built-in cupboard. The generous family bathroom is arranged with a bath, shower cubicle, wc and wash basin. Bedroom 4 has a garden aspect with a tall ceiling and a door leading through to the annexe.
Annexe Cottage - Little Upcott benefits from a charming and spacious 2 bedroom annexe cottage providing additional accommodation for dependants or potential income. An entrance porch leads through to a well-appointed and bright kitchen. From here you enter a wonderful sitting room which has a dual aspect with garden views, feature fireplace, doors leading to the garden and stairs to the first floor. At the top of the stairs is a door leading through to the main house. Bedroom 1 has a dual aspect and revealed beams. Bedroom 2 has a side aspect with revealed beams. The bathroom provides a bath, shower cubicle, wc and wash basin.
The Grounds - To the side of the property is a drive providing ample parking leading to a double garage with a workshop/studio above.
The gardens surrounding the house offer a variety of colour, textures and themed areas. The current owners have created delightful meandering paths through the wooded gardens leading to well-designed areas themed along Oriental and Mediterranean lines, including a feature pond providing all year round interest. Beyond the garage and drive is an enclosed garden with a further feature pond, a generous chicken coop and a well-stocked vegetable garden. Beyond the formal gardens are two paddocks and a former orchard.
Overall the property amounts to about 3.58 acres.
Directions - From Exeter and the M5 proceed east on the A30. Exit left signposted to Ottery St Mary. Proceed on the B3180 southwards towards Rockbeare and West Hill. Take the first right signposted Allercombe and continue on this lane for approximately one mile whereupon at the crossroads, continue straight across. At the next junction, alongside the village hall, take the lane opposite signposted Upcott Lane no through road. Continue along this lane where the property is located on the right.
Services - Mains electricity, mains water and private drainage. Oil-fired central heating.
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