3 bedroom house for saleNorthleigh, Colyton, Devon, EX24
Sold STC £499,950
A wonderful detached 17th century period cottage incorporating a stone barn with contemporary styling with about 1/3rd of an acre. This beautiful home has been much improved by the current owners.
Straycroft is a detached Grade II Listed cottage that is thought to date from the 17th Century and is traditionally built with rendered and colour washed exterior elevations under a thatched roof, and is a typical double fronted cottage of its period that has been previously ingeniously linked to a "traditional" style stone barn that was built a few years ago and offers a stunning contemporary style living space. This not only offers more accommodation therefore giving Straycroft a great deal of flexibility but has been done with great panache creating a lovely blend of period and contemporary. The cottage itself offers a great deal of character such as flagstone floors, inglenook fireplace with old bread oven, elm staircase and exposed timbers, as well as having a newly fitted bespoke kitchen. The attached "barn" has a vaulted modern feel with folding hardwood
exterior doors and under floor heating as well as a mezzanine bedroom.
The property further benefits from absolutely breathtaking views from all the forward and side facing windows.
The accommodation includes on the ground floor a lounge with galleried mezzanine bedroom, dining room, snug, utility/ boot room, kitchen bathroom and shower room.
On the first floor are 2 more double bedrooms both with fitted wardrobes.
The property has an oak pedestrian gate from the lane which leads to a charming "old worlde" garden set on two or three levels with a large paved terrace area - a lovely place in which to sit in the eye of the sun and enjoy the view over the countryside. There are also two lawned areas and a number of mature plants and shrubs.
As mentioned, just a few yards down the lane a field gate leads to a hardstanding area with space for a number of vehicles. Adjacent to this is a useful timber stable (formerly two boxes) and a small paddock area of nearly ¼ of an acre bounded by the tiny Offwell Brook.
Straycroft is situated in a slightly elevated rural position commanding delightful south westerly views over some of East Devon's most glorious countryside. Set in a valley through which runs the tiny Offwell Brook, Straycroft enjoys a quiet rural location with lovely walks which emanate from the front gate, yet is readily accessible to the small town of Colyton some 4.5 miles to the south and the market town of Honiton some 4 miles to the north. The cottage stands in charming "old worlde" style gardens which take full advantage of the location and just a few yards down the lane is a further triangular area of land which belongs to the cottage where there is hardstanding parking as well as a useful timber stable. This area of land extends to about ¼ acre and is bounded on the west by the tiny Offwell Brook.
Northleigh is a small village nestling in the valley through which a tributary of the River Coly runs and has a strong community with a pretty and ancient parish church and village hall.
The market town of Honiton lies approximately 4 miles to the north and has an
excellent range of independent shops and sport and leisure facilities including a sports centre and swimming pool and a mainline rail link to London (Waterloo). The property is also within easy reach of Colyton Grammar School, one of England's top mixed state schools which lies approximately 4.5 miles away. The Regency coastal resort of Sidmouth lies approximately 8 miles to the south and has a good range of independent shops and boutiques, small theatre and cinema and is located on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast at Lyme Bay. The county town of Exeter is some 20 miles to the west and has an excellent shopping centre, theatres, mainline rail link to London (Paddington), small international airport as well as M5 motorway access.
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