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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Whimple, Exeter, Devon


Property Description

Key features

  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room with conservatory
  • Garaging
  • Gardens
  • Outbuildings
  • About 6.5 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A well-positioned spacious family home with superb far reaching views in the heart of East Devon.

Straightway Head House lies approximately 1 mile outside the popular village of Whimple historically famous for its cider making.
The village is served by a post office, primary school, 2 pubs and a church. 3.5 miles to the east is the town of Ottery St Mary which provides an excellent range of day to day facilities including a ibrary, secondary school (Kings), medical centre, Hospital and sports hall. The university and Cathedral city of Exeter is approximately 12 miles away and offers a variety of facilities including a busy high street with many big name stores including John Lewis, in addition there are plenty of sporting venues such as Exeter Chiefs rugby club and Exeter City football club, as well as various leisure clubs. Also nearby to the property is the Woodbury Park Golf Course and many lovely walks to be had around Woodbury Common. Exeter also
boasts a selection of private schools and the nearby nationally renowned Colyton Grammar School. From the property communication links are excellent with access to the A30 dual carriage less than 1 mile distance, which provides easy access to
junction 29 of the M5 motorway and Exeter International Airport which has regular flights to London City Airport. Whimple also benefits from having a railway station on the London Waterloo line whilst there are regular trains to London from St Davids in Exeter.
Distances (approximate)
• Exeter 12 miles • Ottery St Mary 3.5 miles
• Exmouth 12 miles • Sidmouth 10 miles
The Property
• An extremely spacious and well-designed home
• Situated in the most fantastic position with far reaching views over East Devon and beyond Exeter towards Dartmoor
• Believed to be dated around 1930’s, a stunning Arts and Crafts home which has been substantially extended in recent years, whilst incorporating many of the original features
• Positioned on the edge of the popular East Devon village of Whimple
• Superb access to the coast as well as the moors
• Large, open plan principal rooms making full use of space and light
• Extensive gardens and grounds with many mature shrubs and flowers providing a plethora of colour
• Garaging and outbuildings served by 6.5 acres (approx.)
Ground Floor
From the large sweeping gravel drive, there are doors to the long and impressive hallway providing access to the principal rooms of the house. The drawing room provides a light and spacious room with doors to the rear garden. In addition there is a large free standing woodburner that is a superb centre piece to the room. Double doors lead through to the snug/library with fitted full height
book shelving as well as a double glazed bay window, with a pleasant outlook over the front garden with its well-maintained beds and mature shrubs. The playroom is part of the original 1930’s house and benefits from many of its original features, such as a large brick fireplace with woodburner and slate hearth. From here are doors to the front garden. Across the hallway is the study, which is a light room with a delightful view over the rear garden, providing a perfect home office.
Further down the hallway there is the main dining room, which benefits from a large brick hearth and surround, incorporating a modern woodburner. Double doors lead out to the front terrace and gardens.
The end of the hallway opens out into one of the most impressive features of this stunning home; the kitchen/breakfast room, with its spacious, comfortable layout and beguiling views from anywhere in the room, is the heart of the property. The granite worktops and stone flooring, along with the six-oven Aga, provide a comfortable country kitchen feel yet the room benefits from a contemporary twist, with its large island, electric hob and pair of Miele ovens, a steam oven and space for dishwasher. There is a utility room with
space for additional fridge/freezers, washing machine and tumble dryer as well as the oil fired boiler. From the kitchen there is a further door leading to a stone floored boot room with access to the rear garden.
The kitchen area continues through into the conservatory providing a superb open plan layout with access, via double doors, out to the front garden and paved terrace.
First Floor
From the centre of the hallway a large oak staircase rises to the first floor. From its impressive feature window the master bedroom suite benefits from the same outstanding views as the kitchen. There is a large en-suite bathroom, dressing room and study/playroom above. The guest bedroom
suite is of good size and benefits from its own bathroom as well as large fitted wardrobes.
There are a further 4 double en-suite bedrooms, all of which run off the large, light and airy landing. All of the remaining bedrooms benefit from a fantastic outlook, each with their own individual character.
To the front of the property there are large formal gardens with a vast number of mature shrubs and trees providing a plethora of colour. In addition there is a large paved terraced area which is accessed by doors from the kitchen as well as the dining room.
There is a small brick- built pond with water feature and sculpture. To the south of the property is a large, level lawned area, formerly a grass tennis court, surrounded by an array of specimen trees. To the rear of the property is a slightly smaller, more sheltered garden with green house and hot tub.
Land and Outbuildings
Straightway Head House benefits from several large outbuildings. These include a former Nissen hut (approx. 575ft²), double garage, wood store and 2 large agricultural buildings, (each approx.. 3400ft²). These are well positioned and are served by approx. 6.5 acres which surrounds the property.

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22 April 2016

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