3 bedroom detached house for saleHeathstock, Nr Dalwood, Honiton, Devon, EX14
Sold STC £500,000
- 3 Double bedrooms
- 1 Bed separate annexe barn
- Sitting room, study
- Family/dining room
- Kitchen with AGA
- Garden room, utility Room
- Elevated rural location
- Gardens and small paddock
A charming detached period stone cottage together with a recently converted annexe barn in mature gardens with a separate field in all totalling 0.4 acres.
Situation - The Old Cider House is situated within a small rural hamlet, just below Beacon Hill within the Blackdown Hills, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty with a myriad of bridleways and footpaths from which to enjoy the countryside. The popular villages of Stockland and Dalwood are both less than 2 miles distant in either direction. Both have well respected primary schools with the latter offering a village stores and the venerable Tuckers Arms public house. The market towns of Honiton ( 7 miles) and Axminster ( 7 Miles) offer a comprehensive range of amenities and stations on the London Waterloo line. The A30 provides access to the M5 and the city of Exeter to the West and to London and the East via the A303. The stunning Jurassic coast is within half an hours drive.
Description - The Old Cider House is a most charming detached period home, its historic character sympathetically combined with modern comforts and conveniences throughout providing versatile and welcoming family accommodation. A panelled double glazed entrance door opens to an entrance lobby with double glazed casement windows, cloaks hanging space and time weathered flagstone floor continuing through into the central hall running from the front to the rear of the property and terminating at the Dining/Family Room. Solid pine latch doors lead off either side of the hall into the Sitting Room/Snug, Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Study, the latter two rooms similarly floored in mellow smooth weathered flagstones.
The Sitting Room/Snug is a comfortable cosy room with brick and stone fireplace housing a wood burning stove with beamed ceiling and double glazed casement window to the front. Further along the hall, the Study offers the same character ambience with exposed beams, recessed shelving and inset ceiling downlighting. On the opposite side of the hall is the Kitchen, centred around the original range fireplace which houses an oil fired AGA beneath an exposed bressumer beam. The Kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of ivory fronted cupboard and drawer units with co-ordinating tiled splashbacks and inset 4 ring ceramic hob with stainless steel electric oven. Lighting is provided via inset downlighters between original exposed ceiling beams with double glazed casement windows overlooking the gardens with views to surrounding countryside. A glazed door from the Kitchen gives access to the Garden Room with its high sloping ceiling, slate flooring and double glazed windows to three elevations enjoying elevated views.
Spanning across the rear of the house and lying at the end of the Hall is the Dining/Family Room, beautifully lit by recessed velux and casement windows supported by inset ceiling down lighters. A pine latch door leads into the Utility Room fitted with further work surfaces, a double glazed panelled door to the outside and a second pine latch door into a Downstairs Wetroom with mixer shower, wash hand basin, w.c, and recessed double glazed velux roof window.
A galleried landing at the top of the staircase overlooks the hall with a character mezzanine gallery off the principal bedroom. Solid pine latch doors open to three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Two of the bedrooms lie to the front both with vaulted beamed ceiling, A frame timbers and exposed stone chimney breasts, one of which featuring a mezzanine level with ladder style access and the other with door onto the staircase gallery. The third bedroom at the rear features a dual aspect with sloping beamed ceiling and further exposed stonework. All bedrooms are served by a family bathroom fitted with a separate shower incorporating a period style mixer and rose, panelled bath, w.c, vanity basin, heated towel rail and period style electric radiator.
Barn/Annexe - Within the grounds to the rear is a newly converted character detached barn offering self contained accommodation over two floors with income potential.
On the ground floor is a double bedroom incorporating inset ceiling downlighters and integral audio continuing through to a well fitted en suite Bathroom. The open plan first floor with its character sloping ceilings and integrated lighting is open plan in arrangement with white washed wood flooring throughout featuring a Kitchen at the far end in white with solid wood worksurfaces and built in LPG Hob and electric oven. To the other end, double glazed French take advantage of far reaching views over neighbouring gardens and countryside. Underfloor heating to the barn is supplied by LPG fired boiler throughout.
Outside - The immediate gardens to the Old Cider House lie to one side of the property perfectly arranged to link the inside and out via the garden room and to provide far reaching elevated views to the West. The gardens are enclosed by period stone walling with a paved terrace separated from shaped lawns by pretty floral clad timber trellis. Cottage style in arrangement, these gardens feature mature flower and shrub borders, apple and pear trees and a peaceful elevated outlook. Overlooking the lawns is a further terrace with adjoining storage sheds, each with power and light, the larger housing the oil fired central heating and domestic hot water boiler. A pathway leads between the rear of the house and the wall of the Barn/Annexe giving access to an outside w.c, and the roadside via a screening timber gate.
Neighbouring the barn on the East side is a walled driveway/forecourt providing parking for 2 plus vehicles and housing the oil storage tank.
Separate Paddock - Just 75 meters up the hill from the house and barn is a gated entrance to a separate field/paddock, enclosed to 3 sides by mature hedgerow and freshly planted bank to the East. Currently laid to part kitchen garden, the field measures c 0.24 acres, enjoys elevated views over surrounding countryside and with gated vehicular access lends itself to a variety of uses.
Viewing - Strictly by appointment with the agents, Stags, Honiton 01404 45885.
Services - Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. LPG fired underfloor heating to the Barn Annexe.
Directions - From Kilmington on the A35 heading East, turn left at Millers Farm Shop signposted Stockland. Continue along this road for approximately 1 mile and then turn left signposted Dalwood. Continue for approximately 4.5 miles, climbing, levelling out and then dropping down the hill into Heathstocks where the property will be found on the right at the T junction.
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