5 bedroom detached house for saleOld Manor Gardens, Colyford, Colyton, Devon
Under Offer £925,000
- Entrance hall
- 4 Reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Master bedroom suite
- 1 Bedroom with ensuite bathroom
- 2 Further bedrooms
- Family bathroom
- 1 bedroom cottage
- In all 3648 Sqft.
- Large gardens and outbuildings
Manor Cottage originally dates back to the 16th century, and was originally part of the Elizabethan Manor in Colyford before forming part of a large hotel in the 20th century and being divided into 3 properties, of which Manor Cottage is detached. The house is predominately a traditionally built Devon longhouse which has been extremely well restored, benefitting inside from up to date modern features including under floor heating throughout, wood-framed doubled glazing, and mains gas and drainage, whilst retaining many period features creating a characterful and adaptable family home.
Manor Cottage is approached through electronic gates into a large paved parking and turning area. The driveway bends round to the side of the house down to the barn allowing plenty of parking.
On entering the property, you are welcomed into a large entrance hall with a downstairs WC and a beautiful wooden panelled staircase. The downstairs of the property has fantastic features of flagstone flooring which benefits from gas fired underfloor heating, open fireplaces, oak framed double glazed windows and exposed chamfered and cruck beams. The kitchen has terracotta tiled flooring, granite work surfaces and de Dietrich integrated appliances with an adjoining utility room which has a fantastic walk in larder and access to the gardens. Through to the right of the dining hall, the rooms flow into a sitting room, the snug (an adaptable space that could be used as an office) and through into the more contemporary style converted barn, which is now used as a second reception room/library. The large glass bifold doors open out to a south facing paved terrace, allowing plenty of light into the room and the superb bespoke oak bookcases and flooring add to this delightful space.
Upstairs on the first floor you have a family bathroom and four spacious bedrooms, two of which have an ensuite bathroom. The generous sized master bedroom has a gas fire, built in wardrobes and a very elegant and stylish ensuite bathroom with a spa bath, slate finish and hidden cupboards in the eaves.
Adjoining onto the main house is a beautifully set up annexe comprising of its own separate entrance into the fully equipped kitchen again with de Dietrich integrated appliances and solid stone work surfaces. The sitting room has bifold doors opening up onto another paved terrace into the garden. The bedroom includes the feature of a church window and leads through into an area that could be used as a dressing room or children's room which then follows through to a bathroom with stone flooring, bath and shower.
Manor Cottage is situated in the heart of the East Devon village of Colyford. Set at the end of a peaceful cul-de-sac, the cottage benefits from the local village facilities of two village pubs, a restaurant, a Post Office and general store, butchers, a parish Church and village hall, there is also the highly regarded Colyton Grammar School nearby. A historic tramway runs alongside the stunning Axe Estuary which links Colyton to the seaside town of Seaton.
The coastal town of Seaton provides a further wide range of facilities, whilst the delightful town of Lyme Regis, with its literary and artistic connections and first class restaurants, is about 6 miles away.
The cathedral city and county town of Exeter is approximately 26 miles away and offers an extensive range of cultural, educational and recreational facilities, including the Maynard and Exeter School.
The A30 at Honiton and the A3052 link up with the M5 east of Exeter to provide motorway access to Bristol and beyond. The A303 leading to the M3 and London is accessed via Axminster and Chard. There is also a regular intercity service to London Waterloo from Axminster, currently every hour, whilst a service from Exeter St David's operates to London Paddington.
For those enjoying walking, cycling and fishing the Jurassic coastline provide superb recreational opportunities.
The large, 2 storey barn located at the bottom of the driveway is a very generous and adaptable space which could be used as a four car garage, workshop, large games room or small industrial unit (subject to the relevant planning permission). On the first floor is a further substantial, versatile space which has similar potential uses to the ground floor. The barn also has 3 phase electricity and central heating. Throughout the garden areas there are also many exterior lights, electrical sockets and water connections.
The south facing, well maintained garden consists of many different seating areas, paved terraces, mature trees and shrubs and a stream on the south boundary which the current owners have created a delightful, peaceful area for sitting which feels very hidden from the rest of the garden. The front gardens are also beautifully set up with a secret garden perfect for enjoying the evening sun.
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