4 bedroom detached house for saleKenn, Exeter, Devon
- Beautiful Grade II Listed thatched house
- Swimming pool
- Coutryside views
- Peaceful and secluded location
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Haydon was built circa 1650 and was originally part of the Powderham Estate, whose land still abuts the house and its grounds. Now Grade II Listed, the house has a wealth of original features including the wooden staircase, stone flooring, exposed beams, granite fireplaces and a cast iron stove in the study. The current owners have been in the property for 18 years and improved the accommodation to create a warm, flexible and beautifully finished family home.
The ground floor accommodation comprises an entrance hall with oak flooring and a unique exposed thatch ceiling with vaulted beams, a bright sitting room with picture windows overlooking the courtyard and views, a cosy triple aspect dining room/sitting room with a wood burning stove set in an inglenook fireplace and the stairs to the first floor, a kitchen with fitted wooden units and integrated appliances, study with a granite feature fireplace, conservatory, a utility room both with access to the rear garden and pool, shower room and WC. A guest suite is found off the entrance hall with a dual aspect double bedroom and a bathroom with a pretty heritage bathroom suite.
Upstairs is the master bedroom with fitted wardrobes, and views over the pool and gardens, two further bedrooms, walk in wardrobe and a family bathroom. All of the bedrooms have plenty of storage space, not often found in a property of this age.
Haydon is located in a peaceful and secluded setting just outside the village of Kenn, surrounded by the prettiest Devon countryside, yet only approximately 7 miles to the south of the cathedral city of Exeter. Kenn has a beautiful church and a thriving local pub, The Ley Arms. The adjoining village of Kennford has a primary school and a village store/post office. Kenn is well located, having easy access to the A380, M5 and Exeter.
The Exe Estuary and South Devon coastline are within easy reach, whilst Exeter Racecourse is also close at hand, as is the Haldon Forest Park, Teignmouth Golf Club and also Dartmoor, which offers many miles of beautiful walks, rivers for fishing and a selection of historic villages to explore.
Exeter is the most thriving city in the South West and offers a wide choice of cultural activities with the theatre, the museum, arts centre and a wealth of good shopping, including John Lewis, and an ever increasing number of restaurants. There is also a Waitrose supermarket in the city. Many primary and secondary schools can be found in Exeter including Exeter School and The Maynard; whilst Exeter University is recognised as one of the best in the country.
The M5 motorway at Exeter provides links to the A38 to Plymouth, the A30 to Cornwall, and Bristol and London to the North and East. There are regular rail services to London Paddington from Exeter taking just over 2 hours. Exeter International Airport provides an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights including two flights a day to London City Airport.
Haydon is approached off the country lane, through wooden gates, onto a gravelled parking and turning area at the front of the house providing access to the garage.
To the south west and surrounded by the house is a pretty paved courtyard, ideal for ‘alfresco’ dining and parties, with flowering shrubs and a seating area. A gravel and lit path leads through a large level lawn, surrounded by hedging and dotted with established trees including a mulberry, quince, fig, pear and walnut. A lovely thatched summerhouse, with a power supply, is found at the end with many seating areas enjoying the countryside views from different aspects. To the rear of the house is a paved terrace with a heated swimming pool and seating area with gated access to the rear garden with a greenhouse and a sloping lawn. A path leads through the adjacent woodland, alongside the stream lined with established trees, camellias and rhododendrons providing a beautiful and shaded walk, with steps back around the side of the house to a compost area and the lawn.
At the end of the lawn and accessed via a five bar gate is a stock proof meadow of approximately 4 acres, currently let to a local farmer for grazing sheep. The meadow is bordered by hedging with two access points.
Haydon has the benefit of a quadruple garage, built by a previous owner to house vintage cars, with a vaulted ceiling, store room, wine store, pool plant room and a gardeners WC. The garage has the potential to be converted into additional living space or a studio/office, subject to the relevant planning permissions. A wood store lies to the rear of the house and a former garage is now used as a garden shed.
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