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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Tedburn St. Mary, Exeter, Devon

Guide Price £675,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Driveway with ample parking for up to 10 vehicles
  • Gardens of approximately 1 acre
  • Garages
  • Approximately 2825 sq ft

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Longhouse is a beautifully refurbished
and restored five-bedroom family home that
has been exquisitely maintained by the current
owners and features the versatility to include
annexed accommodation, and also comes
with approved planning permission for further
extension and alterations.

The house is Grade II Listed and has medieval
origins with evidence that it was first built as an
open hall house with a central hearth, smoke
blackened roof timbers, and thatch that dates
back to circa 15th C. all of which can be substantiated by an extensive archaeological
survey commissioned by the current owners.
Various well preserved period features such as
a plank and muntin screen, beamed ceilings
and inglenook fireplaces, bread oven, and a late
18th Century Gothick timber window frame all
contribute to the character and presence of the
house. Thoughtful consideration has been given
to the restoration and integration of these original
period features, but throughout the entire house
is an ambience of light and spaciousness; quite
unusual for a property of this age.

A pretty Oak porch leads through into the
entrance hallway with modern limestone flooring,
an original plank and muntin screen and an
internal window that contributes to a sense of
open plan living between the kitchen and main
living spaces. The sitting room is found to the
right, featuring an attractive inglenook fireplace,
operational wood burner, original bread oven
and beamed ceiling. To the right of the sitting
room is the snug, with another operational wood
burner within an inglenook fireplace and beamed
ceiling and a curious fitted shelving cupboard
in the former stairwell that represents a period
of gentrification dating back to circa the 17th Century. The kitchen/dining room is found to
the rear of the property, with bespoke hand
made kitchen units, butler sink, electric Aga, Siemens oven and warming draw, and a tumbled limestone floor. French windows open out to the
patio and main gardens beyond. Adjacent to the
kitchen is a pantry, a useful utility/boot room and
a downstairs WC. On the ground floor there is
also a bespoke fitted study, shower room and a
further reception room, with modern south facing
double doors opening out to the front garden,
currently used as a studio/office but with great
potential to be used as an additional sitting room
or library

A staircase leads from the sitting room to the
first floor, with the family bathroom at the end
of a light and airy corridor. The property has
five double bedrooms accessed from the main
corridor, with the possibility of one being used as
a dressing room to the master bedroom. Upstairs
there is a continuation of attractive features; the
double aspect master bedroom is extremely
spacious with a high vaulted ceiling featuring the
original beams, and the second bedroom has
a beautiful roll top claw bath, and two further
bedrooms feature original beams that have been
carefully restored. Original floorboards have been
exposed and preserved throughout providing
an attractive nod to the rustic heritage of the
house. A second staircase between the master
bedroom and second reception room below, lend
themselves to the possibility of entirely annexing
the west wing of the property according to family

The Longhouse formerly known as Vennemile, is a
property of historic value situated within the sought after village of Tedburn St. Mary. The property enjoys a luxurious edge of village situation with easy access to the A30 and being only 7 miles to the west of the Cathedral City of Exeter and thereby mainline rail, road and airport links, whilst also only miles from Dartmoor and some of Devon's most beautiful countryside.

Tedburn St Mary plays host to a thriving, traditional village community and as such boasts an unrivalled range of established amenities including a popular Primary School, two churches, village hall, cricket club, football club, village stores, post office and two Pubs; The Red Lion and The Kings Arms. The village choir has recently received regional acclaim with performances at Exeter Cathedral, the esteemed Minack Theatre, Cornwall, and Exeter's Northcott Theatre.

The historic market town of Crediton, approximately 5 ½ miles away, provides a comprehensive range of everyday facilities, including churches, schools, banks, Post Office,
shops, delicatessens, supermarkets, leisure complex, library and Queen Elizabeth's Community

The Cathedral City of Exeter is approximately 7 miles away and has a number of top ranked independent schools for boys and girls of all ages, one of the best universities in the country, and a variety of supermarkets including Waitrose. Exeter also boasts excellent cultural and recreational facilities with many new restaurants, the Princesshay shopping development, John Lewis, David Lloyd Private Health Club, Exeter City Football Club and the prominent Rugby Stadium of
the Exeter Chiefs.

Intercity high speed trains operate from Exeter St
David's to London (Paddington), the Midlands and
the north of England. From Exeter Central trains
operate via Salisbury to London (Waterloo).

The property is accessed via a gate which leads
to a newly installed hoggin driveway, in keeping
with the style and age of the property but is
completely hard standing and provides ample
parking for up to ten vehicles. The Longhouse has
approximately an acre of flat, lawned gardens, with established cottage garden flowerbeds featuring Magnolia, Camellia, Chinese Tree Peony, Acer and various successful shrub roses, areas to the west are given over to prolific wildflower meadows providing the garden with a sense of place within its surrounding countryside. Productive orchard fruit trees, a purpose built raised bed, kitchen vegetable plot in a sunny spot with fruit cages and an herb garden surrounding the kitchen patio all contribute to the garden's versatility for recreation and provenance. Some heritage of quality planting schemes exists within the shrub borders and a variety of traditional and exotic tree planting in the boundary. Privacy is protected by an established hedge and boundary planting to the north, east and south of the property, whilst to the west the traditional hedge-line exposes beautiful views of rolling Devon countryside which can be enjoyed from an eye catching raised al-fresco dining area, with two aged oak trees that provide attractive dappled shade on summer days. To the rear of the kitchen and accessed via the French windows is a newly laid patio, edged in original cobbles belonging to the early driveway to the house.

The property has a double and a single garage, as
well as a wooden store to the right of the house,
providing ample garaging/storage space. There
is also a generously sized chicken run, behind the
wooden store. There is approved planning permission for a modern high specification, two storey cedar clad triple garage with studio accommodation and garden room to be situated in place of the current store and garage. Further details regarding the planning permissions can be obtained from the vendor's agent.

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03 November 2016

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