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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Yarcombe, Honiton, Devon, EX14

Sold STC £1,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautifully crafted Cob House
  • 4 Double Bedrooms
  • Vaulted Living Room
  • Dining Hall, Burr Oak Kitchen
  • 3 Bathrooms, Cinema/Gym
  • Double glazing. Garage.
  • Separate 2 Bed Cottage
  • 0.5 acre field. 1 acre in total.

Full description

A traditionally inspired and beautifully sculptured individual country home exquisitely executed in natural materials together with a neighbouring detached coach house style cottage in a picturesque sheltered rural setting.

Situation - Hawthorns House and Lees Cottage enjoy a delightfully secluded location off a country lane in the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with good convenient access to the A30 and A303 linking the property to Exeter in the West and London to the East. The nearby village of Yarcombe is well served by The Belfry Hotel and Restaurant with well respected primary school in the neighbouring village of Stockland.
The market towns of Honiton and Axminster are within a short drive and both benefit from a variety of shops, schooling and recreational facilities along with mainline railway stations on the London Waterloo line. The south coast is within easy driving distance much of which being designated as a World Heritage Site renowned for its stunning natural beauty.

Hawthorns House - Hawthorns House is a bespoke dwelling in the truest sense of the word with unique hand crafted solutions/innovations applied to every element in keeping with the building's organic inspired design and conception. Built from the very earth it stands upon, this stunning home is testament to the harmonious union of traditional time honoured building techniques and natural materials combined with modern sustainable technologies. Cob is one of the earliest forms of building material comprising of a sustainable and environmentally friendly mixture of sub soil, straw and water. Cob walls are highly thermally efficient with excellent breathability providing for a healthy and comfortable living environment of beautiful aesthetic quality.
Hardwood joinery frames soft lime plaster elevations with curved reveals and openings punctuated by feature exposed mud/straw detailing and grounded by solid slate floors. Heating is supplied via an air source heat pump to underfloor heating across the basement and ground floor levels with radiators throughout the upper two floors. The use of natural timber is celebrated throughout via bespoke cabinetry and architectural joinery with highlights including stunning burr oak kitchen unit panels, accoya double glazed windows and the building's centrepiece, a locally felled trunk forming the central support to a circular basement to second floor staircase. All of these components combine to create a home of unparallelled individuality and a truly special place to live.
From the hardwood entrance door, slate flagstones continue from an Lobby into the Dining Hall and beneath a latch door on one side into a Cloakroom.

The Dining Hall houses the central circular staircase, its natural wood treads wrapping around a locally felled trunk core with feature glazed threshold panels at the foot of each floor providing a view from Basement to second floor. Double glazed doors open onto the rear decked terrace with a latch door leading to the Kitchen/Dining Room and an opening through to the Living Room. With its vaulted ceiling and exposed A frame beams, the Living Room is an expansive yet homely character space, cosy aesthetics being provided by a corner fireplace and woodburning stove.
The Kitchen/Dining Room is a stunningly fitted triple aspect room with bespoke cabinetry incorporating indigenous burr oak panels, topped by solid granite worksurfaces and including a central island with Smeg 5 ring induction hob and twin bowl Belfast sink. Feature exposed mud and straw wall detail frames double glazed French doors leading out onto the decked terrace.
At the very base of the staircase, the Basement level comprises a generously proportioned office/study area, which continues into an expansive home cinema/gym/play space, lit by a combination of inset ceiling downlighters and wall lighting all carefully zoned via led backlit switching.

On the first floor the landing wraps around the staircase with feature mud and straw wall detailing and latch doors opening to three bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom enjoys a triple aspect and a wet room style en suite incorporating contemporary and bespoke fittings. The two further bedrooms on this floor are both double in size being served by a Family Bathroom featuring a Tadelakt plaster finish and white suite. At the top of the central staircase a small landing gives access to the second floor bedroom suite with exposed A Frame roof timbers forming a vaulted ceiling with innovative character double glazed ridge light windows.

Lees Cottage - Neighbouring Hawthorns to the South and enjoying the same far reaching rural outlook over adjoining farmland, Lees Cottage is a detached coach house style character dwelling providing either completely separate or annexed accommodation from the main house. The accommodation is arranged around and above a double garage/workshop with double timber doors opening out onto the gravelled area between the two properties. On the first floor is a 23' Sitting Room with wood burning stove and door out onto a substantial timber decked terrace taking full advantage of the picturesque setting. A staircase descends to the ground floor Kitchen whilst still on the first floor are two double bedrooms served by a separate Bathroom. The Kitchen incorporates a space for Dining and is fitted in light wood units with co-ordinating tiling. There is oil fired central heating and double glazing. A gravelled area runs around the side and rear of the property providing additional outside space.

Services - Mains electric and water. Private drainage. Air source heating to Hawthorns House. Oil fired central heating to Lees Cottage.

Directions - The property enjoys a rural situation along a no through lane approximately 0.6 miles to the South of the village of Yarcombe. In the interests of our clients and the neighbouring properties privacy, please contact the agents for directions prior to viewing.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
20 September 2016


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