4 bedroom detached house for saleBeacon, Honiton, Devon
- Character Grade II Listed Cottage
- Entrance hall and downstairs shower room
- Sitting room with woodburner
- Dining room with inglenook fireplace
- Kitchen/breakfast room with Aga
- 4 bedrooms with character and views across the gardens
- Bathroom with separate bath and shower cubicle
- Further storage room
- Outbuildings including large home office/gym, studio and utility
- Triple bay carport with attached single garage
A particularly attractive detached cottage with about half an acre of south-westerly facing gardens in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Wrens is an attractive, grade II listed, thatched property which dates back to the 18th century, possibly with earlier origins, when it is believed to have been built as two separate dwellings. There is a two-storey gabled porch to the front which is a later addition with a pretty, Wisteria clad verandah to one side.
The property has a generous entrance hall with engineered Oak floor and some exposed stone walls. A shower room and WC is off the hall with access to the understairs storage cupboard. The Sitting room is characterful and welcoming with two windows, beamed ceiling and woodburner with historic, reclaimed surround.
There is a dining room accessed from the entrance hall with large inglenook fireplace, window seat and engineered oak flooring, leading through to the Kitchen/breakfast room which is a typical country design, handbuilt by Colystock kitchens with windows to the front and rear. It incorporates an Aga and Spanish quarry tiles to the floor with room for a farmhouse table and door to the boot room which leads to the garden.
Stairs rise from the entrance hall to the landing where there are three double bedrooms and a single bedroom/study. The principal bedroom is particularly delightful with dual aspect windows, fireplace and exposed beams. Bedroom 2 extends into the gables porch with far-reaching views to the front and a built in wardrobe. The family bathroom is a good size and includes both a bath and separate shower cubicle plus doors through to a walk-in wardrobe/storeroom.
The property is approached over a driveway to a parking area and timber 3-bay carport with single garage adjoining. There are a further range of useful outbuildings, one of which is currently used as a studio with views over the gardens, another which is used as a utility room with small storeroom attached plus a good-sized office/gym attached to the main house with exterior access and 3 windows looking onto the garden and with views to the countryside beyond.
The garden is absolutely delightful and extends to just under half an acre to the front of the property in a South-Westerly direction. It has plenty of interest with two beautiful magnolia trees and an arbour with steps leading through to a slightly lower area. The gardens are mature, well-stocked and fairly level and can be enjoyed from the verandah which offers a fabulous place to sit and enjoy the garden and surrounding countryside. The property sits to the North East boundary of the grounds, maximising the sunny aspect over the gardens and back by woodland which many will consider to be an idyllic position.
The property is set in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and sits in mature gardens of just under half an acre. Although rural with delightful country walks that emanate from the front door, Wrens is readily accessible to the village of Luppitt with its Village Hall, unique Public House and pretty and ancient Parish Church of St Mary's. There are many delightful walks that can be enjoyed through East Devon's beautiful landscape which emanate from the property.
The market town of Honiton lies some 3.5 miles to the South and is well-known as an antique and book centre as well as having most of the usual multiples such as Smiths, Boots, Tesco and a variety of shops, restaurants, schools, sports centre/swimming pool, Golf Club and main line rail link to London (Waterloo).
Exeter, the County Town, is some 21 miles to the west and has excellent shopping and sporting facilities, theatres, art centre, main line rail link to London (Paddington) and an international airport together with M5 access. Sidmouth on the World heritage Jurassic Coastline is some 14 miles to the south and Colyton Grammar School, one of the country's top co-educational state schools is approximately 16 miles distant. Approximately 15 miles to the north lies Taunton, the County Town of Somerset, which has an express rail link to London and also direct access to the M5.
From Honiton proceed out of the town in an easterly direction and onto the A30. Follow this road past The Little Chef and turn left (signposted Luppitt), just before the village of Monkton. Follow this road over the River Otter bearing right towards Beacon. Continue for approximately 1.5 miles continuing straight on at the small triangle and follow the lane to the next triangle where Wrens will be found directly opposite. Follow the lane signposted to Luppitt to the front of the cottage and the driveway will be found on the right hand side just past the property.
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