Upottery

£545,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Detached extended period cottage in the heart of the Blackdown Hills. Not listed character cottage. Barn with consent to convert to annex. Accessible rural location. 3 Double bedrooms (1 ground floor). 2 large reception rooms. Double garage. Near level grounds. EPC Band: E

SITUATION

Set in the heart of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) this glorious period cottage is by no means remote having easy access to the A30 and positioned between the villages of Stockland, Cotleigh and Upottery.

The nearby village of Upottery has a thriving community with popular pub, well-regarded primary school and various clubs and activities.

Rawridge lies within the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which together with its neighbour, Upottery, form an active rural community. Upottery has the Sidmouth Arms public house, parish church and highly regarded primary school and pre-school.

Good transport links give rapid access to Honiton, whilst Exeter, Taunton and the M5 motorway are about 30 minutes drive from the property.

DESCRIPTION

Set back from the rural country lane, this wonderful period cottage has lots of character yet is not listed, the thatch having been recently replaced.

Sympathetically extended by the current owners in the early 90's the accommodation is well laid out with light rooms and timber double glazing, with an opportunity (subject to planning) to enlarge the property further if required.

Central to the house is the large L shaped double aspect sitting room warmed by a stone open fire. This leads into a beautiful 23 ft timber Summer Room with uninterrupted views across the grounds. To the other side of the Sitting Room, the dual aspect fitted farmhouse style Kitchen/ Dining Room with oil Aga benefits from three windows, flooding the room with natural light.

On the ground floor is a double bedroom, shower room, boot room and utility with access through to the garage.

There are two good-sized double bedrooms on the first floor, the master with dressing room, and a family bathroom.

OUTSIDE

Access is via a double farm house 5 bar gate onto a gravelled driveway with parking for several cars. The property is surrounded by mature hedge banks with a large mature lawn adjacent to the summer room. There is a glazed purpose build carp pond enclosure with associated plant room to the rear, as well as a spacious timber garden shed.

DOUBLE GARAGE

Linked to the main house via a fully enclosed covered way, the large 19ft sq double garage has a remote access single up and over garage door. Traditionally built and sympathetically faced in vernacular flint stone and has a clay tiled roof.

BARN / WORKSHOP

Positioned at the bottom of the garden with a separate access to the lane, is a large barn/workshop with planning consent (Ref 06/22107/FUL dated 21.11.2006) to use the first floor as an annex. The external structure has been done with block under a tiled roof with roof lights and windows, this large building has a roller shutter door to the front and pedestrian door to the side. Works are required to finish to form the annex.

There is a separate parking area and private garden space.

SERVICES

Mains water and electric Oil-fired central heating. Recently installed sewage treatment plant.

VIEWINGS

Strictly by appointment only after calling Stags, 01404 45885

DIRECTIONS

Head east from Honiton on the A30, passing the turning to Rawridge and Upottery. Continue up through the trees and after continuing the flat for about 1/3 mile turn right along Stockland Hill (known as Seven Mile Straight). Take the first right and the property is on the right in mile.

Arrange viewing 01404 758007

Stags - Honiton Sales

Bank House, 66 High Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1PS

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