Higher Metcombe, Ottery St. Mary


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
SOLD BY STAGS -- 4 Bedroom period home for renovation with outbuildings in 2.31 acres


The property is positioned down a stone drive on the southern edge of West Hill in the hamlet of Higher Metcombe, a much sought after location close to the town of Ottery St Mary and renowned The King's School to the north (3.5 miles).

The village of West Hill has a popular primary school rated Outstanding , with the nearby village of Tipton St John hosting a lovely pub.

Located just outside the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), there are wonderful walking opportunities on your doorstep, as well as the Otter Valley and Jurassic Coast being close. There are sailing clubs at Sidmouth and the fishing village of Beer.

Although wonderfully rural, the property is within easy reach of Sidmouth and Exeter, each with an increasing array of facilities.


The character home has been extended over the years incorporating some of the old character of the original cottage. The property would now benefit from a program of renovation to make the most of this private location.

The accommodation includes two good size reception rooms, conservatory, kitchen, utility store and downstairs shower room. On the first floor are four bedrooms and a family bathroom.


Positioned at the end of a long stone drive (shared with two other properties), the property has an idyllic location looking across to Venn Ottery Common Nature Reserve.

There are a range of traditional outbuildings as shown on the floor plan, providing scope for improvement, subject to the necessary consents. As well as a large tin Nissen Hut measuring about 1,300 sqft (120 sqm).

The land slopes south flanking both sides of the house and buildings and sheltered by neighbouring trees.


Mains electric. Private water and drainage. It is assumed a purchaser will be required to install a new treatment plant.


From the A30 at Daisymount, take the B3180 south, after about 1.7 miles, passing the turnings to West Hill, turn left at Tipton Cross onto Oak Road towards Tipton St John. After about 0.7 of mile with woods on your right, turn right marked by a footpath sign. Continue down the track to the end (about 300 yards).


Strictly by appointment only.


The property will be offered for sale by Online Traditional auction. The auction end date will be 2nd September. The vendor reserves the right to withdraw or alter the property for sale prior to the auction end date. The property can be accessed via our website stags.co.uk.


The successful purchaser(s) will be liable to pay the sum of £5,000. From this a buyer's fee of £2,400 (Inc. VAT) is retained by Stags/Bamboo Auctions as a contribution towards the online platform costs, and £2,600 is payable towards the purchase price.

An additional administration fee of £1,200 (Inc. VAT) will be payable by the successful purchaser immediately after the auction. This will be separately invoiced by Stags.


Under the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 it is a requirement for Estate Agents to perform due diligence checks on any person that intends to bid at auction. There will be a requirement for all bidders to register via the online sales site and complete the ID checks. There is no charge for registration.


-Guide price is an indication of the seller's expectation.

-Reserve Price is a figure below which the auctioneer cannot sell the lot at auction.

-We expect the reserve will be set within the guide range or no more than 10% above a single figure guide.

-Guide prices may change at any time prior to the auction.


Copies of the legal pack and special conditions of sale are available online to be downloaded, via the tab on the online auction property listing page. It is the purchaser's responsibility to make all necessary enquiries prior to the auction. Prospective purchasers are strongly advised to inspect the legal documentation and to consult legal advice prior to bidding. Please note that the deeds take preference over any other documents.


Mr Richard Glanvill, Beviss and Beckingsale, Honiton.


The completion date will be as dictated by the solicitor and included in the legal pack, likely to be 30th September


Particulars, remarks and stipulations contained herein shall be deemed to form part of the special conditions of sale/auction information pack and in case of any inconsistencies the provision of the latter shall prevail. Special conditions of sale/auction information pack is available online. It is assumed that the Purchaser will have made all necessary enquiries prior to the auction.

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