Blackdown Hills, Honiton, Devon, EX14


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A four bedroom detached country home being sold with no onward chain sat within a stunning 2.7 acre secluded plot.

This much loved family home has been in the same family ownership for many years. The property has an extremely fascinating history being built in 1907 by Mary Simcoe (a descendant of John Graves Simcoe, the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada (now Ontario), who lived in Wolford Lodge situated just below this property. The Wigwam was formerly a workers cottage for the Simcoe Estate until the current owner's family purchased the property in 1988. Indeed his private chapel is still at the end of the lane and once inside it you are on Canadian soil!

The property under its current ownership has been much improved and extended over the years but would now benefit from some cosmetic improvement. This would give any potential buyer a blank canvas to create their own country lifestyle dream. One of the improvements made has been the addition of an en-suite downstairs bedroom which would make this property ideal for multigenerational living.

The accommodation includes on the ground floor, an entrance hallway, a lounge with conservatory off it, a kitchen/diner, a utility room (with WC), a breakfast room and a downstairs room with en-suite facilities.

On the first floor a galleried landing gives access to two large double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom. The two bedrooms to the front of the house further benefit from spectacular far reaching rural views towards the coast.

The property is situated in a glorious, private, rural setting on the southern edge of the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property is approached via a private drive, in an elevated position. The house is about 4 miles from the thriving market town of Honiton.

Amenities meet most everyday requirements and include churches, schools, library, health centre, banks, Post Office, various shops, supermarkets, garages, inns and restaurants. The cathedral city of Exeter is within easy reach and offers a wide range of cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

Travel links are very convenient with access to the M5 motorway at Junction 28 (approx. 15 minutes away). Tiverton Parkway railway station (approx. 25 minutes away) has regular intercity services to London Paddington (just over 2 hours) as well as the Midlands and the north.

A real feature of this lovely home is its outside space. The owners of the property have landscaped the formal gardens over many years. This includes many mature trees and borders of well stocked shrubs and plants. There are also two very productive growing areas, one with a greenhouse and the other with raised beds and a poly tunnel.

A gate leads from the formal area into a wonderful triangular paddock area with further access from the road. On the other side of the house is a large gravel driveway with ample parking and access to a double garage with light, power and a work bench.

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Greenslade Taylor Hunt - Honiton

111 High Street, Honiton, Devon

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