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Blackdown Hills, Honiton, Devon, EX14
Guide price £690,000 | 5 bedrooms | 5.0 acres

Property features

• Short walk to the village
• 5 Double bedrooms
• 4 Bath/shower rooms
• 3 Reception rooms
• 20' Kitchen/breakfast room
• Double Garage & Log Cabin
• Covered Swimming Pool
• 4.61 Acres Gardens and Grounds

Substantial 5 double bedroom home set in 4.61 acres of gardens and woodland. Indoor pool, log cabin and garage. Short walk to the village. EPC Band E.
 
SITUATION
The property is situated in beautiful tucked away location up a private drive, just a few hundred yards away from the centre of the old village with its church, chapel and village hall. Amenities, including a small range of shops, popular Indian restaurant and a Doctors surgery, are available a short distance away in the new part of the village.
 
This captivating setting is nestled within the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, located near the Devon/Somerset border between Taunton and Honiton. There are a range of bridleways and footpaths within the vicinity allowing you to take advantage of the attractive surrounding countryside.
 


The market town of Honiton, about 6 Miles to the South, has a good range of shopping, schooling and recreational facilities along with access to the A30 trunk road, which provides dual carriage access to Exeter to the West and the A303/M3 to the East. 14 miles to the North is the Somerset county town of Taunton, which provides an extensive range of facilities and access to the M5 at Junction 25.
 
10 miles to the South of Honiton is the South coast, much of which is now designated a World Heritage coastline.

DESCRIPTION
Believed to date back to the late 16th Century, Greenlands has been extended and substantially improved by a succession of owners through the 20th Century with large parts of this rebuilt in the last 15 years. Despite these changes the house still has the character features of an older cottage with exposed timbers, thick walls and 1567 inscribed as a date in the beam above the fireplace in the sitting room.
 
The current vendors took the property on in a part finished state, completing the property to a high standard with kitchen, bathrooms and predominantly tiled flooring over the ground and first floors. There have also been significant improvements to the gardens and grounds.

ACCOMMODATION
The accommodation is light and spacious with the rooms flowing well one into the next, as illustrated on the floor plan.
 
An enclosed entrance porch takes you through to the hall and the heart of the house. The generous sitting room is in the historic core of the house with oak flooring providing a natural feel to this lovely room around the inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove. There is a large dining room with impressive exposed beams and feature bow window, an entrance vestibule in turn leads to an old panel and studded double doors.
 
On the Eastern extended part of the house the glorious kitchen is extensively fitted with a range of units under granite worktops, Bosh double oven with hob, space and plumbing for dishwasher and space for fridge/freezer. French doors open from a dining area to a partly enclosed patio. There is a dual aspect study, cloak room as well as a substantial utility/boot room.
 
On the first floor, there are 5 expansive double bedrooms each with tiled floors and 3 with well fitted en suite bath/shower rooms. The master bedroom has a dual aspect and feature bow window over looking the front of the property. Three of the bedrooms have fitted wardrobes.

GROUNDS AND GARDENS
Approached by a long sweeping gravel drive, there is copious space for parking and turning in front of the double garage and log cabin. To the side of the house is a timber log and garden store. From the rear of the house a large elevated enclosed patio is an ideal vantage point from which to enjoy views across the level lawns and watching an abundance of wildlife which can be seen coming from the surrounding woodland.
 
Set in a total of 4.61 Acres (1.86 ha) the house is well positioned in a near level open glade between two sloping areas of semi-natural deciduous woodland, providing an extensive habitat for flora and forna, privacy and shelter, with attractive paths giving access down to the small river at the bottom of the valley.

COVERED POOL
Set within the level lawns a timber cabin houses an octagonal swimming pool, glazed on two sides and accommodating an area of decking, this is a lovely spot for entertaining.

SERVICES
Private water with filtration system. Mains electric. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating.

DIRECTIONS
From Honiton head East towards Axminster, at the mini roundabout turn left as if heading towards the A30 and Chard. Before joining the A30 on the slip road take the left turning signposted to Dunkeswell. Follow this road for approximately 3 miles taking the left fork at Limers Cross heading for Dunkeswell. Proceed down the hill and before the bottom turn right down the gravel drive, beside Autumn Cottage.
 

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