A beautiful restored Victorian home, Coach House and grounds with outstanding views. 4 double bedrooms, 4 reception rooms, triple garage and workshop. 3 bedroom coach house annexe / holiday cottage. 3.11 acres of grounds. EPC Band: F
Luppitt House occupies an idyllic country setting at the end of a private drive, on the edge of the village of Luppitt. The house faces south west and enjoys some glorious views across the parish and the valley, with Hartridge Common to the east and the Otter Valley to the west.
The small village of Luppitt has a Church, village hall and a number of period houses, set within Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Nearby there are plenty of footpaths and bridleways to enjoy the glorious countryside.
Nearby there are plenty of footpaths and bridleways to enjoy the glorious countryside and fabulous views.
Although enjoying the beauty and tranquility of the countryside, the property is by no means isolated, lying approximately 6 miles from the market town of Honiton, which is famous for its High Street and excellent antique trade. Honiton has a mainline railway station to London Waterloo.
The city of Exeter to the west and the county town of Taunton to the North are both within easy reach. Taunton and Exeter each provide a wide range of cultural, leisure and educational facilities as well as a fast rail service to London and the north.DESCRIPTION
Luppitt House is a complete step away from the usual Devon vernacular. Built in the late 19th Century this substantial Victorian residence is full of original character features, incorporating beautiful fireplaces, timber casement windows, a wood-panelled window bay and a decorative tiled floor, within handsome well-proportioned light rooms.
The house has been lovingly enhanced and refurbished by the current owners over the years as well as adding the Orangery and stores to the house, they converted the Coach House into a three bedroom holiday cottage and added the triple garage.
Luppitt House is a truly outstanding home combining the best of 21st Century conveniences with the elegance and grandeur of the Victorian era.THE HOUSE
This substantial house exudes all of the confidence and glorious features one would expect from a classic Victorian home with a warm and comfortable feel that is difficult to describe.
The accommodation presents an adaptable lay out with each room flowing effortlessly from one to the next.
The four reception rooms are to the front overlooking the gardens and views through the timber casement windows, three with fireplaces, one of these with wood burning stove, and the others with open fires, one has a wonderful marble surround. The dining room has a feature window and door which opens to the York Stone patio alongside the impressive Orangery, a dual aspect room with under floor heating as well as eight arched French doors, maximising the light and views.
Central to the house is the homely kitchen, fitted with American Cherry wood units, there is a butler sink, integrated appliances, French Dresser, part slate work tops, Gaggenau combi steam oven and a Viking Range. Beyond is a traditional Victorian boot room, pantry with slate worktops and laundry, each with beautiful flagstone floors.
On the first floor a large landing leads to each of the bedrooms. The master bedroom is particularly impressive with an adjoining former bedroom used to create an en suite, the contemporary bathroom houses the free-standing bath, his and her sinks set together with a traditional Victorian fireplace. Across the hall is the dressing room. There are three double bedrooms as well as the family shower room itself having a double aspect and walk-in shower.
A secret door leads to a large attic space; currently used for storage this substantial loft has potential to create additional rooms, subject to the necessary consents.THE COACH HOUSE
A three bedroom Coach House has been sympathetically converted and improved with timber double glazing and oil-fired boiler, along with the reuse of some of the old stable partitions to make the bespoke kitchen. There is a double height sitting room, downstairs bedroom and bathroom, as well as two further bedrooms on the first floor. This useful building has consent as a holiday cottage.TRIPLE GARAGE & WORKSHOP
Built by the current owners this large space has three timber doors to the front and workshop area to the side. Heated along with the adjoining cottage, this did have planning consent (Ref: 12/1648/FUL) for a second storey to form additional ancillary accommodation to the house.GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The property is approached down a private gravel drive to a parking and turning area for several cars in front of the house, this continues around to the garage and Coach House.
The York Stone patio is a wonderful position to enjoy the views, sweeping lawns and terraces. Specimen trees and shrubs have been planted with spring bulbs and herbaceous flower beds, creating an abundance of colour through the year.LAND
Set above the house with an additional access from the lane, the land is set within one enclosure, actively encouraged as a beautiful wildlife meadow with far reaching views.
In all the property extends to approximately 3.11 acres (1.26 ha)SERVICES
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating to the house and Coach House. Electric under floor heating in kitchen, orangery and master en sute. LPG for oven.VIEWING
Strictly by appointment only through the agents Stags 01404 45885DIRECTIONS
From Honiton High Street proceed in an easterly direction, turning left at the mini roundabout and then proceed over the by-pass bridge. Take the left hand turn signposted Dunkeswell and Luppitt, continuing over the humpback bridge. Follow this road to the top of the hill and keep right at Limers Cross signposted Luppitt.
Take the second right signposted Luppitt and continue for about 1/2 mile. The entrance to the property is on the right before you pass the church.