The elegant East Wing of a Grade II listed 'Jacobethan' mansion offering extensive elegant character accommodation across three floors with former Coach House and enclosed terraced gardens amidst stunning Devon countryside.
Netherton Hall enjoys a simply idyllic yet remarkably convenient setting on the lower wooded slopes of the enchanting Farway valley. Surrounded by gently undulating countryside synonymous with rural East Devon, this is a rare opportunity to acquire a unique country residence in one of East Devon's most prized and sought after locations. The village community is spread along the valley, the Norman Church of St Michael providing a beautiful focal point. The nearby historic market town of Honiton is just 3 miles distant with a wide range of shops and facilities, a main line rail service direct to London Waterloo and good road links to Exeter in the West, Dorchester to the East, the stunning Jurassic Coast to the South and London via the A303 to the North East. The regency resort of Sidmouth is 7 miles to the South with an out of town Waitrose whilst the Cathedral City of Exeter is 21 miles distant with access to the M5 motorway via junction 29 and the International airport just 16 miles.DESCRIPTION
As its name suggests, East Wing is the Easterly projection of Netherton Hall, an historic and imposing Grade II listed mansion enjoying an enviable setting within the picturesque Farway valley. With recorded origins as far back as 1607, Netherton Hall was occupied in succession by the Prideaux family, being extensively rebuilt in the 19th Century very much in the Jacobean/Tudor style with finely dressed windows, fireplaces and beamed ceilings prevalent throughout. In more recent history, following its use as an independent school, Netherton has been sensitively divided into three unique residences, East Wing believed to have formed part of the domestic quarters of the original Hall.
Entered via an entrance door to the South Elevation, the entrance lobby, floored in quarry tiles with exposed corner stones and with a cloaks cupboard/recess, gives access to both the Kitchen via a ledge and braced latch door and the Dining Hall.
An impressive room of Manorial splendour, the Dining Hall features a stucco stone fireplace incorporating an arched bread oven whilst heavy chamfered and stopped beams cross an open vaulted ceiling up to the first floor above. Ledge and braced latch doors open to the Drawing Room, Cloakroom and Boiler/Utility Room. The Drawing Room is perfectly proportioned and balanced by chamfered and stopped ceiling beams against an impressive fireplace home to a 'Clearview' woodburning stove. A trio of leaded light windows preside over the front garden and coach house whilst vertical exposed wall timbers, presumably former screen supports, frame an opening through to a Study with obscure leaded window and door to built in shelved storage cupboard. Completing the ground floor is the Kitchen, of farmhouse style with heavy central beam, terracotta tiled floor and comprehensive range of white painted units with solid wood surfaces. Co-ordinating fittings include a matching dresser cupboard, a ceramic sink, integrated dishwasher and a ledge and braced door to a shelved walk in pantry cupboard.
The first floor landing features wide original boards and a heavy carved wood ballustrade and spindles creating a gallery over the staircase and Dining Hall below. A ledge and braced latch door gives access into Master and Guest Bedroom suites with inner landing serving the latter and also leading to a second staircase rising to the second floor. The Master Bedroom is of particularly generous proportions with a bank of fitted wardrobes, drawers and dresser surface and a further latch ledge and braced door to a well appointed En Suite Bathroom. The Guest Bedroom is again of generous proportions with full height doors to built in wardrobes and ledge and braced latch door to an En Suite Shower Room.
The second floor landing features a vaulted beamed ceiling and secondary glazed leaded windows overlooking the rear terraced gardens. Latch ledge and braced doors open to a Bathroom and two double bedrooms, the larger of which with vaulted ceilings and exposed A frame timbers. The second bedroom enjoys similar character with fitted dresser surface, cupboard and drawers below and a matching double wardrobe. The two second floor bedrooms are served by a Bathroom with period white suite and tiled floors with exposed beams and sloping ceilings.OUTSIDE
Gardens to the front are laid to lawn with mature well stocked floral borders and winding path from the drive to the front entrance door. Across the drive is a substantial 'Coach House' with three sets of timber doors, incorporating three bays with vaulted beamed ceiling and internal workshop/office. Adjoining and being part of the same building is a 'Games Room', accessed via a pedestrian door with wood effect flooring, inset down lighters and space for a table tennis/billiard table.
To the rear the gardens are more formally arranged in three terraces fully enclosed by mature hedgerow and specimen trees and shrubs interlinked by stone steps with lawns and shingled 'sunken' terrace incorporating a central fountain.SERVICES
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.VIEWING
Strictly by appointment with the agents Stags Honiton 01404 45885.DIRECTIONS
From Honiton's High Street, continue up New Street and past the rail station. At the mini roundabout at the top of the hill, turn left and then immediately right signposted to Farway. Climb the hill and at the top carry straight on past the Golf Course ignoring the turning to the right signed to Farway and Seaton. Take the next turning right at Broaddown Cross signposted to Farway and Northleigh and continue along the top of the valley, ignoring the next turning on the right. At Bucknole Cross where the road bends sharply to the left turn right signed to Farway. Proceed down the hill through the trees passing the gated and pillared drive to Netherton Hall and following the stone wall around the corner, turn left into the drive and left again in front of East Wing.