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Higher Tale, Payhembury, Honiton
£399,500 | 3 bedrooms | 0.55 acres

Property features

• Character features - Not listed
• Beautiful rural location
• 3 Double Bedrooms
• Study/potential 4th bedroom
• 2 Reception rooms
• Kitchen with Rayburn
• Range of outbuildings
• Woodland and garden - 0.55 acres

SITUATION
Idyllically located in the quiet East Devon countryside, this historic home is conveniently nestled between the A30 near Ottery St Mary and the M5 at Cullompton.
 
The two nearby villages of Clyst Hydon and Payhembury both have thriving communities, highly regarded primary schools, pubs and there is a community run shop in Payhembury. The property is also within easy reach of the popular village of Plymtree, which has a primary school, church, pub and community run shop.
 
The town of Ottery St Mary is easily reached and is serviced by a range of facilities including the much revered Kings Secondary School, supermarket and many independent shops. The larger town of Honiton is 8 miles distant with Exeter a readily commutable 15 miles.

DESCRIPTION
Formally two cottages, Farthings is a beautifully conserved and renovated detached cottage combining a wealth of period features with modern country living yet is not listed. A central thatched porch leads through into the Sitting Room on one side and the Dining Room on the other, both with inglenook fireplaces one with a wood burning stove and the other a bread oven.
 
The dual aspect kitchen is fitted with a range of units around a solid fuel fired Rayburn. To the rear is the Utility Room, side access and a ground floor cloakroom.
 
A natural oak staircase, from the lounge, rises to the first floor whilst at the bottom is a walk in shelved storage cupboard.
 
The first floor houses three bedrooms, accessed via a landing incorporating a central open Study area /potential 4th bedroom with wide floor boards. There is a family bathroom.
 
The master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling with exposed A frame trusses, a shelved dressing area and an en suite wet room styled shower room.

OUTSIDE
The property occupies a delightful setting with gardens and grounds extending to either side of the cottage over looking open farmland to the rear. A picture postcard snowdrop 'copse' makes up the gardens to the east with more formal lawns, patio and colourful borders to the West. Beyond these are two parking areas for several vehicles.

DETACHED WORKSHOP
This former garage has a side door, power and light, alongside a log store and shed.

TIMBER BARN/ GARAGE
Set beside the second parking area, the large timber garage has a concrete floor, mezzanine store area and a log store to the rear.

SUMMER HOUSE
Positioned within the woodland, the summer house has an elevated outlook to the South over open countryside.

SERVICES
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.

DIRECTIONS
From the old A30 at Fairmile head north signposted to Escot and Talaton. Pass Escot and before entering Talaton turn right to Plymtree just beyond the brow of the hill. Continue on this road for about 2 miles and turn left. The property is on your right after about 400 yards.
 

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