Honeysuckle Cottage is situated in a commanding location overlooking the Culm Valley and set within the Blackdown Hills, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village of Hemyock offers a good range of day to day facilities including doctors surgery Post office and tennis and bowls clubs. Wellington, Taunton and Honiton are all within an easy drive together with the M5 motorway providing easy links to both Exeter and Bristol.Description
Honeysuckle Cottage is a quintessential detached thatched cottage which has been extended to create a versatile family home. It mixes a wealth of character features including exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace with modern conveniences. All the main principle rooms enjoy stunning views to the south across the Culm Valley towards Dartmoor. The property benefits from oil fired central heating, a detached one bedroom annexe, attractive cottage gardens and a top paddock, all extending to approximately 1.4 acres.Honeysuckle Cottage
Entrance porch with glazed door to sitting room with feature inglenook fireplace and brick hearth with inset woodburning stove. Stunning views and exposed beams. A door leads to the dining room which again enjoys stunning views and recessed shelving together with exposed beams. From the dining room, further doorways lead into the study and kitchen. The study has double width fitted bookshelves and French doors leading out onto the rear garden. The kitchen/breakfast room is of good proportion and comprises bespoke painted cherry wood units with granite worktops with integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer, double oven, hob and hood. There is also an oil fired Aga, slate flooring throughout, farmhouse style sink and French doors leading onto a beautiful brick paved patio garden to front, protected by a low stone retaining wall. Leading off the kitchen is a rear hall/utility area with slate floor, door to garden, space and plumbing for washing machine and other white goods together with an adjoining cloakroom.
Leading off the main sitting room a small flight of steps takes you to a quarter landing with steps down into the family room/snug or potential 5th bedroom with French doors leading out onto the rear garden. A further door leads into a superb conservatory which is glazed on three sides with French doors to the garden and the most wonderful far reaching views over the Culm Valley.
On the first floor is a landing with exposed beams. The generously proportioned master bedroom has stunning southerly views, bedside reading lights and door to en suite shower room incorporating a double width shower cubicle, twin wash hand basins with fitted cupboards above and below, low level WC and tiled walls and floor. Bedroom 2 again enjoys wonderful southerly views and exposed beams and the third bedroom has fine views from two aspects together with a built in wardrobe with fitted shelving and a further selection of three storage cupboards. The forth bedroom is used by the current owners as a dressing room, with extensively fitted wardrobes, cupboards and drawers and a window highlighting the superb view. This could easily be converted back into a separate double bedroom if required. The attractive fully tiled family bathroom is of a good size and includes a freestanding roll top ball and claw foot bath, large shower enclosure, wash hand basin set in granite with fitted cupboards above and a low level WC.The Annexe
The annexe which would be useful for a dependent relative, guest accommodation or income potential (STPP) or even as a home office, comprises a self contained one bedroom property located at the end of the driveway. The entrance door leads into a hallway with trap access to roof void. There is an adjoining living room/kitchen with a range of units including built in oven, hob and hood together with a circular sink. There are wonderful views from three aspects including glazed French doors to the garden. Leading off the hallway can be found the bedroom again of good proportion with window and door taking you into the attractively tiled en suite shower room with double width shower, sink with built in cupboard, low level WC and its own boiler cupboard. The property benefits from solid oak flooring throughout.Outside
The property is approached over a brick paved driveway protected from the lane by a pair of ornate timber gates and provides ample parking. A pathway leads to the tiered gardens which have been beautifully landscaped in a cottage style with well stocked borders and substantial multi level terraces ideally suited for outside dining and barbecue. There is also a very useful outbuilding which incorporates a fully working kitchen with extensive units, sink and space and plumbing for washing machine and freezer. Stone and gravelled steps then lead up through the tiered gardens to the top paddock which is naturally hedged with stockproof fencing and tree lined. This is ideal for keeping livestock or growing fruit and vegetables benefiting from a southerly aspect. There are various enclosures together with a useful range of timber sheds and a large timber decking area with magnificent views across the Culm Valley. In total the grounds extend to just over 1.4 acres.