Manor Cottage is situated in a semi-rural location on Haldon Hill where there are a handful of properties nestled in a somewhat wooded setting in the lee of the hill, not far from the A38. The village of Kennford (which has a primary school and a village store/Post Office) is only 1 mile whilst wonderful Haldon Forest, with its miles of woodland walks and cycle paths, is also only a mile. The nearby village of Kenn also has a beautiful church and a thriving pub, The Ley Arms. The cathedral and university city of Exeter is only 6 miles, which provides an extensive range of facilities befitting a centre of this importance. Also within easy reach is Exeter Racecourse, Teignmouth Golf Club and, of course, Dartmoor National Park. Access to the A38 to the north, which then links to the M5 motorway, is less than ½ mile.DESCRIPTION
This detached property was converted from a traditional barn it is believed from the 1970's, though has been extended on two occasions since and as a result offers a deceptively spacious amount of accommodation of over 2,300 sq ft.
A contemporary front door leads into an entrance hall with oak floor, off which is a triple aspect family room with patio doors out onto the decking area. Off the other side of the hall is bedroom 4, which has an en-suite shower room with Travertine tiled walls and floor. A short flight of stairs leads down to the reception hall, a double aspect room with multi-fuel stove. The kitchen/dining room is 'L' shaped with the kitchen end having beech fronted cupboards and drawers with beech worktops with double Belfast sink, 4-ring Propane gas hob, 2 electric ovens, built-in fridge and dishwasher and space for American-style fridge. The dining area has patio doors to a wonderful, enclosed courtyard area which lies between the dining area and the sitting room. Off this is the utility and boot room plus cloakroom. Off the reception hall is the spacious, double aspect, sitting room with French doors out to the courtyard area plus further French doors to the parking area and main gardens. Feature fireplace with wood burner.
From the reception hall stairs lead up to the original first floor, where there is bedroom 2 with a range of mirror-fronted wardrobes, plus bedroom 3 with built-in wardrobes. Family bathroom with clawfoot bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin. Linen cupboard.
A second staircase off the main hall leads up to the master bedroom which has an attractive outlook over the grounds and beyond to woodland plus Velux windows with partial reduced height ceiling. Off the other side of the landing is a substantial shower room/dressing room with Travertine tiling and wardrobes.THE GROUNDS
The drive leads to the detached garage (18ft x 17ft) with electric roller door and parking to the front with the drive dropping down to a parking and turning area at the front of the house. The main gardens extend to the far side with gently sloping lawns interspersed with flower and shrub borders, kitchen garden in a cage (protection from the deer!) with the grounds leading up to a lane side hedge. At the rear of the house are two small storage buildings. An excellent detached garden office, with provision for a kitchenette,(16' 7" x 16' 2"). Overall, the gardens amount to 0.64 acres.SERVICES
Private water from an Estate supply, connection to the Estate private drainage system (shared by 6 properties), mains electricity. Oil-fired central heating. Broadband enabled with hard wiring with 4 terminals. 2 Telephone lines. Bottled propane in kitchen.DIRECTIONS
Travelling north on the A38 towards Exeter, as one drops down Telegraph Hill towards Exeter, turn left just after the escape lane whereupon you then turn sharp left up Old Haldon Hill. Within a few hundred yards, turn right down a private road which leads to 6 properties, Manor Cottage being the first one on the right.