Clyst St. Lawrence is a conveniently situated hamlet, within an easy commute of Exeter, whilst enjoying a rural, yet not isolated, location bordering the banks of the River Clyst and surrounded by productive farmland. The hamlet is arranged with a cluster of rural homes and farms centred on the Church of St. Lawrence, whilst the nearby villages of Clyst Hydon, Whimple and Broadclyst offer local schooling, a fine pub restaurant (Five Bells Inn) and village community groups.
The nearby B3181 offers swift access to Junction 28 (Cullompton) and Junction 29 (Exeter) of the M5 and the A30 at Exeter, providing easy access to the rest of the country including London and Bristol to the north and east, and Cornwall to the south. There are regular rail services to London Paddington from Exeter St David's and to London Waterloo from Whimple. Exeter airport provides a number of domestic and international flights. The cathedral city of Exeter (9 miles) offers many cultural attractions as well as comprehensive educational facilities, including private schools, sixth form college and university (a member of the Russell Group).DESCRIPTION
Mount Pleasant Cottage in an imposing south easterly facing thatched Grade II Listed property, dating from the early to mid-17th Century, offering adaptable accommodation of just over 2,750 sq ft. Many of the character features are still in place, including flooring, exposed beams, plank and muntin screen and inglenook fireplaces.
From the rear, double doors open to the boot room leading to the sitting room, making an ideal day room with front aspect windows and a charming inglenook fireplace with an inset woodburner. A small passage with the front door opens into the dual aspect drawing room, including double doors leading onto the patio, revealed beams and an inglenook fireplace with an inset woodburner. The heart of the home is the dual aspect kitchen/dining room with delightful garden views, an array of matching base and wall units, window seat, revealed beams and a striking plank and muntin screen.
The remaining ground floor has the capacity to create ancillary accommodation for dependent relatives, subject to the necessary planning consents, incorporating the study, hobby room/bedroom 5, shower room and utility. The current arrangement is a study, ground floor bedroom and the all-important utility. The dual aspect study is ideal for working from home, whilst bedroom 5 includes double doors to the garden. The utility includes a further range of units and space for laundry appliances. There is also a separate shower room.
The first floor landing leads along the south easterly aspect with windows overlooking the garden and an airing cupboard. The principal suite has a front aspect window with rural views, exposed wood flooring and a substantial en suite providing a bath, walk-in shower, wc and basin. From the en suite is access to generous eaves storage. Bedroom 2 has a front aspect window with rural views and an en suite shower room. Bedroom 3 is located at the opposite end of the first floor with a dual aspect enjoying garden and rural views. Bedroom 4 has a front aspect with rural views and built-in cupboards. The family bathroom is arranged with a bath, wc and basin.
Outside, to the front of the cottage is a raised strip of garden, laid to lawn with shrubs and steps leading up to a thatched porch. To the right of the cottage is a five-bar gate with a gravel drive leading to the rear grounds and two areas of parking. The landscaped gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with gravel and paved patio areas, bordering flowerbeds and a central summerhouse (with power and light). The lower garden area has a collection of trees with timber storage. Established hedging wraps around the garden with a rear gate leading down to the River Clyst. Overall the property amounts to about 0.48 of an acre.SERVICES
Mains electricity. Mains water. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating.DIRECTIONS
From Exeter proceed north east on the B3181 towards Cullompton, going through Pinhoe and then Broadclyst, and in the hamlet of Beare turn right signposted Clyst St Lawrence. After 2.5 miles at Clapp Mill Cross turn left signposted Clyst St Lawrence. Continue into the hamlet where the property is located on the left.