Dunkeswell, Honiton, Devon, EX14


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
A quaint period cottage situated in a stunning private rural location set in 2.8 acres of beautiful garden, woodland and a stream of Madford river flowing by.

Unique opportunity to purchase a much loved cottage situated in a truly wonderful secluded location.

This delightful happy home has been in the same ownership for over thirty years. The cottage currently offers two bedrooms, a lounge, dining room, breakfast kitchen and downstairs WC in the main cottage with a corridor from it leading to second living area that includes a kitchen, lounge, bedroom and bathroom. Alternatively, the property may offer scope for potential re-development subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.

The property further benefits from oil fired central heating with radiators throughout, an open fire and wood burning stove and double glazing.

Riverside is situated at the bottom of a no through road surrounded by woodland just on the edge of the old established small village of Dunkeswell. This has a pretty parish church and there is a shop as well as several other amenities in the nearby 'new' village. Dunkeswell is located in the area of the Blackdown Hills, which is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with rolling countryside and typical Devon patchwork fields. The busy market town of Honiton lies about 5 miles to the south, which serves a large rural community and particularly well-known as an antique and book centre as well as having most of the usual multiples such as Smiths, Boots, Tesco and a variety of shops, restaurants, schools, sports centre/ swimming pool, golf club and main line rail link to London (Waterloo). Honiton has excellent communication facilities with a dual carriageway to the Cathedral City of Exeter, the county town, some 22 miles to the west. Exeter has excellent shopping and sporting facilities, theatres, art centre, main line rail link to London (Paddington) and a small international airport together with M5 access. The County Town of Taunton is approximately 16 miles to the north where direct access to the M5 can be gained, together with the express train to London (Paddington). The coast at Lyme Bay is about 14 miles to the south.

Where this property really comes into its own is when you go outside. Although surrounded by trees the garden area, which is about 1.25 acres, is open enough for the sunlight to stream in.

A bridge leads you over the serene stream into the main garden area, which is mainly laid to lawn. The garden, which has been lovingly maintained over the years, wraps around the property with areas of patio to enjoy the sunshine throughout the day. There is a large pond and within the garden there are areas of shrubs trees and plants which attract an array of wildlife and insects.

There are also several storage sheds. To the west of property is an area of woodland, which also houses the borehole and well. A short distance from the cottage is a detached timber garage (18'2 x 7'7). On the perimeter of the property is a public bridleway with access to a beautiful walk through the countryside up to the village of old Dunkeswell.

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Greenslade Taylor Hunt - Honiton

111 High Street, Honiton, Devon

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