A beautiful and recently refurbished four bedroom house in the picturesque and much sought after village of Broadhembury.
Manleys is a particularly handsome detached residence which was built, we believe, in the late 1940s/early 1950s and has rendered and colour-washed elevations under a slated roof. It has been the subject of a comprehensive programme of improvement by the current owners in the last few years and is now found in beautiful order with great care and attention having been given to the fittings and overall finish. It retains a wealth of character features and has a more "Edwardian" feel with high ceilings, picture rails and plate racks, period fireplaces and a delightful wide oak staircase.
Worthy of particular mention is the sitting room which has a bay window overlooking the front gardens with French doors to the side and an open stone fireplace, as well as a dining room which has parquet flooring and a brick feature fireplace.
The property benefits from four bedrooms, the master of which has an en-suite bathroom, and all the principal rooms take advantage of the delightful outlook over the gardens to the front. Works have also included the installation of a heating system as well as replacement timber double glazed windows.
To summarise, Manleys is a handsome home in one of East Devon's most sought after and picturesque villages and it is unusual to find a property of its period in this predominantly thatched village.
The property is approached from the lane through electric timber gates onto a gravelled driveway and this leads to a parking area, adjacent to which is the large single garage. The gardens lie to the front of the property and comprise a good sized area of lawn which is interspersed with shrub beds and surrounded by mature boundaries which provide a high degree of privacy. Slightly screened from the main area of lawn is a productive kitchen garden with sleepered raised vegetable beds and this leads down to a chicken run .
In total the gardens extend to 0.285 of an acre.
Manleys is located in the heart of the village of Broadhembury, one of East Devon's most attractive villages which nestles beneath the hills of Hembury Fort and North Hill in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Broadhembury is a forgotten gem dominated by the pretty parish church of St Andrews, adjacent to which is a primary school and an ancient pub The Drewe Arms which is well known for its cuisine. The village also has a post office/shop and is located some five miles north of the market town of Honiton and approximately six miles south of Junction 28 of the M5, giving it great accessibility.
The area is of outstanding natural beauty and delightful walks through the countryside emanate virtually from one's doorstep. The busy market town of Honiton is some five miles distant with a range of independent shops and supermarkets, many antique shops, schools and leisure facilities. There is also a mainline rail link to London Waterloo.
Exeter, the County town, is approximately twenty miles to the west with excellent shopping facilities, theatres, mainline rail link to London Paddington, M5 access and international airport. The World Heritage Coastline known as the Jurassic Coast, at Sidmouth, is some fourteen miles to the south.
From Honiton High Street, take the A373 (at the traffic lights) towards Cullompton. Continue along this road for about 5 miles, turning right at Colliton Cross, signposted Broadhembury. Proceed along this lane for about 1 mile, passing the Village Hall on the left and Manleys will be found after a short distance on your left hand side.