A handsome, detached, 4 bedroom residence which is one of three properties located in an enviable and exclusive position, down a private driveway in the popular and thriving village of Whimple.
It is understood that two of the three properties in Hindstrete were built on the grounds of Whimple House which burnt down in 1950. Ferndale itself was built for the Manager of the local cider factory in 1953 and following the factory's closure in 1989, a third property was built, sympathetically and in keeping with the 1950's style.
The accommodation is well laid out with bright and spacious rooms, bathed in natural light as many of them have dual aspect windows. A two storey extension to the rear has been a fabulous addition, creating a large kitchen/breakfast room and a fourth double bedroom which balances the scale of the property to the fabulous grounds, which exceed half an acre.
The property has been very well maintained over the course of our vendors' 28 year occupation, benefitting from, amongst other improvements, cavity wall insulation, double glazing and solar panels which generate electricity and a modest income.
Worthy of particular note is the lovely dual aspect sitting room with 1950's open fireplace and French doors to the garden. Double doors open to the study which could also offer a ground floor 5th bedroom. Upstairs and accessed from the galleried landing is the bathroom and 4 bedrooms; the principal of which has fitted wardrobes and a modern ensuite shower room.
The driveway has a pillared entrance and sweeps around, circling a central 'island' with mature trees providing privacy between the houses. There is ample parking at Ferndale on a gravelled driveway which leads to the detached double garage. The front garden is pretty with a pathway leading up the original garden steps to the front porch. To the Southern elevation is a sunny patio accessed from the kitchen/breakfast room and small parterre within the flower beds. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn, interspersed with flower beds and borders which are well stocked and include Clematis and Rhododendron. The grounds are surrounded by mature trees including a magnificent Red Oak and there is also a useful garden shed (8' x 10') and greenhouse. In all the grounds extend to approximately 0.68 acres.
Ferndale is one of three properties, located in an enviable and exclusive position, down a private driveway in the popular and thriving village of Whimple which sits between the market town of Honiton and the Cathedral City of Exeter. Whimple serves a wider rural community and is in the catchment of the well respected Clyst Vale Community College. The village has two public houses, primary school, post office/shop, doctors surgery, excellent cricket ground and also a main line rail link to London Waterloo.
The town of Ottery St Mary lies about 3 miles to the south east and has a wide range of shopping amenities including a Sainsbury's supermarket.
The busy market town of Honiton lies about 10 miles to the East and is 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). The Cathedral City of Exeter, the county town, lies some 9 miles to the west. Exeter has excellent shopping and sporting facilities, theatres, art centre, main line rail link to London (Paddington), international airport and M5 access.