A beautifully presented, detached village property with exceptional grounds of approximately 0.68 acre, stabling and large garage/workshop.
St Giles Cottage is a detached period cottage that is traditionally built with rendered colourwashed exterior elevations under a slated roof and has the benefit of low maintenance double glazed windows and central heating.
The property has an interesting history, having been built as two semi-detached farm labourers' cottages on the site of an old Devon Long House. The cottages were subsequently joined together and extended to create the roomy, detached home we find today.
St Giles Cottage has a particularly welcoming feel and outstanding views to the South East with the lantern tower of Colyton church visible in the distance. The lovely garden room extension to the rear is worthy of particular note, sitting in the eye of the afternoon sun with an opening through to the kitchen, making this a wonderfully sociable space.
Upstairs are four generous bedrooms, three of which are situated to the front of the property with fabulous views towards Colyton and the fourth with a Southerly aspect over the glorious gardens. There are also two generous bathrooms on this floor, one of which has been recently fitted with a bath and separate shower.
The gardens at St Giles Cottage are exceptional and bounded by a natural stone wall to the front and part of the Northern boundary which frames them perfectly. A central pathway leads to the front door, bordered by lavender and level lawns. Steps rise to a further expanse of lawn to the South which is interspersed with mature trees and shrubs and leads around to the rear of the property.
Double gates to the northern boundary provide vehicle access to a driveway and large stone-built tandem garage with pitched roof, light and power. At the rear of the garage, with separate stable door, is a wood shed. There is a timber stable block to the far western boundary with 3 units, power and water, and a vegetable plot in front. In total, the grounds extend to approximately 0.68 acre.
St Giles Cottage is located in the heart of the tiny village of Northleigh which lies between the market town of Honiton and the coastal resort of Sidmouth. Northleigh nestles in a sheltered valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a pretty Parish Church and Village Hall as well as delightful walks throughout the locality.
St Giles Cottage stands in its own mature gardens and grounds which extend in all to approximately 0.6 acre and has a sunny aspect, with far-reaching views over the fields in front.
The market town of Honiton lies approximately 4 miles to the north and has a range of independent shops including many antique shops, a main line rail link to London (Waterloo) and 6 miles to the south is the World Heritage Site colloquially known as the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Bay.
Exeter, the Cathedral City and County Town, is some 21 miles distant with an excellent shopping centre, theatres, main line rail link to London (Waterloo), M5 motorway access and small international airport.
The property lies approximately 3 miles from the renowned Colyton Grammar School, one of England's top secondary schools.