Studhayes Barn is located on the rural fringes of the attractive and highly desirable village of Kilmington, which in turn is set amongst some of East Devon's most attractive rolling countryside. It has access to some beautiful country and woodland walks in the near vicinity, as well as the village amenities which include a farm shop, two public houses, primary school, which is rated outstanding by Ofsted, ancient parish church and village hall, as well as sporting facilities such as tennis courts and a cricket pitch. Kilmington lies approximately 2 miles away from the busy market town of Axminster which has an extensive range of amenities including many independent retailers and eateries including The Canteen which is owned by TV chef and good food campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Axminster also has a main line rail link to London Waterloo.
The bustling market town of Honiton is some 7 miles to the west and the renowned Colyton Grammar School, one of England's top mixed state schools, is some 6 miles distant. The World Heritage Jurassic Coastline at Lyme Bay lies approximately 7 miles to the south and Exeter, the county town of Devon, is some 26 miles to the west. Exeter has an excellent shopping centre, main line rail links to London Paddington and Waterloo, international airport and M5 motorway access.
Studhayes Barn is a particularly attractive Grade II residence which was converted by the current owners from the former barns, including a threshing barn, in connection with Studhayes Farm in the early 2000's.
It has beautifully presented accommodation of quality which has been designed in a way so as to make the most of the light and the country outlook, and it blends the traditional features one would expect with an old barn with all the conveniences of modern day living.
There has been an extensive use of oak in the doors and flooring, and you have replicated some period features such as the large inglenook style fireplace in the sitting room with its plank and muntin screen, as well as many exposed timbers and 'A' frames to the first floor. Worthy of particular mention is the exceptionally light sitting room which benefits from two large windows, formerly the doors of the threshing barn, and this has an enormous brick fireplace with a woodburner. The kitchen/breakfast room is also worthy of note and this has been beautifully fitted with an extensive range of units under granite work surfaces.
The accommodation is also adaptable and there is potential for a ground floor bedroom which also has an adjoining utility room, which with very little alteration, could become self-contained as there is a door to the outside. To the first floor there are three bedrooms the principal of which is a superb large room with luxury en-suite shower room.
A superb feature of Studhayes Barn is The Dairy, which forms part of the buildings around the courtyard, and this is a very stylish holiday cottage with simply stunning accommodation which has a contemporary edge. This provides a useful income for the current owners and they have a high level of repeat business.
The Dairy adds a great deal of adaptability to Studhayes Barn and is perfect for those looking for a lifestyle change/hobby business.
Gardens and Grounds
The property is approached over a driveway which sweeps past the house to a huge parking area which was the former farmyard.
Adjacent to this is The Dairy and this is attached to a further barn which incorporates a large games room and a laundry room (also connected to the holiday cottage), as well as the garaging which has two sets of electric doors. To the north is a large modern agricultural building which has a wide variety of uses, whilst to the side of this is access into a small paddock which could have potential as a glamping site.
The gardens surrounding the property itself have been beautifully landscaped and comprise a paved and gravelled terrace with lawns which are interspersed with a variety of shrubs and trees. There is also a fabulous detached barbeque lodge. This area of the garden has views over the paddock which stretches up to the A35.
There is also a lower area of garden which is particularly secluded and comprises a level area of lawn with summerhouse and a pergola clad in a beautiful vine. There are two areas of paddock and the gardens and grounds take advantage of some beautiful far reaching views over the Corry Valley. In total the gardens and grounds extend to about 3.9 acres.
Mains electricity. Private water and drainage. Oil-fired central heating (electric heating in The Dairy).
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"A stunning and beautifully presented detached barn conversion with a two-bedroom holiday cottage, range of outbuildings and approaching 4 acres of gardens and grounds"