A handsome, detached 5-bedroom lodge in the most enchanting setting amidst the beautiful Farway Valley, surrounded by grounds of approximately 2 acres.
Netherton Lodge is a detached former gate house to Netherton Hall, a Jacobean country mansion which is a third of a mile distant, and has origins dating back possibly to the late Victorian era. The property has a particularly handsome front facade with high gables and ornate barge boards with traditional local flintstone elevations under a tiled roof.
In recent years it has been the subject of a comprehensive programme of enlargement and improvement, all of which has aided in creating the roomy home of character we find today. These works have included the addition of a wing to the southerly side of the property which offers a ground floor guest suite which could easily be converted into a self-contained wing, perfect for a large family, extended family or those with limited mobility. There is also a generous sun room to the rear giving the property four reception rooms and therefore a high degree of flexibility to the arrangement of the living and dining spaces.
The accommodation is presented in beautiful order, having been the subject of a considerable programme of work which included, in addition to the South wing, the installation of a beautiful country kitchen with granite work surfaces and Aga, as well as redecoration throughout. Worthy of particular mention is the sitting room which has a bay window to the front as well as French doors on to a terrace, and all the rooms take advantage of wonderful views over the beautiful gardens.
To the first floor is a generous landing area with feature exposed timbers, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom including the master bedroom which is sizeable with a dual aspect offering views across the grounds. A further set of stairs then rise to the second floor bedroom with dressing area and bathroom, and this has wonderful views over the neighbouring countryside.
Gardens and Grounds.
Netherton Lodge is a most attractive detached property located in an enchanting setting on the outskirts of the village of Farway, a small scattered village with Primary School, Village Hall and pretty Parish Church situated in the beautiful Farway Valley, midway between the bustling market town of Honiton and the World Heritage coastline.
Honiton lies approximately 4 miles to the north with its range of shops, banks, schools, sports centre/ swimming pool and main line rail link to London (Waterloo). Nearby Colyton lies approximately 5 miles to the East and offers a range of amenities including some lovely independent shops, eateries and public houses and plays host to Colyton Grammar School, one of England's top mixed state grammar schools.
Exeter, the county town of Devon, lies some 21 miles to the west with an excellent shopping centre, theatres, cinemas, main line rail link to London (Paddington), M5 access and small international airport. Sidmouth, East Devon's premier coastal resort is some 7 miles distant and well known for its Gothic Regency architecture. It has a long esplanade, wide pebble (sand at low tide) beaches and is situated on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.
The property has a most impressive entrance through pillared, ornate wrought iron gates which originally marked the start of the driveway to the Jacobean Manor House, Netherton Hall, approximately a third of a mile distant. This section of the driveway is now private to Netherton Lodge but the beautiful stuccoed bridge with Beerstone detail remains over the River Coly which meanders through the grounds, adding to the enchantment of the spectacular, mature setting.
The grounds extend to approximately 2 acres and are fairly level and laid principally to areas of sweeping lawn with many fine specimen trees, part of which could be fenced to create a paddock adjacent to the timber stable block if required.
The grounds are bordered to the North with an abundance of mature plants and shrubs offering many areas of colour and interest to explore with two further wooden footbridges adjoining the grounds over the brook. There is a small patio adjacent to the sun room at the rear of the property which is a delightful spot from which to enjoy this rare and tranquil setting.
There is also a further access to the North of the grounds which is screened from the property and would make an ideal spot for parking a motorhome or similar.
In all, the grounds extend to approximately 2 acres.
From our office in Honiton take the turning off the High Street by Lloyds bank into New Street. Continue to the top of the hill and at the roundabout take a left and then an immediate right. At the golf course, turn right signposted to Farway and Seaton and continue along this road for approximately 1.5 miles until you come to the turning to Farway on the left into Money Acre Road. Follow this road for approximately 1 mile through a small built up area passing the primary school on the right and continue following the signs to Farway until you see the gates to Netherton Lodge ahead of you.