A charming detached Victorian Villa in a semi-rural yet accessible location with beautiful gardens, grounds and a paddock. In all about 1.7 acres.
Marwood House is a particularly attractive detached villa which is thought to date back to the late Victorian era. It has tall elevations and large windows, typical of its period, and is made unique by its verandah, which runs along three elevations and partly covers the terrace.
The accommodation in the main house is well proportioned with high ceilings and all the principal rooms take advantage of views over the gardens and grounds. It has in recent years been the subject of a programme of enlargement with the addition of a superb kitchen/dining room. This has been beautifully fitted with oak units and includes an oil-fired Rayburn and bi-ford doors which open onto the terrace.
Gardens and Grounds.
The property is approached from the lane through double wrought iron gates which lead to a hard-standing and parking area, adjacent to which is the detached timber garage/store. Adjoining the property is a terrace which is partly covered by the verandah and which is a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the natural elements of the setting.
The gardens are a true delight and lie mainly to the south and east and are laid principally to areas of sweeping lawn, bordered and interspersed with colourful plant and shrub beds. Within the grounds there are a several outbuildings which include a former garage and which are now in need of some repair. At the bottom of the garden a gate leads to the paddock which has also has a field gate to the lane and in which there is a small field shelter. In all the gardens and paddock extend to approximately 1.1 acres and the property also owns a wooded swathe of land which runs down into a goyle. In total the land extends to about 1.7 acres.
Marwood House is located in a beautiful country position on the fringes of Offwell, a charming village which has an active community, a primary school and ancient Church of St Mary's. There are picturesque walks close at hand through Offwell Woods, as well as a myriad of footpaths and bridleways in the near vicinity. It is conveniently positioned, being about a mile and a half from the market town of Honiton, which 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 independent shops, restaurants, schools, sports centre/swimming pool, golf club and main line rail link to London (Waterloo).
Honiton has excellent communication facilities with a dual carriageway to the Cathedral City of Exeter, some 20 miles to the west. Exeter has excellent shopping and sporting facilities, theatres, art centre, main line rail link to London (Paddington) and an international airport together with M5 access. The Regency coastal resort of Sidmouth lies some 9 miles to the south with its pebble beach (sand at low tide), long esplanade and range of independent shops. The renowned Colyton Grammar School, one of England's top mixed state schools, is situated about 7 miles away.