A superb detached modern home of great character with spacious and beautifully presented accommodation, substantial garage and good sized level gardens.
Flays Farmhouse is a well-proportioned detached house which was constructed in 2005 on the site of a former residence, and was built with great sympathy having been given to its origins using vernacular design and materials. This has resulted in a home of immense charm and character, yet with the conveniences and efficiency of modern day living. It has principally colourwashed rendered elevations under a thatched roof with attractive thatched dormers to the front, and takes advantage of some splendid country views over the orchard and meadow to the front and far reaching country views to the rear.
The accommodation is particularly spacious and beautifully presented, and has been finished with a great eye to detail with high quality fixtures and fittings. Worthy of particular mention is the bespoke oak kitchen which opens into a breakfasting area, as well as the large double aspect sitting room which has super views and an 'inglenook' fireplace with a woodburning stove. To the first floor the property offers three bedrooms, the principal of which is an enormous room which also benefits from an en-suite shower room.
Flays Farmhouse is approached from a small country lane over a gravelled driveway which sweeps up to a parking area with space for a number of vehicles. Adjacent to this is the substantial detached, thatched garage which has two sets of up and over doors, as well as a large first floor above which could provide a great childrens "den", storage area or potential for an office. To the rear of this is a very attractive paved terrace which has a thatched canopy and superb views over the gardens to the countryside beyond.
To the front of the property is a lawned area of garden with a border containing a variety of roses, and the majority of the garden lies to the rear, which in the main is laid to level lawns and interspersed with borders containing a profusion of colourful plants and shrubs. There is also a chicken run and the property backs onto open countryside and affords fabulous views.
Flays Farmhouse is situated in a delightful semi-rural location in the tiny hamlet of Lower Cheriton, which nestles between the villages of Payhembury and Feniton. The location has the best of both worlds, in as much as it is readily accessible to Feniton Station (1.6 miles) which has direct trains to both Exeter and London Waterloo, as well as the busy market town of Honiton.
Both Feniton and Payhembury have a good range of amenities which include shops, public house, hairdressers, primary school and village halls. Honiton lies about 5 miles to the south east and has a variety of independent shops and supermarkets, sport and leisure facilities and main line rail link to London (Waterloo). Exeter, the County Town, is approximately 17 miles to the west with an excellent shopping centre, theatres, sport and leisure facilities, M5 access and international airport. Colyton Grammar School, one of England's top co-educational state schools, is some 16 miles to the south west and the The World Heritage Jurassic Coast at Lyme Bay is about 11 miles distant.
From Honiton take the A30 in a westerly direction towards Exeter and turn off at the iron bridge turning signposted Ottery St Mary. Follow this road (the old A30) for approximately 1.5 miles turning right at Pattesons Cross signposted Payhembury and Feniton. Carry on along this road into the village of Feniton and over the railway line, following the signs to Colestocks and Payhembury. Proceed up this lane until you arrive at a very sharp left hand bend, turn right here signposted Cheriton and follow this to Court Barton Cross. Turn left signposted Hembury Fort 1.75 miles and carry on around a right hand bend, and then around to the left, and the driveway to Flays Farmhouse will be found after about 150 yards on your left hand side.