A charming and particularly well-presented detached country cottage set in delightful gardens with a thatched garage building and parking.
Jocelyn Cottage is a handsome detached cottage which has a particularly attractive front façade, with its central thatched porch and mellow tiled roof extension. It has origins dating back several centuries and retains a wealth of period features, hence it is listed as Grade II.
Although packed full of character, Jocelyn Cottage has been the subject of comprehensive works in more recent years and is now found in beautiful order, with great care and attention given to the fittings and overall finish. Worthy of particular mention is the superb kitchen/breakfast room which has a good range of units under granite worktops and two Agas, one gas (for summer use) and one oil-fired. The reception rooms are beamed and both have inglenook fireplaces with woodburners, and the property also benefits from an en-suite shower room to the principal bedroom.
To the front of the cottage, on the lane side, is a gravelled parking area with space for 2/3 vehicles, adjacent to which is a detached block and thatched garage/workshop. This has twin doors, power and a side door, as well as a storage loft area.
The gardens at Jocelyn Cottage have been beautifully planted and create the most picturesque and sheltered setting, with the cottage having southerly orientation. There are two areas of lawn, one with a splendid apple tree, and these are surrounded by profusely stocked flower and shrub beds. To one corner there is a paved terrace which is covered by a wisteria clad pergola and there is also a terrace to the side of the cottage which can be accessed through the French doors in the kitchen/breakfast room.
Jocelyn Cottage 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 Payhembury and Feniton have a good range of amenities which include shops, public houses, hairdressers and village halls, and the property is also within the catchment for the two primary schools, rated good and outstanding. 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. 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 the right hand bend, when the drive to Jocelyn Cottage will be found after approximately 50 yards on your left hand side.