A delightful Grade II listed property of great character with adaptable accommodation and parking in a quintessential Devonshire village
Kites Cottage is a detached Grade II listed property that dates from the 16th Century and was originally a Hall House which has been extended over the years including a rear extension, thought to have been a bakehouse. The property is picture postcard with a large and delightful walled garden and the benefit of parking for four vehicles on the driveway and in the newly constructed carport.
Kites Cottage has been sympathetically and tastefully updated with all the comforts of modern living (including superfast broadband) and yet it retains much of its period character and ambience including exposed timbers, a large inglenook fireplace with beautiful flagstone flooring to the entrance hall and snug.
The accommodation is adaptable in its arrangement with two staircases making it a great option for extended families, guests and potentially B&B. Worthy of particular note is the fabulous and recently refitted bathroom; a luxurious room with freestanding clawfoot bath and separate shower.
The property is approached from the lane into a parking area with parking for up to 4 vehicles under and in front of the recently constructed timber carport (16' x 19') with pitched, slated roof. A pedestrian gate leads from this area into the beautiful English country garden which has been thoughtfully designed and planted with many areas in which to sit and enjoy the peaceful setting at different times of the day and the myriad of colourful flowers and shrubs.
The property has the added benefit of a two storey outbuilding (5.7m x 3.8m overall plus first floor) which includes a good-sized ground floor room currently used as a workshop which affords lots of natural light and offers a number of potential uses (it has previously been used as an artist's studio) with the benefit of heating, water, power and light. The other part of the ground floor is currently used as a utility space with ladder access leading to the storage room above. There are also two timber sheds in the garden.
Kites Cottage is situated in the heart of the conservation village of Stockland; a much sought-after village located in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a vibrancy to the village with the village hall offering lots of social events and activities, along with a well respected primary school, pre-school and ancient Church.
About 3 miles to the South is the village of Dalwood with a community run shop and popular public house. Approximately 6 miles to the South West is the busy market town of Honiton which has a variety of shops including many antique shops, sports centre/swimming pool and mainline rail link to London (Waterloo).
The Cathedral City of Exeter lies some 22 miles to the west with an excellent shopping centre, sport and leisure facilities, mainline rail link to London (Paddington), M5 access and international airport. The picturesque World Heritage Jurassic Coastline at Lyme Bay is about 9 miles to the south and is a popular destination with stunning coastal walks.