An individual and spacious detached residence with scope for modernisation, set in approx. 0.6 acre of delightful grounds, located in the heart of this sought-after village.
Greenbanks comes to the market for the first time since it was built by the late owner, a respected local builder, in the early 50's. It was originally built as a bungalow which has been extended over the years creating the substantial and adaptable property we find today. The various extensions include the addition of a second reception room/dining room adjacent to the kitchen which has been thoughtfully designed to include a curved wall, bay window with views to the garden, additional porthole window and exterior door.
Worthy of particular mention is the bright and spacious sitting room which has been extended into a garden/sun room with large windows; a peaceful place to sit and enjoy the views over the garden. The loft space was converted in the 60's offering two further rooms and a large landing area with dormer window and fitted cupboard. Double doors open from the landing to a generous storage space (with restricted head height).
The property is flexible in its arrangement, currently offering single storey living to those who require it and the opportunity for the next owner to adapt and update it as they feel necessary to suit their own needs.
The property sits quite centrally within its beautiful grounds of approximately 0.6 of an acre, with steps and a gently sloping pathway leading down to the stream which runs the length of the Southern boundary. The gardens feel particularly private and offer an abundance of colour and interest with mature hedging, trees and shrubs surrounding areas laid to lawn.
Double gates open from The Street to the driveway with parking for several vehicles and detached timber garage.
There is a storage space under the property (with restricted head height) and further outbuildings attached to the property which include a two-room workshop and separate washroom with Belfast sink and gardener's WC.
Located in the heart of the attractive and desirable village of Kilmington, which is set amongst some of East Devon's most attractive countryside in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This popular village has a range of amenities which include a village store, farm shop, two public houses, primary school, church and village hall as well as some sporting facilities. It is also an ideal base from which to commute to Exeter, Taunton and even London with the mainline trains running hourly from Axminster, just two miles distant. The property sits in a prime and unique location within the village, with a feeling of being far more remote than it is, with its leafy boundaries and stream running by.
The renowned Colyton Grammar School, one of England's top mixed state schools, is some 6 miles distant. The World Heritage Jurassic Coastline at Lyme Bay lies approximately 7 miles to the south and Exeter, the county town of Devon, is some 26 miles to the west. Exeter has an excellent shopping centre, main line rail links to London Paddington and Waterloo, international airport and M5 motorway access.
From Honiton take the A35 Axminster Road and follow this through the village of Wilmington and on to the village of Kilmington, turning right just past the thatched pub known as The Old Inn signposted Whitford two miles. Proceed down this road past the Parish Church, taking the right hand turn in front of the Village Stores into The Street. Continue along this road, passing the red telephone box on your left, past Whitehayes Close on the right and the entrance to Greenbanks will be found immediately on the left hand side.