Blackmores is situated in the scattered and highly desirable village of West Hill which is located between the town of Ottery St Mary and the County Town of Exeter. The property stands in a quiet, tucked away location enjoying a great deal of privacy as it stands in its own mature grounds of about a third of an acre that create a most attractive setting. The property is within an easy walk of the amenities of this attractive village which include a small supermarket/post office and village primary school (rated by OFSTED as outstanding).
There are many attractive country walks in the near vicinity. Ottery St Mary is located about 2 miles to the East and boasts all the amenities of a small town including a range of shops, large Sainsburys store, medical centre and pharmacy and the popular Kings secondary school. The Coast at Sidmouth is located about 8 miles to the South with its promenade and beautiful beaches, range of shops, cafes and walks along the East Devon Jurassic coast path.
The Cathedral City of Exeter lies approximately 13 miles to the West with its extensive range of shops, theatres, restaurants, main line rail link to London Paddington, M5 access and small international airport.
Blackmores is a detached Edwardian cottage situated in the most sought after village of West Hill. It is believed to have been built as the Head Gardener's Cottage to nearby Elsdon House which was previously called 'Wurlie' the Aboriginal word for an octagonal dwelling and Blackmores features an octagonal hallway which replicates the shape of the water tower at the main house.
The property is exceptionally attractive with its original multi-pane windows and ornate chimney stacks and sits quite centrally within its own grounds extending to approximately a third of an acre. The approach to the property down a private gravelled driveway opening to an area offering ample parking, means that it is particularly secluded and private yet with the security of nearby neighbours and the sense of community gained from village living.
Our vendors have resided at the property for some 30 years and have lovingly maintained it, adding a beautiful wooden conservatory to the front which is a sympathetic addition in keeping with the period of the property.
There are some particularly fine character features to Blackmores, most notably the octagonal hallway which is at the heart of the home and the lovely fireplaces and original fitted cupboards. The property has been extended to both the east and west elevations with an entrance porch/boot room and sizeable utility to the west and a flat-roofed extension to the East. The Easterly extension offers a flexible living arrangement, currently offering a 3rd reception room which could equally be used as a 3rd bedroom as there is a shower room and lobby with exterior door adjacent. There could be potential here, subject to necessary consents, to extend upwards with a second storey to allow for another bedroom with ensuite upstairs in addition to the existing two double bedrooms and bathroom with cast iron bath.
The property is approached down a private driveway and sits quite centrally within its grounds of just over a third of an acre and is particularly private and secluded. There is ample parking and turning space plus a garden shed and large garage with wood store behind (now in need of attention). The gardens are delightful and well stocked with mature shrubs and trees including an apple tree. There is a patio area to the front of the conservatory and a garden bench underneath a pergola to the South of the plot. There is also a pedestrian gate to the East side of the boundary and a level area of lawn to the South of the property.