A superb detached residence located in a peaceful country position amongst stunning gardens and grounds of about 5 acres.
Husseys comprises a detached, period property which has origins dating back a number of centuries and is traditionally built with part rendered, whitened exterior elevations under a slate roof to the principal house with a stone and mellow tiled roof to the impressive single storey kitchen wing. Over recent years, the property has undergone a comprehensive programme of renovation and improvement which has resulted in creating the exceptional home of character we find today. Worthy of particular mention is the 38 vaulted kitchen/dining room (formerly an attached barn) which has a limestone floor, exposed Oak timbers and 4 oven Aga. This room overlooks and opens onto a huge stone paved terrace and the garden. The improvements over recent years have also included the redesigning of the bathrooms and wet room with high quality and contemporary fittings, limestone floor in the semi-galleried hall and the effect has been to achieve a delightful balance of traditional and contemporary with a homely ambience. Note: The house and gardens have appeared in a number of national, high end property and gardening magazines over the years and it is worth mentioning that the children have not been forgotten as there is a tree house in the paddock as well as a zip wire. Alfresco eating is accommodated with the addition of an exterior barbeque and pizza oven. Within the grounds is a large detached block building which measures approximately 48 x 18 which has been fitted out as a superb games room but equally has use as a studio/office suite etc subject of course to any planning consents being obtained.
Gardens & Grounds.
The property is approached from Husseys Lane into a wide gravelled splay and 5 bar field gate that leads to a long drive proceeding past the rear of the house and the garage/log store, (which has a lockable cupboard), to the parking area. Adjacent to this is the large detached block outbuilding as previously mentioned. The gardens and grounds create a beautiful and most apt setting for the house. They are understated and laid to areas of wild garden with wild flowers and an orchard area. The front garden with its Spanish influence retains a low stone wall with sweeping areas of lawn bordered and interspersed with a great variety of shrubs and trees. Immediately to the front of the kitchen is a large, paved terrace with two fire pits. To the west is a boules court, kitchen garden, built in barbeque and pizza oven with dining area that catches the evening sun. The land is divided into various paddocks and includes a small orchard. In the larger paddock, there are two small timber stables and tucked in a tree in the top field is a tree house and zip wire with further pretty copse and paddock behind. In all, the grounds extend to approximately 5 acres and completely surround the property.
Husseys stands in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a slightly elevated yet sheltered location enjoying, sunny, southerly views over a typical Devon landscape. Standing well within its own secluded grounds, the immediate gardens were landscaped by a professional garden designer and create a most apt, colourful and attractive setting for this distinctive property. Delightful rural walks emanate from the front gate and the conservation village of Stockland lies just a 5 minute drive or beautiful 20 minute walk from the property and has a primary school, pretty Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels and an active village community who are hoping to re-establish their village pub in the near future, complete with village stores. There is an award winning tea shop and farm shop approximately 1½ miles away by car and a short walk through delightful farmland. A further excellent, family-run farmshop can also be found on the A35 in Kilmington, just 7 miles distant. The busy market town of Honiton is approximately 5 miles distant and has a main line rail link to London Waterloo. An express rail link can be found at Taunton some 16.5 miles distant. Exeter, the County Town, lies some 22 miles to the west which has excellent shopping facilities, theatres, art centres and main line rail link to London Paddington as well as a small international airport and M5 access. The Jurassic Coast , a World Heritage site lies approximately 11 miles south at Lyme Bay and the property also has convenient access to Colyton Grammar School, one of the country s top mixed state schools.
From our office in Honiton High Street, travel in an easterly direction and bear left at the mini roundabout. After about 200 yards, on reaching a sharp bend, turn right signposted Cotleigh and Stockland. Follow this passing under the railway bridge and carry on up Northcote Hill for approximately 3 miles. Proceed straight over the crossroads at the top of Royal Oak Hill, signposted Stockland and after about ½ mile turn right signposted Millhayes and Shorebottom. Proceed to the 'T' junction and turn left and follow this lane taking the next left. Follow this lane for about ¼ mile when the gate and drive to Husseys will be found on your left hand side.