A charming period cottage with a range of outbuildings and gardens and grounds of about 2.25 acres
A charming period cottage with a range of outbuildings and gardens and grounds of about 2.25 acres.
Wakleys is an attractive, detached, Grade II Listed cottage which possibly dates back to the late 18th century, and is of traditional construction with flintstone elevations under a thatched roof. It sits well off the lane within its gardens and grounds of about 2.25 acres, amongst some of the county's most attractive rolling countryside over which the cottage and land have beautiful views.
The cottage retains a number of character features which include ceiling beams and an inglenook fireplace to the sitting room, and although it is now in need of a programme of modernisation and improvement, offers the perfect opportunity to those looking to put their stamp on a very handsome country set up.
Gardens, Grounds & Outbuildings.
Undoubtedly one of Wakleys main features is its simply stunning setting and it is a model lay out with its gardens, land and courtyard of buildings. It is approached from the lane over a cattle grid and through a 5-bar gate onto a granite set driveway which provides parking for several vehicles. Adjacent to this is a detached timber outbuilding providing garaging and workshops. To the other side of the driveway is an attractive stone and tiled barn which provides stabling and storage.
The gardens lie principally to the rear and side of the cottage and have been well planted over the years. There are areas of lawn interspersed with shrub beds and a pond.
To the west of the cottage is a paddock whilst to the south is a larger field which runs down to a copse. In total the gardens and land extend to approximately 2.24 acres.
Wakleys is situated in a sheltered sunny and nicely tucked away location about 2.5 miles from the small country village of Cotleigh and has direct access to some of East Devon's most glorious lanes and countryside. Cotleigh is located approximately 6 miles east of the market town of Honiton with its selection of shops, main line rail link to London (Waterloo) and sports facilities. Sidmouth, East Devon's premier coastal resort and the "Jurassic" Coast is some 15 miles to the south-west. The county town, Exeter, lies some 25 miles to the west with its cathedral, excellent shopping facilities, M5 access, international airport and main line express rail link to London Paddington.
From Honiton High Street, proceed out of the town in a easterly direction, bearing left at the mini roundabout and joining the A30/A303. Continue for about 5 miles, turning right onto Stockland Hill, signposted Stockland and Axminster. Follow this road for about 1.5 miles, turning right onto Post Lane. Wakleys will be found on your left hand side after about 0.8 mile.