A stunning and immaculately presented detached residence of great style and character, set in beautiful mature grounds of over half an acre
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A stunning and immaculately presented detached residence of great style and character, set in beautiful mature grounds of over half an acre.
Merrybrow is a very attractive detached residence which is tucked-away on outskirts of the town in grounds which create the most appealing backdrop. The house was built in 1949 and is of traditional construction with rendered elevations under a tiled roof, with eyebrow dormers, hence its name Merrybrow.
Interestingly, the house has only had two owners since construction, with the current vendors having completed an extensive and thorough programme of refurbishment and enlargement, creating the distinctive and particularly stylish home we find today. This has included the conversion of the garage and former outhouses to a spacious ground floor wing which offers flexible rooms including a stunning vaulted bedroom/office with shower room, music room and garden room with splendid views over the grounds. This wing could, with little adaption, provide a self-contained annexe (subject to planning), making it perfect for multi-generational living, or even for those looking to derive an income.
The house has spacious accommodation which is beautifully presented and the principal rooms have access through French doors onto the terrace and an attractive outlook. The kitchen is certainly worthy of note and has been very well-fitted, offering an open feel with a breakfast area, as well being open to what could be a formal dining room, which is currently used as a large play room. The sitting room has a triple aspect with a brick open fireplace.
To the first floor there are three bedrooms, all of which take advantage of views over the gardens. The principal bedroom is a large room with a triple aspect and has a range of built in wardrobes. There are two further bedrooms, both with fitted wardrobes, a beautifully appointed family bathroom with part panelled walls, and an additional shower room.
Gardens & Grounds.
Undoubtedly one of Merrybrow's main features is it generous garden which extends to over half an acre and has been thoughtfully planted over many years, creating the most attractive, private and well-established setting.
The property sits tucked away in the corner of the private lane and benefits from parking areas with space for a number of vehicles. To the front is an area of lawn with gravelled pathways and a number of trees and shrubs including a bed of Hydrangeas. This sweeps around to the large rear paved terrace which is a beautiful place to sit and admire the surroundings.
The rear garden has a great deal of maturity and is planted with a vast array of specimen trees, too numerous to mention here, but including a magnificent Magnolia, large Weeping Willow, Camellias, Acers, Rhododendrons and Oak. The lawns are interspersed with profusely stocked borders with gravelled pathways leading to a fabulous paved seating area with pergola, and a timber implement store/shed.
To the bottom of the garden is a further level area of lawn which has lovely views through the gardens to the property.
Merrybrow is conveniently located on the western outskirts of the bustling market town of Honiton and sits on a select, private road of just four individual properties. Honiton serves a large rural community and is particularly well-known as an antique and book centre, as well as having most of the usual multiples such as WH Smiths, Boots, Tesco and a variety of shops, restaurants, schools, sports centre/swimming pool, golf club and main line rail link to London Waterloo.
Honiton has excellent communication facilities with a dual carriageway to the Cathedral City of Exeter, some 16.5 miles to the west. Exeter has excellent shopping and sporting facilities, theatres, art centre, main line express rail link to London Paddington (and Waterloo) and a small international airport, together with M5 access. The Regency coastal resort of Sidmouth lies some 9 miles to the south with its pebble beach (sand at low tide), long esplanade and range of independent shops. The renowned Colyton Grammar School, one of Englands top mixed state schools, is situated about 9 ½ miles away.