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5 bedroom house for sale in High View, Honiton, Devon, EX14

Guide price £550,000

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A superb detached family home set in 2/3rds of an acre with extensive

SITUATION

High View is located in a elevated, prominent position on the eastern outskirts of the town. The property sits adjacent to the A35, therefore has excellent road links and is conveniently placed for the county towns of Exeter and Taunton, as well as the A303 to London and the South East. It has stunning views over the valley to Dumpdon Hill and this view gets even better towards the top of the parkland grounds with a full panorama over some of the county’s most picturesque rolling countryside. 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 Smith, Boots, Tesco and a variety of shops, restaurants, schools, sports centre/swimming pool, golf club and direct main line rail link to London Waterloo. The county town of Exeter, 16 miles to the West, has a comprehensive range of shopping and sporting facilities, theatres, art centre, main line express rail link to London Paddington and a 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 England's top mixed state schools, is situated about 9 ½ miles away.

THE PROPERTY

High View dates back to the 1850’s and was once a public house called The New Inn, before being remodelled into two cottages. It was then purchased by the current owner in 1985 and was converted into one dwelling. This has created a very flexible and spacious property that could suit a growing family with a need for a separate annexe or dependant relative. Worthy of particular mention is the superb architect designed sitting room with its panoramic views across the town and beyond. There is a good-sized vaulted entrance hall which leads to the beautiful bespoke kitchen with a Heritage Range which controls the central heating. There is a further additional kitchen area and a useful store and cloakroom. Also on the ground-floor is the double aspect dining room, study and second sitting room.

Two separate staircases lead to the first-floor. On one side of the house are three bedrooms with a modern fitted Jack and Jill wet room. The other side has two futher large double bedrooms with a high quality fitted family bathroom with oak flooring, a separate walk-in shower and a bath.

GARDENS & GROUNDS

The property is surrounded by approximately 2/3rd’s of an acre of gardens. In the main these are laid to lawn and much thought has gone into creating some superb area’s to enjoy the wonderful views that it has to offer. A raised terrace at the side of the property is just one of these areas to sit in and enjoy the stunning sunsets.

There are also very productive areas which include a herb garden and vegetable patch. A pretty wildlife pond and numerous fruit trees are also in the grounds.

DETACHED STUDIO

This is situated below the garaging and provides a useful area to either use a hobbies room or home office. This measures approximately 23’8 x 10’11. Broadband, power, light and water are connected. This also has potential to become an additional annexe/holiday let, subject to the necessary planning permissions.

The detached double garage also has power, light and under eves storage. Also an electric car charging point in the garage. A good-size tarmac driveway provides parking for several vehicles.

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