A former toll house that is now one of Honiton's most iconic Grade II listed buildings with many period features and in need of modernisation.
Copper Castle is one of the most iconic buildings situated on the edge of the popular market town. The property is on a good-sized plot in and has countryside views to the rear. Honiton is a bustling market town with a thriving community and is particularly well known as an antique and book centre. It has most of the usual multiples such as W. H. Smith, Boots and Tesco's as well as a variety of independent shops, restaurants, schools, sports centre/swimming pool, golf club and main line rail link to London (Waterloo). Honiton has excellent communication links with a dual carriageway to the Cathedral City of Exeter the County Town, some 16.5 miles to the west. Exeter has an excellent range of shopping and sporting facilities, theatres, arts centre, main line rail link to London (Paddington), international airport and M5 access.
The Regency coastal resort of Sidmouth is about 9 miles to the south with its wide pebble beach (sand at low tide), long esplanade and range of independent shops and boutiques. Sidmouth lies on a World Heritage Site known as the Jurassic Coast, over which there are delightful picturesque walks and dramatic scenery.
Copper Castle origins date back to the early 19th century and still many of the period features remain to this former Toll House. These include the Tall Gothic windows, Gothic door and castellated parapet.
The property has been occupied for the last 27 years and in this time several extensions have been added and these include a good-size kitchen/breakfast room and a lovely double-glazed conservatory with access to the rear garden. Although the property is Grade II listed it does have mostly double and secondary glazed windows and is gas centrally heated. Some elements of the property are now somewhat dated and do require some immediate attention, and this has been considered when setting the guide price.
The accommodation has a large central inner hallway which leads to the sitting room which has a feature fireplace. There is also a separate dining room which forms part of the former toll house with its original box windows. In the rear extension is a good-sized modern kitchen/breakfast room which has plenty of storage space and views over looking the rear garden. On the first-floor are the two double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Gardens and Grounds
Worthy of particular mention is the very pretty gardens that have been fully stocked and provide year-round colour and interest. The majority is laid to lawn but a large raised concrete patio area provides an ideal spot to dine outdoors during fine weather. The garden has a high degree of privacy as open fields are to the side. At the bottom part of the garden is a garage and off-street parking.