Guide Price £650,000Request a viewing
Fantastic Detached Village Property
Many Period Features
Two Large Reception Rooms
Utility, Boot Room and Cloakroom
Five Spacious Bedrooms
Large Garden and Parking
From Exeter follow the east bound A30 toward Honiton. Take the Fenny Bridges exit and proceed through the village of Feniton, signposted to Payhembury. Follow the road into the village and The Higher House is situated adjacent to the village church.
Payhembury is a thriving Devon village offering a host of local amenities including a community run village shop, highly regarded primary school, public house and church. Payhembury is surrounded by open countryside and lies just 7 miles from the market town of Honiton with its wider amenities and Exeter city centre is approximately 16 miles away.
The Waterloo train line runs through the neighbouring village of Feniton and Payhembury is within the catchment for Kings Secondary School in Ottery St. Mary.
A delightful period Grade II Listed detached house situated in the heart of the thriving village of Payhembury.
The property offers much charm and character with many period features including exposed beams and fireplaces and fabulous original staircase. The rooms are all very well proportioned and make a lovely family sized home with fantastic gardens and an idyllic village setting.
The accommodation comprises a reception hallway, elegant sitting room and separate dining room. Spacious kitchen/breakfast room, utility and boot room. Ground floor cloakroom. The first floor offers five double bedrooms, one with en suite and a family bathroom. There is a second staircase leading back to the kitchen/breakfast room.
The garden is a lovely size, laid predominantly to lawn and has an old Piggery outbuilding for storage. There is off road parking.
|ACCOMMODATION|| Panelled wood entrance door opens to:|
|RECEPTION HALLWAY|| An attractive entrance with original turning staircase to the first floor, parquet flooring, decorative arch and attractive moulded coving. Open plan under stair area. Wall light points. Radiator. Panelled wood doors open to:|
|SITTING ROOM||14'7" x 17' (4.45m x 5.18m). An elegant reception room with front aspect window with feature shutters, enjoying a pleasant outlook over part of the village. Open fire with tiled hearth, brick surround and mantelpiece. Fitted book shelving. Two radiators.|
|DINING ROOM||13'10" x 17'1" (4.22m x 5.2m). A further large reception room with front aspect window with shutters and window seat enjoying a similarly pleasant outlook over part of the village. Fabulous open fire with brick hearth and surround with wooden cross beam over. Arched alcoves with book shelving. Parquet flooring. Radiator. Connecting door to utility.|
|KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM||14'10" x 22'9" (4.52m x 6.93m). Another generous room with the kitchen area comprising a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit and drainer with mixer tap, set into a roll edge work surface with cupboards and drawers under. Further roll edge work surfaces with base units and drawers beneath. Matching range of wall units incorporating a corner shelf unit. Electric oven and four ring electric hob with extractor hood. Plumbing and space for dishwasher. Further appliance space. Tiled flooring. Window to side aspect. Step down to:|
|BREAKFAST AREA|| Plenty of space for table and chairs. Feature recessed oil fired Aga which supplies hot water. Oil fired boiler supplying central heating. Tiled flooring. Radiator.|
Secondary staircase rising to first floor. Part glazed door to:
|BOOT ROOM|| With windows to rear and door leading outside. Coat pegs. Storage cupboard. Door opening to:|
|CLOAKROOM|| Comprising corner wash hand basin and low level WC. Obscure glazed window. |
From the boot room a part glazed door leads to:
|UTILITY ROOM||14'4" x 6'7" (4.37m x 2m). Comprising sink unit and drainer with part-tiled surround with cupboard under. Plumbing and space for washing machine. Further appliance space. Radiator. Connecting door to dining room.|
|FIRST FLOOR LANDING|| Approached via an elegant original turning staircase with feature part-stained glass window to the rear. Large walk-in airing cupboard with shelving and water tank. Radiator. Access to the loft. |
From the landing panelled wood doors open to:
|MASTER BEDROOM||15'1" x 13'2" (4.6m x 4.01m). A lovely size double room with side aspect window. Radiator. Fitted wardrobe. Recessed shelving.|
|EN SUITE|| Comprising wash hand basin, low level WC and panelled bath with tiled splashback. Wall mounted electric shaver point. |
A door from the bathroom opens to the rear landing with the secondary staircase leading back to the Kitchen/Breakfast Room and a door leading to:
|BEDROOM 5/STUDY||13'8" x 11' (4.17m x 3.35m). A good size double bedroom currently used as an office. Dual aspect windows overlooking the gardens. Radiator. |
From the main landing further panelled wood doors open to:
|BEDROOM TWO||15'9" x 14'4" (4.8m x 4.37m). Front aspect window enjoying a pleasant outlook over part of the village. Range of fitted wardrobes. Radiator.|
|BEDROOM THREE||10'6" x 17'4" (3.2m x 5.28m). Front aspect window with a similarly pleasant village outlook. Radiator.|
|BEDROOM FOUR||10'6" x 14'2" (3.2m x 4.32m). Front aspect window enjoying a pleasant open outlook over part of the village. Radiator.|
|BATHROOM|| Comprising pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, panelled bath with part-tiled surround and separate tiled shower cubicle with wall mounted shower unit and glazed screen. Fitted shelved storage cupboard. Roof hatch. Radiator. Obscure glazed window.|
|OUTSIDE|| The property is approached via a pathway to the entrance door. The front garden is laid to lawn with flower and shrub beds and path leading to the entrance door. To one side there is a cobbled drive leading to off-road parking for approximately three cars. There is an old cart shed adjacent to the kitchen, used for storage but may have the potential to be converted into accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consents. |
The rear garden is a lovely feature of the property being a particularly good size and predominantly laid to lawn with a pathway leading through with planted borders, mature trees and a lovely outlook to the village church. At the top of the garden there is a small orchard and vegetable patch, backing onto open fields and the church yard. There is a large former piggery which maybe suitable for alternative uses subject to achieving necessary consents. The entire plot measures approximately 0.32 of an acre.
|AGENTS NOTE|| The vendor has advised that the neighbouring property has vehicular and pedestrian right of access along the driveway to access their courtyard.|