For those in the know, Hookway is an unspoiled and desirable Devon hamlet. A linear collection of pretty houses and cottages on a no through road and surrounded by open countryside, it has a great community without being isolated and is just 5 minutes from Crediton and 10 minutes from Exeter. This is the Devon dream without the miles of country lanes. The frequent bus and trains services to Exeter are on hand locally too.
At the end of the hamlet is Glovers, a detached family residence which has grown sympathetically from the original small cottage, to the amazing home it is today. It now offers superb, 4 or 5 bedroom accommodation with open plan living spaces, a south facing aspect and a detached garage with self contained annexe studio above, all in a plot of approx two thirds of an acre and it overlooks the adjoining fields.
In the main house, the central entrance hall has a part gallery overlooking from the first floor landing and is welcoming with plenty of storage to house family life. The living room is cosy, most often enjoyed during the winter with its inset wood burner. The open plan kitchen/dining/family room is a wonderful room flooded with light from the south facing windows and a great entertaining space. It’s true to say, there’s a real heart to this home. Two sets of doors open onto the garden and ensures alfresco eating is commonplace during the warmer months. A useful back porch and WC complete the ground floor. On the first floor is a main landing which serves the bedrooms. There is a large walk in store, 4 bedrooms which all enjoy the southerly aspect. The master bedroom has an en-suite and doors to a balcony overlooking the garden. The 5th bedroom/study
ursery is current used as a store but has formerly been used for all these uses.
Outside, access is gained through a gated entrance onto a sizeable parking area. There is a bespoke refuse/wood store, further timber sheds for ride on mowers etc and a small leat (mainly winter run off) meanders through the garden. The garden is fenced to the surrounding fields but at certain points appears to be an ‘infinity garden’, with the view of the fields merging into the garden. The whole plot extends to approx two thirds of an acre with the majority being lawn. Under the lawn in front of the house is a hard standing/drive to the detached double garage which is currently used as a workshop on the ground floor with external steps (making the first floor of the garage completely independent) which lead to a self contained annexe/studio. This is part of the house and has been used by family members and indeed to short term guests under the rent a room scheme. It is worth noting that there are stairs from the lower garage level into the first floor (currently blocked off) which could be opened should a new owner wish to incorporate the garage area into the annexe (stp).
In summary, there aren’t many houses that offer all that Glovers does and in a simply breathtaking location in a friendly and accessible hamlet close to amenities but with utter peace and quiet.
Please see the floorplan for room sizes.
Current Council Tax: E (Mid Devon 2021/22 £2529.99)
Utilities: Mains electric, water, telephone and broadband, plus modern oil tank
Broadband Note. The property has recently signed up to direct to cabinet fibre broadband which will be be activated in Spring 2022 giving a suggested 30mbps minimum.
Drainage: Private treatment plant
Heating: Oil-fired central heating and wood-burner (electric heating in annexe).
DIRECTIONS: From Crediton High Street, head south towards Exeter and just before the Shell garage, turn right and over the railway, through Fordton. When leaving Fordton, go up the hill and at the cross roads, turn left to Hookway. Proceed past the Golf Club and you’ll follow the lane, go over a small bridge and then take to the next right marked as a no through road. Follow this lane right to the end and Glovers will be found at the end.
CREDITON : An ancient market town, with a contemporary feel – only a short, 20-minute drive NW from the city of Exeter. Set in the Vale of the River Creedy, amongst gentle, rolling hills and verdant pastures. Sincerely picture postcard. Once the capital of Devon, Crediton is famed for its inspiring sandstone church and for being the birthplace of Saint Boniface in 680 AD. Its high street is a vibrant place, abuzz with trade –artisan coffee shops, roaring pubs, a farmers’ market and bakeries, jam-packed with mouthwatering delights. For those commuting it has hassle free transport links into Exeter and for schooling a prestigious community college (Queen Elizabeth’s) – with an Ofsted “outstanding” sixth form. In addition, it boasts a brilliant gym & leisure centre for New Year’s resolutions, two supermarkets for the weekly shop and a trading estate for any practical needs. All neatly held in a single valley.
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