A quintessential detached Grade II Listed Devon house, situated in the Exe Valley enjoying a convenient yet rural location. This fabulous property has been enjoyed and well maintained by the current owners & is believed to date back to the 18th century, it still enjoys a wealth of character features and sits within 0.66 of an acre.
The internal accommodation is well laid out and once believed to have been two cottages, it benefits from a large family kitchen breakfast room with a walk-in larder, Granite worktops, Belfast sink, an oil-fired Rayburn and Siemens fridge freezer & Neff dishwasher. There are two separate reception rooms with working log burners & window seats in each. Also to the ground floor is a study and down stairs cloakroom with WC.
On the first floor, you can enjoy three double bedrooms all with a pleasant outlook over the surrounding countryside and gardens, and a well-appointed white suite bathroom. The whole property has oil-fired central heating.
Outside: The photos really paint a picture of the gorgeous gardens here, this really is a fantastic place to enjoy the ‘good life’ with neighbouring fields as a backdrop.
There is off-road parking for numerous vehicles, extending up in front of the cottage if required. The formal gardens lie to the front and are fully enclosed, largely South facing and very private, they flow beautifully having been professionally landscaped giving sweeping lawns, mature flower beds & borders, pergolas with vines growing and attractive seating areas.
The rear is an ENCLOSED PADDOCK which is approximately 0.25 of an acre for livestock, with handy road access too. There is also a polytunnel and vegetable patch, a modern timber outbuilding providing a workshop & storage, plus numerous sheds within the plot. The sellers have enjoyed growing their own vegetables and fruit and making their own beer and cheese.
This fantastic timber built studio has had numerous uses over the years including guest accommodation, a music room, home brewing & even a cake making business! French doors to an open plan living room, the kitchen area is well fitted (appliances included) and has an extensive range of cupboard and drawer units with work surface over. To the rear is a study area and a shower room with WC, there is a Worcester boiler for hot water & underfloor heating, plus uPVC double glazing throughout too.
Please see the floorplan for room sizes.
Current Council Tax: F
Utilities: Mains electric, water, telephone & broadband
Broadband within this postcode: Superfast Enabled
Drainage: Mains drainage
Heating: Oil-Fired central heating & two wood-burners
Listed: Grade II Listed
The hamlet of Efford is at the foot of the Raddon Hills, just 5 miles from Exeter, the villages of Shobrooke, Newton St Cyres and Thorverton are all close by. Shobrooke offers The Red Lion Inn and Newton St Cyres the ever-popular Beer Engine pub and restaurant, both of which can be reached by country walks from the property. The larger village of Thorverton enjoys a church, village shop, Post Office, farm shop, village primary school, village hall and two pubs. There is also a doctors’ surgery and a number of sports clubs, including cricket and cultural clubs. The market town of Crediton is 5 miles away, with two large supermarkets, a farmers’ market and a number of shops and pubs. Schools in the area include village schools - Queen of England school, and in Exeter, The Maynard and Exeter School. The property is also within the reduced fees catchment area for Blundells School in Tiverton.
Exit the city via Cowley Bridge on the A377 Crediton Road, then take the second turning to the right after 1.25 miles, going through the village of Langford. Continue on this road going over a staggered crossroads. Go through the village of Shute. The next hamlet is Efford, where the entrance to the property will be found on the left within the hamlet. Approximate distance from Exeter city centre 6 miles.
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