From the moment you arrive at the gates of Hillerton House you know that ahead, hidden in the trees, is a special home and the anticipation grows as you approach. The location is superb, in the heart of rural Mid Devon yet within easy access of Spreyton and a little further to the A30 providing excellent road links. The small hamlet of Hillerton is home to a variety of properties, each unique and many full of character and history. This certainly lives up to that summary. A detached country residence sat in its own acre of wooded gardens with a sweeping gated driveway which offers tremendous privacy without being isolated.
The house itself offers over 2000 sqft of accommodation in a flexible layout. The current owners have enhanced the property yet staying true to its history and character. Upon entering the hallway from the main front door, the timber panelling sets the tone for the feel of the house. There are 3 reception rooms, a cosy snug to the front, currently used as a library, a very unique drawing room with huge fireplace and built in pew style benches. As you step into the main living space, there is flexibility to use however it suits. It is a light and more modern room, still in keeping with the feeling of the rest of the house. The sun room provides a warm space for an afternoon nap in the sun! Through double doors is a lovely kitchen/dining room and then there is a useful utility area, WC and boot room with the back door.
On the first floor, the split level landings give access to the 5 double bedrooms, one of which has double opening “windows” to give access to the balcony area. The bedrooms are all very generous and subject to the necessary permissions and practicalities, there would be plenty of options to add an ensuite if required. There is also a family bathroom on the first floor.
Outside, the driveway, with its granite post hung iron gates, gives access to the private driveway leading up to the house. There is parking and a large garage (4m x 5.7m) with folding doors. The gardens surround the house with areas of lawn, vegetable plots and plenty of trees adding to the feeling of the rural position. There is also a greenhouse and a variety of outbuildings. An historic single storey building and covered area is very much a working area for storage and logs etc and a more modern timber outbuilding (originally 4 stables) has a covered central walkway. This building is currently used as a workshop, gym and store with an adjoining log store on the far end.
It is a very unique proposition given the character, size and location and places like this aren’t on the market too often!
Please see the floorplan for room sizes.
Council Tax: G (Mid Devon)
Utilities: Mains water, electric, telephone & broadband
Drainage: Private drainage (not shared)
Heating: Oil fired central heating
SPREYTON is a pastoral village, a whisker to the north of Dartmoor National Park. The lands here are high and open, with sweeping views, dry stone walls and roving winds. The village is legendary for its connection to the cherished character ‘Uncle Tom Cobley’ of Devon folklore. It is thought that his infamous trip to Widecombe Fair (from the song) may have started in what is now the Tom Cobley Tavern – a family run pub, with a distinctive thatched bar and winner of the 2016 (and 2015) ‘Exeter and East Devon’s CAMRA Rural Pub of the Year’ award. Supposedly, the local churchyard is also the final resting place of ‘Tom Cobley’ – but who really knows? Spreyton primary school is small, with a handful of pupils and benefits from attentive, dedicated teachers. For amenities there is a friendly, well-stocked village shop.
DIRECTIONS FROM CREDITON From Crediton proceed to Bow (about 7 miles). When in the centre of the village turn left at Bow Village Cross (signed to Spreyton). Follow this road out of the village continuing for about a mile. Immediately after going under a railway bridge, bear left, and go up the hill, following the road for about 1.25 miles until arriving at Hillerton Cross. Bear left as signed to Hillerton and follow the lane passing a couple of houses on your right and the gated entrance will be found slightly set back on the right marked with Hillerton House.
DIRECTIONS FROM A30 (WHIDDON DOWN) Leave the A30 dual carriageway at Merrymeet Roundabout by the A382 signed to Moretonhampstead. After approximately half a mile, in the centre of the village of Whiddon Down, turn right where signed to North Tawton. Follow this road for about a mile and immediately after crossing over the A30, turn right signed to Spreyton. Proceed, passing Spreyton and after approx. 0.5 miles, take the first right signposted to Hillerton and proceed for a further half a mile. At Hillerton Cross go “straight on” (it’s actually right and ignore the next immediate right) and follow the lane passing a couple of houses on your right and the gated entrance will be found slightly set back on the right marked with Hillerton House.
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