- Stunning 'Grand designs' style home
- Beautiful location overlooking the river Exe
- Approximately 1.25 acres of landscaped gardens
- Double garage, large workshop and detached annexe room/home office
A truly captivating, Grade II listed property, which combines a beautiful traditional stone/brick cottage with a stunning ‘Grand Designs’ extension that ‘floats’ above the large gardens that border the river Exe.
In more detail :
The usual flowery superlatives that form part of an estate agent’s vocabulary don’t seem to come close to describing this wonderful property; the juxtaposition of the beautifully maintained and presented older part of the house and the crisp and contemporary extension is both striking and, quite simply, stunning.
The original property, which is believed to date from the 18th Century (and was re-thatched in 2016) was extended in 2009/2010 to form the existing dwelling. Winner of a South West LABC Award for Building Excellence (Technical Development) and a national finalist in the ‘Technical Innovation’ category, the extension incorporates the kitchen, main living space and master bedroom suite, much of which enjoy stunning elevated views over the river Exe just a few feet away. With underfloor heating, high ceilings and plenty of windows, the feeling of space is superb. A good-sized balcony extends from the sitting room where one can take in the beautiful, mature gardens whilst listening the river rushing by below.
In complete contrast, the older part of the building offers a cosy second sitting room / study, along with two further bedrooms and a bathroom, plus a lovely garden room, utility and WC on the ground floor.
A private driveway leads down to ample off-road parking and a smart timber double garage. In addition, there is a large workshop and a particularly useful detached annexe room (believed to be converted from an 18th Century dairy), which would be perfect for occasional extra accommodation or use as a home office.
The gardens and grounds extend to approximately 1.25 acres and comprise a wonderful combination of lawns interspersed with mature trees, shrubs and flowering borders, an enclosed chicken run and duck pen, all of which enjoy a truly gorgeous situation that gently slopes down to the banks of the river Exe.