An attractive and beautifully presented thatched cottage in an idyllic location on the outskirts of Kenton bordering the Powderham Estate, close to the Exe estuary and Devon coast. Grade II Listed, 4 bedrooms, bathroom, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room/study. Including a separate thatched barn and is set in well-maintained level gardens with driveway parking.
This wonderful thatched and cobb cottage forms one of three of similar properties in a group largely hidden from view just off East Town Lane on the outskirts of Kenton. Kenton is a popular village with a church, village shop, pub, restaurants and primary school. Powderham Castle is nearby, home to the Earl of Devon, and where many events are held during the year. There are several picturesque walks through the Powderham Estate which has a farm shop with local produce and a restaurant. The county capital of Exeter is only a few miles away, as are the beaches of Dawlish Warren and Teignmouth. Starcross Yacht Club is approximately 2 miles distant. Mainline rail links to London are available from Dawlish or Exeter.
With plenty of character and beautifully presented throughout, the cottage is thought to have been converted from a barn in the mid 1800’s, the barn itself is said to have been built in the 1600’s. The property is set amongst neighbouring thatched cottages, with views over the countryside and the estate towards Powderham Castle to the rear. There are many character period features throughout such as beamed ceilings, plank and ledge doors, deep windows sills with wooden frames. The accommodation is over two levels. A generous sitting room has views to the front and rear and a brick fireplace with wood-burning stove, a door opens to stairs to the first floor. The kitchen features handmade and painted wooden units with Maple worktops with inset ceramic sink. There is space for a washing machine or dishwasher, cooker and fridge/freezer. To one end is room for a breakfast table and two windows give views to the rear. Next to the kitchen is a dual aspect dining room large enough to have a dual purpose, currently as a home office. There are four bedrooms on the first floor off a landing large enough to use as a study or reading area. Bedroom one is a particularly large room and is accessed through bedroom three, which could also be utilised as a dressing room. The generous family bathroom with engineered Oak flooring has a traditional style white suite with chrome fittings with a bath and a shower. From the bath you can relax and admire the rural views through the window.
A private drive leads from East Town Lane to the gravelled parking area and garden at the front of the house, adjacent to which is the barn which is attached to the neighbouring property. The barn is over two levels and is mostly used for storage, but also has a small workshop with power, light and water, and there is a useful gardeners WC. The neighbour owns the opposite side of the ground floor of the barn. The well-maintained level garden is of a good size and extends to the side and rear of the property and is bordered by mature hedging and trees. There is a mix of lawn with, shrub and flower borders, and small trees providing many different areas to relax and enjoy with a high degree of privacy.
Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity.
On entering Kenton from the Exeter direction on the A379 take the first left onto Orchard Way, and then immediately left again onto East Town Lane. Follow the lane around a right-hand corner and at the next right hand corner turn left onto a private driveway next to a sign for Slittercombe Lane. The property is the first on the right.