A BEAUTIFUL AND SUBSTANTIAL GRADE II LISTED COUNTRY HOME ON THE EASTERN FRINGE OF THIS QUINTESSENTIAL DEVON VILLAGE, COMPLEMENTED BY STUNNING GARDENS.
The property is discretely tucked away at the end of a formal drive leading from a country lane on the eastern side of this pretty village and within a short stroll of the local village shop and attractive square with a stream running through it.
The drive opens out to ample hardstanding to the front of the property leading on to a rear access exit drive.
Surrounded by well-kept gardens the whole is around 2.7 acres and the northern fringe is bounded by a bubbling stream.
Mainly dating from the mid -19th Century, with possible earlier origins and later additions , this is now a substantial family home of around 4,659 square feet of well-proportioned accommodation.
An entrance hall opens onto a larger central staircase hall from where doors open to a drawing room, sitting room, study, dining room and kitchen/breakfast room.
There are also a boot room, utility room, boiler room, walk in pantry and a cloak room.
The property has been in the same family for over 50 years and does now require updating but has so much retained character.
On the first floor are 8 bedrooms some of which could be turned into complementary en-suites although there are two full family bathrooms.
A separate secondary staircase leads down from the landing to the Kitchen/breakfast room.
The property is set in a semi rural position on the outskirts of this picturesque East Devon village, close to the Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The village has a pretty traditional village square with a stream and dominated by St Mary's Church.
Within the village you will find a doctor's surgery ,traditional well stocked local store and post office as well as two well regarded local pubs, The Thirsty Farmer and The New Fountain Inn.
The village also has cricket and football clubs and a tennis court.
Junior schooling can be found at Whimple Primary School and a choice of secondary schooling in nearby towns. These include Exeter College, Exeter School and The Maynard Girls school is within 25 minutes. Blundells co-educational school, one of Devon's finest is close by too within a half a hour drive.
Exeter is some 11 miles south west with a wide choice of cultural activities ,shopping and a host of well-known eateries and nightlife.
Whimple is perfectly positioned to explore the national parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor and the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline to the south east.
The idyllic seaside towns of Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth and Exmouth are within a short drive with their beaches and further beaches at Beer And Branscombe are a delight. The south-west coastal path with its panoramic walks can easily be accessed too.
For the commuter Whimple has its own mainline station to London Waterloo in just over 3 hours.
The old A30 runs near the village which gives quick access to the A30 dual carriageway for easy journeys to Honiton, Exeter and the M5. Ottery St Mary is about 3 miles, Exeter 8 miles and the coast at Sidmouth is within a short drive.
From the M5 Junction 29 head East on the A30 towards Honiton. Leave the A30 signposted Whimple and left onto the London Road. Turn right signed Whimple. Head into the Village and through the village square onto the mini roundabout by The Thirsty Farmer Public House. Proceed along the lane and the entrance to the property can be found opposite the little turning to The Signals.
Agents Notes :
Wayleaves and easements: The property is sold subject to any wayleaves or easements, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
The property will be sold with the benefit of a brand new
private sewage system, (details available from the agent).