A six bedroom period property, with welcoming, comfortable accommodation, in Silverton
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Willow Cottage is a delightful, six-bedroom, period detached house, set in the heart of the pretty Mid Devon village of Silverton. The majority of the property is under a thatch roof with, it is believed, cob and stone walls. The rear part of the property, once used as an annexe, is under a tiled roof. The property is believed to date back to 16th century and boasts 3,400 square feet of living accommodation with original fireplaces, exposed timber beams and plenty of character. To the rear there are splendid gardens, together with substantial outbuildings, providing useful further storage space or accommodation.
The property may benefit from some modernisation, but nevertheless the accommodation is spacious and flexible. To the front of the property is the 23ft sitting room and large dining room, both of these reception rooms benefit from original fireplaces of particular note is the recessed arch with Queen Anne bookshelves in the dining room. The kitchen and breakfast room offers fitted units to base and wall level, together with space for all of the necessary appliances. On the other side of the corridor there is also a utility room. A study and downstairs shower room can also be found to the rear of the property.
Upstairs there are six well-proportioned bedrooms, including the master, which has its own dressing room, plus a family bathroom. There is also a storage room to the rear of the house.
To the front of the property there is a small area of garden and a driveway, with space for up to two vehicles. To the side there is vehicular access, via a gate, to the rear courtyard, the garage and the Shippon. The Shippon is 41ft long and provides an ideal storage, workshop or studio space. The property also features gardens to the rear, which are mostly laid to lawn, with colourful flowerbeds, mature trees and established hedgerow.
The village of Silverton in the Exe valley, lying to the north of Exeter. The village has a pre-school, primary school, post office, church, three public houses, including the renowned Lamb Inn, and village store complete with award winning butchers counter, for everyday conveniences.
The National Trust Estate of Killerton House is close by, as are the lovely East Devon Jurassic coastline, Torbay and the rugged splendour of both Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks.
Exeter is the most thriving city in the South West and offers a wide choice of cultural activities with the theatre, the museum, arts centre and a wealth of good shopping, including John Lewis, and restaurants. There is also a Waitrose supermarket in the city. Many primary and secondary schools can be found in Exeter including Exeter School and The Maynard whilst Exeter University is recognised as one of the best in the country. The house lies within the 10 mile Blundells school catchment area which entitles the owners to 20% off their school fees.
The M5 motorway at Exeter provides links to the A38 to Plymouth or the A30 to Cornwall to the South and Bristol and London to the North and East. There are regular rail services to London Paddington from Newton Abbot and Exeter. Exeter International Airport provides an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights including two flights a day to London City Airport.
From Exeter city centre, take Western Way (B3212) north, continuing onto Old Tiverton Road and then joining Stoke Hill (A396). Continue to follow the A396 for six miles, before turning right onto Upexe Lane, signposted for Silverton. After half a mile, in the village, turn left onto Fore Street, and you will find the property on your right-hand side.Read all
- 6 bedrooms
- Desirable village of Silverton
- Exe valley
- 4 reception rooms
- 3,406 sq.ft
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