A wonderful extended former mill set in approximately 2.2 acres on the edge of Kentisbeare.
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Millhayes is an exceptional, sensitively converted and modernised former water mill providing over 5,000 sq. ft. of light filled flexible accommodation. The property also has the benefit of a detached annexe with adjoining office space, extending to almost 1,200 sq. ft. This provides excellent additional accommodation for guests or could potentially be used to provide an income via letting.
Millhayes combines the amenities of modern living with appealing retained period features including exposed beams and fireplaces. The reception rooms comprise a large sitting room with a fireplace and French doors leading to front and rear aspect exterior seating areas; a wonderful double height dining room with patio doors to the garden; as well as a drawing room with a large exposed brick fireplace, featuring a bread oven and wood burner. There is also a fabulous 32ft. games room with a corner fireplace, bar, full-height glazing and bifold doors which lead to a terrace, creating the perfect seamless inside/outside entertaining space. The kitchen/breakfast room lies at the heart of the home and provides a range of stylish units with a large central island, breakfast bar, solid wood worktops, an AGA, walk-in larder and a neighbouring utility room with modern integrated appliances. Accessible from a staircase from the inner hall, the living accommodation is completed by a large gym, study and family bathroom on the third floor, which would also be suitable for use as a self contained suite if required.
The main staircase in the reception hall rises to the second floor where there is a large principal bedroom with built-in storage and a contemporary en suite shower room with twin sinks. There are two additional well proportioned bedrooms and a modern family bathroom with a freestanding bath on this floor.
The propertys four remaining spacious bedrooms are on the first floor, two with en suite bathrooms, as well as a further family shower room.
This property has 2.2 acres of land.
Millhayes is approached over a private driveway leading to garage with an adjoining garden store, and to a detached one bedroom annexe. This building has an adjoining office with a store room, offering potential for conversion to a larger annexe if required, subject to the purchaser obtaining the relevant planning consents.
The outstanding landscaped gardens extend to approximately 2.2 acres in total and are a particular feature of this property. There are extensive areas of level lawn, numerous seating areas and paved terraces, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining, and a wide selection of established trees, shrubs and borders flanking the old mill race which feeds the beautiful lake to the rear of the property, overlooked by an all-weather tennis court. The lake is well stocked with carp and tench.
Lying near to the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the picturesque village of Kentisbeare offers a good range of day-to-day amenities including local independent shopping, a Post Office, a church, village hall, public house with restaurant and popular primary school. Nearby Uffculme also offers a good range of facilities including shops, public houses, a garage and church.
A wider range of shopping and service amenities is available in the nearby market town of Cullompton, while more extensive independent and High Street shopping and facilities can be found in Honiton and Tiverton. Slightly further afield, the cathedral city of Exeter is the most thriving city in the South West and offers a wide choice of cultural activities including theatres, the RAMM museum, an arts centre and a wealth of good restaurants and shopping such as John Lewis.
Communications links are excellent: the nearby M5 provides a fast link to Exeter and the national motorway network, Tiverton Parkway station offers regular trains to central London in less than two hours and Exeter International Airport offers flights to a number of domestic and international destinations.
The area offers an excellent range of schooling including Kentisbeare C of E Primary School in the village, Uffculme School (rated Outstanding by Ofsted), Blundells, Wellington, Queens College, St. Johns and Exeter School amongst others. The property is within the catchment area for Uffculme School, as well as the reduced fee catchment for Blundell's.
From junction 28 of the M5, take the A373 to Honiton for approximately two miles. Turn left, as signposted to Kentisbeare (Horn road), and follow this road to the village centre. Turn right at the post office and follow for approximately 500yds, turn right (between two houses) and pass over the ford into Millhayes.Read all
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