An impressive Grade II Listed detached country house with wonderful views and approx. 1.2 acres.

High House is an impressive and substantial detached country house with wonderful views over its beautiful gardens and the surrounding unspoilt countryside. The property is Grade II Listed, being the former Dower House to the Powderham Estate, and has retained its original period features including large sash windows which provide plenty of natural light, wood panelling in the dining room, cornicing and high ceilings. Offering over 3,500 sq. ft. of accommodation, six bedrooms and three spacious reception rooms, High House is the perfect family home.

The ground floor accommodation is accessed via an entrance porch which leads to a central entrance hall, giving access to the reception rooms, with a large picture window which perfectly frames lovely garden views. At the front of the house is an extensive drawing room, benefitting from an open marble fireplace, as well as four sets of French doors with decorative shutters opening out to the veranda and the gardens. The sitting room is also at the front of the house, with two very large shuttered sash windows providing excellent views. The third reception room is the dining room, which has a double aspect, attractive wood panelling with concealed storage and a wood burner. The spacious kitchen/breakfast room has a delabole slate floor, a range of wooden units, an AGA, larder, electric oven and hob. French doors open out to a sheltered courtyard area which provides the perfect place for al fresco dining. A cloakroom completes the ground floor.

Upstairs, there are six bedrooms, the four at the front of the house each with yet more excellent views. The principal bedroom has two very large sash windows for enjoying the views to their full benefit, as well as an en suite shower room. Bedroom two also has an en suite shower room, whilst the other bedrooms are serviced by a good-size family bathroom.

This property has 1.2 acres of land.


High House has a large area at the end of the drive to park multiple vehicles, plus a triple garage with power and light connected. Wrought-iron gates give access to the house and gardens, with a gravelled drive leading to the house, providing more parking space if required.

The gardens, measuring approximately 1.2 acres in total, are beautifully presented; mainly comprising landscaped areas of lawn with a central gravel pathway leading to a well-maintained tennis court. There is a wide variety of colourful planting and a number of well-placed seating areas for enjoying the surroundings, as well as an ornamental pond and an attractive courtyard area to the side of the house, adorned by an established vine. The garden benefits from magnificent countryside views across neighbouring fields, towards dense woodland in the distance and across Powderham Castle and Estate. The veranda at the front of the property is perfectly situated for entertaining, and enjoying the vista. At the rear of the house, accessed via the kitchen/breakfast room, is a further walled courtyard and a useful wood store.


High House is situated in an enviable position on the west side of Devon’s beautiful Exe Estuary, surrounded by unspoilt countryside. The property is on the outskirts of the highly desirable village of Kenton which has a church, a well-regarded restaurant, public house, primary school, post office and village store. The Powderham Castle Estate in Kenton also has a fantastic farm shop, butcher and restaurant/café. There are moorings and sailing clubs at nearby Starcross and Dawlish and many opportunities for riding, walking and cycling direct from the property, as well as on Dartmoor and the nearby Haldon Forest. Exeter is just 7 miles away and is the most thriving city in the South West and offers a wide choice of cultural activities with the cathedral, theatre, a museum, arts centre and a wealth of good shopping, including John Lewis, and restaurants.

Many good 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 universities in the country. Communications in the area are excellent. The M5 motorway at Exeter provides links to the A38 and A30 to Cornwall, Bristol, London and the national motorway network. There are regular rail services to London Paddington from Exeter, taking just over 2 hours; whilst Exeter International Airport provides a number of domestic and international flights.


From Exeter, follow the A379 south for approximately 4 miles, in the direction of Dawlish. Turn left just before the sign for ‘Kenton’, and then take the first right turning almost immediately afterwards. Follow this lane, taking the first right hand turn, and follow the drive to the end, bearing right, where High House is situated.

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Other features

  • Just 7 miles from Exeter
  • Exceptional views
  • Approximately 1.2 acres
  • Approximately 3,533 sq. ft.

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