A six bedroom detached property in an edge of village location in East Devon.

Straightway Head House is a substantial detached property, boasting six bedrooms en suite and more than 6,000 square feet of welcoming accommodation, finished and presented to a high standard throughout. The property has been used as a bed and breakfast, and is set in the heart of the beautiful East Devon countryside, in an elevated position boasting stunning views, just a mile from the village of Whimple.

The 26ft, triple aspect drawing room is a light and comfortable living space, with wooden flooring, a contemporary woodburning stove and French doors opening onto the gardens. There is also a comfortable family room, a library, a formal dining room and two conservatories. The kitchen and breakfast room is a spacious and modern open plan area, with the kitchen offering plenty of storage space, a breakfast bar and a double-sized range cooker. The kitchen also benefits from a four-oven Aga with electric companion with gas hob.

On the first floor, all of the six double bedrooms are well-presented, with each benefitting from an en suite bathroom or shower room.

The master bedroom features a splendid Juliet balcony, a large en suite bathroom and a dressing room. The loft room provides further accommodation, with its elevated position and full-height window providing the perfect viewpoint for enjoying the magnificent views across the Devon countryside.

This property has 15 acres of land.


A driveway leads to the front of the property, where there are ample parking facilities. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens, with rolling lawns, paved seating terraces, a selection of mature trees and established shrubs and border hedgerows. Many of the gardens’ vantage points benefit from the superb views to the west of the property. There is also an orchard, and a stables complex.

There is a range of former chicken sheds situated to the south east of the property which have been used as storage recently.


Straightway Head House is located in a sought after area in the beautiful East Devon countryside, on the edge of the village of Whimple. The village has a church, primary school, village store and post office, doctor’s surgery, garage, two inns and a mainline railway station with links to Exeter and London Waterloo.

The coastal town of Sidmouth, approximately 10 miles away has a vibrant centre, with numerous independent shops, churches, schools, a Post Office, health centre, cottage hospital, library, theatre and an Art Deco cinema. Sidmouth has four supermarkets, including a large Waitrose. The town has also won several coveted ‘Britain in Bloom’ nominations.

The Cathedral city of Exeter is approximately 11 miles away and has a number of excellent schools for boys and girls of all ages, a fine university, a broad range of supermarkets and excellent cultural and recreational facilities with many new restaurants, the Princesshay shopping development and a John Lewis and Waitrose.

Intercity high speed trains operate from Whimple and Exeter St David’s to London (Paddington and Waterloo), the Midlands and the north of England. There are also a growing number of flights to UK and international destinations from Exeter airport, including a route to London City airport with three flights a day taking less than an hour.


From Exeter city centre, take Western Way and turn onto Heavitree Road, continuing straight ahead for three miles, passing under the M5 to join the A30. Follow the A30 for six miles, then turn off onto the B3174, following the sign for Ottery St. Mary and Whimple. Take the first exit at the roundabout onto London Road and then take the first turning on your right, signposted to Larkbeare. After half a mile, turn left onto Woodhayes Lane, and you will find the property on your right-hand side.

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Ref: EXE180215

Whimple Exeter Devon EX5

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Ref: EXE180215

Whimple Exeter Devon EX5

Guide Price