Detached house for sale in Higher Metcombe, Ottery St. Mary EX11

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Property features

  • Charming period cottage with ten acres
  • Many original features, e.G. Inglenook fireplace, bread oven, etc.
  • Kitchen with oil-fired aga & space for breakfast table & chairs
  • Dining room with Inglenook fireplace & bread oven
  • Historical spiral staircase leading to 2 double bedrooms
  • Ground floor bathroom
  • Beautiful country views
  • Oil-fired central heating & PVCu double glazing
  • 5-bar timber gate, substantial driveway & detached double garage
  • Well-kept gardens/grounds, large greenhouse, patio, a well & land extending to just over 10 acres

Property description

Higher Fluxton Cottage is situated in a pretty and rural area on the edge of the prestigious village of West Hill. Higher Metcombe is a small hamlet made up of individual properties all with mature surrounding gardens and grounds and is a wonderful peaceful location but is by no means isolated, being within easy reach of the village amenities including the highly regarded Primary School and convenience store with Post Office, etc.

The cottage itself has charming period features which include Inglenook fireplace, exposed beams which are believed to date back to 1640. This charming cottage enjoys well-proportioned accommodation briefly comprising; reception hall, ground floor bedroom or office, spacious split-level sitting room and a good sized kitchen with oil-fired Aga; plenty of room for a breakfast table and chairs providing potential to be the heart of the home. On the ground floor there is a good sized bathroom and a formal dining room which has an Inglenook fireplace and a bread oven. An ornate spiral staircase leads to two double spacious double bedrooms on the first floor. Most of the rooms enjoy beautiful country views and the property benefits from an oil-fired central heating system and pvc double glazing. Although perfectly habitable some fixtures and fittings would benefit from updating.

The property is approached by a five-bar timber gate leading onto a substantial driveway providing off-road parking for several vehicles and access to the detached double garage with large greenhouse at the rear. The immediate gardens and grounds have been well-maintained over the years and there is a range of deep, well-established flowerbeds boasting mature plants and shrubs. A paved area provides plenty of room to enjoy outdoor dining/entertaining in this idyllic setting and there is an old well which could be reinstated if ever desired. The cottage and two adjacent fields total approximately 9-10 acres in all.

This is an extremely rare opportunity and must be viewed to fully appreciate the potential on offer.

Area West Hill is an appealing and individual village with a mini-supermarket at its heart which is open long hours and includes a post office. There is also a pretty church, high achieving modern primary school, village hall, garage, hairdresser, dentist and bus services. The town of Ottery St Mary is about 2 miles away with the well-known Kings School, medical centre, Sainsbury's supermarket and other shops/amenities. Exeter and the M5 (about 8 miles) is easily reached along the A30 dual carriageway. Honiton with station (Waterloo-Exeter) is about 8 miles and the coast at Sidmouth about 6 miles.

Services We understand all mains services are connected except gas (available in the road). Oil-fired central heating

outgoings Council Tax Band F

tenure Freehold

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Redferns is a trading name of Redferns Ottery St Mary Limited Registered in England and Wales 4817078
Registered Office 1 Broad Street, Ottery St Mary, Devon EX11 1BR

Property info

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Nearby transport

  • Whimple (3.4 miles)
  • Feniton (4.4 miles)
  • Cranbrook (Devon) (4.9 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (4.3 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (46.4 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (52.3 miles)
  • Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing (7.2 miles)
  • Topsham Ferry Landing (7.2 miles)
  • Topsham Lock Ferry Landing (7.4 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • West Hill Primary School (0.8 miles)
  • Tipton St John Church of England Primary School (1.1 miles)
  • Newton Poppleford Primary School (2.1 miles)
  • Wesc Foundation College (7.9 miles)
  • Exeter Tutorial College (8.8 miles)
  • Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education (9.1 miles)
  • The King's School (2.0 miles)
  • Mill Water School (3.7 miles)
  • St John's International School (4.0 miles)
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