A superbly equipped family house, ideal for entertaining, in a peaceful, south-facing and very private village setting
Orchard House's position, setting and orientation make it a perfect house for a family with children of any age and for entertaining. Built of red brick with a tile-hung front and a clay tiled roof, Orchard House is tucked away in a peaceful and very private setting behind a screen of tall, thick hedging and mature trees, with the rear of the house facing south with a views across its garden and surrounding woodland. It has been the happy family home of the current owners for the past seventeen years during which time it has undergone a programme of improvement and updating. Focussed on creating a home that suited all ages and capable of entertaining at any time of the year, the house has a superbly equipped, L-shaped kitchen/dining room that opens out through bi-folding doors to a large, covered entertainment area. This area has a separate seating and dining areas plus a barbeque area. The sitting room also opens directly onto this area.Together they combine to form a superb family/entertainment space that can even be used in the depths of winter using convector heating. The kitchen is fitted with contemporary, hand-made units including two islands and breakfast bar, granite work surfaces and a range of Siemens electric appliances including three ovensThe ground floor also includes a large sitting room, study, snug and games room. The latter opens to the conservatory which wraps around the southwest corner of the house and currently serves as a gym equipped with an open-air shower.Upstairs is a galleried landing that overlooks the reception hall below and leads to a total of six double bedrooms, four of which have en suite shower rooms. The principal bedroom suite is a good size with an en suite dressing room, walk-in shoe cupboard and a south-facing view over the gardenGardenImmediately in front of Orchard House is a brick-paved parking area screened by tall yew hedging. It has sufficient space for several cars and to one side of it is a detached, double garage built in a similar style to the house. Paved paths lead around both sides of the house to the mature, attractive rear garden. Positioned to one side of one of the paths are a timber garden store and a poly-tunnel store. Fringing the rear of the house is a deep, brick-paved terrace with an awning-covered hot tub on timber decking at one end. Beyond the terrace is a two-tiered, level lawn bounded by tall, thick hedging and several mature trees including sweet chestnut,beech, copper beech, weeping willow and silver birch. In all the garden and grounds amount about 0.57 acre (0.23 hectare).LocationOrchard House is positioned in a private setting in the heart of the village of West Hill. The village is a thriving community with a parish church, convenience store (walking distance), hall and an excellent primary school (walking distance). The nearby town of Ottery St. Mary caters for most day-to-day needs, whilst Exeter has an extensive range of shops, businesses and recreational facilities as one would expect from a cathedral and university city. The A30 and M5 (Junction 29) are within easy reach and Exeter St. Davidsstation has a regular, fast service to both Waterloo (From 2 hours 3 minutes) and Bristol (From 57 minutes). For air travel, Exeter Airport offers connections to both national and international destinations including a regular service to London City Airport (1 hour).There is also a wide choice of schools locally both from the state and independent sectors including Colyton Grammar School in Colyton, The Maynard School and Exeter School and there are student bus services to Colyton Grammar, The Maynard and the local King's secondary school from the village.
A30 1.4 miles, Ottery St. Mary 2.3 miles, Exeter Airport 4.8 miles (London City Airport 1 hour), Sidmouth Beach 6.9 miles, M5 J29 7.6 miles, Exeter City Centre