Hitts Farmhouse is a substantial Grade II Listed former manor house offering more than 3,600 sq ft of beautifully presented accommodation configured over two floors. The property is thought to date originally from the 16th century with later additions and displays a wealth of characterful features including a thatched roof, exposed timber beams, a plank and muntin screen and impressive original fireplaces. The property has been completely refurbished by the current owner with renovations including new oak doors and windows, electrics and plumbing, underfloor heating on the ground floor and a modern extension. The farmhouse provides flexible accommodation options with annexe potential for multigenerational living or income potential subject to the necessary consents. Hitts Farmhouse is set in beautiful grounds of approximately 0.71 acres and benefits from an extensive outbuilding providing conversion opportunities subject to permissions. The property is situated in a semi-rural position just outside the desirable East Devon village of Whimple, within walking distance to amenities and a mainline station.
On the ground floor there is a welcoming reception hall with slate flooring and an impressive brick built original fireplace, which is fitted with a stove. The superb sitting and dining room features a dual-aspect and a vaulted ceiling allowing for a wealth of natural light. Further welcoming reception space can be found in the adjoining snug. The kitchen features timber beams, a four-door Aga, a central island and space for a large breakfast table while the pantry, utility room and boot room provide further generous space for storage and appliances. The ground floor has two bedrooms providing flexible accommodation options that could also be used for further reception space if required. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a useful study and a downstairs cloakroom.
The first floor has a further five double bedrooms, one of which is accessed via its own staircase. The 23ft principal bedroom has a large, luxury en suite bathroom with a freestanding bathtub, a corner shower unit and dual washbasins, while one further bedroom has an en suite shower room with dual access. The first floor also has a modern family bathroom.
Our client is currently having work done to the thatch as part of ongoing maintenance to the property.
Local Authority: East Devon District Council
Services: Mains electricity and water. Private drainage which we understand is compliant with current regulations. Oil-fired central heating.
Council Tax: Band G
Wayleaves and Easements: The property is sold subject to any wayleaves or easements, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
Guide Price: £1,000,000
The property is located just outside the picturesque village of Whimple, close to the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has an attractive centre with a local store and post office, while there are two local pubs, popular cricket and football clubs and a village primary school. Secondary schooling is available in the nearby village of Ottery St. Mary, at the outstanding-rated King's School. The bustling town of Honiton is just eight miles away, offering access to further amenities including a range of shops and large supermarkets. Exeter is 11 miles away and is the most thriving city in the South West offering a wide choice of cultural activities with theatres, the museum, an arts centre, a wealth of good shopping and restaurants and excellent schooling. The property is well positioned with national parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor and the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline all easily accessible. Whimple is served by a mainline station, which offers direct services to Exeter St. David's and London Waterloo in just over 3 hours. The property has good road links with the A30 just a mile and a half away.
Hitts Farm is surrounded by its grounds of approximately 0.71 acres that includes several outbuildings including a summerhouse with WIFI and electricity and a detached linhay of over 1,100 sq ft that includes parking and storage space. The linhay has the potential to be developed into additional accommodation if required subject to the necessary consents. The well-maintained gardens include rolling lawns with various mature specimen trees and shrubs, a plum, apple and cherry orchard, and an area of gravel terracing, providing an ideal space for al fresco dining and entertaining. The grounds also have extensive gravel courtyards which provide parking space for multiple vehicles.