Shutterton Lane, EX7
For Sale: £895,000
DESCRIPTION Shutterton Farm is a truly stunning 18th century, Grade Two listed detached property built in the "cross passage" style with a charming country lane approach, being private and "tucked away" and yet conveniently positioned for all amenities. Externally attractive the property has "picture book" aesthetics with lime rendered and stone elevations beneath a Devon thatch. In recent years the property has undergone a comprehensive restoration programme and has been lovingly maintained and further improved by the current owners. The property offers the perfect meld of luxury modern living with period character and charm. Outstanding quality and craftsmanship are seen throughout the house with the modern appliances combining seamlessly with the numerous features found throughout. There are bespoke kitchens, modern bath and shower rooms, lancet arch framed doors to the first floor, oak joinery, cast iron door furniture, solid oak doors, sandstone flags and bamboo flooring, ornate cast iron radiators, an illuminated glass covered well, deep sill windows and an Esse cooker with wood burning oven to name just some of the many appealing features. As well as the extensive family-sized accommodation within the main house there is also The Dairy Cottage, a lovely two bedroom addition, which could generate significant holiday letting income or provide an appealing guest suite. There is also an array of PV panels set within the grounds, providing good efficiency and oil-fired central heating is fitted both throughout both the house and cottage. Sitting in around 1.7 acres of pretty gardens with broad sweeps of lawn, a barn, extensive parking and garaging and high natural boundaries Shutterton Farm is a something of peaceful haven within a convenient setting.
ACCOMMODATION A storm porch opens to the welcoming reception hall with a sandstone flagstone floor, a staircase to the first floor and access to the gardens. The sitting room is a highly appealing triple aspect room, also with sandstone flagstones and an exposed stone fireplace with a brick hearth upon which there is a log burner. There are also exposed stone wall and beams. The drawing room is a real "show piece," being a spacious and light room also with sandstone flagstones and an impressive inglenook stone fireplace with large wood burner and there are three deep sill windows offering plenty of light. This is a delightful space opens to the dining room, a wonderful "hub" for the house with a fireplace housing an Esse cooker and wood burning oven with this room free-flowing to the outstanding bespoke kitchen and where an oak screen conceals a "hidden" staircase rising to the master bedroom suite. The bespoke kitchen is fitted with appealing high quality units giving a rustic farmhouse-style feel to this space. There is an AGA Six-Four with an LPG gas hob and electric oven, along with various integrated appliances. There are windows to three aspects and a large cloakroom with shower leads off this space. The kitchen opens to a useful utility/boot room laid to terracotta tiles. From the kitchen, doors give access to the reception room for the cottage with flagstone flooring and the unusual feature of a glass cover revealing an LED lit well. The first floor accommodation is equally appealing with the master bedroom being a highly attractive suite of rooms with the aforementioned "secret" stairs running down to the dining room, the bedroom space opens to a large dressing room, along with a high quality recently fitted en suite shower room. There are two further well-proportioned and appealing bedrooms at first floor level in the main house along with a luxury bathroom with slipper bath and a Jacuzzi shower unit with jets.
THE DAIRY COTTAGE This delightful addition to the farmhouse is well appointed with two bedrooms (one en suite,) a fitted kitchen/dining room with integrated appliances and a sitting room, which could provide an excellent additional space, possibly for dependant relatives or additional income as a holiday let.
THE GARDENS AND GROUNDS The beautiful gardens and grounds are something really quite special with the plot extending to around 1.7 acres in total. The beautiful ornate secure entry gates open to a sweeping driveway approach, providing extensive parking and having feature antique-style lamp posts. To the front of the property there are pretty cottage-style gardens with a paved terrace, perfect for al fresco dining. Set above the driveway there is a broad sweep of "parkland" style garden with adjoining poplar trees and high laurels. Within this wonderful space there is a large barn, solar panels a poly-tunnel and a greenhouse along with various mature trees and high borders. The gardens and grounds border the Dawlish Country Park and must be viewed to fully appreciate the wonderful setting, peace and tranquillity on offer.
LOCATION The setting of Shutterton Farm is perfect for enjoying and exploring the local area. The sandy beach and nature reserve of Dawlish Warren is around half a mile away, where there is an 18 hole golf course and good walks along the sea wall and the south west coast path towards the popular seaside town of Dawlish with its famous lawns, various educational facilities, a leisure centre with indoor pool and a mainline rail link to London Paddington in around two and a half hours. Relatively level cycle ways nearby meander along the River Exe passing the beautiful Powderham estate and on to Exeter quay. There is a Sainsburys superstore close by and the A379 is literally at the end of the lane, providing good access to the Cathedral City and County town of Exeter with its wider range of educational facilities, fine dining, the Princesshay Shopping Centre, a red brick university, an international airport and main junction to the M5 motorway. There are also good boating opportunities on the Exe Estuary and the pretty nearby harbour village of Cockwook has the excellent Anchor Inn, renowned for good seafood.
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- 5 Bedrooms
- 5 Bathrooms
- 4 Receptions
- CHARMING DETACHED GRADE II LISTED PROPERTY WITH MANY OUTSTANDING FEATURES
- SITTING ROOM
- DRAWING ROOM
- 3 BEDROOMS (MASTER ES AND DRESSING ROOM)
- BESPOKE FARMHOUSE STYLE KITCHEN
- ELEGANT FAMILY BATHROOM
- APPEALINGSEPARATE 2 BED COTTAGE
- EXCEPTIONALLY PRIVATE GARDENS AND GROUNDS OF AROUND 1.7 ACRES
- SWEEPING DRIVEWAY APPROACH
- DOUBLE GARAGE
- BARN AND POLY TUNNEL
- COMPREHENSIVELY RESTORED AND REFURBISHED IN RECENT YEARS