Stockland, Honiton, Devon, EX14

£1,850,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 8
It is rare to find such beautiful Georgian country houses in this part of the country and Broadhayes House is certainly a fine example of fine Georgian architecture. Listed Grade II* of particular historic interest, the house has been well cared for and maintained and comes to the market for the first time in over thirty years. Of typical symmetrical design, the mellow brick façade with dressed stone quoins and mullions has a central pillared entrance portico. An imposing reception hall with cornicing and archway, has panelled doors leading into a beautifully proportioned drawing room with exquisite cornice and period fireplace with French doors leading into the conservatory.

The dining room lies to the other side of the hall, also having beautiful cornicing, dado rail and a period fireplace with open grate. A sitting room/study lies beyond the hall and has a period fireplace and arched alcoves to both side and a window enjoying lovely views across the gardens. A spacious, traditionally furnished kitchen/breakfast room has a four oven AGA, set within the fireplace. Adjacent to the kitchen is a spacious butler's pantry/utility room. There are good cellars, including a traditional wine cellar.

An elegant turning staircase with a swan neck handrail leads to the mezzanine landing, where there is a cloakroom and arched window looking over the rear gardens and beyond to the paddocks and the countryside beyond. A further flight of stairs leads to the galleried landing with doors to the bedrooms, which are all of good size, befitting of a house of its period. The principal bedroom enjoys lovely outlooks and doors leading through to a dressing room with ample cupboards and en suite bathroom. Adjacent to the principal bedroom there is a single bedroom/dressing room and then there is a spacious guest bedroom to the front of the house. There are two further principal bedrooms, one of which enjoys an en suite shower room, a family bathroom and a staircase leading up to three good size attic bedrooms. In addition to the main house, a guest cottage lies to the rear, accessible either from the first floor of the main house or by its own front door and includes a well-fitted kitchen, a particularly good size sitting room, three bedrooms and a bathroom. The property has oil fired central heating.

Gardens & Grounds

A pillared entrance with particularly handsome drive gate leads into the property and opens out to provide ample gravel parking. The gardens to the front of the house are lawned and are well screened with mature trees and an under canopy of hydrangea, azaleas, mahonia and various other shrubs. A lawned area lies to the North, with a variety of well clipped yew trees and adjoins the traditional timber conservatory. A secondary drive, partly shared with the adjoining coach house, leads to the rear of the property and opens up into a courtyard where there is a three bay open fronted garage and a flight of steps up to a cobbled courtyard with a lean-to log store and steps up to the cottage's front door and to the rear lobby of the main house. Beautifully tended lawned gardens stretch out to the North where there are paved pathways, a rose arbour, a variety of fruit trees and a ha-ha offsetting a more informal area of lawn, with a number of mature specimen trees. A crescent yew hedge provides a place for a garden seat to enjoy the views back towards the house and is adjoined by a small pond. A stable yard includes two useful traditional loose boxes, at present used for garden storage, log store and a kennel. A productive and well-tended kitchen garden has a soft fruit cage, including redcurrants and raspberry canes, raised vegetable beds, including an established asparagus bed and a traditional greenhouse with a mature vine. Two well hedged and fenced paddocks stretch out across the rear of the property, the eastern most is gently sloping and provides home to the magnificent Broadhayes Lucombe oak, which is listed as one of East Devon's greatest trees. A secret garden is enclosed by beech hedging and has apple, pear and plum trees. There is a separate area of woodland (3.54 acres), which provides for a private source of water.

In all the gardens and grounds and offset woodland, amounts to approximately 5.17 hectares (12.8 acres).

Drawing Room

Dining Room

Kitchen/ Breakfast Room

Siiting Room/ Study, And Conservatory

Principal Bedroom Suite

Four Further Principal Bedrooms (One En Suite)

Three Second Floor Bedrooms

Guest Cottage With Two Bedrooms

Three Bay Open Garage

Two Paddocks And Area Of Offset Woodland

Delightful Gardens, In All Approximately 12.8 Acres

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