Higher Tale, Payhembury, Honiton


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  • Bedrooms: 4
Stunning extended 4 bedroom period home. 4 bedroom (1 en suite). Oak Frame extension. Character cottage. 2 Reception rooms. Double car port. Front and rear gardens. EPC Band: C


Idyllically located in the quiet East Devon countryside, this historic home is conveniently nestled between the A30 near Ottery St Mary and the M5 at Cullompton.

The two nearby villages of Clyst Hydon and Payhembury both have thriving communities, highly regarded primary schools, pubs and there is a community run shop in Payhembury. The property is also within easy reach of the popular village of Plymtree, which has a primary school, church, pub and community run shop.

The town of Ottery St Mary is easily reached and the larger town of Honiton is 8 miles distant, with Exeter a readily commutable 15 miles. The hamlet of Higher Tale is serviced by a range of facilities, including being within catchment for the much revered Kings Secondary School, supermarkets and many independent shops.

The school bus to Kings School in Ottery picks up at top of the road and Feniton train station is 4 miles away enabling access to the Exeter-London Waterloo line.


This stunning former farm cottage has been extensively renovated, improved and extended by the current owners, enhancing the wealth of character features with high levels of wall, floor and loft insulation, a bespoke two storey extension with exposed oak frame and new timber double glazing. The refurbishment included replaced electrics, plumbing and roof.

The ground floor is centred on a large open plan kitchen/breakfast room with carved chaffered beams, plank & muntin screen as well as an impressive inglenook housing the electric 3-oven 'Aga Total Control'. The kitchen area, running through to the adjoining utility /hall and cloak room, has tiled under floor heating and space for washing machine, tumble dryer etc.

To the rear is the family room with a chunky oak frame and French doors to the garden, heated by a wood burner. The snug/living room has another woodburner with a back boiler.

On the first floor are four good sized bedrooms. The master bedroom being of particular mention with exposed oak frame, timber floor, dressing area and en suite bathroom with roll-top bath. The family bathroom has an exposed timber floor, bath and separate shower.


A short drive leads to a concrete parking area for several cars beside the house with well stocked borders and the large double car port.

There is an enclosed front lawn with path to the front door.

To the rear an expansive patio surrounded by brick capped walls leads up to the near level large lawn.


Mains water and electric. Private drainage (shared treatment plant).


From the old A30 at Fairmile head north signposted to Escot and Talaton. Pass Escot and before entering Talaton turn right to Plymtree just beyond the brow of the hill. Continue on this road for about 2 miles, passing the turning to Payhembury and take the next left to Higher Tale. The property is on your right after about 600 yards.

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