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Property DetailsView our Virtual Tour. A Grade II Listed 4/5 bedroom family house set in approximately 7.4 acres with gardens, swimming pool and a meadow
Beautiful Grade II Listed thatched house
Peaceful and secluded location
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Haydon was built circa 1650 and was originally part of the Powderham Estate, whose land still abuts the house and its grounds. Now Grade II Listed, the house has a wealth of original features including the wooden staircase, stone flooring, exposed beams, granite fireplaces and a cast iron stove in the study. The current owners have been in the property for 18 years and improved the accommodation to create a warm, flexible and beautifully finished family home.
The ground floor accommodation comprises an entrance hall with oak flooring and a unique exposed thatch ceiling with vaulted beams, a bright sitting room with picture windows overlooking the courtyard and views, a cosy triple aspect dining room/sitting room with a wood burning stove set in an inglenook fireplace and the stairs to the first floor, a kitchen with fitted wooden units and integrated appliances, study with a granite feature fireplace, conservatory, a utility room both with access to the rear garden and pool, shower room and WC. A guest suite is found off the entrance hall with a dual aspect double bedroom and a bathroom with a pretty heritage bathroom suite.
Upstairs is the master bedroom with fitted wardrobes, and views over the pool and gardens, two further bedrooms, walk in wardrobe and a family bathroom. All of the bedrooms have plenty of storage space, not often found in a property of this age.
Haydon is approached off the country lane, through wooden gates, onto a gravelled parking and turning area at the front of the house providing access to the garage.
To the south west and surrounded by the house is a pretty paved courtyard, ideal for alfresco dining and parties, with flowering shrubs and a seating area. A gravel and lit path leads through a large level lawn, surrounded by hedging and dotted with established trees including a mulberry, quince, fig, pear and walnut. A lovely thatched summerhouse, with a power supply, is found at the end with many seating areas enjoying the countryside views from different aspects. To the rear of the house is a paved terrace with a heated swimming pool and seating area with gated access to the rear garden with a greenhouse and a sloping lawn. A path leads through the adjacent woodland, alongside the stream lined with established trees, camellias and rhododendrons providing a beautiful and shaded walk, with steps back around the side of the house to a compost area and the lawn.
At the end of the lawn and accessed via a five bar gate is a stock proof meadow of approximately 4 acres, currently let to a local farmer for grazing sheep. The meadow is bordered by hedging with two access points.
Haydon has the benefit of a quadruple garage, built by a previous owner to house vintage cars, with a vaulted ceiling, store room, wine store, pool plant room and a gardeners WC. The garage has the potential to be converted into additional living space or a studio/office, subject to the relevant planning permissions. A wood store lies to the rear of the house and a former garage is now used as a garden shed.
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Additional Property InformationThis single family listing located at Kenn, Exeter has four bedrooms. The property is currently availible for $895,000.
This property is presented by Richard Speedy of Strutt & Parker located in England.