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Property DetailsAn idyllic country estate set in 20 acres with a beautifully renovated Grade II Listed house, ancillary accommodation, studio and leisure complex.Helwell Barton is a beautiful Grade II listed residence with Georgian additions and approached over a long tree lined drive to the east or a shorter drive from the west. The current owners have completely refurbished and modernised the house over the last ten years after purchasing the property in a poor state of repair. The property now offers light and spacious family accommodation whilst retaining much of the houses original features.The accommodation comprises an entrance hall with the main Georgian staircase flowing to the upper floors, with the main reception rooms on either side. To the right of the hall is the drawing room with easterly views over the garden and a Georgian marble fireplace, double doors lead through to the library. The library has a further set of double doors, these lead through to the architect designed garden room featuring oak doors that open out onto the private courtyard.To the left of the entrance hall is a sitting room with a wood burning stove and a dining room, again with a wood burning stove, and the original stone flooring which was re-laid during the refurbishment works. The kitchen has been completely re-modelled with travertine tiles, a hand built fitted kitchen, breakfast island with a chestnut surface and a Lacanche range. There are exposed beams and double doors leading out to the south facing terrace. A utility room, housing twin boilers and a boot room lie off the kitchen, with the boot room providing access to the courtyard through a stable door. The cellars have a large store room, a former dairy with slate surfaces and a wine cellar.Upstairs on the first floor is the master bedroom suite with a dressing area and an ensuite bathroom with a claw foot bathtub, separate shower and ‘his and hers’ sinks, a guest bedroom suite with an ensuite bathroom and three further bedrooms. A family bathroom with a laundry area is also found on this floor. On the first floor are two further bedrooms and a bathroom, again featuring ‘his and hers’ sinks.Helwell Barton sits neatly in the middle of its own land and is approached over two driveways. The westerly rear drive leads past the former winery and into the courtyard and parking area which the main buildings surround. The long easterly drive approaches the Georgian front of property and a gravelled parking area to the side.The property is surrounded by private well maintained gardens with lawns to the east and south of the house. A south-facing terraced area with a pizza oven overlooks the pond. A pretty courtyard with many flowering shrubs lies off the garden room and to the western side of the house. The large pond, with cobbled entry point and island, and water garden is to the rear of the studio, where walks alongside the pond lead up to the ‘Zen garden’. Here, there is a berry garden and well-stocked herb garden surrounded by hedging with a greenhouse, compost bins and gardeners shed. A peaceful clearing and wooded area lies to the south of the westerly drive.An orchard with traditional West Country apple trees lies off the gardens to the rear of the 18 metre outdoor heated swimming pool, alongside a Robinson Crusoe garden. Views from the gardens and orchard are spectacular and take in the surrounding countryside and Haldon Forest.Courtyard of buildingsSituated across the courtyard from the main house is a stunning range of traditional outbuildings which have partially been converted. The original Georgian complete stable block with four stalls, hay mangers, doors and cupboards. Above the stables is a lovely large studio/multipurpose room, which has been beautifully converted with attractive beams, large glass wi
Additional Property InformationThis single family listing located at Kenton, Exeter offers seven bedrooms. The property is currently selling for $2,747,151.
This property is presented by Richard Speedy of Strutt & Parker based in England.