Higher Thorn Cottage is a distinctive Grade II Listed house, believed to date from the late 15th Century. The main house has most attractive stone elevations under a recently renewed thatched roof and was originally said to be a Medieval Hall House, with evidence of the Cruck frames and many exposed beams, timbers, screens and mullions, including a timber framed arch doorway with post and muntin panels.
The accommodation is beautifully maintained and arranged over two floors, comprising an entrance hall, an inner hall with a cloakroom off and a beautiful sitting room with inglenook fireplace and dining area which leads into a second sitting room/garden room. This enjoys a triple aspect, with two sets of doors leading into the garden and having a vaulted ceiling with four Velux roof windows. The kitchen/breakfast room is well fitted, with an excellent range of units and polished granite work surfaces and this gives access to a useful utility room and adjoining porch. To the first floor the landing has an extensive range of storage cupboards, the master bedroom enjoys a dual aspect and has an en-suite shower room, there are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom, which along with the en-suite is fitted with a modern white suite.
The house also benefits from having radiator central heating served by LPG and the majority of the windows have been replaced with oak frames and heritage double glazed panes.
The house is set in attractive gardens, the majority enjoying a south and westerly aspect and incorporating two large paved terraces which have been positioned to enjoy the afternoon and evening sun. The driveway has electric gates and allows ample parking and turning and giving access to a garage/workshop.
In addition to the main house there are two successful holiday let units, both being beautifully presented and having their own individual outside space. The main house and holiday units all enjoy a south westerly aspect, with a lovely outlook over adjoining fields.
The property is situated at the end of a private road and has access to public footpaths. Nearby is the picturesque hamlet of Salcombe Regis, with its delightful Church and footpaths to the coast. Within a short drive is the Regency town of Sidmouth, noted for its esplanade, beaches and public gardens, as well as its range of high quality shops and amenities.
The coastal villages of Branscombe and Beer are located further towards the east, whilst the coastline has been awarded international recognition as a World Heritage Site, noted for its geological interest, dramatic cliffs and beaches.
From Sidford continue east, up Trow Hill, ignoring the first turning to Salcombe Regis and upon reaching the top of the hill, take the second right turning, signposted Salcombe Regis. After approximately 50 yards turn left and the property will be found at the end of this private road.
The accommodation with approximate dimensions comprises:
Vaulted ceiling. Turning staircase rising to the first floor. Understairs storage cupboards with light and shelving.
With a low level WC and wash bowl with mixer tap and granite worksurface. Extractor fan. Tiled floor.
3.4m x 5.6m (11’ x 18’3) Dual aspect. Beautifully fitted with a range of matching base and wall units incorporating drawers, cupboards and polished roll edged granite worksurfaces and upstands. Belfast sink with mixer tap. Integrated dishwasher and space for fridge/freezer. Dual control electric Aga with multiple ovens and two hot plates. Cupboard containing wall mounted boiler for hot water and central heating (LPG). Tiled floor. Inset ceiling spotlights. Glazed door to:
2.5m x 2.7m (8’3 x 9’) With solid wood worksurfaces, Belfast sink with mixer tap and space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Radiator. Striplight. Tiled floor. Cupboard with shelving, electric consumer board and solar control panels. Stable door to the rear porch.
SITTING ROOM with DINING AREA
7.2m x 5.0m (max) (23’6 x 16’3) A well-proportioned dual aspect room enjoying an outlook over the garden and beyond to the adjoining fields. Three windows, one with seating. Feature inglenook fireplace with large wood burning stove. Wall lights. Three radiators. Door to outside. Door to a:
SECOND SITTING ROOM/GARDEN ROOM
4.0m x 5.0m (13’ x 16’3) Enjoying a south westerly aspect, with windows to all three sides and a lovely outlook over the gardens and beyond to the adjoining fields. Vaulted ceiling with four Velux roof windows. Exposed stonework to one wall. Two sets of double doors leading to the garden. Tiled floor. Radiator.
Radiator. Extensive range of fitted cupboards, with hanging rails and shelving. Airing cupboard with factory lagged cylinder and slatted shelving.
3.5m x 5.6m (max) (11’6 x 18’3) Dual aspect, with a lovely outlook over the surrounding fields. Radiator.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
White suite comprising a corner shower cubicle with control and rose over, low level WC and wash basin with vanity cupboards below. Tiled splashbacks. Extractor fan. Inset ceiling spotlights. Chrome heated towel rail.
4.2m x 3.7m (13’9 x 12’) Southerly aspect. Vaulted ceiling. Radiator.
3.3m x 2.0m (10’9 x 6’6) Outlook to the rear aspect. Vaulted ceiling. Radiator. Door to:
3.3m x 3.3m (10’9 x 10’9) Southerly aspect. Vaulted ceiling. Radiator.
White suite comprising a panelled bath, low level WC and wash basin with vanity cupboards under. Tiled splashbacks. Shower control and soaker over. Glazed shower screen. Chrome heated towel rail. Inset ceiling spotlights. Shaver point.
OUTSIDE AND GARDEN
The property is set in attractive landscaped gardens, the majority taking full advantage of the south westerly aspect. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn, with inset ornamental trees, well stocked shrub borders and two large patio areas adjoining the side and rear of the house. There is also a chicken enclosure with a chicken house, a TIMBER STORAGE SHED/SUMMERHOUSE with double doors and TWO LOG STORES. The driveway is accessed via electric gates and allows ample parking and turning and giving access to a:
4.0m x 4.4m (13’ x 14’6) With wooden double doors, light, power, shelving and two windows.
A further gravelled parking and turning area gives access to the TWO SEPARATE HOLIDAY UNITS, both having separate sitting out areas.
HIGHER THORN STABLE
This unit enjoys a large open plan sitting/kitchen/dining/bedroom area. The kitchen area is fitted with modern units and integrated appliances and there is a separate shower room which has an attractive white suite.
HIGHER THORN BARN
This is a two bedroom unit which has a dining hall, a sitting room with a wood burning stove, a kitchen with modern units and built in appliances, two bedrooms and a separate shower room which is fitted with a white suite.
HOLIDAY UNITS CONTINUED
Both holiday units enjoy a lovely southerly aspect, with a view over the adjoining fields.
Vacant possession on completion.
We are advised by East Devon District Council that the council tax band for this property is band F.