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Situated just 3 miles from the market town of Tiverton and just 15 minutes' drive from Junction 27 of the M5 and associated Parkway Railway Station, The Old Rectory in Withleigh is a charming former Rectory which has been exceptionally well maintained by the current owners. Of interest, a foundation stone for the Rectory was laid by Lady Heathcoat Amory, famously of Knightshayes Court, in 1923.
The property overlooks an area of National Trust land; a valley and woodland known as 'Buzzards', providing many beautiful walks accessed from the lane outside the house.
The electric gate opens to a drive that offers plenty of parking and leads onto a double garage. The formal front door leads to an entrance porch with a deep under-stairs cupboard. The rear door, opposite the garage, leads to a rear porch, with ample space for boots and shoes. The door to the gardeners loo is found here and another door opens to the utility room.
The warm family kitchen has an oil fired Rayburn to one side, plenty of space for a family dining table and a lovely outlook over the back garden.
There is a large inner hall with a walk-in pantry and original serving hatch, opening to a formal dining room. This has double casement doors leading to a spacious conservatory which can also be accessed from the sitting room. The sitting room is a comfortable room with plenty of space, and light streaming in from both south and east facing windows, and the fireplace houses a wood burning stove. A cloakroom with a separate wc and a good size study complete the downstairs accommodation.
The staircase leads up to an airy landing from which doors open to five bedrooms and three bathrooms. The bedrooms are all very well proportioned, with the master bedroom having a wall-to-wall range of bespoke limed oak wardrobes. The three larger bedrooms are located on the southern side of the property with far reaching views over the gardens and countryside.
The garden lies on the southern side of the house comprising a level lawn with surrounding borders of flowering plants and shrubs. The garden backs onto open farmland and the view from the bank at the end of the garden is just the perfect place to sit and let the stress of modern life just drift away. In all, the property occupies a plot of around half an acre.
This is a perfect family house that lies within easy reach of the necessary amenities and lies within the catchment area of Blundells Independent School. Both Exeter and Taunton are within easy reach and local shopping in Tiverton satisfies most requirements.
Mains electricity and water. Drainage provided by a Biotech water treatment system. Oil fired central heating and hot water.