Attractive character features
PUBLISHED: 09:00 13 February 2014
This house and adjacent cottage offer a unique chance to own two superb properties in one
Address: Higher Griggs Farm, Fortescue Road, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 9QG
Location: Honiton 8 miles; Lyme Regis 14 miles; Exeter 181/2 miles
Agent: Strutt & Parker, 24 Southernhay West, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1PR. 01392 215631; email@example.com
Ground floor: entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, study/home office, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom
First floor: master bedroom with ensuite shower room, two further double bedrooms, family bathroom
Separate cottage: with sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, master bedroom with ensuite shower room, two further bedrooms, family bathroom
Outside: cottage-style garden, summerhouse, large garden store, parkland, paddock, ample parking for both the house and cottage
Higher Griggs Farm, Listed Grade II, and situated on the outskirts of Sidmouth, is believed to have been built in the 17th century, of cob construction under a thatched roof. The cottage, which is of stone construction, was most probably originally an accompanying barn.
Both the house and the cottage are presented in immaculate order throughout and contain a number of attractive character features, including exposed beams, and there are inglenook fireplaces in the main reception rooms of the house.
A gate and pathway lead to the front door, which opens into the entrance hall. From the entrance hall a door leads into the dining room, which has exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove.
Opposite the dining room is the sitting room, which also has a number of exposed beams to the ceiling and an inglenook fireplace with a bread oven and a wood burning stove.
Beyond the sitting room is the kitchen/breakfast room, which has an excellent range of wall and floor-mounted units under granite work surfaces.
A wrought iron spiral staircase leads from the utility room up to the study/home office, which has a timber floor and a delightful porthole window.
Stairs from the dining room rise to the first floor, where there is a master bedroom with an extensive range of fitted wardrobes and adjoining dressing table, a window seat and a door opening into the en suite shower room. Also on the first floor are two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The cottage is at right angles to the farmhouse and is of stone construction under a thatched roof. This could provide either a useful ancillary income as a holiday cottage or additional occasional accommodation for family and guests.
Higher Griggs Farm has the benefit of a delightful garden, which lies to the front of the farmhouse. There is an area of paved terrace to the front of the house, fringed by flower and shrub beds containing a variety of plants, including camellias, cotoneaster and bergenia.