An incredibly charming country house has come onto the market in Devon offering complete privacy in a secluded valley just seven miles from Exeter. South Kenwood is a really remarkable property in its own secluded position in a beautiful part of the west country. The house sits in a magical valley beneath the Haldon hills and was built around seven years ago to extremely high specifications.
The property has a reception hall with an antique flagstone floor, reception hall and drawing room with oak flooring and French doors opening onto a terrace. The sitting room/ has a stone fireplace and built-in bookcase and the dining room a hand-built dresser and archway with a French-tiled floor. There is also a wine store, cloakroom and boot room. There are four bedroom suites and a conservatory is currently under construction.
Outside there are over three acres of gardens and grounds which are an outstanding feature of the house. A stream winds throughout the gardens with intermittent waterfalls and ponds and a number of specimen trees are floodlit from below – the trees beside the stream are underplanted by carpets of daffodils and primroses. Close to the top of the drive is a large lake which is a haven for wildlife and below this are three fascinating bog gardens.
To the rear of the house is a greenhouse and vegetable beds, and there is also a stable block outside and an all-weather ménage. A rhododendron garden is accessed via the pergola which is covered in Himalayan Musk Rose. There are also two kennels with stable doors and an outdoor cellar.
To the east of the house is Cider Press cottage which is currently a studio/office and Barn cottage is a small guest cottage nearby.
The house is extremely well situated for wildlife lovers: aside from the garden the area is popular with roe deer, wild birds, ducks and geese. South Kenwood is under three miles from Kenton which has excellent amenities and just six miles from the M5.
The asking price is £3.25m. For further information please contact Jackson Stops & Staff on 01392 214222 or visit www.jacksonstops.co.uk.