Keller Williams UK
2 bed Detached House Sold STC

The Old Byre Luton, Payhembury, Honiton, Devon

£625,000 OIRO

Property Description

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  • Two Bedrooms Easily Converted to Four With Partition Walls
  • Porch And Lounge
  • Kitchen, Dining Room And Seperate Utility
  • Sitting Room And Seperate Sun Room
  • Study/Landing Area with Potential To Turn Into A Bedroom
  • Two Bedroom With Ensuite Bathroom And Walk In dressing Room
  • Large Detached Listed Barn With Potential For Conversion STPP
  • Large Long Garden With Different Zones And Pond And Parking
  • The Kings School Catchment

Property description
Entering from the road, the property stands raised above the sizable gravelled courtyard surrounded by a brick and stone wall with mature shrubs. To the right the courtyard spreads back alongside a Grade II listed barn with workshop and outbuilding. The elevated building and the enclosed courtyard give the property an air of gravitas that continues as you enter through the porch. The porch opens onto a spacious lounge with wooden beams and dark wood staircase that, a couple of stairs up, leads to the sitting room and then on to the first floor. The sitting room is both spacious and cosy, with wooden beams and a hand-carved lintel over an electric fire in an elegant brick fireplace. It has a pair of double windows providing views out into the gardens.
To the right of the entrance porch is an open plan kitchen-diner with attached utility room. The kitchen has triple windows looking out over the courtyard and the side of the house, and includes an integrated oven, window seat and a considerable amount of storage and worktop space. The kitchen is separated from the dining area by a short flight of steps providing a perfect break between spaces whilst maintaining their connection. The dining area has plenty of space for an eight-seater table, two sets of double windows onto the side of the house and double doors leading through into the sunroom. This room has windows on all sides and double doors opening through into the garden, here again wooden beams are used to great effect producing a cosy, rustic feel. The utility room, off to the right of the kitchen provides an additional sink and worksurface space; doors to the side and front of the property and access to a downstairs WC.
Upstairs is what the current owners (who designed and built the property) describe as a "selfish two bed" designed to be easily converted into a four bedroomed property with the addition of partition walls. In the current format, the open landing serves as an office reading room and upstairs lounge. Whilst the principal bedroom has its own separate dressing room, a spacious en suite bathroom and views over the garden. In addition, there is a second double bedroom with views over the courtyards and a family bathroom.
Outside, the gardens to the rear of the property stretch away from the property in a number of zones. Close to the house is a paved area with steps leading up, past trees and mature shrubs to a decked area with a brick and stone-walled pond and further steps leading past the pond to a lawned area with summerhouse. Further beyond this is the “gardener’s zone” currently including composters, raised beds, shed and greenhouse! To the front of the property, off the courtyard is a large Grade II listed barn and additional outbuilding with potential for conversion to a three-bed property subject to planning consent.
The property is on mains water and electricity, has oil-fired central heating and uses an aerobic digestion system for sewage. There is underfloor heating throughout the property.

Situation
Luton is a small hamlet just over a mile from the nearby village of Payhembury with its thriving community shop and post office, pub, garage, school and 12th century church. Payhembury is very much alive and, under normal circumstances, the community organises many village events (including the village cricket mentioned above!). Beautiful walks through the surrounding countryside start at the front door of the property, yet despite its rural location, Luton is very well connected with the M5 junction 28 only 6 miles away. Train stations at Feniton (3 miles) and Tiverton Parkway (11 miles) provide access to two separate train lines, providing direct connections to Exeter, London, the Midlands and the North of England. Exeter Airport is also within easy reach (12 miles). Nearby towns of Cullompton and Honiton provide supermarkets, coffee shops, restaurants and leisure facilities. For more options and variety, the cathedral city of Exeter is only 20 miles away and the beautiful SW coast is only a 15 mile drive.
Council tax band: NotSet