Set in an elevated position on the edge of this small Mid Devon village is Napleton House a wonderful Georgian and much loved family home that has not been on the market since the early 1980s.
Built in the early 1800s, this detached double fronted home has 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, study, and a huge kitchen breakfast room. As well as a large utility room and a range of traditional buildings grouped round the courtyard there is a sweet 2 bedroom self- contained cottage which is currently let out. Surrounded by its own land the house has been well maintained both inside and out and retains many of its original character with sash windows, period fireplaces, picture rails and coving.
Leading from the large hallway the ground floor accommodation comprises a dining room, very large sitting room, study/snug, a working kitchen a kitchen breakfast room with an AGA and French windows that take you to the terrace which extends across the whole length of the house. From here there are lovely views over the gardens and as far as Dartmoor.
The magnificent kitchen/breakfast room forms the hub of the house and is fully fitted with generous storage, a pantry, walk in larder and access to the terrace. Leading from the back door there is a useful scullery/laundry room which takes you to the courtyard.
The house offers fine mature gardens and grounds of approx. 1.8 acres which set off the house most attractively. Behind the house is an enclosed courtyard with traditional stone and cob buildings, consisting of a garage, stables and store rooms. There is large vegetable garden with a greenhouse, orchard and paddock. The house is approached via a sweeping drive past a former grass tennis lawn to an area with ample parking. There is a sunny terrace that runs the length of the house that looks out over the area of front lawn and colourful borders beyond.
Napleton House sits on the edge of this small village and occupies an elevated south facing sloping site with wonderful views over the countryside and as far as Dartmoor which is about 10 miles to the south and the north coast, with its rugged cliffs and sandy beaches, is approx. 30 miles to the north.
The village has a mix of traditional thatched cottages, the popular Waie Inn pub which offers a variety of leisure amenities. It is approx. 8 miles north of Crediton, which offers a wide range of independent shops to include a regular Farmers Market and is approx. 15 miles from the county town of Exeter. Crediton has a railway station linking to the mainline at Exeter St Davids, with connecting trains to London.