Grade II* Listed with exquisite period features
Meticulously restored by the current owners
Approximately 5.8 acres
Believed to have been originally constructed in the 15th century as a medieval hall house and meticulously restored by the current owners, Gorwyn House is a strikingly beautiful six bedroom detached thatched family home. The property offers flexible accommodation with excellent proportions and good head height arranged over two floors, cleverly combining all the amenities of modern living with a wealth of retained character features including detailed joinery and stonemasonry, exposed wall and ceiling beams and open fireplaces.
The ground floor accommodation flows from a welcoming reception hall and briefly comprises a large front aspect family room with an open inglenook fireplace and window seat. To the other side of the reception hall is a front aspect drawing room with an open fire, which leads to a neighbouring dual aspect sitting room with slate flooring. There is also a dual-aspect library with a slate floor and ornate radiator, plus a wonderful, striking dual aspect oak panelled dining room to the rear of the house. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a good size kitchen/breakfast room with an adjacent fitted utility room. The kitchen features a range of attractive bespoke units with granite worktops, a four oven AGA, Belfast sink, modern integrated appliances and space for a breakfast table.
On the first floor is an impressive vaulted landing. The dual aspect master bedroom benefits from a dressing room as well as a Jack and Jill en suite bathroom with a freestanding bath and separate walk-in shower, which is shared with bedroom two. There are four additional good-size bedrooms, three with well appointed en suite shower rooms.
Gorwyn House’s location provides the best of rural living, whilst being accessible for Exeter only 10 miles to the East. The property is situated on the edge of the village of Cheriton Bishop, near the north eastern edge of Dartmoor. The village, which has a thriving community, is mentioned in the Domesday book and is principally a farming community. Cheriton Bishop has a church, a primary school, superb health centre, Post Office/store, a highly regarded pub serving good quality food and a farm shop nearby at Crockernwell. The property is also well placed to take advantage of the excellent walking and riding facilities in the surrounding countryside and nearby Dartmoor National Park.
Crediton, approximately 6 miles away, has a wider range of facilities. Crediton is one of Devon’s most historic towns with a magnificent parish church. It has a thriving community with a number of useful facilities including a leisure centre with an excellent swimming pool. Crediton also has a well-regarded farmers’ market every other weekend in the Market Square. There is a good comprehensive school, Queen Elizabeth Community College, in the
Exeter, approximately 10 miles away, is the most thriving city in the South West and offers a wide choice of cultural resources, theatres, art centres and museums. There are a variety of excellent schools in Exeter, including St Leonards primary school, Exeter School, Maynard Girls’ School, and the Cathedral School (a school bus from Cheriton Bishop provides a direct service to the three latter mentioned schools). Exeter University is recognised as one of the best universities in the country. Communication links in the area are excellent.
The A30 dual carriageway is readily accessible and provides a link with Exeter and the M5 motorway to the east and Cornwall to the west. The M5 motorway links with the M4 north of Bristol to provide access to London. Regular intercity trains operate from Exeter St. David’s station to London Paddington and via Salisbury to Waterloo. Exeter International Airport provides flights to an ever-increasing range of domestic and international destinations, including daily flights to London City Airport. Cross-Channel ferry services operate from Plymouth to Brittany and northern Spain.
Set in approximately 5.8 acres of wonderful grounds, Gorwyn House is approached over a long driveway culminating in an electronically controlled gated entrance and circular gravelled drive to the front aspect, providing extensive parking for multiple vehicles and space for garaging if required (STP). The beautiful and practical stock-fenced formal gardens, subjected to recent and extensive work, feature mature specimen trees mixed with sweeping lawns and a large gravelled sun terrace, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining. To the side of the house is a vegetable plot with raised beds and a further gravelled drive, with separate entrance from the approach lane, leading to a large detached six-stall stable block and modern timber store/double carport and further gated access to a large, gently sloping paddock with impressive all-weather manège with lighting.