Ivy Cottage, Talaton, Exeter

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
Grade II historic country home with up to 3.57 acres, stables and poly tunnels within walking distance to village


Located just outside of the popular village of Talaton, the property is in a beautiful rural location one of three historic homes.

Talaton is a popular East Devon village maintaining a thriving community and offering a range of amenities, including a community run shop, pub, church and village hall. About 1.7 miles east is Feniton, where there is a small supermarket, well regarded Church of England primary school and mainline rail station on the London Waterloo line.

There is easy access to the south is Ottery St. Mary where there is a good range of day to day shops, doctor's surgery and renowned Kings School, whilst Colyton Grammar, one of the top schools in the country is also local, both with bus pick-ups nearby. There is also a plethora of excellent private schools in Exeter and the local area. The A30 gives swift access to the market town of Honiton to the east and Exeter to the west. The south coast at Sidmouth (about 10 miles) is easily reached by car.


The house is Grade II listed with a wealth of character with surprisingly high ceilings, large windows and spacious rooms. Although attached the property is orientated to look out across its own land. Formerly part of the nearby Escot Estate, the property has plenty of history which has been extended and improved over the years incorporating solar water heating.

The ground floor space is particularly impressive with a cross passage hall, dual aspect sitting room with wood burning stove, well fitted character kitchen/breakfast room opening into the family room that has two sets of French doors to the terrace. There are double doors from here to a study/snug and a utility/boot room with ground floor bathroom.

On the first floor are three good size bedrooms, there is listed building consent (Ref 08/0256/LBC dated 26th March 2008) for the insertion of a first floor family bathroom. Please note there is a flying freehold (Upstairs is smaller than downstairs)


There is a short shared drive way with plenty of space for parking, a range of timber stables and various large timber outbuildings used as a workshop and potting shed (see floor plan), alongside a beautifully laid out cottage gardens. Having previously been a tree and shrub nursery there are lots of poly tunnels, established fruit bushes and a large variety of mature apple trees which are well maintained and labelled. Crossing the property and up the drive is a footpath. There is a small paddock and across the road is private woodland area about 1.39 acres.

In all the property extends to approximately 3.57 acres (1.44 ha).


Mains water, electric and drainage. Also a private borehole on the land (used to supply the nursery)

01404 758007

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