Runnington, Wellington

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
A three bedroom cottage with stunning gardens and approx 1/3 acre paddock with modern garden cabin. Freehold. Council Tax D, EPC E


2 Higher Houses sits in the sought after hamlet of Runnington, pleasant walk from the popular White Post Cafe, Martlet Inn and with lovely walks right on the doorstep. Just 2 miles away is Wellington where an excellent range of shopping, recreational and educational facilities can be found. The County Town of Taunton is circa 8 miles from the property and the University City of Exeter 25 miles. The mainline railway can be reached at both Tiverton Parkway and Taunton, both with fast links to London Paddington.


2 Higher Houses sits in an idyllic countryside location. Believed to date back to the 1700's, there are some lovely features including a pretty inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove and original bread oven, ledge and brace doors and beams which contrast well with the modern, yet sympathetic extension to the rear. In brief, the property comprises, kitchen/family/dining room, sitting room, two bathrooms, three bedrooms (one ground floor), pretty rear garden, detached barn (with planning for an annex), double garage, carport and 1/3 acre paddock with modern cabin.


From the garden, industrial style double glazed doors lead into the newly extended part of the cottage - a super Kitchen/Dining/Family space. This clever extension truly has improved the property tenfold and now offers a spacious, light entertaining and cooking space that leads directly out onto the stunning cottage garden and veranda.

The extension is the full width of the property, with three roof lights, beautifully tiled floor with underfloor heating, oak sills and clever task lighting. To one end, a wide entrance and former window to the Sitting Room, ample space for dining and seating, leading to a super Kitchen which has been carefully planned and fitted with midnight blue modern units, topped with Quartz worksurfaces, wide drawers, wall units and loads of storage including veggy racks and shelves. An AEG induction hob sits in the large workspace facing the dining area. Behind you, a Neff oven, space for American style fridge freezer, inset sink/drainer, more units in a lighter colour scheme, with space and plumbing for your laundry appliances.

A sliding door gives access to a super Shower Room with window to the front. Opulent ochre tiles add a splash of sunshine in the double shower. There is a low level wc and a wash hand basin. The Sitting Room is comfortable and cosy, in keeping with the age of the cottage, with ceiling beams and features.. A woodburning stove is the focal point of the room, with pretty brick inglenook and bread oven. A door leads to inner hallway, a large cupboard and the front door. From the Sitting Room, door leads to the stairs and to the ground floor double Bedroom, a light room with window to the front and understair recess perfect for a desk.

To the first floor, our vendors have reconfigured the space and the Landing is now the perfect place for a desk, with window to the front aspect offering lovely country views. Access to the two double Bedrooms - the master being a generous size with dual aspect windows. The pretty family Bathroom has a low level wc, wash hand basin set on a vanity unit and a step up to the corner bath - the perfect place for relaxing.


The gardens here are simply delightful and our vendors have created a haven which are a real selling point of this lovely home. The property is accessed via a shared driveway and gives access to the rear garden, the garaging, parking and paddock. The paddock is a lovely, private, level piece of ground that could be used for a multitude of purposes (circa a third of an acre) Presently used as a thriving vegetable garden and wildlife area, there are several mature native trees and it is mainly enclosed by mature hedging. The 'pièce de résistance' being the fabulous modern Cabin which has power and would make a super home office or occasional visitor accommodation. The perfect place to sit and enjoy the evening sun. There is a car port and a double garage/workshop with power and ample storage.

The cottage garden is beautifully thought out and our vendors have created a real haven for wildlife, with pond, established shrubs and willow fencing. A winding path meanders down the garden lawn, with steps down to a pretty stone and gravel area, interspersed with plants, shrubs and sleeper steps. The oak veranda leads into the house.

In addition, an old wisteria clad cob barn is tucked to the side of the garden - we are informed that planning permission has been granted to create an annexe. This is a super opportunity for a new owner to create space for dual occupancy or multi generational living.


Strictly via appointment please with the vendors agents, Stags of Wellington


Oil fired central heating (new radiators throughout). Underfloor heating to extension. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.

The sweeping driveway from the adjoining lane to the rear of the property is owned by our vendor, with the neighbouring cottages benefitting for a right of way to their independent garages and parking.


From Wellington, head North on the B3187 through Tonedale and after a couple of miles, turn left signposted Runnington. Proceed along and where the road splits, you will see the cottages ahead of you, take the left turn and you will see the driveway immediately on your right which leads up to the rear of the property. Please park in front of the double garage or turn in to the paddock, parking beside the vegetable plot.

01823 619815

Stags - Wellington

7 High Street, Wellington, Devon, TA21 8QT

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