Property of the Day: East Hele, Kings Nympton, Devon

A Grade II-listed former Devon longhouse set in landscaped gardens

THE PROPERTY: Constructed from cob and stone beneath a thatched and slate roof, this listed period property has been extended and renovated over the decades, and is now presented in excellent condition.

THE LOCATION: With its rural setting in North Devon, in rolling countryside between Exmoor and Dartmoor, the property has a peaceful feel, but is easily accessible via the North Devon Link Road to Tiverton (24 miles away) and the M5 motorway or A377 to Exeter (28 miles). The nearest town is South Molton, just five miles away.

THE INTERIOR: Set around a courtyard and extended to the north-east into an adjoining barn with a lovely garden room, the property encompasses up to five reception-rooms, six bedrooms and five bathrooms, and retains many period features including timber-beamed ceilings and wooden floors.

WHY WE LOVE IT: Spanning more than 18 acres, the property’s grounds include an all-weather tennis court, various storage buildings and a covered barbecue area. The gardens provide year-round colour and have previously been opened to the public as part of the National Garden Scheme.  

BUY IT NOW: £1,500,000 with Knight Frank

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