Heaven's Gate, Ottery St Mary
Guide Price: £2,100,000
Agent: Humberts Honiton
Agent's Tel: 01404 42456

This stunning retreat, named Heaven's Gate, is set in secluded, well-established grounds of more than 15 acres in a superb countryside position between Ottery St Mary and Wiggaton.

Exmouth Journal: The bespoke kitchen is a showstopperThe bespoke kitchen is a showstopper (Image: Humberts)

The handsome detached residence stands at the head of a long driveway that passes woodland, a lake, and a lakeside studio. To the west of the house are a double garage and an aesthetically pleasing former mill conversion. The beautiful grounds surrounding the property are a haven for wildlife and offer unrivalled tranquillity and privacy.

Exmouth Journal: The orangery is a particularly pleasant open spaceThe orangery is a particularly pleasant open space (Image: Humberts)

The original house was built in 1947 and over the past five years has been subject to a comprehensive programme of improvement, with forensic attention to detail and great care given to the fixtures and fittings.

The property is entered via the first floor where there is a hallway, the kitchen, a seating area with arched French doors, a double bedroom, and a contemporary bathroom. The bespoke kitchen is worthy of particular mention with its quality units, granite worktops, Aga and woodblock floor. This opens into a stunning orangery with doors onto the terrace and views over the stream.

Exmouth Journal: The property has stunning gardens and a large lakeThe property has stunning gardens and a large lake (Image: Humberts)

An oak staircase descends to the lower ground floor where there is a large reception room, a double bedroom, a luxury bathroom, and a self-contained ‘multipurpose room’. To the rear, there's an attractive stone paved courtyard and a further bedroom with a shower room.

An attractive old former mill sits adjacent to the main house which has been imaginatively converted, mixing traditional and contemporary design, into a high-end four-bedroom property.

Exmouth Journal: The stunning lakeside studio has underfloor heating and a wood burnerThe stunning lakeside studio has underfloor heating and a wood burner (Image: Humberts)

Without a doubt, the gardens are a highlight of the property displaying several mature specimen trees and a mass of colourful shrubs and plants. To the east, there is a splendid lake and a delightful lakeside studio complete with underfloor heating, a woodburning stove, and bespoke fitted oak units.