Bridge Street, Sidbury

Guide Price: £725,000

Agent: Bradleys, Sidmouth

Agent's Tel: 01395 578444

This charming Grade II listed thatched cottage sits in the heart of the pretty village of Sidbury, and is set within grounds of just under an acre with an orchard from where it's possible to see the spire of the closeby historic church.

The property was once a former cider press before it was converted into two individual houses, and then further re-developments created the spacious five-bedroom family home that exists today.

Exmouth Journal: A pretty leat runs along the edge of the groundsA pretty leat runs along the edge of the grounds

As one would expect, the cottage has retained many characterful features, including exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace, ledge and brace doors and delightful window seats.

As the property had been two separate dwellings previously, its configuration enables flexible living options, with two individual staircases to the first floor.

On the ground floor, the well-proportioned sitting room flows into a dining room and then onto a further family room that features an inglenook fireplace. The kitchen is comprehensively fitted and has a multi-pane door that opens to the rear gardens.

On the first floor, there are five bedrooms and two separate bathroom suites.

Exmouth Journal: One of the five bedroomsOne of the five bedrooms

Outside, the grounds are a real highlight and measure 0.95 acres in total. This includes a particularly charming former orchard that has retained several ancient fruit trees, along with an abundance of fine specimen plants, shrubs and tree borders, and an extensive collection of magnolias. A trickling leat runs through part of the garden, with a river bordering the plot.

At the rear of the cottage, there are two large greenhouses, a fruit cage with raspberries and a large vegetable patch.

To the front, there is a large driveway leading to a detached double garage.

The property is being offered with no onward chain.