Bishops Tower, Offwell, Honiton

Guide Price: £1,600,000

Agent: Humberts

Agent’s Tel: 01404 42456

This magnificent country residence sits within parkland of around nine acres, in an idyllic rural position on the outskirts of the pretty village of Offwell, near Honiton.


Exmouth Journal: This truly stunning country residence is situated in an idyllic setting on the outskirts of Offwell   Pictures: Humberts This truly striking property has origins dating back many centuries, and the distinctive water tower was built circa 1843 by Bishop Copleston who was born in Offwell in 1776. The tower and tower farmhouse form an impressive, detached Grade II listed residence collectively known as the Bishops Tower and is one of East Devon's most prominent landmarks and iconic properties.

Exmouth Journal: There are five large reception rooms on the ground floor, including this one seen hereThere are five large reception rooms on the ground floor, including this one seen here

The house has been subject to a comprehensive and meticulous programme of refurbishment and renovation over the past seven years and now has superior finishes throughout with bespoke high-quality fixtures and fittings.

Exmouth Journal: The kitchen has a modern and contemporary lookThe kitchen has a modern and contemporary look

Inside, the house is beautifully presented and particularly light with all the principal rooms taking advantage of the delightful views. There are five ground floor reception rooms, including a large central dining room/hall with a historic Hamstone fireplace, an elegant drawing room, and a snug and study. The stunning modern kitchen/breakfast room has a fine Italian porcelain tiled floor, electric underfloor heating, an ornate fireplace, and French doors that open to the gardens. The main kitchen is beautifully fitted with an extensive range of units.

Exmouth Journal: One of the beautifully presented bathroomsOne of the beautifully presented bathrooms

On the first floor, in the main part of the house, there are six double bedrooms, all with ensuite shower rooms or bathrooms.

Further living space, which could be used as a separate holiday annexe, has a large reception room with a shower room and a seventh bedroom directly above. The house has been planned for flexible use and multi-generational occupation.

Exmouth Journal: The elegant dining room has several striking period featuresThe elegant dining room has several striking period features

Outside, mature gardens and grounds feature a variety of established trees, a wonderful array of rhododendrons, hydrangeas and other colourful plants and a shrubbery. To the rear is a sheltered walled courtyard with a fountain, outdoor seating and a hot tub connection.

Undoubtedly, one of the property’s main features is the tower, which is illuminated at night by remote-controlled, multi-coloured floodlights. The tower has the potential to make a wonderful holiday home, subject to planning consent.