Payhembury, Honiton

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
A beautifully presented barn conversion offering versatile accommodation set within delightful gardens. 3 receptions, kitchen, 2 utility rooms, 5 bedrooms (2 en suite), family bathroom, barn outbuilding. Council Tax Band E. Freehold. EPC Band C.


The property is set in Higher Tale; a small hamlet a short distance from the village of Payhembury with a pub, church, primary school and community shop. The local vicinity is quiet and unspoilt, with gentle hills and valleys, creating a beautiful rural setting. The larger nearby village of Feniton has a range of facilities including a station on the Waterloo line.

Readily accessible to the south is the small town of Ottery St Mary, the town has a range of useful facilities including the renowned The Kings School, secondary school.

Honiton to the south east, offers a good range of amenities with its selection of independent shops and twice weekly market. The Cathedral City of Exeter lies to the west with a comprehensive array of retail and leisure facilities. The M5 is easily accessible at J28 (Cullompton), providing great links to Cornwall to the south and Bristol and London to the north and east. There are regular rail services to London Paddington from Tiverton Parkway and Exeter International Airport provides a number of domestic and international flights.


Swallows Nest is a beautifully presented barn conversion converted in 2015 to an exceptionally high standard with features such as solid oak floors and doors and high vaulted ceilings with exposed A-frames and beams. Extending to over 4200 square feet the property offers versatile and generous accommodation allowing the potential to work from home, home and income and/or multi-generational living.


Upon entry to the property is a spacious entrance hallway with stairs rising and storage cupboard beneath. There are two sitting rooms, one to the eastern wing which is more formal featuring a beautiful fireplace, and the other directly off the kitchen providing a more informal space to relax. The kitchen / diner is presented to an excellent standard with a comprehensive range of base and wall units with solid wood worktops. Inset Belfast sink with mixer tap. Space for stand alone fridge freezer and double cooker with fitted extractor hood above. The dining area has large patio doors opening seamlessly to the outside dining space and allowing plentiful light to fill the room. There are two utility/store rooms with plenty of space for all utility appliances and storage. The Office / Bedroom 5 is located on the ground floor providing a great place to work from home but also has the potential to be a ground floor bedroom with en-suite shower room.

The western wing has a self-contained entrance, both to the front and rear, providing an excellent space for a business or potential for a self-contained annex, subject to the necessary consents.

On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, the master bedroom benefits from built in wardrobes and en-suite shower room. The second bedroom also has built-in wardrobes. The family bathroom is beautifully presented with a large bath tub, w/c and hand wash basin.


To the front is a large courtyard, the property has private off-street parking for several vehicles. The front garden is mostly laid to lawn with a bordered short hedgerow and shrubs and trees. The rear garden is also mostly laid to lawn and bordered with an established hedgerow and interspersed with flower beds, shrubs and trees. There is plenty of space to grow your own produce. Directly from the patio doors of the kitchen / diner is a well positioned patio space, perfect for al fresco dining and outdoor relaxation.

An old attached barn lies to the northern boundary of the property and provides a fantastic storage unit. There is also potential to convert this building, subject to the necessary consents.

Please note that between the rear garden and the old barn there is a right of way for 2 neighbouring properties.


Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Build Zone warranty June 2015 - June 2025.


Please note that the original planning consent was approximately 2/3rds residential with the remaining part B1 use. To discuss further please contact the agents.

01404 758007

Stags - Honiton Sales

Bank House, 66 High Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1PS

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