Property of the Week: East Grange, West Hill

Distinctive detached property in West Hill, Devon

The distinctive detached property is located in the desirable village of West Hill - Credit: Humberts

East Grange, Toadpit Lane, West Hill, Ottery St Mary
Guide Price: £1,175,000
Agent: Humberts
Agent's Tel: 01404 42456
A major portion of a magnificent residence, situated in a secluded setting on the edge of the highly desirable woodland village of West Hill, is now up for sale.

Living room of distinctive detached property in West Hill, Devon

The main living room has high ceilings and an ornate fireplace - Credit: Humberts

This unique and exceptionally handsome former vicarage has a rich and fascinating history that once played a key role in the village's social scene. 
This distinguished dwelling has origins dating back to 1850 when it was designed by Revd. George Buchanan Wollaston, the nephew of Sir James Taylor Coleridge. Originally used as a Vicarage and Chapel for around a century, in 1955 the property was converted, and a major section of it has been a family home for the past 40 years.   

Dining room of distinctive detached property in West Hill, Devon

The dining room is spacious, bright and airy - Credit: Humberts

The prominent property still makes a strong first impression to this day with its long sweeping driveway that meanders through beautifully established grounds and majestic gardens that stretch to around one and a half acres.     

Bedroom of distinctive detached property in West Hill, Devon

The bedrooms are well-proportioned - Credit: Humberts

The house itself is of real architectural merit and is constructed of mellow brick and hung tile, with stone quoins and window surrounds, under a steeply pitched tiled roof. 

Gardens of distinctive detached property in West Hill, Devon

The gardens have been beautifully landscaped - Credit: Humberts

Inside, the rooms are elegant, well-proportioned and retain a wealth of character.  Fine examples of quality craftsmanship are apparent, with notable highlights being intricate carpentry to the reception room bays, the splendid period fireplaces, and fine cornicing.  All the principal rooms are naturally light, with large windows and high ceilings, and have lovely views over the grounds.

Outside of distinctive detached property in West Hill, Devon

The property has a rich history - Credit: Humberts

Outside, the gardens are a real showstopper and offer a high degree of privacy. The lawns are bounded and interspersed with profusely stocked beds, mature shrubs and trees.  There's also a pretty orchard, an outdoor pool and ‘The Hut’, a detached brick-built studio/office.