This chocolate-box detached cottage sits in a peaceful rural location on a plot of around a third of an acre, on the outskirts of the pretty and historic town of Colyton.

The origins of the three-bedroom characterful house are believed to date back to the 16th Century and indeed, there is an abundance of period features that one would expect in a property of its age.

Midweek Herald: A wealth of original features can be seen throughout the property

Over the years, the cottage has been adapted and sympathetically enhanced to retain its original character while tasteful fixtures suited for modern living have been introduced.

Inside, the spacious sitting/dining room features a large inglenook fireplace and bread oven, a charming window seat, and exposed ceiling beams. The bright kitchen/breakfast room has a classic look with natural light flooding in through the Velux roof lights.

Midweek Herald: The gardens feature mature shrubs and trees

On the first floor, there is a family bathroom with a Victorian claw foot free-standing bath and three double bedrooms, all with lovely views of the surrounding countryside.

The property comes with an annexe that would work equally well for extended family members or as a holiday let. The self-contained annexe has a spacious reception room with Oak flooring and a lovely bay window, a handy kitchenette, a modern shower room and one double bedroom.

Outside, the thoughtfully landscaped and well-maintained garden is mainly laid to lawn and features a wealth of mature shrubs and trees, including two apple trees, a cherry, magnolia, rowan, chestnut and a Judas tree. A small brick outbuilding sits in the garden housing a handy gardener’s loo.

A long, paved driveway leads to the house, a double garage and a workshop.

Blackacre Road, Colyton

Guide Price: £795,000

Agent: Gordon & Rumsby

Agent's Tel: 01297 553768