This elegant Grade II listed Georgian residence occupies a plot of just over five acres in the small hamlet of Gosford, on the outskirts of Ottery St Mary.

The rural setting is idyllic, with miles of picturesque countryside surrounding the property and easy access to the River Otter and an excellent range of walking routes.

Midweek Herald: There is a beautifully presented, landscaped formal garden

The origins of the three-storey house, named Gosford Pines, date back to the late 18th century. There is plenty of evidence of its age on show with lovely bay windows, high ceilings, picture rails and window seats found in some of the rooms. The sitting room and dining room are large and well-proportioned with south-facing bay windows overlooking the landscaped gardens, while the study has striking wood-panelled features. The kitchen/breakfast room has a traditional look with an array of wooden units, a central Aga and ample space to accommodate a large dining table and chairs.

Midweek Herald: The study has striking wood-panelled features

On the first floor, a spacious hallway leads to five double bedrooms and a single. The principal bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a corner bath and a separate shower. A further bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, while another has access to a Jack and Jill shower room. The floor is completed by the large family bathroom.

The attic space on the second floor could be used for storage or, with an upgrade, for additional bedrooms.

Outside, the picturesque grounds surrounding the property measure around five acres and have been extremely well-maintained. There is a beautifully presented, landscaped formal garden, pretty terraced areas, far-reaching lawns, a stunning ornamental pond, a tennis court, a wealth of mature trees and an area of woodland.

A detached cottage sits within the grounds and would be perfect for multi-generational living or for use as a source of potential income, subject to consents. This annexe has a large games room, a spacious living room with a mezzanine floor, a kitchen, one bedroom and a bathroom.

At the front, the gravel driveway provides ample space for parking and leads to the integrated double garage.

Gosford, Ottery St Mary

Guide Price: £1,200,000

Agent: Stags, Honiton

Agent's Tel: 01404 45885