Widworthy, Honiton


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
Glorious former rectory set in its own secluded valley with grounds of 5.09 acres running down to a stream. Grade II Listed Victorian Gothic style home with 6 bedrooms (2 en suites). Courtyard of single storey barns.


Set in an idyllic location at the end of it's own drive The Old Rectory is nestled into one side of this secluded valley with views back towards the quaint church of St Cuthbert.

This handsome residence is Grade II Listed and is believed to date back to the 16th Century, with significant alterations and improvements completed for the Revered Marwood Tucker in 1862 providing the impressive Victorian Gothic country house you see today.

The extensive grounds extend to 5.09 acres of formal gardens, wildflower meadows and a meandering stream.


The Old Rectory enjoys beautiful seclusion and privacy in this hidden East Devon valley whilst being readily accessible to the small village of Wilmington.

The village itself lies along the A35 conveniently situated between the market towns of Honiton to the West and Axminster to the East with local facilities including The White Hart Inn and Home Farm Hotel and restaurant. Both Honiton and Axminster benefit from thriving communities, a wide range of shopping facilities, doctors surgeries, hospitals, primary and secondary schooling. Both towns offer a direct rail service to London via the Waterloo line. The city of Exeter is approximately 23 miles to the West via the A30 dual carriageway, which in turn leads to junction 30 of the M5. A short distance to the East of the city is Exeter international airport offering flights to an ever growing range of domestic and international destinations. The stunning Jurassic Coast with its dramatic cliffs, historic harbours and golden beaches is just over 8 miles to the south at Seaton.


The gable fronted Gothic facade of this fine country house is adorned with ornate barge boards and drip moulds, two large bay windows to the principle reception rooms to enjoy the wonderful views.

Inside, the property is beautifully presented with high ceilings and well proportioned rooms. There is a wealth of period features including marble fireplaces, an impressive semi galleried staircase, and stunning molded cross beam ceiling in the drawing room.

The property has been sensitively maintained and improved over the years which includes a modern kitchen with granite work tops and Heritage Range cooker.

The first floor has adaptable accommodation, currently laid out with 5-6 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a large en suite shower room, whilst the guest suite has a dressing room/living area and a shower room.

The boarded attic room provides fantastic storage or alternatively would make an excellent hobby/den/work room.


Approached by a white gated private drive that gives tantalising glimpses of the house and meadows along its tree lined

carriageway to a parking and turning area for several cars.

To the front of the property are large level lawns with charming colourful corner and circular flower beds intersected with walkways and paths; steps rise to a further lawned garden.

Separate stone steps lead to a former tennis court, a charming wooden bridge provides access to the paddock beyond.

There is a courtyard of single storey barns and outbuilding used for storage.

Further to the courtyard and gardens there is 2.79 acres of the paddock, pasture, and charming copse where waves of beautiful bluebells can be enjoyed in the Spring.

In total the property extends to 5.09 acres.


Oil fired central heating. Mains water and electric. Private drainage.


From Honiton proceed along the A35 to Wilmington. Once in Wilmington turn right sign posted to Widworthy Church. Take the

next left, the drive to The Old Rectory will be on the right just past St Cutheburts Church.

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