This “nature lover’s paradise” for sale is a hillside period home with countryside views. 

Flints Cottage, in Symonsburrow, is believed to date back to the 1800s, while incorporating various modern additions. 

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The oldest part of the house, a reception room including a period bread oven. (Stags)

The property sits next to the Devon Wildlife Trust’s Ashculm Turbary site, and is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Entering the property, there is an open-plan reception area, with a music room at one end and a sitting room at the other, featuring a gas log burner. 

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The open plan reception room. (Stags)

An archway leads into the dining room, which is connected to the kitchen, coming with a built-in dishwasher and a double oven. 

The older part of the property, to the left of the sitting room, offers an additional reception room with a period fireplace and bread oven, and access to a private study. 

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One of the bedrooms, including built-in wardrobes. (Stags)

In this part of the home, a staircase leads to two bedrooms on the first floor, both of which have rural views and one having built-in wardrobes. 

A separate staircase, from the sitting room, gives access to three further bedrooms, the master having an en-suite bathroom and built-in wardrobes, while a family bathroom serves the other rooms. 

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There are countryside views from the hillside grounds. (Stags)

Outside, there are “delightful” gardens, which are mostly laid to lawn and feature mature shrubs and plants, as well as a nature pond. 

There is also a studio and a range of sheds or workshops, plus a greenhouse and a paved area with a pergola. 

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The property is surrounded by lush plantlife and borders a nature reserve. (Stags)

The grounds adjoin the nature reserve, which is abundant with nature, and has access to various pathways over the hills. 

The property is being sold by Stags for a guide price of £800,000. 

The agent commented: “A nature lover’s paradise, situated next to the Devon Wildlife Trust’s Ashculm Turbary and with access to wonderful bridleways and footpaths over the Blackdown Hills. 

“We believe the original flint cottage dates back to the 1800s with more modern additions creating a wonderful, versatile family home.”