Located in the heart of the Mid Devon village of Morchard Bishop, this characterful cottage was brought back to life by a local builder in the late 1990’s and has been in the same ownership ever since. Its position, opposite the beautiful row of thatched cottages, is central yet private at the rear and has the benefit of being slate roofed and not Listed, although it is in a conservation area, plus parking to the side.
The property has a quirky layout, with the main door being accessed at the rear of the property. There is a hallway with WC and then the kitchen/breakfast room. The living room is a generous size with double doors opening into the garden room and a multi-fuel burner to supplement the oil-fired central heating system. The garden room, added a few years ago, has a poly carbonate roof which provides protection from the sun as well as the rain. Double doors open onto the courtyard garden. On the first floor are 3 bedrooms with the third currently having a wall of hanging space (this could be removed by a new owner to provide space to use as a bedroom). There is a shower room on the first floor too with a Velux window.
Outside, a driveway to the side provides off-road parking and access to the garden and main porch. Once in the garden, it is an easy to maintain space with paving on a lower level and a timber shed (approx. 3.12m x 2.12m) which houses the oil tank and offers storage for garden furniture/bikes etc. Planted flower beds give some wonderful colour and texture to the garden and steps lead up to another paved area and a small greenhouse. The garden is a cottage courtyard style but offers plenty of sunlight and privacy.
Agents notes: The oil tank in the shed may not be up to building regulations so this should be kept in mind during the buying process.
There is a pedestrian right of way for the neighbours over the driveway, this doesn’t affect the ability to park.
Please see the floorplan for room sizes.
Council Tax: C
Utilities: Mains water, electric, telephone & broadband
Fastest broadband speed within this postcode: Up to 67Mbps
Drainage: Mains drainage
Heating: Oil fired central heating
DIRECTIONS : When entering Morchard Bishop from the A377, proceed past The London Inn on your right and bear left at the war memorial into Fore Street. The property is approx 200m past the memorial on the left hand side.
MORCHARD BISHOP is a village and civil parish set in the sumptuous hills and valleys of Mid-Devon, halfway between the North and South of the County, 7 miles west of Crediton and 14 miles from the regional capital, Exeter. The showpiece is the spectacular 16th Century Church of St Mary's, one of two churches in the village. This small but thriving community, with a population of just under 1000 has a primary school, doctor's surgery and local shops. Those who lead an active lifestyle can take advantage of the football, netball and outdoor tennis clubs as well as enjoying a game of bowls on the Green. At the centre is the friendly London Inn, loved for its generous servings of delicious, locally sourced food. Dating back 400 years, this traditional pub was once a stop for passing coaches when the main road from Exeter ran through the village. Today, the nearby railway station at Morchard Road carries passengers from Exeter to Barnstaple along the scenic Tarka Line. Dartmoor and Exmoor, areas of outstanding natural beauty are within 30 minutes' drive.
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