This lovely individual detached house is found in a wonderful position on the edge of Morchard Bishop. The unlisted period property was once three separate cottages and is now a substantial home suitable for a family or a couple who want to make the most of the beautiful created gardens here.
The well-cared for accommodation extends to 187sqm / 2,000sqft (excluding the double garage, including the orangery) and includes a lovely sitting room complete with bay window & open fire, a sizeable dining room, a kitchen with centre island (integrated 5 ring induction hob & twin oven – All Neff), Belfast sink and an oil-fired Stanley range which provides hot water, central heating and cooking. The kitchen is open to a family/breakfast area and there is an attached utility room with a 2nd sink and plumbing for all white goods, plus a downstairs WC. Upstairs we have three bedrooms all with wonderful south facing views. The master bedroom is a great size and has an en-suite shower room and built-in wardrobes. A white suite bathroom serves the other bedrooms. The whole property has double glazed windows, heating is via the Stanley with an electric immersion heater on the hot water cylinder. The hot water cylinder has also been replaced with a large efficient tank.
Outside: The property is set in just over half an acre with beautiful gardens to the front, side and rear which have been well planned and created by the current owners. There is a private driveway (12.7m x 8m minimum) suitable for numerous cars and a motorhome leading to a double garage with key fob electric up and over doors, light, power and a ladder to a boarded first floor, which could be a great area to place a gym/study (STP) or a model railway! Attached to the rear of the double garage is an orangery/sunroom which faces west and takes in a wonderful view from a very private position.
The rear garden backs onto fields with St Mary’s Church beyond, there is a raised patio immediately outside the orangery, sweeping lawns with an array of flower beds and borders, a pergola with vines growing over, plus 6 apple trees, 2 pear trees, a cherry and plum tree. The 12’ x 8’ greenhouse has power and provided some 60 bunches of white seedless sweet grapes in 2019! There is a further greenhouse and a traditional garden shed. To the side are vegetable beds with a chicken run and compost area beyond. The wonderful south facing gardens to the front have well stocked fishponds which include Ghost Koi carp, a water feature, pump and filter. The lovely gravelled gardens contain carefully selected plants.
Please see the floorplan for room sizes.
Current Council Tax: G
Utilities: Mains electric, water, telephone & broadband, modern oil tank
Fastest broadband speed within this postcode: Up to 67Mbps (Rightmove)
Drainage: Private drainage with Package Treatment Plant
Heating: Oil-fired central heating
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 medieval Church of St Mary's which was rebuilt in the 15th century, 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 shop. 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.
DIRECTIONS: The property is located on the upper side of where Broadgate Lane & Rixey Lane meet. From Morchard Bishop turn right at the London Inn onto Church Street, take the first right after passing the church signposted Newbuildings and Oldborough and the house is the first on your right with the driveway off Rixey Lane.
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