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Morchard Road, Crediton

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A great opportunity to buy a detached, 5 bedroom house with swimming pool sat in 2 acres including gardens and paddock. 1 or 2 person home office, parking and double garage - no chain
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Ellicombe House is a substantial modern detached country house set in a wonderful rural yet accessible location, about a third of a mile from the small hamlet of Morchard Road which has a public house, and railway station (which links Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids).The house is set in gardens and grounds which extend to about 2 acres in all with the house in approx. 0.8 acres of gardens and the paddock extending to approx. 1.2 acres. The house sits well in its plot and takes full advantage of the magnificent views over the surrounding rolling Devon countryside with glimpses of the villages of Lapford, Morchard Road, Morchard Bishop and Down St Mary.

The house was built in about 1968 and offers very spacious 5 bedroomed family accommodation believed to extend to about 3,000 sq ft in total. Recently the property has undergone a programme of improvements which have included new windows and external doors, insulated cladding, new kitchen/breakfast room and utility and modern bathrooms (except one which hasn’t been done and retains the cast iron bath). The rooms are all well-proportioned and sizeable, and most enjoy the fine country views particularly the first-floor bedrooms. It is worth noting that should it be desired, the master bedroom, bathroom and bedroom 5 could become a master suite by installing a door on the landing.

The living room opens out on to the south facing patio and pool and to the front of the property, on the ground floor is a double home office (with partition if required) which would suit home working for one or two people. The property benefits from oil central heating and private drainage.

The gardens have been established over a period of 40 years and contain a large number of attractive and mature trees, along with shrubs and expansive areas of sweeping lawns. The house has a lovely approach, initially with the driveway going through pretty meadowland, an avenue of Maple trees, and then branching off over a cattle grid to its own private drive flanked by well stocked flower borders, up to a parking and turning area at the front of the house, plus large double garage. There is a large sociable patio/terrace to the south side of the house, having a swimming pool which has a dedicated pump building, is solar heated (not been recently used) and pool has just been serviced and cleaned. It has a lovely backdrop of a well-stocked rockery/shrubbery with garden beyond and a fence (which could be removed) gives extra safety from the patio to the pool. The adjoining pasture paddock has gated entrances off the drive, lies to the north of the house and can be seen from the main house. It extends to approx. 1.2 acres and would be ideal for those looking for a manageable amount of land.

Agents Notes: The first part of the drive is shared. There is a public footpath through the paddock which is rarely used but should be noted. It may be possible to divert it to the edge of the field subject to approval from the local authority.

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.

Please see the floorplan for room sizes.

Council Tax: G
Utilities: Mains water, electric, telephone & broadband
Drainage: Private drainage
Heating: Oil fired central heating
Listed: No
Tenure: Freehold
EPC : E

DIRECTIONS : From Crediton, head west towards Copplestone and pass through the traffic lights, bearing right towards Lapford (staying on the A377). At Morchard Road, take a left turn onto the B3220 towards Winkleigh and proceed carefully, looking out after approx. 300m for a private drive on the left and turn here over a cattle grid. Bear left at the fork and proceed into the parking for Ellicombe House.

CREDITON : An ancient market town, with a contemporary feel – only a short, 20-minute drive NW from the city of Exeter. Set in the Vale of the River Creedy, amongst gentle, rolling hills and verdant pastures. Sincerely picture postcard. Once the capital of Devon, Crediton is famed for its inspiring sandstone church and for being the birthplace of Saint Boniface in 680 AD. Its high street is a vibrant place, abuzz with trade –artisan coffee shops, roaring pubs, a farmers’ market and bakeries, jam-packed with mouthwatering delights. For those commuting it has hassle free transport links into Exeter and for schooling a prestigious community college (Queen Elizabeth’s) – with an Ofsted “outstanding” sixth form. In addition, it boasts a brilliant gym & leisure centre for New Year’s resolutions, two supermarkets for the weekly shop and a trading estate for any practical needs. All neatly held in a single valley.

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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