Sitting in 0.42 Acres
Quintessential Devon Longhouse
Attractive and thoughtfully enhanced
Stunning Countryside Views
From Exeter proceed along New North Road and Cowley Bridge Road. Turn left at the roundabout onto the A377 towards Crediton. Continue along Crediton High Street once you reach the town and onto Copplestone. Go through Copplestone and across the bridge at the lights, follow the road around to the right signposted Barnstaple. Continue straight on the A377 after approximately 3 ½ miles turn right signposted Morchard Bishop. Continue on this road for approximately 1 ½ miles turning right into Birch Lane. The property can be found on the right after about a mile.Situation
The property occupies an outstanding rural position within the beautiful Mid Devon countryside. Comprising a predominately agricultural landscape of mainly pasture and arable land in gently rolling hills and valleys. As well as its attractive location the property is conveniently situated for access to the surrounding districts. The popular and sought-after village of Morchard Bishop.
Morchard Bishop offers a range of facilities, including an award-winning general store, two churches, a primary school (Ofsted rated good), The London Inn public house, a doctors surgery, and a sports club. Closest railway station is Lapford with mainline railway links to London Waterloo and Paddington from the University city of Exeter.
The A377 provides convenient access to the larger centre of Crediton, and the comprehensive range of commercial, educational, and recreational facilities afforded by this popular Mid Devon town. Exeter lies further to the southeast with a range of facilities befitting those of a Cathedral and Regional City, including access to the M5 motorway, mainline intercity railway links (Exeter St Davids) and Exeter Airport. Old Middlecott Cottage is well situated to take advantage of the wealth of recreational activities in the area with Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, both within approximately 35-minute drive.Description
Enjoying a southerly aspect, the accommodation is entered from the front elevation via an attractive porch, which in turn opens into a welcoming entrance with parquet flooring and exposed timbers, convenient coat cupboard with hanging rail and stairs rising to the first floor.
Moving through to the sitting room offers a charming dual aspect room with views overlooking Dartmoor and the beautiful garden this traditional cottage has to offer. There is an inglenook style fireplace in a stone surround with a bread oven and heavy beam over, inset with a Hunter wood burning stove on a raised stone hearth.
Created by the current owners is a handy office area which can be closed off to create more privacy should you wish. Just off the sitting room is a useful guest suite comprising a double bedroom with double glazed windows to the front aspect enjoying spectacular countryside views. A modernised en suite to the rear of the room with wash hand basin, mono tap and attractive tiling with cupboards beneath and a low level WC.
A wonderful Howdens kitchen benefits from an extensive range of floor and wall mounted soft closing cupboard and drawer units with worktops over. This well-equipped kitchen has the benefit of a cutlery and pan drawer, pull out spice rack and recycle bins, four ring induction hob with extractor hood above. Neff hide and slide oven with combination microwave oven above. Integrated Bosch dishwasher, fridge and freezer and convenient walk-in larder with lighting. Beautiful working Rayburn. USB sockets above worktop.
An archway from the kitchen leads to a recent addition to the property, the Garden Room, this area of the property really embraces the views of the rear garden via the triple glazed bi fold doors. The additional window and sky light allows lots of natural light.
The ground floor also benefits from a Howdens utility/boot room with bespoke seating and coat area. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Sink with mixer tap and a triple glazed door and window. Completing the ground floor is a cloakroom with low level WC, Moroccan wash hand basin with mono tap and cupboards beneath.
Heading up to the first floor there is a long landing with double glazed windows overlooking neighbouring farmland and gardens. A generous owners suite enjoying dual aspect with stunning views over the surrounding mid-Devon countryside has an extensive range of fitted wardrobes with hanging rail and shelving, airing cupboard with shelving and housing for the water tank. A modern en suite comprising a walk-in double shower cubicle and Myra shower, low level WC and wash hand basin.
The property benefits from a further two, spacious bedrooms with stunning countryside views. Finishing off the first floor is a family bathroom with a bath and shower over, low level WC, wash hand basin and a window overlooking the orchard meadow.
The cottage is approached through an iron gate with a pathway leading to the front door and parking for several vehicles. There is a beautiful front garden enjoying a stunning countryside backdrop. The walled garden mainly laid to lawn with an array of shrubs and small tree border, gravel path leads to the side garden which has a drying area. Log shed & garden tool shed. Outside tap.
A double garage with power and light is accessed via an electronic up and over door or via a pedestrian door.
The rear of property benefits from outside lighting and a dog shower and external power sockets. Large patio area directly accessed from the garden room perfect for al-fresco dining, surrounded by an array of fruit trees and stunning backdrop. An archway leads to an orchard and walled garden which includes a generous storage area which also has vehicular access. The orchard has numerous fruit trees including apple, pear, plum, damson and cherry. This beautiful area enjoys a peaceful and secluded setting with a Garden Retreat with terracotta tiled roof and Indian sandstone paving, a lovely space to relax around the fire pit, this area offers solar power & lighting.
|AGENT NOTE|| The vendors have advised us that the property benefits from mains water,oil central heating and a treatment waste plant for drainage.|