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7 bedroom cottage for sale

Wigham, Morchard Bishop

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Property Description

Key features

  • Delightful detached Grade II farmhouse with approx 3.75 acres
  • Main house 5 bedrooms plus 2 bed annexe
  • Well away from main roads
  • Stunning rural views over countryside
  • A total of over 4000 sqft of accommodation
  • Swimming pool and BBQ area
  • Parking and outbuilding
  • Further 20 acres available by separate negotiation

Full description

It’s all of it….a stunning Grade II listed thatched 7 bed Devon Longhouse with approx. 3.75 acres, a separate 2 bed annexe, plenty of character and space, well away from main roads and a swimming pool with outstanding rural views.

Wigham is a detached Grade II Listed period property which the Listed Buildings notes suggest dates from the mid-17th Century with 20th Century extensions. Of rendered plastered cob walls beneath a thatched roof (re-thatched 2010), the property contains a wealth  of architectural features, including  many exposed  beams, plank and  muntin screen  plus flagstone flooring  in the drawing room  along  with many original fireplaces.

The accommodation is extensive in the main house with nearly 3,200 sqft of accommodation. There is a large fireplace in the drawing room with bread oven and clotted cream oven, another in the dining room and a smaller fireplace with Villager wood burner in the family room. At the heart of the kitchen/breakfast room is a 4-oven oil-fired Aga, with work surfaces and two double sinks. There is also a walk-in pantry and wine cellar. Breakfast area with space for dining table and a small office and downstairs cloakroom. Two staircases lead to the first floor accommodation with 4 double bedrooms, all with en suite facilities as well as a 5th bedroom/ study. There is also a laundry  room and cloakroom.

WIGHAM COTTAGE  

Attached to the western end  of the house is Wigham Cottage (1,075 sq.ft) ideal for guest  accommodation or to provide  an income. This also has much  character and  charm. On the ground floor is a lovely sitting  room  with stone  fireplace and  a triple aspect with views down the valley as well as French doors  to the garden. There is a kitchen/dining room  with Aga and  a 3rd bedroom. On the first floor are 2 further  bedrooms and  2 bathrooms.

THE GROUNDS

The property is approached along a driveway which sweeps up to and past the property leading to a gravelled parking and turning area. Immediately to the front and side of the house are lawned areas bordered by stone walling and with well-established flower and shrub beds. To the rear of the property steps lead up to a further garden which includes a productive vegetable plot, fruit cage and orchard with greenhouse and polytunnel. This is well-sheltered with natural boundaries of mature trees. To the front of the house is approx. 3 acres of sloping grassland leading to a small stream at the bottom, ideal for grazing. The outlook is beautiful from the house, gardens and land over the adjoining countryside. As per the indicative plan, Wigham will own the track as marked and will enjoy a right of way over the track not in its ownership.

We are informed that there is a further 20 acres available by separate negotiation.    

SERVICES

The property has a mains  water connection, however, currently a borehole provides water through a filtration system. Private drainage to septic tank, oil-fired central heating and the Aga also provides hot water.

LOCATION 

Wigham sits in the heart  of the rural Mid Devon countryside, approximately 1 mile from the village of Morchard Bishop. This thriving community has a primary school and  shop, public house and  church.  The market  town  of Crediton  (9 miles) has a more  extensive array of amenities and facilities including  two supermarkets, shops, banks,  medical  centre  and  recreational centre. There is also good schooling in the town. Creditonhas a railway station on the Tarka line between Exeter and  Barnstaple.

Morchard Bishop lies midway  between the national parks of Dartmoor and  Exmoor, renowned for their spectacular scenery and ideal for a wide range  of outdoor pursuits including  walking, riding, cycling and  fishing.

The university and cathedral city of Exeter (19 miles) has a comprehensive range of facilities one would expect from a centre of its importance including dining, theatre, schooling and recreational pursuits. Exeter also has mainline rail services to London Waterloo and Paddington. Exeter International Airport lies 4 miles to the east of the city. There is access to the M5 motorway at Junction 27.

DIRECTIONS 

Upon entering Morchard Bishop from the A377 at Morchard Road, bear left after the London Inn into Fore Street. At the bottom, follow the road out of the village and after approx. 0.2 miles, bear right as signed to Eastington and Lapford. After approx. 0.5 miles, turn right into the long drive of Wigham. As you proceed down the drive, bear left at the fork and park in front of the house. 

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
19 April 2016

Nearest stations

  • Lapford (2.0 mi)
  • Morchard Road (2.3 mi)
  • Copplestone (3.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Helmores, Crediton

111-112 High Street, Crediton, Devon, EX17 3LF

01363 535002 Local call rate

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111-112 High Street, Crediton, Devon, EX17 3LF

01363 535002 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Lapford (2.0 mi)
  • Morchard Road (2.3 mi)
  • Copplestone (3.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Helmores, Crediton

111-112 High Street, Crediton, Devon, EX17 3LF

01363 535002 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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