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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Madford Lane, Nr Hemyock, Hemyock, Devon, EX15

Sold STC £625,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Open Kitchen with AGA
  • Sitting Room
  • Study
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Annexe and Garage
  • Extensive Gardens
  • Peaceful Setting
  • About 0.67 Acres

Full description

Beautiful country home with annexe, all enjoying views over rolling countryside. Open kitchen with Rayburn, sitting room, study and 3 bedrooms. Annexe and garage, extensive gardens and peaceful setting. About 0.67 acres.

Situation - Set in a beautiful quiet valley, Holcombe Cottage is just a mile from the popular village of Hemyock, in the Blackdown Hills, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village boasts a thriving community and offers a good range of local facilities, including a doctors surgery, church, post office/village stores, pub, further shop, an active sports and recreational centre and primary school, which feeds into the well-regarded secondary school at Uffculme.
 
Wellington is within 6 miles and offers supermarkets, health centre, a range of independent shops and Wellington School, whilst Taunton and the cathedral city of Exeter offer a greater range of shops, amenities, sixth form Colleges and Exeter University. Honiton and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast is accessible to the south, with well-known resorts such as Sidmouth, Beer, Branscombe and Lyme Regis.
 
Communication links are fantastic in the area with the M5 motorway easily accessible at junction 26 and mainline rail stations from Tiverton Parkway and Taunton having regular fast services to London Paddington.

Description - Holcombe Cottage was formerly a modest farmworkers cottage, however in recent years it has undergone an extensive yet sympathetic refurbishment enhancing the wonderful character with a bespoke kitchen and luxury bathroom suite. Featuring high quality Fired Earth tiles and modern fittings, whilst retaining delightful period features, including plenty of exposed beams and stone floors.
 
This beautiful Grade II listed thatched cottage enjoys fine views over the extensive gardens and surrounding farmland. Within the grounds there is an annexe and separate folly.

The Cottage - As highlighted on the floor plan, the accommodation has far more to offer than the typical quintessential Devon Cottage.
 
The entrance is through an attractive glazed porch. The kitchen/dining room is very impressive and includes an extensive range of bespoke painted wall and base units with granite work surfaces, a central island unit and an inglenook housing the Rayburn. There is a range of Neff appliances and a separate pantry with space for laundry appliances. From here there are also double doors leading to the terrace, making a fantastic space for entertaining. The predominant reception room is the beautiful sitting room, with a wooden floor, exposed stone fireplace housing a woodburner and windows flanked by bespoke shutters overlooking the gardens. Completing the ground floor is an adaptable study and cloakroom.
 
On the first floor there are three individual bedrooms and a family bathroom. The principal bedroom includes an en-suite shower room, fitted with a luxurious Fired Earth bathroom suite.

Gardens - Extending to 0.67 acres the glorious gardens and grounds are accessed from the quiet country lane, to a parking and turning area beside the garage. The gardens are a great feature and gently slope down the valley to the meandering Madford River. Stone paths have been cleverly landscaped with mature shrub borders, splitting the grounds into two; a formal cottage garden to the front and larger grassed area beyond, with position seating areas to enjoy the fine countryside views.

Annexe/Garage - Separate from the house, and accessed beyond the parking area, is a studio or annexe alongside the garage. The accommodation is very adaptable and currently provides an open plan kitchen/living room with vaulted ceiling a range of fitted units and double doors opening from the living space to a large BBQ terrace housing the built in BBQ. There is also a double bedroom / office and fitted bathroom

The Folly - Set within the grounds is a thatched folly, glazed on three sides with two sliding doors, and set upon a decked platform; this is a wonderful vantage point from which to enjoy the local countryside and wildlife.

Viewing - Strictly by prior appointment through the agents, Stags on 01823 662822.

Directions - From Wellington head in a southerly direction to the Wellington Bypass turning into Monument Road and continue to the crossroads at the top of the hill, close to Wellington Monument. Continue straight across signposted Hemyock and follow the road into the village turning left in front of the Post Office and Village Stores, signposted Clayhidon, Churchstanton and Churchinford. Proceed along the lane and turn right at Fourways Cross, signposted Madford and Upottery. Continue along here for just under a mile where Holcombe Cottage will be found on the right hand side.

Services - Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating.

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11 May 2016

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