5 bedroom detached house for saleEast Worlington, Crediton, Devon, EX17
Guide Price £725,000
- Traditional Detached Farmhouse
- 5 Bedrooms / 2 Reception Rooms
- Substantial Outbuildings
- Sympathetically Restored
- Many Period Features
- Very Private Setting
- 3 Bathrooms. 1 Family and 2 Ensuite.
Surrounded by unspoilt countryside and enjoying a very private and peaceful setting this 15th century DETACHED FARMHOUSE was once one of the principle farms on the Stucley Estate which has its local seat nearby at Afferton Castle.
Set at the head of a private drive and enjoying some far reaching rural views the property stands in approximately 2½ ACRES and the former open courtyard is substantially intact with a range of traditional substantial buildings which offer tremendous potential for conversion subject to planning consent.
Retaining many original features including 2 magnificent inglenook fireplaces, exposed beams and several ledged and braced doors the accommodation has been sympathetically restored by the present owners and improvements include ALL THE INTERNAL and EXTERNAL WALLS have been rerendered with Lime plaster, the accommodation has been REWIRED, REPLUMBED and a new OIL FIRED CENTRAL HEATING BOILER has been installed, ALL THE WINDOWS have been replaced with bespoke handmade hardwood double glazed windows, both chimneys have been lined, a new water supply pipe was installed in 2007 and most parts of the roof have been insulated.
The accommodation comprises an ENTRANCE HALL with a stone tiled floor, exposed beams and wall lights. There is a LIVING ROOM with an impressive inglenook fireplace with an original bread oven having a woodburning stove and tiled hearth and a large exposed ceiling beam. Also off the main hall there is a SEPARATE DINING ROOM with a large inglenook fireplace having a woodburning stove, a very impressive beamed ceiling and built in base cupboards with a glazed display cupboard over.
From the living room there is access to the KITCHEN with an oil fired AGA cook/heat range having lighting over, there is an extensive range of drawer and cupboard base units, a built in stainless steel oven with a ceramic hob over, recessed spotlights, part tiled wall surfaces, a brick tiled floor, built in book shelves, 2 understairs cupboards, a door to the CONSERVATORY with UPVc double glazing, a slate tiled floor and a door to the garden. There is a staircase to the MASTER BEDROOM and ENSUITE BATHROOM and a door to a LARGE DAIRY/STORE with slate cold slabs, shelving, a large exposed beam and meat hooks. There is a useful UTILITY ROOM with a built in sink, plumbing for washing machines, an oil fired central heating boiler and a tiled floor.
On the FIRST FLOOR there is a large LANDING with exposed roof trusses and a seating area, BEDROOM 2 / GUEST ROOM which has an ENSUITE BATHROOM with a white suite comprising a panelled bath with Victorian style shower mixer taps, a close coupled wc, a pedestal basin, a chrome ladder style radiator, fully tiled walls and an exposed beam. There are 3 ADDITIONAL BEDROOMS accessed off this landing and a FAMILY BATHROOM with a white suite comprising a roll top bath having a shower screen and thermostatic shower over, a close coupled wc, pedestal basin and part stone tiled wall surfaces. The MASTER BEDROOM is accessed off the second staircase and has a large 3 section hand built oak wardrobe, exposed wall and ceiling beams and an original C17th century wooden mullioned window. The ENSUITE BATHROOM has a panelled bath with a thermostatic shower over, a built in wash basin having cupboards under, a close coupled wc, part stone tiled walls and a built in cupboard.
Set in approximately 2½ ACRES there are a range of SUBSTANTIAL OUTBUILDINGS including an attached 40' wide GARAGE/BARN, a 38' x 16' ROUNDHOUSE with an attached single storey barn to the rear housing TWO 14' x 11' STABLES, a 17' x 13' two storey BARN, an 18' x 11' TRACTOR SHED and a run of single storey sheds which are attached to the rear of the main building.
The grounds include a paddock and small pond and there is a very attractive grassed original open courtyard, extensive lawns, a large raised patio with a pergola providing a delightful seating area with views, there are extensive lawns, an area of raised vegetable beds and there is a short wooded walk which was once part of the original grand entrance drive.
In this very accessible private and unspoilt rural setting Cuddenhay Farm is just 2 miles from the picturesque villages of East and West Worlington with their historic churches, primary school and village hall. It is also well placed for access to the larger centres of South Molton 10 miles, Tiverton/Crediton 14 miles and Chulmleigh 5 miles. It is also just 6 miles to the North Devon link road and 20 miles from the National rail links and Junction 27 of the M5 at Tiverton Parkway. The area also offers a wide range of outdoor pursuits including horse riding, walking, cycling, golf and fishing on the Mole and Taw.
Leave South Molton via New Road (B3137) signed Witheridge. Stay on this road and drive through the village of Alswear and Meshaw. At the first 4 ways junction after Meshaw (Gidley Cross) turn right signed Chulmleigh. At the first 4 cross way (Burrow Cross) go straight across signed Chulmleigh. After a short distance take the first left (Mouseberry Cross) signed Worlington. Stay on this road for 1.3miles and the entrance drive for Cuddenhay Farm will be seen on the right.
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