6 bedroom detached house for saleEfford, Shobrooke, Crediton, Devon
- 6 Reception rooms
- Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing room
- 5 Further double bedrooms,
- 3 bathrooms
- Double garage
- Ample parking
- Delightful level gardens
- Stream and Pond
- In all approximately 1.38 acres
The Old Press House was originally a barn, built in the late 19th century and converted about 30 years ago. The property offers spacious, flexible
accommodation ranging over three floors, with a wealth of character including beams, open fireplaces and exposed brick and stone work, as well as the original cider press. There are some most attractive galleried areas which provide versatile space and the property could easily be divided to form accommodation for an extended family.
The property has a large kitchen/ breakfast room which has a good range of cupboards and drawers, built in appliances, granite work surfaces and an oil fired 4-oven Aga. An archway leads to a stunning garden room with floor to ceiling windows and a galleried landing over. There is a sitting room, family room and dining hall, a study and the press room /further sitting room, which houses the original cider press. There are 6 double bedrooms. The master bedroom and bedroom 3 each have an ensuite bathroom and dressing room. There are two more family bathrooms. The luxury bathrooms include underfloor heating, feature walls and rain showers. Far reaching views over the gardens and surrounding countryside can
be enjoyed from several of the upstairs rooms.
Galleried areas throughout the house provide
further seating and study areas. In all, The Old Press House offers light, spacious and flexible family accommodation with very individual features.
The Old Press House is situated on the outskirts
of the hamlet of Efford, and is approached over a country lane at the foot of the Raddon Hills. It is one of a number of converted barns and has a private outlook. The popular villages of Newton
St Cyres and Thorverton are close by. Thorverton
has a thriving community, with a church, a village
shop, Post Office, farm shop, village primary school, village hall and two pubs. There is also a good doctors' surgery and a number of sports clubs, including cricket and cultural clubs.
The market town of Crediton, which has two large
supermarkets, a farmers' market and a number of shops and inns, is approximately 5 miles away, and Exeter is approximately 6 miles away and is
the most thriving city in the South West. The city
offers a wide choice of cultural activities such as
theatre, a museum, an arts centre, restaurants and a wealth of good shopping, including John Lewis. There is also a Waitrose supermarket in the city.
The area is well served by a number of independent schools, including Exeter School (boys and girls), the Maynard School (girls) and Magdalen Court School (boys and girls) while
Blundell's School (boys and girls) is in Tiverton.
The Old Press House falls within the discounted catchment area for Blundell's school.
The M5 motorway links Exeter to Bristol and the Midlands, and to London via the M4. The A38 goes south to Plymouth and the A30 west to Cornwall. There are regular rail services to London Paddington from Exeter, and St David's Station is around ten minutes' drive from the property. Exeter International Airport provides an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights including two flights a day to London City Airport.
The South-facing gardens form one of the most attractive features of this property, consisting of a barbecue area with pergola and sweeping areas of lawn.
Partially walled, the garden contains a number of
mature trees, including a magnificent walnut tree
and an orchard of apple trees, some eating and some cider apples, which were originally planted
to go to the press within the house before the barn was converted. The garden contains a wide variety of flowering shrubs and plants, including roses, honeysuckle, ceanothus, acer, and weigela, and there is an area of vegetable garden. A wooden bridge leads across a stream, which runs through the garden, to a pond with waterlilies and flanked by water loving plants, including irises. The gardens extend to approximately 1.38 acres in all and provide a peaceful haven for wildlife.
The property is approached via a no through lane, with a parking and turning area in front of the detached double garage. At the opposite end of the garden is an extensive area of parking.
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