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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Morebath, Tiverton, Devon, EX16

Guide Price £950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautiful 6 bed period house
  • Four holiday cottages
  • Edge of village location
  • Mature gardens
  • Further land and barn with P/P available

Full description

Charming 6 bedroom period home in a pretty, edge of village location. Four holiday/guest cottages converted from former stables. Walled garden and a separate paddock. Further land and barn with P/P available. EPC Band E.

Situation - Velthams is set in an idyllic position on the edge of the pretty village of Morebath, surrounded by the beautiful rolling countryside of Mid Devon.

Although in a rural location the property has excellent access to the small country town of Bampton (2 miles) which offers a generous range of facilities including schooling, a doctors surgery, individual shops, public houses and restaurants. The larger market town of Tiverton lies 9 miles to the south with its excellent range of shopping, recreational and educational facilities including a modern district hospital, 18 hole golf course, sports centre and supermarkets etc. There are schools for all ages including Blundells School, which offers discounts to local pupils.

From Tiverton access can be obtained to junction 27 of the M5 motorway via the dual carriage, alongside the junction lies Tiverton Parkway, with fast trains to London Paddington. Exeter (29 miles) and Taunton (20 miles) are both within an easy driving distance.

The whole area is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty with the Exmoor National Park some three miles to the north with its deep wooded valleys and heather moors ideal for country pursuits such as riding, walking, fishing and shooting. Close by is Wimbleball Lake renowned for fly fishing, sailing, rowing and many other activities at the Wimbleball Lake Outdoor Centre. It hosts the gruelling ironman triathlon each year.

The Property - Velthams, with its superb private position, is a charming period home believed to date back to the mid nineteenth century and offers well-proportioned living accommodation so typical of this era. In addition to the main house are four separate holiday cottages and gardens, including a large walled garden to the front of the main house and ample parking for all.

The main house has a beautiful formal entrance hall which provides an impressive reception with a sweeping staircase leading up to the galleried landing. Off the entrance hall is an elegant south facing drawing room with a marble fireplace, large bay window and doors opening onto the terrace and gardens. The impressive kitchen/breakfast room is fully fitted with a range of wall and floor fitted units, an oil fired Aga, wooden flooring and a large south facing bay window overlooking the garden. To the rear of the kitchen is a large utility room with a back door and a north facing pantry/store.

From the entrance hall a corridor leads past the cloakroom to a south facing living room with marble fireplace, a study, shower room with sauna and a rear hallway with a secondary staircase.

On the first floor is a delightful galleried landing, a spacious master bedroom suite with a private dressing room and en-suite bathroom, five further bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate cloakroom. The bedrooms are all of a good size, with those to the front of the house benefitting from glorious southerly country views.

To the rear of the main house an elevated cross passage from the first floor (master bedroom suite) leads over the courtyard directly into a first floor room in the Hideaway Cottage and was believed once to have been used as a private chapel (currently a bedroom).

The Cottages - To the rear of the main house is a charming courtyard surrounded by four stone holiday cottages which were converted some years ago from the former stables. The cottages have permissions to let for 10 months of the year. However the current owners only let the cottages for 8 months of the year allowing great potential to improve and cultivate this business. The exception to this is Veltham Cottage which can be let out all year round.

Hideaway Cottage (Sleeps 4) - This is a two storey cottage with an open plan sitting room/dining room and separate kitchen on the ground floor. There are two bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor.

Ivy Cottages (Sleeps 4) - A large sitting room with a separate kitchen/dining room. A spiral staircase leads to the first floor which has two bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Beech Cottage (Sleeps 4) - Open plan sitting/dining room with separate kitchen. Stairs lead from the sitting room to the first floor which has two bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Veltham Cottage (Sleeps 6) - The largest of the four cottages, Velthams is split over two floors with a kitchen/dining room, separate sitting room and shower/WC on the ground floor and three bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor.

Gardens And Grounds - Velthams is accessed via a private drive leading to ample parking for both the main house and the holiday cottages. To one side of the drive is a garden laid to lawn with a play area interspersed with and surrounded by trees and shrubs, a small gravelled sitting area and stone store shed. A high stone wall encloses the main south facing garden which lies to the front of the main house. Laid to lawn with deep stocked herbaceous and flower borders, a long arbour runs down one side of the garden leading to a circular pergola which gives access through to the vegetable garden Directly in front of the house is a paved pathway and a paved sitting and barbeque area.

At the end of the private drive there is access to the barn and the vegetable garden which leads on to a small paddock.

The Business - The present proprietor has been in ownership for 29 years and currently use several agents including www.cottages.com www.interhome.co.uk and www.welcomecottages.com to promote the holiday cottages.

Services - Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating to the main house. Night storage heaters in the cottages.

Outgoings - Council Tax band G
Rateable value:£6,000

Local Authority - Mid Devon District Council, www.middevon.gov.uk , 01884 255 255

Directions - From junction 27 of the M5 take the A361 towards Tiverton. At the Bolham roundabout take the 3rd turning onto the A396 heading towards Bampton. From Bampton take the B3227 signed for Taunton, take the 1st left turn signed for Morebath and follow the road for approximately 2 miles. Proceed through the village of Morebath, pass the turning for the church on the left, round the bend to the right, and after a short distance, the entrance to Velthams will be found on your right hand side.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.


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