4 bedroom detached house for saleMorchard Bishop, Crediton, Devon
Guide Price £795,000
- 4 Bedrooms
- In All Approximately 11 Acres
- Character Property
Weeke Barton is situated within a small hamlet in the heart of Mid Devon. The surrounding countryside, with its rolling hills and wooded valleys is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of Devon. Weeke Barton enjoys spectacular views over its garden and the hillsides towards Dartmoor and to the West. Local amenities offer a primary school, 2 churches, a village store and an inn can be found at Morchard Bishop, 1.5 miles away. The thriving town of Crediton is about 7 miles away and provides a good number of independent shops, banks, a post office, garages and a supermarket which provide most every day needs, together
with a sports centre with indoor swimming pool. The cathedral city of Exeter, about 15 miles away, provides an extensive range of shopping, recreation, educational and cultural facilities.
The A377 provides easy access to Exeter and the M5 motorway. Regular inter-rail connections from Exeter St Davids to London (Paddington and Waterloo). The Tarka railway between Barnstaple and Exeter stops at Morchard Road. Exeter International Airport provides an ever increasing number of scheduled and chartered flights to a number of UK and continental destinations. The village
is situated about mid-way between the national parks of Exmoor to the north and Dartmoor to the south, both renowned for their spectacular scenery and opportunities for walking, riding and fishing. There is good trout, sea trout and salmon fishing to be had on the nearby River Tor and the beautiful North Devon coast, with its sandy beach being accessible from the A377 to the north.
Crediton 7 miles Exeter 15 miles
Weeke Barton is a beautifully presented Grade II Listed cross passage 16th century farmhouse, although much of the house we see today originates in the 17th century. Many period features are intact including a plank and muntin screen, exposed chamfered beams, some with ovolo mouldings and three very substantial and impressive fireplaces. Other interesting features include a lime ash floor in the dining room, a cream oven in the drawing room to go with various alcoves and window seats. It is also understood to have been known as Weeke Manor until the earlier part of the 20th century and to have very early origins. Robert de Wyke is reputed to have paid .12p for it in 1332.
Weeke Barton offers a well-proportioned cross passage hall, a wide and elegant staircase in addition to generously sized reception rooms including an unusually broad drawing room. Most recently a beautiful bespoke kitchen/breakfast room has been installed to include underfloor heating. There are 4 good sized bedrooms,
2 bathrooms together with a beautiful and recently fitted en-suite shower room to the master bedroom. The productive pasture with stable block is ideal for those with
equestrian interests. The garden is nicely framed by some old walling which contains well stocked flower and shrub beds together with a variety of trees.
There are some far reaching views from the house and land including those to Dartmoor.
From the road the gravel entrance drive leads past a grassed area with a variety of trees including ash, birch, cherry, apple and willow, to a wide parking and turning area. Here double wrought iron gates stand between brick pillars and open to a paved path leading to the house. Along the south facing front of the house is a paved terrace and a level, lawned garden flanked to one side by a high tile capped wall and to the other by a low stone wall, which separates it from further gardens to the west of the house.
Extensive lawns slope gently down to a large pond and the walls around the garden are a profusion of colourful plants, shrubs and trees including a fine, mature pear, bay tree and roses. A further garden area, backed by a high tile topped cob wall, features an historic two seater outside WC and a greenhouse. To the rear of the house, a gate from the lane leads to a partly cobbled yard and parking area beside which is an open fronted stone and cob linhay and timber stable block incorporating 3 loose boxes. Adjoining the high garden wall is a further building serving as a tack room and feed store and further partly walled grass yard
area. A track from the entrance drive leads down to a modern steel portal frame 5 bay general purpose building, 19.82 m x 10.67 m (65ft x 35ft), with concrete floor and corrugated cladding and roof. Adjoining the gardens are two gently sloping pasture paddocks, and from the gardens and the land there are beautiful and distant views across the surrounding rolling Devon farmland.
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