6 bedroom detached house for saleShillingford, Tiverton, Devon
- Entrance hall
- 4 reception rooms and a study
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Master bedroom suite
- 5 further bedrooms
- 2 family bathrooms
- Detached one bedroom cottage
- In all about 5,439 SqFt.
Potters is a beautiful Grade II Listed former farmhouse with southerly views over the surrounding countryside. The property has been sympathetically renovated by the current owners, creating a spacious and characterful family home. Many of the original features have been integrated into the transformed property including fireplaces, timbered ceilings and Elm panelling.
The well-presented accommodation comprises of an entrance hall with the main staircase and principal reception rooms to either side. To the right is an informal living room with a panelled wall and an open stone fireplace and a study. To the left is the country style kitchen with exposed beams, fitted wooden units, an Aga and a breakfast island. A door from here leads through to the dining room with a wood burning stove and stone floor and the large drawing room, again with a wood burning stove set in a stone fireplace and a rear set of stairs to the bedrooms. A cloakroom, utility room and boot room also lie off the kitchen to the rear.
Upstairs to the right of the landing is the master bedroom with a dressing room and a large ensuite bathroom. To the left are five further bedrooms, one with an ensuite shower room and two family bathrooms.
To the west of the outbuildings is a one bedroom cottage ideal for family or staff with an entrance lobby, open plan living room and kitchen with oak floors, a fireplace and wood burning stove and double doors to a sun terrace, a bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a bathroom.
Potters is set in a private location close to the Devon/Somerset border, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, bordering Exmoor. Bampton and Wiveliscombe both have a good range of everyday facilities including local shops, public houses, restaurants, doctor's surgeries and primary schools. Wiveliscombe also has a weekly farmers market.
For those enjoying walking, cycling, riding and outdoor country and equestrian pursuits Exmoor National Park, the surrounding countryside and coastline provide superb recreational opportunities. There is good local riding via a bridle path near the property.
Taunton, 16 miles away, has a good range of shopping facilities and a farmers' market twice a week. There are also some excellent local producers and artisan farm shops. Musgrove and Nuffield Hospitals serve the town and surrounding area. There are excellent schools for boys and girls of all ages, including Taunton School, Kings College, Queen's College and King's Hall. Other well-known schools in the area include Millfield, Wellington and Blundell's, all within driving distance.
The Cathedral city of Exeter is approximately 26 miles away and has a number of excellent schools for boys and girls of all ages, a fine university, a broad range of supermarkets and excellent cultural and recreational facilities with many new restaurants, the Princesshay shopping development and a John Lewis.
The M5 motorway provides links to the A38 to Plymouth or the A30 to the South and Bristol and London to the North and East. There are frequent rail services from Taunton to London Paddington and Exeter International Airport offers an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights, including 2 flights a day to London City Airport.
Potters is approached over a private gravelled drive to a courtyard immediately in front of the house with ample parking. The gardens adjoin the house and cottage and have several sections providing both informal and formal areas of lawn. There are soft fruit and vegetable gardens and an orchard with several fruit trees and two Hartley Botanic greenhouses. There is access to the pasture enclosures ideal for ponies or horses.
Potters benefits from a number of outbuildings surrounding the main courtyard. To the east of the house is a detached stone building currently arranged as a music room on the ground floor with a spiral staircase leading to a studio on the first floor, ideal for art or hobbies. To the rear is a garden room which has a small kitchenette and shower room. This part now has a tiled roof which isn't shown in the photographs.Immediately adjoining the south side of this building is the swimming pool, surrounded by a paved terrace and enjoying the southerly views.
Beyond the courtyard is a double carport with a machinery store and a large workshop, a further garage with mezzanine storage and a lean to building with an office and separate WC.
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