- Refurbished 4 bedroom house
- Sought after Mid Devon hamlet
- Extensive mature garden with sun terrace
- Land amounting to 1.72 acres
- Outbuildings and stabling
- Ample parking and car port
Situation - Frost is a sought-after hamlet in the heart of the Mid Devon countryside. The village of Morchard Bishop, less than a mile, has a strong community with a range of facilities including general store and cafe, parish church, primary school (Ofsted: Good), pub, garage, sports club, tennis court and doctor’s surgery. The towns of Tiverton (16 miles) and Crediton (8 miles) offer a more comprehensive range of shopping and facilities together with public and state schooling. The university and cathedral city of Exeter lies just 15 miles and has a wide range of amenities befitting a centre of its importance. There are mainline railway stations to Paddington and London Waterloo and Exeter International Airport lies four miles to the east of the city.
Description - Lydcott House is a characterful, 4 bedroom, south facing property. Of rendered cob and stone elevations the property has undergone a full refurbishment with oak flooring through-out, hardwood double glazed windows, digital showers and stylish vertical radiators. The substantial gardens and grounds amount to 1.72 acres, which include a triple car port and a range of outbuildings and stabling which are currently used as a workshop and store rooms.
Accommodation - The entrance hallway provides stairs to the 1st floor. To the right is a sitting room with stone fireplace housing the dual fuel woodburner and French doors to the sun terrace. To the other side of the hallway is a open plan dining/family room with exposed beams, fireplace with dual fuel woodburner and useful storage room. A door leads to a modern travertine floored kitchen with floor mounted units, integrated appliances, Aga and separate walk-in pantry. From the kitchen is a hallway giving access to a guest bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a utility room with a door to the gardens.
The first floor landing gives access to a modern family shower room and three double bedrooms, all with a southerly aspects and one with an ensuite WC.
Gardens And Grounds - To the front of the house is a wonderful paved sun terrace and level lawn with mature shrubs and flower borders. Beyond the parking area is a further section of land with a productive kitchen garden area with raised beds, established fruit trees, a bee-keeping enclosure, wildlife meadow and pond, fenced goat paddock and a Victorian style greenhouse (5m x 2.7m). There is a summerhouse with full planning for a new (8m x 4m) contemporary home office/studio. (Mid Devon Ref - 21/00337/FULL) In all the land amounts to 1.72 acres.
Outbuildings - There is a large parking area and a recently replaced triple car port (able to accommodate a camper van). A detached former stable block, which is currently used as a fully fitted and insulated workshop with benches, power points, a hard wired network connection for internet, and three separate store areas. In additional is an open fronted tractor shed, poly tunnel, two woodstores and a poultry enclosure (15m x 15m) with 6ft high fencing with double top electric wires.
Services - Mains electricity, water and drainage.
Central heating and hot water provided by a wood pellet Biomass boiler
500L unvented hot water storage tank providing mains pressure hot water
Solar panels and solar switch with feed in tariff expiring 2036
Underfloor heating in the ground floor bathroom
Directions - From Exeter take the A377 passing through Crediton and Copplestone to Morchard Road. At Morchard Road turn right before the Devonshire Dumpling pub signposted Morchard Bishop. Continue on this road, passing the right turn to Oldborough, and just before you enter the village of Morchard Bishop turn right, at the bottom of Polson Hill, signposted to New Buildings. The property can be found after approximately 100 yards on the right.
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Morchard Road Station1.7 miles
- Copplestone Station2.3 miles
- Lapford Station2.9 miles
About the agent
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