Ashill, Uffculme, Devon, EX15

£685,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Motivated seller - A fascinating detached property believed to originate from the 15th century, with numerous original period features. Updated to suit 21st century living, immaculately presented and situated within a highly desirable village. Historic Grade II listed Medieval hall house. Spacious and versatile with immense character and charm. 4 double bedrooms, 2 shower rooms and bathroom. Kitchen/breakfast room with Aga and 4 reception rooms. Utility, boot room and much other integral storage. Large landscaped garden. Double oak framed garage.

SITUATION

The property is situated in this picturesque and much sought after conservation village with a highly regarded village pub, The Ashill Inn. The village also has a chapel, village hall, tennis courts and various clubs and societies. Approximately 2 miles away is Uffculme with its popular secondary school, rated Outstanding' by Ofsted, and shops catering for everyday needs. Other nearby schools include Blundells in Tiverton which offers discounted fees to local residents. Junction 27 and 28 of the M5 are approximately 7 miles distant from Ashill making it highly accessible to both road and rail with Tiverton Parkway stations providing a 130 minutes intercity link to London Paddington. Exeter Airport is 17 miles away offering a wide range of national and international flights.

INTRODUCTION & HISTORY

Ashill Court is a Grade II Listed thatched medieval hall house, believed to date back to approximately 1450. The property retains an unusually diverse range of unspoiled period features including exposed timbers and wooden/slate floorboards, plank and muntin screens, original doors, inglenook fireplaces, 18th century leaded windows, a smoke room, salt cupboard and blacksmith made metalwork. This unique home has undergone a recent extensive program of sympathetic restoration and improvement and is beautifully presented. It now offers a real sense of history combined with flexible, spacious accommodation completely suited for modern requirements.

ACCOMMODATION

The property is accessed by a solid timber front door to the entrance hall which leads to the cross passage giving access to all the principle rooms plus a shower room. Access to the boot room/store area is via an ancient door which then leads to the den (former butcher's shop) currently used as a cosy TV room with inglenook and log burner and having many unique features such as a most unusual historic painted ceiling. The sitting room is another impressive, spacious and characterful room boasting its own inglenook fireplace with 18th century wood mantel surround, original built-in salt cupboard and mullioned windows to front overlooking the garden with window seat under. A period door leads into the snug/study, a well presented and very pleasant room with window to front, pine shutters, a Victorian fireplace, original stairs to first floor with cupboard under and six panel door into the dining room. This bright room has many Georgian features and benefits from an impressive full length window with original shutters, a large inglenook fireplace with wood burner and a stunning original built in glazed display cupboard. The large kitchen is farmhouse style with stable door to the rear patio and garden, solid feature granite/wood worktops, wall and base units, double electric economy 7 Aga and Belfast sink. An adjacent utility with plumbing for washing machine and ample storage is a most useful additional space. Complementing the kitchen is an adjoining, delightful Breakfast Room (former dairy) which overlooks the rear garden plus, provides a further storage cupboards and a second shower room.

Upstairs is accessed via the original oak and elm wooden staircase which leads to the landing. There are four double bedrooms, all with good ceiling height and each exuding character and charm of their own. These include three rooms with a bright southerly aspect and a master bedroom suite, providing a large bathroom with an antique ball and claw bath and dressing area.

OUTSIDE

The cottage garden offers great seclusion and has been cleverly landscaped to provide low maintenance all year-round interest, much colour and many seating areas. Immediately to the front there is a pretty walled garden with various mature trees, shrubs and flowering plants. Access can be obtained to the front door via a path and to the side of the property giving access to the rear where there lies a large level lawn, bordered to one side with evergreen hedging and the other a decorative pergola and further mixed hedgerows. Abutting the rear elevations of the house lies two delightful enclosed courtyard patio areas, sheltered from the elements and including feature Tudor parterre style planting. Adjoining this are various useful spaces/cupboard areas suitable for hanging washing, siting waste bins, storing logs and so on. Within the garden is a sizeable shed and spectacular recently constructed oak-framed double garage (both with electricity) and gated off-road parking for several cars. A beautifully fitted shepherd's hut (possibly available by separate negotiation) offers year round access to the garden and provides scope for various leisure or work based uses. In all, the house is set in approximately half an acre with unspoiled countryside seconds away from the rear gate.

VIEWING

Strictly by prior appointment through the agents, Stags, on 01884 235705.

DIRECTIONS

From J27 of the M5 take the A38 towards Wellington. At the roundabout turn right signposted Willand, continue along this road for 1 mile then turn left signposted Uffculme. Proceed down though the avenue of trees to the 'T' junction and turn left. The proceed through the village of Uffculme and head over the bridge towards Craddock and Hemyock. At the end of the village turn right signposted Ashill (on the bend) and on reaching the village of Ashill, continue through the square keeping left. After a short distance you will see the property on the left hand side just before the chapel.

SERVICES

Mains water, mains drainage, electricity and oil.

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

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Stags - Tiverton

19 Bampton Street, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6AA

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