Hemyock, Cullompton, Devon, EX15

£740,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
South facing country house with magnificent views, traditional outbuildings and land, approximately 3.75 acres. Commanding country house, Wonderful distant views, Traditional outbuildings with potential STP, Attractive gardens and grounds with kitchen garden, Field with separate access, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Uffculme School catchment area. EPC Band F.

Situation

Pencross House enjoys a commanding position high up on the Blackdown Hills, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It benefits from wonderful distant views over the village of Hemyock and surrounding countryside. The thriving village offers a range of day to day facilities including local stores, public house, doctors surgery, church, post office, parish hall, playing fields and village primary school which feeds into the highly regarded Uffculme School. The thriving community is further supported by a range of clubs and societies providing a diverse mix of activities and interests for all. Wellington is within 5 miles where an excellent selection of shopping, recreational and scholastic facilities can be found together with easy access to the M5 motorway situated on the eastern outskirts of the town. Both Taunton, Tiverton, Honiton and Exeter are also within an easy commute.

Description

Pencross House is a substantial country house of rendered and colourwashed appearance set beneath a slate roof. It benefits from oil fired central heating together with the majority of the sash windows being secondary glazed. The house is spacious and offers flexible accommodation and enjoys wonderful southerly views from its principal rooms. It is set amongst delightful gardens and grounds including an enclosed kitchen garden together with adjoining field with pond and separate road access. There is also an excellent range of traditional outbuildings suitable for a variety of uses subject to planning.

Accommodation

Oak front door leading to entrance hallway with stairs to first floor. Both reception rooms enjoy wonderful views from two aspects including large bay window to the south with exposed floorboards and coved ceiling. The drawing room enjoys a Minster stone fireplace whilst the dining room an open brick fireplace. The kitchen lies to the rear of the property and it is centred on an oil fired Aga, Belfast sink, built in dresser, window to side and secondary staircase to first floor. Leading off the kitchen can be found the back kitchen comprising 1.5 bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer taps over, adjoining beech worktops with a selection of cupboards and drawers, built in electric hob with matching oven and grill. Views from two aspects with attractive oak window cills and space and plumbing for dishwasher, fridge, washing machine, etc. Adjoining is a snug with view towards the kitchen garden and to the rear of the kitchen the rear porch with door to rear, large store cupboard and cloakroom with low level WC and wash hand basin.

On the first floor are a total of five bedrooms accessed from two separate staircases. The main landing enjoys a large picture window offering fine southerly views together with trap access to roof void. The two principal bedrooms benefit from large bay windows to the south together with exposed floorboards. These two bedrooms are serviced by a bathroom with enamel bath with shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin and built in airing cupboard housing the factory lagged copper cylinder. There is also a separate cloakroom. Bedroom 3 has the benefit of its own shower cubicle together with vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and door leading into bedroom 4 (currently used as a study) with large store cupboard and window to side. Door returning to secondary landing with stairs leading down to the kitchen and further door to bedroom 5 with recessed shelving and window overlookign the kitchen garden.

Outside

The property is approached over a sweeping driveway flanked by stone walling leading to a large parking/turning area together with lawned gardens either side of the driveway. To the north east of the house is a detached and predominately two storey traditional outbuilding providing garaging, workshops and storage. The garage is approached through a metal up and over door with a concrete floor, two windows and is connected with power and light. The adjoining barn has an attractive brick flooring with electric light and water tank and stairs leading to a useful room over. The adjoining workshop is connected with light and power, recessed woodburning stove with further staircase leading to a first floor store room. To the far end is a useful garden store again with brick flooring and window to side. This attractive stone, rendered and colourwashed outbuilding is set beneath a slate roof and would make an exceptional conversion subject to the necessary planning consents.

The gardens of the property are a fine feature and include an area of land immediately south of the property on the other side of the lane. This is a triangular plot of land laid mainly to lawn interspersed with a wide range of shrubs and trees. To the south and west of the house are further lawned gardens and a most productive part walled kitchen garden. From here the garden extends to a further lawned area with a fine range of trees and shrubs including a mature eucalyptus. North of here and also accessed from the lane over a separate driveway is the south facing field with a feature pond together with various sheds. Within the field are a number of oak trees together with a further steep area of land to the north. In total the land extends to appropriately 3.75 acres.

Services

Mains water, electricity are connected. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.

Viewing

Strictly by appointment with the vendor's selling agents, Messrs Stags, Wellington Office.

Directions

From Wellington head in a southerly direction to the Wellington Bypass turning into Monument Road and continue to the crossroads at the top of the hill close to Wellington Monument. Continue straight across signposted Hemyock. Pass through the hamlet of Simonsburrow and just as the road bears sharp left before descending into Hemyock turn right whereupon the entrance to Pencross House will be seen immediately on the right.

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

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