The Old Manse is a superbly presented four-bedroom mid terrace property, forming part of the famous row of 18th Century cottages in Morchard Bishop which are believed to be the longest continuous row of thatched roof buildings in Devon, and probably England. In fact, they are of such importance they are mentioned in Pevsner’s Devon as being exceptional!
The spacious Grade II listed cottage has been well maintained by the current owner with the front thatch and ridge being renewed with water reed in 2012. The floorplan shows the generous size of the two reception rooms on the front of the property, and the sash windows allow plenty of light into these rooms. The kitchen is cosily arranged with an oil-fired Aga set in a large inglenook fireplace, and there is a recessed storage cupboard, which formerly housed a door through to the dining room. On the ground floor is a cloakroom with shower cubicle, a utility room with door to the rear, and a boiler room. A blocked off doorway to the neighbouring cottage gives hints to the past uses of the building. On the first floor is the family bathroom, three very good-sized double bedrooms, and a further smaller double bedroom, having an interconnecting door to the master, and making it very useful as a cot room.
Outside, the cottage is set back from Fore Street by a good sized, lovely cottage style lawned garden with pathway to the front door. There is a small patio providing a sunny spot to sit out. At the rear is an enclosed courtyard garden, with cobbles area of lawn, and patio. The cottage benefits from a large two storey barn, the ground floor having two workshops and a carport. The first floor has two very good-sized rooms, and neighbouring properties have created useable space for hobby rooms / play rooms and it could be suitable as a home office / studio, subject to any necessary consents. It is worth noting that the property carried no onward chain, therefore meaning this could be a quick sale for a potential buyer.
Entering Morchard Bishop from the main A377 direction, proceed into the village passing the London Inn and keep to the left where the road forks. The Old Manse is on the right-hand side at the top end of the row of cottages.
The accommodation, with approximate measurements comprises;
Glazed front door into;
with attractive tiled flooring. Door into;
again having a lovely tiled floor matching the floor in Morchard Bishop Methodist church. Wall lighting and radiator, telephone point and under stairs cupboard. Separate entrances to;
(measurements not including the arched recessed) Front aspect with sash window and wooden shutters. Heavily beamed ceiling, and stone fireplace with timber lintel. Ceiling light fitting and spot lamp. Two matching wall lights and picture light. Radiator.
(wall to wall measurement) Front aspect with glazed door to front garden and double secondary glazed doors. Wooden shutters, beamed ceiling and lovely stone fireplace housing cast iron wood burner. Two fitted storage cupboards and arched recess over. Wall lighting, radiator and ceiling beams.
with range of units providing ample cupboard and drawer space, integrated dishwasher, fitted electric oven and matching four ring electric hob, tiled surround, wooden and granite work tops, inset ceramic sink with mixer tap, large stone inglenook fireplace housing oil fired Aga with timber lintel over. Heavy beamed ceiling and spotlighting, wall mounted plate rack, tiled flooring and former serving hatch to dining room, now providing storage space. Arched recess, and radiator.
with opaque window to rear elevation. Low level WC and vanity unit with inset basin and cupboard below. Glass shower cubicle with sliding door and tiled surround, with Mira Excel thermostatic mixer shower. Ceiling light fitting and chrome ladder style heated towel rail.
with wood door and glazed insert to rear garden. Fitted worktop with space for automatic washing machine, condensing tumble dryer and under counter fridge or freezer. Ceramic butler sink and two double wall cabinets, ceiling beams and tiled flooring. Shelved recess.
with rear aspect, recessed former doorway and window. Ceiling meat hooks, tiled floor and base unit with cupboard and drawer. Worktop, floor mounted Worcester oil fired central heating boiler, with timers and thermostat above.
Attractive GALLERIED LANDING with access to roof space, exposed ceiling timbers and separate entrances to;
(excluding wardrobe) with front aspect and lovely sash window. Window seat below with storage cupboard, cast iron Victorian fireplace with slate hearth, radiator and double fitted wardrobes. Twin wall lights and ceiling pendant light. Door through to Bedroom Four.
with front aspect, and sash window. Window seat with cupboard below. Radiator and single fitted cupboard.
Rear aspect, exposed ceiling timbers, airing cupboard. Radiator and ceiling light.
Front aspect, exposed ceiling timbers & radiator.
with side aspect and opaque window. Tiled surround, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Vanity unit with basin, and storage cupboards below. Low level WC, chrome heated towel rail. Attractive exposed wall timbers.
A level lawned garden sets the property back nicely from the road, planted with mature shrubs and hedging. A lavender lined footpath leads to the front door, with outside carriage style light. A small patio provides a spot to sit out, and can also be accessed from a French window from the sitting room.
To the rear is an enclosed cobbled courtyard style garden with raised lawn, and further raised patio. There is an outside tap, and access to a large two storey barn.
The barn provides a parking/carport space, with vehicular access to the rear courtyard via double timber gates. There is a space for keeping logs, as well as two workshops; workshop one (16’ x 10’5) and workshop two (14’2 x 7’7) on the ground floor, both having windows looking over the rear garden. The main workshop has light and power, houses the oil storage tank and has a timber staircase to the first floor which is separated into two rooms by a cob wall; room one (22’10 x 13’4) and room two (13’4 x 10’4).
Oil Fired Central Heating
Mid Devon District Council
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