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Hockworthy, Wellington, Somerset, TA21


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Charming detached cottage set in superb gardens, within Uffculme School catchment. Kitchen/breakfast room, living room, dining room and 3 bedrooms. Further potential. Beautiful Gardens, parking and garage. About 0.39 acres.


Surrounded by beautiful, unspoilt countryside, Hockford Cottage is situated on the Devon/Somerset border, within half a mile of the hamlet of Staple Cross, with its popular public house, whilst a range of local amenities can be found in the nearby villages.


The market towns of Wellington and Tiverton are equidistant and offer a wider range of shopping and recreational facilities, whilst the larger town of Taunton and the cathedral city of Exeter offer more leading department stores, sixth form colleges and Exeter University.


The M5 is easily accessible at J27 (Tiverton), providing great links to Cornwall to the south and Bristol and London to the north and east. There are regular rail services to London Paddington from Tiverton Parkway, whilst Exeter International Airport provides a number of domestic and international flights.


The area affords exceptional schooling for all ages; Uplowman and Holcombe Rogus both have good village schools and Uffculme Comprehensive School has an excellent reputation. For independent schools, Wellington School and Blundell's are within easy reach.


Hockford Cottage is approached along a quiet country lane, via private gated access onto the gravelled drive with a garage beyond. Beside the drive are the beautiful and extensive cottage gardens, which have been cleverly landscaped to provide different areas. In total the property extends to 0.39 acres.


The commanding position of the south facing cottage provides a fantastic outlook over the attractive gardens and the rolling countryside beyond. As the name suggests, Hockford Cottage was originally far smaller when built in 1827; subsequently during the late 1900s the property was extended to provide the spacious and flexible accommodation it provides today. Although the current vendors have continued to maintain the property, there is plenty of potential for a new owner to make the property their own.


Many of the period features have been retained throughout the cottage, including exposed beams, original 1934 Aga and window seats.


The accommodation is approached through a porch, leading to the entrance hall with stairs rising to the first floor. The breakfast room has a former stone fireplace recess fitted with an oil fired Aga and bressumer beam over. There is also an opening through to the galley style kitchen fitted with a range of solid oak units, granite worktop, ceramic sink with mixer tap, space and plumbing for washing machine, further storage and stable door to outside.


There are two further good size reception rooms overlooking the gardens. The dining room centres on a large inglenook fireplace with open grate, original bread oven, log store and exposed beam. The dual aspect sitting room, again, includes a central fireplace with an inset wood burning stove on a tiled hearth.


On the first floor there are three bedrooms. The principal bedroom was originally two bedrooms and includes some plumbing provision for en-suite facilities. Bedroom 2 has exposed wall timbers and cruck beam, along with built in storage cupboard. The third bedroom includes a Victorian cast iron fireplace and built in cupboard/wardrobe; the current vendors have removed the wall to make a large double aspect reception room, however it could easily be reinstated if needed. There is also a family bathroom.


From the parking area and garage a path leads across a bridge over the pretty stream, which bisects the property, into the cottage gardens with level lawns, mature shrubs and trees and to the front door. Adjacent to this is the main area of garden predominantly laid to lawn with low stone retaining walls. There is a stream-fed pond and bog garden in the centre with a wild flower meadow to the north. The vegetable plot has fruit trees and bushes and the whole area, which is south facing, is enclosed within a stock proof fence offering a good deal of privacy and seclusion.


NB* the current owners when landscaping the garden have made provision and laid pipework for a Ground Source Heat Pump System. The pipework in the grounds have already been laid and the outlet is located near to the boiler room should any potential purchaser wish to change from the current oil fired central heating.


Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.


Strictly by prior appointment through the agents, Stags, on 01823 662822.


From Wellington proceed in a westerly direction along the A38 and follow the signposts to Holcombe Rogus. Proceed through the village and follow the signposts to Hockworthy. Again, continue through this village and the hamlet of Staple Cross and after about 0.7 miles Hockford Cottage will be found on the left hand side, identified by a Stags for sale board.

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

Arrange viewing 01823 619815

Stags - Wellington

7 High Street, Wellington, Devon, TA21 8QT

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