Blackborough, Blackborough, Cullompton, Devon, EX15

£1,000,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 7
A south facing late Georgian country residence with three bed self contained annexe set within attractive grounds of 3.5 acres. Superb reception hall, two reception rooms, four glorious individual bedrooms, two bathrooms, shower room and substantial attics with potential. Two kitchens, utility and cloakroom. Adjoining east wing/self contained annexe/cottage ideal for multi generational living. Outbuildings, paddock and outdoor swimming pool. Impressive sweeping gravelled driveway, glorious countryside views, Blackdown Hills, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Uffculme School catchment area. EPC Band F.

Situation

Leigh Court occupies a superb rural yet accessible location standing slightly elevated and enjoying sweeping views to the south and west over undulating countryside together with parkland style grounds. It lies within the Blackdown Hills, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The surrounding countryside also enjoys plenty of footpaths and bridleways to enjoy the glorious countryside and fabulous views.

Although enjoying the beauty and tranquillity of the countryside the property is by no means isolated lying approximately 2 miles from the villages of Hemyock, Culmstock and Ashill where there are excellent selections of day to day facilities mainly at Hemyock 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 larger towns of Wellington 7 miles and Honiton 8 miles all provide excellent shopping, recreational and scholastic facilities. The motorway is also readily accessible at junction 27 of the M5 approximately 5 miles to the north west along with Tiverton Parkway Railway Station providing a mainline rail link to London Paddington.

The City of Exeter lies to the west and the County Town of Taunton to the north, both within easy reach. Taunton and Exeter each provide a wide range of cultural, leisure and educational facilities as well as an International Airport on the outskirts of

Exeter.

Description

Leigh Court is believed to have been built around 1840 and has substantial rendered and colourwashed elevations under a slate roof. It is believed to have been extended in the 1920s to provide well proportioned accommodation with all principle rooms enjoying a southerly aspect across open countryside. The house is currently providing multi generational living and has the added benefit of a three bedroom east wing which provides additional income. Many of the elegant rooms enjoy polished oak strip flooring, coved ceiling, picture rails and sash windows, some with shutters. Heating is provided from a combination of air source heat pumps, solar, oil fired central heating and night storage heating. Leigh Court provides comfortable living with scope to create additional accommodation within the attic space subject to the necessary planning consents.

Leigh Court

Shallow steps rise to an entrance vestibule with glazed door and fan light etched window over, leading into the reception hall

with polished oak strip flooring and a wide elegant staircase with turned handrail rising to the first floor. The drawing room enjoys a marble fireplace with inset woodburner, polished oak strip flooring throughout leading through a large archway into the dining area with attractive bay window to the west and lift shaft. The adjoining kitchen/breakfast room has been carried out in a shaker style with 1.5 bowl sink, adjoining worktops and an excellent range of floor and wall mounted cupboards and drawers. Views from two aspects and glazed French doors to side.

On the opposite of the reception hall is a further living room with a sealed fireplace with marble surround and views from two

aspects. A doorway leads into a spacious kitchen/dining room comprising a four oven oil fired Aga with warming plate, double

drainer sink unit and a range of floor and wall mounted cupboards and drawers. Glazed door to side. Beyond is the rear lobby with quarry tiled floor, inner lobby, cloakroom and utility with sink unit, plumbing for washing machine and quarry tiled flooring.

On the first floor is a spacious landing lit by a large arched window and forming a back drop to the magnificent staircase. There is a large airing cupboard and access to the four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a shower room. A recently refurbished bathroom comprises freestanding bath with large walk in shower, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC and doorway leading to an inner landing with staircase rising to the attic rooms which extend over the entire property, are fully boarded with good headroom and natural lighting. There is huge potential to create additional accommodation subject to the necessary planning consents. There are three large south facing bedrooms, all with wash hand basins, one also with an easterly

view and one with fitted wardrobes. The fourth bedroom enjoys wonderful westerly views through a large bay window and also

benefits from a lift shaft down to the main drawing room. There is an adjoining shower room/wet room with walk in shower, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and bidet. Adjoining a further family bathroom comprising bath with shower over, low level WC and vanity unit with inset wash hand basin.

The East Wing/Annex

This comprises a three bedroom self contained property comprising entrance porch, hallway, kitchen and spacious lounge/dining with large inglenook style fireplace with beam over with wrought iron canopy and woodburner together

with glazed French doors to courtyard garden. A staircase rising to the first floor with landing, three bedrooms, shower room and separate bathroom.

Gardens and Grounds

The property is approached over a long sweeping gravelled driveway incorporating two cattle grids. The driveway forks providing access to the annexe to the north and sweeps to the east passing in front of the property and providing ample parking and turning together with access to a secondary drive. The gardens to the south are laid mainly to lawn and are on two tiers, divided by a low brick wall. The boundary hedges are protected by mature laurel hedging together with post

and rail fencing together with a rose garden to the side of the property. The main house is festooned with climbing roses and wisteria. To the west of the drive is a parkland style paddock currently grazed by sheep. The annexe enjoys a courtyard style garden to the east and to the north a partly walled garden laid mainly to lawn with patio and a selection of apple trees. From here a gateway leads to a further lawned area and access to a range of block built outbuildings used as workshops and

woodshed. They also benefit from a concrete hardstanding. Beyond this is a small paddock which is naturally hedged

and partly walled together with a further selection of fruit trees. South of here is a further enclosed garden with a further

selection of trees and shrubs together with eighteen solar panels. From here a pathway leads into a lower garden which again is partly walled with an attractive central circular raised bed together with various shrubs, bushes and trees. Adjoining can be found a private swimming pool with paving around, walling and hedging providing much privacy. Outdoor boiler room housing

the oil fired boiler. In total the grounds extend to approximately 3.5 acres.

General Remarks and Services

Mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Air source heat pumps. Solar panels.

Fixtures and Fittings

All fixtures and fittings unless specifically referred to within the sale particulars are expressly excluded from the sale of the freehold.

Viewing

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

Directions

From junction 27 of the M5, take the A38 towards Wellington. After approximately 3 miles turn right signposted Culmstock.

Continue through the village and on leaving the village turn left by the 30mph sign signposted Blackborough. After approximately 1.5 miles turn left signposted Leigh. Continue along this lane and the entrance drive to Leigh Court will be found on the left hand side.

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

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