Bolham, Tiverton, Devon, EX16

£895,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 7
A substantial and elegant Victorian house with spacious accommodation set in the picturesque Exe Valley. 7 Bedrooms, 4 reception rooms. Established gardens. Within Blundell's School catchment for discounted fees. Outbuildings and Paddock. Country views. Gateway to Exmoor. Set in 4.25 acres. EPC Band F.

SITUATION

Originally part of the Knightshayes Estate and believed to be built for Sir John Heathcoat Amory, Lythecourt occupies a delightful elevated position above the River Exe, and lies just to the north of Tiverton, close to the National Trust property of Knightshayes Court. The market town of Tiverton is 2 miles to the south where there is an excellent range of shops, banks, building societies and educational facilities including the well renowned Blundell's School which offers discounts to local pupils.

 

The Exmoor National Park, with its many miles of footpaths and bridleways, lies a few miles to the north and provides great

opportunities for those interested in riding and walking. The property is well placed for the M5, Junction 27 being approximately 9 miles and there is also a main line railway station (Tiverton Parkway) with services to London (Paddington) and further into the West Country.

 

Bolham is excellently placed between the Cathedral city of Exeter, approximately 18 miles, and Taunton, approximately 19 miles to the north, both offering further facilities including private schooling and excellent shops.

DESCRIPTION

Lythecourt is a detached late Victorian house and has rendered elevations, enhanced by decorative bargeboard's and finials,

under a new slate roof. It is set back from the road and sits in an elevated position. It exhibits many fine period features typical of its age, with the main reception rooms being of good proportions and having large windows complete with shutters. Other features include heavy panelled doors with brass furniture, deep skirting's and architraves.

ACCOMMODATION

As illustrated in the floorplan, Lythecourt provides extensive and flexible living accommodation. The ground floor boasts a drawing room, dining room, sitting room and reception hall, which include high ceilings, mouldings and fireplaces with woodburners. The kitchen comprises a range of shaker style beech wall and base units with black granite worktops and a blue Aga in tiled recess and space for a Range cooker. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a study, boot room, conservatory, laundry room and boiler room.

 

Large galleried landing with split turning staircase giving access to all rooms. There are 4 double bedrooms and a single bedroom. Three of the bedrooms have fireplaces. Bedrooms 1 and 2 benefit from en-suite bathrooms with claw foot free-standing bath and shower cubicle. There is also a family bathroom with a free standing bath, shower cubicle and white suite and a separate cloakroom.

 

The second floor landing has a Velux window and doors to bedrooms 6 and 7 with fireplaces and a shower room with a hatch door that leads to the attic space which has great potential to be developed (STPP).

OUTSIDE

The house is approached via two driveways, one being a private driveway to the north, while part of the other is shared with the dwellings which have been created out of the original stone barns, which are situated to the rear of the main house.

The gardens are landscaped with various beds of shrubs and plants and various specimen trees and plenty of seating areas. There is a fresh water stream that leads to a feature pond and waterfall. There is also a small orchard with a variety of fruit trees. A new Devon Bank together with approximately 1000 laurels surround the main boundaries. To the side is a range of traditional barns currently split into several small storage areas forming a pretty courtyard of approximately 750 square feet. This area could easily lend itself to some form of ancillary accommodation, i.e. Office, potential income or annexe, subject to the appropriate consent.

VIEWING

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

DIRECTIONS

From J27 of the M5 motorway, take the A361 to Tiverton. At the Bolham roundabout turn right onto the A396 to Bampton. After passing through the village of Bolham, Lythecourt can be found after about 1 mile on the right just before a row of conifer trees.

SERVICES

Oil fired central heating. Shared water supply. Drainage to shared private septic tank.

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

Arrange viewing 01884 798526

Stags - Tiverton

19 Bampton Street, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6AA

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