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A classic property in rural Devon, 10 minutes from the motorway! This Grade II listed, period cottage offers it all with charming accommodation, a studio for homeworking, a large garden with a hen run, and garages for all the toys.
This fine, semi-detached cottage was originally one of many owned by the local Bradfield Estate, hence the unusual number, bearing in mind it's secluded rural position! The property is believed to date back to the early 18th century and retains a number of fine original features including a brick lined fireplace, with woodburner, exposed roof timbers on the first floor and ledge and brace doors to some of the cupboards and rooms.
Whilst retaining its inherent charm, the cottage has been significantly updated by our clients with a new kitchen, bathroom and central heating system, as well as new windows and the roof re- thatched. Overall, it offers extremely comfortable living and a warm welcome, with a light and cosy atmosphere.
The cottage occupies an enviable, rural position with a fine southerly aspect, which can be enjoyed from all of the garden, which slopes towards the south and has established trees, shrubs and flower beds, sitting areas, a small fruit orchard and hen run towards the top end.
On approach to the cottage, wooden, five bar gates give access to the parking area and a double garage with workshop, ideal for cars, bikes and storage. A short step beyond, there is a studio or office, well-appointed, with light and power connected, and a potting shed. At the top of the garden, there is a further garage and store with adjoining parking, accessed via a bridleway. This gives access to lovely country walks from the cottage.
Southill Cottages lie between the villages of Kentisbeare and Uffculme, both with a range of amenities including popular primary schools, which feed into the renowned secondary school at Uffculme, OFSTED rated 'Outstanding'.
The property lies within easy reach of the market towns of Cullompton and Honiton and Junction 28 of the M5, leading south to Exeter and all points north and east. Junction 27 has the nearby Tiverton Parkway Station at Sampford Peverell, with regular inter city services (Paddington in about 2 hours), also available from the main line station at Honiton with trains to Waterloo. The North and South Devon coastlines and moors of Exmoor and Dartmoor, all lie within a moderate car journey and are enjoyed by many living in the Culm Valley area.
Services: Mains water and electricity. Private oil tank for central heating. Shared septic tank drainage, shared with a neighbour.
Cullompton and J28 of M5 c. 5 miles.
Exeter c. 19 miles.
Junction 27 of M5/Tiverton Parkway c. 4 miles.
Taunton c. 20 miles.
Tiverton c. 11 miles.
From Cullompton and Junction 28 of the M5, proceed in the direction of Honiton for a very short distance, turning immediately left after the motorway bridge to Bradfield and Croyle. Proceed for 1.9 miles and just after the entrance to Bradfield House on the left, take the right turn signposted Croyle and Wressing. Proceed to the hamlet of Croyle and at Yew Wood Cross/Croyle, turn left to Ashill and Uffculme. Thereafter, where the road bears round to the right, turn left (effectively straight on) signposted to Uffculme 1.75 miles. Proceed for 0.4 miles and take the right turn at the grass triangle in the road. After approximately 0.3 miles, 23 Southill Cottages can be seen on the left, the second of the thatched cottages. Please park on the roadside for the viewing.