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*Watch the Video Tour* Considering a move to Devon and looking for a period, family home, with local amenities on the doorstep? With plenty of space to work from home and quick motorway/rail access, this superb, historic property lies in the market town of Cullompton, 13 miles north of Exeter. No onward chain.
The Merchants House is described as 'an important and intact survival of a C17 Devon merchant's townhouse' in the Historic England listing of the property. Whilst exuding the charm and atmosphere of such a property with a wealth of original features, it also offers very spacious and versatile accommodation for modern living and has most recently been occupied as a very comfortable family home.
With the space and layout, there are also opportunities to provide office space for homeworking or a business; in fact, it was occupied by a prestigious local firm of solicitors in the past. There is ample room for a ground floor annexe, with its own entrance, for elderly relatives or older children, seeking some independence. Or, with its location in Fore Street, the front rooms could be a shop or cafe. There is a workshop in the garden too, so there are many options, if required.
In contradiction to its Fore Street location, once you shut the entrance doors behind you and stand in the cobbled courtyard, wander through to the delightful gardens or step into the house, the seclusion is instantly apparent and very relaxing.
Cullompton has a range of shops, all within a short walk from the property, including an award-winning butcher's, Costa, Tesco, Co-op, Aldi and Home Bargains supermarkets and a popular coffee shop and wine bar, 'The Bakehouse'. Other amenities include a contemporary health centre, library and community centre and established doctor's surgeries, a veterinary practice, churches, sports clubs, pubs and recreation facilities.
From the property, there are nearby walks along the town leat and for more exercise, the River Culm and pretty country lanes.
Cullompton is ideally placed for commuting, with quick access to Exeter via J28 of the M5 or the B3181 main road through Broadclyst and Pinhoe. There are regular bus services through the town and rail links at Tiverton Parkway and Honiton stations, to Paddington and London Waterloo, respectively. The 'Falcon' coach service also stops in the town, providing economic travel between Plymouth and Bristol, with stops in between, including Bristol Airport.
Exeter c.14 miles
Taunton c.23 miles
Tiverton c.7 miles
Tiverton Parkway Station c.6 miles
Honiton c.10 miles
Services: Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas.
Please see the floor plan for the dimensions. The internal photos have been taken with a wide-angle lens to show more of the rooms.
DIRECTIONS: the property is situated in the Fore Street of Cullompton, marked with a Seddons board on the main door.