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Cove, Tiverton, Devon EX16 7RX

Guide Price Of £750,000

Cove is a small village within the beautiful, partly wooded River Exe Valley, to the north of the mid Devon town of Tiverton. The nearest local amenities are in Bampton, which possesses a
selection of shops including village stores, butcher's, baker's, grocer's, pubs and restaurants, primary school, doctors' surgery and parish church, whilst in Tiverton itself there are supermarkets,
leisure centre, hospital, secondary education, golf course and private education, with Blundells School and Preparatory School.
Close by, to the north, is Exmoor National Park, renowned for its spectacular scenery and providing many and varied opportunities for walking, riding, fishing etc. Nearby Wimbleball Lake provides
sailing and fishing and there is salmon and trout fishing to be had on the River Exe. Also within easy reach, via the A361 North Devon link road, is the stunning North Devon coast, with its sandy
surf beaches.

Communications
There is quick access, via the A396, down the Exe valley to the A361 dual carriageway, leading east to Junction 27 of the M5 motorway, beside which is Tiverton Parkway station, providing regular mainline connections to London (Paddington) in a little over 2 hours. From Tiverton the A361 leads north west to Barnstaple and the North Devon coast. Access to the university and cathedral city of Exeter is by either continuing down the A396
Exe Valley road, or from Junction 27, south along the M5, and at Exeter there is an international airport with regular flights to London City Airport.
Distances
Bampton 3 miles
Tiverton 4 miles
M5, Junction 27 11 miles

The Property
A spacious former vicarage, believed to date from the early 1920s
Well proportioned, high ceilinged rooms, typical of the architectural period and recently thoroughly renovated and improved by the current owners
Extensive mature gardens around the house
Peaceful edge of village location with lovely rural views down the Exe Valley
Very easy access to Tiverton, M5, Tiverton Parkway station, as well as Exmoor National Park to the north

Ground Floor
From the forecourt the front door beneath the open arched entrance porch, opens to the entrance hall, with Victorian patterned tiled floor and panelled doors to the cloakroom and the delightfully light
and spacious L-shaped open plan drawing room/dining room, with French doors to the terrace and gardens, fireplace with marble slips and hearth and wooden surround and mantle, fitted bookcase and dining area with separate fireplace with wood-burner.
Further panelled doors from the entrance hall lead into the sitting room with wide bay window benefitting from the lovely rural views down the Exe Valley, a fireplace with slate hearth and woodburner, fitted bookcase and glazed door to the kitchen, which has an oak boarded floor, a fireplace incorporating an oil fired Aga with mantle
above, fitted base, wall and full height cupboards with granite worktops, sink and drainer, oven and 5 ring gas hob, dishwasher, central island with cupboards and wooden worktop and airing
cupboard. A door from the kitchen leads into the breakfast room with exposed boarded floor and fitted shelving and cupboard, and a further
door from the kitchen leads into the boot room with fitted cupboards, oil fired boiler, back door to the gardens and a doorway into the utility room with butler's sink, fitted worktop and shelving and plumbing for washing machine.

First Floor
From the entrance hall the turned staircase rises to the landing with fitted bookcase and panelled doors to bedroom 1, with stunning views across the surrounding countryside, fireplace with cast iron grate and built in wardrobe cupboards, bedroom 2, bathroom, bedroom 3, with lovely rural views, built in wardrobe cupboard and fitted shelving and bedroom 4, also with the Exe Valley view and a fireplace. There is also the family shower room with
limestone tiled floor and walls, shower cubicle, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail and bedroom 5/study, with fitted cupboards and shelving. From the landing stairs lead up to a large attic room.

Outside
From the road double wrought iron gates between stone pillars open through a high stone wall to the broad forecourt and parking and turning area beside the house. A tarmac driveway continues down to a further parking area beside which is the wooden workshop/store building. Around the house are large mature gardens. French doors from the
drawing room open to a paved terrace around three sides of the house, providing lovely sitting areas on the south and west sides. Steps descend to extensive and essentially level lawns, incorporating the croquet lawn and former tennis court area. Fringing the lawns are well stocked plant and shrub borders and ornamental trees, including a fine, ancient oak tree.
At the south end of the gardens is a small orchard area with apple and plum trees and there are lovely rural views down the Exe Valley from many parts of the gardens.

Property Information
Services: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired heating (electric underfloor heating in the bathrooms).

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