A highly successful wedding venue with a substantial Georgian house, cottage and approx 13.8 acres.
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Muddifords Court is a highly successful wedding venue comprising a substantial Georgian house, a wellappointed cottage, two shepherds huts, a number of venue spaces and outbuildings; all set in approximately 13.8 acres. Beautifully presented, the accommodation has been given coveted five-star awards by AA and Visit England. There is excellent potential for Muddifords Court to continue to be used as a wedding venue and boutique accommodation, or it could otherwise be reinstated as a truly magnificent private residence.
The principal property at Muddifords Court is a sumptuous Georgian house which is presented to the highest of standards. The property has a wealth of character and has retained its original period features including open fireplaces, sash windows, detailed cornicing, exposed beams and high ceilings. The accommodation is flexible, providing approximately 5,475 sq. ft. of living space. On the ground floor are five very spacious reception rooms. To the front of the house is a drawing room and a dining room; both well-proportioned rooms featuring ornate cornicing and wood burners within carved stone fireplaces. An inner hall, with exposed beams and a decorative tiled floor, leads to a pleasant sitting room with an open fireplace and more exposed beams. There is also a good size office as well as a cosy snug with a large fireplace and an original bread oven providing a charming focal point. To the rear of the house is a large kitchen/breakfast room/family room with exposed beams, traditional style wooden units, granite worktops, a four oven AGA, dishwasher and a central kitchen island. A scullery is adjacent, featuring the original bread oven in one corner, as well as a cobbled floor and well pump. A cloakroom completes the ground floor.
On the first floor are five well proportioned bedrooms, all beautifully presented. The master bedroom suite has wonderful views of the ornamental lake and surrounding grounds, and features an ornate wooden carved fireplace and detailed cornicing. It has an adjoining dressing room with stained glass and further impressive carved woodwork. Its en suite bathroom has a decorative fireplace and a freestanding claw foot bath in the centre of the room; ideally situated for enjoying the countryside views. All of the remaining bedrooms on the first floor have well-presented en suite facilities; all but one featuring stylish freestanding claw foot baths. On the second floor are two more double bedrooms which share a shower room situated between them.
The Roundhouse The Roundhouse is a two double bedroom partially thatched cottage which provides flexible additional accommodation. Presented to an exceptional standard, there is a very large kitchen/dining room with a high vaulted ceiling, exposed A frame beams and French doors that lead to the garden. The kitchen has a range of attractive neutral units, an electric Rangemaster cooker, extractor fan and an integrated dishwasher. A door leads through to a very spacious drawing room, with more exposed A frame beams, two sets of French doors and an electric heater in the appearence of a wood burner. Also on the ground floor is a double bedroom with a well presented shower room, benefitting from a large walk-in rain shower. There is also a cloakroom. A striking spiral staircase leads to the first floor where there is another double bedroom with a stylish en suite bathroom. Outside, The Roundhouse has its own walled courtyard garden.
Shepherds Huts Within the grounds, situated in their own decked copse accessed by a small bridge and bounded by a stream, are two beautifully crafted shepherds huts. Both insulated and beautifully finished huts provide accommodation for up to four people, with electric lighting, heating and hot water. One has a double bed and cosy wood burning stove, whilst the other has a 63 bunk and kitchen facilities. There is also a small hut with a WC and basin.
Venue Spaces Thoughtfully designed and converted by the current owner, there are a number of barns and outdoor areas which provide highly attractive and flexible venue spaces. These include: The Courtyard: A Victorian cobbled enclosed courtyard offering the ideal space for relaxed outdoor seating and entertaining. The Cider Barn, The Shippen and The Roundhouse can all be accessed from here.
The Shippen Barn: A large L shaped Victorian barn with capacity for up to 140 people. Plenty of character is provided by exposed beams and a high vaulted ceiling, with French doors opening into the central inner courtyard. There is a useful adjoining kitchenette, toilet facilities, and a fabulous wood panelled bar called The Nip Inn.
The Cider Barn: The Cider Barn is licenced for indoor civil ceremonies and partnerships for up to 140 guests. The traditional cob barn is a has plenty of rustic charm with exposed A frame beams, a large wood burner and the original cider press. A mezzanine level above provides further entertaining and seating space.
The Dutch Barn: Currently being constructed within the grounds is a rustic timber barn which will provide seating for up to 200 people.
The Duck Inn and Lawned Garden: A large gently sloping lawn, licenced for outdoor weddings. Can be used to seat up to 200 guests with a rustic outside bar.
The Boat House: Overlooking the ornamental lake and the surrounding beautiful grounds, the Boat House is licensed for ceremonies of up to four people.
This property has 13.8 acres of land.
Muddifords Court has an impressive approach via a long private drive which passes through the parkland style grounds, leading to a very large gravel parking area for approximately 70 cars. The drive continues, leading to the house, venue spaces and gardens.
The gardens are beautifully landscaped and meticulously maintained. In front of the main house is a large, ornamental lake with a pontoon and a boat house. There is a bridge leading over a stream and formal gardens with box hedging leading to the entrance of the house. To the rear of the house is a patio, and large areas of lawn with the Duck Inn outside bar.
The charming cobbled Victorian courtyard is surrounded by The Roundhouse, Shippen Barn, Cider Barn and a number of outbuildings. These include three stables, a store and toilet facilities. Within the courtyard is a raised, decked seating area. There are ramps installed for disabled access. Further from the accommodation and venue space, within the grounds, is a large tractor shed.
The rest of the grounds mainly comprise parkland style gardens and level meadows, interspersed by a variety of trees and shrubs, with pathways creating some pleasant walkways. In total, the grounds at Muddifords Court measure approximately 13.8 acres.
Muddifords Court is situated in a rural position within the mid Devon countryside, approximately 1.8 miles from the village of Sampford Peverell. With no immediate neighbours, Muddifords Court enjoys an enviable position within the beautiful Mid Devon countryside.
Sampford Peverell has a good range of day-to-day amenities including a village store with Post Office, farm shop, two public houses, village hall, GP surgery and a popular primary school. There is also a sports field, tennis courts, and scenic walks and cycling routes along the banks of the Grand Western Canal which runs through the centre of the village. Secondary schooling within the area includes Cullompton Community College and the OFSTED rated outstanding Uffculme School. Tiverton, approximately 5 miles away, offers an even wider range of day-to-day amenities including supermarkets, traditional High Street shops, a leisure centre, golf course and schools.
The city of Taunton, approximately 18 miles away, has an extensive range of shopping facilities and a thriving farmers market. There are also many excellent local producers and artisan farm shops. The Musgrove Park and Nuffield Hospitals serve the town and surrounding area. There are excellent schools for boys and girls of all ages including Taunton School, Kings College, Queens College and Kings Hall. Other well-known schools in the area include Millfield and Blundells, which is just 4.5 miles from Muddifords Court.
Approximately 16 miles away is the cathedral city of Exeter, which offers a wide choice of cultural activities with theatres, the RAMM museum, an arts centre and a wealth of good shopping and restaurants, including John Lewis and a Waitrose supermarket. There are several primary and secondary schools, both state and independent, and Exeter University is recognised as one of the leading universities in the country.
Communications links are excellent. The nearby M5 provides easy access to Exeter to the south, to Taunton, to the north west and to the national motorway network. Tiverton Parkway station, approximately 3 miles away, provides frequent mainline rail connections to Exeter, to London Paddington in two hours, and across the country. Exmoor National Park is within easy driving distance to the north and the A361 North Devon link road leads to the spectacular sandy surf beaches of North Devon. Exeter International Airport provides an ever-increasing number of domestic and international flights including daily flights to London City Airport.
From Exeter, follow the M5 northbound and take the slipway at junction 28. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto the B3181 and then at the next roundabout, take the second exit onto Millennium Way. Stay on Millennium Way, passing through two roundabouts. At the next roundabout, take the second exit onto Five Bridges and continue for approximately two miles into the village of Willand. At the roundabout, take the first exit, signposted for Muddifords Court. Follow this road as it bends to the right, onto Station Road, and continue through the next roundabout on Willand Road. After approximately 0.7 miles, turn right signposted for Sampford Peverell. Take the next right turn and the entrance is ahead.Read all
- Substantial 7 bedroom Georgian house
- 2 Bedroom cottage
- Highly successful venue
- A number of venue spaces
- Approximately 13.8 acres
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