A substantial Georgian house, cottage, wonderful outbuildings and approx 13.8 acres.
Muddifords Court is a substantial Georgian house with a well appointed cottage and wonderful outbuildings set in approximately 13.8 acres.
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.
Outbuildings Thoughtfully designed and converted by the current owner, there are a number of barns and outdoor areas which provide extremely useful additional space. These include: The Courtyard: A Victorian cobbled enclosed courtyard. The Cider Barn, The Shippen and The Roundhouse can all be accessed from here.
The Shippen Barn: A large L shaped Victorian barn with plenty of character 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: This 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: A recently constructed timber barn.
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. The drive continues, leading to the house, outbuildings 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 is also a large tractor shed past the courtyard.
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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