Horseshoe Cottage is situated in the centre of the popular village of Morchard Bishop, in the heart of the Mid Devon countryside. The village itself offers a strong community with a good range of facilities including general store & cafe (Countryside Alliance Award 2013), parish church, primary school, pub, garage, sports club with tennis court and doctor's surgery. The towns of Tiverton (16 miles) and Crediton (8 miles) both offer a more comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities together with public and state schooling. There are regular bus services to both Crediton and Exeter.DESCRIPTION
The cottage is an attractive attached Grade II Listed cottage which we believe dates back to c1640. Of rendered cob and stone elevations beneath a thatched roof (front re-thatched in 2005 and the remaining thatched in 2020), the property enjoys a wealth of character features including original fireplace with bread oven, exposed beams and beautiful gardens.ACCOMMODATION
Front door leads to the sitting room with an outlook to the front garden, original fireplace with bread oven. A spacious cupboard is located under the stairs for storage use. To the right is a gorgeous dining room with high vaulted ceilings and traditional fireplace with bread oven. The triple aspect allows plenty of natural light to fill the room. Back through the sitting room, steps lead down to the kitchen/breakfast room which has a wide array of fitted units, stone flooring, breakfast table and a Stanley Alpha cooker. To the rear is a convenient porch for shoes and coats and a separate w/c with a traditional pull chain system. The first floor has two good-size double bedrooms, the master featuring built in wardrobes and dressing area with two south facing windows. The family bathroom has a w/c, wash basin and bath with shower over.OUTSIDE
To the front of the cottage is a charming garden with established shrubberies and a charming front porch with thatched roof. Via the rear porch or a side gate are the beautiful cottage gardens which enjoy a good degree of privacy and seclusion. There are two main areas of level lawn interconnected by and interspersed with a number of well established shrubberies and flower borders together with gravel paths. To the immediate rear of the cottage is a patio area. The summer house perfectly positioned in the garden to enjoy far reaching views across the countryside.
There is a detached single garage/workshop with connected electricity. To the front of the garage is an off-street parking space.SERVICES
Mains water. Mains electricity. Mains drainage. Oil-fired central heating. The hot water is controlled by the Stanley Alpha cooker.DIRECTIONS
On leaving Exeter proceed westwards on the A377 passing through Crediton and Copplestone continuing to Morchard Road. At Morchard Road turn right just before the Devonshire Dumpling pub signposted Morchard Bishop. Continue on this road into the village and as soon as you pass The London Inn turn left onto Church Road. Go past the village shop and straight after you will find Horseshoe cottage on your left.