A unique opportunity to purchase an absolutely stunning “mini country estate” in the glorious Culm Valley, only one mile from the popular Uffculme Village with its renowned secondary school. Smithincott Cottage comprises a traditional Devon farmhouse with a wealth of exposed timbers, plank and muntin screens and inglenook fireplaces. Having been greatly enjoyed as a family home for many years and lovingly restored and maintained, the present owners are now seeking to downsize. The ground floor offers two spectacular reception rooms, a family kitchen/dining/living room with Aga, utility room, conservatory and shower room, whilst upstairs four bedrooms and a bathroom are to be found. The outbuildings include a modern garage block providing garaging for two vehicles and workshops and stores on the ground floor with excellent play room/sleepover room with kitchen and wet room, offering potential as an annex. With its two stables and extensive paddocks the property is well suited to a wide range of equestrian or livestock uses. With its two ponds, woodland including a small bluebell wood and other wildlife corners, the property will surely appeal to those seeking a slice of tranquil Devon countryside.
Tucked away at the end of a small lane in the tiny hamlet of Smithincott, about a mile from Uffculme Village with its useful Post Office stores, One Stop Shop, primary school and highly regarded Uffculme Secondary School. A more extensive range of facilities is to be found in the nearby country town of Cullompton with its High Street shops, two supermarkets, doctors surgeries, library and sports centre. The surrounding countryside offers a wealth of rural pursuits with the nearby Blackdown Hills being designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The nearby River Culm offers glorious riverside walks along the Culm Valley. The M5 facilitates rapid commuting south to the cathedral city of Exeter and north to the county town of Taunton. The comparatively central Mid Devon location places the stunning national parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor together with the north and south Devon coastlines all within a modest car journey.
Pretty thatched porch to timber front door.
Hall plank and muntin screen, exposed timbers.
Dining Room a glorious period room with massive inglenook fireplace housing gas fired villager “woodburning” stove, heavy bressumer beam over, one wall entirely plank and muntin screen, exposed ceiling beams, window overlooking front garden and pond with window seat, radiator, arch unusual styled staircase.
Sitting Room another immensely characterful room, one wall entirely plank and muntin screen, dual aspect with three windows, two having window seats, fine inglenook housing Woodwarm log burning stove, flagged hearth, beamed ceiling, two radiators
Study dual aspect, radiator.
Kitchen/Dining/Living Room a superb family room refitted with extensive range of mid oak units comprising base units with integrated dishwasher, tall unit having integrated fridge and freezer, tall housing with combi oven, wall cupboards, some with glazed doors, matching fitted oak dresser unit with cupboards and plate rack above, granite worktops, vitreous enamel twin bowl sink, inset induction hob, gas fired double oven Aga, ceramic tiled floor, beamed ceiling.
Utility Room quarry tiled floor, range of base units with tiled worktop and space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.
Shower Room tiled shower with Mira Sport shower unit, low level W.C., wash basin, part tiled walls, chrome ladder style towel rail/radiator, tiled floor.
Conservatory a delightful recently constructed room with masonry lower walls and double glazed timber windows and roof in keeping with the cottage, tiled floor, radiator, French doors to garden.
Charming spiral staircase to long landing with an abundance of exposed timbers and cruck beams, one section being ideal for study area if required, radiator.
Bedroom 1 spectacular vaulted bedroom with much of the original roof structure being exposed, including massive cruck beams, dual aspect, radiator.
Bedroom 2 radiator, many exposed timbers.
Bedroom 3 dual aspect, radiator, exposed timbers, loft access.
Bedroom 4 radiator, exposed timbers, storage to alcoves.
Bathroom having bath with mixer tap, close coupled W.C., pedestal basin, part tiled walls, radiator, shaver point, extractor, airing cupboard with hot water cylinder, low level storage cupboards.
The property lies at the end of a small “no-through” lane and is approached through twin remote controlled timber gates leading to the long drive terminating in a parking and turning area adjoining the garage block incorporating a double garage with twin powered up and over doors leading to the workshop having light and power, fitted wall cupboards, adjoining log store, internal and external doors with staircase leading to the triple aspect open plan room with fitted kitchen comprising oak base units with inset sink, oven, wall cupboards, having wet room off with mains shower, close coupled W.C., pedestal basin, chrome ladder style towel rail/radiator, fully tiled walls and floor, ideal for “sleepovers”, relative accommodation, etc. An additional store room/tack room forms the rear of the outbuilding with mezzanine for storage. A general purpose building lies behind the garage block and provides covered storage for a motorhome or boat, with adjoining storage for Landrover, etc. A five bar gate leads to the rear yard with composting bins and further log store leading to the stable block of timber construction with concrete floors and kicking boards with small concrete yard in front with water trough. The grounds are an absolute delight, with extensive front lawns and pond with waterfall. Well stocked shrubberies and perennial borders flank the path leading through wrought iron gates to the rear garden and small cluster of specimen Birch trees. Beyond the formal gardens, a farm track leads through an area of woodland and willow plantation, culminating in a further pond and delightful small bluebell woodland. The pasture land rises behind the house with a large level area enjoying the most spectacular panoramic 360 degree views over neighbouring countryside and the Culm Valley.