Underdown Cottage is a delightful detached barn conversion enjoying an idyllic, "tucked away" location. The property offers a lovely blend of accommodation, with substantial a open plan kitchen/dining/family room, which is the hub of the house and is well equipped with a range of modern fitted units and has a woodburning stove and double doors leading into the sitting room. There are three bedrooms and a very well appointed bathroom. The property has the benefit of oil fired heating.
Underdown Cottage offers a rarely available lifestyle opportunity and is situated in delightful gardens and paddocks, in grounds extending to approximately 4.7 acres and bounded by the River Yarty. There is extensive woodland and the land has been subdivided to create paddocks for the keeping of livestock.
The accommodation comprises:
Double doors to
Kitchen/Dining/Family Room. This is a stunning 'L' shaped room with modern fitted kitchen providing a range of units with work surfaces with cupboards and drawers under, wall mounted cupboards, built in oven, hob and hood, dishwasher, woodburning stove and window, double doors to garden and double doors to
Sitting Room enjoying a dual aspect
Utility with stable door to outside and door to
Cloakroom with low level w.c. and Belfast sink
Bedroom 1 with double doors leading out into the garden
Bedroom 2 with dual aspect windows
Bedroom 3 with window
Bathroom which is beautifully appointed with a modern fitted suite comprising panelled bath, shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c.
The property is approached onto a generous driveway providing ample parking and turning, giving access to the garage/workshop (18'3 x 14'8) with double doors and cloakroom with low level w.c. and wash basin. Surrounding the property are delightful gardens with mature fruit trees and lawned areas and at the rear of the garage there is an enclosed area, with an oil fired boiler providing hot water and central heating. From the garden area a five bar gate leads through to the grounds which have been subdivided to create paddocks and are bordered by mature hedges and trees and there is a wildlife pond. The land extends beyond the paddocks with extensive woodland. On the north east boundary there is some 200 metres of river frontage, as well as the former sluice and leat, which we understand once carried the water to power the mill. The gardens and grounds extend to approximately 4.7 acres in total.
Underdown Cottage enjoys a delightful, idyllic "tucked away" location in the popular village of Bishopswood which stands within the Blackdown Hills, with amenities to include a public house, village hall and chapel. The Blackdown Hills have been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and provide miles of footpaths and bridleways, ideal for those with walking and riding interests. The nearby villages of Churchinford and Buckland St Mary have amenities to include a community shop, public house and primary school. The village enjoys convenient links to the A303, providing excellent communication to London or further into the west country, including Exeter. The south coast is also readily accessible at Lyme Regis and Seaton. Taunton, the County Town, provides a comprehensive range of recreational, scholastic and shopping facilities as well as a main line railway station and M5 Motorway interchange.
Leave Taunton in a southerly direction on the B3178 towards Honiton. Proceed through the village of Corfe and continue up onto the Blackdown Hills. After approximately five miles, turn left signposted Bishopswood and continue into the village. Proceed down the hill and at the Candlelight Inn turn into the right hand side of the car park and follow the drive around to the rear. Continue along the gravelled driveway and where the drive splits, bear left and park at the top in front of the property.