3 Bedroom Detached House (Now Let)
Bolham Water, Clayhidon, Devon, EX15 3QB
Nestling in the peaceful hamlet of Bolham Water (which has been classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) 3 miles from Hemyock, this idyllic cottage lies roughly halfway between Taunton (25mins) and Exeter (35mins).
It is well situated for anyone needing to travel, being only a short distance from the M5 motorway (J26) and A303. Mainline train stations can be found at Taunton and Honiton and international airports are easily accessed at Exeter and Bristol.
Over the past 5 years it has benefited from a number of eco-friendly improvements, such as double-glazing, cavity-wall insulation and a modern condensing oil boiler. The exterior is painted in a creamy buttermilk colour which contrasts beautifully with the energy-saving double-glazed windows and doors.
The interior has also been revamped and now offers:
1) A sunny south-facing sitting-room with log-effect fire
2) A modern kitchen/diner with plenty of space for a table and chairs
3) Large utility room with door to the back garden
4) Downstairs toilet
5) 3 good-sized bedrooms
6) Family bathroom with modern white suite
Outside there is a large garden with a number of fruit trees, single garage and off-road parking for several cars. There is also a small shed in the garden, suitable for storing garden equipment. The road leading to the cottage is private and serves only 3 other houses before coming to a dead-end so there is little passing traffic.
Whilst enjoying a quiet rural location, the usual facilities such as broadband (including satellite broadband), Freeview TV and Sky are all available.
The nearby popular village of Hemyock is the largest village in the Blackdowns and boasts a good family pub (which has recently appointed the renowned chef Marc Jerem, who previously worked at River Cottage in Axminster and Mark Hix Restaurant at Lyme Regis), as well as friendly post-office, spar shop, doctors’ surgery, primary school etc. It has a thriving social community and offers numerous activities such as badminton, bowls, tennis, pilates, yoga etc.
The cottage lies within the catchment area for Uffculme School which achieved an “outstanding” marking in an Ofsted report earlier this year and the school bus stops very conveniently at the top of the lane.
It is perfect for a couple or small family (maximum 2 children). A well-behaved pet will be considered but please note that the boundaries (fence and hedges) are not dog-proof!
We regret that we cannot accept DSS recipients, students or smokers.
The cottage is available unfurnished from 1st October on a 6-month AST and a long let is preferred. The rent is £895pcm which includes water and sewerage charges. The tenant is responsible for council tax (mid-Devon band D) and usual utility bills.
A deposit of £1100 is required and 2 references must be provided (one should be your employer’s reference or your accountant’s reference if you are self-employed). Please note that a credit check will also be undertaken, for which a fee will be payable.
Properties in this area are extremely rare so early viewing is advisable!