Bickleigh Barn in Exeter, Devon
FABULOUS BARN CONVERSION CLOSE TO BICKLEIGH CASTLE This stylish property is nestled in the steep slopes overlooking the beautiful Exe Valley accessed by its own private drive and sitting in grounds totalling 1 acre. Guests who choose this gem of a property will be close to one of the county s most photographed villages with its lovingly tended gardens and thatched cottages. This area is renowned for its agricultural land and denoted by the rich dark red soil. Bickleigh s five-arched bridge spans the River Exe and is reputedly the inspiration for Simon & Garfunkel s Bridge over Troubled Water . Bickleigh Mill is an historic 18th century working mill now developed into a popular and exciting rural shopping eating and recreational destination. Railway enthusiasts will enjoy the Devon Railway Centre and Model World housed in the Victorian station buildings. The town of Tiverton is 4 miles away while a little further is the historic cathedral city of Exeter. Even in peak summertime this part of Devon is sleepy and quiet apart from the sounds of various birds. The contemporary interior provides first class accommodation with every home comfort such as digitally controlled under floor heating but also highlights original features such as arrow slit windows original threshing wheel and offers THREE bedrooms: all accessed via a wooden tread staircase 1 super king-size with TV/DVD and en-suite shower room with rain shower twin sinks and WC 1 further super king-size with TV and en-suite with double shower enclosure and WC and 1 twin. Bathroom: with free-standing slipper bath with shower attachment and WC. Separate shower room: with WC downstairs. Lounge: down a couple of steps with oak flooring woodburner TV/DVD and Wi-Fi. Kitchen/diner: accessed via a step up and well-equipped with Aga (having an electric module for those not used to cooking on an Aga) dishwasher fridge microwave and large bi-folding glass doors. Utility room: with washer/dryer and fridge/ freezer. Outside: patio area with garden furniture BBQ and sun loungers. Wander amongst the fruit trees. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen electric central heating and Wi-Fi included. Regret no smoking. 2 dogs welcome. Location: supermarket in Tiverton 4 miles pubs/restaurants within walking distance.
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