Whipcott Heights is a substantial detached country house, with five bedrooms and an attached one-bedroom annexe, plus seven holiday cottages. Converted from a traditional stone barn around 1990, the property has welcoming, spacious accommodation throughout, with splendid gardens and views across the surrounding countryside, while the property also benefits from a stables complex.
On the ground floor is a 26ft sitting room, with attractive exposed stonework and an impressive open fireplace, plus French doors opening onto the sunny south-facing conservatory, with its wonderful countryside views. There is also a cosy snug, for enjoying relaxing, informal family time, while the kitchen is well equipped with a Rayburn and a separate integrated oven. The pleasant conservatory, at one end of the house, offers superb views across the surrounding countryside.
Upstairs there are five bedrooms, including the master, with its en suite shower room, plus a family bathroom. The attached annexe
provides useful additional, self-contained
accommodation, which is ideal for guests or
family members, and contains a sitting room, a
kitchen, a double bedroom and a bathroom.
Whipcott Water Cottages:
The seven cottages at Whipcott Water offer excellent income potential and are presented to a high standard. The cottages are approached via a tarmac driveway, and lie separately from the main house.
Barge, Flare, Towpath, Wicket, and Wharf provide, light, airy, contemporary, self-catering accommodation. Each cottage includes a double bedroom with king-size bed upstairs, plus a twin bedroom on the ground floor. Downstairs, the cottages feature open-plan lounges/dining areas, with patio doors opening onto covered verandas, with each cottage including a luxury, private hot tub. Each of the cottages has a well-equipped kitchen and a ground floor bathroom with an over-bath shower.
Barge Cottage is suitable for guests with accessibility requirements, with a larger entrance hall and wider doors to enable wheelchair access.
Two of the cottages, Hopper Cottage and Paddock, completed in 2005 and 2008 respectively, are single-storey. Hopper is fully accessible for disabled persons, according to the National Accessibility Standards. Both cottages have two twin bedrooms, with en suite bathrooms. In Hopper, one bedroom has beds with electric controls, while the bathroom features a wheel-in shower, disabled toilet and washbasin. The open-plan lounge/dining room in both cottages are particularly spacious, allowing easy manoeuvrability for wheelchair users. Hopper's kitchen has a waist-high cooker, hob and sink unit, designed especially for wheelchair users.
Each cottage has its own area of garden, with a paved seating area and hot tub. All of the cottages are detached, with plenty of adjoining parking space. The properties benefit from easy access, immediately across the country lane, to the canal, providing superb opportunities for walking, cycling or fishing, plus a picnic area. Whipcott Heights has mooring rights on the Grand Western Canal (subject to an annual payment). The canal access and facilities have proved to be an extremely popular feature with guests.
The cottages were completed between 2000 and 2008, and each is furnished and fitted to a high-quality, contemporary standard, offering a high degree of comfort. The turnover for the business has increased steadily over the years, and further information is available from the vendor's agent. The cottages are rated 4* by VisitBritain and currently are featured in the Hoseasons select “Autograph Lodge Holiday” collection. Planning permission exists to create an additional four holiday cottages, if a purchaser wishes to expand the business further and there may be potential for further units, subject to the necessary consents.
Whipcott Heights is located in a peaceful, rural location with stunning views across the surrounding countryside. The popular village of Holcombe Rogus lies a mile and a half to the west, where you will find several everyday amenities, including a local pub, a post office, a local store, a petrol station, a primary school and a church. More extensive facilities are available at Wellington, five miles away and Tiverton, eleven miles to the southwest. The larger town of Taunton and the vibrant and bustling city of Exeter are 12 miles and 22 miles respectively. The property is well connected, with easy access to the M5, six miles to the southeast, while there is a mainline railway station at Tiverton Parkway, seven miles away, providing direct services to London Paddington and Exeter.
The property is set in some of the country’s most beautiful countryside, making the ciottages very attractive to holiday-makers. The North Devon and Jurassic Heritage coastlines are both within easy reach, providing opportunities for sailing and surfing. The Exmoor National Park is also just 11 miles from the property, where there are abundant opportunities for walking, riding and many other outdoor pursuits.
The property is approached via a lane, which passes the property’s double garage and stables complex before arriving at the house at its end. The garage provides covered parking for two vehicles, while there is also a parking area adjacent to the house.
The stables provide perfect accommodation for horses, making the property ideal for anyone with an interest in equestrianism. There are five loose boxes, including a tack room and foaling box, while the paddock to the side of the house, and a further block of pasture land with a small copse, provide the perfect environment for exercise and grazing (18.1 acres in total). There is also a vegetable patch and a poultry enclosure, plus a patio outside the conservatory, and an area of level lawn, with border flowerbeds, mature shrubs and trees.