East Street, Chulmleigh | £325,000


A Grade II Listed cob and thatch semi-detached CHARACTER COTTAGE offering spacious and well laid out FOUR BEDROOM & TWO BATHROOM accommodation with Sitting Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room with Off-Road PARKING, LARGE GARAGE/WORKSHOP, ATTACHED STONE BARN and Beautiful Cottage GARDENS.
SITUATION Chulmleigh is a small but busy town set in the heart of rural Devon. It is the centre for an active and friendly community and offers a good range of local shops including a butcher, bakery, dairy, newsagent, hardware store etc, along with the excellent Chulmleigh Academy offering schooling from the ages of 3 to 16 years of age, health centre, dental surgery, Post Office, bank, churches, library, two public houses and a community run Sports Centre and a short 18 hole golf course. The market town of South Molton to the north and Crediton to the south both offer a more comprehensive range of facilities and the local railway station at Eggesford, 2 miles, provides a rail link between Exeter and Barnstaple. Road link is via the A377 or the North Devon Link Road, which can easily be accessed at South Molton. Barnstaple, North Devon’s regional centre, and the Cathedral and University city of Exeter both offer the wide range of shopping, amenities and facilities one would expect from the county’s principal town and city. Tiverton, the M5 motorway at Junction 27 and Tiverton Parkway station, which provides a fast Intercity rail link to London Paddington, are both approximately forty-five minutes drive. There is also an international airport at Exeter.

There are excellent recreational and sporting facilities in the area with a range of Leisure Centres at South Molton, Tiverton, Crediton and Barnstaple, near-by tennis courts and clubs, local rugby, football and cricket clubs, fishing in the rivers Taw and Torridge, further near-by golf courses at Libbaton, High Bullen and Down St Mary, excellent walking and riding in all directions, racecourses at Haldon Exeter and Newton Abbot, and sailing and watersports on North Devons scenic and rugged coastline, being approximately three-quarters of an hours drive.


DESCRIPTION Greenacre is a super Grade II Listed semi-detached cottage situated on the outskirts of Chulmleigh offering beautifully presented four Bedroom and two Bathroom character accommodation including a good sized Kitchen/Breakfast Room, a Sitting Room and a separate Utility Room. The property is of traditional cob and thatch construction with rendered and colour washed elevations and multi-pane windows throughout. Internally the cottage benefits from all the original features one would expect from a property of this style and period including an exposed stone fireplace in the Sitting Room with bread oven to one side, heavy beamed ceilings throughout, as well as period internal doors, whilst modern additions include oil-fired central heating and a bespoke farmhouse style Kitchen. Outside and to the rear of the cottage is a pretty cobbled Courtyard Garden with a raised flower bed to one side and a large thatched Barn/Workshop on the other. Beyond the courtyard there is a super cottage garden which has been beautifully planted with wild flowers to create an attractive haven for birds and wildlife. Greenacre also benefits a large Garage/Workshop and off-road parking for one car.

ENTRANCE From East Street, a cobbled path and two slate steps lead up to the heavy oak Front Door with inset glass light opening into the

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM fitted with a range of bespoke oak units to two sides under a polished oak work surface with partially tiled splash backs including and incorporating a single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, set below a window to the rear overlooking the garden with oak sill. On one side is a built-in eye level 'Bosch' single oven and grill with on one side an inset 'Neff' four ring ceramic hob over. In one corner is the original exposed stone fireplace housing a cast iron multi-fuel stove with bread oven to one side, inset heavy beam over and tiled hearth. On one side of the fireplace there is an attractive wood window seat set below a multi-pane window to the side allowing lovely views down East Street to the Huntacott Valley in the distance. In the opposite corner there is a useful Under-Stairs Storage Cupboard housing coat hanging hooks, whilst in the centre of the Kitchen there is an island unit with matching oak cupboards set under a polished oak work surface with useful breakfast area at one end. At the rear of the room a multi-pane window with radiator below overlooks the garden, with half glazed Back Door to one side also overlooking and leading out to the garden. The Kitchen is finished with a traditional heavy beamed ceiling, an integrated dishwasher and fridge, two central ceiling lights and a smoke alarm. In one corner a door opens onto easy turn stairs leading up to

BEDROOM 1 with traditional multi-pane window to the front, radiator to one side, hatch to roofspace and useful overstair storage niche. On one side a door opens into

DRESSING ROOM with traditional multi-pane window to the rear with radiator below. On one side is a deep built-in wardrobe fitted with hanging rail and light, whilst on the opposite side a door opens into an

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM fitted with a fully tiled double shower cubicle fitted with a thermostatically controlled wall mounted shower and glazed pivotal door to one side; low level WC with tiled niche and mirror fronted medicine cabinet over and radiator to one side; and a built-in vanity unit with back lit mirror over and cupboard below. The room is finished with a central ceiling light and extractor fan

SITTING ROOM From the Kitchen a further oak tongue and groove door opens into the Sitting Room with the original stone fireplace to one side housing a cast iron multi-fuel wood burner with original bread ovens on either side, inset heavy beam over and stone hearth. The room is dual aspect with multi-pane windows to the front and rear both with radiators below, whilst in one corner a second heavy Front Door with inset glass light opens out onto East Street. On one side there is a useful walk-in Under-stairs Storage Cupboard fitted with shelving, whilst in one corner a further oak door leads into the Rear Hall. In the opposite corner a door leads into the Stair Hall. The Sitting Room is finished with a heavy beamed ceiling, TV point, four double wall lights, cupboard housing the electric meters and fuse boxes and a further built-in storage cupboard.

REAR HALL with ceramic tiled floor, ample coat hanging space, part painted panel walls, heavy beamed ceiling and second Back Door with inset glass light opening out to the rear of the property. On one side a door opens into the

UTILITY ROOM with partially tiled walls, space and plumbing for a washing machine, space and point for a freezer. On one side is a low level WC and a wall mounted wash hand basin, whilst at the rear an obscure glazed multi-pane window overlooks the Rear Garden. In one corner is the 'Worcester Heatslave' oil-fired boiler providing domestic hot water and servicing the radiators. Returning to the Sitting Room a door opens into the

STAIRS & LANDING stairs with hand rails on either side leading to the First Floor Landing with doors off to Bedrooms 2,3 & 4 and the Bathroom

BEDROOM 2 A double bedroom with multi pane window to the rear over looking the garden with the radiator below and a central ceiling light.

BEDROOM 3 Another double bedroom with multi pane window to the front over looking East Street, radiator at one end, central ceiling light.

BEDROOM 4 A single bedroom with multi pane window to the front, radiator below, triple central ceiling light. On one side a door opens into a walk in over stairs storage room fitted with shelving.

FAMILY BATHROOM A good sized family bathroom with matching cream suite comprising a panel bath with fully tiled splash backs, side handles and a brass mixer tap with with telephone style shower attachment, glass shower screen to one side, a low level w.c. and a pedestal wash hand basin, set below a recessed multi pane window to the rear over looking the garden. The Bath also benefits from a radiator, central ceiling light and a wall mounted shelving unit.

OUTSIDE From East Street a wooden vehicular gate opens onto a brick paved drive and parking area which leads along side Greenacre and gives access to a large Car Port/Workshop with concrete floor and provides additional parking for at least one further car. (Agents Note: South West Water have a right of way along the first part of the drive in order to access a small pumping station neighbouring the property). At the side of the Car Port a path leads around to the rear of Greenacre and gives access to a further Cob and Thatch Barn which is currently divided into two sections comprising a large Workshop and a Garden Store. At the front of the barn there is a pretty cobbled area which give access to the Back Doors into the cottage and creates a super Summer seating area. The cobbles lead up past the barn and give access to a pretty cottage garden which comprises a terraced lawn with mature flower and shrub borders creating a really super addition. At one end there is a good sized Greenhouse with a small vegetable plot to one side. (Agents Note: The neighbouring property has a pedestrian right of way through the garden.)

SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage. Oil Fired Boiler providing domestic hot water and servicing radiators. Telephone connected subject to BT regulations.

VIEWING Strictly by appointment through the agent. Out of Hours Please Call 01769 580024 or E-Mail enquiries@keenors.co.uk
Floorplan for East Street, Chulmleigh