CHULMLEIGH | £325,000


A quintessential cob and thatch ENGLISH COUNTRY COTTAGE offering exceptionally well presented and well laid out THREE BEDROOM accommodation with all the character and charm one would expect from a property of this period including a super walled COTTAGE GARDEN, situated in this popular Mid Devon Town.
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 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 Devons 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 Jacobs Folly is a beautifully presented Grade II Listed mid terrace character cottage situated near the centre of Chulmleigh, a short level walk from the shops and facilities. The property is of traditional stone and cob construction under a thatched roof with part exposed stone and part rendered and colour washed elevations and includes a more recent fully glazed Garden Room to the rear. Jacobs Folly has been beautifully maintained by the present owners and benefits from all the character and charm one would expect from a property of this style and period including heavy beamed ceilings throughout, original exposed stone fireplaces in the Sitting Room and Dining Room, and traditional multi-pane windows throughout, whilst modern additions include an oil-fired Rayburn for cooking, room heating and servicing radiators, new sanitary wear throughout and fitted bedroom furniture in many of the rooms. At the side of the cottage there is a cross passage allowing rear access into the Garden, which is shared with the cottage next door. The beautifully landscaped and established plantsman's gardens lie at the rear of the cottage, being of a good size and partially walled creating a high degree of privacy and seclusion. Overall Jacobs Folly offers the opportunity for a most attractive and immaculately presented character property with a beautiful cottage garden situated in the heart of this popular North Devon Village.

ENTRANCE From the East Street a path leads up to a half glazed Front Door with a thatched storm porch over, opening into the

ENTRANCE HALL with original obscure glazed oak screen to the rear, coat hanging space to one side and half glazed multi-pane door opening into the

SITTING/DINING ROOM A really lovely open plan Siting/Dining Room with heavy beamed ceiling and three multi pane windows to the front overlooking East Street, one with window seat below. In one corner is an original fireplace recess (currently capped) with tiled hearth and inset heavy wood beam over. At the rear easy turn stairs lead to the First Floor Landing with useful cupboard below and half lead light stained glass door to one side opens into the Kitchen. At the Sitting Room end there is another original exposed stone fireplace housing a multi-fuel stove with inset heavy beam over and stone hearth. The room is finished with a radiator, inset ceiling down lighters, four wall up lighters with a central ceiling light and TV and telephone points.

KITCHEN Fitted with a range of matching cream units to three sides under a roll top work surface with contrasting tiled splash backs including and incorporating a one and half bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap set below an internal multi-pane window to the rear with a wide sill. At one end there is a 'Miele' four ring ceramic hob with pull out extractor hood over, set between a range of matching wall cupboards whilst in one corner is a useful Walk In Larder Cupboard with a range of shelving. At the rear of the room there is a built in 'Miele Classic' single oven and an oil fired 'Rayburn Royale' with a built in plate rack over. The kitchen is finished with a further range of matching wall cupboards, inset ceiling down lighters, a ceramic tiled floor and two other original internal windows to the rear.

GARDEN ROOM From the Kitchen a door opens into a really super Garden Room with windows on three sides set on a block plinth under a fully glazed roof creating a spacious seating area with four double wall lights, tiled floor and radiator. At one end there are fully glazed French Doors which lead out into the garden. In one corner a further half glazed door leads into downstairs Cloakroom.

CLOAKROOM A newly fitted Cloakroom including a low level WC and a modern wash hand basin with mixer tap and a store cupboard below. The Cloakroom is finished with a radiator, central ceiling light, an extractor fan and a tiled floor.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Returning to the Sitting Room, easy turn stairs with wooden handrail to one side and small multi-pane window to the rear lead up to the First Floor Landing with stained wood doors off to all rooms and built-in bookcase on one side. The Landing also benefits from a central ceiling light, an exposed ceiling beam, further multi-pane window with deep display to the rear and a smoke alarm. On one side there is a Airing Cupboard housing the factory lagged hot water cylinder with an electric immersion heater and thermostat.

MASTER BEDROOM A double bedroom with multi-pane window to the front overlooking East Street with a range of bedroom furniture along one wall including two night stand cupboards on either side of the bed, a dressing table and a large quadruple wardrobe. The room is finished with a radiator and a central ceiling light.

BEDROOM 2 Another double bedroom with a range of built in wardrobes on one wall fitted with a hanging rail, multi-pane window to the front with a stained wood sill overlooking East Street, an exposed central ceiling beam and a built in dressing table at one end. The room is finished with a central ceiling light and radiator.

BEDROOM 3 A single bedroom currently used as a Study with a range of built in storage shelves and cupboards to three sides including a computer desk, a range of wall cupboards with a radiator below and a multi pane window to the front with a stained wood sill.

SHOWER ROOM A well fitted shower room comprising a walk in shower cubicle housing a thermostatically controlled stainless steel shower on a riser with two inset ceiling down lighters and a range of storage cupboards to one side; a built-in vanity unit with a storage cupboard below and tiled splash backs with mirror and further matching storage cupboard over; and a built in low level WC with recessed multi-pane window to one side. The shower room is finished with a tiled floor, heated towel rail and two inset ceiling down lighters.

OUTSIDE From East Street there is a wooden pedestrian door opening into a cross passage/log storage area which leads under the Cottage and over which the neigbouring Cottage has a pedestrian right of way. There is a useful coat storage area to one side and two central ceiling lights. At the end of the passage, a door leads out to the rear of the cottage onto a gravelled area allowing access to the door into the Conservatory. From the gravelled area stone steps lead up to a paved and gravel patio with a raised perennial border and rose trellis to one side and a central paved patio area with a water feature to the rear creating a really super summer seating area and an ideal site for flower pots and planters. From the patio area a step leads up to a brick storage shed which is fitted with a light, shelving and has a cobbled floor. From the shed a metal pedestrian gate leads under a pergola further into the rear garden with established shrub beds on either side with a central paved patio area, creating another lovely seating/barbeque area. A paved and gravel path continues through the centre of the garden with the most attractive beds to either side to a further central patio area with a love seat on one side with a rose arch over. The path continues through the garden to a large greenhouse with a good sized potting shelf. Beyond the greenhouse is a small vegetable garden with a wooden garden shed to one side and beyond the shed is a useful garden maintenance and composting area

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

VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment through the agent. Out of Hours Please Call 01769 580024 or E-Mail enquiries@keenors.co.uk

DIRECTIONS From our office in the centre of Chulmleigh, proceed into East Street and Jacobs Folly will be found on the right hand side
Floorplan for CHULMLEIGH