CHULMLEIGH | £275,000


A substantial Grade II Listed Victorian TOWN HOUSE in need of some RENOVATION AND MODERNISATION offering spacious and highly adaptable THREE BEDROOM and TWO RECEPTION ROOM accommodation with an attached self contained TWO BEDROOM FIRST FLOOR ANNEX, as well as a GARAGE, DETACHED STONE BARN and very large WALLED 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 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 countys 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 The Old Manse is a substantial semi-detached Grade II Listed Victorian town house situated in the centre of Chulmleigh, a short walk from all the shops and facilities. The property is of traditional stone construction under a slate roof with rendered elevations and attractive concrete quoins. Internally the house offers spacious and highly adaptable three bedroom and two reception room accommodation including a Kitchen/Breakfast Room and a Utility Room, with an attached self contained two bedroom annex including an open-plan Kitchen/Living area and a Bathroom, the whole of which could easily be incorporated back into the main accommodation if so desired. The Old Manse benefits form all the character and charm one would expect from a property of this style and period including all the original fireplaces, the original staircase and traditional multi-pane sash windows to the front, however the property would now benefit from a program of renovation and modernisation including re-wiring, re-plumbing, redecorating and re-carpeting throughout. At one end of the house double wooden doors open into a Garage which leads under the property to a Detached Part Stone Barn creating useful workshop space, whilst beyond the barn there is a very large Walled Garden which is mainly laid to lawn and interspersed with mature trees, creating a really super addition.

MAIN HOUSE FRONT From East Street a wooden front door with inset glass light opens into the

ENTRANCE PORCH providing ample coat hanging space with ceramic tiled floor and part pine panel walls. On one side a cupboard houses the electric meters and fuse boxes, whilst on the other are connections to the TV points. At the rear fully obscure glazed multi pane door opens into the

INNER HALL leading the full depth of the property and with doors to the Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Utility Room, stairs leading straight to the First Floor Landing, and fully glazed Back Door leading out to the Garden. The Hall also benefits from part pine panel walls, a ceramic tiled floor, two inset ceiling down lighters and a feature archway.

SITTING ROOM with a traditional multi pane sash window to the front with night storage heater below over looking East Street. On one side is an exposed brick fireplace housing a cast iron multi fuel stove with slate hearth and pine surround and mantle, with coved ceiling, three wall lights, TV point and central ceiling light.

DINING ROOM with traditional multi-pane sash window to the front with night storage heater below over looking East Street. On one side is an exposed stone fireplace housing a cast iron multi fuel stove with stone hearth and wooden mantel over. There is also a serving hatch into the kitchen, a TV point and three wall lights.

KITCHEN Fitted with a range of matching white units to three sides, under a roll top work surface with tiled splash backs, including and incorporating a single drainer stainless steel sink unit set below a multi pane window to the rear with tiled sill over looking the garden with space and plumbing for a washing machine/dishwasher below. On the opposite side there is a built-in single oven and grill with matching four ring inset hob and extractor fan over set between a range of matching wall units. On one side a fireplace houses the solid fuel 'Aga' for cooking, room heating and providing domestic hot water when lit. The Kitchen is finished with a further range of wall units, ceramic tiled floor, track of four spot lights and space and point for a fridge/freezer.

UTILITY ROOM Set at the rear of the house with fully glazed French doors over looking and leading out into the garden, whilst on one side there is a single drainer stainless steel sink unit set low a multi pane window also over looking the garden with space and plumbing for a washing machine below. At one end a door leads into a deep Walk-in Under stairs Storage cupboard with further coat hanging space and storage cupboards.

STAIRS AND LANDING Returning to the Inner Hall, stairs with wooden balustrade and hand rail on one side lead to the First Floor Landing with doors off to Bedrooms 1, 2 & 3 and window to the rear overlooking the garden.

BEDROOM 1 A very large double bedroom with traditional sash window to the front overlooking East Street with night storage heater below and original board floor. On one side is an original cast iron fireplace with strip pine surround and mantle.

BEDROOM 2 Another double bedroom with traditional sash window to the front overlooking East Street, with night storage heater below. On one side there is an original cast iron fireplace with open grate and slate hearth. The room is finished with the original board floor.

BEDROOM 3 A large Single Bedroom with window to the rear overlooking the garden and night storage heater. In one corner is the Airing Cupboard housing the factory lagged hot water cylinder with electric immersion heater with slatted shelf over.

BATHROOM At the end of the landing is the Bathroom with partially tiled walls and matching white suite comprising a panel bath with 'Trition' electric shower over with wall mounted shower attachment; built-in vanity unit with cupboard below; and a low level WC. The Bathroom is finished with part pine panelled walls, a 'Velux window and a wall mounted electric heater.

ANNEX FRONT From East Street a second front door opens onto an internal cobbled path which leads the full depth of the property and passes the pedestrian door into the garage with electric fuse boxes and meters to one side, to a door into the self contained annexe.

ENTRANCE HALL with window to one side and stairs leading to the first floor

FIRST FLOOR with window to the rear and doors to the Sitting Room and Bathroom and stairs leading to the Second Floor Landing. (Agents Note: On one side of the Landing there is an archway where there was formerly an interconnecting door leading back into the main house, which could be re-instated if so desired)

SITTING ROOM A good sized room with traditional sash window to the front overlooking East Street, with night storage heater below. On one side is the original fireplace recess which was formerly fitted with a wood burner. The room is finished with a TV point, two wall lights. At the rear of the room an archway leads through to the

KITCHEN fitted with a range of matching units to two sides under a roll-top work surface including and incorporating a single drainer stainless steel sink unit with range of matching wall cupboards over, space and point for an electric cooker with extractor fan over, space and point for fridge and freezer. At one end multi-pane French Doors overlook the Garden.

BATHROOM with partially tiled walls and matching cream suite comprising a panel bath with fully tiled splash backs and a 'Triton Ivory 2' electric shower over and obscure glazed window to the rear; low level WC; and a built-in vanity unit also set below the window. The bathroom is finished with a wall mounted electric heater. In one corner is the Airing Cupboard fitted with the factory lagged hot water cylinder with electric immersion heater and range of shelving to one side.

STAIRS AND LANDING From the First Floor Landing, stairs lead to the second floor landing with bi-fold doors to both Bedrooms.

BEDROOM 1 A double bedroom with night storage heater, 'velux' window and under eaves storage.

BEDROOM 2 An 'L' shaped Single Bedroom with velux window, electric panel heater and under eaves storage.

OUTSIDE From East Street, double wooden vehicular doors open to a Single Garage/Workshop with concrete floor which leads underneath the house and give access to the Garden. On one side a door opens into the internal cobbled path up to the annex. At the rear of the house there is a detached part stone, part timber Barn which has previously been used as a Workshop but could easily be incorporated into the accommodation subject to any necessary planning permissions and building regulations. At the side of the Barn steps lead down to a paved patio area allowing access into the house via the Back Door. Beyond the house there is a very large walled garden which is mainly laid to lawn and interspersed with mature trees and shrubs, creating a really super feature. Although situated in the centre of Chulmleigh the garden is completely private creating an unusual a much sought after feature of the property.

SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage. 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 CHULMLEIGH