Chawleigh, Chulmleigh | £330,000


A most attractive LINK DETACHED STONE BUILT VILLAGE HOUSE offering exceptionally spacious and well laid out THREE BEDROOM & TWO RECEPTION ROOM accommodation with scope for further extension and improvement including off-road PARKING, a SINGLE GARAGE/WORKSHOP and a very large GARDEN with planning potential. No Ongoing Chain.
SITUATION Chawleigh is a small Mid Devon village situated approximately one mile from the A377 Exeter/Barnstaple main road. Local facilities include a village shop, a children's nursery, a Church, a hairdressers and a local pub. A wider range of facilities can be found at Chulmleigh, approximately 1 ½ miles to the west, including a butcher, post office, a delicatessen, a grocers shop, a hairdresser, a garage, three local pubs, an Indian restaurant, a Church, a primary school, a secondary school and a community run Sports Centre. The larger market town of Crediton lies approximately eight miles to the east offering a more comprehensive range of shops and facilities including three supermarkets, solicitors, accountants, a secondary school, a Leisure Centre, and a good farmers market. The cathedral city of Exeter lies further to the east and offers all the shops and services one would expect from the countys principal city. Road Link is via the A30, which can easily be accessed at Okehampton or at Whiddon Down providing a fast route into Exeter in the east or Cornwall in the West.

There are excellent recreational and sporting facilities in the area with Leisure Centres in Crediton, and Okehampton offering well equipped fitness suites, swimming pools, football clubs, badminton, netball, tennis and judo. There are further community run sports facilities in Chulmleigh and Winkleigh, fishing in the rivers Oke, Taw and Torridge, near-by golf courses at Okehampton, Down St Mary and Crediton, excellent walking and riding in all directions, racecourses at Haldon Exeter and Newton Abbot, and sailing and water sports on North Devons scenic and rugged coastline, being approximately an hours drive.


DESCRIPTION Shirwell House is a substantial Victorian Link Detached house situated in the centre of the popular Mid Devon village of Chawleigh. The property is of traditional stone construction under a slate roof with a more recent two storey extension to the rear also under a slate roof encompassing the Kitchen, Utility Room, Cot Room and Bathroom. Internally the spacious and attractively presented accommodation is arranged over two floors and briefly comprises an Entrance Hall, a Sitting Room, a Dining Room, a Kitchen, a Utility Room, Three/Four Bedrooms and a Bathroom . Shirwell House benefits from many period features including the original fireplace in the Dining Room fitted with a multi-fuel stove, a further open fire in the Sitting Room, and traditional panel doors throughout, whilst modern additions include LPG gas central heating and uPVC double glazed windows throughout. Outside and to the front and side of the house there is off-road parking for at least two cars allowing access into the Single Garage/Workshop, whilst at the rear of the house there is a very large garden which is divided into two sections both of which are laid to lawn, bordered by Devon Banks and accessed via a Green Lane which runs alongside the property. The large garden allows scope for further extension and improvement to Shirwell House and/or there is potential for another dwelling, subject to necessary planning permission and building regulations.

STORM PORCH From the front garden a heavy wooden front door with Storm Porch over, opens into the

ENTRANCE HALL with painted panel doors opening into the Sitting Room and Dining Room, stairs leading to the first floor landing, central ceiling light, electric meters and fuse boxes

SITTING ROOM A lovely character room with window to the front overlooking the village road and a tiled fireplace on one side housing an open grate with tiled hearth and tiled mantle over. On either side there is a range of built in storage cupboards, central ceiling light, radiator and TV point.

DINING ROOM A good sized character room with the original fireplace on one side housing a cast iron multi-fuel stove with slate hearth and full length fitted cupboard on one side. At the front a window overlooks the quiet village road. The room is finished with a central ceiling light, under stairs storage cupboard and radiator. At the rear a painted panel door opens into the

KITCHEN Fitted with a range of matching modern units to two sides under a roll top work surface with tiled splash backs, including and incorporating a single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap set below a window to the rear with tiled sill. On one side there is space and plumbing for a dishwasher whilst at one end there is a double wall cupboard. The Kitchen also benefits from a further double glazed window to the rear, space and point for an electric cooker, space and point for a fridge freezer, a painted tongue and groove ceiling with smoke alarm, an extractor fan and a radiator. In one corner is an original cast iron bread oven with mantle over whilst at the rear is an obscure glazed multi-pane Back Door leading outside. At one end an original painted wood door leads into the

UTILITY ROOM A useful room with a tiled floor and benefitting from space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, a radiator, a window to the side and a central ceiling light. In the one corner is the 'Glo Worm' LPG gas boiler providing domestic hot water and servicing the radiators.

STAIRS & LANDING Returning to the Entrance Hall, stairs with handrails on either side lead to a small half landing with further short flights to the Bedrooms and Bathroom. The Landing also benefits from a central ceiling light, the hatch to the roof space and smoke alarm.

MASTER BEDROOM A good sized double bedroom with window to the front allowing roof tops views over Chawleigh and to the open countryside in the distance, radiator and central ceiling light.

BEDROOM 2 Another double bedroom with window to the front, once again allowing lovely rooftop views to open countryside in the distance, with an original fireplace to one side housing a cast iron grate with a painted wood mantle over. The room also benefits from a radiator and central ceiling light.

BEDROOM 3 A large single bedroom with window to the front, radiator and central ceiling light

BATHROOM Fitted with a matching white suite comprising a panel bath with a wall mounted shower attachment over and tiled splash backs; pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash backs and a low level WC. The Bathroom also benefits from an extractor fan, a window to the rear and a central ceiling light.

COT ROOM/BEDROOM 4 A small room at the rear of the house with windows to the rear overlooking the garden with a radiator at one end and central ceiling light

OUTSIDE At the front of Shirwell House there is a small area of lawned garden providing an attractive frontage and access to the Front Door, whilst at the side of the house there is off-road parking for at least two cars allowing access into the Single Garage/Workshop with concrete floor, double wooden vehicular doors and electricity and light connected. At the side a wooden pedestrian gate opens onto a path leading along the rear of the house to the Back Door into the Kitchen and further along to a detached stone storage shed which is divided into the three sections and provides useful storage. Beyond the path there is a large lawned garden which is enclosed by mature Devon Banks and some lovely fruit trees. At one end a wooden pedestrian gate leads into a further area of garden which is also of a good size and bordered by Devon banks. On one side a wooden vehicular gate opens onto a Green Lane which leads down alongside the property and returns to the road. The sizeable grounds allow scope to extend the house and/or create another dwelling subject to the necessary planning permission and building regulations.

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

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