CHAWLEIGH | £350,000


A substantial Victorian DETACHED HOUSE situated in the centre of Chawleigh offering attractively presented and spacious FOUR BEDROOM/THREE RECEPTION ROOM accommodation including DEDICATED OFF-ROAD PARKING, a DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE, a separate WORKSHOP and a large GARDEN with planning potential.
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 outstanding 'Ofstead' primary school, an excellent 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 county’s 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 A substantial detached Victorian house situated in the centre of the popular Mid Devon village of Chawleigh, being of stone construction under a slate roof with a more recent brick extension to the rear under a galvanised iron roof encompassing the Kitchen and the Cloakroom. Internally the house offers all the character and charm one would expect from a property of this style and period including many original panel doors, an exposed stone fireplace in the Sitting Room with the original surround and mantle and a generously proportioned Stair Hall and Landing creating a super entrance to the property. Modern additions include LPG gas central heating and partial UPVC double glazing. The spacious accommodation is laid out over two floors and briefly comprises a Sitting Room, a Living Room, a Dining Room, a Kitchen, a Cloakroom, Four Bedrooms and a Family Bathroom. Outside and to the side of the property there is off-road parking for at least two cars allowing access into the Double Garage, whilst at the rear of the garage there is a separate block built- Workshop creating useful storage space for logs, bikes and winter fuel. At the rear of the house there is a good sized garden which is laid to lawn, bordered by mature hedging and block wall, and overlooks the village church and the old school creating a super addition to the property. The garden and outbuildings allow scope for further extension and improvement to Tower View and/or there is potential for another dwelling, subject to necessary planning permission and building regulations.

ENTRANCE From the village road a short concrete path leads through the Front Garden to the half glazed Front Door opening into the Entrance Hall with doors off to the Sitting Room and Living Room and the original easy-turn staircase leading to the First Floor Landing. The Hall is finished with a cupboards housing the electric meters and fuse boxes, a radiator and a telephone point.

LIVING ROOM A good sized family room with a bay window to the front, radiator, TV point and dado rail. (Agents Note: On one side there is a former fireplace recess which the current owners covered over however this could easily be re-exposed if a purchaser should desire it.)

SITTING ROOM A lovely light and spacious room with bay window to the front and the original exposed stone fireplace on one side housing a cast iron wood burner on a slate hearth with the original surround and mantle. In one corner there is a useful Under-stairs Storage Cupboard. The Sitting Room is finished with a radiator, TV point and a coved ceiling. In one corner a door and step down opens into the

DINING ROOM A light and spacious dual aspect room allowing enough space for at least 8 diners with windows to the side and rear overlooking the garden and attractive ceramic tiled floor. In one corner a stained wood door opens into the

KITCHEN Fitted with a range of matching pine fronted units to three sides under a roll top work surface with tiled splash backs including and incorporating a one and a half bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap set below a window to the rear overlooking the garden. On one side there is an integrated dish washer, whilst on the other side there is space and plumbing for a washing machine, whilst in one corner a cupboard houses the LPG gas boiler providing domestic hot water and servicing radiators. In the opposite corner there is a walk-in Larder Cupboard with a window to the side and range of useful storage shelving. At the rear of the Kitchen there is a space and point for a dual fuel range cooker with a stainless steel extractor hood over and matching wall and floor cupboards on either side and over. The Kitchen also benefits from a full length feature window to the rear allowing borrowed light from the landing, radiator and a ceramic tiled floor. On one side a stained wood door opens into the

REAR HALL providing ample coat hanging space with ceramic tiled floor, Back Door leading out to the Rear Garden and stained wood door opening into the

CLOAKROOM fitted with a low level WC and a wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splash backs with radiator and window to one side.

STAIRS AND LANDING Returning to the Entrance Hall, the original easy turn stair case with wooden balustrade and hand rail to one side and feature window to the other leads to the First Floor Landing with doors off to all first floor rooms and hatch to roof space.

BEDROOM 1 A large double bedroom with window to the front with radiator below and dado rail.

BEDROOM 2 Another double bedroom being dual aspect with windows to the side and rear allowing good natural light, part sloping ceiling and TV point.

BEDROOM 3 A smaller double bedroom with window to front with radiator below, TV point and coved ceiling.

BEDROOM 4 A single bedroom with window to the front with radiator below, TV point and coved ceiling.

BATHROOM with fully tiled walls and matching white suite comprising a panel bath with a brass effect mixer tap with telephone style shower attachment and 'Triton Zante 2' electric shower over; low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin with mirror and shaver light over. The Bathroom is finished with an extractor fan and a radiator. In one corner is a range of fitted shelving with space and point for a tumble dryer below, ideally suitable for storing linen.

OUTSIDE From the village road, a gateway leads into the part walled front garden with a short path leading up to the Front Door and small areas of level lawn on either side. At the end of the house a concrete drive allowing enough space for at least one car gives access to double wooden vehicular gates opening into a further parking area and the enclosed Rear Garden. At the side of the drive there is a Double Garage of galvanised iron construction under a galvanised iron roof with double wooden doors. At the rear of the garage there is a further detached Workshop of painted block construction under a galvanised iron roof with a wooden pedestrian door and concrete floor, creating a useful dry storage/workshop area. At the rear of the Workshop there is a timber lean-to Log Store. Beyond the Parking area and Workshop there is a large Rear Garden which is mainly laid to lawn and bordered by mature hedging and allowing lovely views down towards The Old School House and the church. The garden and outbuildings allow scope for further extension and improvement to Tower View and/or there is potential for another dwelling, subject to 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.

VIEWING Strictly by appointment through the agent. Out of Hours, please call 01769 580024.
Floorplan for CHAWLEIGH