IDDESLEIGH | £275,000


A rurally located SEMI-DETACHED CHARACTER COTTAGE situated approximately 1 mile from Iddesleigh offering TWO BEDROOM character accommodation with scope for improvement and extension (subject to pp) with off-road PARKING, single GARAGE, further small OUTBUILDINGS and large GARDENS & PADDOCK extending to 0.68 acres in all.
SITUATION Verbana Cottage is situated in a superb rural setting approximately on mile from the popular village of Iddesleigh where the story of 'War Horse' originated from being completely unspoilt and well known for its popular Duke of York public house. The market town of Hatherleigh is easily accessible with an excellent range of services including primary school, supermarket, health centre, veterinary surgery and a range of local shops. There are two public houses, and a traditional weekly market with cattle sales. Okehampton offers a more comprehensive range of services, three supermarkets including a Waitrose, modern hospital and a leisure centre in the attractive setting of Simmons Park. Okehampton has schooling from infant to sixth form level. From the town there is access to the A30 dual carriageway providing a direct link with the cathedral and university of Exeter with its M5 motorway and main line rail and internal air connections. There is also easy access to the north coasts of Devon and Cornwall with attractive beaches and delightful coastal scenery.


DESCRIPTION Verbena Cottage is a delightful semi-detached country cottage situated in a idyllic rural setting overlooking the rolling Devonshire countryside approximately one mile from the popular village of Iddesleigh. The property is of part stone and cob and part brick construction under a tiled roof with part rendered and colour washed elevations with uPVC double glazed windows throughout. Internally Verbena Cottage offers two bedroom character accommodation including a good sized character Sitting Room, a Kitchen and a down stairs Bathroom and although in reasonable condition the property would now benefit from a program of modernisation and renovation including replacing the Kitchen and Bathroom, installing some form of central heating and redecorating and re-carpeting throughout. Verbena Cottage also has scope to extend to make the accommodation substantially larger subject to necessary planning permissions and building regulations. Outside and to the front of the cottage there is a small front garden whilst at the side a gateway allows vehicular access into wide driveway allowing parking for several cars and access to a single garage and nissen hut. Beyond the parking area and cottage there is a very large garden including a small paddock (currently overgrown) extending to approximately 0.68 acres in all.

ENTRANCE From the quiet country lane, a wooden pedestrian gate opens onto a path into the small front garden and leading up to a wooden stable style Front Door into the

ENTRANCE PORCH being half glazed under a slate roof with a concrete floor giving access to a half uPVC double glazed Front Door into the

SITTING ROOM A good sized dual aspect character room with recessed windows to the front and rear overlooking the gardens and a part exposed stone and part brick fireplace on one side housing a cast iron multi-fuel stove with stone hearth and inset wooden beam over and a range of recessed display shelving on one side. At the rear a door leads into the Kitchen, whilst in one corner easy turn stairs lead to the First Floor Landing. The Sitting Room is finished with a further range of display shelving, a night storage heater, under-stairs storage cupboard and TV point.

KITCHEN fitted with a range of pine units along one wall including and incorporating a single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap set below a window to the rear overlooking the garden with space and plumbing for a washing machine to one side. The Kitchen also benefits from a further uPVC window to the rear, night storage heater, ceramic tiled floor, space and point for a fridge/freezer, hatch to roof space, and a cupboard housing the electric meters and fuse boxes. At the rear a door leads out to the

REAR HALL with ceramic tiled floor,, Back Door leading outside, door to the Bathroom and window to one side.

BATHROOM fitted with a matching avocado suite comprising a panel bath with tiled splash backs and 'Redring Instant' electric shower over; low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin with mirror fronted medicine cabinet over and shaver point to one side. The bathroom also benefits from a window to the rear with tiled sill and a night storage heater.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Returning to the Sitting Room, easy turn stairs lead to the First Floor Landing with doors to the bedrooms, hatch to roof space and window to the front.

BEDROOM 1 A double bedroom with low level window to the front allowing lovely far reaching rural views, range of wall mounted shelving and further range of built-in pine cupboards including a double wardrobe and the Airing Cupboard housing the lagged hot water cylinder with electric immersion heater and range of slatted shelving to one side. The room is finished with a TV and telephone point.

BEDROOM 2 Another double bedroom with a window to the rear overlooking the garden, wooden panelled wall and wall light.

OUTSIDE From the quiet country lane a wooden pedestrian gate leads into the small walled front garden allowing access to the Front Door and with a further gate to one side leading out to the garden at the side and rear of the property. Also from the road a vehicular gate opens onto a good sized parking area which in turn gives access to a Single Garage, a Nissen Hut and a mobile home. From the parking area, access can be gained into the rear of the house and the Back Door into the Rear Hall and Kitchen. Beyond Verbena Cottage and the parking area there is a large level garden and Paddock extending to approximately 0.68 acres in all which is mainly laid to lawn and interspersed with mature tree and shrubs creating a really super feature. The Paddock does benefit from a block built stable however is currently very overgrown and would need some management.

SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water and private septic tank 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