Dolton, Winkleigh | £325,000


A beautifully presented virtually DETACHED CHARACTER HOUSE situated in the centre of Dolton offers spacious and adaptable FOUR DOUBLE BEDROOM and TWO RECEPTION ROOM family accommodation with dedicated off-road PARKING for one car, large timber GARDEN SHED and pretty WALLED GARDENS. Offered with No-On Going Chain.
SITUATION The attractive Devon village of Dolton is located in the heart of rolling Devonshire countryside and provides an active and friendly community along with local village stores and shops, a Post Office, church, primary school and two local pubs. Winkleigh and Chulmleigh are also both within a short drive, offering similar village amenities and facilities including butchers, bakers, dairy etc, along with primary schools and local banking and an excellent health centre and dentist at Chulmleigh. Just seven miles to the west is the rural town of Torrington which offers a more comprehensive range of shopping, banks, supermarkets, amenities and leisure facilities including a provincial theatre and the RHS Rosemoor Gardens and the north Dartmoor town of Okehampton lies twelve miles to the south and offers a wider range of amenities including three super markets, further shops, accountants, solicitors, a dental practice, a cottage hospital, a secondary school/community college and a golf course. Barnstaple, North Devons regional centre is just over twenty minutes drive, and the Cathedral and University city of Exeter to the south, 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 approximately one hours drive, and there is also an international airport at Exeter.

There are excellent recreational and sporting facilities in the area with Leisure Centres at Winkleigh, Torrington, Chittlehamholt and Barnstaple, nearby tennis courts and clubs including the new Atlantic Racquets Centre with indoor courts at Bideford, local rugby, football and cricket clubs, fishing in the rivers Taw and Torridge, nearby golf courses at Libbaton, Chittlehamholt, Chulmleigh and Down St Mary, excellent walking and riding in all directions, racecourses at Haldon Exeter and Newton Abbot, and sailing and water sports on North Devon's scenic and rugged coastline, being approximately half an hour's drive.


DESCRIPTION Little Bay Cottage is a substantial virtually detached character house situated on a quiet side street near the centre of the popular Devon village of Dolton, a short walk from the village shop and the local pubs. The property is of traditional stone and cob construction under a slate roof with rendered and colour washed elevation with a more recent two storey extension at the side encompassing the Sitting Room and Master Bedroom, also with rendered and colour washed elevations under a slate roof. Internally the property offers exceptionally well presented, light and spacious family accommodation including, on the ground floor, a good sized Kitchen/Breakfast Room, a Sitting Room, a Study, a downstairs Bathroom, and a useful Utility Room, whilst on the first floor there is a Master Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room, a second Bedroom with En-suite Cloakroom, as well as two further Double Bedrooms. Little Bay Cottage also benefits from all the character and charm one would expect from a property of this style and period including the original exposed stone fireplaces with salt ovens, heavy beamed ceilings throughout and traditional hardwood multi-pane windows, whilst modern additions include oil-fired central heating and double glazing. Outside and to the side of the house there is dedicated off-road parking for one car giving access to the pretty part walled cottage gardens, which are mainly laid to lawn with mature shrub borders. Little Bay Cottage also benefits from a further secluded Patio Area at the other end of the house, which in turn gives access to a sizeable Garden Shed/Workshop.

ENTRANCE From the parking area, a wooden gate opens onto a shared concrete path that leads along the side of the house and gives access to the heavy wood Front Door with inset glass light opening into the

ENTRANCE HALL with stained wood tongue and grove doors to the Utility Room, Bathroom and Kitchen and stairs leading to the First Floor Landing with useful under-stairs storage cupboard below, whilst in one corner a recess provides ample coat hanging and shoe storage space. The Hall also benefits from the electric meters and fuse boxes, ceramic tiled floor, smoke alarm and internal multi-pane window to the Sitting Room.

UTILITY ROOM with the 'Worcester' oil fired boiler fitted in one corner providing domestic hot water and servicing radiators with fitted shelving unit over and space and point for a fridge freezer to one side. The Utility Room also benefits from space and plumbing for a washing machine and a corner wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splash backs, set below an obscure glazed window to the side with tiled sill. The room is also finished with a ceramic tiled floor.

BATHROOM A spacious family Bathroom fitted with a matching white suite comprising a tongue and groove panel bath with tiled splash backs, stainless steel mixer tap with telephone style shower attachment and 'Mira 415' mains fed shower over with glazed shower screen to one side; low level WC; and a pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash backs and inset mirror over. On one side there is an obscure glazed window with tiled surround and sill and radiator.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM A farmhouse style Kitchen/Breakfast Room fitted with a range of light oak units to two sides under a roll-top work surface with tiled splash backs including and incorporating a one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap and integrated 'Bosch' dishwasher below and range of matching wall cupboards and shelves over. On one side there is a space and point for an electric cooker built into a former fireplace recess with extractor hood over, whilst in one corner is a matching built-in dresser style unit with two glass fronted display cabinets. At one end of the kitchen there is the original exposed stone fireplace with the salt oven to one side, stone hearth and inset heavy beam over (currently not in use). The Kitchen also benefits from a window to the front overlooking the garden, heavy beamed ceiling, a ceramic tiled floor and two triple ceiling spot lights. At one end a door opens into the

STUDY with heavy beamed ceiling and window at one end overlooking the parking area with radiator below. At the other end there is an exposed stone fireplace with stone hearth and inset beam over housing a cast iron wood burning stove. This room is currently used as a Study however it could easily be used as a second Sitting Room or Dining Room. The Study is finished with three wall lights, built-in book shelving and a telephone point.

SITTING ROOM From the Kitchen a stained wood stable style half glazed door opens into the Sitting Room being a super dual aspect room with windows to the front and side overlooking the garden and fully glazed French Doors overlooking and leading out to the paved Patio Area and garden beyond. The Sitting Room also benefits from three wall uplighters, an oak block floor and a TV point.

STAIRS & LANDING Returning to the Entrance Hall, easy turn stairs with wrought iron balustrade and hand rail leads to the split level First Floor Landing with doors off to all principal rooms, radiator, hatch to roof space, obscure glazed window with stained wood sill and two triple ceiling spot lights.

MASTER BEDROOM A large double bedroom with window to the front overlooking the garden and radiator. On one side and stained pine tongue and groove door opens into the

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM fitted with a matching white suite comprising a fully tiled corner shower cubicle housing a 'Mira Jump' electric shower with extractor fan over a glazed shower doors; low level WC; and a pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash backs set below a Velux window. The Bathroom is finished with a heated towel rail and three inset ceiling down lighters.

BEDROOM 2 A large double bedroom with a window at one end overlooking the parking area with radiator below. The bedroom also benefits from a stained wood board floor and a range of fitted shelving. In one corner a door opens into a Cloakroom with matching white suite comprising a low level WC fitted with a macerator, a pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash backs and a 'Dimplex' electric wall mounted heater, shaver light and extractor fan.

BEDROOM 3 Another large double bedroom with heavy beamed ceiling and window to the side overlooking the patio area and Workshop with radiator below.

BEDROOM 4 Another double bedroom currently used as a workroom with window to the front overlooking the garden, radiator and access to roof space.

OUTSIDE From South Street, a gravel drive providing parking for one car gives access to a wooden pedestrian gate opening onto a shared concrete path running the full length of the property and giving access to the Front Door into the Entrance Hall. (Agents Note: The path is owned by Little Bay Cottage but the neighbouring property has a pedestrian right of way over the path to its Back Door and Garden) At the end of the path, steps lead up to a secluded paved Patio Area at the end of the house, with oil tank to one side and large timber Garden Shed/Workshop to the rear. Returning to the parking area a further wooden gate and concrete ramp opens into the pretty part walled Garden which is mainly laid to lawn with attractive well managed shrub borders. Immediately to the rear of the house there is a paved Patio Area creating a lovely Summer Seating/Dining area and gives access into the Sitting Room via the French doors. From the patio area a paved path continues along the front of the house to the remaining side where there is a useful Garden maintenance area with timber log store and space for further storage.

SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage. Oil 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 or E-Mail enquiries@keenors.co.uk
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