CHULMLEIGH | £315,000


A virtually detached and HIGHLY INDIVIDUAL HOUSE formerly the coach house and servants wing of Leigh House offering spacious and well laid out FOUR BEDROOM family accommodation with delightful, secluded level GARDENS, off-road PARKING and a substantial two storey DOUBLE GARAGE/WORKSHOP. Offered with no ongoing chain.
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 Devon's 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 Littlewing was originally the servants' quarters and what is believed to have been the laundry rooms for Leigh House, probably dating back to the early Victorian era. It was converted some time ago to form a private home and today stands virtually detached overlooking to the front, charming and sizeable gardens bordered along the fully length of one side by mature rhododendron shrubs. The property itself is of traditional stone construction with rendered and colour washed elevations under a slate tiled roof with many individual multi-pane windows. Internally Littlewing benefits from unusual reverse level four bedroom accommodation including a spacious Kitchen, a separate Sitting Room and Dining Room and a Bathroom on each floor. Outside Littlewing benefits from ample off-road parking for three or four cars, and an attached Double Garage/Workshop (formerly The Coach House) which could be incorporated into the accommodation, subject to any necessary planning permissions and building regulations. At the front of Littlewing is a super paved Patio Area giving access to the large gardens, which have been well planted with an array of rhododendrons, roses and other mature trees and shrubs to create a really attractive addition to the property. Viewing this highly unique and charming character property is greatly recommended in order to appreciate its quiet and sought after location.

ENTRANCE From the Front Garden, attractive cobbled steps lead up to the wooden Front Door with inset glass bubble light, heavy door furniture and outside coach light to one side, opening into the Entrance Porch being half glazed with a slate floor and giving access to a ½ uPVC double glazed door into the

ENTRANCE HALL with doors to the Dining Room and Kitchen and painted wood board door into the Bathroom. At the rear steps lead down to the lower Ground Floor. In one corner there is a built-in broom cupboard. The Entrance Hall also boasts a traditional heavy beamed ceiling as well as an exposed door lintel over the door from the Entrance Porch.

KITCHEN A light and airy dual aspect room with a uPVC double glazed window feature multi-pane window to the front overlooking the garden, with strip-pine window seat and cupboard below. Further feature circular window to the front being secondary double glazed, also overlooking the garden with painted tongue and groove paneled wall below. On three sides of the kitchen there is a good range of light oak fronted units under a roll-top work surface with tiled splash backs and matching cupboards over, including and incorporating a double display cupboard, space and point for a fridge, two corner display cupboards, a built-in electric oven with inset 'Neff'
four ring ceramic hob and built-in extractor hood over, space and point for an under counter freezer and space and plumbing or a dishwasher. At the rear there is an inset one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit set below an original feature partially obscure glazed window to the rear, overlooking the shared courtyard garden area. In one corner a large built-in cupboard with small range of slatted shelving to one side provides useful storage space. At the side of the Kitchen a painted fireplace recess houses a raised Woodwarm Woodburner with a slate hearth. On one side of the fireplace a further large built-in cupboard with wooden shelving over, housing the newly fitted oil fired boiler, providing domestic hot water and servicing radiators. The Kitchen is finished with a heavily beamed ceiling with hatch to the boarded roof space with extending loft ladder and electric light connected. Three central ceiling lights and telephone point.


DINING ROOM Another light and airy dual aspect room with window to the front overlooking the garden and two original feature windows to the rear both with secondary double glazing overlooking the shared courtyard garden, all with deep polished pine display sills. Once again this room benefits from a painted heavy beamed ceiling, radiator, telephone point, and central heating thermostat. At one end, double oak doors and small step lead up to the

SITTING ROOM Again a dual aspect with two windows to the front overlooking the garden and two original feature windows to the rear, both with secondary double glazing, overlooking the shared courtyard garden to the rear, all with deep display sills. At the end of the room there is a painted stone fireplace with slate hearth and heavy wooden beam over housing a gas stove. In one corner there is a shelved recess providing useful storage for books. Painted heavy beamed ceiling and TV point.

SHOWER ROOM/UTILITY ROOM with matching white suite comprising a fully tiled shower cubicle housing a Mira shower; a traditional Belfast sink set into a roll top work surface with space and plumbing for a washing machine below; and a low level. Window to the rear with tiled sill, radiator and 'Dimplex' electric wall heater.

REAR HALL From the Entrance Hall, stairs with ornate wrought iron balustrade and wooden handrail, lead down to a Half Landing and a half glazed door into the Rear Hall with beamed ceiling, overhead cupboard housing the electric meters and fuse boxes, coat hanging space to one side, tiled floor and central ceiling light. Fully obscure glazed uPVC Back Door opening onto steps leading down to the shared Courtyard Garden.


LOWER LANDING From the Half Landing, further stairs with wrought iron balustrade and wooden handrail lead down to the Lower Landing being fully floor tiled and leading the full length of the property with fully obscure glazed multi-pane doors to the Bedrooms and the Bathroom. There is an original feature multi-pane window to the front looking up to the garden, with deep display sill and radiator below. Below the stairs there is a built-in Linen Cupboard. At the rear of the Lower Landing there are two original feature windows looking up to the Shared Courtyard both being secondary double glazed with deep pine display sills, and one with radiator below. Arched display alcove, part exposed beams and wall timbers, and display niche with wooden shelf.

BEDROOM 1 A dual aspect double room with feature multi-pane windows to the front and rear, both with deep wooden display sills and both being secondary double glazed. The room is partially divided into two by a part exposed stone walk-through giving access to both the bedroom area and a clothes hanging area with rail and shelving. Further recess with display shelf. TV point, three wall light points and radiator.

BEDROOM 2 A single Bedroom with arched ceiling and window overlooking the garden and divided into two by partially exposed stone walk-through giving access to hanging space and deep round window overlooking the garden. Radiator.

BEDROOM 3 A single bedroom with feature round window to the rear, tiled floor and clothes hanging space. (Agents Note: Bedrooms 3 and 4 have been divided into two single bedrooms to suit the owners needs, however they were originally one large double bedroom and could easily be re-instated as such)

BEDROOM 4 A single bedroom with feature window to the front and tiled floor. (Agents Note: Bedrooms 3 and 4 have been divided into two single bedrooms to suit the owners needs, however they were originally one large double bedroom and could easily be re-instated as such)

BATHROOM with attractive half tiled walls and matching white suite comprising a panel bath with mixer tap with 'Hydroflo Aquadart' power shower over and folding shower screen, low level WC, bidet, wall mounted wash hand basin. Large mirror with light over, shaver point, radiator and further radiator with towel rail over on a separate timer.

OUTSIDE Littlewing is approached along a shared drive from Leigh Road to a large concreted pull-in with space for two cars to park and double metal up-and-over doors to the Double Garage/Former Coach House about 25' x 19' (7.62m x 5.79m) with door to rear shared courtyard area and original full height coach doors with inset pedestrian door leading into the Garden and to the Front Entrance Porch of the house. This building is attached to Littlewing and there is scope, subject to gaining the necessary Planning Permissions and Building Regulations, to either incorporate into the house or, alternatively, convert the two storey building into separate accommodation. There is currently a flight of stairs leading to the first floor of the garage storage loft in the garage. From the parking area there is also a picket gate leading into the Garden and to the front of the house. From the pedestrian door and continuing the full length of the front of the house is a wide paved patio area with inset lawns and flower beds. To one side is a raised flower bed and to the other, a paved patio area. Steps lead up from the patio area to the rest of the garden which is mainly laid to lawn with mature flower borders, trees and is bordered on one side by mature rhododendron shrubs. On one side is a good sized vegetable garden and a Pizza Oven. At the far end of the garden is a raised flower bed, behind which is a gravelled area with wooden car port, providing further parking space if required, with double picket gates leading back onto the drive and also housing the two domestic oil tanks at the far end. The garden is completely private and secluded, creating a lovely addition to the property.

SERVICES Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired boiler servicing radiators and providing domestic hot water. Telephone connected subject to BT regulations.
Floorplan for CHULMLEIGH