CHULMLEIGH | £300,000

A Grade II Listed SEMI-DETACHED THATCHED COTTAGE situated a short walk from the centre of Chulmleigh offering beautifully presented THREE DOUBLE BEDROOM & TWO RECEPTION ROOM family accommodation with OFF-ROAD PARKING and super COTTAGE GARDENS including a THATCHED SUMMER HOUSE.
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 county’s 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 Brayley's is a most attractive semi-detached Grade II Listed character cottage situated a short walk from the centre of Chulmleigh offering deceptively spacious and beautifully presented accommodation with many traditional period features one would expect from a cottage of this style and period including attractive multi-pane windows throughout, the original fireplace in the Sitting Room housing a cast-iron woodburning stove, and traditional beamed ceilings in many of the rooms. The property is of traditional stone and cob construction under a thatched roof with a more recent two storey addition to the rear encompassing the Kitchen/Dining Room, Rear Hall and Cloakroom under a pitched slate roof. The current owner has maintained the cottage to an exceptionally high standard recently replacing the Cloakroom and Bathroom suites and decorating throughout. Brayleys also benefits from oil-fired combi-boiler central heating throughout. Outside and to the side of the cottage is off-road parking for one car allowing access into the Rear Garden which once again has been well maintained being mainly laid to lawn with mature shrub borders and a feature thatched Summer House.

ENTRANCE From Leigh Road a wooden Front Door with inset glass light opens into an Entrance Hall with stairs to the First Floor Landing and door to the Dining Room, radiator, smoke alarm and ceramic tiled floor.

DINING ROOM A light and airy dual aspect room with window to the front overlooking Leigh Road and original fully glazed doors overlooking and leading into the Rear Hall. The Dining Room benefits from a traditional beamed ceiling, attractive painted panelled walls, central heating thermostat, radiator and two wall uplighters. At one end a door leads into an

INNER HALL with further doors to the Sitting Room and the Kitchen/Dining Room. On one side is the under-stairs storage cupboard, fitted with a range of shelving.

SITTING ROOM Another character dual aspect room with multi pane window to the front with radiator below and an original part stained glass window to the rear overlooking the garden. At one end is an original stone fireplace housing a cast iron wood burning stove with inset heavy beam over and slate tiled hearth. The Sitting Room also benefits from a heavy beamed ceiling, cupboard housing the electric meters and fuse boxes, two attractive display niches with a range of built in book shelving and television point.

KITCHEN A good sized Kitchen/Dining Room fitted with a range of matching cream shaker style 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 set below a large multi pane window to the rear overlooking the garden with an integrated dishwasher to one side and a integrated washing machine to the other. At one end is a built in 'Bosch' single oven and grill with inset four ring ceramic hob and stainless steel hood over set between a range of matching wall cupboards. On one side of the cooker is an integrated fridge. At the rear of the Kitchen are some further units with space and point for a microwave oven and an attractive glass fronted display cabinet over whilst in one corner is a further range of built in display and storage cupboards with a radiator to one side. The Kitchen is finished with a ceramic tiled floor and inset ceiling downlighters. On one side a door opens into the

REAR HALL with further fully glazed french doors overlooking and leading out to the garden, French doors from the Dining Room and a door into the Cloakroom. The Rear Hall is a single storey, lean-to addition under a glazed roof with ceramic tiled floor and radiator.

CLOAKROOM with fully tiled walls and matching white suite comprising a low level WC set below an obscure glazed window to the rear with extractor fan over, and a built in vanity unit with stainless steel tap and cupboard below. The Cloakroom is finished with inset ceiling downlighting, a chrome towel rail and a ceramic tiled floor.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Returning to the Entrance Hall stairs with wooden hand rail to one side lead to the First Floor Landing with doors leading off to all principal rooms, hatch to roof space and smoke alarm. At one end of the landing is a built in linen cupboard fitted with a hanging rail and storage shelving.

MASTER BEDROOM A good sized dual aspect double bedroom with windows to the front and rear overlooking the garden. On one side is a good range of matching built in wardrobes fitted with hanging rails and storage shelving, whilst in one corner is a further built in cupboard also fitted with storage shelving. Radiator.

BEDROOM 2 Another dual aspect double bedroom with windows to the front and rear overlooking the garden, telephone point, radiator. In one corner is a built in over stairs storage cupboard.

BEDROOM 3 Another double bedroom with window to the rear overlooking the garden, radiator, inset ceiling down lighters and built-in cupboard fitted with a hanging rail.

BATHROOM A modern bathroom fitted with a panel bath with fully tiled splash backs and stainless steel mixer shower at one end with glazed shower screen to one side; low level WC with built in flush and cupboards on either side; and a vanity unit with stainless mixer tap, mirror and shave point over and cupboard below. The Bathroom is finished with a chrome ladder towel rail, two ceiling downlighters and an extractor fan. On one side there is an obscure glazed window whilst at the rear there is a further window overlooking the garden.

OUTSIDE From Leigh Road a gravel drive allowing enough parking for one car, allows access via double wooden gates into the Rear Garden and a paved path which leads alongside the property passing the external oil fired boiler and giving access to a good sized timber Storage Shed. The paved path continues around the rear of the property to a semi circular paved patio area with remote controlled electric awning creating a sheltered Summer Seating area lying immediately at the rear of the house and providing access through the back door into the Rear Hall. Beyond the patio area is a good sized lawned garden, which is completely dog proof and has been beautifully planted and bordered on all sides by mature shrubs and perennials. On one side is a feature timber Summer House under a thatched roof.

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
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