CHULMLEIGH | £365,000


A substantial Grade II Listed cob and thatched CHARACTER COTTAGE currently run as Guest House/B&B offering highly versatile and adaptable FIVE BEDROOM family accommodation, plus a FURTHER THREE BEDROOM SELF CONTAINED GUEST COTTAGE both situated off a completely private WALLED COURTYARD GARDEN.
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, florist, hairdresser, restaurant 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, 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 Devon's scenic and rugged coastline, being approximately three-quarters of an hour's drive.


DESCRIPTION The Old Bakehouse is a deceptively spacious and extremely historic Grade II Listed town house situated in the centre of Chulmleigh, a short walk from the town's shops and amenities. The property currently comprises a large five bedroom and two reception room mid terrace house PLUS a self contained three bedroom guest cottage, both of which open on to a private walled Courtyard Garden. The Old Bakehouse is currently run as a successful AA 4 * Rated Guest House, however offers versatile and highly adaptable accommodation which could easily be used as a single dwelling house with letting potential or a dual family occupancy property. The original house, believed to be one of Chulmleigh's oldest properties, dates back in part to the early 16th Century and was constructed as the 'Hall House' for a local wool merchant but later became the town's bakery. The house is of traditional cob and thatch construction with rendered and colour washed elevations, benefitting from all the character and charm one would expect from a property of this style and period including a plank and muntin screen in the Sitting Room, an original 17th century timber 'winder' staircase in the Living Area, original exposed stone fireplace in the Sitting Room, traditional multi-pane windows and heavily beamed ceilings throughout. Modern additions include a combination of oil-fired central heating and night storage heating, a wood burner in the Sitting Room and a fitted Kitchen.

The Guest Cottage was converted into Living accommodation in the mid 1990's and currently comprises three En-Suite Double Bedrooms, a Sitting Room, a Laundry/Utility/ and a Cloakroom which could easily be converted into a Kitchen subject to necessary planning permission and listed building consents. This property was converted in the style of the original building benefitting from exposed ceiling beams throughout, an exposed stone fireplace in the Sitting Room and traditional stained wood multi pane windows throughout. The cottage also benefits from three En-Suite Bedrooms, night storage heating in all of the rooms and has been tastefully decorated with neutral colours throughout. The Cottage also benefits from its own self contained access from Leigh Road. Both buildings open on to a pretty private walled courtyard Garden.

ENTRANCE From South Molton Street a half glazed door opens onto steps down to the Dining Room.

DINING ROOM A good sized room with many original character features including traditional heavy beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls and part painted panel walls. In one corner the original oak winder staircase leads up to the First Floor Landing, whilst on one side a former fireplace recess houses the oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and servicing radiators. At the front are traditional multi pane windows with deep display sills whilst at the rear is a smaller multi pane window with window seat below. On one side is a cupboard housing the electric meters and fuse boxes, with radiator below whilst in one corner is a bar area fitted with roll top work surface and shelving below.

KITCHEN A good sized Kitchen with a heavy beamed ceiling and a good range of matching oak fronted units to three sides under a roll top work surface with tiled splash backs including and incorporating a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit, with points for a dishwasher and washing machine below. On one side is a space and point for an electric cooker, whilst at the rear are spaces and points for fridges and freezers. On one side a stable style back door with inset glass light and window to the side overlooks and leads out to the rear garden. The kitchen is finished with a traditional heavy beamed ceiling, inset stained glass window to the rear and wall mounted hand sink to one side.

REAR HALL with half glazed back door leading out to the rear courtyard, with coat hanging space to one side and internal lead light window to the other, telephone point and further door into the Sitting Room.

SITTING ROOM A good sized character room with many period features including the original oak screen, heavy beamed ceiling and an ingle nook fireplace at one end, housing a cast iron log burning stove with inset heavy beam over and exposed stone work on either side. The Sitting Room also benefits from stained oak plank and muntin screen, radiator, television point, two multi pane windows to the front and a multi pane window to the rear overlooking the garden.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING From the Dining Room the original staircase leads to the first floor landing with strip pine doors to the Bedrooms and Bathroom and attractive stained glass window set into an original window to the rear with stained wood sill. The Landing also benefits from a heavy beamed ceiling, hatch to roof space and a built in wardrobe with hanging rails and storage shelving, whilst at one end is the Airing Cupboard, fitted with a factory lagged hot water cylinder with electric immersion heater, range of slatted shelving and hot water control panel to one side.

BEDROOM 1 A good sized double bedroom with multi pane window to the front with radiator below, heavy beamed ceiling and range of built in wardrobes fitted with hanging rails and storage shelving. On one side a door opens into a bathroom fitted with a traditional white suite, comprising a panel bath with stainless steel mixer tap and telephone style shower attachment, a built in vanity unit with cupboard below, oak ceiling beam and a low level WC set below a window to the rear, overlooking the courtyard.

BEDROOM 2 A good sized single bedroom with a multi pane window to the front with radiator below, pedestal hand wash basin with tiled splash backs. In one corner a range of pine built in wardrobes fitted with hanging rails and storage shelving.

BEDROOM 3 Another good sized single bedroom with multi pane window to the front with radiator below, pedestal hand wash basin with tiled splash backs and shaver light over. In one corner is a range of built in pine wardrobes, fitted with hanging rails and storage shelving.

BEDROOM 4 A large double bedroom with multi pane window to the front with radiator below, pedestal hand wash basin with tiled splash backs, heavy beamed ceiling. In one corner is a pine built in wardrobe, fitted with hanging rails and storage shelving.

BEDROOM 5 A single bedroom with part sloping ceiling, multi pane window to the rear, radiator below and a pedestal hand wash basin with tiled splash backs. On one side a door opens into some under eaves storage area.

TOILET Just off the Landing a door leads to a toilet fitted with low level WC, a white bidet and a built in vanity unit, set below a stained glass window to the rear overlooking the courtyard. The toilet is finished with a heavy beamed ceiling, Dimplex electric wall heater and extractor fan.

OUTSIDE At the rear of The Old Bakehouse and accessed from the Rear Hall and Kitchen is a completely private, walled courtyard garden which is paved, creating a lovely summer seating area and an ideal site for flower pots and planters. From the courtyard, steps lead down to the half glazed front door into The Guest Cottage.

THE GUEST COTTAGE - ENTRANCE HALL with doors to a Laundry Room, Toilet and Lounge. Terracotta tiled floor, part pine panelled walls and night storage heater.

LAUNDRY ROOM fitted with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer and two fridges, stained wood multi pane window to the front with terracotta tiled sill and a corner Belfast sink, with tiled splash backs and stainless steel pillar taps.

TOILET fitted with a low level WC and a wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splash backs to one side, extractor fan.

LIVING AREA A comfortable Living Area with doors to the Bedroom and Rear Hall and stairs leading to the First Floor Landing. At one end is an exposed stone fireplace housing a cast iron wood burner with stone hearth and inset heavy mantel over, stained wood window to the rear, beamed ceiling, night storage heater.

BEDROOM A good sized double bedroom with window to the front overlooking the courtyard garden with night storage heater below. On one side is a walk in shower cubicle fitted with a 'Mira Sport' electric shower with an extractor fan and glazed shower screen to one side. In one corner, a door opens into a

CLOAKROOM fitted with a low level WC and a wall mounted hand wash basin with tiled sill, extractor fan and heated towel rail.

REAR HALL with electric meters and fuse boxes, storage cupboard and a heavy wooden back door opening out onto Leigh Road with inset glass light.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING with doors to two double bedrooms, night storage heater and an Airing Cupboard fitted with a factory lagged hot water cylinder with electric immersion heater and range of slatted shelving. Beamed ceiling, smoke alarm and velux window, night storage heater.

BEDROOM 1 A large double bedroom with window overlooking the courtyard garden, with night storage heater below. Exposed brick wall, heavy wooden ceiling beam, hatch to roof space. On one side is an En-Suite Shower Room.

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM fitted with a low level WC, wall mounted hand wash basin with tiled sill, and a walk in shower cubicle fitted with a 'Mira Sport' electric shower.

BEDROOM 2 Another large double bedroom with multi pane window to the rear, overlooking the courtyard with night storage heater below, heavy wood beamed ceiling, a multi pane window to the rear overlooking Leigh Road, electric panel heater. On one side a door opens to an

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM fitted with matching white suite comprising a walk in shower cubicle with 'Mira Sport' electric shower and glazed shower screen to one side; pedestal hand wash basin with tiled splash backs; and a low level WC with a heated towel rail and extractor fan.

SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage. Oil Fired Boiler providing domestic hot water and servicing radiators. Night Storage Heating in Guest Cottage. Telephone connected subject to BT regulations. Wi-Fi provided throughout both buildings.
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