CHULMLEIGH | £275,000

A beautifully presented DETACHED CHARACTER COTTAGE situated in a quiet off-road location about a minutes walk from the centre of Chulmleigh offering well laid out THREE BEDROOM accommodation with a small Front Garden and attractive SOUTH FACING WALLED COURTYARD to the rear.
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 Devons 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 Old Church Cottage is a most attractive detached character cottage situated in a quiet off-road location, adjoining the Churchyard, about a minute's walk from the centre of Chulmleigh. The property is of traditional stone and cob construction under a slate roof with rendered and colour washed elevations and traditional painted wood multi-pane windows and doors throughout. Old Church Cottage offers well laid out and exceptionally well presented accommodation benefitting from a modern Kitchen/Dining Room fitted with a range of shaker style units under a traditional butchers block work surface, a traditional Sitting Room with the original fireplace recess housing a cast iron multi fuel stove, two double bedrooms, a single Bedroom and a modern Bathroom suite. The property also benefits from electric central heating throughout. Outside and to the front of the property there is a small enclosed Front Garden, whilst at the rear there is a larger walled Courtyard Garden which is south facing enjoying sun for most of the day, creating a super Summer Seating/Dining Area and a great site for flower pots and planters.

ENTRANCE From the gravel Front Garden, a feature arched half glazed multi-pane door opens into the

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM A super dual aspect farmhouse style Kitchen fitted with a range of cream shaker style units to two sides under a butchers block work surface including and incorporating a single drainer ceramic sink units with chrome mixer tap, set below a multi pane window to the rear with butchers block sill overlooking the Rear Courtyard. On one side is a built-in AEG stainless steel single oven and grill with inset four ring ceramic hob with stainless steel splash back and stainless steel extractor hood over, set between a range of matching wall units. The Kitchen also benefits from an integrated dishwasher, space and plumbing for a washing machine, space and plumbing for an American style fridge freezer, stainless steel wall mounted electric radiator, and eight inset ceiling down lighters. At the other end of the Kitchen there is a good sized Dining area with a traditional multi-pane window to the front overlooking the Front Garden with attractive window seat below and telephone point on one side. The Kitchen/Dining Room is finished with attractive ceramic tiled flooring. In one corner and to one side white painted tongue and groove doors with black wrought iron door furniture open into the Rear Hall & Sitting Room.

REAR HALL with painted wood half glazed stable style Back Door overlooking and leading out to the Rear Courtyard and painted tongue and groove door opening into the Cloakroom. The Rear Hall also benefits from coat hanging space, ceramic tiled flooring, a central ceiling light and a smoke alarm.

CLOAKROOM Fitted with a matching white suite comprising a low level WC and a wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splash backs. On one side is a recessed obscure glazed window with painted wood sill, electric fuse boxes, ceramic tiled flooring and a central ceiling light.

SITTING ROOM A character Sitting Room with the original fireplace recess to one side housing a cast-iron multi-fuel stove with slate hearth and the original inset heavy beam over. At one end an attractive multi-pane window overlooks the Churchyard at the front, with feature window seat below and range of useful display and storage shelving to one side. At the other end is an electric radiator with space and point for a wall mounted television over. The Sitting Room is finished with an oak board floor and three amp plug lighting. In one corner a white painted tongue and groove door opens onto easy turn stairs leading to the

FIRST FLOOR LANDING with a recessed multi-pane window to the rear overlooking the garden, white painted tongue and grove doors leading off to all rooms, hatch to roof space, three central ceiling lights wooden balustrade and hand rail and smoke alarm.

MASTER BEDROOM A good sized double bedroom with traditional multi-pane windows to the front overlooking the Churchyard with deep display sill and an electric radiator below, central ceiling light and TV point.

BEDROOM 2 Another good sized double bedroom with traditional multi-pane window to the front overlooking the Churchyard with deep display sill and an electric radiator below, central ceiling light.

BEDROOM 3 A small single Bedroom with traditional multi-pane window with deep painted sill and electric radiator below, central ceiling light.

BATHROOM with matching modern white suite comprising a sunken enamel bath with fully tiled splash backs, stainless steel mixer shower over, glazed shower screen to one side and recessed multi-pane window to the rear with tiled sill overlooking the garden; a pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash backs and mirror and glass shelf over; and low level WC. The Bathroom is finished with a stainless steel heated towel rail and five inset ceiling down lighters. In one corner a white painted tongue and groove door opens into the Airing Cupboard housing the factory lagged hot water cylinder with electric immersion heater, central ceiling light and slatted shelf over.

OUTSIDE Old Church Cottage is approached from New Street over a shared pedestrian right of way allowing access to a low wrought iron gate into the gravelled Front Garden creating a lovely private Breakfast Area and a great frontage to the property being bordered by a low stone retaining wall and adjacent to the Churchyard. On one side is the Front Door into the Kitchen/Dining Room. At the rear of the cottage there is a larger walled Courtyard which has two raised slate patios, a log shed in one corner and a raised herb bed in the other. The Courtyard is south facing and completely private creating a lovely summer seating area and an ideal site for flower pots and planters. In one corner is the external electric meter box whilst on one side a wooden pedestrian door returns to New Street via the shared walkway.

SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage. 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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