CHULMLEIGH | £175,000


An attractive MID TERRACE CHARACTER COTTAGE conveniently situated for the centre of Chulmleigh offering comfortable THREE BEDROOM accommodation including a First Floor Bathroom, a Sitting Room with a wood burner, a Dining Room and a small Kitchen with WALLED COURTYARD GARDEN to the rear with useful Storage Shed/Workshop.
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, florists, hairdressers 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 Devons scenic and rugged coastline, being approximately three-quarters of an hours drive.


DESCRIPTION The Gate House is a mid terrace character cottage situated in a Conservation area in the centre of Chulmleigh, a short walk from the town shops and facilities. The property is of traditional stone and cob construction under a tiled roof with rendered and colour washed elevations and partial uPVC double glazing throughout. Internally the cottage offers deceptively spacious three double bedroom accommodation including a first floor Bathroom, a good sized character Sitting Room, a Dining Room and a small Kitchen. The Gate House also benefits from all the usual character features one would expect from a property of this style and period including an exposed stone fireplace in the Sitting Room housing a wood burner, traditional Victorian fireplaces in the bedrooms and original sash windows in some of the rooms. Although in reasonable condition the property would now benefit from a program of internal redecoration and modernisation. Outside and to the rear of the house there is an enclosed walled courtyard garden which also benefits from a large Stone Storage Shed/Workshop.

ENTRANCE From New Street a heavy wooden front door opens into the

SITTING ROOM A character room with exposed stone fireplace to one side housing a multi-fuel stove with stone hearth and inset heavy beam over. In one corner a door opens onto the Stairs, leading to the First Floor Landing, whilst at the front there is a uPVC double glazed window with deep display sill. The Sitting Room also benefits from book shelving, TV point and a radiator. On one side an archway leads into the

KITCHEN/DINER A good sized dual aspect room with uPVC double glazed windows at either end overlooking New Street and the rear courtyard garden. At one end is the Kitchen area - a small Kitchen fitted with a range of cream units to three sides under a wood effect roll top work surface with tiled splash backs, including and incorporating a single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, set below the windows to the rear overlooking the Garden and space and plumbing for a washing machine below. On one side is a space and point for an electric cooker with stainless steel extractor fan over, set between a range of matching wall cupboards, further double wall cupboard and triple ceiling spotlight. On one side a door opens into a Rear Hall and a step leads down to the Dining Area with enough space for a six seater dining room table, with electric panel heater to one side and two arched display niches.

REAR HALL with half obscure glazed Rear Door overlooking and leading out to the rear courtyard, built in understairs storage cupboard and recess housing a fridge.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Returning to the Sitting Room, easy turn stairs lead to the First Floor Landing with doors off to all rooms, hatch to roof space and uPVC double glazed window to the rear.

BEDROOM 1 A good sized double bedroom with original sash window to the front overlooking New Street and cast iron fireplace on one side, with painted wooden mantle.

BEDROOM 2 Another double Bedroom with window to the front overlooking New Street, electric panel heater.

BEDROOM 3 A third double Bedroom with window to the front and former fireplace recess to one side.

BATHROOM Fitted with a matching white suite comprising a panel bath with fully tiled splash backs and wall mounted 'Mira 722' electric shower with glazed shower screen to one side; low level WC with chrome heated towel rail to one side; and a vanity unit built into a recess with cupboard below and set below a uPVC double glazed window to the rear. In one corner is the Airing Cupboard housing a lagged hot water cylinder with electric immersion heater and a range of slatted shelving.

OUTSIDE From the Rear Hall, a half glazed Back Door opens into a useful covered seating area with space for a washing line. Beyond the seating area is a good sized concrete walled Courtyard which is an ideal site for flowerpots and planters. In one corner is a good sized storage shed fitted with a work bench and a range of useful shelving, with electricity and light connected.

SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage. Telephone connected subject to BT regulations.

DIRECTIONS From the centre of Chulmleigh turn into New Street situated between The Old Dairy and the Central Convenience store. The Gate House can be found on the left hand side.

VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment through the agent.
Floorplan for CHULMLEIGH