Eggesford, Chulmleigh | £325,000


A recently renovated and much improved quintessential COUNTRY COTTAGE offering beautifully presented THREE BEDROOM and TWO RECEPTION ROOM accommodation with many ORIGINAL PERIOD FEATURES with OFF-ROAD PARKING and EXTENSIVE GARDENS. OFFERED WITH NO ON-GOING CHAIN.
SITUATION 9 Fourways is in Eggesford, a small rural village in the heart of the Taw Valley approximately one mile from the A377 and the train station on the edge of Flashdown Forest. The small village of Wembworthy offers a Church, a Village Hall and a good local pub called The Lymington Arms, whilst the small local town of Chulmleigh, approximately 3 ½ miles by car, offers a wider range of facilities including a grocers shop, butcher, bakery, dairy, newsagent, antiques shop, florist, indian restaurant, delicatessen, and bistro along with both a primary school and secondary school/community college, health centre, dental surgery, Post Office, churches, library, two public houses, a community run Sports Centre and a short 18 hole golf course. The larger towns of Crediton to the east and South Molton to the north, both offer a more comprehensive range of shops & facilities including supermarkets, banks, building societies, cottage hospitals, accountants, solicitors and garden centres. An hourly rail link is available at Eggesford Station providing easy access to Exeter and Barnstaple, whilst road link is via the A377 or the North Devon Link Road, which can be easily 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 Tivertonrkway station, providing a fast Intercity rail link to London Paddington, are both approximately forty-five minutes drive.

DESCRIPTION 9 Fourways Drive is a quintessential character cottage, situated in a small terrace of similar properties in an outstanding semi rural location, allowing lovely rural views to the front down the Taw Valley and approximately 1 mile from Eggesford station and the A377 Exeter to Barnstaple main road. The property is of traditional stone construction under a slate roof with a more recent single storey addition. 9 Fourways has been the subject of complete renovation and improvement by the current owners who have re-wired, re-plumbed, re-plastered and tastefully re-decorated the house throughout. The Cottage has been sympathetically restored, making much use of traditional building materials, including oak double glazed windows throughout, limestone floors in the Kitchen, Dining Room and Entrance Hall and solid oak flooring in the Sitting Room. Internally the accommodation is well laid out over two floors and briefly comprises a well fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room, a separate Dining Room, a character Sitting Room and a Shower Room, whilst on the First Floor there are three Bedrooms and a Bathroom. The cottage also benefits from many traditional period features, including the original exposed stone fireplace in the Sitting Room, strip pine board doors in many of the rooms and exposed 'A' frames on the First Floor Landing, whilst modern additions include oil fired central heating with cast iron Victorian style radiators, modern sanitary ware and a woodburner. Outside and to the front of the cottage there is off road parking, whilst at the rear there is an extensive lawned garden and a paved patio area creating a spacious seating area.

ENTRANCE From the parking area a solid oak front door with inset glass light opens into the

ENTRANCE HALL With steps leading up to the Dining Room and doors to the Kitchen and Shower Room, with coat hanging space to one side, attractive limestone floor and feature stone wall.

SHOWER ROOM With half tiled walls and matching white suite comprising a walk-in shower cubicle with glazed shower screen to one side and stainless steel mixer shower and extractor fan over; a built-in vanity unit incorporating a sink with chrome mixer tap, shaver point to one side; and a low level WC. The Bathroom is finished with a chrome ladder towel rail, velux window, internal glass blocks allowing borrowed light onto the hallway and a ceramic tiled floor.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM A good sized Kitchen/Dining Room fitted with a range of attractive '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 ceramic sink unit, set below windows to the front, with space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher. There is space for a range cooker with tiled splash backs and stainless steel extractor fan over. The Kitchen also benefits from a range of matching wall units and space for an American style fridge/freezer. The Kitchen has a vaulted ceiling with a feature exposed stone wall, radiator, limestone floor and three industrial style downlights.

Returning to the Entrance Hall, two steps lead up to the

DINING ROOM A spacious Dining Room with multi pane window to the rear overlooking the garden with radiator below, feature original exposed beams and doors to the Sitting Room and Stair Hall with an understairs storage cupboard.

SITTING ROOM A beautiful character room with the original exposed stone fireplace on one side, housing a cast iron woodburner with original bread oven and limestone hearth. At the rear a feature multi pane window allows lovely views over the rear garden with radiator below. The Sitting Room is finished with a solid oak floor, four wall lights, tv point, original central exposed ceiling beam.

STAIR HALL With solid oak door with inset glass light over leading out to a paved patio area and garden and stairs with wooden handrail to one side leading to the

FIRST FLOOR LANDING With window to the front allowing lovely views and traditional pine doors to all principal rooms, vaulted ceiling with original exposed 'A' frame and door to roof storage.

MASTER BEDROOM A good sized double Bedroom with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and window to the rear overlooking the garden with cast iron radiator below.

BEDROOM 2 Another double Bedroom with window to the rear overlooking the garden, with radiator below.

BEDROOM 3 Another double room with window the front, allowing lovely rural views across open countryside with Eggesford Forest in the distance with radiator below.

BATHROOM With half tiled walls and matching white suite comprising a panel bath with stainless steel mixer tap with telephone style shower attachment; built in vanity unit including a sink with chrome mixer tap and shaver point to one side; and a built in WC. The Bathroom is finished with a velux window, chrome ladder towel rail and vaulted ceiling with the original exposed 'A' frame.

OUTSIDE From the road a block paved front garden and parking area allows access to the front door and a wooden gate which leads into a useful bin storage area and gives access to the external oil fired boiler, providing domestic hot water and servicing radiators. From the Stair Hall, a back door opens onto a patio area which sits immediately behind the cottage and creates an ideal seating area and a great site for flowerpots and planters. (AGENTS NOTE: on either side of the patio area, gates lead to the cottages on either side of the property, there is a pedestrian right of way.) Beyond the patio a path lead to the original well which has been rebuilt and is a great feature. Steps from the well lead up to a very large rear garden which is mainly laid to lawn and bordered on either side by post and wire fences extending to approximately a quarter of an acre with vegetable beds at one end, greenhouse with an external water tap and a wooden garden shed. The garden adjoins open farmland at the rear and really is a super addition to the property. There is also a communal area which incorporates a stone-built barn, providing a small storage shed and larger two storey space.

SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage. Oil Fired Boiler providing domestic hot water and servicing radiators. Telephone connected subject to BT regulations.

VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment through the agent. Out of Hours Please Call 01769 580024
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