CHULMLEIGH | £175,000


A charming Grade II Listed THATCHED VILLAGE COTTAGE offering beautifully presented and comfortable TWO BEDROOM ACCOMMODATION with many traditional character features conveniently located a short walk from Chulmleigh's Centre
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 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 Rose Cottage is a traditional village cottage, Grade II Listed, of stone and cob construction with lime rendered and colour washed elevations under a thatched roof, with a more recent addition at the front under a slate tiled roof and which comprises the Hall and Cloakroom. The cottage was fully renovated and modernised in 2006 and has since been well maintained by the current owner, benefitting from all the original character features one would expect from a property of this style and period including a massive stone fireplace in the Sitting Room, a most unusual former fireplace in the Kitchen/Breakfast Room, exposed ceiling beams on the ground floor and a charming little Victorian fireplace in the main Bedroom. Modern additions include natural slate flooring throughout the ground floor, Economy 7 electric heating, a country style Kitchen and a quality Shower Room. In all, Rose Cottage offers a charming cottage which would create a super second home, investment property or holiday cottage.

ENTRANCE From the cobbles at the front of Rose Cottage, the Front Stable Door with inset glass bubble-light and with an outside Coach-light on one side, opens to the Entrance Hall with a built-in Cloaks Cupboard on one side, also housing the electric meters & fuseboxes, doors to the Cloakroom and the Sitting Room, and a slate tiled floor which continues into the Cloakroom. Inset halogen down-lighter.

CLOAKROOM fitted with a low level WC and a wall mounted wash hand basin, set into painted panelled cupboards to two sides with an inset slate display shelf on one side. There is an obscure glass window on one side and a heated chrome towel rail.

SITTING ROOM A character room with a traditional multi-pane window at the front with a feature polished elm sill and window seat below, and a massive part-exposed stone fireplace on one side housing a multi-fuel stove with the original beam over and brick hearth. On the opposite side of the room is a door to the Kitchen/Breakfast Room and a doorway to the stairs. The Sitting Room has a central ceiling beam, three wall-lights, TV & telephone points and a night storage heater.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM A super Kitchen/Breakfast Room fitted on one end with a range of simple white floor units under a roll-top 'butchers block' work surface with tiled splash backs, which provide drawer & cupboard space and include and incorporate an inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit with a chrome swan neck mixer tap, and an inset 4-ring electric hob with a built-in electric oven below, both in a matt stainless steel finish. The Kitchen also benefits from space and plumbing for an under counter fridge and freezer. At the front of the Kitchen is a traditional multi-pane window on one side and the top half of a Stable Door with inset glass bubble on the other, both of which allow good natural light and have deep matching tiled sills. At the rear is a Breakfast/Dining Area which includes a traditional built-in polished elm bench whilst in one corner is a former fireplace which now creates an unusual recessed cupboard with a heavy beam over and on one side. On entering the room and set behind the door from the Sitting Room, is an Understairs Recess, with space and plumbing for a washing machine. The Kitchen/Breakfast Room is completed with inset halogen down-lighting, electric under-plinth heating and an exposed ceiling beam.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Returning to the Sitting Room, a doorway gives way to turning stairs with a window set high up to the front allowing good natural light, which lead up to the First Floor Landing. Both the stairs and part of the Landing have feature painted wainscoting to the walls, and there are doors leading off the Landing to the Bedrooms and Shower Room. There is a halogen spot-light over the stairs and inset halogen down-lighters on the Landing.

BEDROOM 1 A character Bedroom with part sloping ceilings and a traditional low, multi-pane window at the front with a deep display sill. On one side is a cast-iron Victorian fireplace with a painted surround and mantle over. There is a hatch to the roof space, a track of 4 halogen spot-lights, TV & telephone points and a night storage heater. In the far corner is the Airing Cupboard housing a lagged hot water cylinder with an electric immersion heater and a slatted shelf below.

BEDROOM 2 An 'L' shaped bedroom, again with part sloping ceilings and with a traditional low window at the front with a deep display sill. There are 2 wall-lights and, on one side, a recess housing a night storage heater.

SHOWER ROOM An internal room at the rear of the cottage with, at one end, a fully tiled double shower cubicle with a folding door and matching side panel , housing a 'Triton Opel' electric shower. One side of the Shower Room is half tiled with attractive marble effect tiles set in front of which is a white pedestal wash hand basin with chrome taps. Low Level WC with macerator. The Shower Room also has a part sloping ceiling, 3 inset down-lighters, an electric-bar wall heater and an extractor fan.

OUTSIDE At the front of Rose Cottage is an area of cobbles creating a lovely site for summer pots and tubs, provides space to park a car and is home to what was Chulmleigh's original water pump!

SERVICES Mains electricity (Economy 7), water and drainage. Telephone connected subject to provider regulations

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