CHAWLEIGH | £350,000


A beautifully presented DETACHED CHARACTER COTTAGE situated in the centre of Chawleigh offering spacious and well laid out TWO/THREE BEDROOM accommodation including a character Sitting Room, a Dining Room/Bedroom 3 and a well appointed Kitchen with pretty COTTAGE GARDENS and ample OFF-ROAD PARKING.
SITUATION Chawleigh is a small Mid Devon village situated approximately one mile from the A377 Exeter/Barnstaple main road. Local facilities include a village shop and post office, a children's nursery, a Church, a hairdressers and a local pub. A wider range of facilities can be found at Chulmleigh, approximately 1 ½ miles to the west, including a butcher, post office, a delicatessen, a grocers shop, a hairdresser, a garage, two local pubs, an Indian restaurant, a Church, a primary school, a secondary school and a community run Sports Centre. The larger market town of Crediton lies approximately eight miles to the east offering a more comprehensive range of shops and facilities including three supermarkets, solicitors, accountants, a secondary school, a Leisure Centre, and a good farmers market. The cathedral city of Exeter lies further to the east and offers all the shops and services one would expect from the county's principal city. Road Link is via the A30, which can easily be accessed at Okehampton or at Whiddon Down providing a fast route into Exeter in the east or Cornwall in the West.

There are excellent recreational and sporting facilities in the area with Leisure Centres in Crediton, and Okehampton offering well equipped fitness suites, swimming pools, football clubs, badminton, netball, tennis and judo. There are further community run sports facilities in Chulmleigh and Winkleigh, fishing in the rivers Oke, Taw and Torridge, near-by golf courses at Okehampton, Down St Mary and Crediton, excellent walking and riding in all directions, racecourses at Haldon Exeter and Newton Abbot, and sailing and water sports on North Devons scenic and rugged coastline, being approximately an hours drive.


DESCRIPTION Butts Cottage is a beautifully presented quintessential detached character village cottage situated in the centre of Chawleigh, a short walk from the village amenities offering light and spacious accommodation with scope for further extension, subject to necessary planning permissions and building regulations. Internally the accommodation is arranged over two floors and briefly comprises a large character Sitting Room, a country style Kitchen/Breakfast Room, a useful Rear Hall/Utility Room, a Cloakroom, a separate Dining Room/Bedroom 3, Two Double Bedrooms and a modern Bathroom. Butts Cottage benefits from all the character and charm one would expect from a cottage of this style and period including traditional heavy beamed ceilings throughout, an exposed oak board floor in the Master Bedroom, and an attractive fireplace in the Sitting Room with a cast iron wood burner and the original bread oven to one side, whilst modern additions include oil fired central heating, double glazed windows and an oil fired Rayburn for cooking and room heating. Outside and to the front of the cottage there is a good sized enclosed Front Garden which is mainly laid to lawn with some raised vegetable beds to one side, whilst at the side of the house a shared drive, over which Butts Cottage has a vehicular and pedestrian right of way, leads into a large off-road parking area allowing enough space for at least three cars and giving access to the enclosed Rear Garden which is also mainly laid to lawn with mature shrub and perennial borders. At one end of the Garden there is a good sized timber Workshop creating a really useful addition.

ENTRANCE From the Front Garden, a gravel path leads up to a

STORM PORCH with overhead light and heavy wooden Front Door opening into the

SITTING ROOM A light and spacious dual aspect room with pretty cottage windows to the front and rear allowing good natural light and overlooking the garden. At one end there is an original fireplace with tiled hearth housing a cast iron multi-fuel stove with heavy beam over and original bread oven to one side, whilst in one corner stairs lead to the First Floor Landing. At either end of the room doors lead into the Dining Room/Bedroom 3 and the Kitchen. The Sitting Room also benefits from a traditional beamed ceiling, feature display recesses, two radiators and a cupboard housing the electric meters and fuse boxes.

DINING ROOM/BEDROOM 3 An addition under a pitched roof with velux window and fully glazed french doors allowing good natural light, leading out to the front garden. The room also benefits from a radiator and a feature oak lintel over the door.

KITCHEN A well fitted modern Kitchen with a range of cream shaker style units on all sides under a roll top work surface with partially tiled splash backs, including and incorporating a one and a half bowl ceramic sink unit with mixer tap, set below a multi-pane cottage window to the rear with tiled sill. At one end is an oil fired 'Rayburn Royale' with tiled splash backs for cooking and room heating. The kitchen also benefits from a central island unit with breakfast bar, space and point for a fridge & freezer, space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher. At one end a door opens into a

UTILITY ROOM/REAR HALL A useful room with coat hanging, boot storage and a tall cupboard for the hoover. On one side is the Worcester oil fired boiler with central heating and hot water control panel above, providing domestic hot water and servicing radiators, whilst at one end a Back Door leads out to the rear garden and at the other end a door opens into the

CLOAKROOM Fitted with a low level WC and a corner wash hand basin with tiled splash backs. The Cloakroom also benefits from an obscure glazed window to the side, radiator and hatch to roof space.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Returning to the Sitting Room, easy turn stairs with wooden balustrade and hand rail lead to the First Floor Landing with doors to all principal rooms and further window to the rear.

MASTER BEDROOM A good sized double Bedroom with traditional oak board floor and window to the front with oak sill, radiator below overlooking the garden. At one end is a range of built in wardrobes fitted with hanging rails and storage shelving.

BEDROOM 2 Another double Bedroom with window to the front overlooking the front garden with oak sill and radiator below. In one corner two steps lead up to a little wardrobe area with window to one side, fitted with hanging rail.

BATHROOM A good sized Bathroom fitted with a matching white suite comprising a panel bath with stainless steel shower over and glazed shower screen to one side; low level WC; and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash backs and heated towel rail to one side. The Bathroom also benefits from obscure glazed window to the rear with radiator below, oak shelf for towels with extractor fan over and exposed wood beam and an attractive wood effect flooring.

OUTSIDE From the village road, a wooden pedestrian gate opens into the enclosed front garden with central path up to the Front Door and good sized areas of level lawn on either side including a mature screening hedge to the front. On one side there are some raised vegetable beds with a wooden gate to one side leading around the side of the property to a log shed and good sized timber Workshop. At the rear of the Butts Cottage there is a larger enclosed Garden which again is partially laid to lawn with mature perennial borders creating a really super feature. In one corner there is a paved patio area creating a lovely Summer Seating area, whilst at one end there is a large gravel parking with a greenhouse and turning area providing space for at least three cars with double wooden gates at one end leading out onto a shared drive, over which Butts Cottage has a vehicular and pedestrian right of way, returning to the road.

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

VIEWING Strictly by appointment through the agent. Out of Hours Please Call 01769 580024
Floorplan for CHAWLEIGH