Bridge Reeve, Chulmleigh | £225,000


A SEMI-DETACHED COUNTRY COTTAGE IN NEED OF MODERNISATION AND IMPROVEMENT currently offering THREE BEDROOM and TWO RECEPTION ROOM accommodation including a downstairs Bathroom with OFF-ROAD PARKING, DOUBLE GARAGE, SEPERATE WORKSHOP and LARGE GARDEN. Offered with No-On-Going Chain.
SITUATION 2 Gosses Cottage is situated in a quiet rural location near Chulmleigh, 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, 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, florists, 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 2 Gosses Cottage is a semi-detached country cottage situated approximately two miles from Chulmleigh in a quiet semi-rural location backing onto open farmland in the heart of the Taw Valley. The property is of traditional stone and cob construction under a tiled roof with rendered and colour washed elevations and uPVC double glazed windows and doors throughout, and although seemingly in reasonable structural condition the property would now benefit from a programme of internal re-arrangement, modernisation and improvement including re-wiring, replumbing, installing some form of heating and refitting the Kitchen and Bathroom suites. The accommodation is currently arranged over two floors and briefly comprises an Entrance Hall, a Bathroom, a Dining Room, a small Kitchen, and a Sitting Room, whilst on the first floor there are three bedrooms. Outside and to the front of the house a shared drive gives access to off-road parking for one car allowing access into a Detached Double Garage, whilst on one side there is a large Shed/Workshop. At the rear of the cottage there is good sized partially walled Garden which is currently laid to lawn and creates a really super feature of the property.

ENTRANCE From the parking area a half glazed front door leads into the

ENTRANCE PORCH Being of uPVC double glazed construction on a brick plinth under a polycarbonate roof with tiled floor. On one side a door opens into the

ENTRANCE HALL With a sliding door into the Bathroom and door into the Dining Room.

BATHROOM With partially tiled walls and matching white suite comprising an enamel panel bath with 'Mira Jump' electric shower over with wall mounted shower attachment on a riser, a low level WC set below an obscure glazed window to the side and a wall mounted wash hand basin with mirror fronted medicine cabinet over. The Bathroom is finished with a wall mounted heater.

DINING ROOM With window to the front overlooking the parking area. In one corner is a solid fuel Rayburn for cooking and heating the hot water. In one corner a door opens into the Kitchen whilst at the rear a door opens into the Sitting Room.

KITCHEN Fitted with a range of matching units to two sides under a rolltop worksurface with tiled splashbacks, including and incorporating a single drainer stainless steel sink unit with stainless steel pillar taps set below a window to the side with tiled sill and space and plumbing for a washing machine to one side. The Kitchen also benefits from an electric cooker point, matching wall mounted units, electric strip light and space and point for a fridge/freezer.

SITTING ROOM A good sized room with window to the rear overlooking the Garden, night storage heater. On one side is a brick fireplace housing an open grate with brick hearth and mantle. In one corner is a built in cupboard whilst to one side there is recessed shelving. In the opposite corner a door opens into a walk in understairs storage cupboard, whilst at the rear of the room a back door leads into a

REAR PORCH With fully glazed doors overlooking and leading out to the rear Garden.



STAIR HALL From the Sitting Room a door opens into a stair hall with window to the rear, cupboard housing the electric meters and fuse boxes to one side, and stairs leading straight to the

FIRST FLOOR LANDING with doors off to all three Bedrooms and hatch to roof space.

MASTER BEDROOM A double bedroom with window to the rear overlooking the garden and allowing views over the adjoining countryside. On one side are two built in wardrobes with hanging rails and storage shelving.

BEDROOM 2 Another double bedroom with window to the rear allowing lovely rural views. In one corner is the Airing Cupboard housing the hot water cylinder which is heated from the Rayburn and electric immersion with slatted shelving over.

BEDROOM 3 With window to the rear overlooking the Garden.

OUTSIDE From the road a tarmac drive allows parking for at least one car and access into the double Garage/Workshop with a concrete floor and metal up and over door. On one side a wooden door gives access to a log store to the side of the Workshop. A concrete path leads around the log store to a further shed which is of galvanised iron lean to construction and is of a decent size providing useful storage and backing onto open farmland. From the front of the double garage a concrete path leads through a wooden gate into a cobbled area at the side of the property with a further shed to one side. From this area there is a wooden gate to an old privy and a further wooden pedestrian gate leads around to the rear of the cottage and a cobbled path which belongs to 2 Gosses Cottage but over which 1 Gosses Cottage has a pedestrian right of way. On one side are the french doors into the Rear Porch, whilst on the opposite side a wooden pedestrian gate which gives access to the good sized rear Garden which is mainly laid to lawn and walled down one side with a hedge to the other.

SERVICES Mains electricity, private water (serviced by Gosses Farm) and private drainage. Rayburn 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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