CHULMLEIGH | £290,000

A beautifully presented and historic Grade II Listed MID TERRACE COTTAGE situated in the centre of Chulmleigh offering deceptively spacious THREE BEDROOM and TWO RECEPTION ROOM family accommodation including a Kitchen/Breakfast Room and a Utility Room with many original period features and a pretty COTTAGE GARDEN.
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 Malt House is Grade II Listed mid terrace cottage situated in the centre of Chulmleigh a short walk from the towns shops and facilities. The property dates back, in part, to the 16th century and is of traditional stone and cob construction under a thatched roof with a more recent single storey to the rear under a flat roof encompassing the Utility Room, all with rendered and colour washed elevations. The property has been well maintained by the current owners and still benefits from all the character and charm one would expect from a property of this style and period including a spacious Entrance Hall with the original plank and muntin screen to one side, rare mullion lead light windows on the front elevation, original exposed stone fireplaces in the Sitting Room and Dining Room, and traditional beamed ceilings throughout. Modern additions include oil-fired central heating, a cast iron wood burner in the Dining Room and well fitted Kitchen and Bathroom suites. Internally the well laid out accommodation is arranged over two floors and briefly comprises an Entrance Hall, a Sitting Room, a Dining Room, a Utility Room and a Kitchen/Breakfast Room, whilst on the first floor there are three double Bedrooms and a Bathroom. Outside and to the rear of the cottage there is a pretty walled courtyard garden which is south facing and a real suntrap. On one side a doors leads into a useful cellar with handy trap door in the Dining Room allowing access for logs!

ENTRANCE From South Molton Street, a half glazed Front Door opens onto steps down to the

ENTRANCE HALL A super character Hallway with the original plank and muntin screen to one side, attractive terracotta block flooring, traditional beamed ceiling, radiator, doors to the Sitting Room and Dining Room and turning stairs to the First Floor Landing.

SITTING ROOM A super character room with multi-pane window to the front with oak window seat below, traditional beamed ceiling and the original exposed stone fireplace in one corner housing an open grate with original bread oven to one side and inset heavy beam over. On the opposite side of the room an obscure glazed window overlooks the Dining Room with feature display niches on either side. The Sitting Room also benefits from two radiators and a TV point.

DINING ROOM A good sized room with window to the rear overlooking the Courtyard with exposed stone fire place to one side housing a cast iron multi fuel stove with stone hearth and recesses on either side with useful built-in storage cupboards. The Dining Room also benefits from an attractive block and beam wall, a traditional beamed ceiling, a radiator. In one corner a door leads out to the Rear Hall/Utility Room, whilst in the opposite corner there is a door into the

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM Another good sized room fitted with a good range of cream shaker style units to two sides under a butchers block work surface with tiled splash backs including and incorporating a belfast sink with mixer tap, set below a window to the rear overlooking the courtyard garden. On one side is space an point for an electric cooker, whilst in one corner there is an integrated fridge. The Kitchen also benefits from a range of shelving, beamed ceiling, and hatch to roof space.

REAR HALL/UTILITY From the Dining Room, steps lead down to a Rear Hall/Utility Room fitted with a single drainer stainless steel sink unit set below a window to the rear overlooking the courtyard garden, incorporating space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer to one side. The Utility Room also benefits from a painted panel wall and a half glazed Back Door leading out to the Courtyard.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Returning to the Entrance Hall, turning stairs lead to the split level First Floor Landing with doors to all principal rooms, radiator and hatch to roof space. On one side steps lead up to the

MASTER BEDROOM A large double bedroom with sash window to the rear overlooking the Courtyard Garden, feature display niches with storage cupboards below, picture rail and radiator. In one corner is a built-in double wardrobe fitted with hanging rail.

BEDROOM 2 Another double bedroom with secondary double glazed window to the front overlooking South Molton Street, built-in blanket box and radiator.

BEDROOM 3 Another double bedroom with secondary double glazed window to the front overlooking South Molton Street, radiator and exposed ceiling beams.

BATHROOM Fitted with a matching white suite comprising a panel bath with tiled splashbacks and mixer tap with telephone style shower attachment at one end, set below an obscure glazed window to the rear; pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashbacks; and a low level WC. On one side a door opens into a walk-in Airing Cupboard fitted with shelving. The Bathroom also benefits from a radiator.

OUTSIDE From the Rear Hall/Utility Room, steps lead down to a very pretty walled courtyard garden creating a lovely summer seating area and an ideal site for flower pots and planters. In one corner is the oil tank whilst on one side a door opens into the cellar which creates a useful outside storage area benefitting from a trap door from the Dining Room to allow logs in. There is also the original well in the cellar.

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
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