Coldridge, Crediton | £325,000

SITUATION Coldridge is a small village set above the Taw Valley in the heart of the Devonshire countryside. This friendly community is centred around an historical church, with a most attractive traditional Village Green. The nearby village of Winkleigh offers a comprehensive range of facilities including local shops, a butcher, Post Office, doctors surgery, veterinary practice, Church, two public houses, a primary school, and a wide range of social clubs and activities. Crediton lies to the south-east and offers further amenities including a good range of shops, supermarkets, banks, restaurants, a sports hall, tennis courts etc. The university city of Exeter, approximately 17 miles, offers the comprehensive range of shopping, educational and recreational amenities and facilities one would expect from Devon's major centre. Exeter also provides a fast Inter-city rail link to London and the Midlands, with a branch line connection from Lapford, an International airport and gives access to the M5 motorway

There are excellent recreational and sporting facilities in the area, including a new Leisure Centre in Winkleigh offering tennis, lawn green & short mat bowls, snooker and table tennis, with further Leisure Centres at Crediton, Okehampton, and Barnstaple, nearby fishing in the rivers Taw and Torridge, golf courses at Chulmleigh, Libbaton, High Bullen and Down St Mary, excellent walking and riding in all directions, and sailing and water sports on North Devon's scenic and rugged coastline, being approximately three quarters of an hour's drive.

DESCRIPTION The Cottage is a charming and spacious semi-detached property situated in the quiet rural village of Coldridge, that has been lovingly restored by the current owners to create a wonderful fusion of character features with contemporary living. The property, believed to date back to the late 16th century, is of traditional stone and cob construction with a thatched roof which was replaced in 2020. A more recent single storey extension under a slate roof encompasses the Kitchen/Breakfast Room, all with rendered and colour washed elevations. Internally The Cottage benefits from all the character features one would expect from a property of this period including an exposed stone fireplace in the Sitting Room with the original bread oven to one side, beamed ceilings throughout and pretty leaded cottage windows. The Cottage has recently been modernised to an excellent standard by the current owners, including re-fitting the Kitchen and Bathroom suites, landscaping, installing LPG central heating, redecorating and laying new floor coverings throughout. Outside and to the front of the property there is a pretty cottage garden, whilst at the rear there is a larger enclosed garden, with mature planting, ample lawn and a timber decked seating area, creating a really superb feature. The Cottage also benefits from gated off-road parking.

ENTRANCE From the front garden a path leads up to a front door opening into the

ENTRANCE PORCH Featuring half-height leaded double glazing under a lean to roof with natural slate floor and stable style door opening into the

ENTRANCE HALL with doors to the kitchen, sitting room, bathroom and dining room. A double glazed leaded back door leads out to the rear garden. Stairs leading to the first floor landing. The entrance hall is finished with a partially beamed ceiling, coat hanging space, mains optical smoke alarm, radiator and two double wall lights. Access hatch to loft storage.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM A dual aspect, newly fitted room with a range of matching shaker style units to three sides under a solid sustainable wood worktop with tiled splashbacks, including and incorporating a one and a half bowl single drainer ceramic sink set below a window to the front overlooking the garden. On one side there is space and connections for a gas range cooker with stainless steel extractor hood, set between a range of matching wall cupboards. There is also space and plumbing for a washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and tumble dryer. The kitchen also benefits from solid wood flooring, traditional beamed ceiling, thermal smoke alarm, radiator and 'Worcester' gas fired boiler providing hot water and central heating.

BATHROOM A newly fitted room, fully tiled walls with travertine solid wood flooring and matching white suite comprising an 'L' shaped panel bath, stainless steel waterfall mixer tap and rainfall shower with glazed shower screen; a low level WC; and a counter top basin with storage below, with an obscure glazed window to the rear. The Bathroom also benefits from a radiator, inset ceiling down lighting and heated illuminated mirror.

SITTING ROOM A good sized dual aspect room with leaded bay window to the front over looking the garden. The room centres around the original exposed stone fireplace with bread oven, heavy beam over and slate hearth (currently not in use). The Sitting Room also benefits from oak display shelving, double radiator, four double wall lights and a TV and satellite point.

DINING ROOM Another good sized room with leaded windows to the rear overlooking the garden, beamed ceiling, two double wall lights, useful under stairs storage cupboard, electric meters, fuse boxes and radiator. This room is currently utilised as a home office and would be equally useful as a 4th bedroom.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING From the hall there are easy turn stairs featuring a large window to one side providing lots of natural light, leading to the first floor landing with beamed ceiling, mains smoke alarm and doors to bedrooms.

MASTER BEDROOM A large double bedroom with a leaded window to the front with far reaching views, attractive vaulted ceiling, radiator and built-in storage cupboards.

BEDROOM 2 Another double bedroom with a leaded window to the rear overlooking the garden with a radiator and beamed ceiling.

BEDROOM 3 A good sized single bedroom with a leaded window to the rear overlooking the garden with a radiator.

OUTSIDE From the quiet country lane a wooden pedestrian gate opens onto a paved path into the front garden with a clipped hedge to the front and wooden picket fence to the side draped in wisteria. At the side of the cottage there is dedicated off road parking for at least two cars. At the rear of the cottage, accessed via the back door or from the driveway, a path runs the full width of the property with steps leading up to a good sized level garden. This is mainly laid to lawn, with mature hedging and planting, enclosed within wooden fencing. At the end of the lawn is a timber decked area, creating a lovely seating area and allowing access back down to the driveway. In addition, The Cottage provides a large modern timber shed, external power sockets, outside water tap and mains garden lighting. ** Please Note: The private LPG tank is buried under the decking with an access point for refilling.

SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage. LPG fired boiler providing hot water and central heating. Telephone and fibre broadband connected subject to BT regulations.

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