CHULMLEIGH | £350,000

A virtually detached CHARACTER COTTAGE situated in a quiet tucked away off-road location a short walk from the centre of Chulmleigh offering exceptionally spacious and NEWLY RENOVATED TWO BEDROOM accommodation with large WALLED GARDEN and two DETACHED WORKSHOPS/ANNEXES/STUDY/STUDIO spaces. IDEAL LIVE/WORK PROPERTY. **STRICTLY PROCEEDABLE APPLICANTS ONLY **
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 Worthings is a virtually detached character cottage situated in a quiet and tucked away off-road location a short walk from the centre of Chulmleigh. The property, of traditional stone and cob construction under a slate roof with rendered and colour washed elevations, has recently been the subject of considerable improvement. This includes a new Bathroom, Shower Room, oil-fired boiler and central heating system, installation of a wood burning stove, as well as being tastefully redecorated throughout. The deceptively spacious accommodation is arranged over two floors and briefly comprises an Entrance Hall, an open plan Sitting and Dining Room a galley style Kitchen with separate Utility Room and a downstairs Bathroom. On the First Floor there is a Master Double Bedroom with separate Dressing Room, a second Double Bedroom and a newly fitted Shower Room, WC and vanity unit.

Worthings enjoys a wonderful array of gardens and outdoor areas. There is a pretty front garden, much of which is walled and includes an inner walled courtyard. There is a larger cottage garden to the rear which has been beautifully landscaped. A recently restored substantial Greenhouse/Summerhouse overlooks the garden, creating a really super addition. This Greenhouse also enjoys its own all-year-round decked seating area.

ANNEXES This property benefits from two versatile and well proportioned Detached Annexes. Each have their own shower rooms, wash hand basins and WC's. Both are suitable for a variety of uses including Home Office/Studio/Study or Workshops. They could also be used as additional Bedrooms, being large enough to accommodate double beds.

ENTRANCE From East Street, a stone step leads up to a gravel path which leads through the Front Garden passing the two Annexes/Workshops and gives access to the half glazed Front Door into the

ENTRANCE HALL With painted wood tongue and groove board doors to the Sitting/Dining Room and the Bathroom, and easy turn stairs to the First Floor Landing. The Entrance Hall benefits from oak wood flooring and provides ample coat hanging space.

SITTING/DINING ROOM A super dual aspect character room with double glazed windows to the front and rear overlooking the gardens. At one end of this room there is an original exposed stone fireplace housing a newly installed Eco-Design 'Morso' wood burning stove. At the Dining Room end there is a further fireplace (redundant) with useful storage cupboards and recess display shelving. The Sitting Room is finished with attractive oak board flooring, roman blinds, TV points, a mixture of dimmable lighting options and central heating radiators. On one side a door leads through to the

KITCHEN A pretty galley style Kitchen with a range of bespoke painted wall and floor units to two sides under a solid oak block work surface with tiled splash backs, including and incorporating an inset ceramic sink unit with mixer tap set below a recessed window to the rear overlooking the garden. The Kitchen also benefits from space and plumbing for a fridge, a dishwasher, a dual-fuel range cooker with LPG gas hob and electric oven, extractor fan, a useful pan rack with inset storage shelves over, and a ceramic tiled floor. At one end tiled steps lead up to the

UTILITY ROOM with a range of matching bespoke painted units to two sides under an oak block work surface with tiled splash backs, including and incorporating an inset ceramic sink unit with mixer tap set below a double glazed window to the rear overlooking the garden. On one side there is a range of matching wall cupboards. The Utility Room also benefits from fully glazed multi-pane doors leading out to the Rear Garden and Inner Walled Courtyard respectively, as well as a radiator, space and plumbing for a washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer.

BATHROOM A modern white Bathroom with partially tiled walls and matching suite comprising a panel bath with stainless steel mixer tap and hand held shower attachment; a built-in vanity unit with stainless steel mixer tap; and a low level WC with a stainless steel flush. In one corner is space and plumbing for a washing machine and a tumble dryer. The Bathroom is finished with inset ceiling spot lighting, a sky light, an extractor fan, a chrome heated ladder towel rail, and an attractive slate tiled floor.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Returning to the Entrance Hall, easy turn stairs lead to the First Floor Landing with window to the side and doors to the Bedrooms and Bathroom.

BEDROOM 1 & DRESSING ROOM A good sized double bedroom with double glazed window to the front overlooking the front garden with radiator below. On one side there are two built-in storage cupboards with display shelving over, whilst at the rear of the room two steps down lead into a Walk-in Dressing Room fitted with a range of built-in wardrobes and storage cupboards to two sides. In one corner is the Walk-in Airing Cupboard containing a newly installed central heating hot water cylinder and controls. The Dressing Room is finished with a radiator and a double glazed window to the rear overlooking the rear garden.

BEDROOM 2 Another beautifully appointed double bedroom with double glazed window to the rear overlooking the garden with a radiator below and hatch to roof space.

SHOWER ROOM A newly installed Shower Room fitted with a matching white suite comprising a fully tiled shower cubicle housing a new chrome shower with glazed shower screen to one side; a bespoke built-in vanity unit with stainless steel taps, Imperial wash hand basin and cupboard below; Imperial WC. The Bathroom is finished with a double glazed window to the front, chrome ladder towel rail and an attractive oak board flooring.

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

OUTSIDE From East Street, stone steps lead up to the Front Garden with central gravel path leading up to the Front Door, lawned area to one side and fully glazed French Doors on the other leading into the Annex, which currently comprises a TV and study room with an En-Suite Shower, wash hand basin and WC at one end.

Beyond the Annex and also accessed via the gravel path is the Studio/Workshop Annex with windows to the front and side and En-Suite Shower Room at one end, WC at one end, accessed via fully glazed double French Doors.

Immediately to the front of the main house is a paved patio area creating a great site for flower pots and planters and currently houses a wood shed. A wooden pedestrian door leads through to a walled Courtyard Area which is paved and completely private creating a sheltered summer seating area ideal for Summer entertaining. From the Courtyard a further pedestrian door leads out to the larger rear Garden, part of which is laid to lawn and benefits from raised shrub borders, paved patio areas, an attractive water feature, and a good sized Greenhouse/Summerhouse at one end with a further wooden garden shed to one side.

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