CHULMLEIGH | £325,000


An exceptionally spacious LINK DETACHED HOUSE situated in an enviable location towards the outskirts of Chulmleigh overlooking the golf course offering THREE BEDROOM and TWO BATHROOM character accommodation including a light and spacious Sitting Room, a good sized Kitchen/Dining Room with OFF-ROAD PARKING and SMALL 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 Wallingbrook Lodge, formerly the dining hall and dormitory of Wallingbrook School founded in 1889, is a virtually detached character cottage located towards the edge of Chulmleigh overlooking the Golf Course and Little Dart Valley beyond, yet within easy, level walking distance of the town centre. The property is of traditional stone construction with brick quoins around the windows under a pitched slate roof with colour washed elevations and partial uPVC double glazing throughout. Internally the accommodation is arranged over two floors and briefly comprises an Entrance Hall, a downstairs Cloakroom, an Inner Hall, a large dual aspect Sitting Room, a Study and a large farmhouse style Kitchen/Dining Room, whilst on the first floor there is a Master Double Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room, a further large double Bedroom, a Single Bedroom and a 'jack and jill' Bathroom. Wallingbrook Lodge has been much improved by the current owner including installing an oil fired Rayburn for cooking, room heating and servicing the radiators, refitting the Kitchen and En-suite Bathroom, an imaginatively redecorating the house throughout. Outside, there is a manageable Garden lying to the side of the property which overlooks the golf course and open countryside beyond, also providing off-road parking for two cars.

ENTRANCE From the Garden, a uPVC double glazed Front Door opens into the


ENTRANCE HALL With a range of fitted storage cupboards to one side set below a window to the front, slate tiled floor, radiator, useful built-in storage cupboard housing the electric meters and fuse boxes, original half glazed door to the Inner Hall and further door into the

CLOAKROOM An internal room fitted with a low level WC and a wall mounted corner wash hand basin with chrome taps, extractor fan, coved ceiling and slate floor.

INNER HALL With original panel doors into the Sitting Room, Kitchen/Dining Room and Study/Hobbies Room, and original Victorian stairs leading to the First Floor Landing. The Inner Hall is finished with a radiator, dado rail and coved ceiling.

SITTING ROOM A spacious dual aspect room with windows to the front and side allowing good natural light and overlooking the garden, attractive painted tongue and groove panel walls, original Victorian panel ceiling, picture rail, two wall up lighters and two radiators. In one corner is a cast iron LPG gas stove set on a slate hearth but not currently connected.

STUDY/HOBBIES ROOM An internal room currently used as a workshop fitted with shelving on all sides and set below the stairs with coved ceiling.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM A lovely farmhouse style Kitchen/Dining Room fitted with a range of matching units to two sides under a laminate work surface with tiled splash backs including and incorporating a one and a half bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap set below a window to the front with space and plumbing for a dish washer to one side. In one corner is an oil fired Rayburn with extractor hood over for cooking, room heating, supplying domestic hot water and servicing radiators, whilst on one side is Bosch stainless steel electric cooker and grill with inset LPG gas four ring hob over. The Kitchen also benefits from space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, space and points for a fridge and freezer with matching wall cupboards over, further matching wall cupboards, two useful shelved storage recesses and a radiator. The Kitchen/Dining Room is also dual aspect with two windows to the front and two obscure glazed windows to the side.

STAIRS AND LANDING Returning to the Entrance Hall, stairs with wooden balustrade and hand rail to one side lead to the First Floor Landing with doors off to all principal rooms, attractive painted tongue and groove panel walls, radiator and range of fitted book shelving, useful broom cupboard.

MASTER BEDROOM A very large dual aspect double bedroom with windows to the front and rear with radiators below. On one side there is a modern built-in wardrobes fitted with storage shelving and hanging rails. The Bedroom also benefits from attractive painted tongue and groove panel walls, an exposed A frame and TV point. In one corner a panel door opens into an

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM With partially tiled walls and matching white suite comprising a fully tiled corner shower cubicle housing a stainless steel mixer shower with extractor fan over and glazed shower screen to one side; a built-in corner vanity unit set on a tiled plinth with strip pine cupboard below; and a low level WC with storage shelf over. The En-suite is finished with inset ceiling down lighting, tiled floor, shaver point, radiator and part exposed A frame.

BEDROOM 2 Another large double bedroom with window to the front with radiator below, attractive painted tongue and groove panel wall and range of modern built-in wardrobes. On one side a door leads into the Jack and Jill Bathroom

BATHROOM With partially tiled walls and matching white suite comprising a panel bath with Mira Sport electric shower over with glazed shower screen to one side; a pedestal wash hand basin; and a low level WC set below an original obscure glazed window to the rear. In one corner is the Airing Cupboard fitted with a factory lagged hot water cylinder with electric immersion heater and range of slatted shelving. The Bathroom also benefits from a radiator, a shaver point and a door into Bedroom 3. Although fully functional this bathroom suite could do with some modernising.

BEDROOM 3 A single bedroom currently used as a sewing room with obscure glazed window to the rear, painted panelled walls, radiator, built-in shelving and inset ceiling down lighting.

OUTSIDE From Leigh Road, Wallingbrook Lodge is approached over a shared drive giving access to a parking for one car and a gate into a further parking area currently used for a camper van. At the end of the parking area there is a timber lean to store whilst on one side there is a timber decked area creating a lovely site for flower pots and planters and a lovely Summer Seating Area. The timber decked area continues around the fron of the house to the Front Door where a further pedestrian gate returns to the shared drive. Agents Note: The current owner uses the majority of the garden area as parking for their camper van but this could easily be re-instated to garden.

SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage. Oil fired Rayburn for cooking, room heating and 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