CHULMLEIGH | £350,000

A CORNER TERRACED Grade II Listed cob and thatch COTTAGE conveniently situated for the centre of Chulmleigh offering exceptionally spacious and attractively presented THREE BEDROOM and TWO BATHROOM accommodation including a well fitted Kitchen and two reception rooms with SINGLE GARAGE, Workshop and delightful part walled GARDEN to the rear.
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, hardware store 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, bank, 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 Swallows is a Grade II Listed character village cottage of traditional stone and cob construction under a thatched roof with a small slated area to the rear, all with rendered and colour-washed elevations. Internally the beautifully presented accommodation briefly comprises on the ground floor, a well fitted modern Kitchen with cream shaker style units and wood block work surfaces, an exceptionally spacious open-plan Living/Dining Room with a separate Sitting Room just off, whilst on the First Floor there is a Master Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room, two further Bedrooms and a newly fitted Family Bathroom situated off a generously proportioned First Floor Landing. Swallows has been well maintained by the present owner with many of the original character features remaining, including traditional heavy beamed ceilings in many of the rooms, multi-pane windows to the front and a part exposed stone fireplace in the Sitting Room, whilst modern additions include newly replaced electric night storage heaters, a wood burner in the Living/Dining Room.

Outside a shared tarmac drive leads along the side of Swallows and around to the rear where there is a large tarmac Courtyard, which is also shared with the three neighbouring properties, but over which Swallows has both a pedestrian and vehicular right of way. In the corner of the Courtyard and at the top of the drive, there is a Store Shed attached to a useful Single Garage. Beyond the Garage and Workshop there is a most attractive part walled garden, which is mainly laid to lawn and interspersed with an array of mature trees and shrubs, creating a most delightful addition to the property. The Garden also benefits from a large timber Summer House, a Garden Shed and a Greenhouse.

ENTRANCE From East Street, a slate step leads up to the half glazed Front Door, opening into the Entrance Hall being half glazed on two sides with coat hanging space on one side with cupboard housing electric meters and fuse boxes over. Heavy beamed ceiling and half glazed door into the

OPEN PLAN LIVING/DINING ROOM A delightful character room with half tongue and groove pine panel walls, original heavy beamed ceiling and part exposed stone fireplace recess on one side with slate hearth and inset wooden beam over housing a newly fitted wood burner. On one side there is a built-in pine storage cupboard with a useful shelved recess over. Original multi-pane window to the front with painted wooden sill and recessed pine display shelf below. Night storage/convector heater, telephone point, doors to the Sitting Room and the Kitchen and

SITTING ROOM Another character room with mostly original beamed ceilings and original half tongue and groove panel walls, creating a most attractive feature. Multi-pane window to the front with pine sill and ornamental fireplace on one side housing an electric coal effect fire with slate hearth and attractive wooden surround. To one side of the window there is a large recess fitted with a good range of book and display shelving. TV and telephone points and night storage heater.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM A modern Kitchen fitted with a range of cream shaker style units under a butchers block work surface with contrasting tiled splash backs including and incorporating a feature double fronted Breakfast Bar with rounded work surface, a ceramic double butler sink unit with mixer tap set below a window to the rear overlooking the courtyard and an integrated dishwasher. The Kitchen also benefits from a built-in dresser unit, a range wall mounted display cupboards with integrated work surface lighting, space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, a fridge freezer, inset ceiling down lighting, a night storage heaters and a tile effect floor covering. At one end a half obscure glazed Back Door opens onto the shared drive at the side of the property, whilst to one side of the sink a further half glazed door opens out to the Shared Courtyard. At the rear a door opens into the

UTILITY ROOM A useful room with beamed ceiling, slate tiled floor, coat hanging space and space and plumbing for a washing machine at one end set below a roll top work surface with fitted cupboard over and wall light to one side. At the other end a door opens into the

CLOAKROOM with attractive half tiled walls, low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin and heated towel rail. Terracotta tiled floor, beamed ceiling and multi-pane window with tiled sill to the rear.

STAIRS AND FIRST FLOOR LANDING Returning to Dining/Living Room, stairs with exposed stone wall on one side and pine hand rail on the other lead straight to the spacious First Floor Landing with doors off to all rooms, part tongue and groove panelled walls, night storage heater, corner display shelf and multi-pane window to the side with painted wooden sill. Two sets of matching pine double doors open to a built-in wardrobe with hanging rail and an Airing Cupboard housing the factory lagged hot water cylinder with electric immersion heater and good range of slatted shelving over and to one side.

BEDROOM 1 including the built-in wardrobe and En-Suite Shower Room. A good sized double bedroom with two multi-pane windows to the rear overlooking the Courtyard both with strip pine sills, TV point, night storage heater and ceiling light. In one corner is a double built-in wardrobe fitted with hanging rail, storage shelving and pine door, whilst on one side a door opens into the

ENSUITE fitted with a matching white suite comprising a fully tiled shower cubicle housing a 'Triton Opal' electric shower with glazed shower screen; wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap and tiled splash backs; and low level WC. The room is finished with a heated towel, hatch to roof space, extractor fan. At the rear is a multi-pane window with strip pine sill.

BEDROOM 2 with multi-pane window to the front with painted sill, part exposed ceiling beams, built-in cupboard fitted with a range of storage shelving, TV & telephone point and electric panel heater.

BEDROOM 3 with multi-pane window to the front with painted sill, cast iron fireplace to one side with strip pine wooden surround and mantle, and built-in double wardrobe at one end with louvre doors, hanging rail, range of storage shelving and interior light. TV and telephone points

BATHROOM with part sloping ceiling and matching white suite comprising a newly fitted roll-top bath with stainless steel taps and shower attachment; a freestanding wash hand basin sat on a pine cupboard with stainless steel taps; a low level WC and fully tiled shower cubicle housing an electric shower with glazed shower screen. Recessed low level window with painted sill, electric radiator, with tower rail over and large wall mounted cupboard.

OUTSIDE From East Street, a narrow tarmac drive over which Swallows and the neighbouring properties have both a vehicular and pedestrian right of way, leads alongside Swallows to a wooden five bar gate, which opens into the shared tarmac Courtyard. The tarmac Courtyard is shared with the three properties that surround it and over which they all have pedestrian and vehicular right of way. In the bottom corner access can be gained into the Kitchen through the half glazed Back Door, whilst in the top corner of the Courtyard and at the top of the drive, a wooden pedestrian door opens into a Store about 9' x 8'3" (2.74m x 2.51m) of block and stone construction under an insulated single pitch galvanised iron roof with window to the front and electricity and light connected creating a useful room for the tumble dryer and freezer along with a good range of built-in storage cupboards. On one side and attached to the Store a wooden vehicular door opens into the Single Garage about 18'9" x 9' (5.72m x 2.74m) of concrete block construction under an insulated galvanised iron roof with concrete floor, window to the rear, external fuse boxes, light and electricity connected and wooden pedestrian door to one side. In the far corner of the Courtyard and adjacent to the Garage, a wrought iron pedestrian gate leads up to a most attractive and well planted part walled terraced garden, which is mainly laid to lawn and bordered on one side by a stone wall with mature shrub beds at the foot of it, and to the other by a wooden panel fence, also with mature shrub beds at the foot. The garden is triangular in shape and extends away in two terraces with a central circular flower bed, which have been well maintained to create a delightful feature. The garden also benefits from a Garden Shed, a Log Store and a Greenhouse. On one side is the original well which is covered by a safety grid. At the end of the garden there is a super timber Summer House about 12' x 12' (3.66m x 3.66m) with heating, electricity, light and internet (from the house) connected and useful timber and paved area to the front creating an ideal site for flower pots and planters.

SERVICES Mains electricity, water and drainage. Electric night storage heaters and immersion heater. Telephone connected subject to BT regulations

VIEWING Strictly by appointment through the agent. Out of Hours Please Call 01769 580024
Floorplan for CHULMLEIGH