CHULMLEIGH | £450,000


A DETACHED STONE LODGE situated on the outskirts of Chulmleigh offering attractively presented and versatile THREE/FOUR BEDROOM and TWO BATHROOM accommodation with OFF-ROAD PARKING, DETACHED GARAGE, TIMBER LODGE AND large GARDENS AND GROUNDS extending to approximately THREE QUARTERS OF AN ACRE. Offered with No Onward Chain
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 Coachmans Lodge is a link detached lodge house situated on the outskirts of Chulmleigh, near the riding stables and was originally part of Leigh House, which was built by Richard Preston, an eminent QC and lawyer, in the late 19th Century. The property, formerly known as Lower Lodge, is of traditional stone construction under a slate roof with a more recent single storey extension to one side encompassing the Kitchen and Master Bedroom. Internally the attractively presented accommodation is arranged over two floors and briefly comprises an Entrance Hall, a good sized Sitting Room, an Inner Hall with Shower Room just off, a well fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room, and a Double Bedroom, whilst on the first floor there are two further double Bedrooms, a small Single Room/Study and a further Shower Room. Coachmans Lodge benefits from all the character and charm one would expect from a property of this style and period including attractive multi-pane windows, the original fireplaces in the Sitting Room and Kitchen, and many original panel doors throughout, whilst modern additions include oil fired central heating, a farmhouse style Kitchen and modern bathroom suites. Outside and to the front of the house there is a pretty walled courtyard garden creating a lovely Summer Seating area, whilst on the opposite side of the shared drive there is off road parking for at least two cars allowing access into the Single Garage. Beyond the garage there is a large woodland Garden which, in part, is known as the Horseman's Spinney Nature Reserve and belongs to The Woodland Trust but is leased to The Coachmans Lodge on the remainder of a 999 year lease. The remainder of the garden belongs to the property and is mainly laid to lawn with established mixed borders, benefitting from some useful Garden Shed, a super detached Log Cabin providing useful home/office space, a pond and a vegetable garden.

ENTRANCE From the Front Garden a half glazed door leads into a

STORM PORCH with coat hanging space to one side, overhead storage cupboard and ceramic tiled floor. On side a further obscure glazed door opens into the

KITCHEN/DINER A beautiful character room with a range of matching units to two sides under a slate effect worksurface, including and incorporating a one and a half bowl ceramic sink unit with stainless steel mixer tap and integrated dishwasher below. On one side is space and point for a range cooker, whilst in one corner is an integrated fridge/freezer. At the side of the entrance door there is a cast iron oil fired Stanley stove for cooking, room heating and providing domestic hot water set into the original recessed fireplace with a heavy wooden beam over. The Kitchen also benefits from an island unit, a range of matching wall cupboards, a window to the front, vaulted ceiling with attractive beamed ceiling, slate effect flag stone flooring and integrated bin storage. On one side a door leads down to the

BEDROOM/RECEPTION ROOM A beautiful character room with two windows to the front overlooking the neighbouring garden with oak board floor and radiator. This room is currently used as a Master Bedroom but could be utilised in a variety of ways. AGENTS NOTE: We understand that an En-suite was originally on the renovations plans.

INNER HALL Returning to the Kitchen, a door leads into an Inner Hall with stairs leading to the First Floor Landing and doors to the Sitting Room and Shower Room. On one side is a Utility Cupboard housing space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, whilst on the opposite side is the Airing Cupboard housing the factory lagged hot water cylinder with electric immersion heater providing back up hot water when the Stanley Stove is switched off, with a range of slatted shelving over and the electric meters and fuse boxes. The Inner Hall also benefits from a radiator and window to the rear.

SHOWER ROOM An well fitted Shower Room with fully tiled walls and matching white suite comprising a walk in shower cubicle with stainless steel mixer shower and glazed shower screen to two sides; attractive counter-top basin set onto a range of drawers with stainless steel tap and an obscure glazed window to the rear; and a low level WC. The Shower Room also benefits from a chrome ladder towel rail, an attractive backlit mirror with shaving socket to one side and inset ceiling downlighting.

SITTING ROOM A good sized light and spacious room with windows to the front overlooking the garden, one with radiator below. At one end is an original stone and brick fireplace housing a 'woodwarm' cast iron stove with painted wooden surround and mantle. The Sitting Room also benefits from part painted pine panel walls, further radiator, TV and telephone points. On one side an obscure glazed door leads into an original

FRONT PORCH with slate effect flooring, attractive windows to the front and side overlooking the garden and half glazed door returning to the Front Garden.



FIRST FLOOR LANDING Returning to the Entrance Hall, easy turn stairs with original handrail to one side lead to the First Floor Landing with doors off to all principal rooms.

MASTER BEDROOM A good sized double bedroom with window to the front overlooking the Garden with radiator below. On one side are a good range of fitted wardrobes with hanging rails and storage shelving, whilst on the opposite side is an original cast iron Victorian fireplace with wooden surround and mantle, TV point.

BEDROOM 2 Another double bedroom with window to the front overlooking the Front Garden with radiator below, TV point, and fitted wardrobe with hanging rail and storage shelving and hatch to roof space.

SHOWER ROOM with fully tiled walls and matching white suite comprising a corner shower cubicle housing an 'Aqualisa' electric shower with glazed shower screen to one side; a wall mounted wash hand basin with cupboard below and backlit mirror over; and a low level WC. The bathroom also benefits from inset ceiling downlighters and a chrome ladder towel rail.

BEDROOM 3 Currently used as a Study fitted with a range of shelving and window to the rear.

OUTSIDE From the road, a shared drive gives access to a parking area, allowing enough space for two cars and access into a Single Garage, Beyond the parking area and garage there is a large woodland Garden which, in part, is known as the Horseman's Spinney Nature Reserve and belongs to The Woodland Trust but is leased to The Coachmans Lodge on the remainder of a 999 year lease. The remainder of the garden belongs to the property and is mainly laid to lawn with established mixed borders benefitting from a useful Garden Shed, a super water feature, a Greenhouse and a vegetable garden. The current owners have also built a timber Log Cabin in the garden which has electricity, internet and light connected and makes a super Home Office. The gardens in all extend to approximately three quarters of an acre and are a really super addition to the property.

Returning to the shared drive and on the opposite side from the parking area, a pedestrian gate leads into the Front Garden of Coachmans Lodge which is a very pretty cottage garden being partially paved and gravelled and interspersed with mature plants and shrubs. A central path leads up to the front doors into both porches at the front of the house and continues around to the rear and a useful wooden storage shed.

SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water and shared septic tank drainage. Oil Fired Stanley Stove 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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