The “Thatched Cottage” is a beautiful detached country property set in lovely gardens and grounds to about half an acre, located in a most picturesque part of the countryside just 1 mile from the popular town of Crediton. It faces South and enjoys some of the finest views in this part of the county, looking over adjoining farmland with the rolling hills of Dartmoor in the distance.
The unlisted cottage, which is believed to date back to Elizabethan times, offers spacious four double bedroom family accommodation (with 2 staircases giving much flexibility) having been tastefully decorated and is very well presented throughout. There are some lovely period features including two lovely old stone fireplaces, exposed ceiling beams (one of which has a carving "ER-1601"), various plaster castings of Tudor Roses, Fleur De Lys, and a delightful thatched entrance porch. It also benefits from up-to-date comforts, with a wonderful modern bathroom complete with double depth jacuzzi bath with LED light strip, an en-suite to the ground floor bedroom, oil-fired central heating and uPVC cottage style double glazed windows.
The gardens and grounds extend to about half an acre and are a particularly delightful feature of the property as they take full advantage of the magnificent panoramic views, which are literally uninterrupted for miles as can be seen in the photos.
They are extremely well established, and entirely encompass the property. There are well kept areas of lawn interspersed by trees, colourful flowerbeds and shrubs, plus a small wooded area giving shelter and privacy, a decked ‘viewing’ area has a timber-built bar for evening drinks and to the northern edge vegetable plots are in place.
The main entrance is through a 5-bar gate with a long tarmac driveway giving a real "country house" feel. There are spacious areas of parking for numerous vehicles plus ample space for a caravan, trailer or boat, and a DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE.
The Thatched Cottage is situated just off the A377 Exeter/Barnstaple road which gives very easy access into Crediton which literally a few minutes down the road. The property is particularly well screened by established trees and hedging. For the last two years the property has been used as a successful bed & breakfast via AirBnB and is ideally located for such occupations, with the benefit of parking & access at the rear offering defined areas for the two double bedrooms in the western wing to be let independently to the main home.
Current Council Tax: F
Utilities: Mains electric, water, telephone, broadband & modern oil tank
Fastest broadband speed within this postcode: Up to 30Mbps (Rightmove)
Drainage: Private septic tank
Heating: Oil-fired central heating
DIRECTIONS From Crediton take the A377 Barnstaple road for just over 1 mile and turn left as signposted Coleford and Yeoford. Immediately after this junction, turn left again into the drive of The Thatched Cottage.
CREDITON : An ancient market town, with a contemporary feel – only a short, 20-minute drive NW from the city of Exeter. Set in the Vale of the River Creedy, amongst gentle, rolling hills and verdant pastures. Sincerely picture postcard. Once the capital of Devon, Crediton is famed for its inspiring sandstone church and for being the birthplace of Saint Boniface in 680 AD. Its high street is a vibrant place, abuzz with trade –artisan coffee shops, roaring pubs, a farmers’ market and bakeries, jam-packed with mouthwatering delights. For those commuting it has hassle free transport links into Exeter and for schooling a prestigious community college (Queen Elizabeth’s) – with an Ofsted “outstanding” sixth form. In addition, it boasts a brilliant gym & leisure centre for New Year’s resolutions, two supermarkets for the weekly shop and a trading estate for any practical needs. All neatly held in a single valley.
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