A charming and beautifully presented home set amongst the rolling hills of Mid Devon.
This lovely detached three-bedroom cottage has wonderful views across the Little Dart Valley and has been refurbished to an excellent standard. It is a Grade II Listed thatched cottage that offers a light and airy feel while retaining original character features.
The hub of the home is a spacious 24 ft. country style kitchen with dual aspect windows that provide fantastic light and lovely views over the valley and of the garden. Cooks will be delighted with its good range of fitted units finished off with granite worktops, a large walk-in larder, Belfast sink, oil-fired Aga and Neff oven and induction hob. A barn door opens onto the original cobbles and patio area.
For convenience, a utility/boot room provides entry to the kitchen from the drive and contains an additional Belfast sink and plumbing for a washing machine.
The cosy beamed sitting room is accessed from the kitchen through the original entrance hall with cloakroom. Its inglenook fireplace with heavy wood lintel is a focal point and houses a wood burner and original bread oven.
Nature lovers will delight in the green oak ‘Garden Room’. This bright, vaulted space is the perfect spot to watch garden wildlife - swallows, pied-wagtails, woodpeckers, nut hatches, bull finches and blue tits are frequent visitors. It's cosy in the winter with its Clearview wood burner and in the summer months opens onto the patio terrace for outside dining.
Upstairs there is a large light and airy galleried landing with exposed original beams which leads to a spacious master bedroom with its own ensuite shower room and walk-in wardrobe. On this floor there is also a further double and single bedroom, both with built in wardrobes and a spacious family bathroom with separate bath and shower.
The grounds are a main feature of this delightful property. 1.6 acres of garden and meadow surround the cottage – a real delight for keen gardeners and nature lovers. The south facing patio is a sun trap, and the western views provide fantastic sunsets! The night sky is dark for amazing star gazing and there is little to disturb the peace. An abundance of flower beds, mature trees and shrubs, a wildlife meadow, original cobble paths, seating areas and lawns are dotted about the grounds. The patio and ornamental fishpond are surrounded by colour throughout the seasons, flanked by a lovely Acer, a medlar tree, camellias and azaleas.
The extended grounds contain a mixed fruit orchard, vegetable garden, useful sheds and a large 10m x 6m polytunnel (all with power), greenhouse and chicken coop. Water taps are located at strategic points throughout the property.
From the road, the 80m gated tarmacked drive leads you to a parking and turning area with a modern alarmed 4 unit timber structure containing a double garage/workshop, a gun room/secure storage, and home office.
The property is being sold with no onward chain.
Mains electricity, private water via a bore hole, private drainage, oil fired central heating
West Burridge is situated in an idyllic spot in Mid- Devon, midway between Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks. It is a wonderful base from which to explore Devon. The historic Cathedral City of Exeter is about 20 miles away, 45 minutes’ drive in the car or a short journey by train from nearby Lapford or Eggesford stations. Barnstaple (30 minutes) and the stunning north Devon beaches (45 minutes – 1 hour) are a similar distance. The Plough Theatre and Arts Centre, RHS Rosemoor Gardens and Dartington Crystal, at Torrington, are 30 – 40 minutes away. Nowhere is very far!
The area is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. There are many footpaths and bridleways for walking, and the Two Moors Way passes close. Excellent golf courses – High Bullen, Saunton and The Royal North Devon – are within easy reach, with a 9 hole course at Chulmleigh . Spa facilities, pool, and gym can be found at nearby at High Bullen and several leisure centres are within the area. There are watersports, equestrian facilities, horse riding, shoots and fly-fishing opportunities abound.
The villages of Chawleigh & Lapford (approx. 3 miles) have a village store and pub each. The small, charming town of Chulmleigh, about 12 minutes away, has a good range of local shops, pubs, curry house, an excellent primary and secondary schools, library, gym and health centre. South Molton is a wonderful place to shop with an award winning panier market and excellent independent shops. Multiple good dining pubs are less than 25 minutes in any direction, as is a Michelin Star restaurant.
West Burridge Cottage is within easy reach of the M5 Junction 17 (Tiverton Parkway station-2 hours to london) and Exeter airport. The main transport routes serving the area are the A377 Taw Valley Road linking Exeter to Barnstaple past Chulmleigh, and also the Tarka Railway Line which stops at nearby Eggesford Station and picturesquely follows the river to Barnstaple in the north and Exeter in the south. The North Devon link road, the A361 is about 9 miles to the east giving access to Tiverton Parkway mainline railway station and the motorway network.
Please see the floorplan for room sizes.
Current Council Tax: F (£3,156pa)
Utilities: Electric, telephone & broadband, private bore hole water with filter
Broadband within this postcode: 100Mbps
Drainage: Private drainage
Heating: Oil-fired central heating, two multi-fuel burners,backup electric immersion heater
Listed: Grade II Listed
For Sat-Nav use EX18 7HY, West Burridge Cottage
The property is marked by a Helmores Board at the end of the drive.
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