Christie Cottage is a pretty thatched cottage on the edge of the sought after village of Tedburn St Mary with excellent access to Exeter/Okehampton plus the amenities of the village within a mile. The elevated position on Six Mile Hill gives truly unspoiled views across the village and surrounding countryside to Cawsand Beacon on Dartmoor and on a clear day glimpses of Dartmoor’s highest tors High Willhays and Yes Tor.
The Grade II listed property is believed to be of 16th and 17th century origins with examples of original timbers including a lovely plank and muntin screen wall in the sitting room and a large fireplace with a clome oven to the side. The thatched part of the house is full of character with sloping timbers, split levels and as the original dwelling, it houses the sitting room, entrance hall and the dining room and a staircase leads to two bedrooms (both with plenty of storage) and a bathroom on the first floor. A more recent ground floor extension houses the kitchen with lovely views, a utility room, another bathroom and then two further bedrooms (currently used as studies) and a separate entrance. This offers excellent flexibility to either use as studies or bedrooms or there is the possibility of using this as an annexe (stp) to the main house.
The position and gardens need to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. The house sits in a plot of approx. two thirds of an acre of lawns and copse areas. There is an old well on the plot (although the house uses mains water) and outbuildings (although these have seen better days). There is a small ‘bluebell wood’ to the east of the property and the garden slopes away with a boundary in the adjoining woodland. A detached double garage has a workshop (with wood-burner) to the rear, a large wood store too and there is ample parking in the gated driveway.
In summary, this is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a pretty cottage with potential to improve and in a fantastic position on the edge of Tedburn St Mary with stunning views.
Please see the floorplan for room sizes.
Council Tax: E
Utilities: Mains water, electric, telephone & broadband
Heating: Oil fired central heating
Listed: Yes – Grade II
DIRECTIONS : From A30: leave the A30 at the “Fingle Glen” junction and proceed to the first roundabout. Take the first left which brings you into the village of Tedburn St Mary. Reach the next mini roundabout and take the 3rd exit (right) into Six Mile Hill and proceed for approx. 0.6 miles and Christie Cottage will be found on the right.
TEDBURN ST MARY is a village located a short drive from Exeter down the A30 (7 miles), and 5 miles across country from Crediton – through winding lanes. Its backdrop is that of high slopes, rounded hillforms and narrowing valleys. For everyday necessities there is a traditional village shop and for the kids a wonderful little primary school. If boredom ever strikes Tedburn presents a wide array of things to get stuck into, including: a drama group and a football club. Need to practice for the Ryder Cup? Or just unwind – ‘Fingle Glen Golf Hotel’ is nearby with an 18-hole golf course and luxurious accommodation. For some dramatic walks, ‘Fingle Bridge’ is only 6 (.2) miles away. Here the Teign River splashes and whirls its way over mossy boulders, through the middle of a precipitous, wooded gulley on the fringes of Dartmoor. Think: ‘The Lord of the Rings’, much of Dartmoor has been inspirational in the approach to ‘Middle Earth’ by the famous “Lotr” concept artist, Alan Lee.
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