Situated between Crediton and Coleford, Lower Coombe is a small collection of just 4 residential properties, away from main roads and surrounded by countryside without being isolated. It is approx. half a mile from Coleford and The New Inn so is within walking distance of a very good pub for food and drinks. A private track leads through the fields, from the country lane to the house.
Rick Park itself is a very pretty, detached period cottage (Grade II listed) with a slate roof and plenty of character both inside and out. It’s front elevation bursts into life in the spring and summer with flowering wisteria covering the façade and the intricate windows and slate roof set it apart from being just another Devon cottage.
Internally, the property presents very well with a well fitted hand-built kitchen with oak doors, solid granite working surfaces (including a central island), stone flooring and plenty of storage space. The dining room links the rooms of the ground floor and provides access to a study, utility, a well fitted shower room and of course, the very cosy living room with wood-burning stove and exposed timber lintel above. There are two staircases to the first floor to be able to access all 3 bedrooms independently or the third bedroom can be accessed from both sides. There is also a beautiful family bathroom on the first floor in addition to the ground floor shower room.
Outside, to the front is off-road parking for 4 cars plus a newly installed decking area with lovely views over the adjacent countryside. There is an area of grass to the side and through a gate to the rear is a back courtyard with lots of storage/workshop space between 5 block built outbuildings. A short walk further down the lane (approx. 100 metres) and down a charming tree lined pathway is a stunning third acre garden. This garden is mainly lawn with zoned areas and is ideal for those people wishing to grow their own produce etc. There are raised beds, fruit cages, a brick store, summer house and a gorgeous pond too. The owners have also have water and power installed to the garden area making it usable and an ideal retreat in the summer! The garden is surrounded by trees and fields with some super views over the countryside to Dartmoor in the far distance.
Agents Note: The track is owned by a neighbouring property and it has been discussed to have the track resurfaced with each property paying a share – this isn’t guaranteed but should be noted.
The official (legal) access to Rick Park is over the second track which is a public bridleway although the neighbour’s track is also an accepted access subject to permissions.
There is a public bridleway which runs beside the property.
Please see the floorplan for room sizes.
Council Tax: E
Utilities: Mains water, electric, telephone & broadband (satellite and over-air broadband upgrades available)
Drainage: Private drainage
Heating: Oil fired central heating
Listed: Yes Grade II
DIRECTIONS : From Crediton, head towards Copplestone on the A377 and after approx. 1.5 miles, turn left at Barnstaple Cross as signed to Coleford. Stay on this road for a further 1.5 miles, pass and ignore the turning on your right (signed Knowle) and the track to Rick Park will be found on the left. Please note it’s an unmade drive and low cars may not be suitable at times.
COLEFORD is a journey back in time, a prime example of a traditional Devon hamlet. It is a designated conservation area, with a whole host of irreplaceable listed cottages and buildings. It is also home to ‘The New Inn’, known locally for its outstanding food. It is no secret that Coleford is a beautiful village – but it is also fit for a king. King Charles 1 is said to have visited Coleford during the civil war, stabling his horses there on the 22nd of July 1644, and inspecting his troops from the porch of Spencer Cottage. The nearest market town to Coleford, for a selection of modern facilities is Crediton – 3 miles to the east.
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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