This incredibly pretty late 17th century detached cottage is Grade II Listed and takes up a wonderful position with near panoramic countryside views to the front, within this very rural village and yet with easy access to both Winkleigh (3 miles) and North Tawton (2.4 miles), plus a school bus to Okehampton College within 50 yards, as well within the catchment for Chulmleigh Academy, not to mention the Tarka-Trail providing fantastic scenic walks.
The accommodation is both spacious and flexible and includes three upstairs double bedrooms, plus a lovely family bathroom (white suite, shower and screen over the bath). Downstairs we have bedroom 4, plus a sizeable study, which gives scope to being adapted to suit the future owner. The living room enjoys exposed beams and a window seat and extends to some 7.37m with a wood-burning stove with bread oven to one end (Iso-kern chimney which reduces insurance costs) and a 2015 installed wood-pellet boiler (providing hot water and central heating throughout) to the other. There is a newly fitted kitchen adjoining the dining area (both with matching floor tiles), and a handy utility room. All double glazed doors and windows are hard wood.
Outside: In total the plot is approaching half an acre, the majority of this surrounds the property with masses of parking available and a private driveway, plus very pretty south facing gardens with lovely lawns and numerous flower beds and borders, plus a Hall’s greenhouse (14ft x 8ft) with automatic openers. There is also a small paddock which is slightly down from the cottage and garden with road access providing a great extra space for keeping animals, as an orchard or for fruit and vegetable growing perhaps.
PLANNING: The adjacent 10m x 5m (approx..) barn has listed planning permission and all consents to be converted into ancillary accommodation of 527 sqft - ask for details.
HEATING SYSTEM: The wood-pellet boiler was installed in Mid-2015. The owner has retained the oil-tank if the next owner would prefer to revert back to oil central heating.
Please see the floorplan for room sizes.
Current Council Tax: E
Utilities: Mains electric, water, telephone & broadband
Fastest broadband speed within this postcode: Up to 26Mbps
Drainage: Private septic tank
Heating: Central heating via 2015 installed wood-pellet boiler
Listed: Grade II Listed
DIRECTIONS: Use Sat-Nav EX20 2AN, the property is found on the corner of the four cross way, with the driveway found to the rear of the cottage as you take the turning towards the Parish Church.
NORTH TAWTON is a small town, built alongside the banks of ‘The River Taw’. Settlements in and around the ‘Taw Valley’ experience a haven-like quality, between the often steep-edged hillsides – a contrast to other areas of more open farmland. The town has a selection of shops, a primary school, The Fountain and The White Hart pubs and an undeniably pretty square. For more choice, by way of facilities the larger town of Okehampton is only 5 miles up the road – where access to the A30 dual carriageway (a link to the City of Exeter) can also be found. North Tawton, as with many Devon towns has a prime medieval church, with a west spire adorned with oak shingles. The town is also known for its superb creamery. The Taw Valley Creamery (est 1974) produces award -winning cheeses, revered locally and nationally.
WINKLEIGH is a gem, concealed deep within the rise and fall of the Mid Devon hills. As far as villages go it is quite large and has a strong communal atmosphere, whilst still retaining many of its unique traditions (including an annual 750 year old country fayre). Winkleigh has many facilities, including: 2 pubs, a post office, general stores, a butchers, a fishmongers, a vets, a doctor’s surgery, mechanics garage, a primary school, a chapel, sports centre, village hall and community hall…certainly enough to satisfy. For history enthusiasts the village is home to the ruins of two 12th Century castles – the only village in Devon that is. The closest supermarkets are in the town of Okehampton about 11 miles away, where access to the A30 dual carriageway is also found (a direct route to Exeter).
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