This Grade II Listed Tudor Cottage dates back to the late 16th century/early 17th century and it enjoys some lovely character features. The property takes up a fantastic position on the edge of Sandford within walking distance of the amenities and easy access into Crediton either by road or the Millennium Footpath. For those who don’t know, Sandford offers a great community with a shop, 2 pubs, primary school, an active village hall and regular bus service so it’s a thriving Devon village less than 2 miles from Crediton.
A wonderful Tudor front door gives access to the entrance hall and the wide staircase which is an insight into the character to come. The large living room includes a full oak panelled wall, French oak floorboards, a window seat and a beautiful, exposed fireplace complete with wood-burning stove and bread oven. The kitchen breakfast room has been refitted and is befitting of the charm of this amazing home. A utility area gives access to the rear, a large storage area under the stairs and a ground floor bathroom with corner bath. The first floor includes three double bedrooms and a shower room, which is attractively tiled and has a heated towel rail. A further staircase gives access to a 4th bedroom in the former loft with storage and a dressing room/office too. These rooms have skylights and under eaves storage which leads to a secret balcony with beautiful rural views back over the village and the garden.
To the front (across the small lane) is an area of ground used for off-road parking for 2 or 3 vehicles and a shed. Immediately to the rear of the back door is a pretty seating area and beds full of colourful plants. A pathway leads to the main garden which extends to approx. 0.8 acres and is a real haven both for the owners and plenty of wildlife. Backing onto fields and with wonderful views back towards the village, there are zones to keep those with the greenest of fingers occupied. A productive vegetable garden is accompanied by greenhouses and fruit trees, there’s a large fenced chicken run and various seating areas are dotted around to take in the different views. The planted beds bring an abundance of colour and scent and break up the areas of lawn. There’s a small leat and wetland area and plus a timber building (approx. 3.3m x 7.3m) which has water and power and is currently used at a pottery but would suit a home office or other hobby.
Please see the floorplan for room sizes.
Current Council Tax: Band D - Mid Devon 2023/24 - £2278.21
Utilities: LPG gas bottles, electric, water, telephone & broadband
Broadband within this postcode: Approx 50 Mbps (superfast connection available)
Drainage: Mains drainage
Heating: LPG gas central heating via modern Worcester combi-boiler and wood-burner
Listed: Grade II Listed (Late c.16th/early c.17th)
Sandford is a civil parish and village 1½ miles north of Crediton, with a historic 12th Century Church. It has an old -world feel, with slender twisting streets, flanked by antique thatched cottages – displaying a menagerie of “Beatrix Potter” style perennial gardens. At the village heart sits a 16thCentury Post House, enshrined by creepers – this is now ‘The Lamb Inn’, an award winning pub/ restaurant; with a rustic aesthetic and cheerful spirit. Featured in ‘The Daily Mail’s – 20 Best British Country Pubs’ (2015). Across the way from here is the shop/ post office, run by the local community. Community is something that underpins every aspect of Sandford, including the local sporting events. Residents have a choice of things to do: such as joining the village cricket, tennis, football and rugby clubs. Sandford has a highly sought after pre-school and a primary school (known for its classic Greek-style architecture). Older ones fall within the direct catchment for Q.E.C.C. in Crediton (with an Ofsted “outstanding” Sixth Form). Sandford is linked to Crediton via a footpath, that runs through the Millennium Green on the outskirts of the village – past a wildflower meadow, herb garden, over a crystal stream, yonder tilled fields to a little copse at the town’s-edge.
For sat-nav use EX17 4NP and the What3Words address is ///informer.curbed.decorator
but if you want the traditional directions, please read on.
Leaving Crediton via Jockey Hill, pass Sandford Cricket Club on your right and upon entering the village take the first right onto Mill Lane. Rudge House will be found up on your righthand side.
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