Fine Oak Cottage is a beautiful and imposing Grade II Listed detached house, with no near neighbours, found between the beautiful village of Newton St Cyres and Cowley. Exeter Central is just 3.6 miles away and there is a bus stop just 100 meters away.
The spacious accommodation (171sqm x 1,846sqft) includes a very large living room with tiled flooring and former fireplace with bread oven. Adjoining is a snug with matching floor tiles. Both of these rooms have staircases to serve the bedrooms upstairs. Behind these principal rooms we have a central kitchen with a dining room (double doors to the garden) to one side and a utility area to the other. There is also a downstairs bath and shower room, plus a former WC where the mains gas central heating boiler is found, and a rear porch.
The upstairs is served by the two staircases. Bedroom 2 is open to the staircase, but this could be enclosed if desired (STP). To the southern end of the property is a large dual-aspect bedroom with the modern family bathroom (P-shaped bath with shower and screen over, WC, sink and heated towel rail) to this end too. Bedroom 4 can be accessed from the bedrooms either side, but there is ample space to ‘flip’ the stairs so bedrooms 3 and 4 are independent from each other (subject to permissions)
Outside: The plot extends to 0.8 acres in total. To the front is a pretty garden with steps down to the front door with a lovely well feature. The main garden is found to the rear, it is west facing and enclosed. This is a fantastic garden with sloping lawns, three apple trees, a fishpond and a handsome thatched open-sided summerhouse (with light and power). Just across the driveway is a further area of grassed garden/small paddock with an apple orchard to the top, plus vegetable beds and 2 greenhouses.
GARAGING and STORAGE is in abundance here, which was incredibly useful when the current owners had their own business, and offers great flexibility to the next owners. There is a DOUBLE GARAGE with electronic roller door, light, power and storage over. To the rear is a garden machinery store, perfect for a ride on mower. An additional large garage is found to the back of the gated parking, with two further sheds and a hen house also in place. There is parking in front of both garages, suitable for 4 cars, with space to create more if desired (STP)
Please see the floorplan for room sizes (floor areas exclude the garages and stores).
Current Council Tax: E
Utilities: Mains gas, electric, water, telephone and broadband
Broadband within this postcode: Superfast Enabled
Drainage: Private septic tank drainage
Heating: Mains gas central heating
Listed: Grade II Listed
NEWTON ST CYRES, between Exeter and Crediton is widely regarded as one of Devon's finest villages, with a gentle stream running through the middle under its ancient stone bridge, alongside the wonderful 15th Century church built in honour of the martyr St Cyres, there are few places which match this tranquil setting. The brand new primary school is a fantastic addition & no village is complete without a pub and Newton St Cyres does not disappoint with the atmospheric Beer Engine, a popular watering hole on the Rail Ale Trail, a tour of pubs near stations along the Tarka Line railway between Exeter and Barnstaple. The recently opened Belluno Italian Restaurant is also one to visit and cheese lovers can indulge themselves at Quickes Farm shop, based half a mile west along the A377, the main road to North Devon. These outstanding features are supplemented by that iconic symbol of the English village, the cricket pitch. The crack of leather on willow fills the air when the village team play in the summer months. Footballers don’t miss out either - there are two well-maintained pitches, home to Newton St Cyres FC.
DIRECTIONS: Use EX5 5AA – Fine Oak Cottage is found directly off the A377, turn in right onto Oldaway Lane (if heading towards Exeter) and the property will be found immediately on your right, marked by a Helmores board.
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