Located on the edge of the popular village of Sandford, this is a fantastic semi-detached house which sits well between the small cottages of the village and the larger detached properties. Although semi-detached, it has a separate entrance from next door (which has a drive in from the opposite direction). The cottage is thatched and Grade II listed with plenty of character both inside and out and has oil fired central heating.
The cottage is generally accessed via the side/rear door as this is easiest from the parking area but there is an official front door. The living room is large and light with an open fireplace and built in shelving window seats are a lovely touch. The dining room also has built in shelving and a wood-burner, ideal for those winter nights. Across the back is the kitchen which overlooks the rear courtyard. It is worth noting the second staircase from the kitchen allows separate access to the bedroom and bathroom above without going through a bedroom. There is a historic link from the main entrance hallway to the kitchen. This has been closed and used for storage by the present owners but could be opened up. There is also the possibility of using this space as a ground floor WC (subject to permissions). Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, all of a good size and the family bathroom. All of the bedrooms look out over the rooftops of the village to the green hills and tree lines of Creedy Park.
Outside, there is an elevated garden to the front with a gate and path to the front door. To the side is an initially cobbled driveway leading to an open courtyard providing parking and access to the large garage/workshop (8.5m x 3.9m) which was a former barn. There is also a second store (3.8m x 2m) and a pretty courtyard seating area. Through to the side is the garden which is bordered by a beautiful old exposed cob wall and fencing. The garden is lawned with some planted beds and a small vegetable area. There is a wooden decked seating area, another store and views. The garden is approx. 18 x 8.5m.
Please see the floorplan for room sizes.
Council Tax: D (Mid Devon)
Utilities: Mains water, electric, telephone & broadband
Drainage: Mains drainage
Heating: Oil fired central heating and open fire/wood-burner
Listed: Yes – Grade II
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. For the kids, 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, then 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.
DIRECTIONS : When entering Sandford from Crediton, proceed up Rose and Crown Hill and bear left into The Square, continue to keep left and go through the village. Gaters Cottage will be found on the right, just before leaving the village.
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