Shute Cottage is found in a wonderful location, within a small hamlet of individual properties, just 14 minutes’ drive to Exeter Central and lovely outlooks over field to the rear and orchards to the front. The villages of Shobrooke and Newton St Cyres are close by, with the Beer Engine and Red Lion pubs offering fantastic food (6 mins by car, 8 by bike and 30 mins on foot).
The accommodation already reaches 135sqm/1,450sqft with scope to extend/adapt the accommodation if more ground floor living or an annexe was required (subject to permissions). There are three double bedrooms and a family bath/shower room. The landing has a door to access the rear garden with fields beyond. The first floor is served by two staircases due to originally being two farm workers cottages in the past.
Downstairs we have a sizeable living room complete with an impressive fireplace and wood-burning stove. The dining room is naturally light and adjoins the kitchen breakfast room which includes an integrated electric hob (within a former chimney breast) and twin oven. The utility room is particularly large, it has a 2nd sink, the oil-fired boiler and a downstairs WC with sink. There is oil-fired central heating and uPVC double glazing throughout.
Outside: There are two garages, the first is attached to the utility room and so offers the best opportunity to extend the living space. The 2nd is large, detached and has previously housed a caravan. This one is found across the parking area which is suitable for 4 cars – both have power.
The gardens are found to the side (south-facing) and the rear and are both lawned and enjoy the raised outlook over the aforementioned fields and orchards.
Please see the floorplan for room sizes.
Current Council Tax: D
Utilities: Mains electric, water, telephone and broadband
Broadband within this postcode: TBC
Drainage: Septic tank & soakaway
Heating: Oil-fired central heating
SHOBROOKE is a village, parish and former manor – located 1½ miles north east of Crediton. The village backdrop is that of smaller hills, and brief woodland ridges, with oak and ash commonplace – interspersed by a collaged, arable landscape, of frequent colour. The name ‘Shobrooke’ is derived from the old English words ‘succa’and ‘broc’, meaning ‘Hob-goblin Brook’. Nearby lies Shobrooke Park, a spacious country estate, open to the public, with many wizened and ancient trees standing tall. Furthermore it claims a large fishing lake, and a grassy amphitheatre – for live music on summer nights. The Red Lion Inn offers B&B facilities, a beer garden with lush country views, and excellent food and drink. Plus, it provides a welcome rest stop to those travelling between Land’s End and John O’groats. Shobrooke is in the immediate catchment area for the schools in Crediton – also home to the closest shops.
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: SAT-NAV: EX17 1BW > Shute Cottage is easily accessible from Exeter (A377), taking the Newbridge Cross turning to Shute, or from Crediton, pass through Shobrooke and turn right towards Shute.
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