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£650,000 Guide Price

Christie Cottage, Tedburn St. Mary, EX6 6AZ


Property Summary

They don’t come much prettier than this! A lovely detached cottage with stunning views to Dartmoor, approx. two thirds of an acre of garden with plentiful trees, a bluebell wood and lawns, up to 4 bedrooms plus ample parking, double garage with home office and gym and income potential from garden buildings!
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Christie Cottage is a pretty thatched cottage on the edge of the sought after village of Tedburn St Mary with excellent access to Exeter/Okehampton on the A30, plus the amenities of the village within a mile or so. The elevated position on Six Mile Hill gives truly unspoiled views across the village and surrounding countryside to Cawsand Beacon on Dartmoor and on a clear day glimpses of Dartmoor’s highest tors High Willhays and Yes Tor.

The Grade II listed property is believed to be of 16th and 17th century origins with examples of original timbers including a lovely plank and muntin screen wall in the sitting room and a large fireplace with a clome oven to the side. The current owners have sympathetically updated the property whilst retaining the character and given it the quality finish it deserves. The thatched part of the house is full of character with sloping timbers, split levels and as the original dwelling, it houses the sitting room, entrance hall and the dining room (plus the secret bar!) and a staircase leads to two bedrooms (both with plenty of storage) and a bathroom on the first floor. A more recent ground floor extension (approx. 25 years ago) houses the kitchen with lovely views and plenty of storage/work space. It’s worth noting that there’s consent to install 2 roof lights to the kitchen and to change a window to a door in the utility room, both adding light and providing access to outside from which to enjoy the beautiful views. In addition to the utility room, there’s another bathroom and two further bedrooms (currently used as a guest room and a playroom) and a separate entrance to the front. This “wing” offers excellent flexibility to use these rooms as they are currently, change the usage or there’s even the possibility of using this as an annexe to the main house (stp).

The position and gardens need to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. The house sits in a plot of approx two thirds of an acre of lawns and copse areas. The garden is yet to be taken to its full potential but the plot is waiting and certainly deserves to match the house! There is an old well (although the house uses mains water) and veggie plots plus outbuildings including a large timber workshop and an old caravan. Both buildings have huge potential and although some work or even replacement maybe desired, there are opportunities to improve and utilise these spaces into hobby rooms/workshop or even into income generating holiday lets (stp). The caravan has its own septic tank, water and electric. There is a small ‘bluebell wood’ to the east of the property and the garden slopes away with a boundary in the adjoining woodland. A detached double garage is excellent space and there’s a room to the rear, currently used as a gym space. A second room, accessed separately, is used as a music room but could easily be a home office. There is ample parking in the gated driveway and a second entrance to the side provides further access.

In summary, this is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a pretty cottage in a large garden with annexe or holiday let potential, all within easy reach of village or even city life.

Please see the floorplan for room sizes.

Council Tax: E (Teignbridge 2022/23 – £2596.71)
Utilities: Mains water, electric, telephone & broadband
Drainage: Private drainage (septic tank – passed inspection 2021)
Heating: Oil fired central heating
Listed: Yes – Grade II
Tenure: Freehold

DIRECTIONS : From A30: leave the A30 at the “Fingle Glen” junction and proceed to the first roundabout. Take the first left which brings you into the village of Tedburn St Mary. Reach the next mini roundabout and take the 3rd exit (right) into Six Mile Hill and proceed for approx. 0.6 miles and Christie Cottage will be found on the right.

TEDBURN ST MARY is a village located a short drive from Exeter down the A30 (7 miles), and 5 miles across country from Crediton – through winding lanes. Its backdrop is that of high slopes, rounded hillforms and narrowing valleys. For everyday necessities there is a traditional village shop and for the kids a wonderful little primary school. If boredom ever strikes Tedburn presents a wide array of things to get stuck into, including: a drama group and a football club. Need to practice for the Ryder Cup? Or just unwind – ‘Fingle Glen Golf Hotel’ is nearby with an 18-hole golf course and luxurious accommodation. For some dramatic walks, ‘Fingle Bridge’ is only 6 (.2) miles away. Here the Teign River splashes and whirls its way over mossy boulders, through the middle of a precipitous, wooded gulley on the fringes of Dartmoor. Think: ‘The Lord of the Rings’, much of Dartmoor has been inspirational in the approach to ‘Middle Earth’ by the famous “Lotr” concept artist, Alan Lee.

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