This most attractive double-fronted period cottage is splendidly situated in the old village square of Sandford surrounded by other period cottages and houses, with nearby amenities including the church, Lamb Inn and post office/village stores. Sandford is within easy reach of Exeter and Crediton, the latter being accessible via a footpath through the millennium green and surrounding countryside.
The cottage, which was formerly the village bake house, offers spacious and flexible accommodation with a third bedroom/2nd sitting room being available on the ground floor. It is presented in good order and is full of charm and character having period features such as exposed beams and wall timbers, ledge & brace doors, exposed floorboards and various decorative fireplaces with a wood burning stove in the spacious living room & the 2nd sitting room. The kitchen dining room is of a good size and the family bathroom was replaced in 2019 and includes a modern P-shaped bath with shower and screen over. The two double bedrooms are found upstairs, with the master enjoying rural views and a decorative fireplace. The landing & 2nd bedroom have lovely new carpets too.
It is worth noting that due to the large windows and high ceilings, the property is very light. It also benefits from oil fired central heating throughout.
Outside space is offered by way of an enclosed south facing cottage style garden to the rear being fairly low maintenance and a useful garden room store which could be adapted to suit the next owners needs, plus a handy shed. There is rear access by right of way over the neighbouring garden should it be required and on road parking available on The Square and Rose and Crown Hill.
Please see the floorplan for room sizes.
Council Tax: C (£1,933 pa)
Utilities: Mains electric, water, telephone & broadband
Drainage: Mains drainage
Heating: Oil fired central heating (serviced)
DIRECTIONS From Crediton take the unclassified road in a northerly direction to Sandford (about 1 mile). Proceed up the hill going past the Rose & Crown Inn and take the first turning on the left in the village square. The Old Bakery will be found on the left.
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.
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