When people think of a typical Devon cottage, then Wilhay may well spring to mind. With its pretty thatched roof (which was replaced with water reed in 2021), porch and climbing plants, it certainly doesn’t lack in curb appeal. The cottage has been really well maintained and updated by the current owners and as well as the aesthetics, it also has double glazed timber windows, oil fired central heating and an updated kitchen and bathroom. There is little for a new owner to do except move in.
On the ground floor, a central entrance hall splits to the cosy living room with wood-burner and plenty of character, and to the dining room which has a dual purpose with the space created by the stairs providing a handy study area. The bathroom was replaced in 2021 and is lovely and light with a super stained-glass window. The kitchen was also replaced in 2019 by Wren kitchens and is stylish and provides ample worktop and storage space. To the rear of the kitchen is a porch/utility room and door to outside. On the first floor are the 3 bedrooms.
Outside the cottage is set back by the gated off-road parking area which comfortably accommodates 2 or 3 vehicles. To the side is a gateway and path to the rear of the property where the garden is private and level. There are paved and decked seating areas and the remainder of the garden is lawn (please note part of the garden has been re-seeded on removal of a trampoline!). The rear garden is approx. 10m x 7m.
Please see the floorplan for room sizes.
Current Council Tax: D
Utilities: Mains electric, water (Bow Water), telephone and broadband, plus modern oil tank
Fastest broadband speed within this postcode: Up to 66Mbps (USwitch)
Drainage: Mains drainage to Bow Water
Heating: Oil-fired central heating
Listed: Yes, Grade II
** AGENTS NOTE ** Bow Water essentially runs like mains water but is run as a charity and Bow Parish Council is a custodian trustee. It means that there are no bills to Southwest Water, instead payments for the supply go to the charity. It has been supplying Bow villagers since 1859 and although different, it is certainly a positive!
DIRECTIONS: From Crediton High Street, head west towards Copplestone. Go through Copplestone, bearing left at the end of the traffic lights and onto the A3072 towards Bow. Go into Bow, staying on the same road and Wilhay Cottage will be found on your right, just before leaving the village. If you reach the shop and garden centre, you’ve gone too far.
BOW is a hilltop village on the River Yeo. It sits at the edge of an expansive, wild piece of country, bordered by wind-swept fields of wheat, shadowed by Dartmoor in the distance. It shares a church and common history with the nearby hamlet of Nymet Tracey. ‘Nymet’ means Sacred Grove in Celtic and to the west of Bow is a 3rdmillennium BC woodhenge, once a place of spiritual significance for Pagan worshippers in the area. Modern Bow is a peaceful, family-friendly village with a rustic country pub, a popular primary school and a Cooperative mini supermarket – an idyllic country escape.
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