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4 bedroom detached house for sale


Sold STC £620,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Quintessential Wisteria-covered Devon cottage
  • Family accommodation full of character
  • Reception Room, Snug and Study
  • Sitting Room with stone fireplace, Conservatory
  • Kitchen, Breakfast Room, Dining Room & Utility
  • Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Guest bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • 2 further double bedrooms & family bathroom
  • Garage, Workshop & Parking
  • Beautifully maintained private gardens

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Superbly maintained four double Bedroom (2 en-suite) Devon Cottage full of character and charm set in a private location surrounded by beautiful South Hams countryside, offering versatile and spacious family accommodation with pretty enclosed gardens. Garage and Workshop

Modbury 7 miles, Plymouth 11 miles, Kingsbridge 11 miles (distances approximate)
Yealmpton is set in the beautiful South Hams countryside, just above the head of the Yealm estuary, with Dartmoor National Park to the north east and the coastline to the south with its beautiful estuaries, cliffs and beaches. The city of Plymouth is a short distance to the west and Newton Ferrers, at the mouth of the River Yealm and noted for its sailing, is even closer at hand. Yealmpton was described as a borough in ancient records and tradition says the Saxon King Ethelwold had a palace here. The annual Yealmpton Show, which has been running since 1874, is held at nearby Kitley House, the family home of the Polloxfens and Bastards since the time of Elizabeth I and where the nursery rhyme Old Mother Hubbard was written. The village itself has a number of amenities including several shops, primary school, health centre, two pubs, restaurant, garage and Church.

Willowbrook Cottage is a superb 4 bedroom detached former farmhouse, the main part dating back to 1850. Situated in the hamlet of Longbrook, close to Yealmpton, the wisteria-covered house is built of traditional stone and simply oozes character and charm. It is set within attractive cottage gardens overlooking the surrounding countryside. The majority of the windows are Everest double glazed.
Open porch with slate tiled roof and seats to each side. Solid timber door opening into
A lovely room with south facing window with window seat and painted timber panelling to each side. Exposed stone fireplace with exposed lintel and timber mantel, fitted with gas stove. Exposed ceiling beams. Exposed stud work to one wall. Wall lights. Open walkway with staircase rising to first floor. Door to rear hall. Stripped pine door to
A charming characterful room which lives up to its name, with low ceiling and exposed ceiling beams. Window with window seat to rear aspect. Exposed stone fireplace (not currently in use) with stone hearth and bread oven to one side. Recess shelving. Window through to entrance hall. Wall lights. Fitted shelving to the side of the fireplace. Part exposed stud work to one wall. Door to built in understairs storage cupboard.
A lovely room with window to front aspect. Feature stone built fireplace (not currently in use) with painted timber mantel and stone hearth. Alcove storage cupboard to either side of fireplace with display shelf. Exposed ceiling beam. Hatch through to kitchen. Wall lights.
A beautifully proportioned room with feature Minster fireplace fitted with an LPG stove. Built in oak display shelving to one side of the fireplace. Two double glazed windows to side aspect. Folding glazed doors through to
A superb south facing triple aspect conservatory which allows natural light to flood into the sitting room. Glazed double doors opening out to the garden. The windows have deep sills with reproduction "cherub at play" panels below. Flagstone flooring. Central ceiling fan. Retractable roof blinds. Wall lights.
Hand crafted terracotta tiled flooring. Built in pine storage cupboard with adjacent fitted seat. Coat hooks. Wall light. Open door way to recess with small window housing fridge/freezer. Part obscure glazed uPVC stable door opening out to the rear of the property. Wall lights. Latch door through to
A lovely hand crafted farmhouse kitchen comprising pine wall mounted and floor based units and glass fronted display cabinets. Twin Kohler ceramic sink with mixer taps set in tiled worksurface with wooden trim. Tiled splashbacks. Integrated Neff electric double oven. Neff halogen hob with extractor hood and light above. Integrated Neff dishwasher. Hand built pine dresser with drawers and storage cupboards below. Recessed ceiling downlighters. Hand crafted terracotta tiled flooring. Window with fitted Venetian blind to rear aspect looking out to the garden. Stable door through to
Another lovely cosy room with exposed ceiling beams and flagstone flooring. Feature exposed stone fireplace fitted with wood burning stove set on stone hearth. Window with window seat to side aspect. Wall lights. Spiral staircase rising to first floor study. Understairs storage cupboard. Latch door and steps up to
Windows to each side, one with views to the garden and the other with views over open farmland. Slate tiled flooring. Belfast sink with hot and cold taps. Floor based cupboard with tiled worksurface over and tiled splashback. Part tiled walls to dado height. WC. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.
Accessed via the spiral staircase in the breakfast room, this has a window to the side aspect overlooking the garden and across to open farmland. Recessed shelving. Wall lights.

Window to rear aspect on the half landing. Wall lights. Door to built in storage cupboard with hanging rail and storage shelf. Door to inner landing.
A beautifully decorated light room with two windows to front aspect. Built in wardrobe with hanging rail. Door with steps down to
Fully tiled corner shower cubicle with thermostatically controlled shower. Heritage pedestal hand basin. Heritage WC. Sloping ceiling with Velux skylight. Recessed ceiling downlighters. Ceramic tiled flooring with underfloor heating. Electric extractor fan. Walls tiled to dado height.
A charming double bedroom with built in wardrobes to one wall. Window with deep display sill to rear aspect overlooking the garden. Wall lights.
Suite comprising bath with mixer taps and hand-held shower attachment. Pedestal hand basin. WC. Bidet. Exposed ceiling beam. Two windows to rear aspect with deep pine display sill. Further obscure glazed window to side. Part tiled walls. Recessed ceiling downlighters. Door to built in AIRING CUPBOARD with slatted shelving and factor insulated hot water cylinder.
Double bedroom with window to front, southerly aspect overlooking the front garden and across to open farmland. Window seat. Doule doors to built in wardrobe. Loft hatch. Wall lights.
A generously proportioned double bedroom with two windows to front aspect and windows to the rear overlooking open farmland. Pine fireplace with cast-iron insert and marble hearth. Fitted dressing table and drawer to one side of the fireplace and on the other side is a fitted cupboard with display shelving above. Hand-crafted built in wardrobes with drawers and two half-glazed doors. Fully tiled shower cubicle with thermostatically controlled shower and electric extractor fan. Recessed ceiling downlighters. Wall lights. Archway and step down to half-glazed pine door opening into
Superbly presented with free standing ball and claw foot roll top bath with mixer taps and hand held shower attachment. Pedestal hand basin. High level flush WC. Walls tiled to dado height. Ceramic tiled flooring with underfloor heating. Recessed ceiling downlighters. Two windows with fitted blinds to rear aspect. Radiator heated towel rail.
The property is entered through timber 5-bar gate which opens to a gravelled driveway with plenty of off-road parking. A pathway leads from the driveway to the open porch. In front of the drive is the garage. The remainder of the front garden is laid to lawn with sweeping paths and beautifully planted shrub and flower borders. Feature circular lawn with central ornamental cherry tree. To the side is a patio with circular stone paved area with pergola above covered in climbing roses, honeysuckle and a vine. To the side of the patio is a barbecue area. The garden also has mature apple trees and a pear tree. There is a well with original pump from which the current owners draw water for the garden.

At the rear of Willowbrook Cottage is a boiler room and wood store, housing the oil-fired boiler providing the hot water and central heating. Alongside this is the oil tank.

The rear garden has a stone paved patio with an open-fronted glazed sun house with established vine providing a wonderful private seating area. From here there are steps up through a timber arch covered in clematis and climbing rose to a rear lawn area with established perennial border. There is a vegetable plot to one corner and a timber greenhouse with power and light. Timber shed with glazed double doors. Stone paved patio with outside lighting ideal for barbecues. Stone steps lead back down to the rear of the house.
Tandem double garage with double timber doors. Power and light. Window to side aspect. The workshop area has further storage above. Timber side door.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.
Band G.
South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234.
All items in the written text of these particulars are included in the sale. All others are expressly excluded regardless of inclusion in any photographs. Purchasers must satisfy themselves that any equipment included in the sale of the property is in satisfactory order.
Strictly by appointment only through Marchand Petit (Newton Ferrers office). Tel 01752 873311.
From Yealmpton continue heading east towards Kingsbridge on the A379 for approximately mile and take the left turning towards Worston. Willowbrook Cottage is the third property on the left after approximately mile.
1. These particulars are for guidance only. They are prepared and issued in good faith and are intended to give a fair description of the property, but do not constitute part of an offer or contract.
2. Any description or information given should not be relied on as a statement or representation of fact that the property or its services are in good condition. Neither Marchand Petit, nor any of its employees, has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to the property.
3. The photographs show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time they were taken. Any areas, measurements or distances given are approximate only.
4. Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property is not a statement that any regulations or other consent has been obtained. These matters must be verified by any intending purchaser.
5. Descriptions of a property are inevitably subjective, and the descriptions contained herein are used in good faith as an opinion and not by way of statement of fact. If any points of particular importance need clarifying before viewing, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

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