4 bedroom farm house for sale

COTTWOOD RIDDLECOMBE CHULMLEIGH

Guide Price £475,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Exceptionally well presented Detached House
  • Peaceful Rural Valley Location
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Oil Fired Central Heating
  • Solar Panel Electric
  • Large Gardens & Grounds
  • Panoramic Views
  • Extending to 5 acres in all including some Woodland

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Cott House is recently extended and much improved detached house situated in an enviable rural valley location in the heart of Mid Devon, overlooking the idyllic Mully Brook valley. The property, believed to date back some 350 years, is of solid stone construction under an interlocking concrete tiled roof with rendered and colour washed elevations with a more recent two storey cavity block extension to the rear under a tiled roof, also with rendered and colour washed elevations. The property was once thatched but a fire in the 1970's saw it replaced with the aforementioned concrete tiles. Internally the property offers imaginatively presented and exceptionally spacious accommodation briefly comprising a Farmhouse style Kitchen/Dining Room with a separate Utility Room, a split level Living/Music Room, a comfortable Sitting Room, a separate Study, four Bedrooms, two Shower Rooms and a Cloakroom complete with Turkish toilet. The current owners have extensively renovated and improved the property adding a substantial extension to the rear elevation which adds space and light to the original character cottage and encompasses the Sitting Room, Cloakroom, Utility Room, Music Room/Lounge and two of the Bedrooms. Cott House also benefits from solar panel energy providing cheap hot water and electricity, oil fired central heating throughout and a super 'Stanley' cooker in the Kitchen. Outside the property is approached over a shared concrete drive which gives access to the extensive gently sloping gardens, grounds and woodland which surround the property and enjoy lovely far reaching views down the Mully Brook Valley. The gently sloping gardens surround the property and are mainly laid to grass but would now benefit from some landscaping and creative planting, whilst beyond the house there is a productive Orchard, a ring fenced chicken coup with hen house, a useful Workshop and a hardstanding providing ample parking for several vehicles. To the east of the house are two enclosed Pony Paddocks offering good grazing, whilst further to the east there is an area of woodland with both newly planted and established trees. Overall Cott House offers the opportunity for a good sized lifestyle property ideally suited to those seeking self-sufficiency in a quiet, picturesque rural corner of Mid Devon.

Accommodation Comprising 
From the gravel parking area at the side of the house, a gravel path leads through the garden to a half glazed Door opening into the

Rear Hall/Utility Room 
Formerly the Kitchen the Utility Room is well equipped with a range of cream shaker style units to two sides under a solid butchers block work surface with contrasting tiled splash backs including a ceramic 'Butler' sink with stainless steel mixer tap set below a uPVC double glazed window to the front with a stained wood sill. On one side of the sink is an inset four ring ceramic hob with space for an electric oven below. The Utility Room also benefits from a range of matching wall units, space and plumbing for a washing machine, ample coat hanging space, radiator, track of three ceiling spotlights and is finished with varnished pitch pine flooring. In one corner a bespoke oak door with wrought iron door furniture and inset glass light leads through to the

Inner Hall 
with steps leading up to the Kitchen and bespoke oak doors to the Cloakroom, Sitting Room, Walk-in Pantry and the Music Room/Lounge. The Inner Hall also benefits from two central ceiling lights, smoke alarm and radiator and is finished with a varnished pitch pine floor. In one corner there is a raised built-in cupboard housing the 'Firebird Enviromax' oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and servicing radiators. Above the cupboard there is a feature circular uPVC double glazed window overlooking the rear of the property with central heating and hot water control panel and electric fuse boxes to one side.

Cloakroom 
with attractive half tiled walls and matching white suite comprising a low level WC, a pedestal wash hand basin, and a built-in 'Turkish toilet'. The Cloakroom also benefits from a radiator, a uPVC double glazed window to the rear with stained pine sill, a central ceiling light and is finished with a varnished pitch pine floor covering.

Sitting Room 
A super dual aspect Sitting Room with uPVC double glazed window to the front enjoying lovely wooded valley views and a fully uPVC double glazed door overlooking and leading out to the timber decking at the rear of the property. On one side there is a light brick fireplace housing a cast iron multi-fuel stove with slate hearth and inset display niches on either side. The Sitting Room also benefits from a radiator, central ceiling light and a varnished pitch pine floor.

Pantry 
A useful addition with stained wood window to the rear overlooking the timber decked area, traditional granite slab with useful shelving to the side and rear and terracotta tiled floor.

Music Room 
A super family room being split level with a pitch pine central staircase and triple aspect allowing good natural light and lovely panoramic views of the wooded Mully Brook valley. There are feature uPVC double glazed windows along one wall and uPVC double glazed doors at the side and front allowing access out to the garden. The room also benefits from three radiators, two central ceiling lights, hatch to the roof space and varnished pitch pine floor covering. On one side a bespoke oak door with inset glass light opens into the

Kitchen/Dining Room 
A most attractive 'Farmhouse' style Kitchen fitted with range of freestanding units along one wall comprising a twin bowl 'Belfast' sink with brass mixer tap set below a stained wood window to the front with storage below, space and plumbing for a dishwasher, and a built-in stainless steel single oven and grill with inset four ring ceramic hob over, set below a further stained wood window to the front with stained wood sill overlooking the garden. At one end an original fireplace recess with bread oven to one side houses the 'Stanley' solid fuel stove with double oven and hob over. On one side stairs lead down to the Inner Hall, whilst at one end further stairs lead to the First Floor Landing, with Under-stairs storage recess below. At the side of the stairs an oak door leads into the Study, whilst at the side a half glazed stained door leads out to the Front Garden. The Kitchen also benefits from a central ceiling light and a varnished pitch pine floor covering.

Study 
A useful addition with stained wood window to the front overlooking the Garden and a fireplace recess to one side housing a cast iron stove with slate hearth and exposed brick lintel over. On either side of the fireplace is a range of built-in pine bookshelves, hatch to roof space and a single wall light. The room is finished with a varnished pitch pine floor covering.

First Floor 
Returning to the Kitchen, wooden stairs with wooden balustrade and handrail to one side lead to the spacious First Floor Landing with oak doors to Bedrooms 2 & 3 and the Shower Room, hatch to roof space, two radiators, 'Velux' window, circular roof light, central ceiling light, smoke alarm and low level internal window to one side allowing borrowed light from the Kitchen.

Bedroom 2 
A good sized dual aspect double bedroom with a uPVC double glazed window to the rear and 'Velux' window to one side allowing good natural light, radiator, central ceiling light and varnished pitch pine floor.

Bedroom 3 
Another double bedroom with uPVC double glazed window to the rear overlooking the garden and rural countryside beyond, radiator, central ceiling light and varnished pitch pine floor covering.

Shower Room 
A well fitted modern Shower Room with matching white suite comprising a fully tiled Walk-In Shower cubicle housing a stainless steel thermostatically controlled shower with fixed shower head, a wall mounted shower attachment on a riser and a glazed shower screen to one side; low level WC; and a built-in corner vanity unit with stainless steel mixer tap and built-in pine cupboard below. In one corner a pine door opens into the Airing Cupboard fitted with a range of slatted shelving. The Shower Room is finished with a wall mounted towel rail, 'Velux' window, central ceiling light, extractor fan and varnished pitch pine floor.

Second Floor 
Returning to the First Floor Landing, further wooden stairs with matching balustrade and hand rail lead to the Second Floor Landing with oak doors off to Bedrooms 1 & 4, stained wood window to the front overlooking the garden with feature wooden window seat below, varnished pitch pine floor and central ceiling light.

Bedroom 1 
A large double bedroom with stained wood window to the front overlooking the garden with stained wood sill and radiator below, central ceiling light and varnished pitch pine flooring.

Bedroom 4 
A single bedroom with stained wood window to the front overlooking the garden with deep display sill, central ceiling and varnished pitch pine flooring. In one corner a door opens into the

En Suite Shower Room 
fitted with a matching white suite comprising a fully tiled corner shower cubicle housing a 'Mira Sprint' electric shower with wall mounted shower attachment on a riser and glazed shower screen to one side; low level WC; and a pedestal wash hand basin with stainless steel taps and tiled splash backs. The room also benefits from a central ceiling light, electric wall mounted radiato, vanished pitch pine flooring and an extractor fan.

Outside 
Cott House is approached from a quiet country lane at the end of a shared sloping concrete drive, which leads up to a single gravel parking area at the side of the property allowing access to the door into the Utility Room. The concrete drive continues past the house to a larger area of hardstanding providing parking and turning for a further three or four cars. Beyond the parking area is a useful Outbuilding and an enclosed Chicken Run complete with timber Hen House, whilst on the higher side of the parking area there is a productive Orchard planted with an array of mature fruit trees. There is scope to develop this area further into a vegetable garden with some raised beds.
Returning to the gravel parking area at the side of the house, a gravel pedestrian path leads up to the door into the Utility Room, with gently sloping areas of lawn on either side. The lawns continue around to the rear house being bordered by mature Devon banks and allowing lovely far reaching views across op

Services 
Mains water, private drainage. Oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and servicing radiators. Solar PV for water and electricity. Telephone connected subject to BT Regulations.

Rates 
Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford, North Devon EX39 2QG Tel No: 01237 428700
Devon County Council, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon EX1 2HN Tel No: 01392 382000

Council Tax Band - C

Tenure 
FOR SALE FREEHOLD BY PRIVATE TREATY WITH VACANT POSSESSION ON COMPLETION

Directions 
Cott House, Cottwood, Chulmleigh, Devon EX18 7PG
From the A377 Exeter/Barnstaple road continue to the Chulmleigh turning at Leigh Cross. Turn off in the opposite direction from Chulmleigh, signed Ashreigney, continue over the river and turn right, also signed Ashreigney. Follow the road to the village and, on entering the village, turn right on Bush Corner, signed Riddlecombe. Continue straight over the next crossroads and follow the road for about 2 miles into Riddlecombe. Drive through the village and at the far end, turn right around the corner and follow the road down the hill to Cottwood, a small hamlet situated on the hillside to the right. Take the concrete drive on the right and Cott House is the last house on the left hand side. Parking can be found at the very top of the drive on the right hand side.

Agents Notes 
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07 October 2016

Nearest stations

  • Portsmouth Arms (3.3 mi)
  • King's Nympton (3.5 mi)
  • Eggesford (4.7 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Portsmouth Arms (3.3 mi)
  • King's Nympton (3.5 mi)
  • Eggesford (4.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

The Keenor Estate Agent, Chulmleigh

Bonds Corner House Fore Street Chulmleigh EX18 7BR

01769 757012 Local call rate

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