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4 bedroom cottage for sale

South Zeal, Okehampton

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Property Description

Key features

  • O708
  • Period Cottage
  • Heart of sought after Dartmoor Village
  • Spacious Accommodation
  • Former Village Shop
  • Business Potential
  • 3/4 Bedrooms
  • Large Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Sitting Room with inglenook fireplace
  • Courtyard Garden

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

SITUATION The property is situated in the heart of the much sought-after Dartmoor village of South Zeal. 

South Zeal is a highly desirable Dartmoor National Park village which lies approximately 17 miles west of Exeter and 5 miles east of Okehampton. There are an excellent range of local amenities including a well renowned primary school, village stores, post office, church, recreation/playing field and two popular public houses. A more comprehensive range of local shopping and amenities can be found in Okehampton. 

Okehampton lies on the northern edge of Dartmoor National Park. It is approximately 30 miles from both the north and south Devon coasts. There are superb local beauty spots where one may enjoy walking, riding and fishing. The shopping area contains several banks and supermarkets as well as many interesting locally owned shops. Primary and secondary education is well catered for in local schools. The recreation ground and park contains, amongst other things, a covered heated swimming pool. Most sports are available including 18 hole golf course, squash courts, indoor rifle range and thriving rugby and soccer clubs.  

DESCRIPTION A substantial period stone-built cottage with well presented spacious living accommodation. The property, which is not Listed, is of stone construction and was used as a village shop for a number of years. It is now presented as a lovely family home but could offer a prospective purchaser the option of running a business from the premises subject to the necessary consents being granted. The accommodation briefly comprises entrance hall; sitting room with superb inglenook fireplace with fitted multi-fuel burner; a light and very spacious kitchen/dining room with walk-in pantry and adjoining cloakroom. From here sliding patio doors give access to the rear garden. To the first floor is a landing with doors leading to a room currently used as a family room but could offer a multitude of uses such as a work-from-home study, additional reception room, child's playroom, etc. From here there is a door leading to a large double bedroom with double glazed window to rear a pleasant rural aspect. There are a further two bedrooms and a family bathroom. To the rear is a pretty level enclosed courtyard garden. Nearby is the village recreational field which is ideal for additional family use. The property benefits from oil-fired central heating and is predominantly double glazed. We are delighted to be appointed as sole agents for the sale of this unique and versatile property and viewing is highly recommended. 

Reference made to any fixture, fittings, appliances or any of the building services does not imply that they are in working order or have been tested by us. Purchasers should establish the suitability and working condition of these items and services themselves.

The accommodation, together with approximate room sizes, is as follows:

Part glazed PVCu entrance door leading to: 

ENTRANCE HALL Stairs to first floor landing; radiator; smoke alarm; electric board. Doors to: 

SITTING ROOM 16' 6" x 13' 10" (5.03m x 4.24m) Two windows to front; a superb inglenook stone-built fireplace with fitted multi-fuel burner (in addition to the oil-fired central heating a number of radiators can be run from the multi-fuel burner); radiator; spotlight lighting; TV and telephone points. Door to: 

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 24' 0" x 17' 8" (7.33m x 5.39m > 3.47m) An extremely spacious family style kitchen/dining room with patio door giving access to rear garden. An extensive matching range of wall and floor mounted kitchen units with rolltop work surfaces; one and a half bowl sink and drainer unit with mixer tap; plumbing and space for dishwasher and washing machine and appliance space for tumble drier; integrated electric oven and grill with ceramic hob and extractor hood over; radiator; part vinyl and part laminated flooring; ample space for dining table and chairs; spotlight lighting. Door to: 

WALK-IN PANTRY Power and lighting; radiator; extractor fan; laminated wooden flooring. 

CLOAKROOM Low level WC; wash hand basin; radiator; extractor fan; laminated wooden flooring.

Returning to the kitchen a further door leads to: 


LANDING Hatch to loft space; mains fitted smoke alarm; electric fusebox. Doors to: 

BEDROOM ONE 14' 2" x 11' 8" (4.33m x 3.56m) Two windows to front; radiator; TV point. 

BEDROOM THREE 11' 4" x 9' 0" (3.46m x 2.76m)(max) Window to front; radiator; TV point. 

BATHROOM 7' 0" x 6' 11" (2.14m x 2.12m) Overhead skylight window; radiator; low level WC; pedestal wash hand basin; panel enclosed bath with electric Mira shower over; extractor fan. 

FAMILY ROOM 16' 9" x 11' 10" (5.11m x 3.61m) A versatile multi purpose room currently used as an additional family reception room but could offer a multitude of uses. Overhead skylight window; two radiators; laminated wooden flooring; TV connection. Door to: 

BEDROOM TWO 11' 3" x 10' 6" (3.44m x 3.21m) Recently replaced double glazed window to rear with pleasant rural views; radiator; TV point. 

REAR GARDEN To the rear of the property is an attractive enclosed level courtyard garden with outside tap; courtesy lighting and modern oil storage tank.  

AGENTS NOTE From the courtyard garden there is pedestrian access over the neighbouring property's garden for the removal of refuse or maintenance etc.  

AGENTS NOTE 2 Please note the village recreational ground is nearby offering excellent facilities for family use if so desired. 

SERVICES Mains water; drainage and electricity. Oil-fired central heating. 

OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band B for Council Tax purposes (by verbal enquiry with West Devon Borough Council).  

VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE & BALMENT, Okehampton Office on 01837 52371. 

DIRECTIONS From our offices in Okehampton proceed in an easterly direction leaving the town via Exeter Road. Follow the signs for Sticklepath, South Zeal, etc. crossing over the A30 dual carriageway. After leaving the village of Sticklepath proceed for approximately half a mile taking the turning left, signposted South Zeal. Turn right at the next crossroads where you will immediately enter the village of South Zeal. Continue down the hill to the bottom of the village where you will find the property on the left hand side. 

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04 February 2016


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