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3 bedroom detached house for sale

East Worlington, Crediton, Devon, EX17


Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Early 17th Century Cottage
  • Idyllic South Facing Setting
  • Unspoilt Rural Views
  • Many Period Features
  • 3/4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Double Garage & Parking

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This beautiful DETACHED GRADE II LISTED COTTAGE enjoys an outstanding south facing location in a relatively private rural setting nestled between the traditional picturesque villages of East and West Worlington.

With a wealth of original features and with a history which includes being the local post office and telegraph office the property is extremely well presented and it has been sympathetically cared for by the present owners who have been in occupation for the last 33 years. The cottage is of stone and cob construction and it was rethatched with water reed in 1998 and the ridge was replaced 3 years ago.

On the GROUND FLOOR the accommodation comprises an ENTRANCE HALL with areas of exposed stone, exposed wall beams, cloak hooks, a night storage heater, a decorative moulded wall feature and a staircase to the first floor.

From the hall there is a door to an impressive LIVING ROOM with a large inglenook fireplace having a bread oven, concealed lighting, a fire basket and hood, a window seat and a large ceiling beam. Adjacent to this room is the FITTED KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM with 'Ashgrove Oak units' including a 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink, a good range of drawer and cupboard base units, eye level wall units and 3 tall larder units, part tiled wall surfaces, a built in 'Neff' dishwasher with a decor panel, recessed spotlights, a concealed extractor hood and a part glazed door to the outside.

From the entrance hall there is also access to a useful STUDY/BEDROOM 4 with exposed wall beams and a SITTING ROOM with outstanding views, a beamed ceiling, part natural stone walling, recessed spotlights, double glazing and a stable door to the garden.

On the FIRST FLOOR there is a LANDING with a smoke alarm, a night storage heater and an airing cupboard. BEDROOM 1 has exposed beams, areas of stone walling and wall lights. BEDROOM 2 has exposed beams and BEDROOM 3 has exposed beams.

There is a good size FAMILY BATHROOM with a white suite comprising a panelled bath, a close coupled wc, a pedestal basin, extensively tiled wall surfaces, exposed beams and an electric panel radiator. Adjacent to the bathroom there is a SEPARATE SHOWER ROOM with a glazed and tiled corner cubicle having a thermostatic shower, a pedestal basin, a close coupled wc, extensively tiled wall surfaces and an electric panel radiator.

OUTSIDE there is a raised area of cobbled pavement to the front of the cottage, an original well, a useful ATTACHED STORE with double doors, electric light and power and plumbing. There is an enclosed garden area to the left and rear of the cottage which is adjacent to open fields and enjoys fine views.

Opposite the cottage there is a large gently sloping very traditional cottage garden with several seating areas enjoying fine views, lawns with well stocked flower and shrub beds, a productive vegetable garden and a useful brick and thatched STORE SHED. A short walk from the cottage there is an off road PARKING AREA and block built DOUBLE GARAGE 19'8" x 16'6" with two double timber doors, electric light and power, a concrete floor, a former stable and stable door at the rear gives access to a concreted turn out area.

To the rear of the garage there is a SMALL PADDOCK mainly laid to grass interspersed with mature trees and bordered by the Little Dart river. This is very peaceful and there is an old timber shed sited on the paddock.

West and East Worlington are twin villages renowned for their peaceful rural environment in the beautiful Little Dart Valley. The Village has won several awards from the Council of Protection for Rural England. West Worlington has the historic church of St Mary and East Worlington has a primary school and Parish hall and Church.

Despite its quiet setting the village has a thriving community and for 21 years the paddock area adjacent to the river hosted the annual 'Jazz by the river' event. There are community lunches and brunches, the village hall has pub nights and there are many social clubs and events.

The Village of Witheridge is just 2.5 miles distant, the popular rural town of Chulmleigh is 6 miles away, and the market town of South Molton is just over 10 miles and Tiverton with easy access to the M5 and National rail links is 13 mile distant.

With an abundance of flora and fauna, the area offers a wide range of outdoor pursuits including walking, horse riding, cycling, and fishing on the Mole and the Taw, and golf at Tiverton, High Bullen and Libbaton.
Leave South Molton via New Road B3137 signed Witheridge. Stay on this road and drive through the Villages of Alswear and Meshaw. After Meshaw turn right at Gidley Cross at the first four way junction after Meshaw. Follow this road for a short distance and then turn right at Thornam Chapel Cross signed Worlington/Lapford. Stay on this road and drive straight through East Worlington and just as you leave the village the cottage is on the right.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 
4.27m x 3.0m

Living Room 
5.1m x 4.65m

Sitting Room 
4.57m x 2.82m

Study/Bedroom 4 
3.15m x 2.82m

4.7m x 2.13m

Bedroom 1 
4.88m x 4.8m

Bedroom 2 
4.1m x 2.36m

Bedroom 3 
4.01m x 2.29m

2.87m x 2.44m

Shower Room 
1.68m x 1.47m

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Added on Rightmove:
10 May 2016


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