3 bedroom detached house for saleDolton, Winkleigh, Devon, EX19
Sold STC £650,000
- PRIVATE RURAL LOCATION
- 4 ACRES OF GARDENS, FIELD AND SPINNEY WITH LAKE
- RANGE OF OUTBUILDINGS - 2X TWO STORY BARNS/STUDIOS, TWO GARAGES, OPEN FRONT BARNS, ANIMAL SHELTER AND GREENHOUSES
- GRADE II LISTED CHOCOLATE BOX COTTAGE
- 3 / 4 BEDROOMS
- 3 RECEPTION ROOMS
- ACCESS TO COUNTRYSIDE WALKS
- RE-THATCHED SUMMER 2014
- SOUTH FACING
Set in grounds of approximately 4 acres having a complete southerly aspect, the cottage overlooks pastureland and its own copse with walks down to its own pond, in a completely secluded location.
The cottage has a covered porch to the front with access into the main entrance hall. A reception room is immediately to the right which has exposed beams and quaint cottage style windows which continue throughout the property. The country kitchen is to the rear of the cottage with lovely views over the gardens. There is a range of matching fitted wood fronted base and wall units, inset stainless steel sink and an Aga. Ample space for a country style dining table and chairs. The adjoining utility room has ample space for white goods with door leading onto the side garden.
The dining room is across from the kitchen boasting an impressive inglenook fireplace with bread oven, wooden lintel and stone surround. There is a window seat to the south elevation of the dining room enjoying the stunning countryside views. The sitting room is a light and airy room with exposed beam ceiling and fireplace with stone hearth and wooden lintel over.
To the front of the cottage is a study/additional bedroom which has alcove shelving and exposed lintel. Completing the ground floor is a cloakroom with low level W.C. and wash hand basin and complete wet room with heated towel rail.
On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, all with views over the gardens. The master bedroom is a generous room with elevated flooring. Bedroom two has built in wardrobe and exposed beam. The bathroom is fitted with a bath, low level w.c. and wash hand basin along with cupboard built into the thickness of the walls.
Immediately to the front of the property is a raised lawn area with single gate and additional wooden gate to the top. There is a concrete path leading to the front door and access into the adjoining garage. To the rear of the property there is a path with flower border leading to the back porch. The garden is predominately laid to lawn with a paved path meandering through the garden with flower and mature shrub borders. There is a stone built barn with studio above, adjacent to the cottage which has power connected. There are windows to the easterly and southerly aspects overlooking the wonderful countryside views.
Through a wooden gate leads to a further lawn which has 2 greenhouses and a utilities area for composting. A second stone built barn with power and water connected has two rooms above which again have lovely views over the field and beyond. An adjoining lean-to has additional covered storage leading into a Mediterranean style courtyard with raised beds to the borders and high stone walls.
There is a vegetable garden leading on from the utilities area with a range of beds and stone built potting shed. There is an open fronted barn with vaulted ceiling lean to the east and cobbled courtyard leading to an open fronted store. Adjoining is an open fronted animal shelter. All have access via a wooden gate to the field beyond which is bordered by Devon bank and fencing. To the bottom of the field there is a delightful copse with paths leading to a small stream, following through to a lovely wildlife pond which attracts an array of animals.
The gardens are a true delight and this property must be seen to be fully appreciated.
Agents Note: we are currently awaiting grant of probate.
Little Cudworthy is situated betwixt the popular villages of Beaford and Dolton. Dolton has an abundance of bridle paths and walkways. The village has a well-stocked shop and Post office, a primary school, two public houses and a Church, village hall and active community. Beaford offers schooling for primary ages, village hall, Church and public house. The EX19 postcode has recently been voted the number one place in the Country to raise a family!
The North Devon market town of Great Torrington is approximately 4 miles distant. This friendly town has an active community and benefits from having a variety of day-to-day shops in the pretty town centre. In addition, there are banks, a library, the renowned Plough Arts Centre and the Pannier Market. There is schooling for all ages up to 16 and various sporting facilities. The town is surrounded by 365 acres of common land providing 20 miles of public footpaths to enjoy. A nine hole golf course is found on the edge of the town, RHS Rosemoor is nearby and the spectacular coast and the National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor are all within an easy drive. The city of Exeter is around a 45 minute drive away and benefits from having mainline rail links, a large shopping centre, the Cathedral and university and an international airport.
Leave Torrington on the A386 towards Okehampton and just outside the town, at the bottom of the hill, turn left towards Winkleigh. Continue for around 5 miles until reaching the village of Beaford. Continue right through the village and at the long straight take the right hand turn marked with a Public Footpath sign. Continue all the way along this lane which becomes a rough track and the property will be found at the bottom on the left hand side.
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