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2 bedroom cottage for sale

South Zeal, Okehampton

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Property Description

Key features

  • Ref: O929
  • Character Cottage
  • Heart of Dartmoor Village
  • Extremely Well Presented Property
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sitting Room with superb granite built inglenook fireplace
  • Well equipped modern Kitchen
  • Quality Bathroom
  • Large south facing Garden with views to Dartmoor
  • Viewing Essental

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

SITUATION This fine property is situated in the heart of the 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 An extremely well presented characterful cottage, believed to be dating back to the 1650's, when used originally as a smoke house. The property is of stone and cob construction and is presented to a very high standard both internally and externally. The accommodation briefly comprises entrance porch; sitting room with exposed ceiling beams and superb granite built inglenook fireplace with bread oven and woodburner; a quality kitchen with modern range of kitchen units, solid granite worktops and integrated appliances; ground floor bathroom with electric underfloor heating. To the first floor are two double bedrooms, with the master bedroom having a built-in storage cupboard with hanging space and shelving and further built-in cupboards. The property benefits from double glazing to the rear elevation and secondary glazing to the front elevation. The property has a combination of radiators powered by the woodburner and also partial electric heating. To the front of the property is an attractive low maintenance front garden predominantly laid to gravel and to the rear is a large detached south facing garden which has excellent views towards Dartmoor. The garden is predominantly laid to lawn with a raised area of decking providing a lovely seating area. There is a useful wooden STORE and flowerbed borders with a wide variety of plants, shrubs and small trees. There is also a further stone built STORE with galvanised roof and shelving. We are delighted to be appointed as sole agents for the sale of this delightful characterful 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: 

From village road a small number of steps and pathway with courtesy lighting leads to: 

ENTRANCE PORCH 5' 4" x 4' 2" (1.65m x 1.29m) Fully glazed entrance door; tiled flooring; courtesy lighting; solid wood front entrance door leading into: 

SITTING ROOM 15' 9" x 15' 6" (4.81m x 4.74m) A delightful characterful room with deep silled window to front with windowseat; original timber beams with original hooks from when the property was used as a smoke house; a superb granite-built inglenook fireplace with bread oven and inset woodburner on slate hearth; built-in shelving; understairs wine rack; stairs to first floor landing. Door to: 

KITCHEN 10' 1" x 8' 2" (3.09m < 4.9m x 2.51m) A well equipped quality kitchen with a matching modern range of wall and floor mounted kitchen units with solid granite work surfaces with part tiled splashbacks; stainless steel sink and mixer tap; integrated fridge/freezer; integrated microwave and integrated electric oven and grill with electric ceramic hob; space for washing machine/dishwasher; stone tiled flooring; window and velux window to rear; painted exposed stonework walls; part exposed timber ceiling beams; heated towel rail; hatch to loft space; stable door to rear and door to: 

BATHROOM 6' 3" x 5' 2" (1.92m x 1.59m) Obscure glazed window to side; a matching white suite comprising low level WC, wash hand basin, panel enclosed bath with electric Mira shower fitted over; fully tiled walls; heated towel rail; tiled floor; hatch to loft space. 


LANDING Hanging space for coats and doors to: 

BEDROOM ONE 15' 6" x 8' 3" (4.73m x 2.52m) A deep silled window to front; painted exposed ceiling beams; built-in storage cupboard with hanging space and shelving and further built-in storage unit with cupboard space; radiator and further wall mounted electric heater. 

BEDROOM TWO 14' 3" x 7' 3" (4.36m x 2.21m) Double glazed window to side; exposed timber ceiling beams; hatch to loft space. 


FRONT GARDEN A predominantly gravelled low maintenance front garden with low privet hedge, a well kept area with flowerbed edging with a small range of plants and shrubs. 

REAR GARDEN The rear garden is a short distance from the rear of the property and is accessed via a shared track. Wall mounted outside tap and pathway leading to: 

STONE-BUILT STORE 9' 10" x 4' 11" (3.01m x 1.52m) With galvanised roof and shelving.

From here a timber gateway leads into the large south facing garden which offers a high degree of privacy and seclusion and excellent views towards Dartmoor. There is a decked seating area providing a lovely place to sit and enjoy the views over the garden and towards Dartmoor. The garden is bordered by well maintained stone walling and there is a variety of flowerbed borders with a wide variety of plants, shrubs and small trees. There is also a useful timber-built STORE ideal for garden tools, firewood, etc. 

SERVICES Mains water (not metered), drainage and electricity.  

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

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

DIRECTIONS From our offices in Okehampton leave the town in an easterly direction via East Street and on to Exeter Road. Continue following the signs towards Sticklepath and South Zeal. After passing through the village of Sticklepath take the next turning left, signposted South Zeal. Follow this road for approximately 400 metres turning right at the crossroads. As you come down the hill in to the village, the property will be found on the right hand side, identified by a Mansbridge Balment FOR SALE board. 

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25 May 2016


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