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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Goveton, Kingsbridge

Sold by Us £300,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Character Period Cottage
  • Beautiful Country Views
  • Expansive, private gardens
  • Parking area
  • Wood burning stove
  • No Chain

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

HOW TO GET THERE From Fore Street in Kingsbridge proceed up the hill and bear right following the one way system onto Duncombe Street, Proceed straight on into Church Street and take the next right in to Belle Cross Road. Follow this road into the countryside and bear left sign posted Goveton and Buckland Tout Saints. Proceed along this road until you reach the hamlet of Goveton. Upon reaching the centre of the hamlet bear left and Knighton Cottage can be found on the right hand side.  

SITUATION Knighton Cottage is situated in the sheltered rural hamlet of Goveton, less than two miles from the local town of Kingsbridge. Goveton is a very picturesque hamlet nestled in an unspoilt South Hams valley, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, off the beaten track.

Kingsbridge has primary and secondary schools, both of which fared well in recent OFSTED reports. Local amenities including the South Hams Hospital, churches, health centre, tennis courts, sports centre with bowls arena and indoor swimming pool. There are also a good range of independent shops and restaurants.

The A38 expressway at Wrangaton is some 12 miles to North West, leading to the M5 and Exeter (about 30 miles) with an international airport and university. The city of Plymouth is about 20 miles west via the A379, with railway, Brittany Ferryport, Derriford Hospital, and the University of Plymouth. 

DESCRIPTION Nestled in the heart of picturesque Goveton, Knighton Cottage offers a rare to the market opportunity to purchase a characterful cottage with many original features including exposed beams and cottage windows with handmade fittings and window seats. In need of updating/ refurbishment, this generous in size property is ready to move into with a quality kitchen with integrated appliances and oil fired Aga together with dual aspect split level living room with a wood burning stove and access to a ground floor patio area.

On the first floor there are 3 double bedrooms and a family bathroom with direct access from the landing on to a sunny first floor level patio with established pond and water feature. From here stone steps lead to a attractive lawned garden with Devon banks bordering neighbouring farmland. A summer house is located to the top of the steps with various seating areas situated around the garden making the most of the sun throughout the day and to enjoy the splendid views across the rolling countryside hills. The garden is split in two currently with the lower section enjoying established wild flowers and shrubs but mainly laid to lawn. The higher section of garden is a vegetable grower's delight, south facing, this area offers an existing greenhouse and space for vegetable plots while enjoying views towards the Church.


ENTRANCE HALL Stairs lead to a split landing on the first floor, telephone point and night storage heater. Door to: 

LIVING ROOM A dual aspect room with uPVC door leading to an enclosed patio area. Split on to two levels and partitioned by two up right posts, the higher level comprises beams to ceiling, stone inglenook fire place with wood burning stove and wooden mantel piece. To the lower level is an under stairs storage cupboard. 

KITCHEN A range of wall and floor units with cupboards and drawers and granite effect roll edge work surface with tiled surround. Integrated fridge and freezer. One and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps and drainer. Double oven Aga with back boiler providing hot water. Casement window with window seat and views of the village. Door to:  

PORCH Stable door to outside, leading to steps up to garden and first floor.

From the entrance hall stairs lead to the split landing.  

LANDING Access to upper level patio, access to loft space, built in storage cupboard with wooden slatted shelving.  

BEDROOM 1 A dual aspect room with built in storage cupboards to one side of the room.  

BEDROOM 2 Range of built in storage cupboards and window with window seat overlooking the centre of the hamlet.  

BEDROOM 3 Built in storage cupboards, window to front aspect, pedestal hand basin to corner of room.  

FAMILY BATHROOM Comprising low level WC and pedestal hand basin, bath with shower over. Window to the side and rear. Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder and wooden slatted shelving. Electric fan heater.  

OUTSIDE Knighton Cottage benefits from an elevated garden located to the rear of the property accessed from either the first floor landing or the side of the property. Stone steps to the side of the property lead up to a paved area and feature pond and access to the first floor, an ideal location for alfresco dining. Further steps lead to an extensive elevated lawned garden with beautiful far reaching views across the valley. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a garden shed and offers a blank canvass to keen gardeners or the ability to keep it low maintenance leaving it in its established state.

Beyond the main garden is a secluded vegetable garden and greenhouse.

On the road level is private parking for 1- 2 vehicles and a private courtyard garden located off the living room. Opposite the property is a stone outhouse, ideal for storage.  

SERVICES Mains electricity. Private water and drainage. Oil fired Aga.  

TENURE Freehold. 

COUNCIL TAX The property is in Council Tax Band 'D'.  

METHOD OF SALE The property is being offered for sale by Public Auction (unless sold prior) on 24th November 2016 at The Crabshell, Kingsbridge, commencing at 2:30 pm subject to Luscombe Maye's General Conditions of Sale (available on request from the agent) and the Special Conditions of Sale appertaining to the property (see below). 

GENERAL CONDITIONS OF SALE Luscombe Maye for themselves and the Vendors of the property, whose agents they are, give notice that:

1. These particulars do not constitute an offer or a contract nor any part of an offer or contract.

2. All statements contained in these particulars as to this property are without responsibility on the part of Luscombe Maye or the Vendor.

3. None of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statement or representation of fact.

4. Any intending purchaser must satisfy himself/herself by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in these particulars.

5. The Vendor does not make or give, and neither Luscombe Maye nor any person in their employment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property.

6. The successful buyer will be required to pay to the Auctioneers an Administration Fee of £950 plus VAT at 20% (or whatever may be the prevailing rate), payable at the same time as the deposit for each lot purchased.


SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF SALE A copy of the special conditions of sale relating to the property may be obtained from the Vendor's Solicitors, Clarke and Weeks Solicitors 85/89 Ridgeway, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 2AA Attention: Tony Clarke Tel: 01752 345311 e-mail:

The property is offered for sale subject to the special conditions of sale all of which will be set out in the legal pack.

LOCAL AUTHORITY South Hams District Council
Follaton House
Plymouth Road
Tel: 01803 861234.

VIEWING Strictly by appointment with the agents:
Luscombe Maye
62 Fore Street
Tel: 01548 857474.

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Added on Rightmove:
23 September 2016


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