3 bedroom detached house for saleCharles Bottom, Brayford, Devon, EX32
Under Offer £365,000
- Living Room
- Kitchen / Dining Room
- 3 Bedrooms (1 en-suite)
- Large Mature Gardens
- About Half An Acre
A beautifully presented character cottage with large mature gardens set in a rural yet accessible location. Kitchen/dining room, living room, study, 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite) and bathroom. Off road parking and large mature gardens with views to Dartmoor. EPC Exempt.
Situation - West Blakewell is situated in a delightful rural location with pleasant countryside views and indeed views reaching as far as Dartmoor from the top of the garden.
The nearby village of Brayford, about three miles away, has a primary school and the village of Charles has a pretty village church. The village of West Buckland, which is well known for its boarding and day school is within two miles.
The historic market town of South Molton lies approximately four and a quarter miles to the south and provides a good range of local shopping facilities, banks and schooling. This traditional market town still holds regular weekly livestock sales, together with a charming pannier market, which bustles with activity on Thursdays and Saturdays.
The regional centre of Barnstaple is ten miles to the west and has a more extensive range of amenities. West Bakewell is also three miles from the A361 North Devon Link Road, giving easy access to the M5 motorway at Junction 27 in the east, which also has a station on the Paddington line at Tiverton Parkway.
Description - West Blakewell is a south facing Grade II listed cottage built of stone with some cob, part rendered, under a thatched roof and stands within its own large, mature south facing gardens. The cottage is believed to date from the early 16th century and was formerly an open hall house and has been sympathetically and extensively restored by the current owners and retains many traditional features including attractive chamfered beams, traditional wooden doors, an inglenook fireplace, turreted staircase and exposed natural stonework.
Ground Floor - An impressive, oak front door leads into an ENTRANCE HALL with slate flagstone floor, part exposed stone walling and a glazed muntin screen as well as old ceiling pulleys. This hall also opens into the STUDY. Steps lead up adjacent to the screen to a very attractive and spacious LIVING ROOM with a beautiful chamfered beamed ceiling, large stone inglenook fireplace with slate hearth, bread oven and wood burning stove. Adjacent to the fireplace is a slate window seat and an interesting carved door leads back into the study. The KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM is off the living room and has a tiled floor, well fitted with sycamore units with iroko worktops and inset with a French farmhouse sink with mixer tap and granite drainer either side. 2 oven Aga and impressive beamed ceiling.
First Floor - From the living room a door and turreted staircase leads to the spacious LANDING with doors off to all the first floor rooms and with features including exposed roof trusses and an impressive oak muntin and glass screen leading to BEDROOM 3 which also benefits from fitted wardrobes. All bedrooms are of a good size with BEDROOM 1 having an EN-SUITE SHOWER and BEDROOM 2 a vaulted ceiling and exposed roof timbers. The bathroom is fitted with a modern suite comprising panelled bath, WC and pedestal wash basin.
Outside - There are large mature south facing gardens with many features including a cottage garden area with small pond, a sheltered patio area, fenced chicken run and a terraced area to the rear with raised vegetable beds. There is a sunny upper patio area, which enjoys far reaching views with Dartmoor in the distance. The property has ample off road parking accessed over a driveway from the country lane that passes the property. There is a recently built timber SHED, housing the borehole equipment, that is also used for storage. In addition there is a useful stone store SHED and a GREENHOUSE.
In total the property extends to about 0.44 ACRES.
Viewing - Strictly by appointment please through the sole selling agents, Stags on 01769 572263.
Directions - From South Molton take the B3226 towards Barnstaple. Upon reaching the North Devon link road (A361) at Aller Cross roundabout proceed straight across taking the Brayford/Blackmoor Gate road. Follow this road for approximately one and a half miles and at Rapscott Cross turn left. Continue on this lane down into the valley, continue over the small bridge and then take the next right turn signed to Blakewell/Charles. Approximately half a mile along this road you will reach some farm buildings and a left turn signposted to Charles Bottom. Take this left turn and the cottage is immediately on the right hand side set behind the stone wall.
Services - Mains electricity, private water (borehole) and drainage. Oil fired central heating via radiators with electric underfloor heating to the living room and study.
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