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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Colebrooke, Crediton, Devon, EX17

Sold STC £400,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed
  • Mainly restored
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Reception rooms
  • Overgrown grounds
  • 2 Acres

Full description

A delightful 18th Century Listed house in a hamlet with grounds of 2 acres. Mainly restored house with features. 2500 sq ft of accommodation with 4 beds and 2 receps. Overgrown grounds.

Situation - Waterleat House is situated on the edge of the hamlet of Penstone which is a delightful cluster of properties within half a mile of the small village of Colebrooke. It is only just over a mile from the village of Coleford which has a highly regarded pub, The New Inn. Crediton (5 miles) provides a large range of facilities including primary and secondary schooling (Queen Elizabeth) and an extensive range of shops. The property is close to the Tarka Line, a single track branch service with the nearest station being at Yeoford (1.5 miles) with trains to Barnstaple and Exeter.
The property is in a rural part of Mid Devon with a variety of footpaths and bridleways to take advantage of the unspoilt countryside.

Description - The property is on the market for the first time in over fifty years and presents purchasers with the opportunity to acquire an unspoilt, detached property with ample opportunity to complete the restoration to personal requirements. It is Listed Grade II and the Listed Buildings notes state that it dates from probably the 18th Century though was renovated in 1937. In the last year a further renovation scheme has been undertaken including new central heating, new wiring and re-plastering along with other improvements. What is particularly appealing are the generous ceiling heights on both floors and is unusually light and airy for a thatched property. A number of old doors which have been stripped and other period features remain.

Accommodation - Oak front door to a wide ENTRANCE HALL with staircase to first floor. DINING ROOM with tiled fireplace, timber floor, window seat and hatch to the kitchen. The SITTING ROOM has a superb inglenook fireplace with large granite uprights and bread oven. Chamfered ceiling beam. Window to front. Store room off. REAR HALL with door to outside. UTILITY ROOM with larder off. Gloworm LPG boiler. OFFICE. The KITCHEN is a dual aspect room with a range of modern cupboards under worktops.

On the first floor, landing with 3 cupboards. BEDROOM 1 is a dual aspect room with floorboards, tiled fireplace and window seat. BEDROOM 2 has a window seat and original floorboards as does BEDROOM 3. Off this room is a DRESSING ROOM with basin. The BATHROOM has a free-standing bath (recently re-enamelled), wc and wash basin. BEDROOM 4 is dual aspect with wardrobe cupboard.

The Grounds - Through a stone archway, an attractive cobbled path with pergola leads up to the front door with gardens either side. Vehicular access (the neighbouring cottages have a right of way for approximately the first 100 yards) arrives at a parking area with GARAGE and adjoining CARPORT. At the rear of the house is a garden area and the remains of a large former greenhouse.

The property has previously been used as a smallholding, mainly for pigs, and some of the pigsties remain. The land has not been used for decades as a result of which it is overgrown, reverting to nature and is a haven for wildlife. It is now in part lightly wooded with a fine specimen beech tree, oaks plus numerous ash, hazel and willow. Overall the property amounts to about 2.2 Acres (see plan).

Services - Mains water. Mains electricity. Mains drainage. LPG-fired central heating. Telephone previously connected.

Directions - From Exeter proceed on the A377 to Crediton and continue through the town. A mile after leaving town, at Barnstaple Cross, turn left signposted Coleford. Proceed into Coleford, past The New Inn and at the T-junction turn left signposted Colebrooke. After half a mile, just as the road rises and by the bridge, turn left signposted Penstone. Continue into and through this hamlet going over the ford and then under the railway bridge whereupon the drive for Waterleat House is on the right after 100 yards.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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25 August 2016

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