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3 bedroom cottage for sale

Mortehoe, Woolacombe, Devon, EX34

Under Offer £374,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Hall, Period Sitting Room
  • Conservatory/ Dining Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
  • Utility Room, Gas C. Heating
  • Garage + Parking for 2
  • Gardens with a sea glimpse

Full description

A charming attached period cottage offering characterful, tastefully modernised accommodation in favoured Coastal village. Sitting Room, Conservatory/Dining Room, Kitchen, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Garage + Parking for 3. Pretty Gardens. EPC Band D.


Situation And Amenities - Perfectly located near shore and moor, in the wonderful village of Mortehoe, near fabulous coastal paths, moorland walks, local swimming beach known as Grunta and Woolacombe surfing. Mortehoe is within an area of Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), UNESCO Biosphere reserve, Conservation Area, and also surrounded by National Trust farmland. Mortehoe is on the borders of Woolacombe and these twin villages stand on the Atlantic coast. Woolacombe is famous for its three mile sandy beach, between Baggy and Morte Points, and regularly receives Blue Flag and Premier Seaside Beach Awards. It has also become one of Devon's premier surfing destinations. Mortehoe and Woolacombe villages offer a good range of shops, restaurants, bars , leisure facilities and outstanding local primary school. The well regarded villages of Croyde and Saunton are both located a short drive away, each offering further sandy beaches and in the case of Saunton, a popular golf course. There are a number of other golf courses locally including at Mortehoe itself. National cycle route 27 passes the house, as does a bus service to Barnstaple and Woolacombe. Nearby Ilfracombe has an attractive harbour and Exmoor National Park and Lynton / Lynmouth with dramatic coastal scenery are easily accessible by car. North Devon's main trading centre, Barnstaple, is approximately 15 miles and offers a wider range of amenities and facilities one would associate with a large town. It also provides transport links onto the A361 (North Devon Link Road) which, in turn, connects to the M5 at Junction 27, where rail links to London (Paddington) in about 2 hours can be found at Tiverton Parkway. The nearest airports are at Bristol and Exeter.

Description - An attached character cottage which presents colour wash rendered elevations, with double glazed windows, beneath a slate roof. We understand that the property was originally a Chantry cottage, associated with the nearby church, and that the core dates back to around 1360. A more comprehensive history of the property, prepared by the vendor, is available upon request from the selling agents. The vendors acquired the property around the year 2000 and set about renovating this historic cottage which now represents a period shell with a virtually new interior. The renovation programme has been a labour of love, sympathetically undertaken to cleverly combine 21st century refinements, which blend well with original period features and without adversely affecting the integrity of this ancient building. The accommodation is cosy, quirky, versatile and there is great attention to detail using every nook and cranny to best advantage. There are delightful cottage gardens to the front side and rear of the property and an unusual benefit in Mortehoe is the larger than average garage, as well as parking bay for several vehicles. The property is considered ideal as a principal residence, second home/UK base, holiday let or combination of these uses. This is certainly a property that needs to be viewed internally to be fully appreciated, the layout of accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified upon the accompanying floorplans but comprises:

Ground Floor - Half glazed UPVC front door to

Entrance Hall - Hexagonal terracotta tiled flooring, period door to

Sitting Room - At the heart of the property, this splendid period room features an inglenook fireplace with bressummer beam, there is a fitted Godin Colonial wood burner on a slate hearth, with a bread oven to one side. There is engineered oak flooring, built in period cupboard and open archway through to

Dining Room/ Conservatory - In painted Iroko wood with double glazed Gothic style windows, a pair of French doors to garden, overhead Casablanca style fan, tiled flooring.
From the sitting room stone steps lead down to

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - Fitted with an extensive range of bespoke pine units with a Gothic arched theme and brass door furniture incorporating double bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit, adjoining yellow coloured Avonite work surfaces, drawers and cupboards beneath, a matching range of wall mounted cupboards, space and plumbing for dishwasher, space for integrated fridge, recess for microwave, pan shelving, beamed ceiling, arrow slit style window with deep display windowsill, hexagonal terracotta tiled flooring, Britannia range incorporating 5 ring gas hob with double oven below, is available by separate negotiation if required, stainless steel extractor hood above, the matching bespoke pine dresser is available by separate negotiation if required.
Breakfast area with half glazed UPVC door to garden, staircase rising to first floor, described later.

Returning to the sitting room, there is access to

Bedroom 3 - (Currently utilised as a study). With fitted workbench and shelving, shelved recess, window to front.
Returning to the entrance hall, there is an

Inner Lobby - And tiled flooring leading to

Bedroom 2 - With vaulted part beamed ceiling, storage cupboards in the eaves, built in shelved recess, window to front, Velux window in addition, overhead storage cupboard.

En-Suite Shower Room - With tiled cubicle, low level WC, wash hand basin, stencilled stripped wood flooring, extractor fan, mirror fronted medicine cabinet.

Utility Room - With plumbing for washing machine, work surface, tiled flooring, space for upright fridge/freezer.

First Floor -

Spacious Half Landing - With half vaulted ceiling, exposed beam.

Study Recess - Shelving, cupboard housing Glow Worm gas fired boiler for underfloor heating and domestic hot water.

Bedroom 1 - Double aspect, a fabulous room featuring vaulted ceiling, exposed A-frame and beams, window seat and period wooden windowsills, access to eaves storage space,

Shower Room - With tiled shower cubicle incorporating window, 2 further Velux windows providing plenty of light, his and her wash basins with tiled splash back and Avonite surrounds. Range of 3 built-in storage cupboards, reducing in size, vanity cupboards below basins, low level WC, part pine panelled walls to dado height, tiled flooring, shaver point, heated towel rail/radiator, extractor fan, under floor heating.

Outside - The gardens are arranged as a series of external 'rooms', with terraces strategically arranged to follow the sun around, sea glimpses can be seen on a clear day from here. At the front, the approach is via a stone and bedrock pathway with well established, raised shrubbery border and stone wall which separates the most attractive courtyard terrace, ideal for table and chairs and immediately adjacent to the front door.
Adjacent to the kitchen/breakfast room is a further stone terrace with power point ideal for arranging a barbeque, to have a glass of wine or to mingle with the local bird population. To the rear of the property there is a pathway with retaining wall and raised lawn, edged by fruit trees as well as an aluminium framed greenhouse. There is the a parking bay for several vehicles (in the process of being completed), as well as the:

Garage - Built with cavity block work, large 3 sash double glazed window, electric remote opening up and over door, hot and cold water, mains drains, underfloor heating, power and light connected, provision for a shower room, mezzanine floor.
The garage offers potential to convert to additional accommodation, subject to planning permission.

Special Notes - We are advised that there is a small flying freehold where part of a bedroom of the adjoining cottage runs above bedroom 3/ the study.

Local Authority - North Devon District Council, Civic Centre, North Walk, Barnstaple, Devon. T.01271 327711

Directions - As you enter Mortehoe, continue into the village, in the direction of Woolacombe, past the Post Office and shops on your right and as you enter the square, the pedestrian access to the property is immediately before the Rockleigh Restaurant on your right. The property is tucked behind the Rockleigh. Vehicular access is beyond The Rockleigh, keeping to the right.

Services - All mains services, gas fired underfloor central heating. The property benefits from a high degree of insulation.

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

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05 January 2016


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