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3 bedroom cottage for sale

Teignmouth, Devon

Sold STC £400,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Lovingly refurbished throughout with superb attention to detail
  • Pleasant valley setting around a mile from the town centre and promenade
  • Sitting room with inglenook and log burner
  • Separate dining room with feature fireplace and maple flooring
  • Atrium-style extension opening to a feature external garden terrace
  • Attractive bespoke kitchen
  • Ground floor utility/hobbies room opening to a modern shower room (could serve as a bedroom suite)
  • Excellent master bedroom with modern en-suite bathroom and second bedroom with en-suite shower area, plus first floor study area with vaulted ceiling
  • Lovely well-stocked cottage-style gardens set above a babbling stream
  • Parking area and good local amenities including a local nature park

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Lower Coombe Cottage is a lovingly maintained Grade II Listed detached cottage, believed to date from the 1700’s with quintessential aesthetics, having rendered elevations beneath a Devon thatch. The cottage is built in the “cross passage” style and set in a lovely wooded valley, giving a sense of country life and yet being on the fringes of the town. The property has been extended and lovingly restored and melds period charm with comfortable modern living to include underfloor heating throughout much of the ground floor. The detailing throughout is exceptional with many charming additions and a wonderful sense of craftsmanship. The welcoming entrance hall has maple flooring and a wonderful caved oak staircase, along with a feature oak plank and muntin screen. Many of the internal doors are timber and latch; there are character beams and superb mullioned oak-framed double glazed windows. The sitting room is a wonderfully large room rich in character, with oak flooring, an inglenook fireplace with log burner and the separate dining room has similar appeal. The hallway opens to the excellent atrium area, this
being a part glazed extension at the rear, providing a good focal point for the house with bi-fold doors opening to the rear terrace and garden. To the left the atrium area opens to the lovely bespoke kitchen, and to the right to a useful utility/hobbies room, which could easily serve as a ground floor bedroom suite, as it in turn opens to an attractive modern shower room. To the first floor the landing has a vaulted ceiling with exposed trusses and currently serves as a large study area. The master bedroom is rich in charm and has views over the gardens as well as opening to a modern en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom has similar appeal and has an en-suite area with a three-piece suite to include a recessed shower. The cottage-style gardens are a true delight at both the front and rear, with the plot extending to around 0.21 of an acre. The cottage and front and rear gardens are set beside a charming stream approx. 2 metres below the house and are stocked with a profusion of variety and colour with terraces, many specimen shrubs and small trees. There is parking for 2 cars with potting shed, greenhouse and small orchard. A great deal of privacy and seclusion is enjoyed within both the cottage and grounds.


Lower Coombe Cottage has a pleasant leafy lane approach, being set within the Coombe Valley area of Teignmouth, about a mile from the town centre and promenade. Local amenities include schools, the Coombe Valley Nature Reserve, shops and sports clubs. A nearby country lane meanders through a rural valley to the nearby village of Bishopsteignton with its vineyard and village amenities. Teignmouth itself is set on the lovely South Devon coastline astride the SW Coastal Path. The town is approximately 13 miles from the Cathedral city and County town of Exeter. There is a fine promenade with sandy beaches backed by a classic crescent of imposing Georgian buildings. There are boating opportunities in the estuary and the "back beach" has a selection of pubs and restaurants in a superb marine setting. The town has a wide variety of independent shops and cafes, along with a Waitrose supermarket and Wetherspoons hostelry. There is a further superstore on the west side of town. Teignmouth has several schools. Teignmouth Community School is an "all-through" from 2-19 and is well regarded. There are two other Primary schools and a private school, Trinity, which offers both primary and secondary education. There is an 18-hole golf course set on the hills outside the town, the Teign Corinthian Yacht Club on the estuary and "Alive"; a membership fitness centre. There is a lively Arts quarter of exhibitions and artists studios along with "Pavilions"; a purpose-built theatre/Conference Centre. The main-line railway station offers a direct link between London Paddington and Penzance. There is also fast access to the A380, the A38 and the M5, making for an easy commute to Exeter and beyond.


From Teignmouth, exit the town in the direction of Newton Abbot on Bitton Park Road. Turn right into Coombe Vale Road, continue for some distance until a No-Entry sign forces you to take a left. Continue down the hill and to the T-junction. Turn right past the Primary School on the left, before turning right by the Football Club into Headway Cross. Proceed down the hill, turning left into Coombe Lane. Lower Coombe Cottage is about 200 yards on the right hand side.

Ground floor 
Steps and a meandering path lead through the pretty front gardens to the Open Entrance Porch with thatched canopy, barley twist timberwork and stone floor tiles. An oak and part-glazed stable entrance door by Jon Getz (Devon Furniture Makers) with rustic bell mechanism beside, leads to the...

Ground Floor Shower Room 
with underfloor heating and feature limestone floor tiles, along with a four-piece modern suite with large shower cubicle, wash hand basin, WC and bidet. There are spotlights, a ladder-style radiator/towel rail and a double glazed side window overlooking the stream.

Shower Area 
with recessed, attractively tiled shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC.

A rustic timber arch with matching gate leads into the front garden where one is immediately struck by the idyllic appearance of the front elevation of the cottage and surrounding grounds. The cottage-style front gardens adjoin a babbling stream set at a lower level, and are well-stocked with numerous shrubs, small trees and specimen plants with meandering pathways running through. A greenhouse with trellis arch and passion flower beside leads to a gravelled parking area, approached from Coombe Lane through high timber gates. There is a large potting shed, a small orchard and nature garden, also set above the stream.

To the rear of the cottage 
there are further gardens with similar appeal, a sweeping terrace immediately behind provides a perfect spot for al-fresco dining and, beyond this there are further well-stocked gardens with steps leading to an upper area where there are productive raised vegetable beds. The entire plot has a good sense of privacy and seclusion, being bordered by timber fencing on one side and the stream with woodland above on the opposite bank.

The Landing/Study Area 
is another characterful space with maple flooring, a vaulted ceiling with exposed trusses and a mullioned oak framed window overlooking the stream. From the landing, latch and panel doors open to the bedrooms.

Bedroom One 
is a beautiful room with vaulted ceiling, maple flooring and front and rear-facing mullioned oak framed windows overlooking the gardens and stream. There is a recessed feature fireplace with beam over, along with a feature antique carved window. There are two radiators and a doorway leads to the attractive...

En-Suite Bathroom 
attractively tiled and having maple flooring and a modern three-piece suite with corner bath, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. A mullioned oak-framed window overlooks the gardens and there is a ladder-style radiator/towel rail, along with feature glass bricks giving additional light.

The Second Bedroom 
is equally appealing with matching windows and similar outlook, maple flooring, two radiators and the room opens to a...

Beautiful, welcoming Entrance Hall 
with feature maple flooring and a superb carved oak staircase to the first floor. There are beams and spotlights to the ceiling, along with a wonderful oak and elm plank and muntin screen to one wall in with the entrance bell set above. There is a contemporary-style radiator along with multiple glazed panels affording a good level of light. From the entrance hall, lovely panel latch doors open to the reception rooms and there is a large opening to the atrium rear extension.

The Sitting Room 
is a large and yet cosy space, rich in character and charm with a front-facing mullioned oak framed window affording views across the pretty gardens and the adjoining stream. There are beamed ceilings and attractive oak flooring with underfloor heating. The focal point of the room is an excellent inglenook fireplace with a raised slate-tiled hearth, a heavy beam over and a large log-burning stove. A useful recessed area currently houses a large desk with storage recess above and a side window overlooks the stream.

The Dining Room 
is another beautiful room with maple flooring and glass screen looking through to the hallway and staircase. A front-facing window overlooks the front garden and a side window affords additional light. There are ceiling beams, feature maple flooring and a brick and stone fireplace with brickwork to the chimney breast and feature mouldings.

The Rear Atrium 
is a beautiful space that provides an interesting juxtaposition with the older accommodation, having underfloor heating, a vaulted glass ceiling and bi-fold doors overlooking and leading to the rear terrace and lovely rear gardens, as well as overlooking the fern bank and woodland set above the stream.

The Bespoke Kitchen 
is attractive and well equipped with two “garden windows” overlooking the gardens, along with a side window. There are a good range of "shaker-style" units with numerous cupboards and drawers and extensive areas of beech work surface, with an inset two and a half bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap. There are tiled splash backs and an in-built 5-ring Bosch gas hob with filter over as well as a built-in Stoves double oven. There is a fridge freezer and a dishwasher. There is also a large vaulted skylight along with spotlights to the ceiling and a wall-mounted boiler providing gas-fired central heating. From the atrium area, folding part-glazed doors open to a room currently used as a...

Utility/Hobbies Room 
but could equally well serve as an En-Suite Ground Floor Bedroom with underfloor heating. Multiple double glazed windows overlook the terrace, gardens and adjoining stream and there are extensive areas of beech block work surface with cupboards and drawers below, along with space and plumbing for a washing machine, and further space for additional white goods. This room opens to a...

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26 November 2016

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