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2 bedroom house for sale

Twitchen, South Molton, Devon, EX36

Sold STC £195,000

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Tenure: Freehold

A traditional two bedroomed attached cottage, now in need of some updating, set in pretty private gardens, occupying a delightful position within the quiet rural village of Twitchen on the edge of the beautiful Exmoor National Park. EPC=E


The sale of Old School House affords prospective purchasers the rare opportunity to acquire a traditional two bedroomed stone cottage occupying a delightful position in the small rural village of Twitchen. As the name suggests, the property is originally believed to have been the school masters/mistresses house attached to the former primary school, which is now used as a small village hall. The property enjoys lovely countryside views towards Molland Common and, despite now requiring some updating and modernisation, undoubtedly offers the potential to create a character home set in charming gardens.
The well proportioned two bedroomed accommodation benefits from double glazing to the majority of window and door openings and a solid fuel stove for cooking and hot water. Situated on two sides of the property are delightful enclosed private gardens with stone paved areas, a lawn and vegetable patches. A small stream runs along the edge of the garden creating a most attractive feature. The property is accessed via a private double gated entrance, which may afford the potential to be widened to create sufficient space for car parking, subject to obtaining any necessary planning/highways consent.

The property occupies an outstanding position in the small and very pretty rural village of Twitchen, situated in picturesque rolling Devon countryside lying on the southern edge of the Exmoor National Park overlooking the open expanse of the beautiful Molland Common.
Despite its peaceful rural location Old School House is conveniently situated for access to the surrounding districts and main routes of communication. Molland provides a popular public house whilst the larger village of North Molton offers a well-regarded local primary school, general store/post office, two public houses, a sports club, hairdresser's and garage. The bustling North Devon market town of South Molton provides a good range of local services, including shops, banks, recreational facilities, primary and secondary schooling, whilst the larger centre of Barnstaple to the north west affords a more extensive range of commercial, educational and recreational facilities befitting those of an important regional centre.
The Exmoor National Park offers beautiful moorland scenery with many foot and bridle paths and the stunning North Devon coastline, whilst to the west are the popular sandy beaches of Instow, Saunton Sands, Croyde Bay, Putsborough and Woolacombe.
The A361 North Devon Link Road to the south provides access to South Molton, Barnstaple, Tiverton and the M5 motorway (Junction 27). Main line rail services are available at Tiverton Parkway and Exeter, with international airports at Exeter and Bristol.

Kitchen/Dining Room 
an L-shaped open plan living space, the kitchen area containing a range of oak fronted base cupboard and drawer units with work surfaces over and further matching wall cupboards with under cupboard lighting and part tiled walls. Inset 1½ bowl stainless steel single drainer sink with mixer tap. The dining area contains a solid fuel Rayburn Regent stove for cooking and domestic hot water.

Utiility Area 
partly beneath a clear polycarbonate roof, with a fitted work surface, space and plumbing for washing machine and part double glazed door out to the timber and slate roofed Side Entrance Porch.

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From the utility area a door and separate opening provide access to a traditional style Fuel/Log Store with a small access hatch from the road.

First Floor 

Landing 
with access hatch to roof space.

Bedroom 1 
a good sized double room enjoying superb countryside views. Access hatch to the roof space.

Bedroom 2 
enjoying views of the village and parish Church to the rear and containing a built-in wardrobe cupboard with further cupboard over. Built-in Airing Cupboard containing the hot water cylinder and timber slatted shelving.

Bathroom 
this comprises a lovely large bathroom containing a panelled bath in tiled surround. Wash hand basin inset into a vanity style unit with two fitted base cupboards under, tiled splashback and shaver light over. Low level WC, former corner fireplace in timber surround with mantel over, timber boarded floor, wall mounted Dimplex electric fan heater and large built-in shelved cupboard.

Ground Floor 

Entrance Porch 
of stone clad, rendered and double glazed construction beneath a slate roof.

Entrance Hall 
with stairs rising to first floor, enclosed under stairs cupboard and Larder/Store Cupboard off with fitted shelving.

Living Room 
enjoying superb views over the village towards Molland Common, containing a fireplace in timber surround with timber mantle over inset with a wood burning stove. Door to entrance hall, currently disused. Opening with double sliding door leading into the...

Outside 
The property is approached from the quiet country lane via a double gated entrance leading into a stone paved sitting out area with a raised bed and a timber and corrugated roofed Garden Shed. The entrance path continues to the side entrance porch with a separate paved stone path leading to the front door, forming a triangular rose garden between the two. A further path and steps lead down to a pretty lawned area with flower and shrub borders, containing a small raised ornamental pond. A small stream borders the garden over which a small foot bridge leads to a further area situated adjacent to the road, containing mature conifer trees, shrubs and flowers. Situated within the garden is a octagonal aluminium framed Greenhouse. A pathway continues past the front of the house to a further vegetable garden contained within privet hedging, divided into two main planting areas with access pathways. The gardens enjoy wonderful views over the village and surrounding open fiel (truncated)

Services & Outgoings 
We understand mains electricity is connected. Shared private water supply. Drainage to a private system situated in the garden. Telephone at present connected. North Devon Council - Tax Band C.

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19 April 2016

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