5 bedroom detached house for saleCheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton, Devon
- ARDEN HOUSE: Hall
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Dining room
- Drawing room
- Sitting room
- Utility room
- 5/6 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
A spacious, late Georgian village house, with large, beautifully stocked, mature gardens and separate 2 bedroom cottage.
Cheriton Fitzpaine is an attractive and thriving village in the heart of the unspoilt rolling countryside of mid Devon, about midway between Tiverton and Crediton. In the village there is a primary school, post office and store, doctors surgery, two pubs and a church and there is an active community. To the north east, Tiverton possesses a full selection of local facilities, including supermarkets, secondary school, leisure centre, hospital, golf course and private education, with Blundells School and Preparatory School. To the south west is the town of Crediton
which also has a full range of amenities, also including supermarket and secondary school. About equidistant to the north and south are the National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor, renowned for their spectacular scenery and providing many opportunities of walking, riding, fishing etc.
To the south there is quick access, via Shute, through to the A377 and the university and cathedral city of Exeter, where there is access onto the M5 motorway, railway stations with mainline connections to London and an international airport with regular flights to London City Airport. There is also quick access, via Tiverton and the A361 dual carriageway, to Junction 27 of the M5,
beside which is Tiverton Parkway station with regular mainline connections to London Paddington, in a little over 2 hours.
Crediton 5 miles Tiverton 8 miles Exeter 9 miles
Spacious village house, understood to date from 1831
Attractively situated in the centre of the village, near to the church
Well proportioned, high ceilinged rooms, typical of the architectural period
South facing façade overlooking extensive enclosed, beautifully maintained and stocked, mature gardens
Separate, self-contained and recently renovated 2 bedroom cottage, with private courtyard garden
Easy access to Exeter, Tiverton, M5 motorway, etc.
From the parking area off the village street, the entrance door opens to the entrance hall with door into the kitchen/breakfast room, with breakfast area with fitted bench seat and kitchen area with fitted base and wall cupboards and worktops, 4 ring hob, fireplace incorporating oil fired Aga, sink and drainer and plumbing for dishwasher.
A door from the kitchen leads into a lobby with shower cubicle and oil fired boiler and doors to the cloakroom and workshop/store with door to the parking area.
Also from the kitchen a further door leads to the dining room with exposed boarded floor, fireplace with wooden surround, panelling to dado height and glazed doors opening to the conservatory, which has French doors out to the terrace and gardens.
From the dining room a door opens into the drawing room, also with exposed boarded floor, with wooden surround and mantle and French doors to the terrace and gardens. A door leads into the front hall with glazed door to the porch and gardens and doors to the sitting room, with fireplace with fitted electric log-effect fire
and the utility room, with plumbing for washing machine, fitted cupboards with worktop and sink and drainer and door back to the entrance hall.
From the hall the staircase rises to the landing, with a rear staircase down to the dining room and doors to 5 bedrooms, bedroom 2 having a fireplace with cast iron grate and en-suite dressing room and bedroom 5 having en-suite bathroom and door through to childs bedroom/study. There is also a separate WC.
The large, mature gardens on the south side of the house are a particular feature of Arden House. French doors from the conservatory and dining room open to the paved terrace, beyond which is the level lawned garden edged by well stocked and
colourful plant and shrub borders. There is a profusion of spring bulbs and some fruit trees to one side.
An archway supporting a wisteria leads through to a further etensive area of level gardens, incorporating pergola with climbing plants and lawned areas interspersed and edged by a variety of ornamental shrubs and trees, as well as further colourful plant borders and two ornamental ponds, encouraging water loving plants. In this area of the gardens are two greenhouses, one supporting vines, and a potting shed.
A mature beech hedge separates the upper garden from well-tended and productive vegetable and soft fruit garden. From the gardens a gate leads to a track running up beside the house to the village road.
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Adjoining the house is the recently thoroughly renovated self-contained cottage. Gates from the road open into the courtyard garden and from here the entrance door leads into a hall with opening to the kitchen, with quarry tiled floor, fireplace with oil fired Aga, fitted wooden base cupboards with slate worktop, butlers sink, 4 ring hob, oven and dishwasher. From the hall doors leads to the utility room with fitted slate shelf and plumbing for washing machine and ladder to loft storage area, bathroom and dining room, with wood block floor and exposed beam.
From the dining room a door leads to the sitting room, also with woodblock floor and fireplace with woodburner, and the staircase rises to the landing with doors to 2 bedrooms, one with fitted wardrobe cupboards.
Beside the cottage is a delightful courtyard garden enclosed by high stone walls, supporting climbing plants and fringed by raised plant borders. Gates open to the village street and a doorway leads through the high wall to the house gardens.
Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired heating. Heating for the cottage via the Aga and woodburner.
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