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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Harpers Hill, Totnes

Withdrawn from Market £390,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Period Cottage
  • Extensive Gardens
  • About 1.2 Acres
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Walking Distance to Town
  • Scope for Improvement

Full description

Interesting detached period cottage for improvement together with the most extensive and enchanting gardens and grounds.
About 1.2 acres.

10' 5'' x 7' 1'' (3.17m x 2.16m)
Front aspect room. Built-in storage/linen cupboard. Fireplace with oak support beam. Display recess. Exposed roof beams.

10' 1'' x 9' 1'' (3.07m x 2.77m)
Front aspect window. Pine clad walling.

Side aspect window. Part-tiled and part pine clad with coloured suite, corner cubicle with electric shower unit, pedestal wash basin and W.C. Extractor unit.

Laurel Cottage is an unusual and versatile period cottage (not listed) offering characterful three bedroomed accommodation with scope for sympathetic improvement and engagement, subject to consents. There are numerous interesting features including with two traditional fireplaces with oak supporting timbers and some fascinating exposed beams. Without doubt, the most significant feature of this property are the gardens and grounds, situated in sloping ground with a wealth of mature shrubs, trees, seating areas and the upper reaches enjoying stunning views of this historic town. To conclude; opportunities to purchase this type of property are very rare indeed. A character cottage with potential and a most appealing piece of land, within a short walk of Totnes town centre.

Laurel Cottage is situated in a very pleasant elevated position on the southern outskirts of Totnes. This ancient market town is famed for its fine period buildings, colour and diversity. There is an interesting range of small shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries and excellent educational provision. Nearby Dartington Hall, about 2 miles, is a celebrated centre for the performing arts and progressive education. The surrounding South Hams countryside is ideal for outdoor pursuits and the beautiful South Devon coast is within short motoring distance. In addition, Totnes benefits from a mainline railway station to London Paddington.

Attractive porch with steps up with side seats and front door to:

With stairs to First Floor and beamed ceiling. Opening into:

21' 9'' x 14' 7'' (6.62m x 4.44m)
Front aspect window. Attractive traditional fireplace with oak supporting beam, woodburning stove on a brick hearth. Interesting curved recess, fitted shelves. Alcoves, beamed ceiling and glazed door to outside. Entrance Area (previously mentioned) opens into:

Attractive fireplace. Oak supporting beam. Front aspect window. Beamed ceiling. Telephone point and steps down to:

To the front of the property is an apron with space for tubs/shrubs and steps up to the front porch. The attached single garage lies to the side of the cottage and provides enough space outside for parking off of Harpers Hill. To the rear and side of the cottage is an extensive concrete yard/seating area with retaining walls and stone steps up to the grounds. These can be separately accessed by a gate, further along Harpers Hill. The sloping garden and grounds afford wonderful town and countryside views, including an outlook to the ancient Totnes castle and beautiful town church. There are extensive areas for mature shrubs, trees, wild flowers, stone and grassy meandering pathways, former vegetable plots and fruit growing areas. Certain parts are left more rambling and attract wildlife, flora and fauna. Grounds of this size with an edge of town property is quite a rarity. They extend to approximately 1.2 acres.

From Rendells office continue up Fore Street and proceed under the arch into High Street. Carry on up until reaching the end of Cistern Street and cross over the Western Bypass, onto Harpers Hill. Laurel Cottage is the first property to be found on the left hand side.

17' 1'' x 8' 4'' (5.20m x 2.54m)
Double aspect room fitted with a range of wall and base units, granite effect worksurfaces. Inset sink, plumbing for washing machine and appliance space. Gas cooker point. Oak finished flooring. Exposed stonework and attractive fireplace with oak supporting beam on raised tiled hearth. Space for table and chairs. Opening into:

6' 3'' x 5' 1'' (1.90m x 1.55m)
Triple aspect with two velux windows and space for seating. Glazed door to outside. Matching oak flooring. Door from Sitting Room (previously mentioned) to:

14' 11'' x 10' 8'' (4.54m x 3.25m)
Approached by double wooden doors with extensive shelving. Power and light and rear door to outside. Also fitted with W.C. Stairs from Entrance Area (previously mentioned) to:

On two levels with beams and hatch to roof space.

14' 8'' x 11' 9'' (4.47m x 3.58m)
Double aspect room with unusual rear bow window. Pine clad walling. Pedestal wash basin and exposed roof beams.

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22 January 2018

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