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3 bedroom cottage for sale

Yealmpton, Plymouth, Devon

Under Offer £689,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Idyllic Countryside Setting
  • 2 Bedroom Principal Residence & 1 Bedroom Annexe
  • Sitting Room with Open Fire
  • Well Appointed Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Luxuriously Appointed Bathrooms
  • Conservatory
  • Detached Barn with Planning Permission
  • Approximately 7.5 Acres of Formal Garden, Paddock & Woodland
  • Outbuildings
  • Ample Parking

Full description

Charming cottage in a wonderful 'off the beaten track' woodland setting.
Honeysuckle Cottage is situated in a most idyllic location and boasts grounds that extend in total to approximately 7.5 acres that include formal garden, paddock and around 4 acres of mature woodland which provide a lovely wooded walk. The 3 bedroom accommodation is offered by way of a fine detached 2 bedroom character cottage with an additional 1 bedroom self-contained studio. This charming character home has been considerably improved whilst under the stewardship of the current owners and retains all of the warmth and character associated with such a period home whilst benefiting from the requirements essential for modern day living. Additionally, there is an accompanying barn with planning permission for conversion into a separate three bedroom dwelling. 

Yealmpton is set in the beautiful South Hams countryside, situated just above the head of the Yealm estuary, with Dartmoor National Park to the north east and the Devon coastline to the south with its beautiful estuaries, river inlets and beaches. The city of Plymouth is just a short distance to the west and nearby Newton Ferrers which is located at the mouth of the River Yealm is revered for its sailing waters. The annual Yealmpton Show, which has been running since 1874, is held at nearby Kitley House. The village itself has a number of amenities including several shops, primary school, health centre, two pubs, restaurant, garage, post office and Church. 

An attractive timber stable door leads to a welcoming reception room, currently used as a BOOT ROOM, with impressive flag stone flooring, exposed painted stonework and built-in storage cupboards. There is direct access to the BOILER ROOM that houses the oil fired hot water and central heating system for both the cottage and annexe. A useful ground floor SHOWER ROOM is accessed via the boot room and boasts a corner shower cubicle fitted with a thermostatically controlled shower with large rainforest drench showerhead, Heritage pedestal wash hand basin and WC.  Leading on from the boot room, there is a LOBBY area which in turn gives access to a well-appointed UTILITY ROOM, offering a good range of cupboards with room for a stand-alone freezer and space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, together with granite effect work surfaces with an inset stainless steel sink with mixer taps. The charming KITCHEN/DINING ROOM enjoys plenty of natural light with a window and window seat to the front aspect overlooking the beautiful gardens and a half-glazed stable door opening out to the front gardens. Throughout the kitchen area there is an impressive range of cupboards and wall units with glass fronted displays and plate racks. An electric Aga is housed in an alcove with painted mantle above and pretty display lighting. Solid granite work surfaces with an inset one-and-a-half bowl sink with drainer and mixer taps set with matching granite upstand and attractive tiled splash-backs. A central island unit with integrated Neff cooker and Neff hob incorporates storage units and the integrated appliances include a dishwasher. A staircase ascends to the first floor with painted balustrade and rail and there is a lovely dining area with a blocked fireplace and painted timber surround. 
From the kitchen a door leads through to a charming triple aspect SITTING ROOM with French doors opening to the garden and a feature limestone fireplace with granite hearth and working open fire. Glazed French doors from the kitchen/dining room also lead through to the CONSERVATORY which is a superb addition to the property, constructed of hardwood and having windows to all three aspects. This superb additional living space with vaulted double glazed roof with fitted blinds enjoys under floor heating and can be used year round and provides views of the gardens throughout all seasons and also includes French doors opening directly out to the garden.
Stairs lead from the kitchen/dining room up to a spacious STUDY AREA with painted balustrade rail and window with views overlooking the beautifully maintained gardens. There is plenty of storage space with several built-in cupboards with hanging rails and shelving in addition to fitted bookcases. From here a door leads to BEDROOM ONE which is a beautifully lit double bedroom with dual aspect windows offering views of the surrounding grounds and woodland. There is plenty of built-in storage space and wardrobes with sliding doors. A loft hatch gives access to a boarded loft with electric light. A door to the EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM being fully tiled and beautifully appointed with double shower cubicle fitted with Mira Sport electric shower, wash hand basin with built-in storage cupboard below and WC with concealed cistern. There is a window to the rear elevation with fitted venetian blind. Finished with Karndean flooring and chrome heated towel radiator. The GUEST BEDROOM is a most charming double bedroom with window to the front and alcove with built-in wardrobe. A door leads to a spacious EN-SUITE BATHROOM with window to the rear with working shutters. A full bath with Mira Excel thermostatically controlled shower over and shower screen, wash hand basin with built-in storage cupboard below and WC with concealed cistern. There is a pretty dressing table with drawers and wall units, Karndean flooring and chrome heated towel radiator and exposed ceiling beam. 

Accompanying the cottage there is a delightful STUDIO/ BEDROOM THREE with painted timber stable door opening to a KITCHEN AREA with ceramic tiled flooring and window to the side overlooking the gardens. There are a range of cupboards and drawers together with granite effect work surfaces and inset stainless steel sink and drainer with attractive tiled splash-backs. An integrated Stoves New Home electric cooker and two ring electric hob. Microwave shelf and space for fridge. 
LIVING AREA with window to courtyard with slate sill and vaulted roof with exposed painted roof truss. Electrically controlled Velux skylight. In addition, above the kitchen area there is a mezzanine storage area with glass panels. The SHOWER ROOM is fully tiled with a shower cubicle fitted with Mira thermostatically controlled shower, wash hand basin with built-in storage cupboards below and WC with concealed cistern. Finished by a chrome radiator/electric heated towel rail and ceramic tiled flooring. 

A double timber gate set within a stone wall with granite pillars opens on to a wide gravelled driveway offering plenty of parking. Leading off to one side is an old stone built detached barn currently used as a store and has planning consent having already been granted for conversion to a holiday let/ancillary 3 bedroom dwelling (planning ref. 07/3178/14/F). 
From the driveway a path leads down to the cottage bordered to one side by a large area of lawn that runs down to a stream whilst on the other side there is a large range of timber outbuildings (former stables) currently used as wood/garden stores with electric power and light. Prior to reaching the cottage there is a pretty gravelled courtyard area between the cottage and studio with gated pedestrian access to the lane. 
A stone patio with timber pergola with well-established climbing plants is set

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