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2 bedroom cottage for sale

Knowle Road, Lustleigh

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Property Description

Key features

  • Detached property
  • Stunning picture-postcard looks
  • Brimming with character
  • Conservatory
  • Two double-bedrooms
  • Tranquil location
  • Off-road parking
  • Charming garden
  • Oil-fired central heating

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Tallet House is Grade II Listed as being of significant Architectural importance or historic interest, and is thought to date from the 17th century or earlier.

For many years, it was a Tallet, the Devon name for a hayloft, and is understood to have been converted into a delightful home around 40 years ago.

The property is constructed of stone with leaded casement windows, and shutters, under a thatched roof, and presents a unique opportunity to purchase a stunning home which offers a unique blend of modern contemporary living but with the immense character of the circa 17th century building coming through.

This area of Lustleigh, known as Wreyland, features in a book entitled 'Small Talk at Wreyland' by Cecil Torr, who it is understood wrote much of the book in the bedroom of the Tallet House long before it was converted from an agricultural building.

The half-glazed oak front door, beneath a storm porch with a glazed roof, opens into a hallway with storage for winter coats, and an opening leads into a large living room. Spacious and light, it features a large stone open fireplace, with a colossal granite lintel, making a superb feature and focal point for the room, and wonderful with a roaring fire on a dark winter's night. An oak-framed alcove, with display shelving, and a charming window seat, are built into the thick walls on either side of the chimney breast, and French doors lead into a beautiful, timber-constructed conservatory, with granite steps, and a decorative cast-iron radiator, providing additional, versatile living space over-looking the delightful garden.

The dining area has built-in display storage, and plenty of room for six around a table, perfect for a dinner party or a family celebration, and is semi open-plan to the modern and elegant kitchen. Fitted with solid-granite worktops, a Belfast sink, a comprehensive range of stylish oak high and low-level units, complete with under-cabinet lighting, and integrated appliances including a Rangemaster oven, fridge and dishwasher, it is modern and well-equipped.

A utility room has a tiled floor, space and power for an upright fridge/freezer, a wooden worktop, with space beneath for a tumble dryer and plumbing for a washing machine, and a rear lobby has a door to the garden and a contemporary shower room with a pebble-clad corner shower, a WC and basin in white.

On the first floor, there are two fabulous, light and airy double bedrooms both with fitted storage and decorative ceilings. The master bedroom with elevated views over the garden, surrounding woodland and countryside, and the second bedroom with dual-aspect windows. There is a beautifully presented shower room, with a pebble-clad double shower, a WC and pedestal basin, and the landing is bathed in sunlight from the stunning south-facing eyebrow dormer window, and a hatch, with an integral ladder, for ease of access, leads to the large, insulated loft, providing extensive storage. It also has a light, and a window in the gable end.

A gated entrance, with a granite gate-post leads onto a driveway providing parking for one car, a further gate opens into the garden where there is space for another vehicle, and a third space is found at the side of the cottage by the roadside. The garden is beautifully landscaped with low-maintenance in mind and sits mostly to the south of the cottage. An expanse of gravel makes a wonderful venue for outside dining, or for sharing a bottle of wine with loved ones, and the garden continues with many delightful features including mature borders with an array of trees, shrubs, flowers and plants including a climbing rose and clematis. A gravelled path leads to an area of garden to the side of the property, which is equally well-stocked with shrubs and trees, where there is a stone and timber workshop/boiler house housing the oil-fired boiler for the central heating and hot water. The plastic oil tank is hidden amongst the shrubs, adjacent to the road for ease of filling, and a gate provides alternative access to the roadside. 

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11 December 2017


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