3 bedroom semi-detached house for saleStaverton, South Devon TQ9
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- Popular riverside village
- Riverside & woodland walks
- 2 Reception rooms
- 3 Bedrooms
- Central heating
- Double glazing
THE PROPERTY Buyers looking for comfortable living with a traditional feel should be drawn to 2 Nelson Cottages. Facing south with a pleasant outlook, the ten semi-detached former Church Commissioners Victorian houses attract considerable interest when put up for sale. 2 Nelson Cottages is substantially built, with a steeply pitched roof and plenty of character.
Close to the centre of this pretty village, it is within walking distance of the church, the Sea Trout, the village cricket ground, the Dart Valley Steam Railway, the River Dart itself and North Wood. The house has been enlarged from the original and its accommodation includes a sitting room, kitchen area, dining room, conservatory, utility room and cloakroom [with room for a shower] on the ground floor and three bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs.
2 Nelson Cottages has some nice old features including a cast iron working fireplace in the sitting room and cottage doors. The upstairs rooms have an eavesy feel, and the house has been modernised sympathetically so that modern fittings complement a traditional feel. Heating is from a Worcester oil boiler in the utility room and windows are double glazed. An important part of the property is its good sized mature garden, which includes four apple trees and a pear tree. At the end of the garden is a stone outhouse providing two stores, one of which contains the oil tank. The garage and its workshop, at the back of the garden are approached over a lane around the back of next door.
STAVERTON Staverton lies on the northern edge of the South Hams in the beautiful rural triangle between Totnes, Ashburton and Newton Abbot. The name Staverton or Stouretona means 'the village of stoney ford'. The ford, an ancient crossing many centuries old provided a route from the village to Dartington. In 1413 the very elegant Staverton Bridge was built. The village has a parish church, the well-known Sea Trout Inn, a primary school, St Christopher's Nursey and Preparatory School and playing fields with tennis courts. The surrounding countryside and the River Dart provide wonderful opportunities for the country enthusiast including splendid walks, riding and fishing. Close by are Dartington Hall, which has worldwide renown as a centre of excellence for music and the performing arts, and the acclaimed Riverford Field Kitchen restaurant. Together with Dartmoor to the west, the Devon Riviera to the east and the South Hams to the south, the area is host to a wide choice of recreational and sporting facilities. Both the A38 at Ashburton (3m) and the market town of Totnes (5m) are within easy reach. The sea is 12 miles away and the blue badge awarded Blackpool Sands beach is 16 miles.
HOW TO FIND IT TQ9 6PA. Leave the A384 just north of Dartington for Staverton. Cross the bridge over the Dart at the bottom of the hill and bear right after the railway line. Continue ninto the village. 2 Nelson Cottages is on the left and opposite the entrance to Nelson Close.
FURTHER INFORMATION Go to http://www.southhams.gov.uk for information about council tax, location, development boundaries, recycling etc. Type TQ9 6PA in the box under 'Where You Live' [bottom right corner] and select 2 Nelson Cottages from the list.
ENTRANCE PORCH (S) Timber front door, double glazed window, tiled floor, double glazed inner door opening into:
SITTING ROOM (S) Cast iron open fireplace with marble mantelpiece and slate hearth, fitted oak cupboards and shelves either side of chimney breast, double glazed casement window, two radiators, fitted carpet, coved ceiling. Carpeted staircase with cupboard under stairs.
KITCHEN (E) Good range of fitted kitchen units with hardwood pattern worktops and tiled surrounds incorporating a single drainer 1½ bowl sink, built-in refrigerator, matching wall cupboards with concealed lighting, brick archway with brick and tiled surrounds and a Rangemaster 90 electric cooker, tiled floor, breakfast area with tiled floor, casement window, coved ceiling.
DINING ROOM (N) double glazed casement window, double radiator, tiled floor, coved ceiling, double glazed double doors opening into:
CONSERVATORY (SE&N) Double glazed casement windows on three sides, pitched translucent roof, tiled floor, double glazed door to back garden, double power point.
UTILITY ROOM (N) Fitted floor units on either side with single drainer stainless steel sink, space and plumbing for washing machine, freezer, etc. Zanussi aqua cycle 1400 washing machine and Hotpoint Future freezer included in sale. Floor unit houses Worcester oil fired boiler for central heating and hot water, double glazed door to garden.
CLOAKROOM Wash basin and WC with fully tiled surrounds, tiled floor, built-in cupboard with hanging rail and shelves and with shelves above, extractor fan.
LANDING Fitted carpet. Airing cupboard with lagged hot water tank, electric immersion heater, fitted shelves above and central heating time switch.
BEDROOM (N) Fitted carpet, double glazed casement window, built-in double wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf and with cupboards above.
BEDROOM (S) Fitted carpet, double glazed casement window, radiator, built-in three door wardrobe with hanging rail and fitted shelves.
BEDROOM (E) Fitted carpet, radiator, double glazed casement window, double wardrobe with double cupboard above.
BATHROOM [N] A fully tiled bathroom with suite of bath with power shower & shower screen, wash basin and WC. Casement window. 3 store cupboards.
OUTSIDE The house is approached from the road through a white painted timber gate and up a path leading between the gardens on either side with a colourful flower and shrub garden on one side and a grassed garden with flower border and apple tree on the other. To one side of the house is a small paved terrace and an attractive low maintenance shrubbery. Behind the house a sun terrace is approached from the conservatory or from the utility room and from this steps lead up to a beautiful grassed garden with flower and shrub borders, fruit trees, a pond and a paved sun terrace in one corner. Behind this is a single garage approached over a lane behind the next door property.
GARDEN SHED 9' 4" x 6' 11" (2.87m x 2.11m) Stone built with a pitched slated roof and housing inside a 200 litre oil storage tank. Under the same roof is a small store 1.49m x 1.27m.
GARAGE 16' 6" x 10' 2" (5.03m x 3.12m) With electric up and over door, light and power. Workshop at one end 3.12m x 2.29m with door to garden.
SERVICES Mains water, electricity and drainage. Central heating from a Worcester oil fired boiler in the utility room.
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