2 bedroom semi-detached house for saleSouth Tawton, Okehampton, Devon, EX20
- Cross Passage Hallway
- Open Plan Kitchen / Dining Room & Sitting Room
- 2 Bedrooms
- Shower Room
- Courtyard & Garden
- Stone Barn & Laundry Room
- Ample Off Road Parking
A most appealing Grade II Listed cottage in this popular village location with gardens, courtyard & off road parking. Open plan kitchen/dining room and sitting room, cloakroom, boiler room, 2 double bedrooms & shower room. Gardens & courtyard. Barn, laundry room, summerhouse & ample off road parking.
Situation - The village of South Tawton is a most attractive rural community, situated within the northern boundaries of the Dartmoor National Park. The village offers a delightful, unspoilt environment with parish church and church house. The nearby village of South Zeal offers a wide range of facilities including an excellent primary school, Post Office/stores and two public houses. There are regular bus services to and from Exeter and access can be gained to the A30 dual carriageway at nearby Whiddon Down. The former market town of Okehampton is some 5 miles distant and offers an excellent range of amenities including three supermarkets, nationally and locally owned shops, modern community hospital and state of the art leisure centre in the attractive setting of Simmons Park. Okehampton offers schooling from infant to A-Level standard and the secondary school has recently been rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted. There are a range of sports and leisure facilities, including thriving rugby and football clubs, as well as tennis, squash, bowls and squash. The Dartmoor National Park is easily accessible from South Tawton and South Zeal via footpaths and bridleways and offers hundreds of square miles of superb unspoilt scenery, with many opportunities for riding, walking and outdoor pursuits.
Description - Higher Church View is believed to be pre 17th Century, being semi-detached and one half of a former cross passage house with Higher Church View retaining the cross passage. The cottage is offered in excellent decorative order throughout and retains many original features. The property opens to the impressive cross passage hall, with a cloakroom off, the kitchen/dining/ living areas are open plan and boast a delightful granite stone fireplace. The kitchen has been attractively fitted with oak units and there is a small rear lobby and boiler room. To the first floor are two double bedrooms and a well fitted shower room. The cottage has oil fired central heating and has recently been secondary glazed. To the rear is a delightful and enclosed courtyard with stone barn and laundry room, together with more formal lawned gardens, summerhouse and a large parking area for approximately four vehicles. Internal viewing of this cottage is highly recommended.
Accommodation - Via thatched ENTRANCE PORCH with heavy oak uprights and exterior lantern. Broad front door with iron work, grill and latch to:
ENTRANCE HALL: Former cross passage hall with limestone flag floor and exposed granite wall. Radiator and attractive timber staircase to first floor.
CLOAKROOM: Comprising low level WC, corner washbasin with tiled splashback. Extractor vent. Stone flag floor. Radiator.
SITTING ROOM: With broad window to front with window seat. Large original granite fireplace with bressummer beam. Raised limestone hearth and fitted Efel oil fired stove and bread oven. Limestone floor. 2 radiators. Fitted wall lights. Telephone and TV points.
KITCHEN/DINING AREA: Range of attractive oak kitchen units with solid timber worktops. Matching wall cabinet and plate rack. Space for fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Double Rangemaster Butler sink with mixer tap and timber drainer. Tiled splashbacks. Rangemaster range electric cooker with induction hob and extractor hood with light above. Fitted wall lights, halogen downlighters. Exposed timber. Limestone floor. Window with seat to front and further window to rear overlooking the courtyard garden.
REAR LOBBY: With multi-paned door to courtyard. Wall mounted timer controls for central heating. Built-in shelves, radiator. Limestone floor. Door to:
BOILER ROOM: Housing Camray oil fired central heating boiler. Limestone flooring. Fitted shelving.
From the entrance hall an attractive timber staircase provides access to:
FIRST FLOOR LANDING: With window to rear. Exposed timbers. Stripped pine floor. Doors to:
BEDROOM 1: Having broad window with window seat overlooking the village church. Recessed shelving. Wall light points. 2 radiators. Additional walk-in closet which has hanging rails and light.
BEDROOM 2: With window seat overlooking village church. Radiator. Wall light point.
BATHROOM: White suite comprising: tiled shower cubicle with thermostatic shower unit and glazed screen door. Pedestal washbasin with LED lit mirror above. Low level WC. Extractor vent. Obscured double glazed window to rear. Chrome heated towel rail. Radiator. Inset spotlights.
Outside - Immediately to the rear of the property is a delightful sheltered courtyard garden with stone fronted flower beds and borders, stocked with mature plants, bushes and shrubs. Paved seating area and gravelled and paved pathways. STONE BARN 22' x 7'10'' of limestone and granite with a tiled roof. The barn is divided into two sections with doors at each end, there is power and light connected and the barn is ideal for tools and gardening equipment as well as freezers. LAUNDRY 5'3'' x 3'2'' being a small separate outhouse which has been adapted for use as a laundry with power, light and water connected plus ample space for washing machine and drier. From the courtyard a gateway provides access to the main garden area 70' x 25'. This is private and not overlooked, primarily laid to lawn with a sweeping path to the rear of the garden and parking area, enclosed by hedgerow, with mature trees. SUMMERHOUSE 11'4'' x 10'6'' being insulated with double doors and three windows, power and light connected. This would be ideal as a hobbies room or occasional extra accommodation. To the rear of the garden is a garden shed and a trellis screen hides the oil tank. A gate to the rear of the garden leads via some steps down to a generous parking area for approximately four vehicles or caravan/motor home hardstanding, with a pair of five bar gates to the lane. Exterior light with motion sensors and power socket.
Services - Mains electricity, water and drainage.
Directions - From Okehampton proceed out of the town in an easterly direction as if towards Exeter. Do not join the A30 dual carriageway but carry on over the flyover and follow the road into Sticklepath. Take the third turning left after the Taw River Inn towards South Zeal and at the next crossroads turn left for South Tawton. Proceed into the village passing the pub on the right hand side and after a short distance Higher Church View will be found upon the right hand side, opposite the church.
Local Authority - West Devon Borough Council, Kilworthy Park, Drake Road, Tavistock PL19 0BZ. Tel: 01822 813600
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