4 BEDROOM DETACHED COTTAGE WITH INCOME POTENTIAL!! Totally charming, south facing, 17th Century, Grade II listed, 2 reception room, 4 bedroom, detached cottage nestling in wonderful gardens with traditional stone barns complete with planning approval for conversion to holiday use. Extends to about 1.5 acres with adjoining paddock with purpose built stable block, 17ft open fronted garage/store, parking, and stream bordered woodland. Gorgeous setting on edge of village with no onward chain.
THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES (all measurements are approximate):-
ENTRANCE HALL Original tiled floor with stairs rising to First Floor.
LOUNGE 11'6" x 11' (3.5m x 3.35m). French doors opening onto the Verandah, and overlooking garden. Ornamental stone and slate fireplace.
LIVING ROOM 15'5" (4.7m) plus door recess x 10'8" (3.25m). Slate floor. Superb inglenook fireplace, including original bread oven, with woodburning stove. Beamed ceiling.
KITCHEN/DINER ('L'-shaped) 18'8" (5.7m) x 10' (3.05m) and 14'6" (4.42m) x 5' (1.52m). Well-appointed with French doors opening onto the Verandah. Gas fired "Rayburn" set in original fireplace, providing heating and hot water. Exposed beamed ceiling. Hardwood worksurfaces. "Belfast" sink. "Rangemaster 110" multi-function Range. Further space for appliances.
INNER HALL 10'8" x 7'9" (3.25m x 2.36m). with:
CLOAKROOM Low level WC, and pedestal wash hand basin.
REAR PORCH/BOOT ROOM 10'6" x 4'10" (3.2m x 1.47m). Tiled floor. High ceiling with lots of light flowing through.
SNUG/BEDROOM 5 12' x 11' (3.66m x 3.35m). Ornamental fireplace.
SPACIOUS FIRST FLOOR LANDING
BEDROOM 1 11'8" (3.56m) x 11'4" (3.45m) plus door recess.. Carpet. Window to front overlooking the garden.
BEDROOM 2 (ADJOINING BEDROOM 1) 13'4" x 10' (max) (4.06m x 3.05m (max)). Carpet. Window to front overlooking the garden.
BEDROOM 3 11'7" x 9' (3.53m x 2.74m). Carpet. Window to front overlooking the garden.
BEDROOM 4 11'3" x 10' (3.43m x 3.05m). Carpet. Window to side. Built-in wardrobes to either side of the chimney breast.
FAMILY BATH/SHOWER ROOM 3 piece white suite incorporating a roll-edge bath on "ball-and-claw" feet, and quadrant shower cubicle.
OUTSIDE The cottage with its restored glass Verandah playing host to climbers overlooks a lovely lawned garden with well established trees and shrubs. Path and gate to roadside. Adjacent to the cottage is a sun-trap and very productive kitchen garden with interwinding paths, and a small STONE BUILT TOOL SHED. Immediately adjoining the southern boundary of the formal lawned garden, with their own access, are the barns for conversion. Opposite the cottage on the other side of the road is a SUBSTANTIAL OPEN FRONTED GARAGE & STORE with lots of parking, and adjoining stream bordered woodland.
THE BARNS The barns for conversion to holiday units comprise:
MAIN BARN - This wraps around its own courtyard and will make an eye-catching conversion with a large First Floor Open Plan Kitchen/Living Space with Cloakroom. The Lower Ground Floor will have 4 Bedrooms, and Adjoining Games Room. All documentation consents relating to the conversion approval are readily available from the Planning Department on Torridge District Council's excellent website (www.torridge.gov.uk) under planning application numbers 1/0708/2017/FUL and 1/0709/2017/LBC.
THE COACH HOUSE - Located to the rear of the main residence, this pretty barn will convert to form a First Floor Open Plan Kitchen/Living Room, whilst the Ground Floor will be a Bedroom and Shower Room. All documentation consents relating to the conversion approval are readily available from the Planning Department on Torridge District Council's excellent website (www.torridge.gov.uk) under planning application numbers 1/0591/2017/FUL and 1/0548/2017/LBC.
The house, barns, and gardens extend to about 0.25 acres.
THE LAND The paddock is situated immediately to the rear of the property and is about 0.8 acres. It rises quite steeply to the top where there is a purpose designed Stable Block with 3 Loose Boxes. It is most substantially constructed with interlocking pine boarding complete with concrete floors, light connected, and a covered walkway running along the front. The paddock and stables have their own separate road access, and also may be approached by foot from the rear courtyard. From the top of the paddock there is a glorious outlook over this unspoilt valley across to the village of Shebbear and its church tower.
SERVICES Mains water and electric. Private drainage. Gas fired central heating fed from the Rayburn in the Kitchen.
COUNCIL BAND Band 'D' (please note this council band may be subject to reassessment).
From Holsworthy proceed on the A3072 Hatherleigh road and upon reaching Brandis Corner, turn left signed Shebbear. Follow this road until entering the village square and then take the road signed Thornbury/Newton St Petrock. At the bottom of the hill the property will be found on the left hand side with a Bond Oxborough Phillip 'For Sale' notice clearly displayed.