A winning combination of traditional charm and modern design makes this Grade II listed detached thatched cottage a standout opportunity
The tasteful conversion and modernisation of this quintessential chocolate box cottage has transformed the accommodation which still retains many of its character and period features showcasing its 19th century heritage including exposed ceiling beams, stone fireplace and casement windows.
The current owners have extended into a former barn to provide a spacious kitchen with vaulted ceilings, large picture windows overlooking the rear garden, under floor heating and plenty of work surfaces. Steps lead up from here to a charming dining room with an outlook over a cottage garden, open fireplace and ornately carved recessed cupboard. From here the accommodation flows into a living room, again with a beamed ceiling, and a superb stone fireplace with wood burning stove, and front aspect. Steps lead on to a study or guest bedroom which has patio doors leading to the rear garden. The rear lobby leads into a large freezer room which was formerly the kitchen, but could now be used as a good sized office or hobby room. There is also a newly installed modern family bathroom with separate shower cubicle.
On the first floor are two double bedrooms and a single, all with front facing aspects and views towards Dartmoor National Park in the distance.
Outside, the gardens form a real feature of the property, with both formal and casual garden areas, a private al fresco dining area, approached by a footbridge over a stream; productive vegetable garden and a small orchard. Two large areas of lawn are dissected by a timber pergola, and the top half of the garden has potential for a building plot, subject to the necessary planning permissions being sought.
This is a superb opportunity to acquire an enchanting and comfortable home, perfect for family living and entertaining
COPPLESTONE is a pleasant and popular Mid Devon village located some four miles from Crediton and 12 miles from Exeter. As well as a station on the famous Tarka railway line there is also a regular bus service through the village. The village has a popular village school which has an outstanding OFSTED report. The village also has a post office and general stores, farm shop selling local produce and an old village Inn. In the village stands the Copplestone Cross, a decorated monument which was mentioned in the Saxon Charter of 974AD.
From Crediton High Street proceed westerly towards Barnstaple, out of the town and into the village of Copplestone. Proceed down the hill and The Gables will be seen on the right hand side.
The accommodation, with approximate measurements comprises;
Front door into STAIRCASE ENTRANCE VESTIBULE with radiator, staircase to first floor and separate entrances to
Front aspect and wooden window seat, brick fireplace with wood surround, heavy ceiling beam, ornately carved recessed cupboard, radiator, wall lighting and ceiling light. Steps down to
Beautifully fitted cream fronted units providing ample cupboard and drawer space, matching fitted wall cabinets including glass fronted display units with integral lighting. Wood block style work top with inset stainless steel sink, rinsing bowl and side drainer, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, space for range cooker, and Rangemaster filter hood over, space for upright fridge freezer, slate tiled flooring with under floor heating, and door to rear garden.
Large stone fireplace with wood burning stove, heavy ceiling beam, fitted cupboards, radiator and front aspect with window seat below. Steps to
Double doors to rear garden, radiator.
Rear aspect and boiler cupboard housing floor standing Worcester boiler
Brand new fitted white suite comprising low level WC and matching wash basin unit with storage below, panelled bath, corner shower cubicle, rear aspect with opaque window, radiator, tiled effect Lino flooring.
With door to rear garden and coat hooks.
Part vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, front aspect, radiator.
Front aspect, radiator, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams
Front aspect, radiator, exposed ceiling beams and fan light to stairs.
Exposed ceiling beam, low level WC, wash basin.
Twin wrought iron gates lead to a generous sized parking area to the rear of the property. A wooden foot bridge leads across the stream to a stone chipped seating and barbecue area, with established hedging and planting giving a sheltered and private dining area. A further pedestrian iron gate leads past the oil storage tank to a small patio area with LOG SHED 5’7 x 3’9 (1.7m x 1.14m) with lighting, TOOL SHED 8’2 x 5’7 (2.49m x 1.7m) with lighting and OUTSIDE WC 5’8 x 3’ (1.73m x 0.91m) again with lighting.
Steps lead up past an established rockery and flower bed to an aluminium framed green house and then onto an established area of lawn, with hedging to the side providing shelter and privacy. Beyond this is a productive vegetable garden with raised beds, and a chicken coop with established fruit trees. A pergola separates the two lawned areas and steps lead down passing more shrub and flower borders and fruit bushes to a more formal cottage garden which has been well planned and provides a burst of colour. A further iron pedestrian gate leads out to the road.
Exempt as Grade II listed
Mid Devon District Council , Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, EX16 6PP
Band D, please note that an improvement notice has been put on the property which may increase the banding at the next relevant transaction.
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