Wembworthy, Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18

Under Offer ££325,000 Guide

Key Features

Traditional character cottage
3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms
Inglenook fireplace
Parking area
Workshop/store with power connected
Rear landscaped gardens with patio area

About This Property

A character three bedroomed traditional cottage occupying an outstanding edge of village position enjoying lovely countryside views, with off road parking, useful outbuilding and beautiful landscaped gardens.

Cherricott represents a most attractive traditional cottage occupying a delightful and readily accessible edge of village position in a sought after part of North Devon. This charming home, whilst not listed, is believed to date in part from the 17th century and has been in the current vendors’ ownership for over 36 years. The cottage was extended in the late 1990’s to now provide character three bedroomed accommodation enjoying far reaching countryside views.
The beautiful landscaped gardens to the rear are a particularly attractive feature of the property, an ideal space for children, pets and/or outdoor entertaining. A graveled private parking area is available together with a useful and adaptable outbuilding which, whilst currently utilised as a workshop and store, may afford potential for adaptation to a variety of ancillary uses, including a home office or studio, subject to obtaining any necessary consent.

The property occupies an outstanding position on the edge of the pretty village of Wembworthy, a short distance to the west of the Taw Valley between Exmoor and Dartmoor. The surrounding gently undulating and unspoilt Devon countryside, affords a predominately agricultural landscape of mainly pasture and arable land interspersed with an abundance of wooded valleys. Wembworthy itself is a small rural village benefitting from a Church, with a local public house situated about 0.6 miles from the cottage.
The village of Winkleigh lies just 2.8 miles from the property and boasts two public houses, a post office, butchers, a general store, veterinary practice and a doctors' surgery. This larger village also provides a community centre, a village hall and a sports centre, together with a church, a chapel, and a well regarded primary school.
The small town of Chulmleigh to the east provides a thriving and very active local community which has managed to retain a good range of local services including Chulmleigh Academy providing highly regarded primary and secondary schooling, a sports centre, post office, various shops, a health centre, dentist, public houses, restaurants and a historic town hall.
Despite its rural position the property still enjoys easy access to the surrounding districts and main routes of communication with the A377 providing an easy link to the larger towns of South Molton, Crediton and Barnstaple, each providing an extensive range of everyday shopping, banking, recreational and educational facilities.
From Tiverton the A361 provides quick and easy access to the M5 motorway (Junction 27). There are nearby rail stations on the Barnstaple to Exeter (Tarka) line at Eggesford and Kings Nympton. Main line rail services are available at Exeter and Tiverton Parkway, with international airports at Exeter and Bristol.
The property is surrounded by picturesque North Devon countryside which provides a wealth of outdoor activities including walking, horse riding, cycling, sea, coarse and game fishing, and golf courses at Libbaton, High Bullen, Portmore and Saunton. To the north and south respectively the Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks offer beautiful moorland scenery with many foot and bridle paths, whilst the stunning North Devon coast is also easily accessible, with popular sandy beaches at Instow, Saunton Sands, Croyde Bay, Putsborough and Woolacombe.

To the front of the cottage is a small outside area contained behind a stone wall with an entrance leading to the front door, whilst to the side is a gravelled area providing off road car parking and access to the rear gardens. Overlooking the parking area is a useful and adaptable Workshop and Store enjoying delightful countryside views, with power connected. This building is currently internally divided into two parts and may afford potential for adaptation to a variety of alternative/ancillary uses, including a home office, studio, gym, etc., subject to obtaining any necessary consent. Adjoining the workshop is a Log/Garden Store.
A smart wrought iron gate, fence and steps lead into the delightful rear gardens, which were fully landscaped by the current vendors in 2001 and have been beautifully maintained ever since, creating a wonderful outdoor space. Steps lead down to the back door of the cottage. Please note: The neighbours have a pedestrian access for maintenance purposes to the door which leads into their rear garden.
A circular paved patio provides an excellent al fresco dining area, with pretty gravelled borders and well stocked raised flower and shrub beds, interspersed with ornamental trees. Steps lead up to a pathway which meanders its way up through the gardens to a further paved sitting out area with a timber pergola. The uppermost part of the garden comprises a lawn, enclosed within hedgerow boundaries and enjoying lovely views over open fields to the rear, with Dartmoor visible on a clear day.

The Accommodation
The characterful accommodation is entered via a front porch with a part double glazed front door leading into a welcoming entrance hall, with plenty of space for coats and shoes. A useful downstairs shower room contains a tiled corner cubicle, wash hand basin and WC, with an understairs recess providing space and a vent for a tumble dryer. The lovely large living room boasts a feature inglenook fireplace with an original bread oven and a Woodwarm multi-fuel stove set on a raised brick hearth. The stove is fitted with a back boiler providing central heating and domestic hot water. Also situated off the hallway is a cosy dining room with enclosed stairs rising up to the first floor and an opening through into the double aspect kitchen/breakfast room. The well equipped kitchen contains a good range of base cupboard and drawer units with roll top work surfaces, part tiled walls and matching wall cupboards. There is an inset 1½ bowl sink and four ring gas hob (bottled gas) with extractor hood over. Space and plumbing are also provided for both a dishwasher and washing machine. An upright unit contains an eye level electric Neff double oven and grill, with space for an upright fridge/freezer. The kitchen enjoys lovely views over the rear gardens.On the first floor a landing provides useful storage space, with an enclosed shelved store cupboard and a separate built-in wardrobe. A rear landing leads to the lovely main bedroom, which enjoys a double aspect and delightful views over the gardens and surrounding countryside. The spacious family bathroom contains a panelled bath with an electric shower over, a wash hand basin and a WC with a Saniflow system. There are two further bedrooms, one with a built in wardrobe, dressing table and airing cupboard.For approximate room dimensions and layout please refer to the enclosed floorplan.

Services & Outgoings
Mains electricity and water supplies. Drainage to the village mains system. BT broadband and telephone landline currently connected. North Devon Council Tax, together with the usual service and environmental charges.
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