2 Lea Villas, Brendon, Lynton, Devon, EX35

Under Offer ££375,000 Guide
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Key Features

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Charming Exmoor period cottage
Superb edge of village position
Overlooking the picturesque East Lyn River
Recently refurbished
Well appointed two/three bedroomed accommodation
Beautiful cottage style gardens

About This Property

A charming period cottage enjoying a superb position within this picturesque Exmoor village overlooking the beautiful East Lyn River, with delightful riverside gardens.

Wagtail Cottage represents a most attractive edge of village period residence occupying an outstanding position enjoying superb views over the picturesque East Lyn river and surrounding Exmoor countryside. The property comprises a charming semi-detached cottage which is believed to date from the Edwardian era around 1900 and which has been sympathetically restored and updated by the current vendor to now provide characterful and beautifully presented three bedroomed family accommodation. Set in delightful cottage style gardens, to the rear the property has raised terraces overlooking the river with a gate and steps leading down to the waters edge. Double gates provide the cottage with its own private parking, although ample unrestricted parking is available in the adjoining quiet country lane. Wagtail Cottage undoubtedly represents a most idyllic Exmoor rural retreat.

The cottage enjoys a delightful position within the pretty village of Brendon which lies in the beautiful East Lyn valley on the northern edge of the Exmoor National Park. Set in unspoilt countryside, the parish of Brendon provides a thriving community with an abundance of local activities and vibrant village life with its local village hall and parish church. The popular hotel and public house, The Staghunters Inn, is situated just a short walk from the property. A further public house, the Rockford Inn, may be found a short distance along the valley at nearby Rockford.
Situated on the Somerset/Devon border, Brendon lies between Lynton and Porlock within the beautiful Exmoor National Park, close to the stunning North Devon/Somerset coast. Despite its peaceful location Wagtail Cottage forms an excellent base from which to explore and indulge in a wide variety of country activities including walking, riding, hunting, fishing, shooting, along with water pursuits at Lynmouth, Porlock Weir and Minehead. The property is also conveniently situated for access to the surrounding districts and main routes of communication, with the popular towns and coastal villages of Lynton, Lynmouth and Porlock providing local every day services, including primary schools, shops and public houses.
The larger towns of Minehead and Barnstaple provide a more extensive range of commercial, recreational and educational facilities, including both local and national high street shops, banks, restaurants, public houses and secondary schooling. From Barnstaple Station the picturesque Tarka line runs to Exeter St David’s with further connecting mainline services to London, whilst Exeter Central station provides easy access to the excellent shopping facilities the city has to offer.
From South Molton and Barnstaple the A361 North Devon link road provides easy access to Tiverton and the M5 motorway (J27). Mainline intercity rail links are available at Tiverton Parkway (London Paddington approx. 2 hours) with international airports at Exeter and Bristol.
The Exmoor National Park offers beautiful moorland scenery with many foot and bridle paths and the wonderful North Devon/Somerset coastline, whilst to the west are the popular sandy beaches of Woolacombe, Putsborough, Croyde Bay, Saunton Sands and Instow. At Barnstaple there is a railway station to Exeter (Tarka Line) with main line rail services are available at Exeter and Tiverton Parkway, with international airports at Exeter and Bristol.

To the front of the cottage is a pretty cottage style garden with a pedestrian gate and path leading to the front door. This stone paved pathway, bordered by a well stocked flower and shrub border, continues to a paved patio/sitting out area with flower and shrub borders. Double gates lead out to the road enabling this area to be used as private parking if required, although unrestricted parking is available in the road to the front of the property. Situated in the side garden is a timber and felt roofed log store, a further garden store and the bulk domestic oil tank. A gate and steps lead down to the rear garden, which provides superb sitting out areas to enjoy the view and observe the abundance of riverside wildlife. The rear garden principally comprises two attractive stone paved terraces, the upper terrace adjoining the doors out from the dining/sitting room and providing an excellent space for al fresco dining or enjoying an evening glass of wine. A gate and wide stone steps lead down to the waters edge.

The Accommodation
This characterful period cottage has been the subject of a sympathetic renovation project by the current vendor resulting in a lovingly restored three bedroomed family home. The cottage has been a labour of love with recent works including a superb bespoke kitchen, the creation of a downstairs shower room/utility, a new family bathroom, new flooring and decoration throughout. The beautifully presented accommodation is entered via a timber and slate porch leading into the lovely large open plan dining/sitting room with patio doors opening out to the rear upper terrace. A character fireplace is inset with a multi-fuel stove on a slate hearth, with a built-in cupboard to one side and display shelves over. Stairs rise to the first floor with an attractive hessian bannister rope and a built-in shelved understairs cupboard. Situated off the main living area is a versatile double aspect room which could easily be utilised as a downstairs bedroom, although currently used as a study with a range of fitted base units with a work surface and shelving over. Also situated off the dining area is a useful and well equipped utility/shower room with a tiled floor, a large walk-in shower cubicle and WC with concealed cistern. A built-in corner cupboard houses the Camray oil-fired boiler providing the central heating and domestic hot water, with a further cupboard over containing space for a tumble dryer. A fitted base unit has two integral freezers with a work surface over, an inset ceramic sink and further matching wall cupboards. Space and plumbing is also provided for a washing machine. The superb bespoke quality fitted kitchen was installed in the spring of 2021 by local firm, Minehead Kitchens, and is a particularly attractive feature of the property comprising an extensive range of base cupboard and drawer units with quartz work surfaces over. Underset ceramic sink with mixer tap, integral dishwasher, wall cupboards with under cupboard lighting and matching free standing island unit with an oak work surface. Smeg range cooker with a 7-ring gas hob (bottled gas), two electric ovens and grill. Further upright unit housing a Smeg fridge/freezer.On the first floor a half landing divides to provide access to two good sized double bedrooms each containing an extensive range of quality fitted wardrobes and shelved units. An ornate Edwardian style cast iron feature fireplace is contained within the main bedroom. The well appointed and good sized family bathroom is timber boarded to dado height containing a modern suite comprising a panelled bath with shower attachment, a pedestal wash hand basin, close coupled WC and heated towel rail. For approximate room dimensions and layout please refer to the enclosed floorplan.


Services and Outgoings
Mains water and electricity supplies. Drainage to a private system. North Devon Council Tax - Band C, together with the usual service and environmental charges.
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