Beautifully located and CHARMING COTTAGE with two bedrooms, garden room, and BALCONY from which to enjoy the VIEWS and stunning GARDENS. There is a GARAGE, parking and OUTBUILDINGS.
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION A beautifully located and true gardeners cottage which has won many admirers and the crown of "Best Garden in The South West!"
This charming cottage was built, we understand, in the early 1900s and later extended and completely renovated between 2006 and 2008 by the current owner. The cottage also has a garage which offers off-road parking or storage. The sizeable South facing gardens were originally overgrown and full of brambles and nettles. Now the gardens and property are a credit to the owner's endeavours. Divided into several areas, the garden has a sunny aspect and includes an Italian formal garden, summerhouses, meandering paths, water features, seating terraces, greenhouses, original stone outbuildings and sublime views over the Tamar Valley and river.
The cottage is modest in size but with balanced accommodation which includes porch, hall, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility/WC and garden room. To the first floor are two bedrooms and a shower room with a door into an area which is used as a small study. There is also a balcony which has elevated views over these remarkable gardens and views.
The cottage is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a short walk from Weir Quay with its boatyard and moorings. The village of Bere Alston is also walkable but in a car would take minutes and offers all the amenities one requires.
ACCOMMODATION Reference made to any fixture, fittings, appliances or any of the building services does not imply that they are in working order or have been tested by us. Purchasers should establish the suitability and working condition of these items and services themselves.
The accommodation, together with approximate room sizes, is as follows:
PORCH 10' 3" x 7' (3.12m x 2.13m) PVCu patio entrance doors and window; Eco heater electric radiator; door to:
HALL Radiator; doors off.
SITTING ROOM 11' 10" x 12' 9" (3.61m x 3.89m) PVCu double glazed window; radiator; open fireplace; solid wood floor; television point.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 14' x 12' (4.27m x 3.66m) PVCu double glazed window; radiator; radiator; BT point; stairs rise to first floor; storage cupboards; fitted kitchen and worktops; Electrolux hob and oven/grill; extractor hood over; single drainer sink with mixer tap; space for fridge/freezer.
GARDEN ROOM 10' 4" x 9' 6" (3.15m x 2.9m) PVCu double glazed French doors and window; BT and television point; radiator; solid wood floor.
UTILITY/WC 7' x 5' 5" (2.13m x 1.65m) PVCu double glazed window; low level WC; space and plumbing for washing machine; sink and worktop; site of oil fired Worcester Heatslave 12/14 boiler.
LANDING 7' 9" x 6' 1" (2.36m x 1.85m) Loft access; doors off.
BEDROOM ONE 12' x 8' 10" (3.66m x 2.69m) PVCu double glazed window; built-in wardrobe; radiator.
BEDROOM TWO 8' 9" x 8' 9" (2.67m x 2.67m) PVCu double glazed French doors to the balcony and views (balcony measures 10' 7" x 10' 9"); radiator; built-in cupboards.
SHOWER ROOM 7' 8" x 5' 7" (2.34m x 1.7m) Corner shower; heated towel rail; low level WC; wash handbasin; double doors to eaves storage area with a Velux window - currently used as a small study area (measuring 4' 9" x 6' 10").
OUTSIDE: The property is approached from a shared driveway and path along the terrace. The garage which belongs to this property is located in this area. There is a walled courtyard which is adjacent to the cottage which in turn leads to the entrance door. The main garden extends in a south westerly direction from double gates off the path to the cottage. A large sun terrace provides ample seating space for table and chairs and an elevated view over the start of the garden and the Tamar Valley beyond.
Gravelled paths meander through the gardens passing through arches, flanked by an abundance of stocked flower beds which are separated into sections of colour. Two summerhouses provide shelter and a place to sit and enjoy the 100ft garden (approx.) and fields beyond. The garden has been landscaped to incorporate three ponds which support a variety of wildlife. The lower boundary runs along an edge of a field and enjoys further uninterrupted views over Weir Quay.
GARAGE Measurements to be confirmed.
SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water and private drainage via septic tank. Oil fired central heating.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'A' for Council Tax purposes.
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 840606.
DIRECTIONS From our Bere Alston office proceed down Cornwall Street towards Weir Quay. After leaving the village and after a short distance take the turning signposted to Weir Quay just after the railway bridge. Follow this road until a crossroads and turn right towards Cotts. The cottage will be found on the left just after the converted chapel. We would advise to park in the area opposite the terrace for the time of the viewing. Please ask the staff at the Bere Alston office for further details.