CHARMING DETACHED thatched property in the DARTMOOR National Park, with many PERIOD FEATURES, two double bedrooms, CONSERVATORY, enclosed GARDEN, GARAGE and PARKING, within walking distance of the VILLAGE and with access to the A30.
SITUATION/DESCRIPTION The property is situated within the Dartmoor National Park and in walking distance of the moorland village of Throwleigh. The former market town of Okehampton lies 7 miles to the west and easy access to the A30 provides a swift route to the cathedral city of Exeter 20 miles to the east.
Okehampton lies on the northern edge of Dartmoor National Park. It is approximately 30 miles from both the north and south Devon coasts. There are superb local beauty spots where one may enjoy walking, riding and fishing. The shopping area contains banks and supermarkets as well as many interesting locally owned shops. Primary and secondary education is well catered for in local schools. The recreation ground and park contains, amongst other things, a covered heated swimming pool. Most sports are available including 18 hole golf course, squash courts, indoor rifle range and thriving rugby and soccer clubs.
Believed to have been built in the late 19th century, this delightful example of a moorland cottage has been extended and greatly improved by the current owner. The property while retaining many period features also benefits from the comforts associated with contemporary living.
In brief the accommodation comprises, welcoming entrance hall; kitchen/dining room with Stanley range; conservatory with underfloor heating; sitting room with granite fireplace and multi fuel stove; two double bedrooms, one with ensuite; a cloakroom and a separate bathroom. Outside is a single garage with the driveway providing additional parking. The delightful gardens have been well maintained and include two ornamental ponds and a wide variety of mature shrubs and bushes. There is also a greenhouse and ample garden storage.
Mansbridge Balment are pleased to be appointed as sole agents for the sale of this property and viewing is highly recommended.
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:
Open porch with three steps to part-glazed front door leading to:
ENTRANCE HALL 14' 2" x 6' 4" (4.33m x 1.94m) Currently used as office space. Window overlooking conservatory; extensive shelving; airing cupboard; telephone point; radiator.
WALK-IN LARDER Window to side; shelving.
CLOAKROOM Window to side; low level WC; wash handbasin; tiled walls to dado height; radiator.
BATHROOM 5' 8" x 5' 5" (1.74m x 1.67m) Window to rear; panelled bath; pedestal wash handbasin; bidet; heated towel rail; shaver socket; tiled walls to dado height.
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 19' 7" x 14' 3" (5.99m x 4.36m) maximum Dual aspect with excellent views to Dartmoor; extensive range of bespoke pine wall and floor units under pine worksurface; Belfast sink with pine drainer and tiled splashbacks; integrated dishwasher; Stanley oil fired range providing domestic hot water and central heating; built-in electric oven; exposed timber beams; hatch to loft; appliance space for upright fridge/freezer; fitted cupboards. Stable door to:
CONSERVATORY 21' 7" x 13' 5" (6.60m x 4.10m) French doors to garden and views to Dartmoor; dwarf wall with double glazed units over; underfloor heating; dining area; ceramic tile flooring; television point; radiator. French doors to:
SITTING ROOM 23' 4" x 11' 10" (7.12m x 3.62m) Triple aspect; French doors to porch and front entrance; granite fireplace housing multi-fuel stove; exposed timber flooring; two radiators.
BEDROOM TWO 11' 8" x 9' 5" (3.56m x 2.88m) Window to front; exposed timber flooring; radiator.
MASTER BEDROOM 18' 0" x 16' 6" (5.51m x 5.03m) including dressing area Dual aspect with far-reaching views; extensive fitted wardrobes; television point; radiator.
ENSUITE 9' 8" x 6' 6" (2.96m x 2m) Window to side; fully tiled open shower with mains shower attachments; pedestal wash handbasin; low level WC; bidet; heated towel rail; downlighters.
OUTSIDE: The property is approached from the country lane via a vehicular gateway to a stone chipped driveway leading to the main entrance and a:
SINGLE GARAGE 16' 10" x 11' 5" (5.15m x 3.49m) Two windows to side; up and over door; power and lighting connected; built-in workbench; extensive shelving; appliance space and plumbing for automatic washing machine and chest freezer.
TIMBER GARDEN SHED 7' 11" x 6' 11" (2.43m x 2.11m) Power and lighting connected; woodstore to rear.
GARDENS An attractive well maintained garden wraps around the cottage and is bordered by mature beech hedging. The garden is predominantly set to lawn but also comprises a variety of well stocked beds and borders. A brick paved terrace adjoins the conservatory and there are also two ornamental ponds. There is a storage shed to the rear of the garage and also two outside water taps.
SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage. Oil fired central heating.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'D' for Council Tax purposes.
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT, Okehampton Office on 01837 52371.
DIRECTIONS From our offices in Okehampton leave the town in an easterly direction via East Street and onto Exeter Road, following the signs to Sticklepath and South Zeal, crossing over the A30 dual carriageway. Continue heading towards Sticklepath for a further 2.5 miles. Upon leaving Sticklepath you will pass the offices for Wain Homes and Owlsfoot Garage on your right hand side. Here turn immediately right, signposted to Throwleigh. Continue for a further 1.75 miles until you reach the centre of the village. Here you will see the Church on your right hand side. Take the turning to the right signposted Shilstone and proceed for a further one third of a mile whereupon the property will be found on the right hand side.