Unspoilt Dartmoor village location; FORMERLY TWO COTTAGES and now extended; FIVE BEDROOMS; versatile accommodation ideal for dual occupancy; large garden and 4.3 ACRE PADDOCK;. Private water supply and solar energy.
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION The property is situated in the unspoilt Dartmoor village of Gidleigh with easy access to the moor. The popular town of Chagford is less than 3 miles away with the former market town of Okehampton approximately 9 miles to the North.
Lying within the boundaries of the Dartmoor National Park Chagford is a popular centre for both walking and riding. The town centre contains a variety of shops and public houses. Primary education is well catered for and the recently built local school has a fine reputation. The Recreation Ground is the home of thriving football and cricket clubs and the local swimming pool provides additional leisure facilities. Nearby access to the A30 gives good communication links to Exeter, its airport and the M5 motorway.
Nestling in a quiet and peaceful corner of this unspoilt village, Gidleigh Cottages which previously comprised two dwellings, now combined and extended offers great versatility and options with regard to configuration. A great many period features remain and with the extension now offers generous accommodation which in brief comprises, entrance hall; study with period stone fireplace; shower room; kitchen/living room; rear lobby/utility and two double bedrooms completes the original cottage. The modern extension comprises open plan kitchen/living room; two double bedrooms; shower room and a further double bedroom/study. Outside to the rear is a sizeable enclosed garden with off road parking area and studio and there is also a paddock of 4.3 acres with a recently cultivated apple orchard adjoining the garden. There are added benefits in the form of solar energy which generates income of approximately £800 PA and the property has its own water supply.
This property is located in the most desirable of moorland locations and viewing is essential to be fully appreciated.
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:
Solid front door leads to:
ENTRANCE HALL Window to front; stairs to first floor; exposed timber flooring; radiator; doors to:
STUDY 12' 7" x 11' 10" (3.84m x 3.61m) Dual aspect; period stone fireplace with bread oven, housing woodburner stove; radiator.
SHOWER ROOM 9' 2" x 3' 11" (2.81m x 1.21m) Window to rear; exposed timber flooring; shower cubicle with mains shower attachment; pedestal wash handbasin; low level WC; radiator.
KITCHEN/LIVING ROOM 19' 9" x 12' 7" (6.02m x 3.85m) Two windows to front; open plan; stairs to first floor; range of floor mounted units under roll top worksurfaces; inset stainless steel sink and drainer with tiled splashbacks; oil fired range; larder cupboard; built-in storage cupboard; exposed timber flooring; radiator.
Staircase to first floor and:
BEDROOM ONE/SITTING ROOM 19' 7" x 12' 9" (5.97m x 3.89m) (Currently used as first floor sitting room.) Two windows to front; granite period fireplace (currently redundant); exposed ceiling timbers; two radiators.
Return to Entrance Hall and second staircase leads to:
BEDROOM TWO 19' 7" x 12' 7" (5.99m x 3.85m) maximum Two windows to front; granite period fireplace (currently redundant); exposed period timbers; extensive fitted wardrobes; radiator.
From Kitchen, door leads to:
REAR LOBBY/UTILITY 17' 1" x 6' 0" (5.23m x 1.83m) Door to outside rear garden; Belfast sink; oil fired boiler; appliance space and plumbing for automatic washing machine; appliance space for freezer; appliance space for fridge; bore hole filtration system and solar invertor.
Door to extension and:
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/LIVING ROOM 18' 5" x 17' 2" (5.62m x 5.25m) Triple aspect; range of floor mounted units with inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit and drainer; built-in oven with gas hob over; hood and extractor fan; appliance space for fridge; exposed timber flooring; downlighters; door to:
Staircase to first floor.
GALLERIED LANDING Two windows to rear and doors to:
BEDROOM THREE 17' 2" x 10' 2" (5.24m x 3.10m) Dual aspect; exposed timber flooring.
BEDROOM FOUR 10' 10" x 9' 3" (3.32m x 2.82m) Window to side; exposed timber flooring.
SHOWER ROOM 10' 11" x 5' 1" (3.33m x 1.57m) Window to rear; tiled rectangular shower tray and screen with mains shower attachment; low level WC; pedestal wash handbasin with vanity cupboard under; shaver point; extractor fan; electric heated towel rail; exposed timber flooring.
A further staircase leads to:
BEDROOM FIVE/STUDY 25' 7" x 8' 3" (7.81m x 2.54m) Three Velux rooflights; door to eaves storage.
OUTSIDE: The property is approached via gated access to the off-road parking area adjoining the garden and in turn the property's rear entrance.
To the rear is an enclosed garden of approximately two thirds of an acre which is laid mainly to lawn with a variety of borders and raised beds. There are also fruit trees and a variety of mature shrubs and bushes. Within the garden is a greenhouse and a STUDIO with power and lighting connected.
Adjoining the garden is a paddock of some 4.3 acres with exceptional views across surrounding countryside.
A recently cultivated apple orchard is a delightful benefit and comprises a mix of traditional Devon cider apples. Opposite the property's front entrance are two stables and a hay shed.
SERVICES Mains electricity, private water, private drainage, oil fired central heating and solar energy.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'E' for Council Tax purposes.
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT, Okehampton Office on 01837 52371.
DIRECTIONS From our offices in Okehampton proceed in a easterly direction following the signs for Sticklepath /South Zeal. Passing through Sticklepath proceed to Owlsfoot garage whereupon turn right signed Throwleigh/Gidleigh. When arriving at Gidleigh you will pass the church on the right and in a short distance the property can found on the left.