Link detached CHARACTER COTTAGE, offering VERSATILE four bedroom (two ensuite) accommodation, with CONSERVATORY and GARDEN with patio. NO ONWARD CHAIN
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION This property is nestled neatly in the rural yet accessible hamlet of Riddlecombe and is believed to date back to the late 17th Century. Made of traditional stone and cob construction, this attractive "chocolate box" cottage is charming in many ways, offering a wealth of character features. The accommodation is of good proportions and boasts versatile and flexible living accommodation set over two floors. Today the cottage lends its self as a delightful family home, or as an escape to the country.
Riddlecombe is in the heart of the North Devon countryside and has easy access to an abundance of footpaths and bridleways with easy access onto the renowned Taw Valley Ride, perfect for local riding routes around the area. There is a local bus route to Barnstaple and Chulmleigh, where there is schooling. It is part of a farming hamlet which has a bustling social community which forms part of the Ashreigney Parish. Ashreigney offers a village hall having a variety of social activities such as a monthly Saturday market, Wednesday club, art classes, yoga, WI and evening events such as pop-up pub, quizzes and musical evenings. There is also a newly established community allotment in Riddlecombe. Within approximately 5.5 miles is the village of Chulmleigh which has a good range of facilities with shops, pubs, primary school and community college and a health centre. The attractive North Devon coast is within driving distance along with both Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks. Further amenities can be found in Bideford, Barnstaple, Okehampton and the city of Exeter with its large shopping centre, university, Cathedral and international airport.
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:
Garden door into front garden with path leading to:
REAR CONSERVATORY 12' 4" x 5' 11" (3.77m x 1.81m) Hardwood framed with tiled floor, light and power connected; half glazed front door to:
HALLWAY Doors to:
KITCHEN 17' 4" x 15' 5" (5.3m x 4.71m) Exposed ceiling beams; stone tiled floor; inset Belfast sink with slate drainers; tiled splashback; worktop; matching range of wall and ceiling mounted units; oil fired rayburn (Royal); inset ceramic hob with overhead extractor hood; electric oven; fitted pantry cupboard; triple aspect; windows to front; rear and frosted window to side.
SITTING ROOM 16' 11" x 17' 5" (5.18m x 5.32m) Dual aspect room; window to front and rear; carpeted flooring; Iarge inglenook fire place with woodburning stove; large under stairs cupboard; radiator; large ceiling beam.
BEDROOM FOUR 6' 7" x 13' 3" (2.02m x 4.04m) Window to side, beamed ceiling; exposed stone wall; hatch to roof space; radiator; carpeted flooring.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 6' 5" x 3' 8" (1.96m x 1.12m) Built-in tiled shower cubicle housing Triton electric shower; wash hand basin; low level WC.
Returning to hallway; wide straight stairs to:
LANDING Doors to:
BEDROOM ONE 11' 4" x 9' 2" (3.46m x 2.8m) Window to front; set walk-in cupboard; radiator; carpeted flooring.
BEDROOM TWO 10' 5" x 12' 5" (3.18m x 3.79m) Window to front; carpeted flooring.
BATHROOM 7' 6" x 9' 4" (2.29m x 2.87m) Panelled bath with shower attachment over; wash hand basin; low level WC; airing cupboard housing hot water tank; heated towel rail; window to rear.
BEDROOM THREE 13' 9" x 8' 3" (4.2m x 2.54m) Window to rear; carpeted flooring; doors to:
ENSUITE Built-in tiled shower cubicle; electric shower; wash hand basin; low level WC; window to rear.
OUTSIDE: To the front the garden is predominantly laid to gravel, interspersed with mature shrubs and surrounded by an attractive stone wall. The principal garden lies to the rear of the property and is approached via a wooden archway leading into a private cottage-style garden which is predominantly laid to lawn with an abundance of mature shrubs and trees. To the side of the conservatory there is a paved patio area, perfect for alfresco dining and enjoying the afternoon sun. There is also a sizeable shed in situ.
SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage. Oil fired 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 Okehampton office turn left at the cross road junction onto Fore Street, proceed through the town passing though the town, with the church on your right and McCullocks garage on your left, take the second left on to Barton Road, take the second exit on to Crediton Road. Follow the B3215 to Belstone Corner and turn left toward Sampford Courtney. Follow this road until arriving at a mini roundabout and turn right. Follow this road up the hill and take the next left and the immediately next left again. Follow the A3124, passing though the town of Winkleigh. Follow the road until you find the turning sign posted on your right for Holcombe & Ashreigney. Follow this road to Lodgey Cross and turn left. Follow this road until arriving in Riddlecombe where the property will be found on the left hand side identified by our Mansbridge Balment 'for sale' board.