Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton
£399,950 | 3 Bedrooms
A delightful and substantial virtually detached 3 bedroom slate roof period cottage believed to have origins dating back to about 1770. Lovingly improved and maintained by the present owners, the cottage is full of character and has a wealth of interesting period style features throughout including exposed beams, large stone fireplaces and pretty windows. There is an outside home office / hobbies room, a lovely rather private good sized garden, stores and 3 separate paved terrace areas plus good parking and turning facilities. This is a gem and viewing is strongly recommended.
On entering Cheriton Fitzpaine from the south side you will see the Half Moon Inn on the left hand side. At this point It is probably best to turn around outside of the pub and go back on yourself for about 15-20 yards where you will see Post Office Lane on your left, and with Primrose Cottage’s slate sign on the low stone wall. (Note if you get as far as Drake’s Meadow on your right then you have gone too far). You will find Primrose Cottage nestling at the end of this lane behind a gated entrance with its own private parking and turning area.
The cottage is delightfully situated close to the centre of the village but tucked away down a private lane in a conservation area occupying a very secluded location enjoying much peace and privacy being well away from main roads etc. Cheriton Fitzpaine is a picturesque village comprising many traditional white cottages and thatched roofs situated in the heart of rural Mid Devon. The village has an active community with a variety of sports clubs, societies and social clubs. Local amenities include two public houses, a primary school, excellent village hall, children’s play ground and social club, after school club, bus service, church (Church of England and Methodist), football and cricket clubs, country pursuits, a doctor’s surgery and pharmacy (open 5 days a week) and a farm shop situated approximately 1 mile from the village. The community is currently working together to introduce a village shop/store. The former market towns of Crediton and Tiverton both offer a more comprehensive range of amenities including shops, banks, supermarkets, secondary schooling and various sports and leisure facilities. Crediton has a railway station on the Exeter to Barnstaple line, Tiverton has a dual carriageway link to the M5 motorway and access to the North Devon link road. Tiverton Parkway railway station is on the main London Paddington line. For walking enthusiasts both Exmoor and Dartmoor are within easy reach. The cathedral city of Exeter offers a magnificent array of shopping facilities ranging from major department stores to specialised boutiques, plus countless bars and restaurants not to mention cinemas, theatres, recreational activities and a thriving nightlife. Of late, the city has experienced considerable economic growth, assisted by the relocation of the Met Office and other major companies. The area also benefits considerably from the new city centre retail and commercial developments in Princesshay and the proposed expansion of Exeter’s International Airport, which lies just five miles east of the city centre and is recognised as an important gateway offering numerous European flights, trans-Atlantic connections and holiday charter flights. Exeter offers excellent rail and road links including the main line services to London (Paddington & Waterloo), the Midlands and the North of England. The M5, together with the A30 and A38, provide excellent communication links to the East and North as well as Devon and the neighbouring counties of Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset.
Primrose Cottage is a substantial and delightful virtually detached slate roof cottage believed to have origins dating back to about 1770. The cottage is full of character and has a wealth of interesting period style features throughout including exposed beams, large stone fireplaces and pretty windows.
The cottage is well presented throughout with large and light and airy rooms the majority of which face almost due south. The accommodation flows beautifully and is centrally heated by way of an oil fired system via a boiler in the utility room. From the entrance hall there is access to the splendid sitting room with its fine old stone fireplace and door leading out to the gardens. Also off the hall there is a door to the dining room which also has a stone fireplace and also from the hall there are stairs to the first floor. A door from the dining room leads to a kitchen breakfast room with Aga and from here there is a door out to the front and also a door to the large utility and separate WC. On the first floor, accessed via a split staircase there are 3 good bedrooms all of which have pleasant outlooks. There is a good sized bathroom and a recently fitted shower room provides additional first floor facilities. In addition, on the ground floor and accessed from outside, there is an attached garden room which the current owners use as a home office, plus ample stores and an outdoor WC/shower room.
There is a generous secluded and mature garden which extends to about 85ft. Mainly laid to lawn with extensive bordrs offering all year round colour and enjoyment, the garden will be of interest to families with children and keen gardeners. There are a number of seating areas including a splendid paved terrace to the front, ideal for everyday use and alfresco entertaining, plus 2 other patio areas offering very different, private outlooks over the gardens. At the end of the private lane, initially shared with neighbours, is a private gate giving vehicular access to the gravelled parking and turning area which makes an attractive front outlook.
ENTRANCE HALL 14’ 2’’ x 5’ 1’’ (4.31m x 1.55m)
With stable type front door. Radiator. Smoke alarm. Easy stairs to half landing and first floor. Twin glazed doors to:
SITTING ROOM 19’ 4’’ x 14’ 6’’ (5.89m x 4.42m)
With a fine stone fireplace including inset wood burning stove with beam over. Door to garden. Built-in shelving. Two radiators. Beamed ceiling.
DINING ROOM 14’ 0’’ x 13’ 5’’ (4.26m x 4.09m)
With a pretty stone inglenook style fireplace with slate hearth and inset wood burning stove. Wall lights. Radiator. Built-in understairs storage cupboard. Attractive laminate timber floor. Two deep windowsills with pleasant outlooks over the patio at the front. Interesting recessed shelf.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 13’ 9’’ x 11’ 5’’ max (4.19m x 3.48m)
With a stone tiled floor. Range of base floor units providing ample cupboard and drawer storage space. Oil fired Aga. Roll edged granite effect work surfacing with inset one and half bowl enamel sink unit with mixer tap. Wall lighting. Matching wall cupboards. Heavily beamed ceiling. Inset spot lighting.
LARGE UTILITY ROOM 13’ 3’’ x 9’ 10’’ (4.04m x 2.99m)
With the same style tiled floor. Further base units providing cupboard and drawer storage space. Space for an upright freezer. Ample space for additional appliances. Floor mounted Grant oil fired central heating boiler. Electric cooker point. Space and plumbing for an automatic washing machine and dishwasher. Matching wall cupboards. Ample work surfacing with inset sink unit and mixer tap.
SEPARATE WC 5’ 7’’ x 3’ 3’’ (1.70m x 0.99m)
With tiled floor. Low level suite. Pedestal wash basin with mixer tap. Wall tiling. Shaver socket with light. Radiator.
With split staircase leading to the bedroom accommodation.
MASTER BEDROOM 16’ 6’’ x 11’ 3’’ (5.03m x 3.43m)
With window seat and pleasant open views. Two radiators. Two double glazed fronted built-in wardrobes. Oak beam lintels over the windows.
BATHROOM 11’ 4’’ x 6’ 8’’ (3.45m x 2.03m)
With wooden floor. Low level suite. Panelled bath with mixer tap and electric shower over together with folding shower screen. Radiator. Wash basin with storage cupboard below and shaver socket.
SHOWER ROOM 7’ 2’’ x 4’ 6’’ (2.18m x 1.37m)
A well fitted fully tiled shower room with large walk-in shower cubicle with electric shower. Heated towel rail. Pedestal wash basin with mixer tap. Low flush WC. Wood flooring. Window to the side. A further interesting internal part stained glass window.
BEDROOM 2 14’ 8’’ x 9’ 9’’ (4.47m x 2.97m)
With window to front from where there are some very pleasant village and country views.
BEDROOM 3 11’ 4’’ x 9’ 2’’ max (3.45m x 2.79m)
With radiator. Window also with very pleasant village and country views.
The property is approached over a private driveway initially shared with neighbouring cottages and then accessed through a gated private entrance which gives access to a good sized gravelled parking and turning area. From here there is access to a very pretty paved terraced patio. Bin store. A higher bricked border and lower area of garden. A further timber gateway provides access to a delightful good sized enclosed garden which is principally laid to lawn incorporating a superb circular patio area close to the cottage. The garden is well stocked with numerous plants and beds and paved pathways. Useful store shed. Oil storage tank. Greenhouse. Further shed. This whole area is bounded by mature fencing and hedging providing a good degree of privacy.
OFFICE/HOBBIES ROOM 12’ 10’’ x 10’ 2’’ (3.91m x 3.10m)
Very close to the cottage, this excellent office/hobbies room provides a superb facility for anybody wishing to work at home or it would be perfect as a hobbies room too. In this area there is a wash basin with cupboard below and it is understood that the wifi connection from the main cottage can be picked up in this office/hobbies room.
EXTERNAL WC AND SHOWER ROOM 7’ 11’’ x 6’ 9’’ (2.41m x 2.06m)
This useful facility includes an open fronted store with brick flooring. A shower/WC has a tiled floor. Pedestal wash basin with mixer tap, low flush WC, wall tiling and electric shower fitment.