Whimple, Near Exeter
Guide price £150,000 | 2 Bedrooms
Guide Price - £150,000 to £175,000 - This superbly located semi detached village edge period cottage in need of complete restoration and modernisation. Adjoins and has lovely views over farmland and includes large level gardens and ample parking. On the market for the first time in over 30 years! This is a property which does require a lot of work but it has enormous potential and early inspection is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.
From Exeter proceed along the A30 towards Honiton taking the exit signposted Whimple. Carry on into the village to the Thirsty Farmer Pub, turn left at the mini roundabout. Drive straight across the next mini roundabout and take the next turning left into the lane marked 'The Green'. Craythorne will be found a short distance along on the right hand side, set back from the lane and accessed via a shared pathway beside the lawned front garden.
This is a delightfully located cottage, bought by the previous owner specifically because of it position adjoining and with fabulous views over open fields on the edge of the village. Craythorne is situated on The Green in Whimple, one of the most favoured East Devon villages. The Green is a quiet area on the outskirts of the village just a short walk away from amenities. Whimple has a strong community and a range of day-to-day facilities including two pubs, village store, post office, doctors' surgery, hairdressers, church and an excellent primary school. There are football, tennis and cricket facilities. There is also a railway station on the Waterloo line with direct access to London and Exeter St Davids. The historic town of Ottery St Mary (4 miles) has a good range of facilities including hospital, primary school, secondary school and sports centre. The university and cathedral city of Exeter (10 miles) has an extensive range of shopping, amenities and facilities one would expect of a city of its importance. There are good communications including mainline railway stations on the London Paddington and Waterloo lines. Exeter International Airport lies approximately 7 miles from the property with daily flights into London City Airport.
The cottage is exceptionally well positioned being tucked away back from the lane and enjoys wonderful outlooks over the adjoining neighbouring fields to the side and rear. In the same ownership for over 30 years the house was believed to have originally been built in the mid eighteenth century and still has a number of features but would now benefit from complete restoration and modernisation throughout, however the potential for the creation of a very comfortable and characterful in a great location is enormous.
The accommodation flows well and includes: from the entrance porch at the front a door leads into the sitting room although a rear entrance leads to a rear lobby and the rest of the accommodation. From the sitting room there is a door to a dining room where stairs rise to the first floor. There is a door from the dining room to a very elementary kitchen and then from here to the previously mentioned rear lobby and ground floor old bathroom. On the first floor there is a small landing and 2 bedrooms both with great rural views. From the landing a steep staircase leads up to the second floor attic room which is sub-divided into 2 areas and has been used as additional bedroom space in the past. Outside at the front there is a good parking area with space for 3 modest vehicles. This area adjoins a lovely, well fenced front lawned garden area alongside which a shared pathway leads up to the front door. The same pathway also then leads on along the side of the cottage and to the rear where there is a small courtyard and a continuation of the pathway leading to a vast level recently cleared garden of about 70ft x 40ft. this garden area also adjoins the open neighbouring fields, needs total re-cultivation but has amazing potential.
With old door to:
Sitting Room 14' 2'' x 12' 0'' (4.31m x 3.65m)
With two windows to the side overlooking the neighbouring fields. A wide brick arched fireplace with inset woodburner and door to:
Dining Room 11' 0'' x 7' 6'' (3.35m x 2.28m)
With stairs to First Floor having cupboard under. Radiator and door to:
Kitchen Breakfast Room 14' 9'' x 7' 0'' (4.49m x 2.13m)
With basic fitment including stainless steel sink unit with cupboard below. Window with rural views and door to:
With door to outisde and door to:
Bathroom 7' 6'' x 5' 3'' (2.28m x 1.60m)
With an old three piece white suite.
First Floor Landing
With door to:
Bedroom 1 14' 1'' x 8' 9'' (4.29m x 2.66m)
Having window with excellent rural views over neighbouring fields. Store cupboard.
Bedroom 2 10' 10'' x 7' 6'' (3.30m x 2.28m)
With airing cupboard, lagged cylinder with immersion heater. Radiator. Two windows with excellent rural views over the neighbouring fields to the rear. A steep staircase from the landing leads to an:
Attic Space 14' 0'' x 13' 6'' overall (4.26m x 4.11m) with part restricted head height
The attic space is divided into two areas and includes two radiators. It is understood that the attic space has been used as additional bedroom accommodation in the past.
The property is approached at the front via a pedestrian pathway at the side which there is a parking area with space for three vehicles. To the front of the property and adjoining the parking area to the side of the access path there is a very gently sloping, well fenced lawn and the path leads around the side of the property to a rear garden and yard, and a further short pathway leads to a very large level garden which requires total re-cultivation but adjoins neighbouring fields and has wonderful outlooks. This garden area measures approximately 21m x 12.5m (70ft x 40ft approximately).