Offers in the region of £345,000  | 3 Bedrooms

A beautiful Grade II Listed character cottage in the heart of the village, requiring some updating. Offering light and spacious accommodation with stunning open country views, pretty cottage gardens, with a large timber garage/workshop attached. No chain.

This offers a wonderful opportunity to create an idyllic home of huge charm and character, within 5 miles of the centre of Exeter and surrounded by glorious countryside and not far from Dartmoor.

The property is situated in the very centre of the village, at Merrymeet with wonderful open views out both to the front and rear and with lovely rural walks on the doorstep offering stunning views over Dartmoor. Whitestone is a sought after village situated approximately 3.5 miles to the west of Exeter providing an easy access route into the city centre and to St David's mainline train station. Access to the A30 is nearby, in the next village at Tedburn St Mary, providing an easy route to the M5 motorway and Exeter Airport without having to cross the city. DIRECTIONS: From the city centre proceed out of Exeter up Okehampton Road and continue up Redhills. At the mini roundabout continue out of the city and through Nadderwater and into Whitestone. The property will be found in the centre of the village on the right hand side.

The Old Post Office is a Grade II Listed cottage dating back to the eighteenth century, having been extended to the rear in the early 1900's. As the name suggests, it was formerly the post office for the village with the shop positioned in what is now a wonderful double height kitchen with vaulted ceiling, double window and stable door. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wooden units with ceramic Belfast sink, tiled work surface and large oil fired Aga. There is a large utility room to the rear with full height larder cupboard, additional sink and plumbing for washing machine. All the main reception rooms, kitchen and bedrooms offer light, bright well proportioned accommodation with a south-westerly aspect. The two reception rooms both have inglenook fireplaces with brick hearths and a wooden beam above, with the main living room having a wood burning stove installed and an oil point to facilitate an oil fired burner in the second living room. To the rear is a pleasant garden room with Velux roof lights, windows and door opening to the garden. There is a downstairs bathroom and useful study or storage room. A wonderful staircase which divides two ways leads up to three double bedrooms, all with stunning south-westerly views of open countryside. The master bedroom has a large walk-in airing cupboard with hot water tank and additional wardrobe with upstairs bathroom adjacent. Outside, there is an attractive walled rear garden, with views towards hills in the distance. The front garden is also a beautiful walled garden, with attractive cottage planting and a solid oak door providing access to the road. Attached to the property is a large timber built garage or workshop measuring 44'10 in length, with power and lighting and with double doors providing access onto the road. There is an oil tank to the front servicing the Aga.

Entrance Hall
With half obscure glazed wooden entrance door opening into a wide hallway. Night storage heater. Stairs to first floor.

Living/Dining Room 13' 0'' increasing to 16'5 by door x 13' 11'' (3.96m x 4.24m)
A lovely large second reception room with inglenook fireplace with brick hearth and wooden beam. Recessed shelving to alcoves. Window to the front aspect.

Living Room 15' 0'' x 13' 9'' (4.57m x 4.19m)
Wonderful character lounge with inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, brick hearth and wooden mantle. Large window to the front aspect. Recessed alcove shelving.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 15' 3'' x 12' 10'' increasing to 14'8 (4.64m x 3.91m)
Farmhouse style kitchen/diner with vaulted ceiling and two windows, one above the other. Large oil fired Aga. Fitted with solid wooden units with ceramic tiled work surface, inset ceramic Belfast sink and space for fridge. Paneled wooden window seat. Stable door to front with glazed panel.

Utility room 12' 2'' x 6' 5'' (3.71m x 1.95m)
Large utility room with walk in pantry cupboard. Sink unit with drainer and cupboard below. Additional full height built in cupboard. Space for washing machine and freezer.

Garden Room 18' 8'' x 6' 5'' (5.69m x 1.95m)
With glazed wooden door to the rear and wooden windows looking out over the garden with two Velux roof light windows. Fuse box.

Inner Hallway
Inner hall leading through to the rear bathroom and store room. Fuse box.

Bath with mixer shower attached above. Pedestal wash hand basin. Bidet. WC. Wall mounted electric fan heater. Obscure glazed window to rear.

Study/Store Room 6' 8'' x 5' 9'' (2.03m x 1.75m)
Useful study or storage room with two obscure glazed windows to the rear.

First floor
Stairs with half landing to first floor.

Bedroom 1 14' 9'' x 11' 2'' (4.49m x 3.40m)
Double bedroom with gorgeous open views over open countryside. Large airing cupboard housing the hot water tank with shelves. Additional walk in storage cupboard. Radiator.

Fitted with bath, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Window to front with window seat. Vinyl floor. Loft hatch. Wall mounted electric heater.

Half landing and stairs to

Bedroom 2 14' 5'' x 7' 7'' (4.39m x 2.31m)
Double bedroom with window to the front aspect. Night storage heater.

Bedroom 3 11' 2'' max x 8' 3'' (3.40m x 2.51m)
Double bedroom with window to the front aspect. Night storage heater.

Garage/Workshop 44' 10'' x 11' 9'' (13.65m x 3.58m)
Large timber garage or workshop with double doors providing vehicular access at the front. Power and lighting. Two side doors providing access to front and rear gardens.

Attractive walled cottage gardens with lawn and paved areas to front and rear. Lovely open views to the rear.

Property Ref: DWE06321

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