A delightful 3 bedroom period cottage near Poltimore
Offers in the region of £349,950
Exeter sales: 01392 259395
A "Chocolate Box" 3 bedroom semi-detached Grade II listed period cottage in a delightful location not far from the village of Poltimore, standing in lovely good sized level gardens and with lots of parking and a garage.
Proceeding from Exeter on the B3212 Pinhoe Road. Continue on the B3181 Exeter Road to West Clyst, continue along this road and take a left turn towards Poltimore. Drive through the Village, take a left at Poltimore Cross. Proceed along this lane for approximately 1/4m and the cottage will be found on the right hand side.
The much sought after village of Poltimore has a charming church, village hall and popular farm shop. There is an active and friendly community with a neighbourhood watch scheme, a Womens Institute group and the village hall becomes a licensed social club on Tuesdays and Fridays which is run by the villagers themselves. Poltimore is within the catchment area of Stoke Canon primary school and Clyst Vale Community College which both have excellent reputations. The nearby village of Broadclyst provides a further range of village amenities which include a much larger parish church (featuring one of Devons finest church towers), secondary and primary schools, 2 pubs, restaurant, village hall/social club, hairdressers and a post office. Stoke Canon, a riverside village and the National Trust Killerton House Estate with its beautiful gardens are both within approximately 2 miles. The village of Pinhoe (approximately 2 miles) has a more comprehensive range of village amenities including a Spar convenience store. Just beyond the village of Pinhoe is the Exeter Business Park at Sowton, the out of town Sainsburys Superstore. The cathedral city of Exeter (approximately 5 miles) 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. The city has experienced considerable economic growth in recent years assisted by the relocation of the Met Office and other major companies, the recent opening of IKEA as well as the success of "The Chiefs" Exeter's excellent rugby team and the football club too. Exeters International Airport which is just 5 miles east of the city centre and is recognised as an important gateway to southwest England offering numerous European flights, trans-Atlantic connections and holiday charter flights. For outdoor enthusiasts there are miles of beach coastline and 365 square miles of Dartmoor National Park within approximately 30 minutes by car. There are excellent rail and road links including the main line services to London (Paddington & Waterloo), the Midlands and the North of England plus the nearby M5 Motorway 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.
This picturesque Grade II listed period property has all the desired features when it comes to choosing your perfect character cottage. If the quietude of rural life on the edge of a charming village surrounded by beautiful Devonshire countryside is what you wish for, then 1, Barnfield Cottage will not disappoint. This property has it all, a thatched roof, exposed beams, an impressive inglenook fireplace in the sitting room and a delightfully quirky third bedroom which features an abundance of exposed roof timbers plus an unusually small entrance door off the landing. The property, which has been the subject of a generous ground floor extension to the side and offers surprisingly roomy accommodation. Additional features include the home comforts of oil fired central heating (via radiators), an en-suite shower room accompanying the main bedroom, generous kitchen/diner, downstairs cloakroom/WC and a lovely conservatory built to the rear of the property overlooking the lovely rear garden.
This charming cottage stands in a generous plot which sides on to open fields and includes pretty gardens front and rear plus off-road parking for several vehicles and a single garage. In addition there is a useful store shed and a delightful elevated thatched children's play house! If you are a wildlife enthusiast then it is worth noting that the sighting of several species of wildlife is a common occurrence and we understand from the present owners that rabbits, foxes, roe deer, pheasants, buzzards and a wide range of garden birds are frequent visitors to the area.
Sitting Room 15' 9'' x 13' 7'' (4.80m x 4.14m)
This delightful sitting room features an impressive sandstone inglenook fireplace with bread oven and an enclosed fireplace with open grate and canopy hood over. A display shelf has been fitted over the oak beam and two concealed lights have been installed behind the beam for display purposes. Useful storage cupboard set in recess far side of fireplace with shelving over. Window seat and window to front aspect enjoying a pleasant aspect across the front garden. Radiator. Under stair storage cupboard. Beamed ceiling. Wall light point and two further wall light points positioned on the fireplace beam with further low voltage spotlights over. Dimmer light switch. Part glazed double doors open through to the:
Study/Dining Hall 23' 0'' x 7' 1''max (7.01m x 2.16m)
Beamed ceiling, radiator useful recess with pine panelling and fitted shelving. Telephone point. Windows to rear aspect enjoying a pleasant outlook across the rear garden. Glazed door to: Inner Hallway: Radiator and cloaks hanging area with storage unit over. This inner hallway affords access to the conservatory, kitchen, bathroom and separate WC.
Kitchen/Dining Room 14' 9'' x 10' 6'' (4.49m x 3.20m)
A spacious kitchen well fitted with a range of matching modern base and wall cupboard units including single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Ample teak effect roll edged work surface with wall tiling over. Electric cooker point. Space for free standing electric oven and hob. Fitted extractor unit over oven area. Oiled fired Stanley set in recess (similar to a Rayburn) with electric spotlight over Stanley area. Appliance space and plumbing for a dish-washer and a free standing fridge freezer. Radiator. Ample dining area. uPVC double-glazed window to side aspect overlooking side patio area. Further uPVC double glazed window to rear aspect looking through to the conservatory and rear garden. Further low voltage adjustable spotlights positioned over kitchen areas.
Sun Room/Conservatory 13' 8'' x 9' 1'' (4.16m x 2.77m)
Built to a good standard and specification featuring wood framed double glazed windows, wall mounted uplighter and part glazed door to rear garden. This lovely conservatory enjoys a delightful outlook across the rear garden.
Matching coloured suite comprising panelled bath with fitted wall mounted shower unit, curtain and rail. Pedestal wash hand basin. Wall tiling around sanitary ware areas. Fitted shelf with space and plumbing below for washing machine and tumble dryer. Built in storage cupboard alongside utility area. Radiator. Built in double airing cupboard containing the factory lagged hot water cylinder. Opaque uPVC double glazed window.
with wall mounted cupboard unit and window to front aspect.
Access to roof space. Timber paneling to walls. Doors afford access to the three bedrooms.
Master bedroom 16' 9''(into dressing area recess) x 11' 8'' (5.10m x 3.55m)
A lovely bedroom well fitted with a range of built in wardrobe units including dressing table unit with two wall mounted vanity lights over dressing table area. Radiator. Exposed roof timber. Deep window sill set into recess with window to front aspect commanding far reaching views across the surrounding fields with hillsides in the far distance.
Matching coloured suite comprising corner shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Wall tiling around sanitary ware areas. Small hot water system positioned over wash basin area with globe light over. Window to front aspect incorporating Xpelair extractor fan unit.
Bedroom 2 13' 2'' x 12' 6'' max (4.01m x 3.81m)
Built in double wardrobe unit with storage cupboards over. Further built in shelved storage cupboard over staircase area. Useful book shelves set in alcove. Radiator. Exposed roof timbers. Two wall light points. Deep window sill set into recess with window to front aspect commanding far reaching views across the surrounding fields with hillsides in the far distance.
Bedroom 3 16' 5'' x 7' 7'' max (5.00m x 2.31m)
An irregularly shaped room measuring into dormer window which then steps into the bedroom area and also measures 7' 7" (2.31m). A pleasant double aspect room with open views across the surrounding countryside. Short pine entrance door. Storage space set in eaves area with exposed beams and skylight window. Radiator. Main bedroom area also features some exposed roof timbers and provides adaptable bedroom space ideal for a young child. Limited headroom in bed area.
This charming property has a very pretty entrance via a five bar gate. A generous expanse of gravelled driveway affords ample off road parking for several vehicles and access to the Detached Single Garage. Lawned gardens extend in front of the property with a path that leads you in front of the property to the front door. The front garden enjoys a glorious southerly aspect and a gravel path allows pedestrian access onto the lane. This lovely frontage, which features a range of mature trees and shrubs, affords a high degree of seclusion and privacy. A Silver Birch tree lends extra character and charm to the front garden. Side access is given between the cottage and the garage via a secure gate to the rear garden area which is level and mainly laid to lawn, protected by mature hedges and pretty borders. In addition there is a wonderful elevated thatched children's playhouse and useful store shed
Garage and ample parking