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Three bedrooms (en-suite to bedroom 1)
Open plan living, dining and kitchen area
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Pond Cottage is located in the heart of Dartmoor in a peaceful sheltered valley about three miles west of the village of Widecombe, made world famous by its Annual Fair started in 1850.
Dartmoor is a conservation area of outstanding natural beauty, with its rugged tors contrasted by sheltered combes, containing some of the most spectacular landscapes within the Westcountry. There are unlimited opportunities for riding and walking literally on the doorstep.
The village of Widecombe has a traditional green, handful of shops, two inns, post office, primary school, village hall and splendid 16th century church known locally as "The Cathedral of the Moor".
Although very much a rural community, Widecombe is a surprisingly accessible village, being approximately six miles north of the town of Ashburton and the A38 Devon Expressway, which provides a quick link to the cities of Plymouth in one direction, and Exeter and the M5 motorway in the other.
Pond Cottage is a semi-detached converted stone barn of reverse level layout.
The property has been updated in recent years and features white bathroomware, a quality fitted kitchen with granite worktops and integrated appliances, a full lpg fired central heating system and neutral white decor.
Many of the rooms have exposed timbering and the main living area is of an airy open plan design with lofty ceiling height, exposed wood roof supports and a Villager wood burner.
The windows have double glazed sealed units in timber frames, and there are rustic front and rear stable doors.
Outside, there is gated parking at the rear of the property, together with a post and rail fenced garden.
The accommodation, with approximate room sizes, includes
stable entrance door with exterior courtesy light, to
With exposed timbering to ceiling. Radiator. Cupboard housing electric meter and fuse box. Built-in airing cupboard. Three steps up to raised area, door to utility room, door to
13' x 10'5" with window to front aspect. Exposed timbering to ceiling. Built-in wardrobe/storage cupboard. Radiator. Door to
With white suite comprising walk-in shower with folding glazed entry door, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Heated chrome towel radiator. Striplight/shaver socket over basin. Extractor fan.
10' x 9'5" with window overlooking rear garden. Exposed timbering to ceiling. Radiator. Built-in understairs storage cupboard.
18'2" x 7' with three windows to the side aspect and one window to the rear aspect. Three feature wall niches with slate sills. Radiator.
7' x 4'8" with plumbing for washing machine. Exposed ceiling timbers. Connecting door to
With white suite of bath with mixer shower tap and glazed shower screen, pedestal wash hand basin with striplight/shaver socket over, WC. Heated chrome towel radiator. Extractor fan. Painted ceiling timber.
From the hall, A staircase with hand rail rises to the upper floor with
28' x 18' with ceiling height extending into the full roof height of the building
With exposed timbered roof supports. Window to the front aspect, window to the rear aspect overlooking garden and stable door to the rear outside opening to external staircase to the garden, side window overlooking the garden and with views towards Dartmoor. Radiator. Television aerial point. Two wall light points. Velux roof window. Villager wood burner on slate hearth.
Fitted with a range of good quality cream coloured Shaker-style units with polished granite worktops. Stainless steel sink with waste disposal unit. Built-in stainless steel electric oven with stainless steel four-burner propane gas hob over, back plate and stainless steel filter hood. Integrated Bosch appliances including dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator. Window overlooking rear garden with views to Dartmoor. Wall mounted Glow-worm central heating boiler. Wood finish laminate flooring. Radiator. Television aerial point. Velux roof window.
At the front of the property is a gravelled reception area bordering the lane. A driveway runs along the side of the property, with wooden five-bar gates opening to a gravelled parking and turning area at the rear.
There is a paved patio seating area and a sloping grassed garden suitable for further landscaping.
Strictly by appointment through Howard Douglas estate agents, telephone .
From the centre of Widecombe, take the Dartmeet Road and after about a quarter of a mile, turn right at Southcombe Cross. Proceed up the hill and onto the Moor and on reaching the crossroads, turn right. Continue along this road as far as the first junction at Rowden Cross. On reaching Rowden Cross, turn left signposted for "Broadafford and Cator". Continue along this road for just over half a mile and on reaching the junction, go straight across towards Cator. After about a third of a mile, the property will be found by the roadside on the right.
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All measurements (including garden/land sizes) are approximate.
Photographs are reproduced for general information and it cannot be inferred that any item shown is included in the sale.
The Agent has not tested any apparatus, fixtures and fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. A Buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or Surveyor.
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