44 Lower Street is a granite built detached home with three storeys and five bedrooms. It is not listed but does have great character with some exposed structural beams, trusses and woodwork. The cottage was formerly two homes but was amalgamated into a single cottage 50 years ago or more. The accommodation has great charm and is lucky enough to have many windows all of which are double glazed in some form which let in lots of lovely natural light and some of which afford views over the Teign valley. The accommodation comprises a large dining hall with a working fireplace, a sitting room with a former fireplace and a kitchen/breakfast room on the ground floor. On the first floor are two double and one single bedrooms, a bathroom and a w.C. And on the second floor there are two further bedrooms/studios and another bathroom with a small eaves workshop and store as well. The walled garden is delightful with a patio and raised pond with waterfall set into a well stocked rockery. Fowlers heartily recommend viewing this charming home.
This detached cottage is set on the quiet recessed portion of Lower Street adjacent to the Roman Catholic church. It is just 200 metres from the town square where there is a wide variety of day to day and specialist shops, pubs, hotels and restaurants. Chagford has a primary school, pre school and Montessori, a parish church, Roman Catholic church and chapel, doctors, dentists and veterinary surgeries and good sports facilities with a football and cricket pitch, tennis club, bowling club and an open air swimming pool in the summertime. The town is surrounded by riverside, countryside and moorland walks. The A30 dual carriageway is approximately 5 miles away and Exeter is approximately 20 miles.
Granite steps lead up to the slate roofed porch which has an exterior lamp and a painted front door with brass door furniture. The door leads into the dining hall.
Dining hall - 17' 8'' x 14' 3'' (5.38m x 4.34m)
This is a spacious room with a beam spanning the ceiling and a white painted granite and brick fireplace with a granite hearth and a working open flue with a copper hood above the grate. Steps rise to both the sitting room and the kitchen and there is also a wooden spiral staircase which rises to the first floor and which has a curtained understairs storage area. The front windows are secondary double glazed with a window seat beneath and there are two Upvc double glazed side windows. A night storage heater is fitted for background heat when the cottage is unoccupied but there is a large single panel radiator plumbed to the central heating. There are two fitted spotlights, a pendant light point, a recess for coats and scarves set into the front wall and a latched door which leads to the steps up to the kitchen. This is a charming multi function room.
Sitting room - 17' 0'' x 12' 8'' (5.18m x 3.86m)
This bright room has broad aluminium double glazed patio doors to the walled garden and there is also a large secondary double glazed front window with a window seat beneath plus a further window to the rear. The fireplace is currently not commissioned although it could be and there is a mock hearth and mantel as a centrepiece which has an electric flame effect fire fitted. Seven power points are fitted, a night storage heater, two pendant light points and two wall mounted spotlights. The room has many exposed beams and structural timbers. In one corner of the room adjacent to the steps up to the kitchen there is a latched door to a built in cupboard which has two wall mounted electric heaters, the central heating timer and shelving for linen.
Kitchen/breakfast room - 22' 3'' x 7' 5'' (6.78m x 2.26m)
Ceramic tiled terracotta style steps lead up to the kitchen from both the sitting room and the dining hall. The kitchen itself is laid with ceramic terracotta tiles and it has both an east facing Upvc double glazed door and window and a west facing secondary double glazed window which looks out over the Teign valley. The ceiling is pine clad and there is a pendant light point at one end and a ceiling light fitment at the other. To one end of the room there is a built in pantry with shelving and a small double glazed window. There is a double panel radiator adjacent to the breakfast area. The kitchen itself is fitted with base and wall cabinets with louvered doors and a double drainer single bowl stainless steel sink with chromed taps. There are terracotta splashbacks above the white melamine work surfaces and there is space for an electric cooker, a fridge and an automatic washing machine.
First floor landing
A wooden spiral staircase with pine clad walls leads up to the first floor landing from the dining hall and then continues up to the second floor. The first floor landing is split level and features part of an original wooden beam and some exposed structural trusses and pine cladding. A pendant light and a halogen downlighter are fitted.
Bedroom 1 - 9' 1'' x 13' 4'' (2.77m x 4.06m)
A latched door leads into bedroom 1 which is at the front of the property and which has a secondary double glazed window to the front of the property with a window seat and a single panel radiator beneath. There is a recessed closet with top shelf and hanging rail, painted exposed roof trusses and structural timbers on display.
Bedroom 2 - 13' 0'' x 9' 3'' (3.96m x 2.82m)
This double room has a latched door, a front facing multi paned secondary double glazed window with a window seat, exposed structural timbers, a fitted wash hand basin with shaver point, a pine bed head with built in reading lights, a large wardrobe with folding doors, hanging space and top cupboard and a single panel radiator.
Bedroom 3 - 9' 2'' x 8' 11'' (2.79m x 2.72m)
The latched door leads into a side facing bedroom with an aluminium double glazed window and window seat looking across the Teign valley. There are some exposed structural beams and trusses, a double wardrobe with folding louvered doors, hanging rail and top cupboards and a single panel radiator is fitted.
This has a Upvc double glazed rear window with a window seat and there is a wall mounted electric fan heater, exposed structural timbers, a concealed mains gas combi boiler and a white steel bath with a matching wash hand basin and a single panel radiator.
This also has a latched door and a Upvc double glazed rear facing window. A low level w.C. And wash hand basin are fitted.
Second floor landing
The wooden spiral staircase rises from the first to the second floor where there is a large Upvc double glazed window at the top of the stairwell, an exposed roof truss, a white balustrade and latched doors to all rooms.
Bedroom 4/studio - 9' 7'' x 16' 8'' (2.92m x 5.08m)
A bright room with a Velux double glazed skylight and a Upvc double glazed side window with a view across the Teign valley. A further secondary double glazed front facing dormer window allows in plenty of natural light. A pendant light point is fitted, a vinyl floor and a single panel radiator.
Bedroom 5/studio - 13' 0'' x 15' 1'' (3.96m x 4.59m)
A second bedroom/studio with a front facing secondary double glazed multi paned dormer window and a large Velux double glazed skylight. There is an exposed white painted roof truss, the floor is laid to vinyl, there is a pendant light point and a single panel radiator.
Painted a bold blue colour and with a white pressed steel bath with chromed taps, a glazed shower screen and built in thermostatic shower with tiled shower splashbacks almost to ceiling height. To one side of the bath is a built in toiletry recess, a low level w.C. And a wash hand basin with tiled splashbacks and an adjacent heated plumbed towel rail. There is a wall mounted warm air heater and there is a vinyl floor and a Upvc double glazed window.
Eaves store/workshop - 4' 9'' x 4' 1'' (1.45m x 1.24m)
An ingenious use of space, this is fitted with shelving and a small work bench, a vinyl floor and power and light and storage space.
To the front set behind a low granite retaining wall is a shrubbery which runs along the entire frontage of the cottage and garden.
Rear walled garden
The double glazed patio doors from the sitting room and the kitchen door lead out into the garden. By the kitchen door is a log store and a small shed with a slate roof. A path leads to steps to the lower part of the garden where there is a pond set into granite with a rockery surround and waterfall with electric pump. The garden enjoys morning and afternoon sun and is secluded and private and quite a sun trap. The garden is well stocked with flowering shrubs and rockery plants. A white painted granite wall is to the front boundary and there is a pedestrian gate onto Lower Street. The garden measures 23' 2 x 19' (7.05 m x 5.79 m) approximately.
Mains gas, water, electricity and drainage.
Council Tax Band
From Fowlers turn right and walk down the Square past the Old Forge Caffe into Southcombe Street which becomes Lower Street at the right hand bend. After about 100m the road branches left. Take this branch and 44 Lower Street is just around the corner.