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Well-presented detached cottage
Three bedrooms (1 with en-suite)
Much charm and character
Mature woodland garden setting
No immediate neighbours
All in approximately 1.3 acres
Location Oak Tree Cottage is located on the edge of the village of Umberleigh which is situated in the beautiful Taw Valley. The village falls within the parish of Chittlehampton, and enjoys the benefit of a public house, primary school and a village hall. Umberleigh also has a train station on the picturesque rural railway line, The Tarka Line, which provides a regular service between Barnstaple and Exeter. Libbaton Golf Course is a short distance away along with High Bullen Golf & Country Club offering a golf course and comprehensive leisure facilities respectively. The market town of South Molton is approximately 8 miles distant and provides good local facilities with supermarket, a bank, Post Office, schools, health centre, library and the popular Pannier Market held on Thursdays and Saturdays, together with regular livestock markets. The regional centre of Barnstaple, about 13 miles to the north, is situated at the head of the Taw Estuary and offers a greater variety of shops and other facilities. The North Devon coast with its excellent sandy beaches at Saunton, Putsborough and Woolacombe and delightful cliff walks is also within driving distance. The North Devon link road (A361) gives good access to the M5 motorway at Junction 27 with intercity rail connections to London Paddington from Tiverton Parkway.
Description Oak Tree Cottage was constructed some 22 years ago by the current vendor. The cottage is a commissioned timber framed building designed and constructed by Potton Homes, which offer a bespoke self build service. The property is of a timber frame design with dormer windows and feature structural beams providing a characterful ambience. The property is surrounded by a traditional brick plinth under an interlocking clay pantile roof and benefits from having double glazing throughout. It is beautifully presented throughout with a large attractive brick fireplace in the sitting room. The position of the cottage takes full advantage of its elevated position. The mature woodland offers a splendid back drop and incorporates into a woodland garden. The property is accessed from the public road via a sweeping driveway which leads to a large double garage. The property offers a wonderful opportunity to acquire a characterful cottage with the ease of maintenance in a woodland setting with mature gardens which provide all year round interest delight and colour.
Accommodation Please refer to the floor plan for approximate room measurements Ground floor entrance porch: With traditional brick pillars under a clay pantile roof. Steps leading to entrance hall: Oak front door and panelled window and exposed traditional brick creating a feature wall. Stairs case to the first floor. Exposed beams and under stairs storage cupboard. Sitting room: Triple aspect. French doors to the sun terrace. Exposed beams and traditional fireplace with a tiled hearth with inset Villager Woodburner. Wall lights. Kitchen/dining room: An open plan room with triple aspect. French doors to the conservatory and stable door to the terrace. The kitchen comprises of cream units with space for a fridge and freezer. Cream tiled splash back, with a single oven and ceramic sink. Camray oil boiler. Tiled floor. Conservatory: French doors to the terrace and garden beyond. Tiled floor. Double glazed windows.
First floor landing: Half landing with window with views to the woodland behind. Timber balustrade and exposed beams. An airing cupboard with shelves and immersion heater. Bedroom 1: Double aspect with fine views across the garden. Feature exposed structural beams. Walk in wardrobe. En-suite: Tiled shower cubicle with Mira shower, large pedestal hand basin, WC and radiator. Velux window. Tiled floor. Bedroom 2: Views across the garden and countryside beyond. Exposed beams. Bedroom 3: Dual aspect. Exposed beams. Bathroom: Tiled floor, panelled bath with tiled surround, pedestal hand basin and WC. Views across the garden.
Gardens&ground The grounds and gardens are a true delight of the property. The woodland at the rear of the property with its mature beech and oak trees provide a wonderful opportunity for wild life and back drop to the cottage. The garden has been designed and created to deliver all year round colour and interest with camellias, rhododendrons, ornamental shrubs and trees and conifers. There are a number of paths which lead through the garden to create pockets of interest and spectacle. Nearer the property there are borders which are planted with perennials which blend into a pretty cottage garden with gravelled sun terraces at either side of the property. At the end of the garden is a pretty pond along with a timber garden shed and glass greenhouse. At the other side of the property is a timber summer house, which takes advantage of the views. The property is approached via a sweeping driveway which leads directly to a large double garage with up and over doors with a small storage lean to.
Services Mains electricity. Private water via a spring. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating.
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