A spacious stone built property offered in excellent ‘as new’ condition with a new roof, wiring, plumbing, plastering, fitted kitchen and bathrooms. It has a large open granite fireplace, full central heating with radiators on the first floor and underfloor heating downstairs. There are new double glazed oak windows and oak doors throughout. The property is ready to move into. In the grounds is an attached guest accommodation, a stone built studio/office, a wood shed and a walled garden. The cottage has excellent views to the moor and Fowlers very strongly recommend viewing.
Located in Higher Dunstone just outside Widecombe and in an elevated position enjoying views across the valley to the moor and Rippon Tor. Dunstone Cottage is set off road with a walled garden and is in a lovely quiet spot. The bustling village of Widecombe is just about 3/4 mile away where there is a primary school, village shop and post office, cafes, parish church, National Trust visitor centre and two pubs. The whole area is criss-crossed with moorland walks and the scenery is quite beautiful. Ashburton is 5 miles by road where there is senior schooling and a wider range of shops. Exeter is approximately 20 miles away.
A newly slated stone built porch rendered to the inner walls with a wall light point and a broad oak front door.
The oak front door leads into a small hallway which has the stairs to the first floor immediately in front with a fitted handle and a pair of latched oak doors to the rooms to either side. A smoke alarm is hard wired and there is a fitted fixed ceiling light point.
This l-shaped room has a double aspect with oak double glazed windows front and rear and a lovely view to the moor across the valley. Bookshelves are built in and a cupboard with shelves to one side of the fireplace which has a wooden surround and mantel shelf and a lined flue. Two ceiling light points are fitted and beneath the front window is a window seat. There is a wall mounted thermostat to control the underfloor heating in this room and there is also a T.V. Point and telephone point.
A double aspect room with two oak double glazed windows and a window seat beneath the front windows with a view across the valley to the moor. This room has a large granite open fireplace with a granite open flue and there is a wall mounted thermostat which controls the underfloor heating. There is a single fitted ceiling light point, a telephone point and a T.V./satellite point. Latched doors lead to the kitchen and to the ground floor bathroom/w.C.
An oak latched door leads from the sitting room into this ground floor facility. It is newly fitted with a Burlington suite of pedestal wash hand basin with chromed taps and tiled splashbacks and shaver light and mirror above, a low level w.C. And a white pressed steel bath with painted wood side panel, chrome taps, a built in thermostatic shower, a glazed shower screen and a fully tiled shower and bath surround. There are three LED downlighters and an extractor fan and the floor is laid with tiling effect vinyl. There is underfloor heating in this room as well.
The kitchen is newly fitted with a range of base and wall cabinets in a stone colour finish with oak effect roll top work surfaces and matching splashback trims. A 11/2 bowl stainless steel sink with a contemporary style mixer tap is set into the work surfaces and there is also space for a electric free-standing cooker which has a stainless steel extractor/circulator hood fitted above. There are oak double glazed windows to the front and rear and from the rear there is a view to a field at the back of the house. The old fireplace is now ornamental but does have an oak mantel above. Nine LED downlighters are fitted and there are ample power points and a telephone point. A latched door leads to the larder which is shelved and has a window and there is a further latched door which leads to the lower attached store.
The landing has a hardwood balustrade to protect the stairwell and there are two pendant light points and a brand new pine floor. An upstairs thermostat is wall mounted for the radiators and there is a hard wired smoke alarm and two fitted pendant light points. A double glazed oak window looks out to a field at the rear and there are some built in bookshelves and a double panel radiator. There are two built in cupboards, one of which is double size, one is a single, but both have oak doors and fitted shelving.
A generous double bedroom with a new pine floor and a non working case grate and fireplace with a wooden surround and mantel. Shelves are built in to one side of the fireplace and there is a single wardrobe to the other side. A double glazed window and seat looks out to the front of the property across the valley to the moor and Rippon Tor. A highly effective triple panel radiator is fitted and there is a T.V. Point, telephone point and a fitted pendant light point.
An oak latched door leads into this l-shaped room which has a boxed staircase intrusion creating the l-shaped floor plan. It has a new pine floor, a single panel radiator, a window seat and a double glazed oak window with views over the valley to the moor. There is a pendant light point and a plinth on top of the stairway intrusion.
The oak latched door leads into this large single room which has an oak window and seat and a view over the valley to the moor. The floor is new pine and there is a double panel radiator, a built in single wardrobe and a fitted pendant light point.
The oak latched door leads into this good size double room which has a new pine floor and an oak double glazed front window with a view across the valley to the moor. There is a pendant light point, a large double panel radiator, a T.V. And telephone point and a single pendant light point. There is an access to the insulated loft.
A brand new bathroom with an oak latched door and newly fitted sanitary ware comprising a pressed steel bath with painted timber side panels and chromed taps, a Burlington pedestal wash hand basin with chromed taps and an adjacent low level w.C. Above the sink is a shaver/light point and there is also a fitted extractor fan, four LED downlighters and a single panel radiator. There are three new double glazed oak windows with a view to a field at the rear.
This is a stone built store attached to the side of the cottage with access from the kitchen and its own exterior door to the front path. It is stone built with a slate roof and a metal casement window looking to the side. There is an interior door to the rear but this is no longer used and leads through to the guest accommodation’s bathroom. Within the store is the new super insulated Sante electric heated hot water cylinder which is also plumbed to the boiler which is a floor mounted Grant oil fired unit. There is space and plumbing for an automatic washing machine and ample space for a dryer and freezer. A new electric circuit board is fitted.
This is a square stone built structure ideal for use as a studio or office and with its own circuit breakers and fitted woodburning stove. There is a heavy supporting beam that spans the room with a mezzanine former sleeping platform above and a double glazed Velux skylight. A great feature of this building is the broad south facing window which looks over the valley to the moor making a great and glorious distraction for the artist/writer within you.
This wooden shed has a stable door, two windows, some useful shelves and a concrete floor.
The guest accommodation is attached to one corner of the store. It has been used as guest accommodation by the cottage for some ten years or more and is in need of some cosmetic improvement.
The exterior door leads into a kitchen/breakfast room.
This area has a ceramic floor, two windows, a single drainer stainless steel sink with a hand built base unit, an opening to the rear sitting area, a back door to some outside steps and a door to the bathroom.
This has a terracotta style ceramic floor, a low level w.C., a pedestal wash hand basin, an electric heated towel rail, a wall mounted warm air heater and a wall mounted shaver/light point. The bath has a panelled side, tiled splashbacks, a shower screen and fitted mixer/shower taps. There is one obscure glazed side window and a ceiling light point.
There is a slate floor, two timber uprights, two wall light points and narrow stairs to the loft bedroom.
There are large windows which open out onto a deck, the floor is pine and there is a balustrade surrounding the stairwell. A spotlight cluster is mounted at the pinnacle of the ceiling.
The deck is at first floor level with a glorious view to the moor and with access at the rear to the oil tank and also to the rear of the cottage where there is an additional attic store room.
This floored attic has its own low exterior loft store leading into a floored void where is an insulated hot water cylinder and immersion serving the guest bathroom below. There is a wall mounted electric heater with a thermostat for frost protection and also plumbing for a washing machine.
Access to Dunstone Cottage from the public highway is via a short track which leads up to a pair of double gates. It is understood that the property enjoys prescriptive rights giving vehicular and pedestrian access. Within the garden boundary there is a path which leads to the store and up to the front door of the cottage and also to the guest annexe and storage shed. Off this path is a metal gate which leads into a walled garden which is south east facing and which enjoys superb views across the valley to the moor. Within the garden there are some young apple trees and many hidden features beneath the undergrowth. There are also quinces, a fig tree, plum trees, goldengages and gooseberries as well as wild strawberries. As the property has not been lived in for some while during the rebuild, the garden is now in need of some loving care.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage, oil by contract.
To be assessed
From the centre of Widecombe head past the church and the Old Inn in a south-westerly direction passing the primary school as you leave the village. After about 3/4 mile on the right is the turn off to Higher Dunstone where there is a small stone chapel on the right hand corner. Turn right here and the access to Dunstone Cottage is just a little way up the hill on the right.