Location High Down Cottage is in the heart of High Bickington. The village enjoys the benefit of two public houses, a church, Methodist chapel, a small post office, community shop and the Community Centre, which offers a wide range of social and sporting activities. Libbaton Golf Course is just on the outskirts of the village offering a quality 18 hole course with excellent facilities. High Bickington is only a few minutes' drive from Umberleigh, with its regular rail connections to Barnstaple and Exeter.
The market town of South Molton is approximately 10 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 10 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 The cottage is believed to be around 200 years old in parts, constructed of stone and cob, rendered and colourwashed under a slate roof. The property offers much charm and character with deep windowsills, ceiling beams, latch doors and an inglenook fireplace in the sitting room, whilst having the benefit of gas central heating and uPVC glazing. The current owner has recently converted part of the property to create further living accommodation, thus providing a very comfortable and individual home. The cottage is situated on a good sized plot and the current owners have gained Planning Permission for a further dwelling to be erected on part of the plot.
Accommodation Please refer to the floorplan for layout and room dimensions.
Part-glazed door to entrance porch: Space for coats and boots. Inner uPVC door to:
Sitting room: A delightful room with ceiling beams, a wonderful stone inglenook fireplace with bread oven. 'Woodwarm' stove inset. Staircase to first floor. Doors to kitchen and ground floor bedroom/office. Deep walk-in cupboard.
Bedroom 3/study: Currently set as a bedroom but could easily work as a home office. Front aspect room with feature fireplace with beam over with space for an electric fire. Wall-lights and built-in shelving.
Kitchen/utility: Rear aspect room with tiled flooring, open shelving, base units with slate worktop over and Belfast sink inset. Bosch gas hob and oven under. Part-gazed door and step up to inner hallway leading to a further kitchen/dining room: A lovely light, dual aspect room with a good range of oak base units with worktop over, 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink unit, space and plumbing for washing machine and space for fridge/freezer. Wall-mounted Glow-worm combi gas boiler. UPVC door to outside. Door through to
living room: Recently converted from an outhouse/store, this dual aspect delightful room is light and airy, modern in style with French doors to the rear. Delightful Morso woodburning stove, 2 Velux windows and ceiling timbers along with quality oak flooring. From the inner hallway is a modern shower room: With large walk-in, fully tiled shower cubicle, WC and vanity unit with drawers and cupboard under. Tiled flooring.
Landing with access to loft hatch. Large linen cupboard.
Bedroom 1: Dual aspect room with built-in wardrobe. Deep oak windowsills. Views towards open countryside.
Bedroom 2: Front aspect with built-in wardrobe.
Bathroom: A good sized room with white suite of a panelled bath with Triton Jade shower over, pedestal wash basin and low WC. Vinyl flooring and wall heater. Views to the open countryside.
The property is approached through a pedestrian gate with path leading to the front door. The gardens are on 3 sides of the property with many mature shrubs, trees, a great vegetable plot with raised beds and many fruit trees and bushes. Timber shed. The rear aspect offers rural views. Planning permission has been approved to erect a detached dwelling to the side of the property, within the grounds. Application No. 1/0037/2020/ful. Full details and drawings with the selling agent.Services
All mains services are connected. Gas central heating.
Council Tax: Band C. Torridge District Council.