An absolutely delightful cottage that has been finished and presented to a very high standard under the current ownership. When the owners bought the property, it had been let for many years and was in need of a good overhaul. As a result the new owners had a large project on their hands. All ceilings and walls had to be replastered, some roof work was carried out and chimneys were lined before any cosmetic work began. Kitchen and bathroom were both replaced and new multi-fuel stoves were fitted. the property was completely redecorated inside and out and new floorings added. The result is a very stylish and comfortable home.
The property is situated centrally in the village of Whitford just a mile and a half from Colyton. The private front garden is a sun trap being on the southerly side and extends the living space to the outside. On entering the cottage, a little hallway with stairs to the first floor sits in the middle of the house with one reception room either side. To the right is a sitting room and to the left a dining room, which leads on to the kitchen. The kitchen is an excellent combination of modern and classic, fully fitted and sleek with plenty of light from Velux windows above. The bathroom is on the ground floor and beautifully appointed. This is a room that you want to spend time in! Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, one with lots of built-in storage and the other a larger room with ample space for furniture.
Whitford is a pretty village, with a warm and friendly community offering various activities centred around the village hall. Unusually, it also benefits from a regular bus service to Axminster, Colyton and Seaton. The nearby market town of Axminster offers a good range of day to day needs including shopping, doctors, leisure centre and banking and a mainline train service to London Waterloo and Exeter. The beautiful Jurassic Coast town of Lyme Regis is just over 7 miles to the east and Exeter is around 28 miles to the west. The pretty Axmouth harbour and Seaton beach are just 4.5 miles to the south.
The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:
uPVC double glazed door to front. Double glazed side windows each with shelving below providing space for shoe/boot storage. Half glazed wooden front door to
Stairs rising to first floor. The lounge door is to the right and dining room to the left.
SITTING ROOM - 3.96m (13'0") x 3.4m (11'2")
Double glazed window to front with deep sill. Inglenook style fireplace with beam over, exposed brick work recently fitted with a new wood burning stove fitted. Alcoves with built-in cupboard and shelving to one side and floor to ceiling log storage space on the other. Wall lights. TV Point.
DINING ROOM - 3.96m (13'0") x 3.33m (10'11")
Double glazed window to front with window seat. Inglenook style fireplace with beam over, exposed brick work and recently fitted with a new wood burning stove. Alcove to one side providing floor to ceiling wood storage space. Wall lights. Under stairs cupboard. Telephone point.
KITCHEN - 4.85m (15'11") x 1.73m (5'8")
Velux roof lights. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall units incorporating a wine rack and glass fronted display cabinet. A range of base units and pan drawers. Compressed plasticback splash and work surfaces (able to withstand temperatures in excess of 380 degrees C). Inset stainless steel sink unit. A full range of integrated appliances include: dish washer, electric oven, microwave, induction hob, two fridges and a freezer.The induction hob is connected via blue tooth to the overhead extractor fan. Under unit lighting and low level kick board lights. Tiled flooring. Electric underfloor heating.
Situated off the dining room with high spec fittings and electric underfloor heating. Obscure glazed window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising shower bath with glazed shower screen, w.c. and wash hand basin set into base unit with cupboards below. Fitted mirror with built-in light and demister. Electric chrome ladder style towel rail. Extractor fan. Ceramic tiled walls and flooring. Door to
Space and plumbing for washing machine. Recently installed pressurised hot water cylinder. Shelving.
Double glazed window to rear with deep sill. Doors to the left and right leading to bedrooms
BEDROOM 1 - 4.11m (13'6") x 3.61m (11'10")
Double glazed window to front with a pleasant outlook across to fields. A generous double bedroom with chimney breast feature and plenty of space for furniture.
BEDROOM 2 - 4.11m (13'6") x 3.07m (10'1")
Double glazed window to front with a pleasant outlook across to fields. Built-in wall cupboards and two built-in wardrobes.
The garden lies at the front of the property which is the sunny south side. The garden is paved with a good sized seating area offering plenty of space for Al Fresco dining. There are raised planting beds running along inside the wall which are well stocked with summer flowers, roses and a number of climbers and a further planting bed in front of the sitting room window planted with roses. The border with the neighbouring property is panel fenced with a well tended mature laurel hedge on the inside. A wall with panel fencing above and a secure code lockable gate ensures good privacy and security.
All mains services are connected except gas – there is no gas in the village. Water is metered.
East Devon District Council. Band C. Currently £1783.32 (2021/22).
The property has undergone a comprehensive programme of improvement/modernisation under the current ownership. Work done includes: all ceilings and walls re-plastered, new kitchen and bathroom, both with electric under floor heating, chimneys lined and two wood burning stoves installed, complete redecoration and new floorings throughout.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.
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