A very appealing detached house, set in pretty grounds of just over half an acre and located in a small hamlet about 1.5 miles outside the village of Chardstock and under 2 miles from the town of Chard. The accommodation comprises three first floor bedrooms, one with en-suite, family bathroom, spacious kitchen/breakfast room, opening to a dining room with stairs rising to first floor, lounge with Inglenook fireplace, large study/playroom with external doors which makes it useful as a work/treatment room, utility room and ground floor w.c. Having been built to the owners specification on the site of a former barn, the house benefits from modern standards of insulation but retains a good deal of character. Sitting in a south facing position, the house has been designed to make the most of the sunshine with most windows to the south-facing side and with pleasant views over the garden and countryside beyond. Outside, there is a good deal more to see with a gated driveway and parking area leading to a large garage/workshop with further garage attached. In addition, to one side of the house is a semi-detached barn with planning permission to convert to a two bedroom annexe/holiday cottage. Windows to the main house are all double glazed (recently replaced) and there is oil fired central heating.
The village of Chardstock situated on the Devon/Somerset border, has a thriving community with a Church, Inn, shop and post office, a new Primary School (completed in 2009) and a busy community hall offering plenty of events and regular activities. Just a mile away (on the A358) is the hamlet of Tytherleigh, which has a very good pub and restaurant, an antique centre, a bathroom showroom and bus services to Axminster and Chard. Axminster has a mainline train station serving London Waterloo and Exeter.
The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:
Partially enclosed entrance porch with outside light. uPVC half glazed front door to
Under stairs cupboard. Door and small step down to
LOUNGE - 5.18m (17'0") x 4.5m (14'9")
French door and full height windows either side to front. Stone and brick Inglenook style fireplace for open fire. TV point. Two radiators. Door to
GARDEN ROOM - 5.35m (17'7") x 3.41m (11'2")
Wooden double glazed windows to front in a semi-circular large bay enjoying an outlook over the garden. Further window to rear and side. Door to garden. Hatch to loft above this room with pull down ladder and light. Radiator.
DINING ROOM - 4.53m (14'10") x 3.56m (11'8")
Windows to front. Stairs rising to first floor. Radiator. Brick dwarf wall and oak beam feature with one step up to
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM - 5.4m (17'9") x 3.37m (11'1")
Windows to front and side. Stable door to garden. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units with laminate work surfaces and inset stainless steel one and a half bowl sink unit and drainer. Integrated AEG dish washer. Integrated under counter fridge. Space and connection for electric cooker with cooker hood above. Space for fridge/freezer.
Radiator. Ceramic tiled floor. Door to
UTILITY ROOM - 2.37m (7'9") x 1.86m (6'1")
Window and half glazed door to side. Fitted with a range of wall and base units with laminate work surfaces and inset stainless steel sink unit and drainer. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Camray floor standing oil fired boiler for central heating and hot water. Ceramic tiled floor. Door to
Fitted with a white suite comprising w.c. and wash hand basin set into base unit with cupboards below. Radiator. Ceramic tiled floor. Extractor.
Dormer window to front with a lovely outlook across the garden. Linen cupboard.
BEDROOM ONE - 5.13m (16'10") Max x 4.64m (15'3")
Dormer window to front and window to side. TV point. Built-in wardrobes. Airing cupboard housing Oso unvented hot water cylinder with slatted shelving. Radiator.
EN SUITE - 1.84m (6'0") x 1.58m (5'2")
Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment and glazed shower screen, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Shaver point and light. Extractor. Radiator. Vinyl flooring.
BEDROOM TWO - 4.71m (15'5") Max x 4.65m (15'3")
Dormer window to front and window to side. TV point. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator.
BEDROOM THREE - 3.04m (10'0") x 2.36m (7'9") Max
Velux window to rear. TV point. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator. Hatch to loft with light and pull down ladder (fully boarded to one side).
Velux window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment with glazed shower screen, w.c. and wash hand basin set into base unit with cupboards below. Radiator. Ceramic tiled floor.
A driveway with five bar gate leads from the lane into Bowhayes, where there is a parking and turning area sufficient to accommodate several vehicles and leading to the garages. The garden lies to both side of the parking area with a curving path leading to the house.
GARAGE/WORKSHOP - 5.61m (18'5") x 4.61m (15'1")
Up and over door to front. Two windows to side and further window to front. Power and light. Eaves storage.
GARAGE - 4.73m (15'6") x 2.52m (8'3")
Double wooden doors to front.
To the left side of the house, a path leads to the
BARN - 7.53m (24'8") x 5.66m (18'7")
The barn is attached at the far side to the neighbour`s barn. Planning permission was granted for conversion of the barn to provide two bedroom annexed accommodation. Minor work has begun, sufficient to prevent the planning permission from expiring.
The south facing garden is a delight with many mature trees and shrubs, the majority being laid lawn, and offers a good deal of privacy. Beyond the parking area is a good vegetable garden for growing produce and a further lawned area.
Mains water and electricity are connected. Water is metered. Septic tank drainage. Oil fired central heating.
East Devon District Council. Band E. Currently £2,363.09 (2020/21).
The house was built for the current owners on the site of a former barn. The rear stone wall of the barn was retained but the remainder of the house was a new build and as such benefits from high levels of insulation and modern building standards. All external doors and windows were replaced within the past 5 years with uPVC double glazed units, with the exception of those in the garden room, which remain wooden double glazed. The property stands in a plot measuring 0.511 acre in all.
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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