Exeter Road, Newton Poppleford
Beautiful Detached Period Farm Cottage With Extensive Outbuildings in 1/3 acre gardens and stream
This delightful, traditionally constructed detached farm house dates back many years. The roof is now pitched and tiled rather than the original thatch however the main walls are exceedingly thick and in places are ideal for deep window seats. The property has been extended to include the Dining Room and Conservatory Entrance and the house which sits well back on its plot with very little owned land behind enjoys commanding views across all of its grounds.
The outbuildings are attached on the eastern side of the property and are substantial and exceedingly useful, they could easily be incorporated into the basic accommodation for this cottage or could be converted to an independent annexe subject to planning regulations. The present accommodation in the cottage includes two main first floor bedrooms. The third bedroom has recently been converted into a shower room, this could again be easily re-arranged into a third bedroom if required.
Situated at the end of a quiet lane however with immediate access on to the Exeter Road with the M5 only 9 miles distant and Sidmouth sea front 10 minutes drive away.
Conservatory Entrance: 3.9m (12'10) x 2.73m (8'11) uPVC double glazed front door and dual aspect windows which overlook the gardens and drive and have distant views over the stream to the fields beyond. Wall light point. Dual-ply polycarbonate roof. Ceramic tiled floor. Half-glazed door to
Living Room: 6.71m (22') x 4m (13'1) reducing to 2.83m (9'3) plus fabulous deep inglenook fireplace with overhead beam, stone floor, old bread oven and ornament shelf, fitted with fire-ready flue which has previously been used for a woodburning stove. Coved ceiling. TV aerial point. Two wall light points. Telephone point. Radiator. Two polished pine window seats with views towards the south over the gardens. Stairs rising to first floor. Useful understairs larder/coats cupboard. Exposed ceiling timbers.
Dining Room: 3.7m (12'2) x 2.7m (8'10) Dual aspect through uPVC double glazed windows with fabulous garden views. Coved ceiling. Radiator. Doors opening on to the Conservatory and to the
Kitchen: 4.38m (14'4) x 3.3m max (10'10) A light and airy room with a good range of cream fronted units comprising base cupboards with shelving and drawers and further range of matching eye level cupboards including open shelves and glazed display cabinets. Wide expanse of roll top worksurfaces with tiled splashbacks. Wine bottle rack. Pan shelf. Coved ceiling. Fitted oil fired Aga for cooking. Ample space for additional cooker and hob if required. Single drainer stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Space for refrigerator. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Freestanding recently replaced oil fired boiler providing central heating and hot water. Half-glazed door to
Utility Room: 1.97m (6'6) x 1.68m (5'6) Plumbing and space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Space for tall fridge/freezer. Security lighting. Door to the garden.
Cloakroom: Modern suite comprising low level wc, pedestal wash basin, half tiled walls and Dimplex radiator.
First Floor Landing Area: Double glazed window and polished elm sill with views to the rear. Hatch to roof space. Coved ceiling. Radiator.
Bedroom 1: 4.4m (14'5) x 3.3m (10'10) including full wall length fitted wardrobes, drawers and airing cupboard with slatted shelving and factory fitted hot water cylinder with immersion heater. Victorian cast iron fireplace. Coved ceiling. Radiator.
Bedroom 2: 4.24m (13'11) x 2.82m (9'3) Dual aspect with great views across the front garden to the fields beyond and views to the rear. Coved ceiling. Useful recessed cupboard with drawers. Vanity unit with wall mirror and light.
Shower Room (Bedroom 3): 2.2m (7'3) x 1.86m (6'1) This bedroom recently converted to a spacious shower room with fitted fully tiled wide shower cubicle with glazed entry and equipped with Mira Event shower unit. Coved ceiling. Towel radiator. This room could easily be converted back to the third bedroom.
Bathroom: Modern white suite comprising panelled bath fitted with Triton shower unit and glazed shower screen. Pedestal wash basin. Low level wc. Modern panelled walls. Wall mirror and shaver light. Fitted cupboards. Coved ceiling. Radiator.
Outside: This property is approached along a short private driveway shared with one other period thatched cottage. The completely private driveway commences at the owners private concrete bridge which spans the village brook. The gravel driveway and turning area arrives at the front of the property with the cottage in the foreground on the left and the extensive outbuildings to the right.
Outbuildings: Garaging 4.8m (15'9) x 4.38m (14'4) Concrete base and high pitched corrugated metal roof and exposed timbers. Workshop 4.9m (16'1) x 4.4m (14'5) Useful shelving, electric power and light, doorway from the garden and to the Games Room. Useful mezzanine floor for additional storage. Games Room 6.4m (21') x 4.36m (14'4) A super room that could easily be sub-divided which is presently lined and fitted with a ceiling and equipped with electric power and light and door to the garden. Potting Shed. Log Shed. Summer House.
The Gardens: The gardens are mostly level and are an extremely attractive feature of this property. The whole plot extends to something around 1/3 acre in total and the cultivated gardens are divided into the more formal gardens with flower beds, shrubs and colourful borders on the western side of the cottage which are overlooked by the property from the Kitchen and Dining room end. These gardens are beautifully laid out and have dense hedge borders for complete privacy. A Summerhouse overlooks the rose garden at this point. Oil fuel tank. The village Brook runs along the southern boundary of the plot and intersects an area of garden on the south and eastern side of the main buildings. The gardens on this side of the property are mostly laid to lawn with pleasant areas for sitting out and with a number of mature trees. Full advantage is taken of the fabulous babbling brook with a timber foot bridge crossing over the water where gunnera grows wild and there are a variety of willow trees and oak on the boundary with the fields beyond.
- Conservatory Entrance
- 22' Living Room with Inglenook
- Dining Room
- Kitchen with Aga
- Utility Room
- 2/3 Bedrooms
- Shower Room
- Garage/Tractor Shed
- Games Room
- Driveway and Lovely Gardens
- Energy Rating D