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Winkleigh, Devon Guide Price £485,000

Sold STC
  • Main
    Church Hill
  • Garden & View
    Church Hill
  • Kitchen
    Church Hill
  • Kitchen Dining Area
    Church Hill
  • Living Room
    Church Hill
  • Living Room
    Church Hill
  • Living / Dining Area
    Church Hill
  • Bedroom 1
    Church Hill
  • Bedroom 2
    Church Hill
  • Garden
    Church Hill
  • Garden
    Church Hill
  • Parking & Garage
    Church Hill
  • Side
    Church Hill

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  • Grade II Listed Traditional Thatched Cottage
  • Four Bedrooms & Two Bathrooms
  • Garage & Off Road Parking
  • Established South Facing Gardens
  • Views of Dartmoor From Master Bedroom
  • Convenient Yet Quiet Location in the Old Part of The Village
  • Whole Roof was Re-thatched in 2010
  • Superfast Broadband Connected

DELIGHTFUL and SYMPATHETICALLY REFURBISHED Grade II listed detached seventeenth century cottage situated in a quiet but convenient area in the HEART OF THE VILLAGE. This charming 'chocolate box' style THATCHED COTTAGE is located in the old part of the village and has retained much of its ORIGINAL CHARACTER, having been sympathetically refurbished in 2001/2002. Beyond this, the current owners have made further improvements, with the entire roofing re-thatched in 2010 and a modern oil fired combination boiler installed in 2009. The property enjoys gardens to the front, side and rear and in 2014, the current owners also constructed an underground garage which has been fully tanked measuring 484 square feet which sits underneath the lawned gardens. There is an attractive brick paved driveway/parking area at the front. We believe this is only the third time that this property has been on the open market in the last 100 years and represents an exceptionally rare opportunity to acquire a home with distinction within this popular and thriving village community which offers a wide range of local amenities.


The award winning village of Winkleigh is set within the beautiful mid-Devon countryside perfectly positioned between the moors of Dartmoor National Park to the south and Exmoor National Park to the north. Church Steps Cottage is situated in the heart of the picture postcard village which benefits from having a number of useful amenities including a good general store, a butcher's shop, a post office and a vets. There are two churches, a doctor's surgery and a village primary school with attached pre-school group. This lively and vibrant community also has the benefit of a Community Centre and a Village Hall, both of which are well used by local clubs and classes. There is a Sports Centre with football pitch and tennis courts as well as indoor bowls and badminton. Pupils at secondary schools are served by buses from the village. Larger supermarkets can be found in Okehampton and Crediton, respectively ten and fifteen miles away while the Cathedral City of Exeter to the south and Barnstaple to the north are centres for department stores, theatres and cinemas. Both Exeter and Barnstaple can be reached by bus or by the Tarka line train from Eggesford which is just four miles away.


Part glazed front door leading to:


12' 2'' x 7' 7'' (3.71m x 2.31m) extending to 16' 5" maximum

Slate tiled flooring. Inglenook fireplace (currently utilised as an attractive storage area) with bread oven. Radiator.


Wash hand basin. Close coupled WC. Radiator. Extractor fan. Slate tiled flooring.


15' 8'' x 8' 4'' (4.77m x 2.54m)

Dual aspect with windows to front and rear. Oak flooring. Under floor heating.


From the hallway, three steps lead down to the:


19' 9'' x 16' 4'' (6.02m x 4.97m)

Exposed beams. Large inglenook fireplace with inset Clearview multi-fuel stove and bread oven. Stairs to first floor. Radiator. Dual aspect with window, half glazed door to front and French doors out to gardens. Timber flooring.


22' 1'' x 10' 5'' (6.73m x 3.17m)

Two radiators. Window to side. French doors to rear gardens and patio area. Oak top surfaces. Light oak base and eye level units. Inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit. Electric halogen hob. Double oven. Tiled slate flooring. Space for dish washer. Stainless steel canopy extractor hood.


9' 5'' x 5' 9'' (2.87m x 1.75m)

Single drainer stainless steel sink unit. Range of worktop surfaces. Oak effect fronted storage cupboards. Plumbing for automatic washing machine. Space for tumble dryer. Floor standing 'Worcester' oil fired combination boiler serving domestic hot water and heating system. Access to loft space.


Radiator. Window to rear.


16' 6'' x 11' 5'' (5.03m x 3.48m)

Window to side with attractive rooftop views and the gardens, surrounding countryside and Dartmoor National Park. Radiator. ?? with exposed ?? frames. Access to loft space.


Close coupled WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Corner shower unit. Extractor fan. Tiled splash back. Exposed beams.


11' 10'' x 7' 9'' (3.60m x 2.36m) maximum

Window to side. Radiator. Partially exposed roof and wall timbers.


17' 3'' x 10' 7'' (5.25m x 3.22m) (average)

Dual aspect with windows to front and rear. Two radiators. Partially vaulted ceiling with exposed roof timbers and wall timbers.


9' 10'' x 8' 3'' (2.99m x 2.51m) (average, irregular shape) plus deep tiled recesses to either side of chimney breast

Panelled bath with shower attachment over. Separate shower cubicle with tiled splash back. Close coupled WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Window to front. Extractor fan. Radiator. Partially exposed roof and wall timbers. Timber flooring.


To the front of the property is an area of lawn with a parking area. Below the cottage, is a further parking area in front of the garage. A gate leads into garden area which wraps around the side and rear of the property, offering lawned gardens, patio area, sun terrace and well stocked flower, shrub beds and borders. A path leads down to a lower area of lawn with well established shrub borders. Useful timber garden shed. Outside tap. Lean-to log store.


21' 8'' x 12' 6'' (6.60m x 3.81m) (internally)

Power and light connected. Outside tap. Double wooden doors to front.


Mains electricity, water and drainage. Superfast broadband and telephone are connected.


Torridge District Council.

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Name Location Type Distance
Town: Winkleigh
County: Devon
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: OKE01528
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