Cottage: 3 beds

Guide Price £315,000

Agent Details

Geoffrey Clapp Associates

Tel: 01769 572121

Key Features

  • Charming Grade II listed cottage
  • Many period features
  • Immaculately presented
  • Far reaching countryside views
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Vegetable garden
  • Single garage


A charming Grade II listed cottage, full of character with many period features and large garden, immaculately presented with far reaching open countryside views. EPC exempt


LOCATION The cottage is on the outskirts of the village of Burrington. The village has a community shop, mobile post office, village hall and sports facilities. Some 4 miles away is the small town of Chulmleigh which offers a good selection of everyday facilities and amenities including a variety of independent stores, bank, post office, health centre, dentist, excellent primary and secondary schools, sports hall, golf course and public houses.

The market town of South Molton, which lies to east, provides a wider range of amenities of local independent stores, a choice of schools and a supermarket and is well known for its twice weekly pannier market demonstrating the wide array of local produce. The town also benefits from a range of sporting facilities, including an indoor swimming pool and tennis courts. The regional centre of Barnstaple lies 14 miles to the north and offers a further range of shops, educational facilities, supermarkets and a weekly Farmer's market.

The Kings Nympton Station and Eggesford Station are about 2.5 miles and 4 miles distant respectively which offer direct services to Exeter. Regular mainline trains from Exeter to London Paddington have a journey time of around two hours.

The surrounding countryside offers a wealth of recreational and sporting activities, with Exmoor and Dartmoor National Park's spectacular scenery and the Heritage Coast near at hand, along with the internationally renowned surfing beaches of Woolacombe, Saunton Sands and Croyde.  

DESCRIPTION Cleave Down is a charming detached Grade II listed cottage constructed primarily of rendered stone and cob under a thatch roof and is steeped in history with the Victorian post box set in the outer wall. The property has many period features which include the original cobbled entrance, exposed beams, creamery, open fireplaces and bread oven.

The property has been improved by the current vendors who have recently installed a new Grant oil fired boiler and kitchen. The property has been decorated in a complimentary neutral pallet which enhances the natural charm of the cottage; the property is immaculately presented throughout.

The cottage commands wonderful views across the adjoining neighbouring farmland and are one of the property's delights.


ACCOMMODATION Please refer to the floor plan for the exact room dimensions.

Ground floor

Original entrance door which leads into the hallway with a cobbled floor and part panelled walls. Wooden stairs to the first floor.

Living room: Double aspect. Deep window sill and feature shelves. Integral book shelves. Exposed beams and open fireplace with part stone surround with oak lintel above and fitted cast iron wood burner on a slate hearth.

Sitting room/dining room: Part panelled walls and creamery. Window seat with storage cupboard under and under stairs recess. Tiled floor. Part stone fireplace with fitted cast iron wood burner on a slate hearth with oak lintel above.

Kitchen/ Breakfast room: Double aspect. Fitted kitchen units with granite style composite tops and sink.Fitted larder cupboard, integral washing machine, Zanussi oven and microwave and induction hob. Part tiled walls and tiled floor and space for fridge. The French doors to the paved terrace provide an abundance of natural light and views. A stable door provides access to the front garden.

First floor

Split level landing with storage cupboard with fitted shelves. Part of the landing is laid with oak floorboards.

BEDROOM 1: Views across the garden. Recess with hanging rail. ENSUITE SHOWER: Pedestal hand basin, large fully tiled shower cubicle and electric heated towel rail.

BEDROOM 2: Views across the garden and countryside beyond.

BEDROOM 3: Views across the garden.

BATHROOM: Bath with tiled surround, pedestal hand basin and exposed beams.

Separate WC: Feature window, WC and hand basin with tiled splash back. Fitted shelving.


GARDEN The cottage is surrounded by an enclosed garden and is bordered along the front elevation by a mature box hedge which surrounds a pretty stone and gravel path. The path leads around the front of the property and to the picket gate which leads directly on to the lane. The garden to the west of the cottage is laid to lawn which adjoins the stone terrace and adjoining farmland. Either side of the cottage are useful storage outbuildings comprising of a garden storage room and the old cold room which still has the original meat hooks in the ceiling and cobbled floor.

Across the no-through lane is the second garden which can be accessed via a wooden gate from the gravelled off-road parking; a single garage with mezzanine floor (5.92m x 3m) adjoins the off-road parking. This garden too is fully enclosed and bordered by mature hedges on either side. A traditional brick outhouse with slate roof (1.96m x 2.49m) and timber log store can be found in the north-east corner with a small aluminium greenhouse/cold frame. The lawn leads past an area of fruit bushes including gooseberries and currants to a productive vegetable garden at the bottom. The garden is well planted with an assortment of apple trees. 

SERVICES Private drainage. Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating.  

LOCAL AUTHORITY North Devon District Council www.northdevon.gov.uk 


VIEWINGS By appointment through Geoffrey Clapp Associates. 


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