A spacious and beautifully-presented Grade II Listed house of exceptional character with a large, level garden to the rear. Family-sized accommodation. Grade II Listed,
20' sitting room with inglenook fire, 16' dining room, well-fitted kitchen, en-suite master bedroom, 3 further bedrooms. Parking to the front.
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION
Chillington has a thriving local community which includes an excellent village Inn, post office/general stores and health centre. There are excellent primary schools in the neighbouring villages of Stokenham and West Charleton and the beach at Torcross is only two miles away.
It is within easy reach of Kingsbridge, the principal market town in the South Hams, which has many fine 18th and 19th Century buildings as well as an excellent choice of independent shops, two national supermarkets, good restaurants and pubs, a cinema and a museum. There is also a cottage hospital, primary school, highly-rated Community College and a Leisure Centre. Kingsbridge is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the head of the estuary and is just six miles from Salcombe, the well-known sailing and yachting centre.
Bank House is believed to be one of the oldest properties in Chillington, being first mentioned on the deeds in the late C16th. It has variously been used over the years as the village Police Station, Judiciary, Post Office and school. Although never a financial bank, the name instead coming from the bank at the rear into which the house is built!
In more recent years, it has been modernised and improved and now affords beautifully-presented, family-sized accommodation with particular features being the wonderful sitting and dining rooms, both having engineered oak flooring, and the well-fitted kitchen with an oil-fired AGA. There is parking for a couple of cars at the front whilst to the rear, in addition to a delightful courtyard, is a large, level mainly lawned garden.
This is truly one of those properties that needs to be viewed internally to be fully appreciated. The accommodation comprises:GROUND FLOOR
ENTRANCE HALL with built-in cupboards and a tiled floor.
The SITTING ROOM is a spacious and beautifully presented room and very much a feature of the property. It has an Inglenook fireplace with stone hearth, exposed timber lintel above, wood burning stove and bread oven. Exposed ceiling beams and oak flooring whilst a staircase with cupboard under leads to the first floor.
Across the entrance hall is the DINING ROOM which also has a window to front with window seat. Fireplace feature with stone hearth and exposed oak lintel over. Alcove store cupboards with glass shelving over. Recess with bespoke pine seat and lintel over. Timber display shelving. Built-in storage cupboard.
The KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM has a range of units with granite worktops and Belfast sink. Oil-fired Aga set into recess with pine mantel over. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Exposed ceiling beams. Ceramic tiled floor. Glazed door to rear courtyard. Breakfast area with window to side. Display niche with lintel above. Part glazed door to rear garden.
The UTILITY ROOM has a matching range of units with worktops over and one and a half bowl sink inset. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Space for fridge/freezer. Integrated microwave/combi oven. Oil-fired boiler (heating and hot water). Ceramic tiled flooring.
CLOAKROOM With wash hand basin and WC. Ceramic tiled floor.FIRST FLOOR
LANDING with exposed ceiling beam.
The MASTER BEDROOM is a generously proportioned room with window and window seat to front. Built-in storage cupboards. Wardrobes. Access to attic room.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM with fully tiled shower cubicle. Hand wash basin and WC. Walls pine panelled to the dado height. Velux window. Non-slip flooring. Extractor fan. Heated towel rail.
The ATTIC ROOM/STUDY has a vaulted ceiling with exposed roof timbers. Velux window. Part exposed stonework. Built-in desk with shelving over.
BEDROOM 2 is a double bedroom with window and window seat to front with pleasant open views. Built-in wardrobe.
BEDROOMS 3 & 4 each have built-in single beds with storage beneath and fitted desk/shelving.
The FAMILY BATHROOM has a double-sized shower cubicle, bath and hand wash basin set in worktop with cupboard below. WC. Heated towel rail. Part glazed roof with views over the garden. Wood effect flooring.OUTSIDE
There is a PARKING area on the cobble stones immediately in front of the house.
To the rear is a delightful courtyard garden with seating area. Built-in garden storage and wood store.
Steps lead up to a generously sized, level and mainly lawned garden although a timber decked terrace provides the ideal spot for BBQs and al-fresco dining. Garden storage shed. Chicken run. Range of timber garden sheds. Aluminium framed greenhouse.SERVICES
Mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil fired central heating.COUNCIL TAX
Currently Band E.TENURE
From Kingsbridge, take the A379 coastal road towards Dartmouth. Pass through the villages of West and East Charleton and Frogmore. After around 4 miles, enter Chillington where Bank House will be found on the right hand side, just before the Post Office (on the left) and Orchard Close on the right.PLEASE NOTE
A private, little-used right of way leads across the rear of Bank House to Cobb Cottage, the neighbouring two-bedroomed property which is currently a second home.