A spacious village house with established mature gardens and separate two bed cottage. 3 Reception rooms. Kitchen/breakfast room. Conservatory. 5/6 Bedrooms. Established gardens. 2 Bedroom self contained cottage with courtyard garden. EPC Band E.
Cheriton Fitzpaine is an attractive and thriving village with an active community in the heart of the unspoilt rolling countryside of mid Devon, about midway between Tiverton and Crediton. In the village there is a primary school, doctors surgery, two pubs and a church. To the north east, Tiverton possesses a full selection of local facilities, including supermarkets, secondary school, leisure centre, hospital, golf course and private education, with Blundell's School and Preparatory School. To the south west is the town of Crediton which again has a full range of amenities, including supermarket and secondary school. About equidistant to the north and south are the National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor, renowned for their spectacular scenery and providing many opportunities for walking, riding, fishing etc.DESCRIPTION
Arden House is a spacious village house, located in the centre of the village near the Church, understood to date from 1831. It has a wealth of character and charm, with well proportioned, high-ceilinged rooms, typical of the architectural period. A particular feature of the property is the south facing facade, overlooking the extensive beautifully maintained and stocked, mature gardens. Adjoining the property is an attractive two bedroomed self-contained cottage with private courtyard garden.ACCOMMODATION
A porch leads to a glazed door to the entrance hall, which gives access to the drawing room and sitting room. The drawing room is spacious, with exposed boarded floor, and fireplace with wooden surround and mantel. French doors open to the terrace and gardens. Sitting room with fireplace with fitted electric log-effect fire. Dining room with exposed boarded floor, fireplace with wooden surround, panelling to dado height and glazed doors opening to the conservatory, which has French doors out to the terrace and gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room, has a useful breakfast area with fitted bench seat. The kitchen comprises of a range of wall and base units with worktops, 4 ring hob, fireplace incorporating oil fired Aga, sink and drainer and plumbing for dishwasher. Lobby with shower cubicle and oil fired boiler. Doors to the cloakroom and workshop/store with door to the parking area. Utility room with plumbing for washing machine, fitted cupboards with worktops, sink and drainer.FIRST FLOOR
From the hall the staircase rises to the landing, with a rear staircase down to the dining room and doors to 5 bedrooms and a bathroom, bedroom 2 having a fireplace with cast iron grate and en-suite dressing room and bedroom 5 having en-suite bathroom and door through to childs bedroom/study. There is also a separate WC.OUTSIDE
The gardens are a particular feature and are on the south side of the house. There are various paved terraces, beyond which is the level lawn edged with well stocked colourful plant and shrub borders. There is a profusion of spring bulbs and some fruit trees to one side. An archway supporting a wisteria leads through to a further extensive area of level gardens, incorporating pergola with climbing plants and lawned areas interspersed and edged by a variety of ornamental shrubs and trees, as well as further colourful plant borders and two ornamental ponds, encouraging water loving plants. In this area of the gardens are two greenhouses, (one supporting vines) and a potting shed. A mature beech hedge separates the upper garden from the well-tended and productive vegetable and soft fruit garden. From the garden a gate leads to a track running up beside the house to the village road.CRAB APPLE COTTAGE
Adjoining Arden House is Crab Apple Cottage, which has been renovated and offers further accommodation for family and friends or additional income, with the benefit of a private courtyard garden.
The accommodation consists of an entrance hall with doors to all rooms, opening into the kitchen, with quarry tiled floor, fireplace with oil fired Aga, fitted wooden base cupboards with slate worktop, butlers sink, 4 ring hob, oven and dishwasher. Utility room with fitted slate shelf and plumbing for washing machine and ladder to loft storage area. Bathroom and dining room, with wood block floor and exposed beam. From the dining room a door leads to the sitting room, also with woodblock floor and fireplace with woodburner. From the dining room the staircase rises to the landing with doors to 2 bedrooms, one with fitted wardrobe cupboards. Beside the cottage is a delightful courtyard garden enclosed by high stone walls, supporting climbing plants and fringed by raised plant borders. Gates open to the village street and a doorway leads through the high wall to the house gardens.VIEWING
Strictly by prior appointment through the agents, Stags, on 01884 235705.DIRECTIONS
From Junction 27 of the M5 motorway follow the A361 dual carriageway to Tiverton and from Tiverton follow the A396 south along the Exe Valley towards Exeter. At Bickleigh, turn right immediately before the bridge and follow the A3072 towards Crediton. After about 4.7 miles turn right signed to Cheriton Fitzpaine. On reaching the village, you will pass the primary school on your right hand side and continue along that road passing the Half Moon Inn on your left, continue down the village street and Arden House is the pink house on the left, just before the church.SERVICES
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired heating. Heating for the cottage via the Aga and woodburner.