• For Sale By Informal Tender
• Closing Date Oct 7th 2016.
• Improvement potential
• 3 Bedrooms, Bathroom
• Kitchen, Study area
• Living Room, Conservatory
• Oil Central Heating
• Double Garage and office
A detached period thatched cottage with double garage/office building offering improvement potential in an idyllic lightly wooded setting above the picturesque village of Branscombe. 3 Bedrooms, Kitchen with Aga, Conservatory. 0.6 acres of gardens. Ample parking. For sale by informal tender, closing date Fri 7th October.
Bay Tree Cottage enjoys an idyllic leafy location within lightly wooded environs above the picturesque and highly regarded coastal village of Branscombe with its well-regarded village school, two popular public houses and stunning beach. This delightful part of East Devon which has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty forms a major part of the Jurassic coast, a World Heritage site, renowned for its dramatic cliffs and golden beaches.
There is a range of good independent schools in the area with the revered Colyton Grammar School within easy reach. The nearby Regency Town of Sidmouth provides for most everyday requirements, including schools, shops including a Waitrose Supermarket, banks, post office, cottage hospital, library, theatre and cinema. The market town of Honiton lies inland and offers a main line rail service to London Waterloo. Exeter is approximately 21 miles to the west with further amenities, a main line rail link to London Paddington, the M5 motorway and an International airport.
Bay Tree Cottage is a simply charming detached period cottage having been extended within the last century and now offering scope for improvement together with a separate two storey detached garage building to the rear, all over looking 0.6 acres of mature sheltered gardens.
With gated entrance off of the village lane, French doors lead into an entrance porch from the front paved terrace with a further feature curved glazed panelled door opening into the farmhouse style Kitchen. An inglenook fireplace with period bread oven houses an Oil fired AGA beneath an exposed Bressumer beam whilst further beams line the ceiling with an impressive stopped and chamfered timber running from front to rear. Granite effect worksurfaces top a range of fitted cupboard and drawer units with ample central space for a table and secondary glazed Bow window to the front. The Kitchen opens through to a Study area/inner hall with a matching secondary glazed small pane bow window which incorporates a pew style seat with fitted desk and workspace. To one corner a staircase rises to the first floor whilst steps also descend to the Living Room, a later addition but sympathetically conceived to echo the historic form of the original cottage with beamed ceiling and large bow window to the front providing a flood of natural light. Folding double glazed doors retract to give access into the double glazed Conservatory with pitched roof, ceramic tiled floors and French doors opening on either side into the mature private gardens.
At the top of the staircase a landing leads through to Bedroom 2 and the family Bathroom whilst another small flight of stairs rises to Bedrooms 1 and 3. Stripped pine latched cottage doors open to all rooms with all Bedrooms having a unique character and overlooking the delightful gardens through pretty casement windows. Bedroom 1 features particularly impressive high vaulted ceilings with exposed A frame timbers.
The cottage sits elevated above its gardens perpendicular to the village/country lane which runs down towards the village along the Eastern boundary of the 0.6 acre gardens. There is gated access from the lane onto the front paved terrace and at the foot of the gardens onto a further parking area. Behind the cottage, also abutting the lane is a two storey detached garage building, built to accommodate the sloping topography with double garage accessed from the lane and an office/workshop below accessed from the gardens. The garage has twin roller shutter doors with power and light and hard standing in front providing parking for 2-3 vehicles. Adjoining the rear of the cottage across from the office/workshop at garden level is a boiler room housing the oil fired central heating boiler and door to an externally accessed cloakroom. There is also a good sized timber storage shed.
A particular feature of the property are the gardens themselves, crossed by a small stream and enjoying a high degree of shelter, privacy and seclusion. Level lawns adjoin the stream with linking timber bridge to a fruit garden with assorted berries and apples. Pathways climb from the lower area of gardens through extensively planted beds to an open decked terrace and on to a shady corner housing a thatched timber gazebo. The charm, tranquility and rural beauty of this unique setting cannot be over emphasised.
Mains electricity. Private water and drainage. Oil Fired central heating.
Strictly by appointment with the agents Stags, Honiton 01404 45885.
From the A3052 coast road running between Sidmouth and Seaton, turn South signposted Branscombe 2 miles either just before or just after Lockseys Lane dependent upon direction of travel. (This is the first signed turning for the village after the turning for Beer.) Continue along this road until reaching Woodhead Cross, turning right signposted to Branscombe. Proceed down Seller’s Wood Hill where Bay Tree Cottage is the second property on the right.
METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale by informal tender. Interested parties should contact the office for a tender form to be returned by Friday the 7th October 2016 12.00 (noon). The vendor reserves the right to withdraw or agree a sale prior although this is not anticipated.
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