An attractive semi-detached cottage of much character in a peaceful but convenient location. Two en-suite bedrooms, heavily beamed sitting room, well-fitted kitchen/diner. Parking for two cars, delightful gardens. EPC Band: F.
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION
Middle Hutcherleigh is a hamlet of just a few properties within the popular parish of Blackawton and surrounded by the magnificent South Hams countryside. Blackawton itself is a small but very popular village much favoured for, amongst other reasons, its excellent sense of community. At the heart of the village is the highly regarded primary school. There is also a village shop, 15th Century church and The George Inn, a traditional village pub.
Middle Hutcherleigh is also almost equi-distant three of the South Hams main towns, namely Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Totnes, all of which offer a wide variety of shops, markets, cafe's, pubs, restaurants, schools, hospitals and leisure facilities. The well-known sailing and yachting centre of Salcombe is within a 30 minute drive, as is the A38 Exeter Plymouth dual carriageway to the North.
Cider House is one of a pair of former farm buildings converted in the mid 1970's. In more recent years, it has been fully updated and it now affords truly delightful and superbly-presented accommodation which retains a wealth of features including beamed ceilings and a large fireplace in the sitting room with a wood burning stove whilst on the first floor, both bedrooms are generous doubles and have an en-suite bath or shower.
The cottage would be ideal as a permanent home or for holiday lettings and indeed the current owners successfully let it and have received a 5-star Certificate from Tripadvisor.
It is available with IMMEDIATE VACANT POSSESSION and on a lock, stock and barrel basis (bar a few personal items) by negotiation, if required.
The accommodation briefly comprises:-GROUND FLOOR
The SITTING ROOM is a room of much character with large open fireplace with exposed beamed ceiling and wood burning stove. Window to front. Staircase to first floor with cupboard under.
The KITCHEN/DINING ROOM) is well-fitted with a bespoke range of kitchen units having American ash work-surfaces with tiled splashbacks and built in double hatch for access to recycling bins, which are removed from outside. Belfast sink. Space and plumbing for washing machine and dish washer. Space for cooker with Range Master Elan 90 electric cooker fitted. Range Master extractor cooker hood. Tile pattern floor. Dining area with tongue and groove panelling to dado height. Cupboard understairs suitable for fridge freezer etc.. Beamed ceiling. Matching wall cupboards and concealed lighting. Window to front.FIRST FLOOR
In common with the whole of the first floor, THE LANDING has a fitted carpet. It also has a vaulted and beamed ceiling and high-level storage cupboard. Both bedrooms measure some 16' maximum overall length.
BEDROOM 1 has a window to front with pleasant open outlook and a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. The EN-SUITE BATHROOM has a double-ended, roll-top bath with claw and ball feet and a hand wash basin. Circular mirror with twin built in lights, shaver point, tongue and groove panelling to dado height with recessed spotlights. Fitted wardrobes with panelled doors and cast iron door furniture.
BEDROOM 2 also has a vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and the EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM has a double-width, fully-tiled shower cubicle with sliding glass doors and hand wash basin with mixer tap with Spanish ceramic splash back. A double wardrobe houses the electric boiler and tank and with double cupboard above. Spanish tiled floor.
SEPARATE WC Wall-hung hand wash basin with tiled splash back. WC. Fitted carpet. Extractor fan.OUTSIDE
Immediately to the front of the cottage is a paved courtyard/terrace with a triangular-shaped shrub and flower border in one corner and a convenient outside eating area to one side.
The cottage is approached from the road over an access lane (shared with four others) that leads to a parking area 150 yards away where Cider House has parking for two cars.
To the side of the parking area is a TIMBER GARDEN SHED and a grassed orchard which together with the parking area, is jointly owned by the five properties.OWNERS' NOTES
The timbers are fully woodworm treated - Certificate of timber treatment 23/03/2011 valid for 30 years. In 2009, the roof was fully stripped, insulated and re-tiled, with all timbers confirmed to be in good order. It was repainted externally in 2009 and 2013. The electric heating was installed in November 2010 (certificated). It is a wet system enabling the retention of the radiators and excellent water heating. Running costs are no more than oil - could be slightly less and the system has a frost setting for peace of mind when the property is empty. A new Sky dish (separated from neighbouring cottage) was installed in 2014.MANAGEMENT COMPANY
The Middle Hutcherleigh Management Company is registered with Companies House. Each of five properties has two shares in the Company which covers their interests in the shared/communal areas viz: the orchard, drive, parking area and septic tank for which a monthly fee of £55 is charged.SERVICES
Mains electricity and water connected. Drainage to shared private system. Electric wet central heating system.COUNCIL TAX BAND & LOCAL AUTHORITY
Band C. South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234.DIRECTIONS
From Kingsbridge, take the Totnes (A381) road. Shortly before reaching the Totnes Cross Filling Station - don't take the Dartmouth Road - turn right at Short Cross signed Blackawton. Continue for about three quarters of a mile and turn right at Cliston Cross for Hutcherleigh. After half a mile turn left at the T junction and Middle Hutcherleigh will be found a little way along on the left.