A very appealing period property with detached annexe/studio, large gardens, useful outbuildings and superb views. 2 receptions, study, kitchen, utility, boot room, 3 bedrooms (2 en-suite) and bathroom. Detached studio/annexe. Total about half an acre. EPC Band E
Victoria Cottage is set on the edge of the small village of Charles, nestled on the western side of the Bray Valley. The larger village of Brayford is about 1.5 miles and has a primary school and village hall whilst the village of West Buckland, which is well known for its boarding and day school, is within easy reach. About six miles to the south is the historic market town of South Molton, which boasts an excellent range of day-to-day amenities including shopping, banking and schooling up to secondary level. This town still holds regular weekly livestock and pannier markets.
The regional centre of Barnstaple is about nine miles to the west and has an extensive range of amenities. The A361 lies just to the north of South Molton and links to Tiverton and the M5 (Junction 27) to the east where there is also a station on the London Paddington line. The magnificent Exmoor National Park is close by and the North Devon coastline is within easy reach by car.DESCRIPTION
Victoria Cottage is a very appealing period house with a charming feel and much character including flagstone floors, exposed beams and a large stone fireplace. The house is believed to date from the 17th Century and has been extended and remodelled in subsequent years and also now benefits from partial double glazing and oil fired central heating. In addition there is a former barn that has been converted to provide a detached studio/annexe that could be used to provide an income or equally be utilised for working from home. Other outbuildings include a garage, further studio/office, potting shed and greenhouse. There are formal gardens, ornamental pond and ample parking. In all, the gardens and grounds amount to about half an acre.ACCOMMODATION
Open PORCH and front door to ENTRANCE LOBBY with flagstone flooring and staircase. The SITTING ROOM is a spacious double aspect room with a beamed ceiling and an attractive fireplace with wood burner. The sitting room is open to a library area with extensive book shelves and a door leads into the STUDY. The DINING ROOM has a slate flagstone floor and built in glazed display cupboard, arched opening into the kitchen (above the Aga) and door into the KITCHEN, a bright double aspect room fitted with a good range of modern units with wood work surfaces incorporating a twin Belfast sink. Plumbing for dishwasher and twin oven electric Aga. Off the kitchen is a REAR HALLWAY with slate topped unit, wine rack and space for appliances. LAUNDRY/BOILER ROOM with plumbing for washing machine and worktop over and wall cupboards. The BOOT ROOM has a Belfast sink with slate work surface to the side, slate flooring, stable door to outside and door to CLOAKROOM with WC and wash basin.
On the FIRST FLOOR the LANDING has plenty of room for a sitting area or desk. BEDROOM ONE is a double room with fine views and there is a walk in wardrobe and an EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM with a modern suite. BEDROOM TWO is a bright double aspect room with glazed wardrobe cupboard, fine views and also has an EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM with a modern suite. BEDROOM THREE is a double room with fine views. The FAMILY BATHROOM is fitted with a modern suite.DETACHED STUDIO
Set separately from the main house is a detached BARN that has been converted to a studio/annexe. There is a KITCHENETTE with stainless steel sink, water heater, work surface with drawers and cupboards beneath and a CLOAKROOM with WC, wash basin and water heater. The STUDIO ROOM has a quarry tiled floor, electric panel heater and a turning staircase to a first floor HOBBIES ROOM or potential BEDROOM.GARAGE / STUDIO BLOCK
Set away from the main house is a further outbuilding comprising GARAGE 15'10 x 11'9 with fitted work bench, water filtration system and loft storage. STUDIO/OFFICE 15'5 x 10'10 with fitted wood burner on a slate plinth. POTTING SHED 9'5 x 7'10 and timber framed GREENHOUSE 11'11 x 9'10.OUTSIDE
The front garden is attractively landscaped and features areas of lawn, ornamental lily pond, two stone terraces, mature herbaceous beds, borders and trees. An open archway leads through a hedge to a good-sized parking area with further lawned areas.
To the rear of the garage building is a further area of garden with pond, lawned areas and fruit trees as well as an open-fronted STONE BARN (about 23' x 16'). To the rear of the greenhouse is a raised, gravelled area and below this is a planting area partially surrounded by three stone walls. The whole property amounts to just under HALF AN ACRE in total.VIEWINGS
Strictly by confirmed prior appointment please through the sole selling agents, Stags on 01769 572263.DIRECTIONS
From South Molton take the B3226 towards Barnstaple and on reaching the A361 North Devon Link Road at Aller Cross roundabout proceed straight across taking the A399 Brayford/Blackmoor Gate road. Follow this road for approximately 31/2 miles and at Newtown turn left signposted to Charles. Continue up the hill into Charles and the entrance to Victoria Cottage will soon be seen on your right.SERVICES
Mains electricity, private water supply and drainage. Oil fired central heating via radiators.