A detached non-listed cottage of exceptional character in a tranquil but highly accessible location. Beamed 16' sitting room, Dining room, Well-fitted kitchen with Aga, Utility room/rear lobby, Three bedrooms, Bathroom with walk in shower and separate bath, Two gardens, one with deck and views, Carport. EPC Band: F.
SITUATION & DESCRIPTION
The property is located at Waterhead, a hamlet of only a handful of properties just a ten minute or so walk from the beautiful Avon estuary that meanders on to the wide expanses of golden sands at Bigbury and Bantham, both of which are around ten minutes away by car. Aveton Gifford itself is a delightful and historic village which has a great community and its own pre and primary schools, medieval church, post office/shop, public house and restaurant. It is almost 4 miles equi-distant Kingsbridge and Modbury, each of which have their own varied range of shops, services and facilities.
We understand that the property was originally three farm workers cottages and is believed to have been built in the late-1600s. In more recent years, it has been totally refurbished (including a new roof) to the highest of standards throughout by the present owners.
It now affords spacious and beautifully-presented accommodation with many original period features, which include the 16' sitting room with its beamed ceiling and feature stone fireplace with log burner and the kitchen/breakfast room which has a tiled floor and is well-fitted with a good range of wood-fronted units with an AGA range.
Externally, it has two lawned garden areas, one of which is to the rear and at a higher level where there is also a large deck and is a perfect place to enjoy al-fresco living and to take in the glorious rural aspect.
The cottage has been successfully holiday let in the past and the majority of the fixtures and fittings may be able to be negotiated as an addition to the sale, if requiredPlease refer to the attached floor plan and the accommodation comprises:
A part-glazed timber stable door leads to the SITTING ROOM, a room of much character with exposed beamed ceiling and feature stone fireplace with stone hearth, exposed wooden lintel, and fitted multi-fuel log burner. Oak flooring. Double glazed wooden window with window seat and exposed lintel above. Exposed natural stone features. Open-tread, carpeted staircase to first floor and double opening doors to the:
DINING ROOM which has a sealed inglenook fireplace with feature stone surround, slate hearth, exposed hardwood lintel. Secondary glazed window to front with window seat. Tiled floor. Beamed ceiling. Arched door to kitchen/breakfast room and further door to SEPARATE WC: Wash basin and WC.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: Well-fitted with an excellent range of modern wood-fronted, Limed Oak units including a 1.5 bowl sink unit with mixer tap fitting and adjoining black granite effect, rounded-edge work surfaces storage cupboards and drawers under. Hotpoint eye-level oven and in-built combination microwave cooker. Four-ring flush surface induction hob with extractor hood over. Indesit dishwasher. Electric Aga in a recess with stone surround and timber mantle. Matching tiled floor. Two steps up to:
UTILITY ROOM/REAR LOBBY: An ideal area for boot storage / dogs etc, with two doors to outside, one leading to the car port and the other to the rear garden. Single bowl sink unit. Matching tiled floor. Floor-standing oil-fired (recently fitted) combination boiler (hot water and central heating to all rooms via radiators). Connections for washing machine and fridge. Large storage cupboard.FIRST FLOOR
LANDING: A cross landing extends almost along the length of the property and provides access to the bedrooms and bathroom. All THREE BEDROOMS are front-facing and enjoy delightful views over the surrounding open countryside and the largest two have built-in wardrobes.
The BATHROOM has been fully re-fitted to the highest of standards with white fixtures including a separate large, walk-in shower with curved glass, full size bath with mixer and shower attachments. Hand wash basin and WC.OUTSIDE
To one side of the cottage - and on the other side of a little-used country lane - is an enclosed lawned garden whilst on the higher side is an OPEN-FRONTED CAR PORT with concrete floor, inspection pit and light. Oil-storage tank.
Almost opposite this are THREE STONE STORAGE SHEDS and a LEAN-TO LOG STORE.
To the rear of the cottage, and accessed via steps by the back door, is an elevated garden laid partly to lawn but with a wonderful DECKED AREA which is ideal for al-fresco living / BBQs and from where, wonderful views are enjoyed over open farmland.SERVICES
Mains electricity and water (metered) connected. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating, with radiators throughoutVIEWING
By appointment please through the sole agents Stags (Kingsbridge office) Tel: 01548 853131 PLEASE NOTE: As the property is sometimes holiday let, viewings may have to take place on a change-over day ie Friday, between 11.00hrs and 15.00hrs.DIRECTIONS
At Timbers Roundabout in Aveton Gifford, take the A379 towards Modbury/ Plymouth. After just 2/10ths of a mile, take the turning on the left, signed Waterhead and Skippers Hill Cottage will be found after half a mile or so along this road on the left hand side.