SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION
With its award-winning Millbrook Inn, a 14th century church and a thriving local community, South Pool is without doubt one of the most attractive and unspoilt villages in the South Hams. Nestled in the folds of rolling South Hams farmland, it lies at the head of a long creek off the Salcombe estuary which itself provides access to the water (tides permitting) and offers extensive walking and bird watching opportunities.
The wonderful sandy beaches of Millbay and East Portlemouth are within ten minutes driving distance where a regular ferry service can take you across the water to Salcombe. This is Devon's southernmost town with a beautiful harbour, unspoilt estuary and excellent range of fine shops, restaurants and inns etc. The area around South Pool, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or AONB, offers wonderful country and cliff top walks, whilst Kingsbridge, only five miles away, offers a varied range of shops, services and facilities.
Gibbs Cottage, built in 1719, has been in the same family ownership since 1955. It represents a rare opportunity to own a wonderful character home within an easy walk of South Pool village centre and creek.
It was re-thatched only three years ago and the accommodation has an abundance of history and character with beamed ceilings, cottage-style windows and it even comes with an original clome oven.
A viewing is essential to appreciate the accommodation on offer, which comprises:GROUND FLOOR
The KITCHEN is a generously proportioned, dual aspect room with a useful range of fitted cupboards, worksurfaces and inset sink unit. A Zanussi slot-in calor gas cooker, dishwasher and washing machine are integrated. There is an airing cupboard housing the hot water tank with an immersion heater fitted whilst a door leads to an INTEGRAL GARAGE with power, an up and over door and inspection pit.
An INNER LOBBY (with staircase to the Master Bedroom only) leads to the:
Characterful SITTING ROOM with heavily beamed ceiling and stone feature fireplace housing an oil burner stove with back burner (hot water and radiator central heating). Cottage door to front garden and further door to the:
GARDEN ROOM: a triple aspect room with delightful views over the gardens to the Church and open countryside beyond.
The DINING ROOM also has a beamed ceiling, wonderful character stone fireplace and two windows overlooking the front garden. Stairs with a storage cupboard underneath lead to the FIRST FLOOR.
REAR HALLWAY with a built in cupboard. A stable door leads to the rear garden.
USEFUL STUDY/WORKSHOP and:
FAMILY BATHROOM with WC, hand wash basin and panelled bath.FIRST FLOOR
The principle staircase leads to the FIRST FLOOR and divides, left to BEDROOM 3 and right to BEDROOM 2. There is also a connecting door between the two rooms. Both bedrooms have ample space for twin beds or a double bed and also have dual aspect windows to the front and back of the house.
Beyond this is the MASTER BEDROOM, a spacious, triple aspect room of character again with wonderful views to the village Church and open countryside beyond. EN-SUITE BATHROOM. A staircase leads from here down to the inner lobby.OUTSIDE
Walled front garden enclosing a delightful part-lawned cottage garden which is south facing and gets the sun for much of the day.
A macadamed DRIVEWAY leads up to a generous parking area for several vehicles and further garaging at present being used for boat storage.
The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with some cottage-style planting and several mature apple and damson trees. There are some useful timber sheds which are ideal for storage.SERVICES
Mains water, mains drainage and electricity. Night storage heating. Telephone and fast broadband are available though at present are disconnected.DIRECTIONS
From Kingsbridge take the A379 Dartmouth coastal road. Pass through the villages of West Charleton and East Charleton and, on reaching Frogmore, turn right over the bridge, signed South Pool. Follow this road into South Pool and head through the village passing The Mill Brook Inn on the left. Cross the small bridge and then turn immediately left. Head up the hill and, after some 200 yards or so, take the left hand fork into Herring Street where Gibbs Cottage will be found some 300 yards along here, also on the left hand side.