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Olchard, Sandygate, Newton Abbot
Guide price £735,000 | 4 bedrooms | 0.75 acres

Property features

• Beautifully maintained quintessential thatched property
• Sitting room, drawing room,
• Large kitchen/breakfast room
• Luxurious en-suite master bedroom
• 3 Further double bedrooms, family bathroom
• Detached studio at the end of the garden
• Off-road parking for numerous vehicles
• In about 0.6 acres

Well Cottage is situated in a tranquil location in the rural hamlet of Olchard, with everyday facilities, a church and an inn being available in the nearby village of Ideford (1 mile). Olchard is recorded as a settlement in the Domesday Book and was owned by the Ugbrooke Estate until quite recently.

The delightful small town of Chudleigh, just 3 miles away, offers a wide range of amenities including churches, a primary school, health centre, library, Post Office, shops, sports centre, inns and a garage. Further amenities and secondary schooling are available in the busy market town of Newton Abbot, about 5 miles away. Here there is also a mainline station to London Paddington. The attractive coast lines of Shaldon & Teignmouth, which border the River Teign are about 7 miles way.

The cathedral city and county town of Exeter, is about 15 miles to the north and offers a comprehensive range of cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

Well Cottage is readily accessible to the A380 as well as the A38, Torbay, Plymouth, Exeter Airport and the M5 motorway.

Well Cottage is believed to have been built in the 17th century and was originally two cottages. This country house is Grade II Listed and is constructed of stone with rendered colour-washed cob under a recently replaced thatched roof. The property has been recently updated by the current vendors, retaining much of the attractive period features with exposed ceiling timbers and a beautiful, original staircase leading to first and second floor rooms. This cottage feels more like a country house, owing to the multiple windows allowing much light to flood into the property and its taller than average ceiling heights.

The accommodation of the property is well laid out with access to the heart of the home through the enclosed porch, which provides access into the central sitting room. The well fitted dining/kitchen which leads off the sitting room, is also accessible from the French windows from the south-facing patio. The dining/kitchen has a good range of hand-built kitchen units under a granite work surface incorporating a Belfast sink and a range cooker.

The drawing room is accessed from the sitting room, with windows to two elevations, again providing much light into the property. Featuring the original stone fireplace, with new wood burning stove. From here a short flight of steps leads up to the utility room, with space for washing machine and tumble drier, recently replaced oil boiler and pressurised hot water tank. Door to a newly fitted cloakroom. Additional stable door to the rear garden.

A fantastic original staircase leads up from the ground floor. On the first floor the spacious landing provides access to the luxurious master bedroom suite, with two windows overlooking the south-facing garden and access between fitted wardrobes to the recently replaced en-suite bathroom with tiled under-floor heating. On this floor there is a second double bedroom and a door on the half-landing to the family bathroom. On the second floor there are two large double bedrooms with one in particular providing a real wow factor with its size and the exposed ceiling timbers.

Located at the end of the garden by the private parking area, is an exceptional artist's studio, which retains the original stone feature yet is insulated with light, power and storage heating. It is well lit with the provision of rooflights. This building is used by the vendor as an artist's studio but could easily be converted into a hobby room/games room/office for homeworking. There is also a former stone faced piggery with power, lighting and a new slate roof which is used for tools and storage.

The garden at Well Cottage surround and protects the property on all sides. The garden is divided into various sections with the lowest area of garden providing further off-road parking for boats and caravans. There is also a range of timber built storage sheds located here.

A pathway from the parking area leads through the formal gardens, past the former piggeries, where there is a water feature. This level lawned area is complemented by a timber framed conservatory where stunning views over the garden and surrounding countryside can be enjoyed. To the left of the property a garden gate leads up to the rear section of garden, where there are vegetable beds, composting areas, fruit trees, greenhouse and garden shed.

Oil-fired central heating. Mains electricity. Mains water. Septic tank drainage.

Teignbridge District Council, Ford House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 4XX

From Exeter proceed south on the M5 and join the A38. Take the A380 towards Torquay and leave the road at the turning signed Luton, Ideford and Chudleigh, at the bottom of the dip. Turn right off the slipway and follow under the old bridge turning left and immediately right towards Olchard. Continue along this lane for approximately half a mile and take the 2nd left-hand turning by the post box. Well Cottage is the first property on the left-hand side.

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