SITUATION AND AMENITIES
Croyde and its neighbouring North Devon surfing beaches, are the nearest in the south west to London, the south east and the Midlands and only about 45 miles from the M5. The village lies on the South West Coast Path near to Baggy Point which is owned by the National Trust. It also lies within the North Devon coastal area of outstanding natural beauty. Croyde has become internationally renowned for its superb surfing beach which has hosted numerous, top ranking surfing competitions. The village is also one of the West Country's most popular areas in which to live or holiday, consistently featured in the National Press and holiday/property programmes. The village offers an eclectic mix of picture postcard cottages nestling next to contemporary homes as well as a good range of local shopping facilities and amenities. The property is ideally situated to explore the nearby beaches and coastline of Ilfracombe, Lee, Putsborough, Saunton (also with championship golf course), Woolacombe and Exmoor with its rocky coastline. The nearby larger village of Braunton provides a wide range of local amenities to include post office, banking facilities, health centre, primary school, senior school, pubs, restaurants, library and a good range of shops. North Devon's regional centre of Barnstaple is about 10 miles and houses the areas main business, commercial, entertainment and shopping venues. The North Devon Link Road can be accessed at Barnstaple and provides a link to the M5 at Tiverton, Junction 27 where Tiverton Parkway Station has a regular mainline service to London, Paddington, in just over 2 hours. The nearest airports are at Bristol or Exeter.DESCRIPTION
Right at the heart of the oldest part of the ancient village. Chapel Cottage comprises a charming virtually detached period cottage, the origins of which are understood to date back to the 15th century. The property is Grade II listed as being of architectural and historical importance and there are many notable period features still in evidence to include a fine inglenook fireplace, exposed beams, exposed stone work etc. Chapel Cottage presents elevations partially of painted render and stone beneath a mainly tiled roof. We understand that the house was originally built for a sister superior and has also in its past been the village blacksmiths and cobblers. The property is considered ideal as a principal residence, holiday investment, second home or combination of such uses. The ceiling heights are generally good but care needs to be taken through some of the door frames in this particular regard.GROUND FLOOR
Impressive front door to ENTRANCE HALL. LIVING ROOM fine inglenook fireplace with beam above, copper canopy, multifuel stove, exposed stone wall surround running to the right of the property there is a window seat, further shelved recess, beamed ceiling, two night storage heaters. KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM extensive range of units in limed Oak, incorporating 1/12 bowl moulded sink, tiled work surfaces, drawers, cupboards and appliance space under, shelved unit, concealed space for fridge freezer, plumbing for washing machine, shelved recess, bottle rack, night storage heater. SUNROOM/BREAKFAST ROOM END with glazed door to courtyard, tiled flooring throughout. BEDROOM 2 night storage heater, built in storage cupboard, ornamental fireplace and bread oven, beamed ceiling, meter cupboard. BEDROOM 3 night storage heater, deep mirror fronted double store cupboard. BATHROOM with Oak panelled 8 jet Jacuzzi bath, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, mirror and glass shelf above, Dimplex wall heater, beamed part vaulted ceiling, shaver point.FIRST FLOOR
LANDING with trap to loft space, night storage heater, display recess, arched doorway to BEDROOM 1 with range of fitted wardrobes to 1 wall in limed Oak incorporating 2 double mirror fronted wardrobes, 2 single wardrobes and central glass fronted double wardrobes with 3 draw unit below, exposed beams, exposed stone panel. Adjacent SHOWER ROOM also with arched door, tiled shower cubicle, electric shower unit, extractor fan, wash hand basin, cupboard under, low level WC, Dimplex wall heater, airing cupboard housing pre-lagged cylinder, wall mirror.OUTSIDE
To the front the property is approached through a pair of pedestrian gates with steps leading up to the front door and a raised terrace bounded by a low stone wall planted. There is access to the right hand side through a shared covered way by appointment for maintenance purposes. To the left of the property there is a PARKING BAY adjacent to the road and then a pedestrian gate, flanked by a stone walled topped by a ceramic cat, leads through to a most attractive walled courtyard side garden which is paved, there are 2 raised corner beds, recessed central bay with rustic archway above, fruit trees include pear and plum and there is an outside water tap as well as a storage cupboard.SERVICES
Mains drainage, electricity and water. Electric heating on economy 7 tariff.DIRECTIONS
From Braunton take the coastal road into Croyde Village, continue on to the centre where the property will be clearly seen on the left hand side identified by our for sale board.