Interesting and spacious detached Victorian country cottage requiring modernisation and improvement, together with a large garden and grounds extending into a stream valley
Hillside presents an increasingly rare opportunity to purchase a period rural cottage with potential for extensive improvement. The four bedroomed accommodation is well proportioned and offers great possibilities for the creation of a delightful family home. Outside is a typical old English cottage garden, now somewhat neglected, but stocked with a good selection of mature trees, shrubs and flowers. There is a side seating area enjoying views over neighbouring countryside and a gate leading to a further area of sloping ground which has extensive brush cover and stream border, providing a haven for wildlife.
To conclude; This is a great chance to acquire a country cottage for renovation with a good amount of land in a rural location, easily accessible to the beautiful South Devon coast.
Hillside occupies an elevated position adjacent to a delightful country lane, surrounded by rolling countryside. The property is a very short distance (about 3 miles) from the amenities of Paignton town centre, offering extensive shopping facilities, cafes and restaurants and good recreational provision. Nearby are beautiful beaches and opportunities for sailing, water sports, golf and other leisure activities. The educational provision is also of a high standard with some well-regarded primary schools and South Devon College within short driving distance.
Part front door to:
- ENTRANCE PORCH
Electric meter panel. Part glazed with fitted shelves and part coloured glass inner door to:
- OPEN PLAN LIVING ROOM23' 9'' x 21' 1'' (7.23m x 6.42m)
With three exposed stone feature fireplaces, one fitted with large woodburning stove. Two front aspect windows with window seats. Built-in cupboard, alcoves. Pine clad wall with lead glazed panel. Fitted shelves. Two radiators. Door to:
- UTILITY/REAR HALL
Sink unit, plumbing for washing machine. Oil fired boiler for central heating and hot water. Glazed door to outside.
Door from Living Room (previously mentioned) to:
- INNER HALL
With stairs to First Floor. Understairs storage, opening into:
- KITCHEN9' 7'' x 9' 4'' (2.92m x 2.84m)
Wall and base units, worksurfaces and sink unit. Radiator. Opening into:
- STUDY/BREAKFAST ROOM10' 3'' x 8' 11'' (3.12m x 2.72m)
Rear aspect window enjoying rural views. Radiator.
Stairs to first floor landing.
- BEDROOM 112' 3'' x 9' 5'' (3.73m x 2.87m)
Front aspect window with rural views. Small Victorian fireplace and radiator.
- BEDROOM 212' 0'' x 9' 5'' (3.65m x 2.87m)
Front aspect window with similar views and radiator.
- BEDROOM 311' 10'' x 9' 0'' (3.60m x 2.74m)
Rear aspect window. With shelves and radiator.
With pedestal wash basin and W.C. Radiator. Plumbing for bath (currently not fitted). Airing cupboard with small radiator.
- BEDROOM 411' 8'' x 9' 10'' (3.55m x 2.99m)
Double aspect room with rural view and radiator.
To the front of the property is a parking area with pathway into the front garden. Although somewhat overgrown it has a wealth of mature shrubs, trees and flowers. The garden extends around to the side and rear of the cottage with lean to store to the side of the house. Concrete yard to the rear of the house with oil storage tank and gate onto lane. From the side garden, which affords attractive rural views, a gate leads down into a valley, intersected by a stream, the upper reaches with rough shrub land and some fruit trees.
From Totnes take the A385 signed for Paignton. Upon reaching Collaton St Mary, turn right at the Parkers Arms Pub. Proceed for about 1 mile, taking a left turn signed for Yalberton. Proceed along this lane, passing Yalberton Farmhouse and into the valley where the road climbs uphill, whereupon a sharp turning to the right will be seen (Lower Yalberton Road). Continue along here for about 200m and the parking for Hillside will be found on the right hand side.