This Grade II listed detached cottage believed to date back to the early 1700's has been extensively renovated by the existing owners to provide modern day living with the stunning period features including exposed oak wood beams, window seats and an impressive inglenook fireplace with an inset multi fuel burning stove.
The pretty enclosed rear garden is almost completely private looking out over neighbouring roof tops and the villages Church.
From Okehampton take the western exit from the town for 1 mile then turn right sign posted "Halwill, Holsworthy, Bude". Take the second right signposted "Northlew" and remain on this road (crossing the A386 after a short distance) for about 6 miles when you will enter the village square. Turn right just before the square and the house is on the right hand side.
Northlew is situated in central west Devon within easy reach of both south and north Devon coasts and Dartmoor. The population is around 650 and the nearest town is Okehampton (7 miles). It is a thriving community with a most attractive central square and has a church, part time post office, village hall, primary school, an inn.
A half glazed stable door opens to the
- Entrance Porch
Tiled flooring and a new wooden door to the open plan living accommodation.
- Dining Room15' 4'' x 12' 2'' (4.67m x 3.7m)
This bright and airy dual aspect room with a stripped oak wood window seat has a wealth of features including two shelved recesses either side of a fireplace with an inset multi fuel burning stove and oak wood lintel over. There is an under stairs cupboard with censured lighting and porcelain tiled flooring throughout with underfloor heating.
- Office/ Bedroom Four 13' 5'' x 7' 8'' (4.1m x 2.34m)
The versatile dual aspect room could be used for a variety of uses such as an office, gym or occasional bedroom. Twin wooden glazed doors open to the garden whilst there is also a radiator, wood laminate flooring and a ceiling trap to the roof space.
- Living Room15' 5'' x 14' 4'' (4.7m x 4.37m)
Instantly as you walk into this room you will notice the impressive inglenook fireplace with the original cloam oven and an inset multi fuel burning stove. Original features including the window seat and exposed wood beams provide character whilst there is the striking porcelain flooring throughout with underfloor heating.
- Kitchen13' 0'' x 8' 5'' (3.97m x 2.56m)
This room has not been recently renovated but still offers an extensive range of floor and wall units inset one and a half bowl sink, built in slot under electric oven, inset induction hob with plumbing and space for a dishwasher, tiled flooring, radiator.
- Utility room13' 5'' x 4' 0'' (4.09m x 1.22m)
Again this room has not under gone refurbishment but has plumbing and space for a washing machine, radiator, vinyl floor covering and a door to the garden.
Low level toilet, tiled flooring.
From the ground floor living space stairs lead up to the
- Bedroom One15' 11'' x 12' 4'' (4.85m x 3.75m)
This large double aspect room has a characterful feel with an exposed wood window seat, exposed wood lintels and a-frame roof timbers, fitted carpet and two designer column radiators.
- Bedroom Two10' 0'' x 8' 11'' (3.04m x 2.71m plus recess)
Fitted carpet, designer column radiator, open fronted recessed wardrobe area and another exposed oak window seat. From here there are attractive views over neighbouring thatched properties and countryside beyond.
- Bedroom Three10' 1'' x 5' 7'' (3.08m x 1.69m)
Currently used as a dressing room the space could equally be used as a single bedroom. There is a recess where a window has previously been covered up which could be reinstated. There is a fitted carpet and a vertical radiator.
A modern bathroom fitted with a high standard white suite comprising of a panelled bath with a Hudson Reed stylish rainfall thermostatically controlled shower over and a foldable glass shower screen, concealed cistern toilet, vanity wash basin with cupboards under, tiled flooring and walls, chrome heated towel radiator and an extra quiet extractor fan.
The fully enclosed and almost completely private rear garden has an attractive village outlook of neighbouring roof tops and the church. The garden comprises of an attractive gravelled seating area with steps leading up to a level lawn with established flower and shrub boarders. There are double gates to the rear providing access from the back.
Garage 5.0250m x 3.116m The garage adjoins the house and has double barn style doors, modern boiler and hot water tank and a courtesy door to the rear.
- List of works carried out by the owners.
Some of the main features and additions include:
Wide band high gain HD TV aerial in loft and on the chimney.
Super fast broadband.
Brand new loft insulation.
Natural LED down lighters throughout in brushed chrome which matches the electrical fittings. Brushed chrome lockable window furniture also carry this theme through.
The doors are solid wood in a classic contemporary style and have brushed chrome fittings.
Nest smoke and carbon monoxide detector integrated with Nest smart central heating system, that will shut off the whole heating system in an emergency..
The first floor interior walls have been insulated and sound proofed.
Both chimneys have been relined, double skinned and heat wrapped, with Heatas certificate. The 2 Clearview stoves are of the highest quality and provide amazing heat for cosy evenings.
Thatch is in very good condition and was re-ridged in 2013.
During the renovation, the ground floor was removed, having the level brought down to allow for a Radon Gas barrier damp course, 100mm of floor insulation and wet oil fired underfloor heating system installed. This system has proved extremely economical and keeps the cottage at a consistent temperature.
Tanking was applied to the walls up to the top level of the stone where it meets the cob.
All walls have new plaster.
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