A sympathetically modernised 18th Century detached cottage of considerable charm and character situated in a favoured village within the Blackdown Hills, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.
Shower/Cloakroom Sitting Room Dining Room Snug/Bedroom Four Integrated Kitchen/Breakfast Room Three Bedrooms Bathroom Garage Secluded Cottage Gardens with Studio and Summerhouse
This pretty detached cottage which is believed to have its origins in the 18th Century is situated in the attractive village of Dalwood which nestles within rual pastures towards the Eastern fringe of East Devon. The position allows ready access to the market town of Axminster offering a range of amenities, a hospital and rail connection to London Waterloo. There is also easy access to the A35 trunk road and to the vibrant market town of Honiton which provides more extensive facilities including primary and secondary schools and a rail service to Exeter and London Waterloo. Also famous for its pottery and lace, there is also a sports centre and a well know antiques trades. Dalwood itself provides a community shop and post office, a well regarded village inn and St Peters Church which has its origins in the 15th Century. The dramatic Devon coastline overlooking Lyme Bay is roughly nine miles to the South being designated the 'Jurassic Coast' and a world heritage site.
'Old Palmers' which has attractive stone elevations under a thatched roof is Grade II Listed being of architectural and historical importance. The property has in the last seven years undergone an extensive program of sympathetic renovation and modernisation to blend quality additions with many character features expected in a property of this age. Much attention to detail has been made to ensure the finish and presentation is of a very high standard and consistent with the period. Features include multi fuel fires within wide fireplaces in the two principle reception rooms, many exposed beams, cottages doors and replacement cottage windows. Modern refinements include an oil fired central heating system, replastered walls and ceilings, extensive rewiring and attractive slate and 'blue lias' flooring. Particular mention must be made of the superb kitchen/breakfast room which has a fine vaulted ceiling with exposed timber trusses and is comprehensively fitted with storage units and appliances.
Laid out very much in Devon Longhouse style the accommodation which has good ceiling heights comprises of three South facing reception rooms, including cosy sitting room and dining rooms the latter of which has access to the garden. There is also a snug which could be utilised as a fourth bedroom if required. Turning staircases from both the snug and the dining room connect to the first floor where there are three bedrooms, all of which face South and a well appointed bathroom with a separate shower enclosure. Outside the gardens which are a real delight extend to the South and East thereby enjoying a sunny aspect for most of the day. There is also a timber studio and summerhouse and a garage with double width parking to the front.
The accommodation with approximate measurements comprises
. A thatched storm canopy and timber stable front door to:
Dining Room:13'9" x 11'6" (4.2m x 3.5m). A lovely room of considerable character having a South facing window to the front with bench seat under. Wide fireplace with a multi fuel fire, flagged hearth and an exposed brick rear wall. Substantial timber lintel over. Double radiator. Exposed timber ceiling beams. Attractive 'blue lias' flooring. Cupboard under and turning staircase rising to the first floor. Door with three steps up and Wainscot panelling to the side connecting the kitchen/breakfast room. Further door to:
Sitting Room:14'9" x 11'10" (4.5m x 3.6m). A cosy reception room with a South facing window to the front with bench seat under and further window to the front with deep cill and with views over the garden. Open fireplace with a multi fuel fire on a slate hearth and with oak lintel over. Double radiator. Exposed timber ceiling beam. Slate flagged floor. Telephone and television points. Door to:
Snug:13'1" x 11'6" (3.99m x 3.5m). A dual aspect room with windows to the front and side with deep sills. Substantial oak door with timber lintel over providing side access. Feature fireplace. Radiator with timber cover. Built in cupboard with display shelving to the side. Slate flagged floor. Television aerial point, smoke detector. Door opening onto a second turning staircase to the first floor. A further door to:
Shower/Cloakroom: Half tiled with a suite comprising; close coupled WC. Pedestal wash basin within an alcove with recessed ceiling light over, tiled shower enclosure with shower unit. Radiator. Tiled floor. Recessed ceiling downlighting. Extractor fan. Obscure double glazed window.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room:16'1" x 14'1" (4.9m x 4.3m). A superb addition to the property enjoying ample natural light and with the space being accentuated by a high vaulted ceiling with exposed timber trusses. The dining area has two corner double glazed windows enjoying views over the garden and with a double glazed roof above. Comprehensively fitted with a range of oak fronted base and eye level storage units with concealed downlighting and incorporating two glass fronted display cabinets with shelves between. Inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit and mixer tap with adjoining roll edge work top surface in tiled surround. Oil fired Rayburn cooker supplying the domestic hot water and central heating. Extractor canopy over. Slot in electric cooker. A range of integrated appliances including refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher. Plumbing for washing machine. Stone flagged floor, peninsular unit with cupboards and drawers and roll edge worktop surface over. Double radiator, recessed ceiling downlighting. Track spotli
First Floor Turing staircase with polished timber treads rises from the dining room to:
Bedroom Three:13'9" (4.2m) plus window recess x 8'10" (2.7m) plus wardrobe depth.. South facing window to the front with deep sill. Two small triangular double glazed windows to the side. Double radiator. A range of fitted wardrobes along one wall. Part wainscot panelling with display shelf. Wall light. Telephone point. Smoke detector. Hatch to roof space. Connecting door to:
Bedroom Two:12'2" (3.7m) x 7'10" (2.4m) plus wardrobe depth.. South facing window to the front with deep sill. Double radiator. A range of fitted wardrobes along one wall. Part wainscot panelled wall with display shelf. Door to:
Lobby: Window to front with deep sill. Large fitted cupboard with shelving. Recessed ceiling downlighting. Smoke detector. Door to bathroom and:
Bedroom One:15'1" x 11'2" (4.6m x 3.4m). A bright and airy dual aspect room with South and West facing windows with deep sills. Double radiator. Television aerial point. Staircase with wainscott surround descending to the snug.
Bathroom:9'6" x 7'7" (2.9m x 2.31m). Part tiled walls and with a well appointed suite comprising; a jacuzzi panelled bath with mixer tap in tiled surround, close coupled WC and pedestal wash basin in a wainscott surround. Mirror fronted medicine cabinet with integral light and shaver point over. Tiled shower enclosure with power shower and extractor over. Radiator. Wall mounted chrome ladder towel rail. Fitted mirror. Airing cupboard with slatted shelves. Timber panelled ceiling with recessed downlighting. Hatch to roof space. Upvc double glazed obscure window with deep sill.
Outside and Gardens:
Garage:18'4" x 13'1" (5.59m x 3.99m). Timber double doors opening onto a double width private driveway. Electric power and lighting. Window to the side. Fitted workbench. Appliance space on a raised block plinth, personal door to rear.
At the side of the garage a timber gate opens onto a shingled pathway with a wide seating area and with a water feature to the side. To the side there is a:
Timber Studio:7'7" x 7'3" (2.31m x 2.2m). Windows overlooking the garden. Electric power points and ceiling spotlights.
The pathway continues to the front door and to the kitchen/breakfast room. The South facing garden features a shaped lawn with extensive shrub borders and a rustic arch with climbing plants. The garden has a walled frontage and is well stocked with plants and trees. The pathway continues to the side of the kitchen/breakfast room where an attractive exposed stone wall has been built Easy rising steps lead to an East facing area of garden laid to lawn and complemented with willow, apple and other specimen trees. At the top of the garden there is a timber summerhouse with power points and exterior lighting together with a decked area which benefits from afternoon and evening sunshine combined with pleasant views over the garden and of fields and woodlands beyond. The garden also features many established shrubs and plants and there is also an aluminium framed greenhouse. This area of garden enjoys a high degree privacy backing onto fields and having substantial laurel border to one side.