Guide price £800,000
An authentic listed Dartmoor cottage with a twist of contemporary design Summary • Hall • Sitting room • Dining room • Kitchen • Utility room • 3 bedrooms • Bathroom and shower room • Courtyard • Office/annexe with en suite shower room • Media/party barn • Storage barn • Mature gardens About 1/2 acre Situation Collihole Cottage forms part of the tiny hamlet of Collihole on the eastern edge of Dartmoor. The hamlet comprises a couple of other dwellings and there are scattered farms off the small lane that runs past the property on up to the edge of the open moor. The nearest town of Chagford is regarded as one of the most sought after and popular centres within the National Park, with an excellent range of local amenities including church, primary and Montessori schools, post office, health and dental centre, library and excellent sports facilities. There are a wide variety of shops, including local supermarket, delicatessen, dairy, ironmonger, wine merchant, art galleries and a selection of pubs and restaurants, with the renowned Three Crowns and Gidleigh Park Hotels nearby. Surrounding Chagford are a number of picturesque villages and hamlets and Dartmoor is renowned for its spectacular scenery, with its granite tors, heather clad moorland and wooded valleys bisected by rushing streams and rivers and there are many and varied opportunities on the doorstep for walking, riding, fishing and other outdoor recreation. Distances (approximate) Chagford 2 miles Exeter 22 miles The Accommodation The listed granite cottage epitomises the vernacular style of the area, but it has been renovated, to include high quality modern joinery inside and extended, with a contrasting zinc roofed porch and utility and adjoining annexe/office. The cobbled driveway leads to a courtyard at the rear of the house. The mellow granite walls of the surrounding buildings are adorned with ornamental shrubs and climbers, with flowerbeds beneath. The half glazed, oak back door leads to a spacious rear hall, with space for boots and coats, extending into the utility room with granite work surface. The cross passage hallway from the front door serves the main living room with beamed ceiling and open fireplace in granite chimney breast. The dining room has a large open fireplace, beamed ceiling and a plank and muntin screen separating it from the kitchen, which is fitted with oak fronted base units, a fridge/freezer, granite work surfaces with double sink, oil fired Aga and separate electric oven and microwave. A turning staircase from the corner of the dining room arrives on a large landing, with open vaulted ceiling. Upstairs, the joinery has been largely renewed with high quality oak work, with latched doors, architraves and exposed beams in the vaulted main bedroom. Outside is a studio/ office, comprising a single first floor room with plenty of natural light and en suite shower room and a rear door out to an enclosed courtyard. Adjoining the studio a media barn offers a large open space with paved tiled floor, vaulted roof with natural light, including from double doors which open to the courtyard. Plenty of power points and door to the vegetable garden at the rear. The Gardens The delightful mature cottage gardens include herbaceous beds, level lawn areas with gravel paths, surrounding screening hedges with ornamental shrubs and small trees and outdoor dining area in front of the house. There is also a detached 11/2 storey stone barn, divided into two chambers, providing scope for further development. There is parking at a higher level behind the cottage as well as in the cobbled courtyard behind it. In addition to the gardens around the cottage there is an area of land opposite the lane accommodating the private drainage and borehole. Services Mains electricity, private water (borehole) and private drainage, partial oil fired, partial electric panel heating. EPC Rating: N/A Grade II listed.
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