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Market Street, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11

Guide price £299,950

5 Beds

REF: EXE190150

Character cottage on the edge of Dartmoor


A wonderful, Grade II Listed, character cottage tucked away in a market town on the edge of Dartmoor SUMMARY • Rich in history and character • 5 bedrooms • Courtyard • Convenient location • Versatile and spacious accommodation Located a short walk from the centre of the small South Dartmoor, former mill town of Buckfastleigh, which lies off the A38 at the approximate mid-way point between Exeter and Plymouth. The town offers a good range of local amenities including Post Office, primary school, health centre, pharmacy, various cafes/ restaurants, public houses, heated outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and bowling green. There is an active local community with many clubs and societies, and the spectacular landscape of Dartmoor and beautiful Hembury Woods are close to hand. The larger town of Totnes is around a twenty minute drive and has a mainline railway station, whilst the nearby town of Ashburton has some excellent independent shops and eateries. This pretty terraced cottage is centrally located and briefly comprises of the freehold interest of a lovely home, rightly recognised as of architectural merit by its Grade II listed status, rich in history and probably dating from the seventeenth century, if not earlier, with commercial and retail origins. This charming period cottage has lovely original features and offers spacious accommodation. Constructed over two levels, with the loft space converted into further bedroom accommodation, Mews Cottage is idyllically located with excellent access and terrific local amenities. The property itself represents a fine lifestyle investment and enjoys extensive and well-presented accommodation. To the rear is a small courtyard accessed via shared access along a former cart way passage. Accommodation A gated entrance leads to very pretty mews along the former cart way passage. Crossing the threshold you are greeted by the generous farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room, with plenty of space for a table, and warming wood burning stove. Beyond the kitchen there is a versatile formal dining room, perfect for entertaining with its fireplace and exposed beams. The room flows nicely through to the comfortable and cosy living room at the front of the house. A large bow window at the front floods the room with natural light and there is another multi fuel burner. This room was once used as a grocery shop. On the first floor there are two generous double bedrooms with character features, including original fireplaces and window seats, a family bathroom and utility/laundry space. Upstairs there are a further two large double bedrooms, as well as a smaller single. All the rooms have exposed beams and apexes. There is also a shower room and additional storage space. Gardens The property comes complete with a secluded walled courtyard garden, believed to have once been a stable area or outhouse. The courtyard has a variety of plants, including a productive grapevine which provides welcome shade in the summer, along with a beautiful Wisteria. This area has been laid to patio to create a good sized seating area; a sun trap, perfect for al fresco dining. There is a further storage area located just behind, which is suitable for storing logs and garden items.