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Coldridge, Crediton, Devon, EX17

Guide price £575,000

5 Beds 3 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: EXE180286

Spacious village house with annexe

THE PROPERTY

A listed house with self-contained annexe, attached to neighbouring house, in the village square and with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside • Entrance hall • Sitting room • Dining room • Drawing room • Kitchen/breakfast room • Utility room • Shower room • 1 bedroom annexe • Principal bedroom/bathroom suite • 3 further bedrooms and bathroom • Yard with stables and barn • Gardens • Parking LOCATION Coldridge is a small village overlooking the upper reaches of the River Taw valley in the heart of the peaceful unspoilt countryside of Mid Devon, about midway between the National Parks of Exmoor to the north and Dartmoor, to the south. A few miles to the west is the larger, attractive village of Winkleigh, with a vibrant community including pubs, post office, shops, vets' and doctors' surgeries, community centre, sports centre and primary school. Nearby is the small town of North Tawton. There is also a primary school in Morchard Bishop. To the east is the historic market town of Crediton, with a full selection of facilities, including supermarket and secondary school. Also within easy reach, to the north, is the spectacular North Devon coast, with its sandy surf beaches and there are golf courses in the area, at High Bullen, Chulmleigh, Waterbridge (near Copplestone) and Crediton. COMMUNICATIONS There are railway stations nearby at both Eggesford and Lapford, on the Exeter to Barnstaple "Tarka line". By road there is easy access, via the A377, south east to Crediton and the university and cathedral city of Exeter, or north to Barnstaple. At Exeter there is access onto the M5 motorway, mainline railway stations with connections to London (Paddington and Waterloo) and an international airport. THE PROPERTY • Attractive, thatched, period house, opposite the church on the village green • Listed as being of architectural or historical interest, Grade II, and stated as "probably 18th century, with 19th century alterations" • Spacious family accommodation, with many period features • Potential for self contained annexe or additional integrated accommodation, as required • Large garden • BE eautiful, long distance views across the surrounding Devon farmland • Useful outbuildings and parking • Attached to neighbouring property at rear of annexe From the village green the front door opens to the entrance hall with doors to the sitting room, having exposed boarded floors, stone fireplace with woodburner and exposed beam and to the dining room, with feature fireplace with former bread oven. From here a door leads on into the drawing room, which is a lovely, spacious, family room with exposed boarded floor, stone fireplace with former bread oven and woodburner, exposed beam, stable type door to gardens and a door to the kitchen/ breakfast room, which has a tiled floor, 4-oven oil fired Aga, fitted base cupboards with wooden worktop, sink and drainer, fridge, exposed stone wall and wooden beam and stable type door to the gardens. A door from the kitchen leads on into the utility room, with sink and drainer and worktop, plumbing for 2 washing machines and dishwasher, fitted wall cupboards and work benches, walk in shelved larder with cupboards, stable type door to the yard and also a door to a shower room. From the entrance hall further doors open to a storage room and to the self-contained annexe, which has a kitchen/dining room with washing machine, the oil fired boiler and doors to the gardens and to the bedroom, also with exposed boarded floor and steps up to a galleried study. The annexe can equally be used as part of the main house. Another door from the kitchen leads into the shower room. From the dining room in the main part of the house a staircase rises to the landing, with door to the principal suite, having bedroom with beautiful long distance views across the surrounding countryside and exposed boarded floor and bathroom with roll-top bath, wash basin and WC. Also from the landing, doors lead into 2 further bedrooms, each with exposed boarded floors and one with fitted wardrobe cupboard and another bathroom. From the kitchen/breakfast room a secondary staircase rises to a landing and doors to the principal bedroom and also to another bedroom, also with lovely views over the surrounding countryside. From the village green a five-bar gate opens into a yard area to the side of the house, adjacent to which is a small stone and cob barn with loft and lean-to log store and beside this two timber built stables. Adjoining the front of the house is a further stone built store shed. The back of the house faces south, overlooking the essentially level, lawned garden including ornamental pond and from where there are stunning and long distance views across the unspoilt surrounding farmland of Mid Devon. SERVICES Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired heating.