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4 bed cottage for sale

£275,000 Guide price

Landcross, Bideford EX39

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Property features

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Property description

A charming cottage located within a very small hamlet betwixt Bideford and Torrington. The property offers deceptively spacious accommodation and is located just off the Tarka Trail on high ground between the Rivers Torridge and Yeo enjoying a superb rural outlook the accommodation is very adaptable with space for budding artists, home workers and having a potential letting suite on the second floor

• A charming character cottage
• Deceptively spacious family accommodation
• Hamlet location in country setting
• Easy access to Bideford and Torrington via road or the Tarka Trail
• Front entrance hall
• Sitting Room / Study
• Family living room with both seating and dining areas
• Cottage style kitchen off living room
• Utility area
• Feature fireplaces with inset woodburners
• Wooden internal doors
• Exposed wood floors
• 3 first floor bedrooms
• Family bathroom
• Second floor bedroom suite / potential studio or home office
• Surprisingly, Mains Gas Radiator Central Heating
• Courtyard style front garden
• Off road Private Parking
• Adjoining Garage
• Enclosed low maintenance rear gardens
• Superb countryside views
• A surprisingly peaceful setting
• Great for dog walkers, joggers and cyclists alike
• Ideal as a full time residence or second home in the country

No onward going chain

October Cottage is situated within the small elevated hamlet of Landcross with its historic church dating back to Norman times just over a mile south of Bideford, located on high ground between the rivers Torridge and Yeo. The property is very conveniently located for very easy access onto the Tarka Trail which connects Torrington with Braunton and a is very popular with walkers and cyclists alike, the Tarka trail provides a good 60 mile round trip for the more ambitious cyclists taking in the picturesque Devon countryside, the Taw Torridge Estuary and of course the picturesque River Torridge with its many bridges and tunnels.

October Cottage enjoys a surprisingly peaceful setting elevated above the Tarka Trail enjoying a superb outlook over the surrounding countryside, the back garden providing a very relaxing place to pass away the time listening to the bird song in the springtime and the sunsets in the summer whilst relaxing after a barbeque.

This property provides a great alternative to the modern estate house offering surprisingly spacious character accommodation away from the hustle and bustle of an urban environment. October Cottage is located in the countryside yet has the convenience of mains gas central heating. The comfortable accommodation comprises; a good sized entrance hall, front sitting room which could easily be used as a study or separate dining room if required, to the rear is a well proportioned family room providing both dining and seating space, both these rooms have fireplaces with inset woodburners. The practical cottage style kitchen is approached directly off the living room and both back directly on to the rear garden. On the first floor are a family bathroom and 3 good sized bedrooms, two of which interconnect but could easily be separated with independent access off the landing if required. The loft has been converted and provides a bedroom suite with shower room being ideal for guests or as a studio. Outside are small manageable front and rear gardens, parking and garage.

The accommodation comprises (all measurements are approximate):-

Entrance Hallway: With part glazed front entrance door and side window, staircase off to first floor with storage cupboard under, radiator and telephone point.

Sitting Room / Snug Study: 12' 3 x 11' 0 (3.73m x 3.35m) A very comfortable room ideal for snuggling up on a winters evening in front of the wood burning stove. Outlook to front, radiator, TV point, fitted carpet, picture rail, book shelves and useful store cupboard.

Family Living Room with Dining area (with Kitchen off): 16' 4 x 10' 5 (4.98m x 3.18m) A spacious living / dining room ideal for everyday living. Outlook over the rear garden and countryside beyond. Feature multi-fuel burner, radiator, solid wood flooring. Part glazed door leading to rear garden.

Kitchen: 12' 8 x 7' 5 (3.86m x 2.26m) A simple yet practical kitchen that fits in with the overall feel of the cottage, painted cupboards with wood block work surfaces providing plenty of space for food preparation. Butler sink, Space for gas cooker, dishwasher and fridge / freezer. Quarry tiled flooring, down lighting. Outlook over the rear garden and countryside beyond.

Staircase with spindle balustrade leading to First Floor Landing: With wooden flooring.

Bedroom 1: 12' 7 x 9' 9 (3.84m x 2.97m) With fitted carpet, radiator, built-in wardrobe, picture rail. Outlook to front.

Bedroom 2: 13' 4 x 8' 8 (4.06m x 2.64m) With wood flooring, outlook to rear with far-reaching countryside views. Radiator, interconnecting with:

Bedroom 3: 11' 3 x 8' 7 (3.43m x 2.61m) With wood flooring and outlook to rear with far reaching countryside views, radiator, feature fireplace, built-in wardrobes with cupboard space above.

Agents Note: Bedrooms 2 and 3 are currently inter connecting adjoining rooms which could become fully independent by shortening bedroom 2 and putting in a short stud wall with a door across the end of bedroom 2 allowing access to bedroom 3 from an inner landing. Alternatively they could be used as Bedroom with adjoining nursery or dressing room.

Family Bathroom: A white 3-piece suite comprising of pedestal sink with tiled splashback panel bath with shower attachment with half height wall tiling and close couple WC. Heated ladder towel rail, wooden flooring. UPVC obscure double glazed window.

Staircase leading to second floor loft conversion: With large built-in cupboard on half landing providing excellent storage space.

Second Floor Studio/Guest Bedroom 4: 14' 9 x 12' 4 (4.49m x 3.76m) maximum. This Loft room is a perfect addition to the house but does have restricted head height in line with other loft conversions. The space is light and airy having 3 x Velux skylight roof windows that bring in ample natural light. Solid wood flooring, radiator. Access to eaves storage and door to:

En-Suite Shower Room: Comprising tiled shower cubicle with Mira shower, pedestal wash basin and close couple WC. Electric shaver point. UPVC obscure double glazed window.

Utility Area: (accessed from outside) With power, light and water, ‘Worcester’ wall mounted modern gas fired combination central heating boiler, space and plumbing for a washing machine

Outside: To the front of the property is an enclosed front garden which affords a good degree of privacy to both the garden and cottage itself and currently forming a charming potted garden with pedestrian gate and pathway leading to the front door. (It is considered the front garden could easily be opened out to provide additional parking if required).

To the side of the front garden is off-road parking which leads to the

Adjoining Garage: 15' 0 x 10' 0 (4.57m x 3.05m) maximum. With up and over door, power and light connected. To the rear of the property is a small enclosed garden accessed from the main living room with large sun deck enjoying a good degree of privacy being elevated above the Tarka Trail with open country views, an excellent place to sit, relax and listen to the birdsong and enjoy the general ambience. The deck leads down to a small area of lawn bordered by a selection of ornamental trees and mature shrubs which is enclosed by fencing.

Agents Note: We are advised the lower area of garden which is located at the top of a cutting above the Tarka Trail and is currently rented from DCC at a rental of £65.00 per annum.

Council Tax: Currently Band ‘B’

Services: Mains gas, electric, water and telephone. Drainage is via a shared private septic tank.

Agents Note: We are informed by the vendor a new sceptic tank was installed in 2012 serving the 3 cottages, this we understand is located in the neighbouring garden, the cost of emptying the tank is split 3 ways.

Directions: From Bideford proceed towards Torrington on the A386 passing over the River Yeo and upon reaching Landcross proceed a little further up the road slowing up for the next left hand bend marked with a chevron, turn immediately right after the low stone wall of the bridge, (over the Tarka Trail) and identified by the red post box and parish notice board. October Cottage is the second property on the right. If you reach the A388 signpost to Okehampton / Monkleigh / Holsworthy you have gone too far, but turn on to this road as it will be easier to find somewhere to turn around than on the A386.


Property info

Market activity
Average price paid £227,065 Sales 721 Current average value £242,080 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change -£428 ▼ -0.18%

Property value data/graphs for EX39

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £323,546 £236 3.6 £303,432
Semi-detached £215,959 £238 3.1 £203,027
Terraced £177,162 £223 2.8 £177,430
Flats £170,397 £234 2.0 £153,178

Current asking prices in EX39

Average: £280,140
Avg. current asking prices in EX39
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £125,890
(5)
£150,933
(27)
£268,089
(70)
£364,182
(37)
£416,963
(15)
Flats £107,788
(8)
£200,192
(32)
£196,000
(5)
£260,000
(1)
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All £114,750
(13)
£177,650
(59)
£263,283
(75)
£361,440
(38)
£416,963
(15)

Current asking rents in EX39

Average: £629 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in EX39
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £426 pcm
(3)
£645 pcm
(9)
£822 pcm
(10)
£869 pcm
(4)
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Flats £428 pcm
(10)
£536 pcm
(7)
£795 pcm
(2)
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All £427 pcm
(13)
£598 pcm
(16)
£818 pcm
(12)
£869 pcm
(4)
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Fun facts for EX39

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Anstey Way £568,283
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Durrant Lane £492,470
Highest turnover in EX39
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Ferndown Close 70.0%
St. Helens 70.0%
Lilybridge 69.0%
North Road 65.4%
Town Meadows 62.5%

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Nearby transport

  • Chapelton (Devon) (7.6 miles)
  • Barnstaple (7.9 miles)
  • Umberleigh (9.2 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (38.5 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (46.2 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (69.4 miles)
  • Bideford Ferry Landing (1.7 miles)
  • Instow Ferry Landing (4.0 miles)
  • Appledore Ferry Landing (4.1 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • East-the-Water Community Primary School (1.4 miles)
  • West Croft School (1.5 miles)
  • Monkleigh Primary School (1.9 miles)
  • Petroc (7.7 miles)
  • Exeter College (34.0 miles)
  • Foxes Academy (34.3 miles)
  • Bideford College (1.9 miles)
  • Kingsley School (2.1 miles)
  • Great Torrington School (3.8 miles)
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Monthly running costs Beta

£1,360 Monthly total

Mortgage

Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 27,500
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £989 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Home Insurance

Rebuild value up to £600,000 Contents value up to £60,000 Average insurance cost £11/mo (£130/yr) In partnership with uSwitch
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Source: Autonet Insurance Ltd

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£75,000 to Unlimited

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£750,000 to Unlimited

Energy

Gas £50 Electricity £57 Estimated energy cost £107/mo In partnership with uSwitch
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The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 17000 kWh/year
Electricity: 4500 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

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Torridge

Estimated tax band D Council tax cost £173 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.

Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK’s website.

Water

Supply £31 Sewerage £49 Estimated water cost £80 /mo
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Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

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