Situation Chulmleigh is a small but busy town set in the heart of rural Devon. It is the centre for an active and friendly community and offers a good range of local shops including a butcher, bakery, dairy, newsagent, hardware store etc, along with the excellent Chulmleigh Academy offering schooling from the ages of 3 to 16 years of age, health centre, dental surgery, Post Office, bank, churches, library, two public houses and a community run Sports Centre and a short 18 hole golf course. The market town of South Molton to the north and Crediton to the south both offer a more comprehensive range of facilities and the local railway station at Eggesford, 2 miles, provides a rail link between Exeter and Barnstaple. Road link is via the A377 or the North Devon Link Road, which can easily be accessed at South Molton. Barnstaple, North Devon's regional centre, and the Cathedral and University city of Exeter both offer the wide range of shopping, amenities and facilities one would expect from the countys principal town and city. Tiverton, the M5 motorway at Junction 27 and Tiverton Parkway station, which provides a fast Intercity rail link to London Paddington, are both approximately forty-five minutes drive. There is also an international airport at Exeter.
There are excellent recreational and sporting facilities in the area with a range of Leisure Centres at South Molton, Tiverton, Crediton and Barnstaple, near-by tennis courts and clubs, local rugby, football and cricket clubs, fishing in the rivers Taw and Torridge, further near-by golf courses at Libbaton, High Bullen and Down St Mary, excellent walking and riding in all directions, racecourses at Haldon Exeter and Newton Abbot, and sailing and watersports on North Devons scenic and rugged coastline, being approximately three-quarters of an hours drive.
Description Kelly's Cottage is a pretty Grade II Listed cob and thatch cottage situated about a minutes walk from the centre of Chulmleigh offering nicely presented two bedroom accommodation including a lovely character Sitting Room, a small Kitchen and a first floor Bathroom. The property benefits from all the character and charm one would expect from a cottage of this style and period including the original exposed stone fireplace in the Sitting Room, traditional multi-pane windows throughout and many exposed ceiling beams. Modern additions include a multi-fuel stove with chimney liner, electric heating and an attractive bathroom suite with shower. Outside and to the rear of the cottage there is a private walled courtyard garden with two stone storage sheds at one end, one being a useful Utility Shed with space and plumbing for a washing machine. (Agents Note: At the side of Kellys Cottage a doorway opens onto a path leading under the neighbouring cottage, Jacobs Folly, and over which Kelly's Cottage has a pedestrian right of way providing rear access into the property.)
entrance From East Street, a cobbled path leads under a thatched Storm Porch to a half glazed door opening into the
sitting room A beautiful character room with the original exposed stone fireplace at one end housing a multi-fuel stove with slate hearth and inset heavy beam over. At the other end a multi-pane with window seat below overlooks East Street, whilst on one side stairs lead to the First Floor Landing. The Sitting Room also benefits from a radiator, a built-in storage cupboard, three double wall lights, TV point and carbon monoxide alarm. In one corner a door opens into the
kitchen A bespoke Kitchen fitted with a range of solid pine units to two sides under a roll-top work surface with tiled splash backs including and incorporating a single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap set below a window to the rear overlooking the garden with space and point for a fridge below. On one side there is a space and point for an electric cooker with a range of matching storage cupboards over. The Kitchen is finished with a radiator, three inset ceiling down lighters, smoke alarm and a wooden display shelf. In one corner a fully glazed multi pane door overlooks and leads out to the Garden.
First floor landing Returning to the Sitting Room, stairs with wooden balustrade and handrail to one side lead to the First Floor Landing with doors to Bedrooms 1 & 2 and the Bathroom.
Bedroom 1 A good sized double bedroom with original multi-pane window to the front with deep display sill overlooking East Street. On one side there is a radiator, whilst at one end is the Airing Cupboard fitted with electric hot water and heating control panel, and a range of slatted shelving.
Bedroom 2 Another double bedroom with two windows to the rear overlooking the garden, radiator and wall light.
Bathroom A modern Bathroom with half painted panel walls and matching white suite comprising a panel bath with tiled splash backs and Triton electric shower over with glazed shower screen to one side; pedestal wash hand basin set below a wall mounted mirror and shaver point; low level WC set below a medicine cabinet with extractor fan to one side. The Bathroom is finished with a wall light and exposed ceiling beam.
Outside Returning to the Kitchen a door leads out to the Rear Courtyard Garden which is paved and gravelled and bordered on both sides by wooden panel fencing creating a high degree of privacy and seclusion. In one corner is a Utility Shed housing space and plumbing for a washing machine whilst in the other corner there is a Log Shed. Immediately to the rear of the cottage a door opens into the neighbouring garden and a pathway, over which Kelly's Cottage has a pedestrian right of way, leading under Jacobs Folly and returns to East Street.
Services Mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage. Telephone connected subject to BT regulations.
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