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  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 reception rooms


  • Freehold
  • Charming period cottage
  • Detached
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 reception rooms
  • 0.30 acres of lovely gardens
  • Off road parking for numerous vehicles
  • No immediate neighbours

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This most charming country residence features a detached 2 reception room, 4 bedroom south facing period cottage nestling in some 0.3 acres of lovely gardens/grounds with parking for a large number of vehicles. It enjoys a very high degree of privacy with no immediate neighbours with the benefit of being just a short drive from the sought after village of Shebbear and the acclaimed independent school of Shebbear College. EPC=FFull of immense charm with a south/south easterly front aspect, the accommodation briefly comprises: Entrance Porch, Lobby, Living Room with Inglenook Fireplace, Dining Room, Bedroom 4, Kitchen with Aga, Rear Hall and Shower Room. Approached from The Dining Room is a Ground Floor Bedroom 4/Studio. The Main First Floor Landing serves 2 Further Bedrooms and Family Bathroom whilst Bedroom 3 has its own staircase. All of the rooms have "leaded light" PVCu double glazing and if you wish there is scope to extend the cottage as shown in the floor plan further in these details.

Worden Cottage nestles beside an incredibly quiet country lane and will suit the most discerning of purchasers seeking a "tucked away" country home. The friendly village of Shebbear lies amidst glorious unspoilt countryside, and offers a traditional range of village amenities including the well respected primary school, general stores, popular pub, place of worship, daily mobile Post Office etc. In addition the well known public school of Shebbear College is situated on the edge of the village. The busy market town of Holsworthy with its Waitrose supermarket is some 10 miles. Bude on the North Cornish Coast with its safe sandy surfing beaches is some 18 miles. The port and market town of Bideford is some 14 miles, whilst Okehampton, Dartmoor and the A30 dual carriageway is some 20 miles. The Cathedral and University City of Exeter with its motorway, rail and air links is some 40 miles distant.

From Holsworthy proceed for approximately 4.5 miles on the A3072 Hatherleigh road and upon reaching Brandis Corner turn left and after 3 miles turn left at the Bickford Arms. Stay on this road following the signs to Shebbear and upon crossing the river Torridge at Dipper Mill take the right hand turning signed Libbear. Follow this country lane for 0.7 miles and at Libbear Cross turn left signed Shebbear. Proceed for about 0.33 of a mile and the property will be found on the right hand side with a Bond Oxborough Phillips "For Sale" notice clearly displayed.

This Accommodation Comprises (All Measurements Are Approximate):-

PVCu door with double glazed leaded insert leading to:

Entrance Porch (5' 7" x 5' 6")

Tiled floor. Window to side. Studded stained pine stained door to:

Lobby (10' 0" x 5' 4")

Double aspect windows. Beamed ceiling. Wide opening leading to:

Living Room (17' 6" x 12' 0")

2 windows to front, one with seat. Impressive full height inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove complete with original bread oven with cast iron door. 2 shelved recesses.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room (10' 11" x 9' 8")

Window to front. Granite worktops with matching base and wall units. Stainless steel 1 1/4 bowl sink. Green oil fired "Aga".

Rear Hall (6' 5" x 6' 3")

Night storage heater. Window to rear. Stairs rising to Bedroom 3.

Shower Room (11' 5" x 6' 2")

Double aspect windows. White low level WC and wash hand basin. Space for appliances. Aqua boarded shower with "Mira Shower".

Dining Room (13' 6" x 12' 1")

Oak beamed ceiling. Window to front with slate sill. Ornamental fireplace with hardwood surround and mantle. Studded oak door to:

Ground Floor Bedroom 4 (15' 1" x 8' 4")

Versatile double aspect room. French doors to front. Beamed ceiling. Access to a large loft.

Split Level First Floor Galleried Landing

Window to front.

Bedroom 1 (12' 1" x 11' 3")

Window to front. Access to roof space. Built-in wardrobes running along one wall.

Bedroom 2 (12' 1" x 9' 4")

Window to front.

Family Bathroom

Window to rear. 4 piece matching suite with a "Mira" shower over the bath. Towel rail. Shelved airing cupboard with factory lagged hot water cylinder. Access to roof space.

Bedroom 3

3.68m (max) x 3.02m - This bedroom is approached by its own stairs/steps rising from the rear hall. Window to front. Clothes recess.


Unique charm and character of the cottage is perfectly complimented by its lovely grounds and gardens which are approached from the very quiet parish road through a pair of impressive wrought iron metal gates on to a sweeping stone drive which leads to the front of the cottage and on the way has a large area of hard standing for 3/4 vehicles. Immediately inside the gates on the left hand side is a lawned area with apple trees and behind the first parking area is an open front log store. Running along the front of the cottage is wide cobbled/paved path with a "Postman’s" picket gate to the roadside. Raised terrace perfect for "Al fresco" dining and adjoining the garden. Well stocked beds. Lovely selection of mature deciduous and pine trees. The large level sun trapped rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with apple trees, fruit garden and timber garden shed. Natural hedge boundaries. Very pleasant covered/terrace area perfect for entertaining and enjoying the garden.

Substantial Summer House (11' 7" x 7' 10")

Adjoining the lawn to the rear is a most productive kitchen garden with 8 raised beds. 10 runs. Covered store. Power connected.


Mains water, electricity. Private drainage.

Council Band

Band 'C' (please note this council band may be subject to reassessment).

EPC Rating

Rating F

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Map & Nearby

Local Amenities

  • Bideford Ferry Landing 12.1 miles
  • Instow Ferry Landing 14.4 miles
  • Shebbear Community School 1.4 miles
  • Black Torrington Church of England Primary School 1.4 miles

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Local Amenities

  • Bideford Ferry Landing 12.1 miles
  • Instow Ferry Landing 14.4 miles
  • Shebbear Community School 1.4 miles
  • Black Torrington Church of England Primary School 1.4 miles

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  • £391,086
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Price history

Sold prices provided by Land Registry
12th Oct 2020 £400,000 Price reduced by £25,000
3rd Jul 2020 £425,000 First listed
27th Jun 2014 £260,000 Last sold

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