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A beautiful 3-4 bed thatched Devon cottage PLUS a separate 2 bed cottage, ideal for dual occupancy or holiday let potential.
All set in stunning, rural Mid Devon countryside, yet just 15 minutes from Tiverton.
I have spent the last 30 years driving along this road from Crediton to Tiverton and admiring the view from the A3072 as you drop down into the Chilton Gate valley. It really has to be my favourite view and I had no idea that Cobwebs Cottage was tucked away in the midst of this beautiful Devon countryside that I had admired for so many years.
As you turn into its drive, you cannot fail to be wowed - the property is simply beautiful and so characteristic of that traditional 'chocolate box' image that we all associate with a Devon thatched cottage. I really was quite astounded. The house is full of a wealth of history and memories, yet it is not Listed, making this so much more desirable in my opinion.
The main property's symmetrical frontage and vast pitched thatched roof is simply idyllic, and I should think most people's dream when they think of a typical Devon home. Nestled next to the cottage is an equally pretty two bed cottage, making this the perfect escape to the country for dual occupancy living or indeed the idea of owning a holiday let.
The entire thatch on both properties was finished just last year so you can rest assured that this will not need replacing for several years! There is real scope here to put your mark on this beautiful, bygone family home and maybe update the bathrooms in time, but this has functioned for many years as a very happy family home.
Turning into the drive of Cobwebs Cottage there is a host of parking for numerous vehicles to the front of the property, a garage/store shed and stone steps lead up to the front door into a cross passage hall, almost the full width of the house. This area is flooded with natural light from the bank of leaded windows to the front. Terracotta floor tiles flow right through and a pretty stained glass window is set in front of you.
To your right an inner door leads to an almost self-contained suite of a ground floor bedroom and en-suite shower room. In my opinion, this would make a magnificent teenagers bedroom or space for guests the main space here is quite something, with a high vaulted ceiling, exposed A frames and beams, part stone walls and steps up to a quirky mezzanine sleeping area.
Off of the passage hall, there is a reception room/wide inner hall with a deep cupboard. This room would make an ideal snug or study and leads into the cottage's original kitchen, which is now a sizable storeroom/drying room/utility space with some kitchen units and tiled floor. From here there is a further utility room with space and plumbing for your laundry appliances, a sink, wc and lots of storage.
This is a great house for children to play hide and seek, with the rooms interconnecting downstairs and leading right around into a full circle! From the previously mentioned reception room, there is a door leading to what I would imagine to be the formal dining room a large reception room with windows to the rear and access into the kitchen. Central to all these rooms is the sitting room, a cosy space dominated by one of the largest inglenook fireplaces I have seen! Adorned with its original bread oven, a large ornate fire grate and imposing hood this really is something very special and I can imagine this room becoming very warm when the fire is lit, and being central in the house, it would historically have heated the whole house from its core.
At the end of the passage entrance hall, another inner door leads into a lobby space with three windows and a stable door to the side. A useful room, it could be used for informal dining, sitting, an office space, or in my mind - what a great space for the dogs beds, boots, and countryside paraphernalia!
The terracotta floor tiles flow from here into the kitchen, which really is the heart of this exquisite home. My eyes were immediately drawn to the wonderful view from the two sets of double doors here it really is quite breath-taking, and I can imagine sitting here for hours just enjoying the landscape and panoramic outlook over our stunning Mid Devon countryside. The kitchen is a vast space and there is room here for all your appliances and a large table and chairs. The piece de resistance for me being the stunning pillar box red triple AGA, such a super focal point and very striking against the hand built, custom made solid wood kitchen units. What a lovely room to cook and entertain in - a real family space.
The everchanging view to the rear is quite spectacular, even I would imagine on the greyest of days, let alone the Summer months when you can throw the doors open and dine outside on the patio, with its built in barbeque and stunning backdrop.
The stairs here are so typical of a cottage of this age, wide and few, with panelled walls, they lead up to the landing, off of which is something very special a deep window recess with pitched ceiling, stone floor and wooden panelling and narrow seats on all three side. It reminds me of something quite consecrated; something you would find in one of our small Devon village chapels.
To your right is the master suite and what a suite is it! You enter into a room which could be utilised for a plethora of things, with another pretty vaulted window area and ample space for wardrobes and sofas it really is quite unique. There is a step up to the ensuite bathroom, with an area of fitted wardrobes and a relaxing corner bath, bidet, sink and wc.
Another step up from the dressing area leads to quite an exceptional master bedroom. With exposed ceiling timbers and A frames, vaulted ceiling, wall lights and windows to two aspects giving you, in my opinion, the best view from the house. This is a sizeable room which could take the largest of beds and what a place to lie in and enjoy the country views.
At the opposite end of the landing are two further double bedrooms, each with built-in wardrobes, super views, and a good size family shower room.
Next door to Cobwebs is Poppies Cottage, an idyllic little retreat, prettily thatched and completely separate, it is the perfect place for guests to stay, a possible holiday let/AirB&B, rental property or ideal for dual occupancy. Our lovely vendor has created very pretty ancillary accommodation that comprises an airy sitting room with a beamed, vaulted ceiling, a bathroom, a good size kitchen/dining room and study/second bedroom on the ground floor. Stairs lead to a nice double bedroom set in the eaves. Poppies Cottage really is a lovely feature of this already fabulous home.
The gardens here are equally attractive with a large expanse of lawn and mature trees extending to approx. 2 acres.
Set in a beautiful Mid Devon valley just outside the popular village of Cadeleigh, Cobwebs Cottage and Poppies Cottage really are something quite special and a property that I really enjoyed exploring. The position really is super and the views from the rear and side of the house are spectacular - our vendor tells me that sunsets here are particularly special. So, go ahead, book a viewing and I am sure you will be equally as captivated as I was!
SERVICES: Mains electricity
Drainage - TBC
Oil fired central heating - TBC
From Tiverton, take the A3072 to Bickleigh, turning right onto the Crediton road. Proceed along here for approximately 2 miles and you will reach The Blue Cross (animal rehoming centre).
Take the road to the right immediately next to the Blue Cross and proceed to the top of the hill where you will see our For Sale board on your left.
Turn left into the farm lane and the track will split. Take the right hand drive into Cobwebs Cottage.