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Fore Street, Totnes Guide Price £375,000

Sold STC
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  • 3 bedrooms including annexe
  • Quiet central location
  • Stunning views
  • Eco annexe with private garden
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Planning permission for loft conversion and link bridge to garden
  • Eco materials used throughout for 16 years

A secluded hideaway located in the centre of Totnes, a terraced two bedroom cottage, south facing gardens with an Eco built annexe.


Fore Street
Totnes TQ9 5TT
County: Devon
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: DRO00228

A secluded hideaway located in the centre of Totnes, a terraced two bedroom cottage, south facing gardens with an Eco built annexe.

Mileages

Dartmouth 13 miles approx., Exeter 25 miles approx., Plymouth 24.1 miles approx., Newton Abbot 8.6 miles approx. (London Paddington via Totnes Train station approx. 2.45 hours).

Description

2 Hancocks Cottages has been the subject of loving renovation in recent times with engineered oak flooring throughout the ground floor, hall and bedrooms. High Ceilings enjoyed throughout the property with original large sash windows allowing plenty of natural light. Sitting Room with south facing aspect over the rear gardens with original wide planked solid wooden floorboards, oak windowsill. Since the arrival of the current owner 16 years ago, only ecomaterials have been used at the property, in particular ecopaint (Lakeland, Green Paints) and Osmo oil on floors, doors, sills and kitchen surface areas. A timber-framed annexe has been added with straw clay insulation, a south-facing aspect and private garden. Making this a flexible use of accommodation offering three bedrooms overall. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the quiet position and central location.

Accommodation

Entering in through a glazed front door to tiled inner hall with internal glazed door opening into main hallway with engineered oak flooring throughout and useful corner storage cupboard. Space for storage of coats and boots. Ground Floor Bedroom with excellent ceiling heights, oak windowsill with large sash window allowing plenty of natural light into the room. Plenty of space for additional storage and super king bed. Main Bathroom with Travertine tiled flooring with free standing pebble style hand wash basin with mixer tap. Bath with Mira 9.8 Azor electric shower over and separate W.C. Bedroom Two enjoying plenty of natural light with large sash window, good ceiling heights, engineered oak floor, solid wooden door with a natural finish, and a large storage area under the stairs.

First Floor

Stairs rise from the main hall to a halfway landing with useful shelving and storage. Kitchen/Diner with original wide wooden floorboards which have been sanded and lime finished with osmo oil. Plenty of natural light with large sash window. Kitchen units with large sink and drainer with solid wooden open shelving below, wooden worktops and oak windowsill. Space and plumbing for washing machine, space for large electric double oven. Plenty of open shelving for kitchen utensils. Additional space for fridge/freezer and dining/breakfast table. Solid wooden door with a natural finish through to the sitting room (currently rented out as a bedroom) with original wide planked wooden flooring, excellent ceiling heights with original sash window and oak windowsill overlooking the rear gardens and raised beds with views across the surrounding countryside.

Outside

The property is accessed by a shared pathway, with an original lockable outside privy now used for storage, could fit a bike in or two. Accessed across the back of cottage number one, is a useful outside storage area, to store logs, bikes which cottage three has access over. Access to the right of the cottages with a pathway leading to its own front door.

Garden

Accessed by shared steps up to a south facing garden which is directly behind the property with terraced garden and three raised beds, currently full of edible nasturtiums with raspberry canes and plenty of space for the green fingered to develop.

Annexe

Timber-framed annexe with light straw clay insulation - this is a traditional method of building from Germany. The walls are then plastered with a traditional clay plaster using clay dug from the area. Embedded in the plaster are 7 kilos of crystals, mainly rose quartz, and there is a newish slate-blue Hampton eco-woodburner with a large glass window. Very little heating is needed however because the south-facing wall consists mainly of double-glazed patio doors, the window is triple-glazed and there are eight inches of straw in the walls and the ceiling is highly insulated as well. Materials throughout are 100% eco.

An impressive door leading into the open plan living area made of lacewood ‘Hobbit’ in style with hand crafted metal work. Kitchen is freestanding - designed and built to fit the space - with solid wooden worktop and fold-away additional workspace. Sink and drainer are ceramic and there is an under-sink water heater providing hot water on demand. Space for an electric oven and plenty of shelving. Particular feature is the slightly domed ceiling with cross timbers which have been rendered, creating an Indian style feel to the room. Use of glass bricks allowing plenty of natural light through the top of the room. The floor is wooden and there is plenty of beautiful detailing such as niches and waney-edge skirting boards.

Annexe hallway has space for a fridge freezer and plenty of room for coats and shoes. It opens into a small but lovely bathroom with a Japanese sit bath, toilet, Triton Trance electric shower, tiled walls, inset spotlights and extractor fan. The annexe would suit someone who is electro sensitive or would like to reduce their exposure to EMF’s. It is set apart from the houses, there is EMF-blocking paint on two of the walls, a grounding stone to reduce impact of using computer/phones and there are no smart meters (in the house or annexe). There is also access to landline and internet.

The annexe has a sedum roof (requiring little or no weeding or maintenance) and it also has its own private south-facing garden which is enclosed and not overlooked. It is a sun trap and you could easily grow fruit trees and bushes.

Planning Permission

South Hams Planning Reference: 1451/20/HHO and Planning Reference: 0585/20/FUL Planning permission for a bridge, separate entrance and porch from the first floor of the cottage leading directly across into the garden, mirroring numbers 1 and numbers 3. Planning permission has also been obtained for a loft conversion, comprising a room 2.5mx6m, a small bathroom with toilet and shower, two large Velux windows and an additional smaller Velux in the shower room. Planning permission has also been obtained for French windows in the front bedroom.

Tenure

The property is freehold.

Council Tax

The council tax banding is C.

Local Authority

South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE.

Viewing Arrangements

Strictly by appointment with a member of the Rendells Team.


Fore Street
Totnes TQ9 5TT
County: Devon
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: DRO00228

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