The property is situated near the centre of Crockernwell, an attractive, small village on the northern tip of Dartmoor. The location is favoured for the range of period buildings within the village and ease of access to Dartmoor and the A30 arterial route running the length of the south-west peninsula. Amenities will be found in the nearby village of Cheriton Bishop and the towns of Okehampton and Chagford. Fingle Bridge and Castle Drogo are also located nearby. Exeter is approximately 12 miles distant. Rail stations can be found at both Okehampton and Exeter which also provides access to the airport and M5 motorway.
The front porch has an attractive part leaded and stained glass panelled door leading into a small area for hanging coats and then into the Living Room. The room offers a wealth of character features including timber beams, timber window seat and a fireplace with oak lintel housing a gas fired wood effect burner, and parquet flooring. Doors open into the kitchen with a range of storage units, LPG gas cooker and fridge freezer, ceiling timbers, door to rear and a latch door to the stairs leading to the first floor.
To the first floor is a LANDING with timber shelving and some reduced head height with doors leading to BEDROOM 1 and BEDROOM 2 which both benefit from exposed timbers, vaulted ceilings, and oak floorboards. There is also a small BATHROOM suite comprising a panelled bath with Sadia electric water heater, sink set into vanity unit and low level WC.
To the front of the property lies an area of LAWNED GARDEN 20ft x 20ft (6.3m x 6.3m) with potential to create off street parking (subject to any necessary consents) with a path leading up to the front porch and a side passage leading to the rear.
Directly to the rear is a passage with bin store and space for LPG bottles as well as an open porch area.
A right of way exists for neighbours to use the side passage and passage along the rear of the cottage for their own access. No 2 Duck Alley (the attached neighbour) also has a right of access to a brick built store located in the lower part of the rear garden.
The REAR GARDEN 130ft x 20ft (90m x 6.3m) is a particularly attractive feature offering gently sloping lawned areas with some attractive rural views of the surrounding countryside. There is a TIMBER SHED (3.01m x 2.30m) in a poor state of repair at the very top of the garden.
Services – Mains Electricity, Mains Drainage, Mains Water
Council Tax – Band B (West Devon Borough Council)
EPC – G10
Tenure – Freehold
Listed – Grade II listed
Internet Speed – Up to 66mbps (source Uswitch.com)
In November 2022 a master thatcher looked at the roof and reported as follows;
Front & End Elevation has more than 10 years of life with a couple of soft patches.
Rear elevation has 8-10 years of life and is softer than the other elevations.
Ridge is in good order with 5-6 years lifespan.
Chimney aprons have 1-2 years lifespan.
From the A30 heading west take the exit to Cheriton Bishop and continue through the village. The road goes steeply down the hill and back up again. Continue into Crockernwell and Oak Beam Cottage will be found on the left hand side, set back from the road by the entrance to Stonelands and located a few properties before the turning to Fingle Bridge and Drogo Castle.
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