DESCRIPTION Rosemary Cottage is an architypal chocolate box THATCHED DEVON COTTAGE with matching DETACHED ANNEXE, we believe dating back to the 17th centuary being grade II listed and occupying a circa 1.6 ACRE PLOT with gently sloping paddock. Extensive parking is provided with generous gated drive and large workshop/garaging, complimented by a comprehensive selection of quality timber outbuildings including a twin stable with field shelter and tack room.
The village of Stokeinteignhead is serenely set between the coastal towns of Torquay and Teignmouth, both offering an array of amenities, leisure activities and mooring facilities, and the market town of Newton Abbot with railway station providing direct links to most major cities. Locally, fine dining at Orestone Manor or the traditional ambiance of a village pub can be enjoyed within close proximity. A perfect opportunity for those seeking a bit of ‘the good life’ amidst Devon’s rolling patchwork fields.
VENDOR INSIGHT "When we first saw the cottage, we knew it would become our home the moment we walked through the door. We had seen many large properties but all with small gardens and we were looking for quite the opposite, so were delighted to finally find the perfect home in a rural setting affording peace and quiet, tucked away from pressure of modern life".
"The property and grounds were in a very poor state of repair when we took over ownership, which we have gradually restored whilst retaining the charm expected from a chocolate box thatched cottage complete with cob walls, thatched roof, and inglenook fireplace. We created the self contained holiday cottage which has been perfect for our visiting family and friends, whilst also generating additional income part of the year."
"Top of our priority list was a generous plot, and having over an acre of gently sloping land has been ideal. We have enjoyed breeding both pigs and lambs as well as productive fruit and vegetables over recent years, but latterly grassed the whole area so is now a bit of a blank canvass. The land will work for a variety of uses, whether recreational, productive or livestock benefitting from a small holding number".
"The location has been as perfect. Local pubs are within an easy stroll, and crossing the nearbyu Teignmouth Road you can join the picturesque South West Coast Paths leading to Maidencombe Beach. It really is the best of both worlds, countryside all round and the coast just moments away".
"We will be sad to leave but it is time to move on to our next adventure. We have no doubt the new owners will love living here as much as we have and write their own page into the cottage’s history book".
STEP INSIDE An open Thatched Storm Porch with heavy panelled entrance door opens to the ENTRANCE lobby with internal leaded light window, cupboard housing the modern electric tripswitch consumer unit, gas and electric meters. Braced and battened door opens to the SITTING/DINING ROOM with Inglenook fireplace with heavy beamed mantel, character exposed heavy beamed ceiling, woodblock flooring and selection of windows, two enjoying recessed window seats and slate cills. Arched doorway to the KITCHEN fitted with a range of cream shaker style units and working surfaces in a woodblock effect with inset one and a half bowl sink unit. Integrated electric oven and four ring ceramic hob, space and provisions for free standing fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Breakfast Bar, beamed ceiling, flagstone flooring, understairs storage cupboard, window and stable door giving access to the front elevation. Double glazed door with sidescreen window opens to the rear gardens.
Two staircases rise to the FIRST FLOOR LEVEL, one from the principal sitting room and one from the kitchen. Window, loft access hatch and deep cupboard housing the Ideal gas fired boiler. Arched doorway to BEDROOM 1 with dual aspect having windows to the front and rear elevations, one with window seat. Fitted wardrobes, character exposed beams and ledged, braced and battened door to BEDROOM 2/DRESSING ROOM/NURSERY with doorway opening to a staircase leading down to the sitting room. Two stained glass leaded light internal windows, further window over the stairs and window to the front elevation. BEDROOM 3/STUDY, currently used as a home office area with window and fitted wardrobes. SHOWER ROOM fitted with a modern white suite of double shower tray with mains pressure shower fitted, vanity unit WC. Fully tiled walls, heated towel rail, extractor fan and window.
DETACHED SELF CONTAINED HOLIDAY COTTAGE with private fenced garden, currently generating a healthy income for our client of circa £10,000 throughout 2018, with great potential to extend the season and income. The cottage can equally be used as an annexe for guests or dependent relative. Sitting under a matching Devon thatch to the main house with entrance doors on both sides. SITTING ROOM/KITCHEN with electric radiator, windows with an outlook over the paved courtyard area to the side. The KITCHEN AREA has a modern range of units with timber effect working surfaces with inset stainless steel sink unit. Built-in ceramic induction hob with oven beneath and filter over and under unit space for a fridge. Spotlights and access to loft space. A feature panel oak doors opens to the BEDROOM with two windows, electric radiator and built-in wardrobes. SHOWER ROOM with attractive white suite of large shower cubicle, vanity unit and WC. Fully tiled walls, ladder style electric towel rail/radiator and two extractor fans.
STEP OUTSIDE Rosemary Cottage enjoys a sizeable plot of approximately 1.5 Acre with the main PADDOCK laid to lawn with mature oak tree, fully enclosed with fenced boundaries, perfect for pets and young children. Outside electric points. Directly outside the back of the cottage is a fenced and gated lawned garden with timber pergola. Gated access to the side elevation with slate paved terracing leading around to the front elevation. The paddock extends to over an acre being south west facing and gently sloping with great equestrian potential or small holding. WORKSHOPS of timber construction with double doors opening to the parking area. Power, lighting, modern tripswitch consumer unit and water supply. Door to CLOAKROOM with close coupled WC and sink unit. Further selection of quality out buildings including twin stable and field shelter with tack room/store, currently being used as a SUMMERHOUSE and dry storage.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Gas Central Heating
Council Tax Band – F (Teignbridge Council)
OUR AREA Stokeinteignhead is enviably placed betwixt the towns of Torquay, Newton Abbot and Teignmouth. Torquay is nestled on the warm South Devon coast being a renowned resort town along with Paignton and Brixham which form the natural east facing harbour of Torbay. Torbay’s wide selection of stunning beaches, picturesque coastline, mild climate and recreational facilities reinforce why it has rightfully earned the renowned nickname of the English Riviera. Newton Abbot is a market town boasting a main line rail station with direct links to most major cities and is the gateway to the stunning Dartmoor National Park. Teignmouth is a large seaside town and historic fishing port set at the mouth of the Teign Estuary.
THE AREA IS WELL CONNECTED By Train: The main line rail station of Newton Abbot is an approximate 15 minute drive away.
By Air: Exeter airport provides both UK and International flights.
By Sea: Torquay marina provides a safe haven for boats in all weathers, sheltered from the prevailing south-westerly winds.
Regional cities of Exeter and Plymouth approx 19 and 38 miles respectively; magnificent Dartmoor National Park approx.20 miles.
DIRECTIONS: SAT NAV: TQ12 4QP. From the coast road linking Torquay to Teignmouth (Teignmouth Road), on reaching the Jon Glanvill Auto Sales Centre continue on up the hill passing Longpark Hill on your left. Shortly after turn left into Gabwell Hill. Progress down the hill and the cottage will be found on your right hand side.