Guide Price £400,000Request a viewing
Well presented throughout
Mature gardens with decked sun terrace
Garage & parking
Beautiful rural location
400 yards to Estuary walks & cycle path
Just over half a mile to village centre & train station
From Topsham follow the sign posting to Exmouth, pass the St George & Dragon public house, turn right and follow the A376 through the villages of Ebford and Exton. Pass the Saddler Arms public house on your right and on the brow of the hill, turn right just before the garage into Courtlands Lane. Follow Courtlands Lane down to the 'T' junction with Sowden Lane and turn left and them almost immediately left again and Sowden Cottage will be located on the left hand side.
Lympstone grew from an ancient settlement on the eastern shores of the Exe estuary. The village built its reputation on maritime trade and agriculture and about 100 fishing vessels operated from the area towards the end of the 19th Century, when Lympstone was particularly celebrated for its whitebait and the quality of its oysters. The village has four public houses, a well established primary school, village store, lively sailing club and a train service operating between Exeter and Exmouth. The village website; www.lympstone.org gives information on local events and some of the various clubs and societies.
A splendid detached late 17th century Grade II Listed thatched cottage in an attractive quiet setting, on the edge of this popular village, not far from the picturesque River Exe. The cottage is charming and in good decorative order throughout, with two good sized bedrooms and a lovely sitting/dining room. The gardens lie principally to the North-West and are well planted, providing a lovely space to sit outside and relax.
|Ground Floor|| |
|RECEPTION HALL|| Stable door from outside, side window, tiled flooring, radiator and exposed timber.|
|SITTING & DINING ROOM||17'1" x 13'3" (5.2m x 4.04m). A splendid dual aspect room with exposed timbers and charming inglenook fireplace. Stone pillared sides with timber lintel, tiled hearth and log-burner. Attractive window seat and deep recessed display shelving. Thermostat control for central heating. Television aerial point. Understairs storage cupboard. Two wall-light points. Double radiator.|
|KITCHEN||11'9" x 12'4" max. (3.58m x 3.76m max.). A bright dual aspect room of generous proportions with side door leading out to the courtyard on the south side. Fitted with a range of wall-mounted and floor-standing cupboards with roll-edged work surfaces and inset drawers. Cupboard housing gas-fired boiler, integrated fridge and freezer beneath. Range cooker. Recessed wine bottle storage. Washing machine and dishwasher. Butler style sink with mixer tap and side drainer. Part tiling to walls and Amtico tiled flooring. Wall-mounted extractor fan and light. Exposed ceiling timber and down lighting.|
|First Floor|| LANDING Exposed ceiling timbers and wall light.|
|BEDROOM 1||14' x 10'2" (4.27m x 3.1m). A lovely room with a vaulted ceiling and exposed side beams. Double radiator. Window seat. Wardrobe/cupboard with shelving and storage above.|
|BEDROOM 2||8'6" x 7'1" (2.6m x 2.16m). A bright dual aspect room with exposed ceiling timber, radiator and a charming outlook to the side garden.|
|BATHROOM|| White suite comprising shaped panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Side window overlooking garden, light / shaver point, tiled floor, part wood cladding to three walls, radiator, extractor fan, door to storage area and walk through to...|
|STORAGE ROOM|| with door to a useful UTILITY ROOM with space and plumbing for a washing machine and a door to the outside.|
|Outside|| The property is approached via a paved pathway. To the side of the cottage there is a charming terraced, landscaped GARDEN with flower beds, borders, shrubs and trees.|
Steps lead up to a lovely DECKED AREA that abuts the REAR COURTYARD which offers a good deal of seclusion and has been paved. There is an inset fish pond and at the furthest end of this garden there is OFF-ROAD PARKING FOR 2 CARS & A GARAGE.