Guide Price £425,000Request a viewing
Delightful detached cottage
Just over 1/2 mile to the village centre
3 bedrooms (one downstairs)
3 reception rooms
Detached garage and off road parking for two cars
No onward chain
From Exeter and Topsham head towards Exmouth along the A376. Pass Lympstone Commando, continue along the road and on passing the sign for Lympstone, take the next turning on the right at the traffic lights by The Saddlers Pub, into Longmeadow Road. Continue along Longmeadow Road and take the first turning on the left and the cottage is immediately on your right.
Located on the edge of the sought-after estuary village of Lympstone which offers ease of access to both the seaside town of Exmouth and the Cathedral City of Exeter. Lympstone boasts a fascinating past and an exciting present and future. It grew from an ancient settlement on the eastern shores of the Exe estuary, building its reputation on maritime trade and agriculture and it still retains its links with the past, with local firm Inghams Fisheries selling their catch in the riverside Fish Shed and organising special fish-based events. The village has a well-established local Primary school in the middle of the village, with St Peter’s independent school on its outskirts. There is a well-regarded doctor’s surgery, two churches, four pubs, one cafe, a hairdressers and a village shop with extended opening hours. A Michelin star restaurant and boutique hotel is a near neighbour. Lympstone supports a wide selection of clubs and societies: sailing and tennis clubs, an active gardening club, film society and other societies bringing live music and drama to the village and fostering home-grown talent. The half-hourly Avocet line train service, with its beautiful views across the River Exe, links the village with Exeter’s two main stations: Exeter St David’s with its fast train service to London Paddington and Exeter Central with its service to Waterloo. Exeter Central station is at the heart of Exeter’s lively shopping centre. The M5 at Junction 30 is just 8 miles away. The Exe Estuary Trail; 26 miles of cycleway along both sides of the Rive Exe, is a much-enjoyed addition to Lympstone’s many attractions.
A charming detached period cottage, not listed but believed to have been built at some point in the 18th Century. Located just over half a mile from the village centre, the cottage is situated on a quiet lane and has the benefit of a detached garage and driveway parking for two cars. Bordering Wotton Brook, the house has a delightful mature garden with a large lawn and a host of trees and shrubs. The accommodation is spacious with a garden room, kitchen, separate dining room and a sitting room. There is also a large study that could be used as a third bedroom on the ground floor, plus a WC. Upstairs are two double bedrooms and a bathroom. On the market for the first time in nearly 30 years, the cottage is being sold with no onward chain.
|FRONT DOOR|| A wooden front door opens into a small hall. Stairs to first floor and doors to...|
|STUDY / BEDROOM 3||14'2" x 9'4" (4.32m x 2.84m). Double aspect. Open fire with a tiled surround and wood mantel. Electric radiator and door to kitchen.|
|SITTING ROOM||14'3" x 12'9" (4.34m x 3.89m). Dual aspect with windows to front and side. Open fire with stone surround. Electric radiator. Door to dining room.|
|DINING ROOM||10'2" x 7'8" (3.1m x 2.34m). Two windows to garden, tiled flooring, electric radiator and through to kitchen.|
|KITCHEN||8'6" x 7'5" (2.6m x 2.26m). Double glazed window overlooking the garden. Fitted with a range of base, wall and drawer units with a stainless steel sink and drainer and a free-standing electric cooker. Door to rear porch and door to garden room.|
|GARDEN ROOM||17'6" x 9'5" (5.33m x 2.87m). A useful room with French doors and a window overlooking the garden, doubling up as a seating area and utility. Plumbing for washing machine and space for a fridge freezer. Fitted cupboards, electric radiator and door to WC.|
|CLOAKROOM|| Low level WC, hand wash basin and window to side.|
|FIRST FLOOR|| |
|LANDING|| Doors to..|
|BEDROOM 1||14'2" x 11'3" (4.32m x 3.43m). Double glazed window to front. Fitted wardrobe and cupboard. Period feature fireplace.|
|BEDROOM 2||14'4" x 8'11" (4.37m x 2.72m). A lovely dual aspect room with a window to the front and side. Period fireplace.|
|BATHROOM|| Fitted with a three piece suite comprising panel bath with shower over, high level WC and handwash basin. Double glazed window to rear and doors to fitted cupboards.|
|OUTSIDE|| Situated on a corner plot the cottage has ample outside space with the main garden being on the North and South side. On the South side, bordering Wotton Brook is a driveway providing parking for two cars, and a detached garden. There is also a shed, area of lawn and a patio accessed from the garden room. A path leads to the other side of the house where there is a delightful, mature garden bordered by a hedge with a number of trees and shrubs, as well as a good sized lawn.|