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Accommodation Summary

Central village location
Minutes’ walk from train station and Lympstone beach
Recently installed Rayburn range
Bright main bedroom with vaulted ceiling
Storage shed for keeping bikes etc

Directions

From Topsham head out of town on Station Road and cross the level crossing. At the mini roundabout, take the second exit. Follow the road past Darts Farm and at the next mini roundabout, take the second exit onto the A376, signed for Exmouth. Pass through the villages of Ebford and Exton and take the next right hand turn, after Lympstone Commando base. Follow this road into the village and at the bottom of Burgmanns Hill turn right. The cottage is found a short way along on the left hand side before the railway bridge.

Situation

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 are a GP surgery, two churches, four public houses, two cafes, a hairdressers and a store with extended opening hours. The multi-award-winning Darts Farm, a destination store selling local Westcountry food, drink and lifestyle products, is a ten minute drive away. Lympstone supports a wide selection of clubs and societies, including lively 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 River Exe is a recent addition to Lympstone’s many attractions.

Description

Located in the centre of the village, a short walk to the train station, shops and Lympstone Harbour, is this pretty 2-3 bedroom period cottage, presented in good order. On the ground floor, a stable door gives access into an open-plan kitchen/dining room, with a number of exposed beams and a newly installed Rayburn. A rear door opens into a shared access lane (only used by three properties) where there is a shed owned by the property and the owners keep a table and chairs. On the first floor is a bathroom and a sitting room, although it would be possible to have the sitting room on the ground floor, and use this room as a bedroom. Stairs rise again to the second floor, where there is a lovely bright bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, and a second bedroom.

ENTRANCE From the street, a wooden stable door with window opens into the…

KITCHEN / FAMILY ROOM A dual aspect room with bay window to the front, plus window with window seat to the side. This room is currently used as a kitchen / diner but could be an open-plan kitchen / dining / sitting room. Rayburn with large hot-plate and double oven. Belfast sink with wood worktop and recess with plumbing for a dishwasher. Storage cupboards. Two radiators. Exposed brick to one wall and exposed wooden beam. Stairs to first floor. Step down to...

UTILITY AREA Space for fridge / freezer. Cupboards. Work surface. Door with glazed panel to rear.

First floor LANDING
Space for washing machine. Stairs to second floor. Doors to bathroom and…

SITTING ROOM An L-shaped room, currently used as a first floor sitting room but could easily be a third bedroom. Exposed wooden floorboards and ceiling beams. Period feature fireplace with wooden mantel. Radiator. Windows to front and side; one with window seat.

BATHROOM Fitted with a three piece suite comprising panelled bath with shower over, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Wooden flooring. Heated towel rail. Obscure glazed window to side.

Second floor LANDING
Attractive exposed beams and floorboards. Dormer window to rear. Doors to…

BEDROOM 1 A lovely, bright room with a vaulted ceiling. Large Velux window and further window to side. Exposed wooden flooring. Some wood panelling. Radiator.

BEDROOM 2 Exposed wooden flooring and beams. Velux window. Radiator.

LETTINGS NOTE: Wilkinson Grant Lettings Department would consider the rental value of this property to be in the region of £895 per calendar month which should give you an estimated gross yield of approximately 3.8%. For further information on this or any property letting or management matters, please contact a member of our Lettings Department on 01392 455920 and they will be only too happy to assist with your enquiry.

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