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Views of rolling countryside and coastline
Huge potential to improve
Pretty cottage-style gardens
Driveway and garage
No onward chain
Council Tax: D
‘Sorrento’ is a charming, detached property that is nestled in the heart of the thriving village of Holcombe. Neighbouring numerous chocolate box thatched cottages and enjoying the beautiful surrounding rolling countryside, and beautiful cottage gardens, you certainly feel like you have your own slice of Devon in your palms.
The property was built in the 1930’s and has a lovely past having hosted the village Post Office from the early 80’s to the early 00’s. The old post office sorting cupboard has the original shelving and there is still a working red post box in one of the entrance pillars. The property has a good overall layout but would benefit from modernisation throughout and the garden needs some attention to bring it back to its former glory.
As you step into the Sorrento, you are greeted with a spacious kitchen breakfast room with a super view through the window overlooking the garden and far-reaching coastline beyond. There is a classic walk-in pantry and a separate cloakroom. The sitting room has an attractive semi-circular brick fireplace as its focal point but you cannot help but notice the large window that looks over the side garden and rolling countryside beyond. A large archway leads you into the garden room which has large glass windows to make the most of the wonderful views over the rear garden, countryside and coastline. The formal dining room was converted into the Post office and is of a good size. A door leads you into an entrance porch where the post office goers would come and go. Just the other side of this room, where the original front door was, is the old post sorting room. Small in size but very handy with all the numerous built-in shelves still remaining.
As you approach the first floor there is a large picture window on the half landing where the rear garden and coastline view is framed perfectly. Leading off from the main landing are three lovely bedrooms. All enjoying beautiful views either over neighbouring thatched cottages and rolling countryside or over the rear garden and coastline. A selection of built-in furniture or eaves storage can be found in these rooms, so plenty of storage. The bathroom is surprisingly spacious and offers a corner bath, shower over, basin and WC. There is an airing cupboard housing the hot water tank and access to the loft from the landing.
Heading outside you will find a driveway for one car and a detached single garage with uPVC lean to garden room, currently nurturing a beautiful bougainvillea. For those who wish to have more off street parking, subject to planning, there could be an option to put in further parking in the front garden. The garden is an absolute beauty and a real highlight of Sorrento. Wrapping around all four sides of the house, it is very clear that the owners had lovingly cared for the garden for many years but in recent times, they had been unable to keep up their levels of attention on it. Currently somewhat overgrown it would not take much to bring it back to its former glory. There are lovely lawns, wild flower areas, and endless mature shrubs and fruit trees. Not forgetting the patio, greenhouse, vegetable growing area and shed. There is even a quaint little picket gate that leads you down a grass public footpath to the village church and coastal footpath.
Solar panels were installed in 2012 and owned outright. Average income from the 10 solar panels is approximately £500 per annum. There are also 4 hot water panels on the roof too.
Shared access lane with neighbouring properties which then have private driveways adjoining. Mains Water, Gas and drainage.
|AGENTS NOTE||The agents have been advised that the 10 PV Solar panels were installed in 2012 and are owned outright along with an additional 4 hot water panels. Please ask the agent for more information. |
Shared access lane with neighbouring properties which then have private driveways adjoining.
|SERVICES||Mains gas, electricity, water, drainage, and telephone/Broadband connection|