BICKLEIGH Bickleigh is a small village located between Plymouth and Shaugh Prior. Located just one and a half miles from the northern fringes of Plymouth, approximately seven miles from Plymouth city centre and just one mile from Dartmoor National Park, the village sits on the Plymouth to Princetown cycle path, a scenic walk taking in pine and oak woodland, the river valley and a number of beautiful stone viaducts. The village is served by a bus service and has a picturesque church and village green.
PLYMOUTH Plymouth is a city with one of the largest natural harbours in the world. To the north is the Dartmoor National Park extending to over 300 square miles which provides excellent recreational facilities. Plymouth itself has a population of well over 250,000 and has a full range of shopping, educational and sporting facilities. There is a mainline train service to London Paddington and to Penzance in Cornwall. Brittany Ferries operates seasonal services from Plymouth to France and northern Spain.
DESCRIPTION An enchanting grade ll listed detached period cottage standing within an idyllic picturesque south facing plot with gardens of approximately one acre incorporating lawn gardens bordering open farmland, a gentle running stream with bridge, duck island and natural pond. There are two extensive gravelled parking forecourts with gated access, a log cabin and further good sized garage/workshop. Situated in the scenic Plym Valley with views across open rolling fields towards the old Bickleigh viaduct, the property enjoys the perfect balance of private country living, whilst be conveniently located for the great amenities this North Plymouth area has to offer.
This charming family home has been recently renovated with a no expense spared approach creating a stunning contrast of "old and new", offering very comfortable modern style living alongside the rare and historic character features the cottage enjoys from the past such as flagstone floors, exposed beams, inset clome ovens and a most unusual spherical stone area understood to have been used for distilling white ale over 100 years ago - now forming part of a contemporary fitted chefs kitchen with comprehensive top of the range appliances.
The living accommodation has in the past been adapted for multigeneration living with spiral staircases at either end, offering future annexe potential should it be required. Arranged over two levels, the accommodation in brief comprises entrance hall, shower room, kitchen, living room, dining room and study on the ground floor, four bedrooms and a luxuriously appointed en suite bathroom on the first floor. A laundry room and further WC can also be accessed from the garden. Finished to an impeccably high standard throughout, this stunning characterful home offers a truly special and rare opportunity.
GROUND FLOOR Wooden front door leads into:
ENTRANCE HALL Two windows to front elevation; built in cupboards and book cases; part flagstone, part tumbled limestone tiled floor; two radiators; door to shower room; door to dining room; door to:
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 14' 3" max x 12' 11" max (4.34m x 3.94m) Flagstone tiled floor, High gloss Silestone handle-less cupboards with Zebrano timber worktop island, Top of the range integrated appliances including AEG twin ovens and microwave oven, dishwasher, under-counter fridge freezer, two warming drawers and Induction hob with Deco Glaz splashback. Qwooka boiling tap and InSinkErator waste disposal system. Original stone bread ovens and distillery with fitted units; window to front elevation overlooking rear garden and open countryside views with window seat below; part natural stone walls; original beamed ceiling with light points; radiator; stable door leading to garden; access through to:
LIVING ROOM 13' 3" x 13' 5" (4.04m x 4.09m) Tumbled Limestone flooring, Two windows to rear elevation overlooking rear garden and countryside views; feature stone fireplace with hearth and surround, lintel above and fitted wood burner; small bread oven to side; radiator; natural stone wall; beamed ceiling; ceiling light point; door leading to kitchen/breakfast room; staircase to first floor; door to:
STUDY 11' 5" x 6' 1" (3.48m x 1.85m) Windows to front elevation; access to small loft; radiator; ceiling light point; natural stone walls; door leading sitting room.
DINING ROOM 12' 1" x 13' 9" (3.68m x 4.19m) Tumbled limestone tiled flooring, Window to rear elevation overlooking rear garden and countryside views; wooden door to garden, natural stone open fireplace, hearth and surround with lintel above; radiators; beamed ceiling; ceiling light point; door to hallway; staircase to first floor.
SHOWER ROOM Opaque window to front elevation; Luxuriously appointed with Villeroy and Boch tiles and sanitary ware including low level floating WC with concealed cistern, large walk-in shower complimented by a stylish Keuro vanity sink unit, spotlighting, spotlighting.
FIRST FLOOR The accommodation on the first floor is divided in an East Wing and West Wing. The East Wing is accessed via the dining room staircase, the West Wing accessed via the sitting room staircase.
LANDING Windows to front elevation; spiral staircase to ground floor; access through to bedrooms 1 and 2.
MASTER BEDROOM 13' 6" x 13' 5" (4.11m x 4.09m) Window to rear elevation overlooking rear garden and countryside views; radiator; recess ceiling spot lights; exposed beams, door to en suite bathroom.
EN SUITE BATHROOM Window to side elevation; Luxuriously appointed with Villeroy and Boch tiled floor, part tiled walls, walk in shower enclosure with mains shower, sink unit set in a wall mounted vanity unit, free standing contemporary stainless steel mixer tap with hand-held shower attached over a free standing roll topped bath, recessed spotlighting.
BEDROOM TWO 10' 7" x 10' 5" (3.23m x 3.18m) Dual aspect with window to front and rear elevations; radiator; large walk in wardrobe; exposed vaulted beamed ceiling; door with ornate surround leading to landing.
LANDING Window to side elevation overlooking side garden with original lintel above; exposed beamed ceiling; built in cupboard with shelving; spiral staircase to ground floor dining room; access through to bedrooms three and four.
BEDROOM THREE 14' 1" x 8' 8" (4.29m x 2.64m) Window to rear elevation overlooking rear garden and views; natural stone fireplace with wooden lintel above (not currently in use; radiator; exposed part beamed ceiling; ceiling light point; door leading to landing.
BEDROOM FOUR 7' 11" x 9' 3" (2.41m x 2.82m) Window to rear elevation overlooking rear garden and views; radiator; built in wardrobe with cupboard space; exposed beamed ceiling; door leading to landing.
GARDENS The property is approached via a five bar gate onto the spacious stone chipping driveway offering ample parking for several cars and hard standing. We understand there was planning permission for a detached garage which has now lapsed. A lawn area leads up to the workshop/garage flanked by seating terrace with a Grade II listed privy and in turn leads into the main area of garden. The main garden has a further parking/hard standing area which was used by the current owner for their boat and has a five bar gate onto the lane with a timber built summer house to remain.
The vast majority of the gardens are mainly laid to lawn with a south facing aspect. A duck pond with freshly fed supply and outlet via a gentle stream which runs along the southern boundary with a pretty little bridge and small copse which comes alive with wildflowers. A large level lawn runs westerly up to the boundary where there are distant views over farmland to an impressive Great Western Railway viaduct which now forms part of an extensive cycle trail. There are several mature trees and ancient apple trees interspersed throughout the grounds creating a private and tranquil English country garden extending to approximately one acre. The gardens also feature a recent laid paved sun terrace with Marshalls Fairstone Riven Harena tiles.
A refurbished log cabin is also found in the front courtyard with full electrics providing another excellent versatile building.
WORKSHOP/GARDEN STORE 23' 0" x 20' 0" (7.01m x 6.1m) 6' double doors; windows; pedestrian door.
ATTACHED LOG STORE 17' 0" x 3' 0" (5.18m x 0.91m)
UTILITY ROOM 11' 1" x 6' 1" (3.38m x 1.85m) Window to the side, range of matching wall units with work surfaces; single drainer sink unit with mixer tap; floor units housing washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge and freezer; tiled floor; door to side elevation.
GARDENERS WC Low level wc, wall hung wash basin.
ACCOMMODATION Reference made to any fixture, fittings, appliances or any of the building services does not imply that they are in working order or have been tested by us. Purchasers should establish the suitability and working condition of these items and services themselves.
SERVICES Mains electricity and water, private drainage via a recently serviced Klargester. Oil fired central heating.
VIEWING By appointment with LAWSON.
OUTGOINGS We understand the property is in band ' F ' for council tax purposes and the amount payable for the year 2019/2020 is £2760.88 (by internet enquiry with South Hams District Council). These details are subject to change.
FLOOR PLANS AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE These Floorplans are set out as a guideline only and should not be relied upon as a representation of fact. They are intended for information purposes only and are not to scale. The Energy Performance Certificates are produced by an external source and Lawson do not accept responsibility for their accuracy. Copyright Lawson 2019. P7343