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This centuries' old detached thatched cottage has been substantially enlarged and renovated in recent years so that it now provides a beautifully appointed home of character. The property has been sympathetically extended so that it now provides a lovely blend of original period features with a wealth of exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace together with a modern garden room extension providing a great living and entertaining space with doors opening onto the south facing garden and affording stunning views over the surrounding countryside. On the first floor can be found four bedrooms with the master bedroom having en-suite dressing room and bathroom, whilst on the ground floor there are three reception rooms together with a study, well fitted kitchen, utility room and work room. The garden room is very much the heart of the house, enjoying a triple aspect and a southerly orientation.
In summary, the accommodation provides:
Pillared front entrance porch with fitted bench seating and with part glazed door opening into the
Garden Room, a wonderful light and airy triple aspect room with French doors opening onto the south facing terrace and affording wonderful views over the garden and the surrounding countryside, part vaulted ceiling with exposed oak beams, Karndean flooring continuing through to the kitchen past a door on to the garden.
Kitchen, comprehensively fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units with fitted work surfaces, one and a half bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit, space for electric cooker, plumbing for dishwasher
Dining Room, this room is situated in the original cottage and accordingly has a wealth of character, with exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace with inset Villager woodburning stove, "original front door" opening under an attractive thatched canopy.
Inner Hallway again with exposed beams
Sitting Room, another light and airy double aspect room again enjoying a southerly orientation with views over the garden, reconstructed stone faced fireplace with display/storage area to one side, exposed ceiling timbers
Study, again with exposed ceiling timbers
Cloakroom with modern white suite comprising close coupled w.c., wash hand basin with cupboards below
Utility Room with Belfast sink, fitted work surface with cupboard below, plumbing for automatic washing machine, further wall mounted cupboards and fitted shelving
Boiler Room/Work Room with Worcester oil fired boiler serving the domestic hot water and central heating systems, hatch to loft space, workbench
Bedroom 1 situated within the original cottage with a wealth of exposed ceiling timbers, chimney breast with exposed stonework and display ledge, built-in wardrobe with shelf and hanging rail
En-Suite Dressing Room with airing cupboard housing a factory insulated hot water cylinder with shelving over
En Suite Bathroom with suite comprising panelled bath with Triton T80 shower unit over and shower screen, hand basin with cupboards below, close coupled w.c. and bidet, further matching wall cupboards
Bedroom 2, another light and airy double aspect room with built-in wardrobe with cupboard over
Bedroom 3 incorporating fitted shelving
Bedroom 4 with hatch to extensively boarded loft space
Shower Room with suite comprising shower enclosure, pedestal wash hand basin, close coupled w.c.
The property is approached from the lane over a gravelled driveway giving access to a detached double garage and adjacent garden and open fronted store. The gardens lie to the rear of the property and enjoy a wonderful southerly orientation and being adjacent to open farm land, they enjoy a high level of privacy. Immediately to the rear of the property there is a raised paved terrace providing an attractive sitting/dining out area. The remainder of the garden is lawned with a pathway giving access to a further paved and gravelled sitting out area, again affording wonderful views over the garden. Situated next to the cottage is an attractive waterfall feature in Lakeland slate. The lawn is bounded by well stocked flower and shrub borders with steps giving access to a lower area of lawn with a further paved terrace with pergola over, again affording lovely views over the adjacent farmland.
Ivy Cottage occupies a delightful elevated location with a wonderful southerly orientation overlooking farm and woodland. It stands in the centre of the pretty village of Stapley, close to the Somerset/Devon border, within the Blackdown Hills, designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. These beautiful hills afford miles of footpaths and bridleway ideal for those with walking and riding interests. Close to Stapley can be found Churchstanton Primary School whilst the village of Churchinford is also close by with amenities to include a pub and thriving community shop.The centres of Honiton and Taunton are less than 10 miles away, within easy travelling distance. The county town of Taunton offers good shopping and an enviable range of schools with a choice of tertiary colleges. Taunton also enjoys convenient access to the M5 motorway and a high speed rail link to London Paddington (1h 40m) Honiton is to the south and beyond there is access to the Devon Heritage Coast and Lyme Regis well inside an hour.
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