A surprisingly roomy terraced cottage situated in the heart of Gittisham, one of the prettiest villages in East Devon.
2 Drillers is situated in the heart of Gittisham, arguably one of the prettiest and most unspoilt villages in East Devon. Set within 50 – 100 yards of the Village Hall and the pretty Parish Church of St Michael’s, 2 Drillers enjoys a sunny south facing aspect and stands in a level location with a small picket fenced front garden and a larger level rear garden in which there is a useful traditionally built single storey small outbuilding.
The village has a number of notable and historic connections with Tom Putt of apple fame, and Joanna Southcott who was a self described religious prophetess who was born in 1750. Gittisham is about 2 ½ miles from the bustling town of Honiton which has a good range of independent retailers and antique shops, as well as the usual multiples such as Boot and Smiths. It also has a twice weekly market and main line rail link to London Waterloo.
About 16 miles to the west is the cathedral city of Exeter, which is also the County Town of Devon. Exeter has an excellent shopping centre, leisure and sporting facilities, M5 access, main line rail link to London (Paddington) and international airport. The World Heritage Jurassic Coast at Lyme Bay lies some 10 miles to the south.
2 Drillers is a Grade II Listed cottage which is set in a terrace of other mid 17th century or earlier period properties. It is traditionally built and has a pretty mellow stone front façade under a roof that is principally thatched with a part slated rear kitchen and bathroom extension. This double fronted cottage is surprisingly roomy and has three bedrooms, two of which are of excellent size as well as two reception rooms, in both of which there may be sealed inglenook fireplaces.
2 Drillers Cottage has been part of a large country estate for many generations and is now on the market for possibly the first time as an individual property, and therefore offers a rare opportunity to acquire a period home in this unspoilt Devon village.
The property is separated from the lane by a low stone wall and picket fence and has a pedestrian front access (shared with next door), and a private lawned front garden. To the rear is a further area of garden principally laid to level lawn with an old timber summer house, and backs onto open farmland. There is also a stone, brick and timber built small outhouse/workshop under a tiled roof.