A charming detached cottage of great character with beautifully presented accommodation and a level lawned garden
A charming detached cottage of great character with beautifully presented accommodation and a level lawned garden.
Pitt Cottage is a picture postcard detached Grade II Listed cottage which has origins dating back to the 18th century and has a very attractive front façade with its local flintstone elevations under a thatched roof. It has been the subject of considerable refurbishment over the past 10 years which has included re-thatching (about 7 years ago), extensive re-wiring, damp proofing and re-fitting much of the cottage. The accommodation is very well-presented and retains many character features including beamed ceilings, window seats and a superb inglenook fireplace with bread oven and wood burner in the sitting room.
The property benefits from three bedrooms and a roomy bathroom to the first floor and is currently used as a second home and holiday let by the current owners. It would alternatively make a ideal main residence in one of the county's most picturesque and desirable villages.
The cottage sits side on to the lane and has a south easterly orientation, so the gardens take advantage of much of the days sunshine. To the front is an area of lawn and a decked terrace which has storage beneath. The gardens gain a delightful view over the combe and there is also a small stone barn for further storage.
Pitt Cottage is located at the westerly end of Branscombe's long village lane, just over a mile and a half from the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline at Branscombe Mouth and Lyme Bay, and about a mile walk from the beach at Littlecombe Shoot. There are many delightful walks in the immediate vicinity including the South West Peninsular Coastal Path where there are magnificent views over this dramatic stretch of coastline.
Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with much of the surrounding land owned by the National Trust, this picturesque village has an active community and range of facilities which include a village hall, ancient Parish Church of St Winifred's, two popular public houses (the Fountain Head is a short walk up the lane), an old forge and primary school.
The premier coastal resort of Sidmouth is approximately 5 miles along the coastline and has a beautiful Regency front and esplanade and a good range of shopping facilities including an out of town Waitrose. Honiton is approximately 9.5 miles away and has a main line rail link to London (Waterloo).