- detached cottage
- Semi-rural location on the outskirts of town
- Large landscaped grounds and woodland in excess of approximately 7 acres
- Excellent views over surrounding properties towards the Cairn and surrounding countryside
- Approximately 1 and a half miles from the town centre
- Delightful cosy lounge with wood burner
- Modern fitted kitchen with flagstone floor
- Useful ground floor study/office
- Large ground floor bathroom w.c. with separate shower cubicle
Quarry Cottage is a detached character home offering versatile accommodation all set in its own large grounds extending to over 7 acres of gardens and woodland. The property has superb rural views over the surrounding countryside towards the Cairn Nature Reserve and beyond towards the Bristol Channel.
The cottage is located within Higher Slade, approximately a mile and a half from Ilfracombe's bustling town centre. The town offers a variety of small independent shops as well as Tesco, Co-op and Lidl supermarkets along with a theatre, cinema, a variety of restaurants and public houses. Worth mentioning are the picturesque seafront and thriving harbour with its associated boating and fishing activities and the now famous statue of 'Verity' by Damien Hirst.
Ilfracombe has good schools for all ages, from infant to secondary, and there is a cottage hospital and large health centre. Barnstaple, North Devon's main trading centre, is approximately 12 miles away and has many of the big name shops, a railway station and direct access onto the main A361 North Devon link road joining the M5 at junction 27. The cottage has been much improved and is well presented throughout. It was extended about 18 years ago to form an additional bedroom, sitting room/occasional 4th bedroom and shower room with w.c. The property is pleasantly finished throughout in neutral décor, and has the benefit of gas fired central heating and Upvc double glazing. The present vendors use the extra rooms to provide bed and breakfast which nets an income of approximately £8000 per annum. It is considered that this facet could continue or indeed has the potential to be used for a dependant relative or Airbnb.
An entrance porch at the front of the property gives access into the main living room, comprising a delightful and homely lounge which has an imposing feature fireplace with multi-fuel burner, a beamed ceiling and the staircase leading to the first floor. The lounge area opens into a modern fitted kitchen which has an extensive range of fitted base and wall units and an attractive flagstone floor very much in keeping with the cottage feel. A small lobby at the far end of the lounge opens into a useful study, ideal as a home office, or could potentially, be utilised as an additional bedroom as required. There is a large walk-in storage room, ideal for a deep freeze or other practical purpose. Within this corner of the building can be found a large and well fitted modern bathroom comprising a white suite, including a panelled bath, hand basin set in vanity unit, low level w.c. and a large separate walk in shower cubicle with power shower. On the first floor is a split landing giving access to the bedroom accommodation within the cottage. On the front landing there is a boiler cupboard which houses the gas fired central heating. The master bedroom is a delightful characterful room which enjoys a pleasant open outlook over the neighbouring properties towards the Cairn Nature Reserve and surrounding countryside. There is a good sized second bedroom which again enjoys similar rural views. Stairs lead up to the rear landing and it is considered, that this area of the property, could be utilised as small 'annexe' for a dependant relative, or alternatively would be ideal for teenage children to enjoy their own space. There is a modern fitted shower room/w.c. comprising a white suite including a shower cubicle, low level w.c. and hand basin. Through the other door from the rear landing can be found a sitting room/occasional 4th bedroom which has double doors leading directly out onto the rear garden. A door from this room leads though into the third bedroom which is a pleasant twin aspect room enjoying pleasant views, across the surrounding countryside. Outside, at the front of the property, is the tarmac driveway leading up from the road to the front of the cottage. Halfway up the driveway is a hardstanding for a car and an adjacent carport providing further parking. At the right hand side of the cottage is a log store whilst immediately in front there is a good sized and pleasant sunny patio with raised, attractive, colourful flowerbeds with wisteria. There is a decked seating area with balustrade immediately over the top of the carport which provides a pleasant, sunny sitting area which enjoys the excellent views towards the Cairn and the countryside. The main part of the garden is located primarily at the left hand side of the cottage and the gardens are well matured having steps and pathways meandering through leading to various different seating areas which are interspersed with a variety of trees, shrubs and bushes. There is a small garden pond and a useful 8' x 8' garden shed. Immediately at the rear of the property, and leading from the first floor sitting room, is a further paved seating area. The top of the tarmac driveway, by the front of the cottage, then becomes what was the original cart track to the quarry. This wends its way up the land behind the cottage affording superb views and eventually arriving at a level ground which was part of the old quarry. The gardens are a particularly attractive feature of the property and are ideal for keen gardeners or for leisure purposes. The gardens also provide considerable privacy to the property. The total plot size is around 7 acres of sloping land; it is regarded that subject to any required planning permission there is plenty of potential to site holiday lodges to provide an income.
Entrance Porch 7'8" x 3'3" (2.34m x 1m).
Lounge 16'5" x 12'1" (5m x 3.68m).
Kitchen 10'9" x 10'6" (3.28m x 3.2m).
Inner Hall 3'1" x 3'1" (0.94m x 0.94m).
Study/Office 10'8" x 6'9" (3.25m x 2.06m).
Store Room 13'1" x 3'2" (3.99m x 0.97m).
Bathroom w.c. 12'5" x 8' (3.78m x 2.44m).
Front Landing 4' x 3' (1.22m x 0.91m).
Bedroom 1 13'4" x 12'5" (4.06m x 3.78m).
Bedroom 2 11'8" x 10'3" (3.56m x 3.12m).
Rear Landing 9'9" x 3'2" (2.97m x 0.97m).
Shower Room w.c. 8'3" x 3'3" (2.51m x 1m).
Sitting Room/Occasional Bedroom 4 11' x 7'5" (3.35m x 2.26m).
Bedroom 3 13'4" x 7'10" (4.06m x 2.39m).
Proceed from our offices in a westerly direction along the High Street. Pass through the traffic lights at Church Street and at the mini roundabout take the left exit. Bear off immediately right sign into Station Road signposted Lee Bay. Continue up Station Road and proceed around the sharp right hand bend. At the T Junction turn left into Slade Road. Continue along this road for approximately 3/4 mile passing the Slade Community Centre. The driveway to Quarry Cottage will be found on the right hand side, immediately next to a layby, and just before the entrance to Saltmer Close.
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