- Tenure: Freehold
- A DELIGHTFUL 17th CENTURY STONE & COB COTTAGE REQUIRING SOME RENOVATION
- 4 double Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Impressive dual aspect Sitting Room steeped in history
- Dining Room, cottage style Kitchen & separate Utility Room
- Generous formal gardens & Garage
- Boasting a wealth of character features to include brick fireplaces & beamed ceilings
- A truly rare find in the heart of this popular self-contained village
- No onward chain
A delightful early 17th Century Grade II listed stone and cob semi-detached cottage that would benefit from some renovation offering the potential purchaser an opportunity to create their own unique home that is considered to have scope for further rear extension, subject to planning and building consents. The property benefits from a substantial stone-built rear extension and boasts a wealth of character features to include brick fireplaces, beamed ceilings and a timber plaque and muntin screen to the Sitting Room. Offering 4 double Bedrooms served by 2 Bathrooms, the living accommodation includes an impressive dual aspect Sitting Room steeped in history and leading to the Dining Room whilst the cottage style Kitchen is served by a separate Utility Room. Outside are generous formal lawned gardens, patios and an abundance of flowers and shrubs whilst the Garage provides secure parking or additional storage. All of the windows in the cottage are fitted with secondary double glazing. A truly rare find in the heart of this popular self-contained Devonshire village and being offered for sale with the prospect of immediate vacant possession.
Fremington is pleasant village close to beautiful Instow and the popular Tarka Trail. Once a thriving port when the railway ran through the village, there are reminders of the area’s heritage all around and close to the River Taw - within sight from the top of Sampson’s Plantation. Visit the easy-going museum at Fremington Quay for an insight into quite how busy the sleepy Fremington once was.
The village itself is home to several good pubs, churches, a community centre and shops – there’s even a chippy. To the west is Instow with its expansive and jaw-dropping views of the Taw / Torridge Estuary and views out to the ocean and as far as Zulu Bank. In the old days, there used to be a ferry to Crow Point to avoid the 20-mile plus walk to Braunton. The estuary enjoys one of the highest low-high tide ratios in the world at Instow and the surrounding beaches. Seafood restaurants attract people from all over the county and it’s not surprising that upstream in the Taw is home to one of the last Salmon net fishermen in the land. The Fremington area of North Devon is a really interesting place full of walks and views, you’ll never run out of ideas for places to visit in all seasons.
The property is within short driving distance of the Atlantic Highway (A39) that is the main feeder route across the region leading to Wadebridge in Cornwall to the south-west and to the M5 by Tiverton in the east. A very good regular bus services provides access to North Devon’s ‘capital’, Barnstaple. Bus users can also reach Instow, Westward Ho!, Bideford, Braunton, Appledore, Croyde and Ilfracombe with ease.
From Barnstaple continue over the Long Bridge and up Sticklepath Hill. Continue over the roundabout at the top. Upon reaching The Cedars roundabout, continue straight over signposted Fremington / Bickington. Continue through Bickington and upon reaching Fremington, continue passing Broady Strap and Red Lane, then turning immediately left onto Beards Road where The Old Cottage will be situated on your left hand side with a name plate clearly displayed.
Feature wooden panelled entrance door with leaded lattice window. Staircase rising to First Floor with understairs storage cupboard. Radiator, exposed beams, flagstone flooring.
4.2m plus recess x 4.1m - A delightful double aspect room with secondary double glazed windows. Feature brick fireplace with polished timber mantle housing coal effect gas fire. 2 radiators. Timber plaque and muntin screen through to Dining Room.
Dining Room 13' 7" x 7' 1"
Feature fireplace. Beamed ceiling, radiator.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room 14' 7" x 9' 2"
A delightful room with garden views in a cottage style with a range of oak fronted units comprising single drainer stainless steel sink unit, worktop surfaces with storage cupboards, drawers and appliance space below. Gas fired Nobel Range cooker, 4-ring gas hob, plumbing for dishwasher, space for fridge / freezer.
Built-in boot cupboard. Tiled flooring. Door to garden.
Utility Room 10' 9" x 5' 9"
Ample appliance space, plumbing for washing machine. Wash hand basin. Fitted shelving.
White suite comprising corner shower cubicle with electric shower, low level WC and wash hand basin with tiled splashbacking. Chrome heated towel rail, wall mounted electric fan heater, exposed beams, tiled flooring.
First Floor Landing
2 secondary double glazed leaded light effect windows with garden views. Radiator. Access to insulated loft space.
Bedroom 1 16' 3" x 8' 9"
Built-in wardrobe. Radiator, exposed beams.
Bedroom 2 11' 3" x 11' 1"
Bedroom 3 14' 1" x 9' 11"
Built-in wardrobe. Exposed beams, vaulted ceiling, radiator.
Bedroom 4 9' 3" x 6' 7"
Garden views. Built-in cupboard. The walls in this room have been hand painted which is believed to date back to 1936.
4-piece coloured suite comprising modern panelled bath with mixer shower taps in fully tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin, close couple WC and bidet. Extensive wall tiling, radiator. Built-in airing cupboard housing factory lagged copper cylinder with slatted linen shelving.
To the front of the property is a walled flower and shrub garden with central pedestrian gate.
Alongside the property is a Garage.
Garage 18' 4" x 11' 2"
Power and light connected. Opposing doors providing straight-through access to the rear garden. Boiler supplying central heating and hot water system.
The rear gardens are a particular feature of the property with a courtyard style garden immediately to the rear of the house. Paths meander through formal lawned gardens complemented by well-stocked flower and shrub borders and beds and a variety of mature fruit trees and bushes. Hexagonal Greenhouse. A sun-trap secluded garden is situated at the far end enjoying a high degree of privacy and a sunny aspect.
All of the windows in the cottage are fitted with secondary double glazing.
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