- Detached Thatch Cottage
- Four Bedrooms
- Sought After Village Location
- Modern & Contemporary Finish
- Character Features
- Stunning Plot Extending To Around An Acre
- Ample Off Road Parking
- Stunning Gardens With A Stream & Natural Pond
- Sympathetically Renovated
- Garage/Workshop & Log Cabin
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Maitlands Fine & Country are delighted to offer this rare opportunity to purchase a grade II listed, detached thatch cottage in the highly sought after rural location of Bickleigh. Situated on a plot that extends to around an acre, surrounded by stunning gardens, this unique property has been completely refurbished to an extremely high standard. The current owners have sympathetically renovated the cottage with a contemporary twist whilst retaining the character and charm that makes this kind of home so sought after; it really does offer the perfect blend of old and new!
This recently re-thatched property is approached via a spacious gated driveway which provides parking for six to eight vehicles. You enter in to a reception hall which provides access to the kitchen, a shower room and the dining room.
The kitchen has been fitted to an exceptional standard with integral appliances and a modern sleek finish that really compliments the character features. The worktops in high gloss Silestone are plentiful; with handle-less cupboards and a Zebrano timber worktop island, this kitchen is any keen chefs dream. The top of the range AEG integrated appliances include; dishwasher, under-counter fridge/freezer, 2 warming drawers, 2 single ovens and microwave oven, Induction hob with Deco Glaz splashback, Qwooka boiling water tap and InSinkErator waste disposal system. This kitchen also features original black flagstone tiles, exposed beams and an Inglenook fireplace with a hidden spherical stone area which is understood to have been used for distilling white ale over 100 years ago! From here, doorways lead to the garden and the living room.
The living room with tumbled limestone flooring, benefits from exposed beams and a feature stone wall which surrounds a working wood burner that really is the centre piece of the room. The living room has doorways leading to one set of stairs and a study which provides the perfect haven away from the main hub of the house for anyone who works from home.
For those who like to entertain, then dining room is deceptively spacious and currently houses a dining table large enough to seat fourteen! The character features continue, with this room benefitting from exposed beams, a large open fireplace and tiled flooring and from here there is access to a second staircase and another doorway to the gardens.
The shower room on the ground floor has again, been finished to a very high standard with Villeroy and Boch tiles and sanitary ware to include; low level WC with concealed cistern and larger than average walk in shower complimented by a stylish Keuco vanity unit.
A further bonus to this pretty home is the accommodation to the side (accessed from outside) comprising; a WC and utility which are attached to main building.
The first floor is accessed via two separate staircases on each side of the house; the stairs that lead from the lounge rise to the first floor where you will find two double bedrooms with the master boasting en-suite bathroom, whilst the stairs from the dining room give access to a further two bedrooms.
The master bedroom is a double bedroom with a high quality finish and benefits from exposed beams and an en-suite bathroom. The en-suite, akin to the downstairs shower room enjoys a high end finish with Villeroy and Boch tiled floor and partially tiled walls. The 4 piece bathroom consists of; Villeroy and Boch WC, free standing bath, separate walk in shower cubicle and large Keuco vanity unit.
Bedroom two is another double bedroom with exposed beams and has the further benefit of built in storage space.
Bedroom three and bedroom four are located on the other side of the property and form another double bedroom and a large singe bedroom. The current owner has informed us that it would be possible to take down the dividing wall and make this one very large double bedroom.
Outside the property boasts superb gardens that would be the envy of any neighbour! Enclosed with new parameter fencing and occupying almost an acre, the majority of the garden is laid to lawn with the recent addition of a large Marshalls Fairstone Riven Harena paved patio area perfect for seating and those summer BBQs!
The most unique feature of this garden has to be the stream that runs through, perfectly complimented by a freshly fed natural pond with outlet back to the stream, which we are told by the current owners ensures trouble free maintenance and operation. The pond not only attracts a plethora of wildlife to the garden all year round, but also boasts a superb water feature which lights up at night to give a really magical feel!
The refurbished log cabin is home to a gym with full electrics, and could just as easily be used as a hobby room or Summer House for anyone that doesn't feel the need for any additional exercise!
There is also a detached garage/workshop on the grounds and a further gravelled area with an access gate that could be used for further parking if needed.
Hampool Cottage is a very hospitable home, at its best when full of people, but for quiet relaxed times the character features come in to play and make this an incredible cosy house creating the perfect atmosphere for spending time with family and loved ones.
From the carefully selected Farrow and Ball cottage paint, to the luxury quality thick pile carpet (including manufacturing names such as Sincerity), to the re-thatched eyebrow windows and Oak Sleeper inserts in the garden, it is evident that no expense has been spared nor possible improvement over-looked during this renovation project; properties with this much character and quality of restoration rarely come to the market.
ROOM DIMENSIONS Living Room - 13'2" Max X 13'5" Max
Kitchen - 14'3" Max X 12'11" Max
Dining Room - 13'10" Max X 12'2" Max
Shower room - 5'2" Max X 6'9" Max
Study - 11'8" Max X 6'4" Max
Master Bedroom - 13'6" Max X 13'3" Max
En-Suite - 7'1" Max X 11'2" Max
Bedroom Two - 13'4" max X 14'7" Max
Bedroom Three - 14'00" Max X 8'7" Max
Bedroom Four - 9'3" Max X 8'00" Max
AREA DESCRIPTION Bickleigh is a small village which is situated on the southern edge of Dartmoor between Plymouth and Yelverton and is just a short distance from the north of Plymouth. The Village is within easy commuting distance of Plymouth, Tavistock and Yelverton and is just a short drive to Derriford Hospital as well as being located just one mile from Dartmoor National Park. Bickleigh benefits from a bus service and a picturesque church and village green.