- Semi-detached character cottage
- Dating from 17th Century
- Grade II listed
- Two bedrooms
- Loft room
- Reception room with original fireplace and bread oven
- Master bedroom en-suite
- Spectacular countryside views
- Perfectly located for access to village amenities & Dartmoor
- Easy access to main transport links
Property Description: SITUATION
Luscombe Maye are delighted to offer Box Cottage to the market and strongly recommend an early viewing. Box Cottage is a beautiful semi-detached Grade II listed character property with stunning far reaching views over South Brent and the surrounding countryside. Situated in the lovely hamlet of Aish a short distance from the village amenities of South Brent. Box Cottage is a cosy and stylish home perfect for family living. The property is known to date back to the early 17th Century and has served the local community during its lifespan as the former Post Office and still hosts a post box within its walls for the community of Aish.
The moorland village of South Brent stands in the valley of the River Avon under the southern foothills of Dartmoor National Park and on the northern edge of the lovely South Hams, fifteen miles from the centre of Plymouth. The village is one with a strong community with three churches, one of which dates back to Norman times, a primary school and a wide variety of shops. There are well-regarded community colleges at Totnes and Ivybridge, approximately eight and five miles distant respectively, and both towns offer a comprehensive range of facilities for the wider community. Some of the finest beaches on the south coast, along with the South West Coast Path, are all within easy reach. DESCRIPTION
The double fronted, semi-detached cottage is entered through the original wooden front door, which leads into a country style kitchen with a boot room / utility room at the rear. The kitchen features original beams, dual aspect windows, an oil fired Rayburn with added thermal store which is used for heating the cottage and the hot water (there is an immersion heater for the summer months). The kitchen has a lovely quarry tiled floor, a built in electric oven, electric hob, space for a dishwasher & washing machine. The wall and floor cabinets in solid wood, are finished in tones of soft grey and blue with a dual stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap over. The kitchen leads through to the large utility/boot room. The boot room is a practical space with a complimentary tiled floor, purpose-built storage for those everyday items, with room for a tumble dryer, free standing fridge/ freezer and free standing unit with shelving above. The vaulted ceiling offers a clever storage solution for surfboards and outdoor equipment, a part glazed stable door leads out to the rear garden.
From the kitchen, a door leads through to the spacious reception room which is features a large Inglenook fireplace with the original bread oven and wood burner. A large window looks to the front of the cottage with a wonderful exposed stone window ledge. The character of the cottage has been retained showcasing original beams, large window seat and stone half spiral staircase to the first floor.
The first floor accommodation comprises the landing, two double bedrooms, with the master bedroom en-suite, family bathroom and a paddle stair case to the loft room.
The master bedroom features a large built-in wardrobe with shaker style wooden doors, hanging rail and drawers, there is a beautiful wooden floor, stylish beside lamps with the bed perfectly positioned to enjoy the view across to Dartmoor. The en-suite shower room has a double walk in shower tray with glass screen, W.C., wash hand basin, a heated towel rail and an airing cupboard set into the wall.
Bedroom two features the original exposed stone work of the cottage in parts and has views of the garden which can be enjoyed from the window seat.
A paddle staircase leads up to the loft room which is a flexible space that can be used for guests on an overnight stay or as a work space, additional storage can be found through the wooden door at the end of the loft room. Velux windows fill the spaces with natural light and views outside to the rear garden.
The cottage has been upgraded throughout with all but three of the windows benefiting from slimline double glazed windows.
Outside at the rear of the cottage the garden is accessed from the boot room door with established stone steps leading to the top of the garden where reaching views over South Brent and the surrounding countryside can be enjoyed. A separate field gate gives access to the side lane.
Within the garden is a large log store and two sheds. The garden is approximately 0.2 acres.
Situated just off the A38 Expressway, the village is well placed for quick access to Plymouth, Torbay and Exeter for which there are regular bus services. Rail services can be found at Ivybridge, approximately five miles distant, offering services to Plymouth, Totnes, Newton Abbot, Exeter St David's and on to Bristol, Cardiff and London. SERVICES
Mains electricity and drainage. Oil fired Rayburn for heating and water. COUNCIL TAX
The property is in Council Tax Band D TENURE
South Hams District Council. Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234. www.southhams.com VIEWINGS
Viewing strictly by appointment with Luscombe Maye 01364 646170 | email@example.com DIRECTIONS
From the Devon expressway /A38 exit onto B3372 towards South Brent and turn left. Turn right onto Aish Ln, continue to follow the road until you come to a T-junction, turn left and continue up the hill. The cottage will be in front of you, turn left and park on the side of the road next to the telephone box.