- Mid-terraced 19th century cottage
- South facing garden at least 150 ft long
- Rural views over the village to countryside and Dartmoor
- Quiet village close to Dartmoor National Park
- 3 Bedrooms
- Woodburner (multi-fuel stove which also provides central heating)
- Outbuilding with electricity - potential use a studio / home office
- Approx 30 minute drive from Plymouth City Centre / Derriford
Property Description: SITUATION
The peaceful hamlet of Lutton lies just outside the Southern edge of Dartmoor National Park, in the rolling hills of the South Hams. Whilst offering rural tranquillity, there is easy access to the South Devon Expressway being just under 5 miles away, for commuting to Plymouth and beyond. The Mountain Inn serves the village and the nearby village of Cornwood offers a range of amenities including a 'Good' primary school, church, cricket club, community run pub, village store/tea room and visiting post office to the community centre. There is a 24hr Tesco Extra at Lee Mill near the junction with the A38.
Further facilities are found in the town of Ivybridge just over 4 miles away, including a range of independent shops such as a butchers, bakers, etc, a bank, hairdressers, pubs, cafes, take-aways, leisure centre with swimming pool, health centre, library and 'Outstanding' secondary school for which transport is provided. Ivybridge also boasts a mainline railway station. Plymouth city centre is just 10 miles or about 30 minutes by car with a larger range of shops, restaurants and amenities such as theatres, independent schools, cinemas, major hospital and continental ferry port.
Outdoor pursuits are also in close proximity with Dartmoor National Park, which offers a variety of locations for horse riding, walking, climbing and cycling. McCauleys Health Club and Ivybridge Golf Club can be found en route to Ivybridge. The South Hams beaches of Mothecombe and Wembury are within a half hour drive. The Plymouth Sound and yachting haven at Newton Ferrers offer opportunities for sailing, kayaking and more. DESCRIPTION
Positioned in the middle of a terrace of three houses, this charming 19th century cottage is situated in Lutton, near Ivybridge, close to Dartmoor National Park, yet convenient for commuting to Plymouth and the surrounding South Hams. Alternatively it could make a cosy second home with potential for some holiday letting.
The south facing rear garden is over 150ft long, and enjoys views over the village to the countryside beyond. Inside the property has three bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen breakfast room and lounge. There are also enclosed porches to the rear and front of the property. Although the property has no dedicated parking, the vendor reports that there is usually space on the public highway close to the terrace.
A passageway to the front of the terrace on the North side (right of way over) leads to an enclosed porch which in turn opens into the kitchen breakfast room. The kitchen area has solid wood doors, drawer fronts and work top inset with ceramic 1½ bowl sink and drainer. A freestanding dishwasher and electric cooker with four-ring hob, oven and grill are included in the sale. There is also space and plumbing for a washing machine and space for a fridge freezer. Quarry tile floor with space for a small table and chairs. A wooden staircase leads to the first floor and a door opens to the sitting room to the rear.
The rear sitting room enjoys a sunny aspect overlooking the garden. A multi-fuel stove (wood or coal) sits in the chimney recess (exposed stone) and provides hot water for the bedroom (all three) and kitchen radiators via a back boiler. A door opens to the rear porch and from there to the garden.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms (one double and two good-sized singles which may accommodate a double bed against a wall) and a family bathroom. The largest bedroom overlooks the rear garden and has far-reaching Southerly views over the village to the countryside beyond. It also features exposed floorboards, period fireplace (not in use) and a built-in double wardrobe with shelves and hanging rail. Bedroom 2 is also to the rear, whilst bedroom 3 is to the front and has an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. The family bathroom features a contemporary white suite comprising P-shaped bath with electric shower over, pedestal basin and WC. A large floor to ceiling cupboard with shelves and hanging space provides further storage on the landing. OUTSIDE
To the front and rear of the property there is a passageway over which the property and the neighbours enjoy a right of way. In the day to day experience of the vendor, only the front passageway is used so that everyone can enjoy their rear gardens in peace. The rear garden is a real feature of this property and is organised as a series of spaces which allow different uses but could be re-landscaped to suit the needs of any new owner. At over 150 ft long and culminating at a stream at the bottom, the garden benefits from a sunny South facing aspect with views; there are patio areas, mature flower borders, vegetable beds, fruiting bushes and plum tree, shed and chicken runs. Situated about half way down the garden, there is a detached outbuilding which has a sky-light, windows and power and is currently used as a crafting studio but could potentially be used as a home office space. TENURE
Mains water, drainage and electricity. Multi-fuel stove with back boiler feeding radiators to the three bedrooms and kitchen. COUNCIL TAX
Band B. South Hams District Council. VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS
Strictly by appointment with Luscombe Maye 01752 880044.