North Molton
£395,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
A very appealing and beautifully presented period cottage set in a popular village close to Exmoor. Dining room, living room, superb fitted kitchen, shower room, 3 bedrooms and bathroom. Attached barn with conversion potential (stc). Large south-facing gardens and fine views. Freehold. Council Tax Band D

Situation

Red Lion Cottage is set on the southern edge of The Square in the very popular village of North Molton, which sits on the south western foothills of Exmoor National Park and only a short distance from the A361 North Devon Link Road. The village has a thriving community and offers an excellent range of amenities including an excellent shop and post office, primary school, village hall, garage, thriving sports club and public house along with many groups and societies.

The local market town of South Molton is approximately three miles and provides an excellent range of further amenities including schooling to secondary level, banking facilities, weekly pannier markets and Sainsbury's supermarket. The A361 provides an excellent road link to the regional centre of Barnstaple to the west and to Tiverton and the M5 (Junction 27) to the east where there is a railway station at Tiverton Parkway on the London Paddington line.

Exmoor National Park, renowned for its spectacular scenery and excellent opportunities for walking, riding and fishing, is about a mile away from the property and the impressive North Devon coastline with is steep cliffs and wide sandy beaches is also within easy reach by car.

Description

Red Lion Cottage is a beautifully presented Grade II listed character cottage having been extended and considerably updated by the current owners. The cottage is believed to date from the late 16th or early 17th Century and has period features such as exposed beams and a large stone fireplace in the living room. Attached to the rear is a useful barn/store that has potential to be incorporated into the accommodation (subject to the necessary consents being obtained).

To the rear are large, south-facing and fully enclosed rear gardens and the property enjoys a fine outlook to countryside in the distance.

Accommodation

Front door into ENTRANCE LOBBY with glazed door through to DINING ROOM with part panelled walls and an outlook over the Square. The attractive LIVING ROOM has a deep bay window with seating below and a large stone fireplace with heavy beam over, wood burning stove and bread oven. The is a deep storage cupboard to the left of the fireplace and a door and turning stairs lead to the first floor. A door and steps lead down to the lower ground floor to the superb and recently extended KITCHEN/BREAFAST ROOM which was remodelled in 2021 and is a light and bright room fitted with a high quality range of shaker-style wall and floor units with quartz worktops over, ceramic sink unit with mixer tap, integrated dishwasher and fridge/freezer, wine cooler and space for range cooker. Matching island unit. An opening leads into the UTILITY/BOOT ROOM with space and plumbing for washing machine, space for dryer, stainless steel sink unit and stable door to the garden. Also off the kitchen is an excellent SHOWER ROOM with large tiled shower, WC and wash basin. Adjoining the kitchen is a very useful STONE BARN/STORE ROOM with a vaulted roof, fitted shelving, oil-fired boiler and door to outside. There is also a flight of steps that lead to a sealed doorway back to the dining room.

On the FIRST FLOOR the LANDING has an airing cupboard and fine views to the rear over the gardens. There are THREE BEDROOMS with bedrooms 1 and 2 being double rooms, both with built-in/fitted wardrobes. BEDROOM 3 is a single room with an outlook over the gardens to the rear. The BATHROOM is fitted with a panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, low level WC, tiled shower cubicle with electric shower and wash basin with cupboard below. Fitted cupboard.

Outside

To the rear of the cottage is a south-facing raised patio area with a fine outlook over the gardens and there is also a covered area outside of the barn with timber double doors to the side access.

The gardens are fully enclosed and south facing with an area laid to lawn, well-planted beds, ornamental pond and apple trees. There is a paved area and steps that lead down to a lower level of enclosed garden, mainly laid to lawn with SUMMER HOUSE with power and light connected that has been adapted as a outside bar for entertaining with an adjoining area of decking with a pergola over.

Services

Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating via radiators.

Viewing

Strictly by confirmed prior appointment please through the sole selling agents, Stags on 01769 572263.

Directions

From the North Devon Link Road (A361) on the outskirts of South Molton take the turning signposted towards North Molton. Continue into North Molton and the cottage will be found at the bottom of the village square just before the Poltimore Inn.

01769 358002

Stags - South Molton

29 The Square, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3AQ

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