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Dating from 1473, Waye Cottage is a fine character home with exposed beams, granite stonework, two large granite fireplaces and a granite spiral staircase. The original cross passage hall leads to the kitchen/breakfast room, boot room, dining room and the very characterful sitting room with woodburning stove. The boot room leads to the music room, the study/bedroom 3 and the ground floor shower room/w.c. Upstairs there is spacious landing and a large main bedroom, a double bedroom and the bathroom. Outside is a shippen and a large granite outbuilding with a large loft area and open fronted storage beneath. The garden is to the front and side of the house and to the rear is a large courtyard with space for sitting out, ornamental plant pots, a shepherds hut and with plenty of parking. As well as it's lovely character, Waye Cottage enjoys good connectivity with 30Mb of satellite broadband at this time. It is essential to view this charming home to appreciate all it has to offer.
The ancient settlement of Waye comprises only three properties and Waye Cottage is the oldest of them. Waye is located deep in the Dartmoor countryside with nearby country walks and access to the open moor about a mile and a half away. It is a lovely quiet spot and yet the ancient Stannary Town of Chagford is just a few minutes drive where there is a wide variety of day to day shops, pubs, cafes and surgeries for doctor, dentist and vet. The A30 dual carriageway is less than a ten minute drive and the county town of Exeter is less than 20 miles.
A cobbled path leads to the front door and there is a stable door with a glazed panel which leads into the cross passage which has white painted granite walls, a granite floor, a wall mounted spotlight and openings to the kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, staircase and understairs cupboard and the boot room to the rear.
This most useful rear space has a granite and cobbled floor and features a granite trough and an old water pump. There are two Velux double glazed windows and a multi locking door to the courtyard. A double radiator is fitted, a built in storage cupboard housing the circuit breakers and there are latched doors to the w.c./shower room and the music room.
This room has a shower tray and shower curtain rail, a Mira Sport electric shower, a low level w.c., wash hand basin and an extractor fan. It has plumbing and space for an automatic washing machine beneath an oak worktop and cupboards are built in above. The floor is laid with slate tile.
This double aspect room has a broad front window with an oak panelled window seat to the front and a double casement window to the rear. The floor is laid with slate flagstones and the granite walls are painted white. The fireplace is recessed with an oak lintel and a fitted Rayburn oil fired range for central heating and cooking. To one side of the fireplace is a recess for display and storage and adjacent to that is a tall larder cupboard with space for a freezer. The base and wall cabinets and island are hand made by a local carpenter and these have Diorite stone work surfaces lit by ceiling mounted spotlights mounted on the oak beams. Included with the kitchen is a Belfast sink, a dishwasher and a fridge.
An attractive room with immense character, painted structural beams, a Jacobean plank and muntin screen and a double aspect with a broad window to the front and a smaller ancient oak window to the rear with oak shutters. The floor is painted and there is a single panel radiator and a latched door leads into the sitting room.
A charming room with great atmosphere and many original features including the deep granite fireplace with an oak bressemer beam, stone hearth, bread oven and a wood burning stove, exposed structural beams and timbers and the plank and muntin screen. The walls are white painted granite with an oak door to the stone spiral staircase in the newel turret which leads up to the main bedroom. A glazed door leads out to the side of the house and allows in additional natural light. A double panel radiator is fitted.
This delightful room is large enough for a Baby Grand piano and it has a natural wood floor and a large window to the garden and a smaller window overlooking the courtyard. The walls are white painted granite and there are some exposed roof trusses, two fitted spotlights, a TV point, slate topped wall plinths and a latched doorway with a glazed side panel to the study/bedroom 3.
This room tapers to the far end and has a fitted sleeping platform/mezzanine store shelf, a window to the rear garden and a glazed doorway to the gravelled courtyard. The walls are white painted granite and there is built in shelving with oak trim, a single panel radiator and exposed roof trusses.
A spacious split level landing with the lower section leading to the main bathroom. The painted timber spiral staircase has matching timber clad walls and a polished wood handrail on top of the balustrade which protects the stairwell. The landing is perfectly large enough to use as a study or hobby area and it has both front and rear windows. A spotlight and pendant light are fitted and latched doors lead to all rooms.
Set just one step below the landing, this large bedroom has exposed structural timbers and a balustrade which protects the granite spiral staircase that rises from the sitting room. The walls are white painted granite and plaster and there are three windows for good natural light, two double panel radiators and a window seat.
A most pleasant second double bedroom with windows front and rear with oak cills and a window seat, a high ceiling with a spotlight track running along the apex, exposed roof trusses and white painted granite walls. The timber floor is painted and there are wall mounted shelves and a wooden closet has been built to conceal the Megaflow hot water storage tank, immersion heater and linen shelf.
An 'L' shaped room with a low set run of windows looking out over the gravelled courtyard below, a white painted timber clad ceiling, a pine floor, and a double panel radiator. The bathroom is fitted with a cast iron claw foot bath with mixer tap, a pedestal wash hand basin and a low level w.c.
The garden is set to the front and side of the house and it has a granite boundary wall to the front with a pedestrian gate, a cobbled path to the front door, raised lawns with well stocked flower borders, a thriving Magnolia tree and a silver birch. Along the front of the house is a gravelled path which also leads along the southern side of the house to the bunded 1225 litre oil tank which is concealed by shrubs. At the side of the house is a lawned area and a wooden enclosed compost area.
This is the former shippen which is of mixed stone and block construction. It is open fronted and houses the large drinking water storage tank and the enclosed water treatment plant. It has power and light. The shippen is currently used as a garage.
This 3192 sq foot gravelled courtyard is effectively divided into the lower parking and turning area and the higher sitting area. Within the lower area are some raised planters for vegetables and salad and access to the barn. The upper area can be decorated with pots of flowers and has lots of space for tables and chairs and even a shepherds hut (available by separate negotiation).
The barn has undergone extensive renovations under the present owners' stewardship and has been re roofed and restored. It divides into an open fronted area and an enclosed section. The open fronted section measures 28'2" x 10'7" (8.58m x 3.22m) and it has granite uprights topped by structural beams which support the attic/hayloft area above. At one end is a work bench and there is power and light. The enclosed section is 17'9" x 10'8" (5.41 x 3.25) with some windows to the front, power and light, a concrete floor and a new granite staircase to the hayloft/attic space. The hayloft/attic space measures 46'4 x 11'5" (14.12 x 3.47m) and it has a new floor, a hayloft door and sliding ventilation panels which let in more light.
This Plankridge Shepherds Hut is available by separate negotiation. It sits on a steel chassis with the exterior metal clad walls and ceiling insulated with sheep's wool. It has oak double glazed stable doors with matching oak windows, a removable exterior staircase, an oak floor, fitted wood burning stove and a built in cabin bed with storage beneath. There are four wall light points, a built in electric oil filled radiator and the walls and roof are timber clad internally. The desk/dresser is a single Ash piece with built in shelves and storage, and there are wooden shutters to the windows at each end.
Mains electricity, private water and drainage and oil by contract.
By means of a satellite broadband provider Waye Cottage has up to 30Mb of broadband available.
From Fowlers go to the top of The Square and turn right into Mill Street. After about 200 metres bear right into the continuation of Mill Street and drop down the hill through the granite cutting. At the bottom of the hill at the crossroads turn right and go through the traffic calming bollards, over the bridge and through the next set of bollards. Continue on the same lane and at the top of the hill take the left hand fork, go on over the cross roads and on your right you will come to a gravelled drive which leads to the tiny settlement of Waye. Drive along the shared drive and Waye Cottage is on the left.