1 Hole Cottages, Whiddon Down, Devon Guide Price £675,000

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  • A semi detached Grade II listed cottage
  • Approximately 2.5 acres of fields with stabling and a pond
  • Sitting room with granite fireplace and wood burner
  • Garden room
  • Farmhouse kitchen
  • Utility room and w.c.
  • Four bedrooms
  • Bathroom
  • Patio, garden and 'French cafe terrace'
  • Plenty of parking

1 Hole Cottages is a semi detached family home which is Grade II listed and built of cob and stone beneath a slate effect tiled roof. The property shares the entrance drive with its neighbour and is set about 300 metres off the public highway. It has plenty of parking and a garage and stables set on land that extends to approximately 2.5 acres and which comprises paddocks, a wooded area, ponds and the cottage garden. The cottage itself has four double bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs and on the ground floor there is an entrance hall. a farmhouse kitchen with a Rayburn, a utility room and w.c., a garden room and a sitting room with a lovely big granite fireplace with a wood burning stove. The cottage has oil fired central heating to radiators, mains water and electricity and a brand new Marsh Ensign waste treatment plant which is shared by 1 and 2 Hole Cottages. Fowlers very strongly recommend viewing this property to appreciate what a lovely family home it is.



1 Hole Cottages is set at the bottom of a long concrete drive which it shares with its neighbour. The public highway is about 300 metres away and the cottages are in a secluded spot. The nearby village of Whiddon Down has a pub and bus services and a petrol station/shop. The A30 dual carriageway junction at Whiddon Down is about half a mile away for ease of access to Exeter


Granite steps and a gravelled pathway lead up past the delightful 'French Cafe Terrace' to the granite porch which has a slate effect tiled roof and slate flag base with a wall mounted exterior lamp. A fully glazed oak door leads into the hall and lets in plenty of natural light.

Hallway - 11' 1'' x 7' (3.38m x 2.13m)

The hall has a slate flag floor, a pendant light point, space for coats and wellies, the staircase to the first floor and a latched door to the farmhouse kitchen.

Farmhouse kitchen - 17' x 13' 3'' (5.18m x 4.04m)

A spacious farmhouse style kitchen with an oil fired Rayburn for cooking and central heating nestled into the rendered chimney breast with a spotlight fixture above and a painted wooden mantel shelf. An electric cooker point is fitted for a conventional cooking range and there is a carpenter built base unit with a fitted Belfast sink and mixer tap and two carved hardwood drainers. The ceiling has exposed structural beams and timbers with six ceiling mounted spotlights and five recessed downlighters, there is a broad rear facing window with red brick reveals and a window seat that looks out to the rear patio and garden, a slate flag floor, a double panel radiator and cupboards built in for both dry goods and crockery. A latched door leads to the utility room.

Utility room - 8' 10'' x 7' 9'' (2.69m x 2.36m)

With a part exposed granite wall and an oak lintel above the kitchen door, the utility room has a slate flag floor, a stable door to the exterior, a fitted stone effect roll top work surface, a Belfast sink with a mixer tap, space and plumbing for an automatic washing machine, dishwasher, dryer and an upright fridge/freezer. A multi paned window looks out to the front and a latched door leads to the w.c.


Fitted with a white low level w.c., a hardwood wash stand with a white porcelain bowl and mixer tap, a slate flag floor and a ceiling mounted spotlight.

Garden room - 11' 2'' x 9' 11'' (3.40m x 3.02m)

A bright room with multi paned double doors to the rear garden, a central light point, a single panel radiator and a wall mounted circuit breaker box and smart meter.

Sitting room - 17' x 13' 3'' (5.18m x 4.04m)

Featuring exposed beams and structural timbers and with a large granite fireplace and lintel above a painted brick hearth and with a fitted wood burning stove with a lined flue and a slate apron in front of the hearth. A multi paned window with a pine sill looks out to the rear garden and a smaller window faces to the front. Two double panel radiators are fitted, a TV point, two wall light points and there is a latched door to the understairs cupboard.

First floor landing

A white painted balustrade surrounds the stairwell and there are panelled doors to all rooms. A multi paned window faces to the front and there is access to the loft void. A louvred door opens to the airing cupboard which has a fitted insulated cylinder, immersion heater and shelving.

Bedroom 4 - 9' 6'' x 7' 8'' (2.89m x 2.34m)

A modest double room with an exposed painted roof truss, a multi paned front window, a pendant light point and some fitted shelving.

Bedroom 3 - 10' x 9' 10'' (3.05m x 2.99m)

A large rear facing multi paned window looks across the rear garden, there is a pendant light point, a double panel radiator and some exposed feature structural timbers and roof truss.

Bedroom 2 - 10' 5'' x 10' 2'' (3.17m x 3.10m)

Another double room with a broad multi paned window looking across the rear garden, a deep sill, a pendant light point, a double panel radiator and picture rails on two walls.

Bedroom 1 - 15' 11'' x 11' 4'' (4.85m x 3.45m)

A spacious double room with a broad multi paned window looking out to the garden, an oak floor, a pendant light point and ample space for a king size bed, book shelving, a dresser and free standing wardrobes.

Bathroom - 9' 4'' x 6' (2.84m x 1.83m)

With three fully tiled walls and a fitted white suite comprising a panelled bath with a shower screen, mixer tap and a Mira Azora electric shower unit, a pedestal wash hand basin and a low level w.c. A multi paned window looks to the front, there is a vinyl floor and a double panel radiator.

The gardens

To the immediate front of the cottage is a delightful terrace which is gravelled and covered by a clear corrugated roof on sturdy supports which shelter the charming ' French Cafe Terrace' trompe l'oeil artwork on the cottage wall. This terrace faces into the afternoon and evening sun and is the perfect spot for an aperitif. Beneath the retaining wall for the terrace is a large concrete parking apron which is large enough for three or four cars and beyond that is an area of level garden which is laid to grass. At the rear of the cottage is a part cobbled and part gravelled circular sitting area for morning and early afternoon sun and a raised deck with a pergola. The garden has some mature shrubs and flowering perennials and an area of lawn which will be enclosed with a boundary fence. A pedestrian gate leads out to the side onto the concrete drive.

The garage - 19' 10'' x 11' 7'' (6.04m x 3.53m)

A timber framed garage with corrugated metal roof, a concrete base and two access doors.

Stabling - 71' 4'' x 12' average (21.73m x 3.65m)

Adjacent to the garage is a sloping access which leads down to a rustic lane to the stable building. A long building which is timber framed with eight compartments for horse stabling and general storage including a wood shed, wood store and a machinery shed and car port for a tractor/farm vehicle.

The land

The land extends to approximately 2.5 acres which comprises a lane down to the stabling and ponds with a pathway around the ponds and wooden bridges, a stock proof fence along the boundaries and gated access to the arboretum which is planted with young deciduous trees. There is a paddock and a grassed area which is kept regularly cut above the arboretum and which is an ideal picnic spot.


The cottage benefits from mains electricity and water. Drainage is to a new Marsh Ensign waste treatment plane. Oil is by private contract.

Council tax band

Band D


From Whiddon Down take the A382 road signposted to North Tawton and after about a quarter of a mile on the left is the concrete driveway which leads to Hole Cottages. Drive down the driveway and park outside the garage or on the concrete apron outside 1 Hole Cottages.

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Name Location Type Distance
Hole Farm
Whiddon Down EX20 2QX
County: Devon
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00000530
Last Updated: Wednesday, 11 May 2022 16:02
Philip Fowler
Fowlers Properties
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