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With its origins in the 17th Century, No 2 St Olaves is granite built beneath a newly rethatched and a part tile roof. Over the ensuing years the house has been extended and remodelled and now offers very comfortable centrally heated accommodation with a wealth of period features and enormous character. The accommodation is spacious without being over large and it has predominantly south facing windows for excellent natural light. The garden is charming and is also south facing with a paved and gravelled terrace, a wisteria cloaked pergola and many shaped shrubs and perennial plants. There is parking for three vehicles, a former garage/shed, a greenhouse and extensive raised planters for fruit and vegetables. Fowlers very strongly recommend viewing this lovely home.
Murchington is just about 11/2 miles from Chagford and it is a quiet village of less than 20 homes but within easy reach of Chagford’s excellent amenities. The area is criss-crossed by woodland, countryside and riverside walks and the moor is close by. In Chagford there is a wide variety of day to day and specialist shops, a pre school, primary school and Montessori, parish church, Roman Catholic church and chapel. There are four pubs and numerous cafes and restaurants. The A30 dual carriageway is approximately 5 miles away and Exeter is approximately 20 miles.
The glazed double entrance doors are sheltered by a wisteria draped pergola and canopy.
A most attractive and flexible space fully glazed to the front and with a part glazed ceiling and some timber cladding. It is heated by a double panel radiator and a wall mounted electric radiator and has fitted shelving, a fitted light and power points and a fired clay tile floor with a granite step and a matching threshold to the entrance hall. A double casement original leaded window allows some additional light into the living room.
The floor of this bright entrance hall is laid with original encaustic Victorian tiles and there is an oak framed inner window plus an exterior window at the rear for additional natural lighting. Recessed into a former doorway is a cloaks cupboard with double louvered doors and at the other end of the hall is a panelled door to the boiler room and laundry which is situated beneath the stairs and which has power and light and a Danesmoor oil fired floor mounted boiler. The hall has a telephone point, a double power point and a pendant light point.
Two granite steps lead up from the hall to the upper hall where the staircase is situated and where there is a panelled part glazed door to the living room and an opening through to the kitchen. There is also a pair of double doors to the pantry which is shelved and which has an automatic light. The floor is laid with clay fired tiles, there is a pendant light and a double panel radiator.
The kitchen is fitted with a range of hand built solid oak base and wall cabinets with bespoke Corian tops, tiled splashbacks, work top lighting and hard wood drainers with a Belfast sink and brass mixer taps. The window is deeply recessed with oak shutters and tiling and there is space for a fridge and dishwasher. Mounted on the wall is a pan rack and spice cupboard and these are found either side of the space for the electric range. A hatchway opens through to the living room and has fitted cutlery drawers, the floor is laid to ceramic tile and there is an extractor hood and lights above the cooker and four ceiling downlighters.
This is a room of great character with two oak supporting beams spanning the room with fitted spotlights, wainscotting to all walls, a large stripped wood bay window and side window and a further leaded window which looks out to the conservatory/entrance. The floor is bare sealed pine and there are ample power points and a T.V. point. The central feature of the room is a very large granite fireplace which has a heavy bressemer beam, a woodburning stove with a lined flue, a granite hearth, lighting and an original bread oven. There are two double panel radiators.
The staircase rises from the upper hall and splits part way up to two opposing short landings each with a rear facing window. To one side there is a picture rail and two built in storage cupboards, one of which has a single panel radiator and shelving for airing. Doors lead to the bathroom, w.c. and the four bedrooms.
The roll top steel bath is white with a side mounted shower/mixer tap and painted panelled walls on three sides. There is a wall mounted wash hand basin, two wall mounted bulkhead lights and a central ceiling mounted extractor fan. Two downlighters fitted into the ceiling highlight the bath and a shaver point is fitted.
Fitted with a low level w.c., a wash basin and a side window.
A bright bedroom with two oak framed windows looking to the south out over the garden. The floor is bare sealed pine and there are two window seats, a built in walk in wardrobe and a recessed tiled area with an oval sink and two wall mounted lights. There are two double panel radiators, ample power lights, a pendant light point and a latched door which connects to bedroom 4 which is adjacent.
A single bedroom with an oak framed south facing window looking over the garden and a further side window for additional natural light. The room has one painted timber wall, a pendant light point, a telephone point, ample power points and a double panel radiator.
Facing south and overlooking the garden, this room features a Gothic style part leaded window with a tiled sill, a double panel radiator, ample power points and a loft hatch to a floored attic with an electric light.
An attractive double size room south facing with views over the garden through the leaded Gothic style window which has a tiled sill above a double panel radiator. A deep corner wardrobe is built in with side cabinets and bevelled mirror doors, there are two pendant light points and a concealed cupboard recessed into the wall for storage.
The garden faces virtually due south and is well laid out with two pathways from the entrance leading up to the house and well stocked shrubberies and bed to either side and in the centre with a host of spring bulbs and many shaped bushes and flowering perennial shrubs and plants. Immediately outside the front of the house is a large paved terrace of brick and paviors framed by an ancient wisteria which also intertwines with the pergola. At the furthest end of the garden from the house is a grassed area which is bounded by tidy hedges and a trellis fence and where there is a broad gravelled pathway from the double entrance gates. On the other side of the shared driveway is parking for three vehicles, sheds, a greenhouse and raised planters.
An aluminium framed greenhouse fully glazed and with light and power.
Currently used as a storage shed with the front door having been replaced by a timber panel and personal door.
This is attached to the rear end of the store/garage and has two windows, a work bench, power and lighting.
Sited at one side of the garage at a lower level, timber framed with a metal roof.
An extensive vegetable garden with compost bins and a multitude of raised vegetable and fruit beds.
There is a nearby field of just under 3 acres with two loose boxes and a tack room which is available by separate negotiation.
Mains electricity. Oil by contract. Private drainage, private water.
From Fowlers go to the top of the Square and turn right into Mill Street. After about 200m the road splits. Bear right and drive down through the granite cutting to the crossroads at the bottom of the hill where you turn right. Drive over the Factory Bridge and then take the first left up the steep hill. Follow this lane and at the first give way lines you will have reached Murchington. Turn left and then bear left after about 100m onto a firmly packed drive. Turn left through the granite gate posts and park on the left by the greenhouse and prefabricated shed/garage. Opposite are the double pedestrian gates into the garden of 2 St Olaves.