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Churchgate Cottage has late 17th Century origins and is a spacious family home with four bedrooms. It used to be the village post office and retains one of the signs in the kitchen. The generous accommodation includes a spacious sitting room with a large granite fireplace and woodburner, an entrance hall and w.c. and a lounge with a double sided woodburner that also serves the spacious kitchen/breakfast room which is big enough for a good size dining table. Upstairs off the landing are three double and one single bedroom and a bathroom. Churchgate Cottage is set back off the no through road in a quiet spot and to the front of the house is a narrow apron and a single car could be parked there. At the rear is a garden of approximately 150 feet in length divided into three segments. The house is a super size for a family and Fowlers most strongly recommend viewing. During the Covid19 crisis Fowlers are still open for calls and emails, and many of our properties have 3D laser video tours available for virtual viewings.
Churchgate Cottage faces south at the front in a slightly elevated position and has views over the Teign valley to Mardon Down. Knowle Lane is a quiet residential lane which peters out just a little way further along and the cottage is located only about 250 metres level walk to the village square where there is a post office and shop, pub and an excellent restaurant. The nearby parish church and church hall are cherished by the village and there are regular bus services and school buses to both primary and senior schools. The village is surrounded by beautiful Dartmoor countryside and numerous walks. The ancient stannary town of Chagford is just 5 miles away and Exeter is approximately 12 miles.
An arched entrance leads into the slated porch which has wainscotting topped with oak trim, a ceiling light fitting, a fitted post box and a part glazed panelled door which leads into the entrance hall.
With good natural light from the front door and a secondary double glazed window at the far end on the half landing, this hall is a good size. It has a dado rail, a fitted night storage, a pendant light point and a wall mounted cupboard with meters which is set above some coat hooks. 20th Century panelled doors lead to the sitting room, lounge and w.c.
A good sized downstairs loo which could easily be converted into a second shower room. It is fitted with a low level w.c., a wash hand basin, three shelves, ten further coat hooks, three corner shelves and a secondary double glazed window to the rear. This room
A large L-shaped room, spacious and with windows both front and rear. There is an ancient spanning the room, a pendant light point, one wall light point and picture rails. A large original granite fireplace with an oak bressemer beam, a former bread oven and a stone hearth is fitted with a woodburning stove that has a lined flue. This room enjoys excellent natural light with a window facing both south and north.
A bright room with a broad south facing front window and a pair of double glazed rear facing double doors which lead out to the garden. There is a limestone fireplace with an oak bressemer and a raised slate hearth that opens through to the kitchen/breakfast room on the other side and which has a twin sided woodburning stove with a lined flue. Adjacent to the fireplace are two recessed shelved cupboards and there is an opening and a step which leads up into the kitchen/breakfast. This room has one wall light point, a telephone point, T.V. point and six power points. A fitted low corner cabinet provides some storage and conceals the stop cock.
Spacious and bright with a south facing window and multi paned door to the front looking across the Teign valley and a further double casement secondary double glazed window to the rear. The kitchen has carpenter built base cabinets with thick elm work surfaces and pine drawer and door fronts and a recess with an electric cooker fitted and space for a dishwasher and washing machine. A new single drainer stainless steel sink is fitted into a new wood effect work surface and it has mixer taps, a wood clad splashback and a wall mounted drying rack. There are two other wooden open fronted shelves which are wall mounted. The shared woodburning stove sits on a slate hearth with a pine lintel above and the ceiling has three spotlight fixtures. Mounted on the wall is a sign which is a remnant from when this room used to be the village post office. The floor is laid to clay tiles.
A dog leg staircase with white painted balusters leads up to the corridor landing past a broad secondary double glazed window which is sited on the half landing. The landing itself has a short run of white balusters, picture rails and a single pendant light point. A night storage heater is fitted and there are panelled doors to all rooms.
A south facing room at the west end of the house with broad casement windows, picture rails, a wall mounted convector heater and built in wardrobes and drawers in solid wood.
A bright smallest bedroom with two exposed truss members, a broad south facing window with views over the Teign valley, a pendant light point, picture rails and a wall mounted electric convector heater.
South facing with a broad window and views over the Teign valley, picture rails, a pendant light point and a wall mounted electric convector heater.
A second double room with a south facing double casement window looking across the Teign valley, a built in closet, a built in eaves cupboard, picture rails and a wall mounted electric convector heater.
The bathroom has an old pine floor and a pine panelled shaped bath in white with a curved glass shower screen, double chromed taps, a Triton electric shower unit and fully tiled shower and bath splashbacks. A pedestal wash hand basin is fitted, a low level w.c., a wall mounted electric heated towel rail and a wall mounted infra red heater. A double casement window looks down the garden to the fields beyond. There is a ceiling light point and a built in hot water cupboard with a factory insulated cylinder and two immersion heaters and shelving.
The garden extends to over 150' and is divided into three sections. The first section which is closest to the house has a concrete path that runs alongside the immediate rear of the cottage and which has steps set into the centre and to one side leading up to the garden level through a retaining wall. This area of garden is laid to grass and has a paved segment with a greenhouse, tool shed and barrow store. There are hedgerows to each side and a gate set into a beech hedge which leads to the second segment. There is a thriving wisteria in season. The second part of the garden has a large raised deck with a feature pond. It faces west into the evening sun and is bounded by hedges on each side including one with an opening through to the third segment of the garden. The third segment is a wilder area with some fruit trees and grasses with cut paths. An opening at the rear of the garden leads out into an adjacent garden where there is a right of way for garden maintenance access. Log store front and rear.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Propane gas by contract.
Park in the village square and walk through the lych gate into the churchyard past the church and out through the kissing gate at the other end. Walk along the front of the cottages which are just across from the gate and you will be on Knowle Lane. Churchgate Cottage is the sixth cottage along on the left.