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This character home has been extended to offer additional space on the ground floor with a proper entrance lobby, a cloakroom/w.c. and a lovely garden room enhancing the already generous accommodation which includes a big sitting room with a granite fireplace and woodburner, a kitchen/breakfast room, four double bedrooms, a bathroom and a w.c./wash room. The garden is 110’ long and has a southerly and westerly aspect and there is a double parking bay included on The Glebelands at the entrance to the property. The house is presented in good condition but has further scope for improvement if required. It is fully gas centrally heated with underfloor heating in the new extension. Fowlers strongly recommend viewing to fully appreciate this lovely family home.
No 20 Glebelands is in a quiet spot set off the public road and away from passing pedestrians. The Glebelands is a brick paved road just a short distance from the town square and No 20 enjoys its own private access and parking space. The house faces to the south and has a tall granite walled eastern boundary and a sunny southern and western aspect. The bustling town centre is only a few minutes walk from The Glebelands and the town offers a wide variety of day to days and specialist shops, a hotel, pubs, cafe and tea rooms. There is an excellent new primary school, a pre school, library, doctors, dentists and veterinary surgeries, a hospital and excellent sports facilities including a football and cricket pitch, tennis courts, a bowling club, a gym and sports centre and an open air swimming pool in the summertime. Moretonhampstead is surrounded by countryside and moorland walks and is only 8 miles to the A30 and A38 and approximately 12 miles from Exeter.
From the parking space on The Glebelands, a set of granite steps leads up to the garden and a paved path leads to the front door.
A broad mahogany double glazed door with matching double glazed side panels leads into the new entrance lobby. It has a slate floor with underfloor heating, a ceiling mounted downlighter and hard wired smoke alarm and the wall mounted underfloor heating thermostat. Panelled doors lead to the new cloakroom and garden room and panelled part glazed double doors lead through to the sitting room.
Fitted with a white low level w.c., a pedestal wash hand basin and a slate floor with underfloor heating. An extractor fan and ceiling light are fitted and a small doorway leads to a narrow passage where the underfloor heating manifold is sited for maintenance purposes.
This room tapers slightly from one end to the other and has double glazed mahogany windows with broad painted sills and double doors which lead directly out into the garden. It has exposed mahogany roof trusses, a fitted spotlight track and a slate floor with underfloor heating. When it was built the owners included provision for a water supply in the event that a future owner should wish to make this room into a kitchen/dining room. It is a bright and attractive room with ten power points.
A spacious room in the original house with a pair of large glazed double doors which lead out to the garden with a slate tiled apron just inside the doors leading to the light hardwood main floor. There is an additional west facing window for extra natural light and the room is spanned by a large bevelled painted beam which would appear to come from a much older building. There is a big granite fireplace with a granite lintel and a slate hearth and a fitted woodburning stove for additional winter heat. Two double panel radiators are fitted, and some white painted shelving; there are twelve power points, a T.V. point, three pendant lights and two halogen downlighters to either side of the fireplace. A pair of self closing glazed double doors with brass handles leads to the inner lobby.
This gives access to the staircase and has a double panel radiator and a panelled door leading to the kitchen/breakfast room.
This room has a cork floor, two windows and a glazed door which leads out to a small paved storage yard. The room has a basic range of floor and wall cabinets with dressed granite tops, space for a gas cooker with downlighters above and a single drainer stainless steel sink with chromed taps. Above the cooking area there is a large Velux double glazed skylight for natural lighting. Mounted up high there is a storage area with a hinged pine door. The room has eight power points and two double panel radiators and there is a painted match boarded wall with a door leading into the utility space under the stairs which has plumbing for an automatic washing machine and space for a dryer. The electric meters are mounted in this cupboard with the fuseboxes.
A broad staircase rises to the first floor landing which has a white painted balustrade, a coved ceiling, a hard wired smoke alarm, the staircase to the second floor and a wall mounted central heating timer. There are useful built in storage cupboards with louvered doors and doors to the bathroom and two of the bedrooms.
A white painted room with extensive wainscotting to head height on one side and also surrounding the deep bath which is set into a hardwood top and which has side mounted chromed mixer/shower taps with a shower curtain rail above. A low level w.c. and a pedestal wash hand basin are also fitted and have chrome fittings. There are three windows for good natural light and two of them have hardwood sills. The bathroom floor is stained and varnished floorboards and there is a fitted cupboard of white painted timber cladding concealing the Potterton gas fired combi central heating boiler. There is a double panel radiator and also a lockable panelled door to the smallest of the bedrooms.
This bedroom has a stripped window sill and a window which faces to the west looking across the town towards the countryside. It has a coved ceiling, a single panel radiator, a timber floor and six power points.
This has a white painted window sill and a window which looks towards the south down the garden. There is a coved ceiling, a single panel radiator, bare floorboards and six power points.
A large double glazed skylight lets in plenty of natural light to the stairwell and there is a ceiling mounted downlighter and fitted smoke alarm and double louvered doors to the wash room/w.c. as well as doors to bedrooms 3 and 2.
Fitted with a low level w.c., a vanity unit with a white basin and tiled splashbacks, a pine toiletry cupboard with a mirror door, a single panel radiator, a vinyl floor, an extractor fan and a wall light point.
A bright room with a large fitted Velux double glazed skylight with a siesta blind, six power points and a double panel radiator. There is a lovely view towards the west across town to the countryside.
Another bright room with a large double glazed Velux skylight with a fitted siesta blind which looks to the west across the town towards the countryside and a further gable end window which looks towards the south in the direction of Easdon Down. There is a fitted halogen downlighter, a double panel radiator, four power points and some eaves storage.
20 Glebelands has a south and west aspect from the garden with a tall granite wall on the eastern boundary. The garden is mostly laid to lawn with an apple tree, a silver birch and a gnarled old holly tree at the entrance to the garden from The Glebelands. A paved path leads down the garden to the steps which in turn lead to the paved parking bay. There is a wooden shed in the garden measuring 8’ 1 x 6’ 1 (2.47 m x 1.87 m) approximately.
There is a double brick paved parking bay accessed from The Glebelands.
Mains gas, water, electricity and drainage.
From the centre of town by road. Take Station Road which runs past the side of the White Hart Hotel and then turn left into Bowring Mead part way down the hill. At the top of Bowring Mead on the left is the brick paved road which is The Glebelands. Drive past the block of garages on the right and pull in behind them onto the parking bay for No 20. On foot from the town square. Walk into Cross Street between by the Bell Inn. Pass the granite arches of the almshouses and take the footpath on the right which leads to the beginning of The Glebelands at the top of Bowring Mead. Walk into The Glebelands past the block of garages on the right and behind them are the granite steps up to the entrance of No 20.