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A very smart village home which has been refurbished and is now a premium quality holiday letting with a high income. The property is offered fully furnished and equipped and has a large sitting room with a big stone fireplace and oak screen, a dining room, hand built kitchen and a utility room on the ground floor. Upstairs is a landing, a generous master bedroom with high ceiling and beams, a second double bedroom, a splendid bathroom as well as a smart separate shower room. The cottage has a courtyard garden at the rear and a useful boot room with a storage loft above. The cottage has been well booked this year and has bookings through to the end of the year and beyond. It is an excellent investment and income generator. Fowlers Properties 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.
April Cottage is set just off the village square on a quiet lane with only residential access. It is set behind a low stone wall with a gravelled sitting area at the front and a view over to the square and church. Close by in the village is the superb New Inn restaurant, the Drewe Arms pub, the Post Office and village shop. Just a few minutes drive or a half hour walk is the Fingle Bridge Inn riverside pub. Countryside and riverside walks are close by and access to the A30 dual carriageway is only a few minutes drive. Exeter is about 20 minutes to the city centre.
From the village square turn so that the church is behind you and walk across the road and up the lane opposite past the New Inn restaurant on the right. The third thatched cottage past the New Inn on the right is April Cottage.
A flat leaded canopy roof shelters the broad painted latched front door. To either side of the door is a gravelled sitting area facing south east and these are bounded by stone walled planters to the lane.
This is a large room with great character and a south east facing triple casement window with a window seat set into a wall with waist height wainscotting. There is a painted exposed beam and a very large granite and limestone fireplace with an oak bressemer beam, a bread oven, a stone and slate hearth and an open flue. Presently there is an electric flame effect stove installed for simplicity. On the opposite side of the room is a beautiful oak plank and muntin screen with a doorway to the dining room and there is a pair of glazed double doors and two steps through to the kitchen. A thermostatically controlled electric convector radiator is wall mounted.
Located on the other side of the superb oak screen, the dining room has a stone floor and a front facing triple casement window with a window seat. An internal glazed panel allows extra light to the breakfast area in the kitchen. Ceiling timbers are exposed and painted and there are two wall light points, a wall mounted thermostatically controlled electric convector heater and the staircase to the first floor with an understairs cupboard.
The kitchen and breakfast area has a rear facing window with a tiled cill and a stable door with a double glazed upper panel which leads out to the courtyard. The kitchen is painted timber and hand built with a wide range of wall and base cabinets with granite work surfaces with an inset Belfast sink and mixer tap and space for the electric cooker, automatic dishwasher and the upright fridge which has a freezer compartment. There is a built in breakfast seat beneath the internal glazed panel, a ceramic tiled floor, exposed painted structural timbers, eight downlighters and a wall mounted circuit breaker and electric meter concealed in a wooden cabinet with a sliding door. A latched door leads to the inner lobby.
This has a ceramic tiled floor that matches the kitchen and utility room and a built in hot water cupboard with a large brand new pressurised highly insulated Gledhill hot water cylinder with an immersion heater. There is space in the cupboard for ironing board, vacuum cleaner, etc. The lobby is lit by a single LED down lighter and a latched door leads to the utility room.
This room has a ceramic tiled floor, a side window and a hand built base unit with a wooden worktop and an inset Belfast sink and mixer tap. There is space for the automatic washing machine and a drier. A low level w.c. is fitted and a wall mounted electric thermostatically controlled electric convector heater.
There is an exposed oak roof truss, a painted balustrade and two wall light points.
This is a large bedroom with a south east facing front window with a window seat and a high ceiling featuring exposed roof trusses and structural timbers. The latched door is painted timber and the floor is painted floor boards. There is a cast iron Arts and Crafts fireplace, grate and mantel shelf and a deep wardrobe to one side of the chimney breast. A wall mounted thermostatically controlled electric convector heater is fitted.
The front facing window has a deep cill and there is a high ceiling with exposed roof truss and structural timbers and a wall mounted thermostatically controlled electric convector heater.
This is a spacious bathroom with a rear facing window above the courtyard. The floor is painted timber and the suite comprises a white composite claw foot bath with a side mounted mixer/shower tap and marble tiled splashbacks. A pedestal wash hand basin with a marble tiled splashback and a shaver point and glass toiletry shelf is located at the opposite end of the room. Six LED downlighters are fitted, an extractor fan and a programmable wall mounted chromed heated towel rail and convector radiator.
Also newly fitted with a large step in shower in and glazed shower screen, white tiled walls and a built in chromed thermostatic shower. A low level w.c. is fitted and a pedestal wash hand basin with a marble tiled splashback, a shaver point and a wall mounted chromed thermostatically controlled towel rail/convector radiator. The floor is laid with painted floorboards and there is an extractor fan and two LED downlighters.
A stone built shed with power and light and a loft hatch to a roof void and storage. It has a latched door from the courtyard.
A stone path leads from the back door to the rear of the yard where a wooden gate leads to a shared pedestrian right of way to the lane. The courtyard has a gravelled sitting area and an exterior tap.
Mains electricity, water and drainage.
April Cottage was specifically refurbished to a high quality holiday rental standard. So far in its first calendar year it is on target to earn about £30,000 gross. The figures are available to serious potential purchasers on request from Fowlers Properties Ltd. The cottage can be viewed on boutique-retreats.co.uk. The sale will include April Cottage's own recently constructed web site.