Definitely one of a kind! An impressive period residence offering deceptive accommodation and retaining many period features. Standing proud in a secluded elevated position overlooking its own private, south facing gardens and woodland, totalling approximately 8 acres and superb distant countryside views.
Vendor's comment It has been a delight to live in the gorgeous special hamlet of Kelly. The cottage, gardens and woodland with its various species of rare trees make for a magical environment.
We believe this enchanting cottage dates back many centuries. Aptly named 'Garden Cottage' as it was originally the Head Gardener's cottage to 'Kelly House' which is the principal landmark residence situated in this Grade I Listed settlement which dates back over 1000 years.
The current owners have improved their home to ensure that the elegance and charm throughout the internal accommodation, remains with each room expressing their individuality. You enter the Cottage via a pretty Entrance Porch with traditional hand pull doorbell. The Lounge has an open working fireplace and a window seat to admire the views over the front gardens and distant countryside. The Sitting room also has an impressive fireplace housing a wood burning stove. There is a separate open-plan Kitchen/Dining Room with attractive fireplace, a window seat to enjoy those views and all these receptions rooms will offer a real warm and cosy feel. The Kitchen has a good selection of units with granite worktop surfaces and a walk-in pantry. A door leads into the Utility Room with doors to the side paved patio, Cloakroom and Laundry Room which has a door to the rear access. The spacious landing leads off to 3 elegant Double Bedrooms, two with stylish Ensuite Bathrooms and there is a separate Shower Room. In addition to the working fireplaces the property is also heated via a modern external oil-fired central heating boiler.
Outside the Cottage is approached by its own treelined driveway which sweeps up to the substantial detached Double Garage. There is a professional Potting Shed and Summerhouse within the formal gardens of approximately 2 acres which offer an abundance of trees, flowers, shrubs and bushes. The gardens are an ideal paradise haven for those keen gardeners! The extensive South facing paved terrace is a perfect spot for al fresco dining, to relax and admire those views over the private grounds and distant countryside. In addition, you have your own Woodland oasis of around 6 acres with meandering paths, two ponds, waterfalls, numerous specimen trees and definitely gives you that feeling of privacy and tranquillity.
Location Kelly is a small hamlet in the heart of the rolling West Devon countryside. The surrounding area is made up of similar country properties with, in the heart of the hamlet, the Church of St Mary the virgin, which serves Kelly and Bradstone. Within a few miles is the village of Lifton which has a traditional range of facilities such as the Village Post Office and Stores, a County Primary School, a Doctors Surgery, Petrol Filling Station and Public Houses including the famous Arundel Arms fishing hotel and the increasingly popular Strawberry Fields farm shop and restaurant.
Further comprehensive shopping, commercial and recreational facilities can be located in either Launceston (7 miles) or the Devon Stannary Town of Tavistock (9 miles). There are a wide range of private Schools with St Josephs (Launceston) and Mount House and Kelly College (Tavistock).
Excellent transport links can be found in the Cathedral City of Exeter by road, rail and air (Exeter International Airport) which is about 45 miles distant. The A30 dual carriageway can be reached in approximately 10 minutes. The Continental Ferryport and City of Plymouth is approximately 26 miles distant and has regular cross channel services to France and Spain.
The accommodation comprises (all measurements are approximate)
gabled entrance porch Half glazed front door with part stained glass windows to side. Traditional pull doorbell. Bench seats. Tiled floor. Half glazed timber door with brass furnishings into;
lounge 16' 6" x 12' 1" (5.03m x 3.68m) max Window to front with shutters and window seat. Large fireplace with original clome oven, timber surround and mantle set on a slate hearth. Recessed storage and display cabinets to either side. Parquet flooring extends into the sitting room. An opening into the sitting room and further opening into the inner hallway. Radiator. Door to;
sitting room 15' 8" max excluding cupboard recess x 11' 9" max (4.78m x 3.58m) Arrow slit window to side and 2 windows to rear. Attractive tiled recessed fireplace housing Pewter coloured wood burner set on a slate hearth with traditional brass edging. Deep shelf and storage cupboards below. Understairs storage cupboard. Radiator.
Dining room 12' 0" x 10' 10" max (3.66m x 3.3m) Window to front with shutters and imitation leather studded window seat. Cast iron fireplace with tiled inset, slate hearth and timber surround. Recessed display cabinets with arched glazed doors to either side. Radiator. Flagstone floor extends into;
kitchen 14' 0" x 9' 9" max (4.27m x 2.97m) Part stained glass window to side and deep sill. Window to rear. Recess housing Rangemaster propane gas 5 ring hob with electric double ovens and grill below. Tiled splashback and timber display above. Range of base units under granite worktops and undercounter copper basin, brass mixer tap. Tiled splashback to walls. Glazed wall display units. Timber door with decorative insert into Walk in Pantry with window to rear and shelving. Radiator. Door to;
utility room 9' 6" max x 8' 0" (2.9m x 2.44m) Half glazed door and windows to front. Belfast sink and granite worktop with space below for dishwasher. Flagstone floor. Radiator.
Laundry room 9' 2" x 9' 2" (2.79m x 2.79m) Half glazed door and window to outside. Granite worktop with space below for washing machine and tumble dryer. Extensive storage shelving. Radiator.
Cloakroom Low level WC. Flagstone floor.
First floor landing 17' 11" x 6' 3" including staircase (5.46m x 1.91m) Window to rear. Two accesses to loft space. Traditional timber doors lead to;
bedroom 1 13' 0" x 12' 9" max (3.96m x 3.89m) Window to front with window seat to enjoy the beautiful views over the gardens, woodland and countryside. Two recessed wardrobes. Radiator. Door to;
ensuite bathroom 8' 3" x 7' 9" (2.51m x 2.36m) Window to front. Vanity bowl basin on solid wooden top with cupboards below. Low level wc with concealed flush. Roll top bath with ball and claw feet and antique style mixer tap with shower attachment. Chrome heated towel rail. Tiled splashback to basin and corner display shelf.
Bedroom 2 12' 10" x 9' 6" max (3.91m x 2.9m) Window to front enjoying views with window seat. Recessed wardrobe with timber door. Radiator. Door to;
ensuite bathroom 9' 6" max x 5' 4" (2.9m x 1.63m) Timber latch door. Window to side with tiled sill. Timber panelled bath with electric shower over. Low level wc. Pedestal wash hand basin with decorative splashback. Extractor fan. Radiator.
Bedroom 3 14' 3" max x 11' 10" (4.34m x 3.61m) Window to rear and a square paned glazed door leading to the garden. Recessed built in wardrobe with timber door. Radiator.
Shower room 8' 3" max x 6' 1" (2.51m x 1.85m) Window to rear. Recessed shower cubicle with electric shower. Built in airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and immersion heater. Over counter bowl vanity basin with cupboard unit below. Low level wc. Display shelving.
Outside The home has a lovely approach via a treelined driveway leading to double gates with the drive continuing up to the:
Double garage 21' 10" x 19' 2" (6.65m x 5.84m) Block built with concrete floor, electric roller door, window to side, power and light connected. Sizeable mezzanine floor ideal for storage with glazed window to front.
The delightful formal Gardens which wrap around the Cottage, offer an abundance of plants, bushes, trees, flowers, including perennials such as daffodils, snowdrops and bluebells. The front paved terrace which continues to one side of the property with access into the utility room are perfect spots to relax and take in those breathtaking distance south facing views. From the garage a rear path leads back to the laundry room and the modern external oil-fired boiler. Steps also lead up to a lawn terrace with access door back into bedroom three. There is also a further elevated lawn garden with access to the oil tank and another superb spot to admire those views. Within the gardens are:
Professional potting shed 17' 10" x 8' 11"...
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