The Smithy truly is a delightful cottage, the accommodation is spacious and adaptable as the old forge could be turned into an annexe for a dependent relative or those seeking some extra income from letting out via "Air BnB" or such like. At the literal heart of the property is a superb Kitchen/breakfast room a wonderful family room which connects the cottage and the forge whilst the property has the advantage of being double glazed throughout and being served by two bathrooms, shower room and ground floor cloakroom.
The small village of Lake is within about a 1/2 mile with the picturesque village of Tawstock with its ancient parish church, and primary school is just over a mile to the south. Barnstaple the ancient borough and administrative centre for North Devon is about 1.5 miles and offers an extensive range of both business and leisure facilities including the Green Lanes Shopping Centre, out of town superstores, live theatre, leisure centre, recently opened tennis centre and sprinter train service that runs through to the cathedral city of Exeter and of course access on to the A361 North Devon Link Road which provides much improved communications to and from the North Devon area connecting directly as it does through to junction 27 of the M5 motorway to the east side of Tiverton where there is also the Parkway Railway station.
Services - Mains electric and water, private drainage to septic tank and oil central heating
Council Tax - Band E
EPC rating - TBC
With doors leading to the sitting room, dining room and the ground floor WC
Triple aspect room, exposed beams, delightful stone built fireplace with woodburner. Pleasant window seat.
2-piece suite to include hand wash basin and WC
Historic fireplace? Exposed wooden beams, window seat, double glazed windows. Stairs to first floor bedrooms
Door though to utility room and stairs to first floor and bedroom 1
Dual aspect, double glazed windows, wall and base units, space and plumbing for white good appliances and large utility sink
Re-fitted suite offering corner shower cubicle, low level WC, vanity sink with cupboards underneath, heated towel rail
Kitchen Area: 16'6 x 11'4
Breakfast Room: 13'7 x 9'8
Connecting the cottage and the forge is the superb open plan kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen has solid wood flooring and a range of wall and base units with working surfaces over with inset double butler sink and space for an electric cooker. There is a fantastic red Aga that is real feature of the kitchen and property and supplies the hot water for the property. There is a oil fire boiler for the central heating and an integrated dishwasher. Step down and you have a space perfect for a dining table and a large built in cupboard and door taking you out to the front of the property. There is also a door that takes you out the rear and the secluded, private patio area.
Situated above the utility room in the forge part of the cottage. Double bedroom with built in wardrobes, 2 velux windows and double glazed window, dressing area and door through to the en-suite and exposed beams
3 piece suite to include bath, low level wc, wash hand basin, double glazed window and velux window
Double bedroom, exposed beams
Bedroom with built in cupboard
Bedroom with built in wardrobes
3 piece suite to include bath with shower over, low level wc and wash hand basin
Light and power connected, electric roller door and eaves storage accessed via ladder
Outside the property is approached via the brick paved driveway leading to the double garage and provides off road parking for several cars. The Smithy is set slightly to one side and the beautiful landscaped gardens take the property into its own. They have been well maintained by the current owners and offer a peaceful setting with a generous central lawn area with a delightful summer house, perfect for those hazy summer evenings to one side. The lawn wraps around behind the garage leading to a very secluded and private patio at the rear, here there is a most useful timber shed with access from both sides. There are plenty of attractive water features and a pond with an abundance of plants, shrubs and trees.
The Smithy is a very rare opportunity to buy a property with history, with charm and character and with gardens that offer privacy and seclusion and as such the property comes highly recommended and is not to be missed out on.
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