Chittlehampton, Umberleigh


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  • Bedrooms: 3
A beautifully presented period cottage and gardens in a private valley setting. Hall, study, living room, kitchen, dining room (potential bedroom), utility, shower room, boot room, 3 bedrooms and bathroom. Stunning gardens, outbuildings and paddock. Total about 1.55 acres. EPC Exempt.


Little Ash is perfectly situated in a stunning, private valley location only a short distance from the sought after village of Chittlehampton. The village has a fine church, which dominates the Square and has the second tallest church tower in Devon. There is also a primary school, Post Office/general stores and popular public house, The Bell Inn.

The market town of South Molton is five miles to the east and is able to meet most everyday requirements with a health centre, bank, Post Office, good range of shops, a supermarket, garage, restaurant and pubs. A wider range of facilities is available in the regional centre of Barnstaple, about nine miles to the north-west. Little Ash is readily accessible to the Exmoor National Park to the north, the Dartmoor National Park to the south and the renowned North Devon coastline is within easy reach by car.


Little Ash is a beautifully presented period cottage (Grade II listed) which is believed to originate from the 18th Century. The cottage is presented in superb decorative order throughout and has also been extended in recent years by the current owners to provide a dining room to the rear which could be used as a ground floor bedroom if desired. The cottage has a superb outlook over very well maintained gardens and grounds and there is a collection of useful outbuildings including stabling.


Open PORCH with front door into LOBBY and then into HALL with tiled floor and stairs to first floor. An archway leads through to the KITCHEN which is fitted with a bespoke range of timber fronted units with timber worktops over, Belfast sink, space and plumbing for dishwasher and space for fridge. Matching range of wall mounted cupboards and former fireplace now housing Redfyre oil fired range. Steps lead into the UTILITY with slate floor, fitted timber shelving, Belfast sink unit with cupboards below, plumbing for washing machine, vent for dryer and space for upright fridge freezer. Part glazed stable door to outside.

From the kitchen an opening leads through to the extension and the DINING ROOM with oak flooring and glazed double doors to outside. Off the main entrance hall a door also leads into a REAR HALL with slate floor and doors lead into a SHOWER ROOM fitted with a modern suite of vanity wash basin with cupboards below, WC, large shower cubicle, tall towel radiator and bathroom cabinet. There is a useful walk in shelved store room and BOOT ROOM with slate floor and part glazed door to outside. From the entrance hall a door leads into a STUDY with under stairs storage cupboard and fitted shelving. The SITTING ROOM has a stone fireplace with bread oven and wood burning stove and a door to the gardens. Stairs leads to the first floor GALLERIED LANDING. BEDROOM 1 is a double aspect, double room with a good range of fitted wardrobes. BEDROOM THREE is a small double room with fitted single wardrobe. The BATHROOM is attractively fitted with a roll top bath, WC, large shower cubicle with all over body shower and wash basin set on a timber stand with mirror over. There is a useful, deep storage cupboard and a heated towel radiator. A door leads through to BEDROOM 2, a double aspect room with further door and secondary staircase returning to entrance hall.


LIttle Ash is approached over its own private driveway which crosses over a small ford to the property. To the front of the cottage are beautifully maintained mature gardens with a large lawned area, well-stocked flour and shrub beds set against a back drop of mature trees. At the eastern end of the cottage is a decked area perfect for outside dining and a further paved area leads around the side to the dining room double doors. At the western end of the cottage is a lean to boiler room 13' x 5'9 (max). There is a very productive vegetable and fruit garden with raised vegetable beds, fruit trees, garden shed and an excellent brick and aluminium framed GREENHOUSE (16' x 8') with cold frames to the side.

A range of useful buildings includes a NISSEN HUT (35'6 x 15') with power and light connected and incorporating TWO LOOSE BOXES (each 11'6 x 9'5 ) and TACK ROOM (8'8 x 6'). Stone and cob BARN (17'2 x 10'5 ) with cobbled floor and adjoining timber and corrugated STORE (13' x 9') with power and light connected. Timber framed CAR PORT (19' x 17').

Adjoining to the east is a PADDOCK with various mature trees and a stream running along the southern boundary. In total the property extends to about 1.55 ACRES.


Mains water and electricity, private drainage. Oil fired central heating.


Strictly by confirmed prior appointment please through the sole selling agents, Stags on 01769 572263.


From the B3227 just to the south of Chittlehampton take the turning towards the village at Homedown Cross. After a short distance just before another house turn right into the driveway that leads to the property.

Arrange viewing 01769 358002

Stags - South Molton

29 The Square, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3AQ

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