Acting on behalf of the Blue Cross. Two semi-detached period cottages (2 and 3-bed). Main reception/surgery plus a range of kennels and cattery buildings in 3 blocks plus barn conversion previously used as a shop. Set in 1.91 acres.
LOCATION The Blue Cross site is located at the Chilton crossroads on the main road from Bickleigh to Crediton (A3072). Tiverton (6 miles) is the nearest town with supermarkets, primary and secondary schools, shops, Great Western Canal, public houses/restaurants, an indoor swimming pool complex, golf course, pannier market, cinema, dentist’s and doctors’ surgery and The Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life. The private school of Blundells School is nearby in Tiverton and further amenities and facilities can be found in Crediton (6.5 miles) or Exeter (11 miles).
Cadeleigh (1.5 miles) has a church along with The Cadeleigh Arms known for good food within the area. Further along the A3072 is Bickleigh (2 miles) with its castle, the Fisherman’s Cot which is a riverside pub overlooking the river Exe along with Bickleigh Mill with shopping and café.
The North Devon coastline is easily accessible with its excellent surfing beaches at Woolacombe, Saunton Sands and Croyde Bay. North Devon also has scenic former fishing villages such as Instow and Appledore on the Torridge Estuary. National Trust properties of Knightshayes Court and Arlington Court make ideal day trips.
ORCHID COTTAGE UPVC double glazed door into an entrance porch which then has a wooden glazed stable door into the hall where there are stairs to first floor accommodation and access to the dining room and sitting room.
Sitting room with window to front overlooking the road, inglenook fireplace with original bread oven and heavy wooden mantle over with painted exposed stone walls with a stone hearth, laminate flooring and understairs cupboard.
Dining room with former fireplace with heavy wooden lintel over. Built in storage cupboard. Laminate flooring. UPVC double glazed window to front with window seat.
Kitchen with modern wall and base cupboards with an electric oven and ceramic halogen hob. Cooker extractor hood. Rolltop worksurfaces with inset 1½ bowl sink unit. UPVC double glazed windows to side and rear overlooking the gardens. Ceramic tiled floor. Door through to rear hall.
Rear hall with ceramic tiled floor. Double glazed windows. UPVC double glazed door leading to outside. Step up into inner hall with UPVC double glazed window to rear overlooking gardens. Built in electricity cupboard for both properties and the former shop.
Utility room with UPVC double glazed window to rear overlooking gardens. Range of wooden shelving.
First floor landing with UPVC double glazed window to rear overlooking the gardens. Alcove with shelf and former doorway into Bluebell Cottage which is now blocked but could be re-introduced if required. Exposed roof trusses. Doors to rooms and to the bathroom.
Bathroom with a modern white suite of panelled bath with electric shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Tiled to surround. Frosted UPVC double glazed window to rear.
Bedroom 1 with UPVC double glazed window to front with deep windowsill with panoramic countryside views. Built in airing cupboard with factory insulated hot water cylinder and water tank. Exposed roof trusses.
Bedroom 2 with UPVC double glazed window to front with panoramic countryside views and deep windowsill. Exposed roof trusses.
Bedroom 3 with UPVC double glazed window to front with deep windowsill and panoramic countryside views. Original cast iron fireplace with wooden surround and mantle. Exposed roof trusses.
Enclosed front garden with a mature hedge border facing onto the main road with wrought iron gate and fencing. Path leading to entrance porch. To the rear is an enclosed garden with a block paved patio with steps leading out onto a lawned area with an apple tree and further mature trees.
BLUEBELL COTTAGE Entrance porch via a double glazed UPVC door. Ceramic tiled floor, skylights and wooden glazed door into kitchen/dining room.
Modern kitchen with wall and base cupboards and stainless steel single drainer sink unit in rolltop worksurface. Built in fuse cupboard, stairs leading to first floor accommodation. Ceramic tiled floor. Opening through into dining area with vinyl flooring and UPVC window to rear overlooking the gardens.
Sitting room accessed from the kitchen via a ledge and brace painted door. UPVC double glazed window to front overlooking the courtyard and road. Beamed ceiling. Vinyl flooring. Feature wooden fireplace with polished stone hearth. UPVC double glazed window to rear overlooking the gardens.
First floor landing with access to rooms and bathroom. Former doorway into Orchid Cottage which is now blocked but could be reopened if required.
Bedroom 1 with dual aspect with double glazed UPVC window to front with panoramic countryside views and deep windowsill. Access to roof void. UPVC double glazed window to side which used to be a former doorway with outside steps leading down onto the side courtyard.
Bedroom 2 with UPVC double glazed window to front with deep windowsill and panoramic countryside views. Built in cupboard over the stairs with wooden shelving. Alcove with shelving used as a wardrobe. Access to roof void.
Modern white bathroom with close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, towel rail radiator, panelled bath with Mira shower over and built-in shelving. Extractor fan.
Enclosed courtyard to front laid to block paving and enclosed by white wooden picket fencing. Side courtyard area with steps leading up to first floor to a window that used to be a doorway into bedroom 1 and gated access into rear gardens that have a concrete patio area next to the house and a concrete path. Garden laid mainly to lawn. Enclosed by fencing and mature hedgerow.
FORMER SHOP/TRAINING ROOM Two-storey barn conversion of 8.18m x 4.14m next to Bluebell Cottage which has the potential to be converted into a holiday letting cottage or annexe for a dependant relative, subject to gaining the relevant consents.
Ground floor providing a former shop of 5.78m x 4.11m accessed via a UPVC double glazed door. Double bowl stainless steel single drainer sink unit. Understairs cupboard, ceramic tiled floor and window to front. Door through to a store of 4.17m x 1.84m with window to front. Wooden glazed door into a lean-to store of 5.40m x 3.39m with concrete floor, mono-pitch profile metal clad roof, door to outside and a UPVC double glazed door to side.
First floor open plan room of 8.19m x 4.12m with exposed roof trusses, limited eave height in part and wooden floor. Window to rear and UPVC double glazed window to front with panoramic countryside views. Possibility of giving an outside area with this property by dividing Bluebell Cottage’s garden.
RECEPTION/SURGERY Gross Internal Area of 16.88m x 11.38m. Reception area of 6.60m x 5.28m with nonslip floor leading into a hall. Door through into inner hall with glazed door to outside. Reception with reception desk. Toilet facilities and disabled WC facilities.
Office of 2.86m x 2.84m with nonslip floor, access from the inner hall and has a door leading into reception.
Meeting room 1 of 3.89m x 1.60m. Nonslip floor, UPVC double glazed window to rear.
Meeting room 2 of 3.05m x 2.87m. Nonslip floor, UPVC double glazed window to rear. Door leading through into:-
Kitchen of 4.65m x 3.58m with windows to rear. Door into office of 2.89m x 1.48m with glazed window to rear. Former window into meeting room 2 which is now blocked.
Ward of 7.09m x 4.65m with stainless steel kennels, nonslip floor, two surgical bays and glazed window to rear and glazed door to outside.
Ward of 2.80m x 4.66m with dual aspect with double glazed windows to rear and side.
Kitchen/staff room of 6.32m x 4.69m accessed from the inner hall with built in cupboards with rolltop worksurfaces and inset stainless steel sink unit. Dual aspect with windows to front and side. Built-in breakfast bar. Laminate flooring.
KENNELS Single storey kennels with a G.I.A of 35.35m x 7.84m with concrete floor and central drainage channels. Divided into two sides. 16 kennels and runs plus a central kitchen area with stainless steel table and double deep bowl stainless steel sink unit with double drainer. Further 16 kennels plus a utility room with door to outside and boiler room with grant oil boiler and electricity metres and supply.
CATTERY Single storey breeze block construction with cattery and runs for 15 with ceramic tiled floor, fluorescent lighting and central drainage channel. Further room of 7.79m x 3.95m with a vaulted ceiling with its own access to outside with a window to rear and skylights.
PUPPY UNIT The puppy unit (7.90m x 4.05m) provides four kennels with drainage channel and two further kennels with runs that are externally accessed.
ISOLATION Isolation unit with a G.I.A of 10.14m x 5.49m with reception hall leading through to the cattery with 14 cages. Ceramic tiled floor. Prep room with stainless steel double bowl and double drainer sink unit. Separately accessed via a UPVC double glazed door adjoining the cattery are further cages.
STORE BARN Two storey timber building next to Orchid Cottage accessed via a wooden double pedestrian door with concrete ramp and a patio area to front with gated access onto the front of the property. Potential to be converted into a holiday letting cottage, subject to gaining the relevant consents.
OUTSIDE To the rear of the residential properties is an asphalt car park for 8/10 vehicles which has double metal gates out onto Northdown Road and is in front of the reception building. There is an additional gravel car park for further vehicles which gives access to the paddock. The paddock is enclosed by chain link fencing and has been divided by timber fencing into separate dog walking areas including a sensory garden which is under construction. The paddock has potential to be used for livestock or glamping if the property is converted into a holiday letting business, subject to gaining the relevant planning consents.
TENURE & POSSESSION The freehold interest is being offered with vacant possession on completion.
METHOD OF SALE The property is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole.
EPC RATINGS Bluebell Cottage: E Orchid Cottage: E
LOCAL AUTHORITIES Mid Devon District Council Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, EX16 6PP 01884 255255 www.middevon.gov.uk
VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment with agents Carter Jonas.
DIRECTIONS From Tiverton, take the A396 to Bickleigh. Pass The Trout Inn and turn right onto the A3072 heading towards Crediton. Do not pass over the humpback bridge and the river Exe. Follow the A3072 up the hill past Bickleigh Castle and the property is clearly signed on your right by our marketing boards at Chilton Gate. Do not park in front of the two cottages but turn right into Northdown Road which will take you to the gated car park which is located on your right.
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