• Two Reception Rooms
• Kitchen/Breakfast Room
• Shower Room
• Three Bedrooms & Bathroom
• Large Gardens
• Approx 0.4 of an Acre
• Adjoining Two Storey Barn
A most interesting Grade II Listed 16th century property with adjoining barn and large gardens. Two reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory, shower room,three bedrooms & bathroom. Large gardens, approx 0.4 of an acre. Adjoining two storey barn.
The property lies in the peaceful small rural hamlet of Chichacott, boasting three period farmhouses dating from the C12 to C18, lying only approximately 1 mile outside the town. Okehampton itself is situated on the northern fringes of the Dartmoor National Park and is famed for its hundreds of square miles of superb unspoilt scenery with many opportunities for riding, walking and outdoor pursuits. The town offers a wide range of local shops, services and amenities together with supermarkets which include a Waitrose. There is a modern hospital, well equipped leisure centre and schooling from infant to sixth form level. From the town there is direct access to the A30 dual carriageway providing a direct link west into Cornwall or east to the cathedral and university city of Exeter with its M5 motorway, main line rail and international air connections. In addition, the north and south coasts of Devon are within easy travelling distance with delightful beaches and attractive coastal scenery.
Lower Chichacott House is believed to date from the 16th century and is a Grade II Listed stone farmhouse, on a longhouse derived plan with cross passage and adjoining barn/shippon. The house itself benefits from many character features including, slate window sills, exposed ceiling timbers and fine inglenook fireplaces in the sitting and dining rooms. A further interesting feature is the period newel staircase which sits in its own semi-circular extension on the rear of the house. The property benefits from oil fired central heating and an attractive oak and granite kitchen with Rayburn. Adjoining the side of the house is a two storey barn, ideal for storage or garaging, which may have potential for the extension of the accommodation or creation of an annexe, subject to any necessary consents. The delightful gardens are mainly laid to lawn with a number of fruit trees and directly adjoin open farmland with views over countryside towards Dartmoor. This is a most attractive character home in this small hamlet within easy reach of Okehampton and the A30.
COVERED ENTRANCE PORCH: With stone pillar, front door to cross passage hallway with connecting doors to sitting room and kitchen. Built in store cupboard, radiator, ceiling hook.
SITTING ROOM: A spacious room with window to front with delightful original bench seat which runs along one wall. Massive inglenook fireplace with huge granite lintel above and stone hearth. Clome oven and iron canopy, exposed ceiling timbers and granite ceiling principles, two radiators. A turned semi-circular newel staircase gives access to the first floor.
DINING ROOM: With large sash window to side, two French doors to conservatory, two radiators and granite fireplace recess with oak lintel and slate base (not used). Granite ceiling principles.
CONSERVATORY: Being triple aspect with French doors to garden and glazed pitched roof, Victorian mosaic tiled floor.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: Kitchen Area: West facing with a range of light oak units with black granite worksurfaces. Inset Belfast sink with mixer. Range of cupboard and drawer units, space and plumbing for appliances. Inset four ring ceramic hob and fitted electric oven. Double glazed window overlooking rear gardens, limestone flooring with underfloor heating. Fitted shelving and oak door to garden. Breakfast Area: Having double aspect windows, fireplace recess with Rayburn Royal oil fired cooking range, original brick flooring. SHOWER ROOM: Corner tiled shower cubicle with screen doors, thermostatic mixer shower attachment. Pedestal wash basin, low level WC. Double glazed window. Radiator and limestone tiled flooring with underfloor heating.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING: With window overlooking rear gardens. Original stripped pine floor boarding, built in cupboard with hanging rail and shelf, radiator. BEDROOM 1: Spacious double aspect room, stripped pine floor boards. Recess with fitted shelving, 2 radiators. BEDROOM 2: Window to front, radiator, access to roof space, stripped pine floorboards and built in cupboard. BEDROOM 3: Window to front, radiator, stripped pine floor boards. BATHROOM: Panelled bath with tiled splash backing, Victorian style chrome mixer shower attachment, Victorian style free standing wash basin with tiled splash backing, low level WC. Built in airing cupboard, window to front, radiator.
The property is approached from the lane via a five bar gate, which gives access to a part stone and gravelled driveway which sweeps down through the gardens to the side of the house. Gravelled parking area for a number of vehicles and access to BARN/GARAGE. Outside lights, timber STORE SHED, stone boiler room and store.
Adjoining the house is a two storey barn. On the ground floor is a fuel store with light and through to the main barn/garage with sliding timber doors to driveway, part cobbled floor, power and light connected and internal wooden steps to first floor, where the original roof timbers and thatch are visible. The first floor area is fully boarded with power and light connected and there are two original access doors, one of which opens to a balcony outside which overlooks Dartmoor. The barn could be incorporated into the existing accommodation or could possibly form an annexe or studio/office accommodation, subject to any necessary consents.
The gardens are mainly laid to lawn, bordered by mature trees and enjoying an attractive aspect over immediately adjoining farmland and across surrounding countryside towards Dartmoor. There are a number of apple trees, a fig tree and sloe trees and immediately to the rear of the house is a paved patio, with outside taps and outside lights. A concrete path leads around the side of the house. Oil storage tank. Side lawn and vegetable plot. To the front of the property is a gravel and concrete pathway with access to the entrance porch, two outside lights and a path leading to a pedestrian access gate to the lane. The gardens and grounds total approximately 0.4 of an acre.
From outside proceed out of the town, taking the Crediton road. Just as you leave Okehampton, turn left signposted to Chichacott and proceed down this road for approximately ¾ of a mile, whereupon the entrance to Lower Chichacott House will be found upon the right handside.
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Access to well water.