This spacious 3/4 Bedroom Grade II listed cottage has been extensively and sensitively restored and offers period character with modern convenience. Read more
This spacious 3/4 Bedroom Grade II listed cottage has been extensively and sensitively restored and offers period character with modern convenience.
Part of Exmoor's 'Golden Triangle', Winsford is a very pretty village with an active social community in the heart of gorgeous countryside.Winn Cottage is part of the historic core of this National Park Beauty Spot, and is close to the popular village green, the pub, and the village amenities.
This spacious Grade II listed cottage has been extensively and sensitively restored and offers period character with modern convenience.Flexible, Winn Cottage presents the opportunity to buy a 3/4 double bedroom comfortable permanent home, a holiday cottage sleeping 8, or a long let/second home investment.
Winsford lies in the sheltered Exe Valley, with open access heather moorland above.This side of the Exmoor National Park is famous for the Tarr Steps clapper bridge, and is home to herds of the free roaming native Exmoor Ponies.The wild red deer live in the deep wooded valleys and can often be seen. The romantic Doone Valley, Dunkery Beacon - the highest point of the moor, and the beautiful villages along the dramatic coastline, are just to the north.
This area is much loved for its wonderful opportunities for walking, cycling, horse riding, traditional country sports, watching and photographing wildlife, painting, and for its general unspoiled peace and the quiet roads.
Dulverton (approximately 6 miles away) has a fuel station, supermarket, grocer, butcher, delicatessen, several popular pubs, restaurants and cafes, school, GP surgery, dentist, pharmacies, vets, repair garages, hairdressers, a beauty salon, and a variety of excellent shops.Fuel and a convenience store are also available at Wheddon Cross, approximately 4 miles away.
South Molton, Wiveliscombe, Minehead and Tiverton offer more shopping opportunities, and the larger centres of Barnstaple, Exeter and Taunton are an easy drive away.The M5 and rail network can be reached at Tiverton (J27, Tiverton Parkway,) and Taunton (fast trains to London), and Exeter. The nearest airports are at Exeter and Bristol.
Entrance Porch giving access into the Entrance Hall with a heavy timbered front door, mat well, slate flooring, a secondary glazed timber framed window (with a seat) to the front elevation overlooks the gardens and the village.The traditional semi-circular staircase gives access to the first floor, and a partially glazed door leads into the
Large Open Plan Sitting Room/Dining Room. The dining room end has a large traditional stone fireplace with a stone hearth and space for a wood burner, recessed lighting, a tall storage cupboard, dimmable wall lights, a picture light, radiator, engineered oak flooring, and gives open access through into the sitting room end. Listed building consent (6/40/12/106LB) has been obtained to make a new internal window in the front elevation of the dining area through to the entrance hall, if desired.
The double aspect sitting room end has a secondary glazed timber framed bay window to the front elevation with a window seat, with views over the garden and the centre of the village,2 large timber framed secondary glazed windows to the side elevation overlooking the parking area and raised flower beds, and it benefits from additional light from the rear kitchen window,the engineered oak flooring continues through from the dining end, 3 radiators,dimmable uplights, 2 television and satellite points, telephone point, coving and open access through into the
Kitchen/Breakfast Room Double aspect with windows to both rear and side elevations, honed slate window cills. The kitchen has bespoke hand crafted Oak wall and base units, honed slate work surfaces, a large inset sink, and double slate drainer, an electric Belling Classic Range (with an induction hob, double oven and separate grill), extractor canopy, plumbing for a dishwasher, wall recess with electric sockets (potential niche for a tall fridge), dimmable directional ceiling lights, television and satellite point, and halogen downlights, slate flagstone floor. Access to the slate roof space.
The breakfast area end has a view across the flower beds towards the village green, and has space for a table and chairs, a pendant light, radiator, and an integral wall mounted extractor fan with a humidity sensor.
Utility Area Double cupboard-style doors in, window to rear, shelving, laminate work surface with plumbing for a washing machine and a tumble drier extractor vent underneath, continued slate floor.
Access off to the Rear Lobby with a heavily timbered stable door to the rear elevation, the slate floor continues, a radiator, a recess housing the oil fired boiler (windows to side and rear) coat hooks and a hanging rail. This is a useful space for drying and storing coats and boots, and drying off wet dogs. There is an Outside Tap on the rear elevation cottage wall.
Hot Water Tank Cupboard with hot water cylinder and immersion, central heating and hot water controls, hanging rail.
Shower Room comprising walk in double shower cubicle with thermostatic shower, panelled splashbacks, WC, wall niche cupboard, hand wash basin with storage under and splashback above, shaver light, socket and mirror, secondary glazed frosted window to rear, radiator, electric towel rail, extractor fan with humidity sensor, wall mounted electric fan heater, vinyl flooring.
Double Bedroom 4/Study with secondary glazed timber window to the front elevation with views over the garden, window seat, fireplace recess, dimmable wall lights, continuous engineered oak flooring and radiator, television and satellite point.Airing Cupboard with internal radiator and shelving
The First Floor Landing, has a radiator, and tall storage cupboard.
Off the main landing area, there is a door leading through into the self contained and private Master Bedroom Suite which comprises its own inner landing and dressing area with window to rear elevation, radiator, dimmable central light, and access to the main roof space.Open access then leads through to the main bedroom itself with timber framed secondary glazed window to side elevation overlooking the village green and up towards 'The Punchbowl' a former glacier coombe on the open moor, radiator and exposed trusses, television, satellite and telephone points. There is ample space for a zip together kingsize bed.Step up and door off into the spacious En suite Shower Room comprising large shower tray and cubicle, thermostatic shower, with splashbacks and sliding door, close coupled WC, hand wash basin set into storage unit, splashback, mirror, shelf and shaver light over, timber framed secondary glazed window to side elevation, vinyl flooring, radiator, electric towel rail, wall mounted fan heater, and air extractor with humidity sensor.
The landing also leads to Bedroom 2, with space for a large double bed, a secondary glazed window to the front gives a pretty view over the village centre, radiator, television and satellite point, dimmable central ceiling light, and Bedroom 3, with space for a 4'6" double bed, secondary glazed window to the front, dimmable side lights, television and satellite point, radiator.
The landing also leads to the Separate WC, hand wash basin, window to rear, radiator, vinyl flooring.
Family Bathroom comprising a large P shaped shower bath, curved glass shower screen, panelled splashbacks, extractor fan with humidity sensor, radiator, hand wash basin set into storage cupboard under, splashback, mirror,shaver light, radiator, electric towel rail, dimmable central light, and wall mounted electric fan heater.
Outside The property has vehicular and pedestrian access over a neighbour's gravelled driveway, immediately turning into the property's own private parking and car standing area, and its own pedestrian access to the street. There are raised herbaceous borders with traditional dry stone walling. The garden is enclosed by a gate and internal fencing.A grassed ramp leads up onto the lawn.A path runs to the front entrance door, opposite which steps lead up to the lawn.Evergreen bushes screen a large low profile oil tank and an outside tap. The external dry stone walls bounding the garden, are planted with alpines, and are a beautiful, original and historic feature enhancing the center of the village.The exterior of the cottage and its adjoining neighbour are home to a rare colony of endangered swifts for 3 months in the summer.
From our office in Dulverton, join the A396 northwards towards Wheddon Cross and Minehead, after passing through Bridgetown take the first left turn signposted (Coppleham Cross) to Winsford. As you enter Winsford, Winn Cottage will be found on the left hand side opposite the War Memorial.