The Old House, Chardstock

Guide Price: £700,000

Agent: Stags

Agent's Tel: 01404 45885

This enchanting Grade II listed cottage occupies a spot on a quiet lane in the pretty village of Chardstock, nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The origins of the historic property, named The Old House, date back to the 1600s and over the years it has been reconfigured and sympathetically renovated to blend the charms of yesteryear with the practical needs of modern living. This light-filled cottage retains its historic integrity with flagstone floors, window seats and shutters, stone walls and an inglenook fireplace with a wood burner. Attention to detail is a hallmark of the property, with bespoke, hand-built wardrobes and cupboards in all three bedrooms.

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Inside, the triple-aspect kitchen/dining room features bespoke, handcrafted Shaker-style cupboards with granite worktops and walnut floorboards, and plenty of room for a dining table. A stable door leads from the kitchen outside to the lawned upper garden. From the kitchen, there is a reading room with a charming flagstone floor and window seat. The second reception room features original beams, a flagstone floor, and an inglenook fireplace with a wood burner. The contemporary garden room, currently used as an office, has floor-to-ceiling windows and doors to draw the light in and maximise the views.

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On the first floor, there are three large bedrooms. The principal bedroom has a vintage-inspired ensuite bathroom with a rolltop bath, while the two other bedrooms share a new limestone Jack-and-Jill bathroom.

Outside, the south-facing garden has been beautifully landscaped and offers year-round colour and interest. There are two lawned areas, an array of native and exotic plants and trees, several well-stocked flower beds, and a pergola that frames a paved patio.

An oak-framed cart barn can accommodate two parked cars and there is ample parking space on the driveway.