As you draw up in front and take in your surroundings, you can really appreciate the beauty of this property. To the left, you will notice the coat of arms of the Duke of Cornwall is a Crusader shield on which are displayed 15 golden bezants (gold coins) in the shape of a triangle set in the whitewashed hung slate tiles surrounding the front aspect. There are three doors giving access to this combination of early C-19th former shop and two dwellings, which have been lovingly converted into a single residence but has retained its rustic charm. Its no wonder it has been awarded Grade II listing status (full description from Historic England available).
You can tell the owners have lovingly maintained the property throughout and haven't lost a single bit of the character and charm. Even with the exposed beams throughout you never have that feeling of needing to duck due to the high ceilings and the overwhelming amount of natural light cascading in through every window.
As you weave your way through the rooms of this property you really can get creative with making this place a warm cosy home. You have two rooms with exposed chimney breasts housing inset log burners, the choice of two staircases taking you to the 1st-floor accommodation, the exposed beams on the ceiling and the walls give you a warm traditional feel.
To the rear of the property, you will find a series of outbuildings which include a potting shed, utility room, log store and heating oil storage. The garden space is like your very own walled secret garden with established plants bursting out in bloom and a handy outside covered sink and tap area.
There are so many stunning aspects to this property and writing about every bit wouldn't do it justice, so we encourage you to take a look at the pictures and then book a viewing to really get a feel for yourself.
Due to the current vendors having moved to sunnier climbs this property is crying out for someone to fall in love and embrace it to its full potential.
*Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed reserve price which is generally no more than 10% in excess of the starting bid, both the starting bid and reserve price can be subject to change. Terms and conditions apply to the Modern Method of Auction, which is powered by IAM Sold.
This property is for sale by the Modern Method of Auction which is not to be confused with traditional auction. The Modern Method of Auction is a flexible buyer friendly method of purchase. We do not require the buyer to exchange contracts immediately; however, from the date the draft contract for sale is received by the Buyer's solicitor, the buyer has 56 DAYS in which to complete the transaction; whilst using every endeavour to exchange contracts within the first 28 days. Allowing the additional time to exchange contracts means interested parties can proceed with traditional residential finance. Upon close of a successful auction, or if the vendor accepts an offer during the auction, the buyer will be required to make payment of:
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Entrance Hall 4.17m x 3.97m (16.5 sqm) - 13' 8" x 13' (178 sqft) This space is versatile it could easily double up as a cosier living space. Painted stone walls, timber beams and stone chimney breast with an inset stove create a real rustic feel and the first of two independent staircases ascends to the central 1st-floor reception area. Living Room 4.09m x 3.88m (15.9 sqm) - 13' 5" x 12' 8" (171 sqft) Former shop space retaining the display window and store entrance. This space is more contemporary in appearance with attractive tiled floors. Its current decor means it's your very own red room! Kitchen / Breakfast Room 8m x 2.25m (18 sqm) - 26' 2" x 7' 4" (194 sqft) (narrowing1.40m) Light coloured units, beech wood surfaces, fitments and appliances include a Belfast sink, a canopy extractor hood with a 5-ring gas (LPG) hob and an electric oven. Boasting a vaulted ceiling to a skylight in the main kitchen area and a sash window in the walk-through breakfast area there is a great amount of natural light. Multi-patterned wall tiles in a country kitchen style and wood floors and ceiling beams set the cottage theme nicely. Dining Room 3.96m x 3.88m (15.3 sqm) - 12' 11" x 12' 8" (165 sqft) Exposed granite chimney breast and stove, ceiling beams and the third entrance from the street with a stable-style door. This is where the second staircase is located giving access to the 1st-floor reception area Bedroom (Double) 3.96m x 4.09m (16.1 sqm) - 12' 11" x 13' 5" (174 sqft) Down to 3m at narrowest point. High ceilings and light laminate floor keep this room naturally bright. Reception Room 4m x 4.09m (16.4 sqm) - 13' 1" x 13' 5" (176 sqft) Open living space could be utilised for a multitude of uses but in our opinion could be easily sectioned off to create a third double bedroom (subject to all planning permissions and approvals being sought). Fitted ceiling hatch with a pull-down ladder that opens up for access into the attic. Bathroom 4.23m x 1.49m (6.3 sqm) - 13' 10" x 4' 10" (67 sqft) Down to 1.37 at narrowest point. Fitted with a cast iron bathtub and a separate wall fixed electric shower, a pedestal hand-wash basin, heated towel rail and a WC with a low-level cistern. The wood floor and beams add the character. Bedroom (Double) 4.13m x 3.99m (16.4 sqm) - 13' 6" x 13' 1" (177 sqft) Large double room with large sash windows with stripped wood flooring creates a traditional but contemporary feel to it. Please note, all dimensions are approximate / maximums and should not be relied upon for the purposes of floor coverings.
This property is sold subject to payment of a non-refundable reservation fee of 4.2% to a minimum of £6,000.00 including VAT.
Any successful purchaser will pay this to secure the sale. The reservation fee is in addition to the purchase price. Please take this into account when bidding.
A reservation fee is payable by the buyer only when the seller pays no fees to sell. As sellers pay no fees to sell, this is usually taken into account with a lower reserve price.
This property is being sold under the Modern Method of Auction, which requires the completion of the purchase to be within 56 days, although all reasonable endeavours must be made to exchange contracts within 28 days following the Draft Contract being received by the Buyer's Solicitor.
A non-refundable Reservation fee must be paid by the buyer within 2 hours following the conclusion of the auction or acceptance of an offer. This must be paid by cleared funds to the auctioneer who will issue an acknowledgement of reservation and purchase agreement In the 28 day period following the auction or the date of acceptance of the offer.
If the Buyer Information Pack has been produced and provided by IAM Sold any successful purchaser will be required to pay £200.00 (including VAT) towards the cost of the preparation of the pack. These can then be used by your solicitor to progress the sale.
There are no other fees or charges payable to the Auctioneer however, there are other costs to consider such as:
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