• For Sale
  • Guide price 600,000 GBP 
  • Build Size: 1,769 ft2
  • Land Size: 1,769 ft2
  • Bedroom: 3
  • Bathroom: 1
A charming thatched cottage situated in a small village with garden views across the pretty Teign Valley.
Believed to date back to the 18th century or possibly earlier, Rainbow Cottage is a classic and very pretty, detached cottage built of painted cob under a thatched roof and with a later, lean-to extension under a slate roof behind. The cottage was originally a terrace of three small alms houses built by the local landed estate to house the parish's worthy poor. Each consisted of just one room downstairs and one room upstairs. It is not known when the three dwellings were made into one but the rear lean-to extension was probably added at the same time.The property has been used as a very successful holiday rental property over the past ten years and has achieved an average annual occupancy rate of 90% (see www.uniquehomestays.com under Cinnamon Cottage). Rainbow Cottage is Grade II listed and has great charm having retained many original features including beamed ceilings, fireplaces, two spiral staircases, window seats and a lovely, polished brick floor in the kitchen. Where necessary the cottage has been sympathetically renovated including laying slate throughout most of the ground floor along with timber flooring upstairs and leaded light windows. Two years ago, it was redecorated throughout and today is immaculately presented.There are two good-sized reception rooms, both with ceiling beams, fireplaces and window seats. Adjacent to the dining room is the cosy kitchen/breakfast room which has windows on two sides and a window seat and is fully fitted with cream coloured units under timber work surfaces, a range of electric appliances, Belfast sink, built-in crockery store and electric green AGA. In the lean-to extension off the rear hall are a wet room with bath and shower, a separate shower room and cloakroom.Upstairs are three double bedrooms, all with exposed roof timbers and vaulted ceilings and one has an en suite washroom. Potential buyers should note that there are low beams in the dining room and the two spiral staircases are winding.GardenRainbow Cottage is approached off a narrow lane via twin timber gates to a gravelled parking area beside it with space for three cars. 25 yards further up the lane is a single, semi-detached garage with an additional parking space. The cottage lies back from the lane behind a dry-stone wall and a narrow lawn fringed with flowerbeds, bisected by a gravel path to the front door.The main area of garden consists of a raised lawn beside the parking area with a gravelled seating area beside the cottage's L-shaped veranda. A narrow strip of lawn and a parallel path extend along the rear of the cottage to a south-west facing gravelled dining area with lovely views of the tower of the parish church with the unspoilt countryside of the Teign Valley beyond. The side and rear garden are bounded by mature mixed hedging and a small shrub border.
Rainbow Cottage is positioned near the upper end of the small village of Ashton, which lies within the steep sided and lush Teign Valley. The valley unsurprisingly is in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the Dartmoor National Park and the Haldon Forest Park almost on its doorstep. There are local vegetable and milk deliveries and excellent local amenities in the nearby village of Christow, which has a village shop, doctor's surgery and primary school. Exeter is within easy reach and has an excellent arrayof shopping, business and cultural amenities befitting a university and cathedral city.The property has access to nearby transport links with direct rail services from Exeter St Davids to both Paddington and Waterloo and Exeter Airport (15.5 miles) has a 1 hour service to London City Airport. There is a wide choice of popular schools locally from both the state and independent sectors. These include a wide choice of village primary schools, all OFSTED rated 2 (Good) and private schools including Exeter Cathed
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