Dartmoor Village

South Zeal

guide 298,500 Freehold


Sitting in the highly desirable and picturesque Devon village of South Zeal, September Cottage, which is and thought to date from the nineteenth century, simply oozes old-worldly character from outside and in.  The glazed porch at the front opens into a delightful double-aspect sitting room which features a vernacular ‘inglenook’ stone fireplace (fitted with a wood-burner) and exposed beams, also seen throughout the property.  A study space connects this room to a downstairs bedroom and rear lobby which has been converted into a utility space with an ingeniously concealed washer drier. A seamlessly crafted 2003 extension contains a shower room/WC and a raised kitchen/dining space. The upstairs accommodation comprises the bathroom, master bedroom, a further small bedroom.
Taking full advantage of its sunny south westerly aspect, to the rear of the property is a charming small paved double courtyard garden slanted towards low maintenance in its array of pots and seating, off which is the obligatory workshop/man-cave.

South Zeal is an historic village lying within the northern boundary of Dartmoor National Park, just 15 minutes from open moorland with abundant opportunities for walking, riding and life outdoors. The 12THcentury Oxenham Arms provides an excellent food and drink stop at the hub of the village and there is a Post Office and general store. Minutes from the A30 at Whiddon Down, there is also an excellent regular bus link to Waitrose and adjacent Lidl supermarket in Okehampton and beyond to Chagford, Exeter, Moretonhamptstead and Tavistock. The town also boasts its own Cinema along with other amenities you would anticipate for its size.

Towns – Chagford 7.4 miles Moretonhampstead 9 miles, Okehampton 4.8 miles, Tavistock 19.9 miles; City - Exeter 19.4 miles. Hospitals  – Okehampton Community and The Royal Devon and Exeter.

Services – Mains water, electricity and drainage Oil-fired central heating via an Esse range in kitchen.

Parking – off-road for up to three vehicles, one underneath a carport.

Local Authority – For Planning, Dartmoor National Park Authority; for council tax, West Devon Borough Council

Postcode/ SATNAV – EX20 2LB Tenure – Freehold  Council Tax – Band C £1432.96 pa payable for 2014-15.

EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) – www.epcregister.com Domestic EPC register reference: 0529-2815-7570-9324-9925. Energy Efficiency Rating band F35.


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