Paint a picture of a quintessential Devon property and it would most likely be of a charming cob-walled cottage with a thatched roof and pretty gardens, all in a gorgeous countryside setting.
Looking as if it has just jumped straight from a canvas – or the front of a chocolate box – the beautiful Orchard Farm offers much more than just good looks.
Believed to date from the 16th century, the charming Devonshire cottage offers spacious family accommodation in a popular part of South Devon. Inside there are a whole host of character features and if you are looking for a home where you could potentially split the accommodation, Orchard Farm’s two staircases make the property a prime candidate.
Set in the attractive village of Stokeinteignhead, the Grade II listed thatched cottage is a substantial property, with generous ceiling heights and beams.
The double-height entrance hall with a galleried landing gives an impressive entrance to the property.
At either side of the hall, the sitting and drawing rooms both have inglenook fireplaces and views over the front garden.
Large enough for a good-sized dining table, the kitchen and breakfast room has a range of fitted units and views of the surrounding countryside from its windows.
For more formal dining occasions, Orchard Farm also has a separate dining room which boasts country views and access to a patio at the rear of the house where you could enjoy your meals al fresco.
The ground floor is also home to a useful utility room with access to the rear garden. There is a ground-floor bathroom with a bath and a shower, and off the drawing room there is a study which leads to a boot room with another door to the back garden.
The cottage has four bedrooms and bedroom four can be found on the ground floor offering a view over the front garden. And with not one but two staircases leading up to the first floor, there is real potential to create a one-bedroom annexe.
Upstairs, the master bedroom is accessed from the galleried landing and is a good-sized dual-aspect room with fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom two is another good-sized room which can be accessed from both landings, and bedroom three is also a double. A bathroom completes the first-floor accommodation.
Outside, Orchard Farm’s generous plot on two levels – including a woodland garden – offers more chances to fall in love.
A gravel driveway with plenty of parking leads to the property’s oak-framed garage and double carport.
To the front of the house, the pretty front garden features a lawn surrounded by a profusion of flowering shrubs and bushes, with a central crazy-paved path winding its way to the front door which sits beneath a thatched canopy porch.
Head to the rear of the cottage and you will find the patio accessed from the dining room and further areas of garden to enjoy.
And once you have explored the cottage gardens, your eyes will no doubt be drawn to the rolling landscape which the village of Stokeinteignhead is set in.
The village offers a strong community that includes a sought-after primary school, country inn, village hall, shop and historic church.
In an area of great landscape value and conservation area, and with a network of bridleways and tracks, this is a popular area for horse riding while the sandy beaches and boating facilities of Shaldon, Teignmouth and Torbay are a few miles away.
The A380 is within easy reach too, providing good access to the A38 and M5. Mainline railway links to London Paddington are in the nearby market town of Newton Abbot.
Orchard Farm is being offered for sale with a guide price of £595,000.
For more details or to arrange a viewing, call Stags in Torquay on 01803 200160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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