In more detail ....
This quirky and characterful terraced cottage, dating from around 1860, sits in a conservation area in the sought after area of Bicton Street. The current vendor has thoroughly enjoyed living here for about 15 years and is moving to re-locate to a different town. The property is approached via a metal gate to a red glazed front door and the front garden is laid to gravel for ease of maintenance. An entrance vestibule leads into the sitting room where light floods in via a double glazed sash window. A focal point is created by a red brick fireplace and this has been used in the past as a working fireplace (subject to the necessary flue and chimney checks). An open arch leads into the dining room (which is currently used as a study) and a double glazed window to the rear provides a view across the sunny courtyard garden. A recessed area is fitted with open display shelving. An inner hallway provides an area for cloak hanging space and stairs rise to the first floor. The kitchen is dated but provides a range of wall and base cupboards with complementary worktop inset with a stainless steel sink and drainer. There is a space for a gas or electric cooker. A double glazed window overlooks the rear courtyard. There is an adjoining rear lobby where there is space for a fridge/freezer and access is provided to the rear garden via a double glazed door. A very useful ground floor shower room lies to the rear. This has a tiled shower cubicle with integral shower, a white low level wc, wash hand basin and wall mounted mirror. On the first floor there is a double bedroom to the front aspect with a fitted double wardrobe providing hanging space and shelved storage and double cupboard above. A further bedroom lies to the rear with a single fitted wardrobe. A spacious bathroom is fitted with a white suite and an airing cupboard houses an Ideal boiler with slatted shelving for linen storage. A turning staircase rises to the 2nd floor where a latched door opens into a large attic/bed room with a small double glazed window to the front aspect. There is some restricted head height with sloping ceilings; there are 2 exposed beams and there is access to generous eaves storage space on either side of the room.
What the owner likes ....
I have really enjoyed living here and love being right in the heart of the town where all the shops, train station and buses are just a short distance away. The house itself is spacious and whilst it has so much character it is also very light filled and cosy with gas central heating and double glazing. The courtyard is filled with sunshine in the afternoon and catches the evening sun too beside the shed. Bicton Street is a one-way street and is extremely quiet.
Bear in mind ....
The enclosed rear courtyard garden is a tranquil, secluded space which enjoys the afternoon and evening sunshine. There is a good sized wooden shed and a rear wooden door with a bolt provides access to a rear service lane. We have been informed by the vendor that this property is not listed but it is located in a conservation area and so restrictions to improvements are imposed on the building's frontage. Any work needs to have planning permission although planning charges may not apply regarding the conservation aspects. Whitton & Laing state that this is a unique cottage which must be viewed to fully appreciate the lifestyle opportunity it affords.
The location ....
Bicton Street sits within approximately a mile of Exmouth seafront, with its 2 miles of golden, sandy beach. Exmouth town centre is just a level five minute walk away, with all its local amenities. For keen walkers there is access nearby to many miles of coastal path starting at 'The Needle' at Orcombe Point, which denotes the start of the World Heritage coastline. The Exe Estuary has been designated an 'Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty' and offers further exceptional walks and a cycle path leading to Lympstone. The opportunities to enjoy a variety of watersports in addition to equestrian and golfing pursuits in the area are also plentiful. Exmouth train station provides access to the nearby Cathedral city of Exeter and beyond. Exmouth is a highly commutable coastal town, being within 20 minutes of the M5 motorway junction and Exeter International airport and offers an ideal base for those seeking an enhanced coastal lifestyle and enjoyment of all the area has to offer.
14' 0'' x 11' 5'' (4.26m x 3.48m)
10' 0'' x 8' 2'' (3.05m x 2.49m)
8' 3'' x 6' 9'' (2.51m x 2.06m)
Ground Floor Shower Room/wc
11' 0'' x 6' 5'' (3.35m x 1.95m)
10' 4'' x 8' 2'' (3.15m x 2.49m)
13' 6'' x 12' 6'' (4.11m x 3.81m)