From the Plains in Totnes, take the A385 for Paignton and Torquay. Follow the road along and take right at Longcombe garage. Continue through the hamlet of Aish and follow the lane all the way along until you reach the crossroads. Go straight over the crossroads into Waddeton Road and continue into the centre of the village. Take the 2nd left for Paignton, take left again and The Bears Nest is the last property on the right hand side.
The hamlet of Waddeton is situated between the sought after villages of Stoke Gabriel and Galmpton both being close to the River Dart. Within the village of Galmpton is a church, primary school, post office, butchers shop, hairdressers and public house and is also close to the local grammar school. To the south east of the hamlet lies the popular market town of Totnes. The town of Totnes provides a wide range of facilities including many individual shops, galleries, two supermarkets, schools for children of all ages, restaurants, churches, local hospital and various leisure activities. Transport communications in the area are good with a rail station on the London (Paddington) - Plymouth main line and the A38, which is approximately 5 miles distant, provides dual carriage access to the cities of Plymouth and Exeter with the M5, the motorway network beyond and Exeter International Airport.
The Bears Nest is a delightful character grade II Listed detached thatched cottage with many character period features. The property has an individual layout offering flexible accommodation over two floors. There are three bedrooms on the first floor with an office/shower room suite on the ground floor which could be easily used as a fourth bedroom or guest suite. The Bears Nest has a delightful sitting room with stone fireplace and a large character kitchen diner which opens onto a stone courtyard where there is potential to build additional accommodation (subject to the necessary consents). The Bears Nest has ample parking and a good sized garden.
The property comprises with approximate measurements:
Slate flooring. Door opening into the sitting room.
16' 7'' x 16' 3 (5.05m x 4.95m)
Feature fireplace with slate hearth with wooden lintel over. Ceiling beams. Dual aspect with casement window with seat over looking the side of the property and further window over looking the front of the property. Two steps up to half level and double doors to airing cupboard. Stairs from the lounge lead to the first floor.
13' 5'' x 10' 2 (4.09m x 3.10m)
Wall mounted book shelving. Space for desk and chair. Door to under stairs storage cupboard. Ceiling beams. Wood panelling to dado rail height. Dual aspect room with casement window over looking the rear terrace and door to the front of the property. Door opening into the shower room.
Quadrant shower cubicle with wall mounted shower, wash hand basin and WC. Extractor fan. Tiling to the walls and floor. Combined electric towel rail/heater. Casement window over looking the rear of the property.
15' 4'' x 15' 1 (4.67m x 4.59m)
Range of wall and base level kitchen units with granite work surfaces over and tiled surrounds. Under mounted Franke sink with swan neck mixer tap. Oil fired AGA. Ceiling beams. Wood laminate flooring. Dual aspect with casement window to the side of the property and a further casement window and partially glazed stable type door opening into the rear courtyard. Space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, space for fridge and space for dining table and chairs.
STAIRS FROM THE SITTING ROOM LEAD TO THE FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Casement window at half landing. Loft access. Double doors opening into airing cupboard with slatted shelving and hot water cylinder. Steps to further half landing with door opening into storage cupboard.
15' 6'' x 12' 9 (4.72m x 3.88m)
Large built in wardrobe. Partially vaulted ceiling. Wood panelling to walls. Arrow slit window and two casement windows.
14' 7'' x 10' 4 (4.44m x 3.15m)
Built in wardrobe. Wall mounted shelf. Hatch into boarded roof space with restricted head height. Casement window overlooking the front of the property and towards Waddeton.
12' 9'' x 6' 8 (3.88m x 2.03m)
Beams to partially vaulted ceiling. Casement window overlooking the front of the property and down towards Waddeton.
Panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Door to linen cupboard. Partially vaulted ceiling. Wall mounted electric heater and also a radiator which is heated via the AGA. Casement window over looking the rear of the property.
To the front of the property there is a cottage style garden and terrace with plants and shrubs. Parking for several vehicles.
To the rear of the property is an attractive courtyard with gated access onto the lane. Space in the wall provides access to the mainly laid to lawn garden and garden shed.
Mains electricity. Mains water. Private drainage, septic tank. Heated by electric wall mounted heaters and the oil fired AGA.
The house is suitable for Biomass (wood fuel) central heating from a pellet boiler. This could either be installed in the downstairs study area, in a stand-alone outdoor boiler room or as part of the overall extension for the house for which architects’ drawings have been prepared. (Please see agent for further information.)
South Hams District Council
Tel: 01803 861234