From Totnes take the A381 Western Bypass towards Kingsbridge and on leaving Harbertonford take the next turning left to Washbourne and Cornworthy. Follow this road along, through Washbourne and when you reach the junction at the end of the road, take right for Cornworthy. Stay on this road and follow it all the way down into the village. As you start to proceed up the hill Nab Cottage will be found on the right hand side.
Cornworthy is of Saxon origins and is recorded in the Doomsday book. There is an Augustinian Priory built 1230 and run by Augustinian nuns until the dissolution in 1537. The church was of Norman origins and has the existing Norman Font. Present church was built in 1350. Today there are working farms, variety of local businesses and enterprises. Of note there is minimal traffic through the village as there is a road going around the village. The village also enjoys dark nights as there is no light pollution due to no street lighting, so a real joy for star gazers.
Cornworthy is a real hidden gem. It has a thriving community and is a working village surrounded by farms and fields. It is very close to the River Dart and a tributary of the Dart, Bow Creek. Part of the village is classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village appeals to those of all ages, families with children, single people, retired and the elderly. There is a church, a village hall and a pub. Activities available in the village include football club, table tennis, badminton, WI (Womens Institute), allotments, the history society, gardening club, amateur dramatics and bell ringing. There are some beautiful rural and riverside walks to be enjoyed including the John Musgrave Heritage Trail and Dart Valley Trail run through the village. Sailing is available 1 mile away with slipway, moorings, boat storage and Dittisham Sailing Club 3 miles away. Dartmouth Golf Club is approximately 3 miles. Totnes is a short drive away with a number of shops and facilities and is also on the main London Paddington to Penzance railway line.
Nab Cottage is a charming end of terrace period home that has been sympathetically renovated yet retaining a wealth of character. The property benefits from three bedrooms, bedroom one being the recently renovated loft room with contemporary en-suite bathroom, two reception rooms, enclosed patio garden, a further area of garden, which is detached from the property and enjoys views over the surrounding countryside, garage, off road parking and is being sold with no onward chain.
The property comprises;
A spacious dual aspect room with large timber exposed beams. Oak flooring. Stairs rising to the first floor with under stair storage cupboard. Stone fireplace with wooden mantle and tiled hearth.
Fitted with a range of wooden base level kitchen units with marble work surfaces and bespoke fitted breakfast bar with display shelving above. Inset ceramic sink with wooden drainer and surround. Space for electric cooker with stainless steel extractor hood over. Space and plumbing for slimline dishwasher. Quarry tiled flooring.
Dual aspect room with windows to the side and rear of the property. Slate tiled flooring. Contemporary wood burner (free flame). Cloaks area with stained glass window. Stable door to patio.
Low level WC and wash hand basin. Space and plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer.
Stairs from the lounge rise to the FIRST FLOOR GALLERIED LANDING
Airing cupboard housing Megaflow pressurised how water cylinder with slatted shelving above. Deep storage cupboard with built in shelving. Further built in cupboard. Exposed floorboards. Small window to the rear of the property. Stairs to the second floor.
A double bedroom with feature leaded stained glass window and further double glazed window to the rear aspect. Exposed floorboards. Range of fitted wardrobes with sliding doors.
Windows to the front and side of the property. A small double bedroom, currently used as a study. Exposed floorboards.
Large shower cubicle with sunflower shower head and hand held attachment, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Window with deep cill. Wooden flooring.
Bespoke Oak staircase rises from the first floor landing to;
Double room with vaulted ceiling, inset spotlights and two Velux windows. Wooden flooring. Opening to:
Built in bath with central mixer tap, wash hand basin set on Oak shelf and low level WC. Heated towel rail/radiator. Velux window.
Immediately outside of the sitting room is an enclosed paved patio with raised flowerbeds and gateway providing access onto Abbey Road.
There is a further area of garden situated a short distance from the property on Willow Lane. This garden, which offers a good degree of privacy, is behind the garage, enclosed by stone walling, and is laid to lawn with an ornamental pond. There is a timber summerhouse, a number of mature shrubs and superb views from the garden can be enjoyed over the village and the surrounding countryside.
A large single garage with wooden double doors accessed from Willow Lane, with electric points and lighting.
There is off road parking for two vehicles in front of the garage.
Mains water, drainage and electricity with oil fired central heating.
South Hams District Council
Tel: 01803 861234