FULLDESCRIPTION This extremely charming cottage has recently been affected by a flood in the village and we are selling it on the basis that the new owner will renovate the property to create their own version of a perfect family home. Preventive measures are currently being put into place to ensure the flooding can be avoided in the future.
Located in the small village of Kenton only 20 minutes from the cathedral city of Exeter this home gives the benefits of country living with the city on your doorstep. There are local cycle paths and beaches close by.
As you enter the property the entrance hall leads to the stairs and the door to the living room. The living room has a wonderful fireplace with log burner that adds lots of character to the room. There is a dual aspect making it very light and airy.
The kitchen was refitted but unfortunately was ruined due to the flooding. The layout works well and creates a very social space. There is access to the rear from the kitchen.
There is another room to the rear of the property, the is a multi use room and would make a great utility or study. The garden can be accessed from this room.
On the first floor of the property there are 3 bedrooms and a family bathroom. The rooms are really good sizes with large windows. The family bathroom consists of a WC, hand wash basin and bath with shower overhead.
On the second floor there are 2 more large double bedrooms.
To the rear of the property the garden has been landscaped to a high standard and was not damaged by the flood. This is a fantastic sunny space with patio area perfect for al fresco dining and a grass area for children or pets to play on.
WORKSCOMPLETEDPRIORTOFLOOD Hallway and kitchen fully replastered including ceilings.
Front room replastered in traditional lime plaster (as part of front wall is cob).
Used a stronger sand mix for all rooms that meant that it could withstand water. (Insurance company have confirmed walls do not need stripping off and replastering after flood.)
RCBO installed to make electrics safe by electrician.
Stairs reinforced by carpenter and floorboards replaced in top landing.
Flashing replaced by builder for skylight in attic room.
Wall lights installed in front room.
Spotlights and new sockets in kitchen.
Wooden shutters in front room and bedroom.
Secondary glazing in most rooms.
Electric radiators installed in kitchen, front room & bedroom (advised these are still workable with purchase of a new thermostat).
Garden fully landscaped with turf and patio.
Brand new fitted kitchen - top cupboards/built in microwave still in great condition.
Bench seat installed in kitchen with pendant light over seating area.
Bottled gas supply installed for range oven in kitchen.
Hot and cold water run under floor to utility room.
FLOODWORKSCOMPLETED Flood gate installed on front of property (worked in last flood).
Sump installed in front garden.
Brook has been de-silted and dredged to increase flow.
Current investigation into village wide flood defence.
Environment agency dam brook further upstream and speaking/prosecuting land owners upstream that haven't considered water absorption capacity in fields.
PROPOSEDFLOODWORK £5,000 grant approved from Teignbridge Council to flood proof the property.
Large water butt received from South West Water to help with run off in heavy rain.
Flood gate added to side of property.
Make external doors open out and sealed against frame. No letterbox or cat flap.
Downpipes to be moved to road out of courtyards.
Non-return valves fitted in courtyard drains and talks with SWW to fit one in road before it reaches the house.
Lockable sewer drains in courtyard.
AGENTSNOTES Whilst every care has been taken to prepare these sales particulars, they are for guidance purposes only. All measurements are approximate are for general guidance purposes only and whilst every care has been taken to ensure their accuracy, they should not be relied upon and potential buyers are advised to recheck the measurements. These particulars do not constitute part or all of an offer or contract and Smart Estate agent has not verified the legal title of the property and the buyers must obtain verification from their solicitor. We have not tested any fixtures, fittings, equipment and it is the buyers interests to check the functionality of any appliances.
Great countryside location only minutes from the city centre
Large downstairs living area with beautiful fireplace in situ
Open plan Kitchen/Diner
Separate room perfect for a utility room or office