This wonderful rural Devon property is an early 19th century remodelling of a much older building, formerly a shop and a cottage. It has since been updated by the present owners to provide a perfect family home with period charm.

Features of note include the inglenook fireplace in the sitting room with its original bread oven; a large cellar with an original cobbled floor; the impressive drawing room with open fireplace, and the refitted kitchen with its French doors out to the garden.

Accommodation in total comprises the drawing room, sitting room, kitchen and boot room, plus a bedroom/study on the ground floor and two first floor bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and exposed ceiling beams.

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Outside the pretty garden is mostly to the rear of the cottage. The flower borders are well stocked and there is an ornamental pond with a seat beside, plus an original well with a hand pump.

The house is situated in a side lane in the sought-after Devon village of Stoodleigh, which sits above the Exe Valley in rolling countryside equidistant from the north and south coasts of the county. The village has a working Norman church and a number of working farms, as well as the popular village pub and a village cricket team.

The guide price is £395,000. For further information please contact Savills on 01392 455 755, or visit www.savills.co.uk.  

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