Riddlecombe, Chulmleigh


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A delightful cottage with useful outbuilding and stunning gardens. Sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, garden room, utility, shower room, 4 bedrooms and bathroom. Studio/workshop with potential for annexe (stp). Total about 1.32 acres. EPC Band F


Whitehaye is on the edge of the small, peaceful rural village of Riddlecombe. Local amenities can be found in the villages of Dolton and Winkleigh with both also having a primary school and the small town of Chulmleigh with day to day facilities including post office, shops, banking, as well as further schooling to secondary level.

The property is ideally placed to take advantage of the countryside and many attractive walks in the area. The National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor are both within easy reach.

The regional centre of Barnstaple is about 13 miles to the north and The Cathedral City of Exeter is about 27 miles to the south east.


Whitehaye is a delightful, detached cottage which offers well presented character accommodation and is set in a large plot of about 1.32 acres. The cottage is complemented by absolutely stunning gardens which have been well-maintained by the current owner and there is a superb, detached outbuilding in the grounds currently used as a studio and workshop, but which could be adapted to an alternative use such as an annexe or similar (subject to the necessary consents being obtained).

Ground Floor

An open porch with tiled floor and bench seats leads into the HALL with tiled floor and stairs to the first floor.

The SITTING ROOM has a window seat and exposed ceiling timbers, stone fireplace with beam over and wood burning stove and under stairs shelved area.

The spacious KITCHEN/DINING ROOM has two window seats to the front, inglenook fireplace with bread oven (with door) with heavy beam over and houses an oil-fired Aga. There is a good range of fitted modern units with timber and granite worktops, Belfast sink with mixer tap, built-in electric oven and hob with hood over, range of matching wall units and plumbing for dish washer and space for fridge.

Off the kitchen is a CONSERVATORY/GARDEN ROOM with tiled floor and double doors to the front garden.

The REAR HALL has a curved seat with storage below and coat hanging space. The UTILITY has plumbing for washing machine and work top with shelving below, door to outside and door into WET ROOM with tiled floor , low level WC, wash basin and thermostatic shower.

The FOURTH BEDROOM or STUDY has exposed ceiling timbers, wash basin with cupboard below and shelved storage cupboard.

First Floor

The LANDING has views over the gardens to the rear and a high level shelf. BEDROOM ONE is a double room with built in wardrobe recess. BEDROOM TWO is a double room with airing cupboard and BEDROOM THREE is a single room. The BATHROOM has been enlarged by the current owner and re-fitted with a new modern suite.


The property is approached over a gravelled driveway which leads past the side of the cottage to plenty of parking to the rear.

Adjacent to the parking area is a detached OUTBUILDING incorporating a STUDIO (15'9 x 14'5 ) and WORKSHOP (26'10 x 14'5 max) with separate CLOAKROOM. It is considered that this building has considerable potential for alternative uses such as an annexe or similar, subject to the necessary consents.

The Gardens

The gardens at Whitehaye are particularly impressive.

There is a front garden which is mainly gravelled and with well planted flower and shrub borders.

To the rear is a superb garden with lawned areas, many borders planted with a wide variety of plant species both shrubs and herbaceous. The garden includes many mature trees, a productive fruit and vegetable area with raised beds and a herb garden.

The gardens continue past an orchard to an area of wild flower meadow bordered by mature trees with numerous pathways and a pond.

In total the property extends to about 1.32 ACRES.


Strictly by confirmed prior appointment please through the sole selling agents, Stags on 01769 572263.


From the A377 Taw Valley road at Colleton Mills, near Chulmleigh, take the turning to the west signposted Burrington and after about half a mile turn left signposted to Ashreigney. Proceed along this lane and up the hill and upon reaching Ashreigney at the first junction turn right and at the very next corner continue straight on (do not keep left towards the village). Shortly, at the next crossroads, continue straight on towards Riddlecombe. Follow this road into Riddlecombe and the property will be found on the right, slightly set back from the road.

Arrange viewing 01769 358002

Stags - South Molton

29 The Square, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3AQ

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