A charming three-bedroom Grade II Listed cottage at the heart of a sought-after village near to Exet
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One of a row of three late 16th century cottages, 3 Craigs Cottages is a sensitively-extended cob family home offering over 1,200 sq. ft. of light-filled attractive accommodation arranged over two floors, combining the amenities of modern living with retained period features including some exposed beams and original fireplaces. Featuring exposed wooden flooring throughout, the ground floor accommodation flows from a welcoming reception hall and briefly comprises a large sitting room with feature woodburning stove and open-sided stairs to the first floor, a generous kitchen with a range of bespoke units, Belfast sink and space for a breakfast table, a front aspect dining room with bi-fold doors to the garden and a contemporary fully-tiled cloakroom/shower room.
On the first floor the property provides a generous principal bedroom with feature inset fire surround, two further well-proportioned bedrooms and a modern family bathroom.
Set well back from the village street in a delightful pedestrianised position, the property is approached through a pedestrian gate over a low-maintenance front garden with a gravelled path bordered on one side by an area of level lawn and on the other by a paved terrace, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining.
Clyst St. Mary is a highly popular village with a good range of day-to-day amenities including a convenience store, public house, church and popular primary school. The nearby cathedral City of Exeter has a number of well-regarded schools for children of all ages, one of the best universities in the country and a variety of supermarkets including Waitrose. Exeter also boasts excellent cultural and recreational facilities with many restaurants, the Princesshay shopping development, John Lewis, David Lloyd Private Health Club, Exeter City Football Club and the prominent Rugby Stadium of the Exeter Chiefs.
Communications links are excellent: the M5 motorway provides links to the A38 to Plymouth, the A30 to Cornwall to the South and Bristol and London to the North and East, Digby & Sowton station links to Exeter St. Davids in around 13 minutes and there are regular rail services to London Paddington from Exeter in just over 2 hours. Exeter International Airport provides an ever-increasing number of domestic and international flights including twice daily flights to London City.
The area offers access to a good selection of state schools including Clyst St. Mary E Primary School in the village, Stansfield Academy and St. Peters C of E Aided School as well as to a number of noted independent schools including Exeter, The New School, The Maynard, Exeter Cathedral School, St. Peters and St. Johns.
From Strutt & Parkers Exeter office, turn right onto Barnfield Road and then left onto Western Way (B3212). At the roundabout take the 4th exit onto Heavitree Road (B3183) and stay on B3183 for 2.1 miles. At Middlemoor Roundabout take the 1st exit onto Sidmouth Road and after 0.9 mile at the roundabout take the 2nd exit to stay on Sidmouth Road (A376). Follow A376 for 0.5 mile then at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto A3052. Turn left onto Bishops Clyst and continue as far as the primary school on your left. 3 Craigs Cottages is on the right (opposite the school) set back from the road accessed via a short footpath marked Craigs Cottages.Read all
- Character features
- Excellent commuter village
- Set back from road
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