Copplestone Cottage, Colaton Raleigh

Guide Price: £650,000

Agent: Stags

Agent’s Tel: 01392 255202

This beautifully presented, chocolate-box cottage occupies an elevated position in Colaton Raleigh on land that once belonged to Lord Clinton’s estate. The pretty village is surrounded by miles of unspoilt countryside and has easy access to a fabulous network of footpaths.

Exmouth Journal: The kitchen is classically-styledThe kitchen is classically-styled

The thatched Grade II listed property, named Copplestone Cottage, has a rich history, and it is understood its origins date back to the 17th century. A wealth of retained features are evident in the house today, with the exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace with a beehive oven and window seats in the sitting and dining room areas, adding to its charm.

Entrance to the cottage is through an attractive thatch porch and a glazed front door that opens into a 25ft reception room that is currently used as a joint dining and sitting room with original beams creating a natural divide. A large inglenook fireplace housing a gas stove sits at one end of the room, and from here there is an opening through to a study and ground floor shower room.

Exmouth Journal: A pretty and well-established cottage garden sits to the rear of the houseA pretty and well-established cottage garden sits to the rear of the house

The country kitchen has a fresh, classic look with fitted light grey units, white granite worktops, a rangemaster cooker, a large Belfast sink and other integrated appliances.

On the first floor, there are two bedrooms and a family bathroom fitted with a modern white suite. The principal bedroom has a lovely dual aspect overlooking the garden and surrounding countryside.

To one side of the cottage, there’s a useful storeroom, while on the other side is a workshop, which has previously been used as a third bedroom.

Outside, a mature cottage garden lies to the rear and has been lovingly maintained. The well-established garden is predominantly laid to lawn and features an abundance of planted borders and mature shrubs, along with various seating areas.

To the front, a gravel driveway provides parking space for several vehicles.

In February, EDDC granted full planning permission for a single storey side extension and a part-single and part-double storey extension to the rear with a first-floor terrace. It also granted approval for a conversion of the carport into a double garage.