BRIDGE Cottages is a row of traditional 18th-century cottages nestled in the heart of the popular village of Lympstone, within easy walking distance of the estuary, harbour and village amenities.
Number 1 is the end terrace and is an attractive three-storey, three-bedroom cottage that has been sympathetically modernised so as to retain its period character while offering the practical comforts of a modern town-house. The property is on the market with East of Exe (01392 877240) at a newly reduced price of £249,950 with no on-going chain.
Characterised by its Georgian-style sash bow windows, stripped wooden floors and period fireplaces, the property exudes a relaxed charm and, with two generously sized reception rooms on the ground floor, provide excellent space for entertaining. A well-fitted galley-style kitchen, with handmade bespoke units and a Belfast sink, extends to the rear width of the property and there is also a separate, combined utility and cloakroom, with plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher.
The attractive master bedroom with its south-facing sash bow window and open fireplace with cast-iron grate, is on the first floor. This room has the convenience of its own hand wash basin. There is also a large family bathroom on this floor with claw-foot roll-top bath and separate shower cubicle. On the second floor are another two good-sized bedrooms featuring vaulted ceilings, exposed timbers and dormer windows. One of these rooms has partial estuary views and additionally gives access to useful loft storage space.
The owners of Bridge Cottages have traditionally used the link-way at the rear of their properties for sitting out and for accessing the nearby estuary harbour. The village car park is within a 100 yards walk of the house as is the railway station which gives easy access to Exmouth, Exeter and beyond. Lympstone village is additionally now connected to Exmouth and Exeter by a brand new cycle path that runs alongside the stunning Exe estuary.