Property Details

Offers Over £500,000
6 bedrooms
Old Chapel Cottage, Umberleigh
    • 6 Bedroomed Versatile Accommodation
    • Detached
    • Dual Occupancy Potential
    • 0.35 of an Acre
    • No Immediate Neighbours
    • Refurbishment Project
    • 1.5 Miles to Chittlehampton
    • 360 Virtual Tour Available

    Located in an absolutely stunning position is this superb hilltop detached residence offering character six bedroomed accommodation with no immediate neighbours and enjoying far reaching panoramic countryside views. The Old Chapel, as the name suggests was originally a small Christian chapel within this catchment known as Blakewell/Eastacott. The property enjoys a lovely large plot with attractive established gardens extending in all, to about 0.35 of an acre.

    The accommodation, which now requires modernisation is very spacious and adaptable offering tremendous potential arranged over three levels and formerly incorporating a guest annexe.

    Approached via the country lane is a wide driveway and large gardens adjoin both elevations of the property. On the ground floor is a large entrance porch with store and workshop to the rear, entrance hallway, dining room with oil fired Rayburn, large living room with wooburning stove and wide windows with sliding patio doors taking full advantage of the surrounding countryside. Leading off the dining room is a galley style kitchen, also with patio doors and a utility store room off. From the hallway, stairs rise to a split level floor providing three bedrooms and a large bathroom. A further staircase leads to the main landing, two bedroom and a bathroom, together with store room/former kitchen which leads to a further bedroom/sitting room with separate access. For layout and approximate room measurements please see the enclosed floorplan and refer to the Virtual Tour.


    Old Chapel Cottage is initially approached from the country lane via a private entrance drive providing ample parking and turning leading to the side and front of the property.
    A large lawned elevated garden adjoins and contains a variety of mature shrubs, trees and flower beds. To the rear of the property is a further larger established lawned garden, all enjoying privacy, seclusion and views.

    In all, Old Chapel Cottage extends to about 0.35 of an acre.


    Old Chapel Cottage occupies an outstanding rural yet accessible position just 1.5 miles from the villages of Chittlehampton and Umberleigh. Chittlehampton centres on a historic village square dominated by an impressive 15th century parish church. The village is a thriving local community and includes a highly regarded primary school, a cricket club and the award winning public house, The Bell Inn. There are further local facilities at High Bickington and Umberleigh, which has a railway station on the Tarka Line with a regular sprinter train service to Barnstaple and Exeter.

    South Molton provides a wide range of everyday facilities, services, shops and public houses together with primary and secondary schooling.


    We understand that the property is connected to mains water and electricity. Drainage to a private system. Oil fired Rayburn providing central heating and hot water. Woodburning stove to the living room.

    North Devon Council – Band E

    EPC - F


    From South Molton, leave the town on the B3227 in the direction of Umberleigh and continue for 5.5 miles. Turn left at Blakewell Cross signed Eastacott & Brightley. At the top of the hill turn left and carry on into the village. Follow the road along for 0.5 of a mile and Old Chapel Cottage is on the right hand side.


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    Council Tax Band: E (North Devon Council)
    Tenure: Freehold


    Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these details, it should be noted that the measurements are approximate only. Floorplans are for representation purposes only and prepared according to the RICS Code of Measuring Practice by our floorplan provider. Therefore, the layout of doors, windows and rooms are approximate and should be regarded as such by any prospective purchaser. Any internal photographs are intended as a guide only and it should not be assumed that any of the furniture/fittings are included in any sale. Where shown, details of lease, ground rent and service charge are provided by the vendor and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, as the information may not have been verified and further checks should be made either through your solicitor/conveyance. Where appliances, including central heating, are mentioned, it cannot be assumed that they are in working order, as they have not been tested. Please also note that wiring, plumbing and drains have not been checked.

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