A STUNNING CHARACTER PROPERTY
situated in an idyllic and tranquil setting with extensive grounds surrounding this unique DETACHED RESIDENCE.
in the favoured Preston area of Paignton and being accessible to local shopping facilities in Lower Preston, together with both Preston and Paignton Sands being close by. Paignton Harbour also offers various boating and sailing facilities and access to some beautiful coastline walks.
is one of the oldest parts of Paignton and the subject property together with Shorton Manor and Shorton Farm form part of a small settlement which is understood to date back to the 17th Century. These properties all stand in substantial gardens and are opposite Shorton Woods. We understand the area was designated a Conservation Area in 1989.
The name Shorton Cottage has been retained throughout the property's history when centuries ago it was a small cob and thatch cottage serving the Manor or Farm. The grounds that surround Shorton Cottage extend to APPROXIMATELY 2 ACRES OF LANDSCAPED LAWNS, complete with small meandering stream and waterfall, a truly idyllic setting. The original cottage has been gradually extended over the years with much of the work understood to have been carried out in the 1920's and 1930's.
this property is most appealing with its mellow brick, is partly rendered and with timbering, under a tiled roof with gabled dormer windows and diamond leaded lights.
The approach is also impressive
with a long winding gravelled driveway leading up to the house with a turning and parking area to the front. There is a continuation of the driveway to the side of the property which leads to an open rear yard and garages, together with the former tradesman's entrance.
The gardens and grounds
are truly a particular feature of this most distinctive property.
VERANDAH STYLE ENTRANCE
Studded oak entrance door to:
SPACIOUS ENTRANCE HALLWAY/DINER
26' 1'' max x 16' 8 max (7.94m x 5.08m)
Solid wood parquet flooring. Two central heating radiators. Leaded glass display alcove cabinet. Understairs storage cupboard with electric light. UPVC double glazed lattice style window. Glazed door with lattice style finish to:
Double shower enclosure with sliding glazed shower screen doors. Thermostatic shower unit. Solid wood parquet flooring. Central heating radiator. Door to:
Solid wood parquet flooring. Wash hand basin (hot and cold) with tiled splashback. Low level WC. Central heating radiator. Plumbing for washing machine. UPVC double glazed lattice style window. Single glazed window.
From the entrance hallway
there is an illuminated glazed display section with glass shelving. Lattice style part glazed door leading to:
28' 7'' x 15' 5 (8.71m x 4.70m)
Triple aspect room with three lattice style UPVC double glazed windows. Feature Devon brick fire surround and matching hearth with fitted Living Flame coal effect gas fire. Feature coving. Dado rail. Four wall lights. Two double panelled central heating radiators. Solid wood parquet flooring. Enjoys very pleasant views over the front garden. Door to side verandah.
SEPARATE DINING ROOM
24' 10'' x 16' 4 (7.56m x 4.97m)
Four central heating radiators. Four uPVC double glazed lattice style windows with deep window sills. Two recessed display niches. Inset eyeball down lighter. Two wall light fittings. Open fireplace with brick hearth. Connecting door to adjoining accommodation.
20' 0'' x 14' 10 (6.09m x 4.52m)
Minster style fireplace with Living Flame coal effect gas fire. Range of built-in alcove book shelving either side of the fireplace. Double panelled central heating radiator. Single panelled central heating radiator. Double aspect room with two lattice style uPVC double glazed windows. Feature ceiling covering. Dado rail. Built-in store cupboard.
14' 9'' x 11' 8 maximum (4.49m x 3.55m)
Range of built-in units comprising base cupboards and drawers with matching wall cupboards. Adjoining upright storage cupboard to the side of the oven. Double stainless steel sink with single drainer, mixer tap fitment. Built-in Zanuzzi electric fan-assisted double oven with tinted glass doors. Inset Zanuzzi 4-burner gas hob with filter unit above. Tiled floor. Inset eyeball ceiling down lighters. Three walls are fully tiled in white ceramic tiling. Wall mounted Glow Worm gas fired combination boiler for central heating and hot water for the main building. uPVC double glazed lattice style window. Lattice style glazed door providing access to the rear.
STAIRCASE FROM THE MAIN ENTRANCE HALLWAY
with balustrade leading to:
Full range of built-in wardrobe and storage cupboards with panelled doors. Double panelled central heating radiator. Two lattice style uPVC double glazed windows. Shelved recessed display niche.
MASTER SUITE/GUEST ROOM
16' 2'' x 13' 3 (4.92m x 4.04m)
Two central heating radiators. Double aspect room with two lattice style uPVC double glazed windows. Stone chimney breast. Three wall light points. Some beamed ceilings. Access through to:
ADJOINING DRESSING ROOM AREA
16' 4'' x 13' 4 (4.97m x 4.06m)
Two central heating radiators. Double aspect room with two uPVC double glazed lattice style windows. Stone chimney breast. Victorian mahogany compactum included.
White suite comprising enclosed panelled bath (hot and cold), pedestal wash hand basin (hot and cold), close coupled WC, shower cubicle with Triton instant electric shower. Walls are fully tiled in white ceramic tiling. Tiled floor. Central heating radiator. Electric shaver point. UPVC double glazed lattice style window. Connecting door to the adjoining annexe.
BEDROOM NO. 2
20' 1'' x 15' 7 (6.12m x 4.75m)
Double aspect room with two uPVC double glazed lattice style windows. Two central heating radiators. Cast iron fireplace with surround. Attractive vaulted ceiling.
SPACIOUS EN-SUITE BATHROOM/WC/SHOWER
13' 0'' x 9' 2 (3.96m x 2.79m)
Shaped enclosed panelled bath with hand grips (hot and cold). Close coupled WC. Pedestal wash basin (hot and cold). Separate shower with Heatstore instant electric shower. Walls are fully tiled finished in white ceramic tiling. Built-in recessed medicine cabinet. uPVC double glazed lattice style window. Central heating radiator. Wall mounted mirror. Electric shaver point.
BEDROOM NO. 3
15' 9'' x 10' 0 (4.80m x 3.05m)
Central heating radiator. uPVC double glazed lattice style window. Wall light fitting. Built-in eaves/storage cupboard. Cupboard door giving access to a large roof storage area with electric light.
White suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash basin (hot and cold) and shower with "Triton" instant electric shower. Walls are fully tiled finished in white ceramic tiling. Electric shaver point. Wall mounted mirror. uPVC double glazed lattice style window.
23' 4'' x 10' 5 (7.11m x 3.17m)
Solid wood parquet flooring. Two central heating radiators. Part wood panelled walls. Lattice style uPVC double glazed window. Part glazed door leading to the front verandah. Glazed screen with part glazed door leading to:
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM / UTILITY
overall measurements including the walk-in pantry of 22' 3'' x 13' 0 (6.78m x 3.96m)
Solid wood parquet flooring. Range of built-in base cupboards with roll edge laminate work surfaces. Inset one and a half bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap fitment. Gas points for cookers. Adjoining laminate work surface with space and plumbing under for washing machine. Central heating radiator. Wall mounted Glow Worm combination boiler for central heating and hot water to the annexe. Walk-in pantry/larder with marble shelf, wall shelving and single glazed window. From the kitchen there is a part glazed door leading to rear passageway.
STAIRCASE LEADING FROM THE RECEPTION ROOM TO:
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Central heating radiator. Built-in meter cupboard housing the gas meter. Built-in cupboard housing the electricity consumer unit. Connecting door to the guest room en-suite.
BEDROOM NO. 1 (NO. 4 TO THE MAIN HOUSE)
13' 1'' x 11' 0 (3.98m x 3.35m)
Central heating radiator. uPVC double glazed lattice style window. Wash basin (hot and cold) with splashback.
BEDROOM NO. 2 (NO. 5 TO THE MAIN HOUSE)
14' 9'' x 9' 10 (4.49m x 2.99m)
Central heating radiator. uPVC double glazed lattice style window. Wash basin (hot and cold) with tiled splashback.
Coloured suite with hand held mixer shower attachment. Pedestal wash basin (hot and cold). Fully tiled walls to the bath recess with extractor fan. Half tiled walls finished in white ceramic tiles. Central heating radiator. Access to the insulated loft space.
White low level suite. Wash hand basin (hot and cold). Half tiled walls in white ceramic tiling. Extractor fan.
THE GROUNDS THAT SURROUND THE PROPERTY
extend to APPROXIMATELY 2 ACRES, having been landscaped throughout. Five-bar gate with a sweeping gravelled driveway which leads up to the main frontage of the property with turning area and AMPLE PARKING. The driveway continues to the side of the property, past the side veranda, and leads to an open rear yard and the garages.
is laid out to formal lawns with a FEATURE STREAM which meanders through the garden with lawns either side. Former croquet lawn which is enclosed being well screened by trees and enjoys a good degree of privacy. Natural woodland area adjoining the croquet lawn which we understand has a Section 106 Nature Protection Order.
section of the garden is known as The Orchard with apple, pear and plum trees. Well screened on one side to the main house. Brick built GARDEN STORE with slated roof.
TO THE REAR
of the property there is a stream fed POND - with the stream continuing to run down through with STONE FOOTBRIDGE over and small waterfall. Natural stone wall to the rear section of garden which has some recessed Victorian beehives. VEGETABLE SECTION of garden to the rear. Large aluminium GREENHOUSE (needing some attention). Gooseberry and blackcurrant bushes. Also to the rear there is a LARGE PAVED AREA with vehicular access offering AMPLE PARKING FOR SEVERAL VEHICLES and access to TWO SINGLE GARAGES with up and over doors and electric light and power, and small adjoining STORE.