BELIEVED to have been constructed in 1485 (the year of the Battle of Bosworth Field) Grade II listed Mote Cottage in Abbotskerswell has been added to and altered over the many centuries it has been standing.
Constructed principally of stone with some cob under a Turkish water reed thatched roof, with beamed ceilings, window seats and exposed stone walling, this is the quintessential English country cottage.
Ostensibly three cottages formerly and with a fascinating stone building which was once the village steam wash house, Mote Cottage was re-thatched in 1998 and has been recently re-ridged.
Many period cottages suffer from lack of light and small rooms. Mote Cottage has a fair number of windows which let in good light and the property features two, well proportioned living rooms, a large kitchen/dining room and four bedrooms upstairs, one of which is en suite.
Mote Cottage's surprise is its garden. Quite large, well enclosed and beautifully landscaped with a level lawn and colourful flower border, this is the perfect addition to what is very much a family home.
Abbotskerswell is one of the most popular villages in Teignbridge. Approximately two miles from Newton Abbot, the centre of town is easily accessible by private and public transport and the village has a thriving community.
There is a shop, hairdressers and tea rooms and popular primary school.
The centre of the village has more than its fair share of thatched buildings and is very pretty.
There are also some lovely walks and rides in the immediate vicinity. The market town of Newton Abbot has an excellent range of shops and facilities to suit most needs. Its main line railway station has services to most parts of the country.
Access to the A380 dual carriageway at Penn Inn roundabout leads to Exeter (approximately 17 miles away) and the motorway network. Torquay is approximately six miles away.
Mote Cottage is on the market with Wood's (01626 336633) at £399,000.