Once famed to be the smallest cottage in Devon

10th April 2017  |  12:00am

Once famed to be the smallest cottage in Devon

Tidley Cot lives up to its name. For sale with Old Farm, it was reputedly once the smallest cottage in Devon.  It was severely damaged in a fire in the 1950’s and served as a garage from then until being restored recently to its former height.  

Tidley Cot is adjacent to Old Farm which dates from 1693 and is a traditional Grade II thatched, cob walled, cottage steeped in character and history. 

Located in the hamlet of West Buckland, within walking distance to the popular village and surfing beach of Bantham, the property has many period features and old world charm.  The spacious sitting room has a lovely feel, with a stone hearth and fireplace fitted with a wood burning stove.   Oak lintels over the hearth and window make it perfect for cosy evenings in. 

The spacious dining room, formerly a milking parlour, also boasts an inglenook fireplace, fitted with a wood burning stove with the exposed lintel above believed to be from an old ship.  The downstairs is completed with a kitchen and separate WC.  Upstairs are 3 characterful double bedrooms, some with part exposed roof trusses and window seats. 

Tidley Cot is the separate detached annexe and nearly 100 years ago it was the location for the local Sunday School.  Nowadays it offers a dining room, small kitchenette and shower room downstairs and a stunning large bedroom/living room upstairs with vaulted ceilings and exposed oak rafters, ideal when you have extra house guests. From the outside stone terrace are lovely views across the valley, enjoyed from the seating area and summerhouse, perfect for al fresco dining.  

Theo Spink, senior sales negotiator said: “Old Farm & Tidley Cot offer a great opportunity for a flexible property with letting potential.”

Old Farm & Tidley Cot is offered for sale inviting offers in excess of £550,000. For further information please contact Marchand Petit’s Kingsbridge office on 01548 857588, email: kingsbridge@marchandpetit.co.uk.