Property of the Week: Mouse Cottage offers true Devon lifestyle

The decked terrace at Mouse Cottage

The decked terrace at Mouse Cottage - Credit: John Lake

Peacefully set on the coastal side of Maidencombe amid rolling Devon fields with views to the sea, aptly named, Mouse Cottage is a beautiful bijou character detached bungalow.

The property presents an opportunity to either live with the current layout, extend and remodel, or total redevelopment subject to required permissions and consents.

A true Devon lifestyle is afforded, with the hamlet of Maidencombe enviably positioned between the coastal town of Torquay and the estuary village of Shaldon with Teignmouth beyond, together offering an array of amenities, leisure activities and mooring facilities.

Locally, fine dining at Orestone Manor or the traditional ambiance of the Thatched Tavern pub can be enjoyed within close proximity.

The sheltered cove of Maidencombe Beach provides a café in the warmer months, and dogs are welcome all year round.

From Maidencombe, the beautiful South Devon Coastpath meanders toward Torbay or Shaldon, taking in some of the finest views in Devon.

Mouse Cottage at Maidencombe

Mouse Cottage at Maidencombe - Credit: John Lake

Mouse Cottage features a storm porch opening to the kitchen, fitted with a range of units and wood-effect work surfaces with inset sink unit plus provisions for an electric cooker and washing machine and space for fridge/freezer. Double glazed window enjoying views over the front garden to the fields beyond.

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A door leads to the sitting room with vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers, tiled fireplace and picture window enjoying views over the front garden and fields beyond.

The sitting room with vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers

The sitting room with vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers - Credit: John Lake

A glazed door opens to the dining/garden room with double glazed Velux rooflight, full-width double glazed windows and sliding patio door leading onto the decked terrace from where the beautiful sea views are enjoyed.

Study/bedroom three is a compact yet cosy room with double glazed window enjoying the sea views.

A bathroom offers a white suite of panelled bath with shower over, wash hand basin and WC.

Bedroom one enjoys the fine views over the garden out to the sea.

To the front of the property is a gravelled parking bay with pedestrian gate and steps leading down to the garden, mainly laid to lawn with fenced and hedged boundaries. 

There is access down both elevations to the rear garden, which is mainly laid to lawn with fenced and hedged boundaries. 

Cellar storage with restricted head height provides housing for the modern Worcester gas-fired condensing boiler.

Mouse Cottage is on the market with John Lake estate agents for an asking price of £475,000 freehold. For details, call 01803 328899.