Property of the week: Character house overlooking Cockington


Nestled at the head of a peaceful cul-de-sac overlooking the picturesque Cockington Valley, Swallows Hatch is a boutique detached house set in beautiful gardens and offers well-proportioned accommodation with original wood floors and a stove wood in the living room.

The versatile living space is arranged with the main accommodation on the ground floor with two good sized double bedrooms on the first floor.

A separate home office also ensures that the property is suitable for those looking to work from home.

Swallows Hatch sits on Loxbury Road, bordering scenic Cockington Country Park, offering lovely walks through its 450 acres of woods, meadows and lakes with the popular thatched-roof Drum Inn providing a welcome stop to cool off.

A host of amenities are within easy reach, including the local parade of shops near Walnut Road, the waterfront and Torquay Station with Newton Abbot Main Station just one stop away with direct links to major cities.

A feature of this home is the living room, a dual aspect room having windows with lighted leaded transoms overlooking the front garden and offering views over the rolling fields of the Cockington Valley and side sea views to Tor Bay.

There are two more windows to the side, a limestone fireplace with a granite hearth and fitted wood burner and herringbone varnished oak floors.

The Swallows Hatch Lounge
– Credit: John Lake real estate agents

An open arch leads into the dining room with the varnished floor followed to this room. Triple aspect with window also enjoying views over Cockington Valley and out to sea at Tor Bay. Further windows and doors on both sides lead to the front terrace.

The kitchen is fitted with a range of country cream shaker style front units and wood butcher block surfaces with an undermount sink.

There is space for an electric stove, integrated dishwasher and refrigerator. Windows to the front, sides and rear offer views of the beautiful gardens and a stable door gives access to the garden.

The kitchen is fitted with a range of country cream shaker style front units

Kitchen is fitted with a range of country cream shaker style front units
– Credit: John Lake real estate agents

The first bedroom is a bright dual aspect room with a picture window to the side facing the driveway with views over the Cockington Valley and a window facing the rear garden.

The bathroom has been tastefully redesigned by the current owners and includes a walk-in shower with rainfall showerhead and hand shower, sink in vanity unit and toilet, ladder-style towel warmer and extractor hood aspirant.

The second bedroom is a bright room with a window to the front and a wonderful view over Cockington.

The bathroom has also been remodeled by the current owners with a contemporary white paneled tub suite with handheld shower mixers and a sink located in a vanity unit.

There is a separate WC with contemporary WC with integrated sink, partially tiled walls, period radiator / towel warmer and dark window.

From the reception hall stairs lead up to the first floor landing with window to the rear.

The third bedroom enjoys spectacular views across the Cockington Valley to the sea at Tor Bay, while the fourth bedroom also enjoys the same views.

Outside, the rear garden is mainly landscaped on a gently sloping lawn with covered and fenced boundaries.

A store / workshop has work benches, electricity, lighting and a display case.

A home office / office offers views over Cockington, underfloor heating and broadband connection from the main accommodation.

The property is a five-minute walk from the village of Cockington

The property is a five-minute walk from the village of Cockington
– Credit: John Lake real estate agents

To the front of the property there are two paved and paved patio areas, accessed directly from the dining room, taking advantage of the lovely open views and a lower lawned garden with hedges.

Swallows Hatch is approached via an asphalt driveway with parking for two to three vehicles leading to the study / store with an outdoor electric vehicle charging point.

The property is on the market with John Lake at £ 685,000. For more details or to book a tour, call 01803 328899.

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