2 Butts Cottages West Alvington Kingsbridge


2 Butts Cottages West Alvington Kingsbridge

A rare opportunity to purchase this uniquely designed, sympathetically extended, three-bedroom cottage with detached double garage and generous guest accommodation above. This is an exciting and original home that boasts light and character, yet has all the benefits of an easily run, warm and modern home with solar panels and extensive insulation providing impressive environmental credentials. Situated on the outskirts of the village, most rooms enjoy a wide southerly aspect over the large south-facing terrace and level lawned gardens with open and elevated views of the fields and countryside beyond. A gated and fenced parking area, large enough for several cars, leads to the impressive double garage which has the additional amenity of a much sought after ancillary ensuite bedroom or office. The original traditional stone built cottage was totally renovated and the large addition of insulated cavity wall construction was completed in 2016. The exterior in part features timber boarding and slate hanging with the remainder cement rendered all under slated roofs. There is a mix of two styles which has created a charming well fitted modern home full of character with gas fired underfloor heating throughout, hot water system assisted by solar panels and double glazing bringing an enjoyable environment which comprises:


Key Features

  • Uniquely designed and extended cottage
  • Detached double garage with guest accommodation above
  • South facing terrace
  • Elevated views of countryside

Property Details

Property Type Cottage
Postcode TQ7 3PS
Council Tax Band Band C

Energy Efficiency & Environmental Impact


Room Descriptions

Open Porch

with stone wall feature, power point, coat hooks, light. Oak stable door with glazed side panel opening to:

Entrance Hallway

3.78m x 1.61m (12' 5" x 5' 3") with glass roof panels bringing good light, coat hooks, shoe shelving, slate flooring, mat well.

Inner Hallway

with two storey green oak framed glass panels opening the view to the rear terrace and garden, oak staircase to first floor, stone walling and slate window sill features, slate flooring.

Sitting Room

4.12m x 4.11m (13' 6" x 13' 6") overlooking the rear garden with double door to terrace, large stone fireplace having a granite lintel, slate hearth and fitted woodburner, shelf unit, TV point, beamed ceiling, slate window seat, wall lights.

Kitchen/Dining Room

6.09m x 3.63m (20' 0" x 11' 11") affording a triple aspect over the garden with folding doors to the terrace. A range of hardwood working surfaces and surrounds, slate surround to two inset sink bowls, cupboards and drawers under, matching island unit having an inset Stoves gas hob and extractor hood over. Built in Hotpoint double electric oven, plumbing for dishwasher, space and plumbing for large fridge/freezer. Wood shelving, TV and telephone points, recessed ceiling lighting and wall lights, slate flooring.

Utility Room

2.46m x 2.15m (8' 1" x 7' 1") with working surface, tiled surround, inset 1 ½ bowl sink top, drawers under, wall cupboards, plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, WC, extractor, Worcester gas fired boiler supplying the central heating and hot water system, Gledhill mains pressure hot water cylinder connected to the solar thermal roof panels.

Galleried Landing

with wide country views, vaulted ceiling, remote operated velux rooflights, linen cupboard, book and ornament shelving beside the staircase, oak balustrade, access to loft storage.

Bedroom 1

4.43m x 3.59m (14' 6" x 11' 9") with the same country views, vaulted ceiling and exposed truss and beams, two built in folding out wardrobes, attic storage cupboards, TV point, stone walling feature, varnished floorboards. En-suite Shower Room, with a white suite comprising glass door cubicle having a thermostatic hand and rain showers, basin, WC and high level cistern. Copper heated towel rail, extractor, recessed lighting, varnished floorboards.

Bedroom 2

3.88m x 3.64m (12' 9" x 11' 11") with a triple aspect having wide country views, part vaulted ceiling, recessed lighting,TV point.

Bedroom 3

2.58m x 2.24m (8' 6" x 7' 4") with recessed wardrobe.


with a white suite comprising double ended bath, glazed corner cubicle having a thermostatic shower, basin with cupboard under and WC. Illuminated mirrored cabinet, ladder/radiator, extractor, recessed lighting, slate tiled floor.

Double Garage

6.46m x 6m (21' 2" x 19' 8") Well insulated Double Garage, of timber construction under a slate roof with power operated up and over insulated sectional door, power points, lights, windows to the rear and side. At a rear corner is an entrance lobby with electric radiator and recessed door mat having a door into the garage and staircase leading to First Floor.

First Floor Room

4.45 x 3.73(14’7” x 12’2”), currently used as a guest bedroom suite with velux windows affording triple aspect far reaching country views, undereaves cupboards, electric radiator, recessed lighting, cupboard containing the mains pressure hot water cylinder with electric immersion heater. En-suite Shower Room, with a white suite comprising glazed and tiled cubicle having thermostatic hand and rain showers, basin on cupboard and WC. Electric ladder/radiator, extractor, recessed lighting.

Outside are lights, tap and shower.


Gated entrance to large gravelled parking area fenced from the garden with pedestrian gate which heads a path leading down a gentle slope to the main entrance door beside which is a door providing access to the pavement.
A lawn lies to the south and west of the cottage fenced from the adjoining field and edged in part with flower beds. From here steps sweep down to the large south facing paved terrace which is sheltered, south facing, sun trap with lights and power points. A walled pathway connects the main entrance with the terrace leading around the Kitchen/Dining Room.


The solar thermal panel on the roof heating the water currently provides an RHI payment of approximately £440 per annum.

Exciting home of character in south facing village location having a large new addition to a renovated cottage. Energy Rating - D.


113 Fore Street
Kingsbridge, Devon

01548 852352

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