Osborne Cottage Lower Street West Alvington Kingsbridge


Osborne Cottage Lower Street West Alvington Kingsbridge

Nestling in a sheltered corner of the popular village of West Alvington this quintessential English Cottage has such charm with features bringing a warmth of character which include a fine inglenook fireplace and side stone stairs to a more recent addition of a magnificent Library/Living Room flowing effortlessly to the private south facing garden. Each room has an individual appeal from the lovely snug Sitting Room through the cottage Kitchen with Aga and room for a family table to the spacious bright Library/Living Room. The ground floor continues off a side Hallway to a really charming wood panelled Study, an excellent hideaway for a writer to gather inspiration. The charm continues to the first floor providing two excellent Bedrooms and a superb Bathroom in which to quietly soak up time. In the garden though there is the most amazing round stone built office featuring beautiful timber features and woodburner which simply has to be seen to be appreciated as does the cottage as a whole.

The original cottage is of traditional stone construction with later modern additions, the whole being under slate roofs. Painted wooden double glazed windows are fitted to the original cottage to maintain the period integrity with the Library/Living Room having coated aluminium bi-fold doors. The immaculately presented centrally heated accommodation comprises:


Key Features

  • Character cottage

Property Details

Property Type Cottage
Postcode TQ7 3QB
Council Tax Band Band E

Energy Efficiency & Environmental Impact


Room Descriptions

Entrance Hall

with mat well, telephone point.

Sitting Room

4.38m x 4.1m (14' 4" x 13' 5") featuring a fine Inglenook fireplace having a fitted woodburning stove and timber lintel with off to the side a large bread oven. To the side of the fireplace and curved over the bread oven is a stone staircase leading up to the main bedroom. Beamed ceiling, window seat, radiator, TV point.

Kitchen/Dining Room

5.9m x 4.53m (19' 4" x 14' 10") a lovely sociable room with a range of granite working surfaces, tiled surrounds, Belfast sink, oak fronted cupboards and drawers under, oak shelving and plate rock over. Built in Neff electric oven and ceramic hob, built in refrigerator, wine rack under the oak staircase, gas fired Aga cooking range. Radiator, flagstone floor, ornament niche.

Library/Living Room

5.24m x 4.84m (17' 2" x 15' 11") a bright south facing room with vaulted ceiling having blue anodised aluminium bi-fold doors and gable end windows above opening to the garden, full height stone fireplace including the opening to what was a fireplace at first floor level forming a large ornament niche, fitted woodburner on flagstone hearth and wood lintel over, an extensive range of bookshelves to both side walls, skirting board radiators, flagstone floor.

Side Hallway

with shelved cupboard having plumbing for washing machine, doors to the front parking area and rear garden.


2.36m x 2.05m (7' 9" x 6' 9") a fully wood panelled room overlooking the rear garden with brick fireplace having a fitted enamelled woodburning stove, built in pine desk and side shelved unit, telephone point, flagstone floor, velux window.


with a white WC and corner hand basin, towel rail, wood panelled, flagstone floor.


with door to top of stairs, airing cupboard containing the hot water cylinder fitted with an electric immersion heater, hatch with ladder to roofspace with the Vaillant gas fired boiler supplying the central heating and hot water systems.

Bedroom 1

4.16m x 3.92m (13' 8" x 12' 10") with door to stone staircase from the Sitting Room, recessed wardrobe and cupboard over, raised level cupboard, radiator, window seat.

Bedroom 2

3.5m x 3.36m (11' 6" x 11' 0") with a double aspect to the south and west, walk in wardrobe, radiator, telephone point, ornament shelf.


a very warm inviting room with a white suite comprising bath having a thermostatic shower and glass screen over, Victorian style basin and cupboard under and WC. Ladder/radiator, electric shaver point, mirror, radiator, half tiled walls including a recessed tiled feature over the bath, tiled floor.


Gate opening to the front garden surrounded by ornamental hedging laid mainly to decorative slate chippings with flowers and flowering shrubs. Stone paths to the front door and side gate beside which is a woodstore with tap. Brick paved parking area and Garage, of timber construction on low block walls under a slate roof with double doors, shelving, loft storage, lights, power points, woodburner for those winter days.

The rear fenced private south facing garden is a delight with stone terrace leading onto a lawn surrounded by flowers, flowering shrubs in beds and central tree. Off to the side is a circular stone water fountain feature in a pond surrounded by decorative slate chippings, flowers and climbers. The garden continues to a vegetable area with timber shed and raised beds behind the garage.
From the rear terrace steps lead down to a walled pathway taking you to a round building under a slate roof forming an amazing Office, which in itself is a work of art having a diameter of 2.71 (8’10”). The roof is boarded with all timbers exposed and the elm floor of narrow boards in the design of sunburst out from a central ‘log’ is an example of the attention to detail. This theme of the warmth of wood continues with a built in desk and bookshelves. There are spotlights, telephone point and from under the desk a pull out shelf for a computer keyboard. Don’t worry about chilly winter days or evening for there is a Yukon Woodburner.

Charming cottage, original features of warmth and character combining modern bright living in village location. Energy Rating - D.


113 Fore Street
Kingsbridge, Devon

01548 852352

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