5 beds | 4 baths | Guide price £975,000

  • Large Detached Country House
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Set in Grounds of Just over 3 Acres
  • Detached Garage with Planning Permission
  • Store Room
  • Approached Via Sweeping Driveway
  • Annex and Extension Potential

LARGE DETACHED COUNTRY HOUSE with 6 BEDROOMS set in GARDENS and GROUNDS of just over 3 ACRES with a DETACHED GARAGE which has PLANNING PERMISSION for further accommodation.

SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION A large detached country house built, we believe, in the 1950s although extended and altered thereafter, this property has been substantially improved by the current owners and is superbly presented throughout. The accommodation is arranged around a large reception hall with spacious rooms which provide a high degree of flexibility of use and is ideal for family entertaining with well proportioned reception rooms and a large sunny loggia. In addition, part of the ground floor accommodation could easily be altered to provide a separate annexe. If further living accommodation is required, a large detached garage has planning permission for conversion. Heating is provided by an oil fired boiler in the utility room, whilst an oil fired Aga warms the kitchen. The original staircase leads to a galleried landing which in turn leads to five bedrooms including a master suite with large en-suite bathroom. In addition, above the sun loggia, there is a sixth bedroom with en-suite wet room facilities.

The beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds extend to just over three acres and are approached via a sweeping gravelled driveway which provides parking and turning for several vehicles. A substantial, detached garage includes a large/store room to the rear.

The gardens have been landscaped to provide level lawned areas with extensive, well stocked beds and borders, flowering trees and shrubs. Beyond the garden there is a gently sloping meadow and from the house and gardens there are expansive views across the Devon countryside and into Cornwall.

ACCOMMODATION Reference made to any fixture, fittings, appliances or any of the building services does not imply that they are in working order or have been tested by us. Purchasers should establish the suitability and working condition of these items and services themselves.

The accommodation, together with approximate room sizes, is as follows:


PORCH Slate tiled floor and providing sheltered access to the oak entrance door beneath a gothic stone arch.

RECEPTION HALL Original parquet floor; turning staircase to first floor; dado rail; understairs storage cupboard. Doors to:-

STUDY 14' 10" x 13' 11" (4.52m x 4.24m) A sunny room with fitted cupboards with book shelving over; two three quarter length arched windows to side and rear.

CLOAKROOM Low level W.C.; pedestal hand wash basin.

DRAWING ROOM 25' 3" x 17' 3" (7.7m x 5.26m) A light and spacious room; fireplace with marble inset and hearth within a painted wooden surround; fitted cupboards to the side of the fireplace with book shelving over; two three quarter length windows to side; two arched windows to front overlooking the garden. A connecting door to:-

DINING ROOM 16' 7" x 14' 2" (5.05m x 4.32m) Fireplace with marble inset and hearth in a painted wooden surround; small window to side together with a large window to front overlooking garden; connecting door to kitchen. Multi-paned door to:-

SUN LOGGIA 19' 3" x 12' 4" (5.87m x 3.76m) Recently re-built, this fabulous room makes the most of the beautiful gardens that surround it with bi-folding doors to two sides which when fully opened provide unobstructed access to the garden; a further window gives views over the front garden whilst a spiral staircase leads to:-

BEDROOM SIX 13' 7" x 11' 11" (4.14m x 3.63m) (partially reduced head height) Window to front and rear. Door to:-

EN-SUITE WET ROOM Fully tiled; mains shower; low level W.C.; wash hand basin; heated towel rail.

KITCHEN 14' 10" x 14' 2" (4.52m x 4.32m) Fitted with a modern range of wall and base units with granite work surfaces incorporating single drainer twin bowl sink unit with mixer tap; electric hob with extractor unit over; eye-level single oven; ceramic wall tiling; integral dishwasher; integral fridge; oil fired Aga; coved ceiling; window to side overlooking the garden; door returning to reception hall. Door to:-

REAR PORCH This section of the ground floor accommodation has an independent access and could easily be used as an annexe if so required. Doors lead from the rear porch to:-

BOOT ROOM Coat hooks; shelving for shoes; window to rear.

UTILITY ROOM 9' 0" x 8' 11" (2.74m x 2.72m) Ample work surfaces with space beneath for washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer; ample storage shelving; floor standing oil fired boiler; tiled floor; window to rear. Door to:-

GAMES ROOM/BEDROOM Fitted storage cupboard; window to side; French doors to garden. Door to:-

GUEST SHOWER ROOM Low level W.C.; pedestal wash hand basin; shower cubicle with electric shower over; ceramic wall tiling; window to rear.


GALLERIED LANDING A large open galleried landing with a window over the stairs providing natural light; coved ceiling; two built-in airing cupboards with shelving, one housing the hot water cylinder. Door to:-

MASTER BEDROOM 14' 11" x 14' 7" (4.55m x 4.44m) Range of built-in wardrobes; windows to side and front elevations with superb views over the gardens and surrounding countryside. Concealed door to:-

EN-SUITE BATHROOM Recently created and fully tiled; four piece white suite comprising twin wash hand basins within a vanity unit with illuminated mirrors over; panelled shower bath with mains shower; low level W.C.; bidet; radiator; heated towel rail; window to rear.

BEDROOM TWO 13' 8" x 11' 5" (4.17m x 3.48m) Range of built-in wardrobes; further book/display shelving; dormer window to front with fitted dressing table.

BEDROOM THREE 13' 11" x 9' 2" (4.24m x 2.79m) Currently being used as a dressing room and is extensively fitted with full length wardrobes; window to front with superb views over the garden and surrounding countryside.

BEDROOM FOUR 12' 7" x 9' 1" (3.84m x 2.77m) Fitted wardrobes with a matching dressing table and bookshelf; window to side.

BEDROOM FIVE 14' 3" x 6' 0" (4.34m x 1.83m) (plus doorway and passage) Triple mirror fronted wardrobes and matching dressing table; window to rear.

FAMILY BATHROOM Fully tiled, four piece suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin, low level W.C., bidet, bath with mixer shower attachment; combined radiator and heated towel rail; window to side.

OUTSIDE The house occupies a stunning setting within its own formal gardens and grounds of just over three acres. The property enjoys a high degree of privacy and seclusion and is approached via a sweeping gravelled driveway that leads to an extensive parking/turning area for several vehicles.

DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE 20' 0" x 18' 0" (6.1m x 5.49m) Automatic 'up and over' door; power and light supply.

WORKSHOP/STORE 18' 0" x 10' 5" (5.49m x 3.18m) To the rear of the garage is a useful workshop/store with separate access with power and light supply.

PLANNING PERMISSION We understand from our clients that Planning Permission has been granted by West Devon Borough Council to convert the first floor of the garage and workshop into additional residential accommodation (Application Number 10866/2007/TAV). Also Planning Permission for the ground and first floor extension of circa 1050 sq ft was granted on 1 December 2017 and this can be accessed by quoting application number 3164/17/HHO.

GARDENS The landscaped formal gardens lie predominantly to the front and rear of the house and are mainly laid to lawn with extensive flower beds and borders, specimen trees and shrubs. Beyond the gardens there is a gently sloping meadow which could easily accommodate horses and a stable block if required. The meadow can be accessed independently via its own field gate. The property enjoys glorious views from both the house and the gardens across the Devon and Cornwall countryside.

SERVICES Mains water and electricity, private drainage. Oil fired central heating.

OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band ' G ' for Council Tax purposes.

VIEWING Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 855055.

DIRECTIONS The property lies approximately 9 miles from Plymouth, 5 miles from Derriford Hospital, 6 miles from Tavistock and 1 1/2 miles from Yelverton.

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