A SECLUDED RESIDENCE within DARTMOOR National Park yet around just 15 minutes drive to Tavistock and Plymouth is this superb detached home offering ORIGINAL FEATURES alongside CONTEMPORARY DESIGN, with a versatile DETACHED BARN including HOME OFFICE/STUDIO, driveway parking and SOUTH FACING gardens ideal for outside entertaining.
Viewing times available in January 2022.
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION A beautiful home in a secluded picturesque setting within Dartmoor National Park with no near neighbours, offering a long private driveway, large south facing gardens which were designed and planted by a landscape gardener, a stylish converted barn and views across the surrounding fields and wooded valley. The house isn't listed and dates from the 1800s and has been now extensively renovated since being purchased creating a beautiful contemporary residence, benefitting from insulation measures along with exposed character features. The property also has a detached barn which is nestled into the gardens, yards from the main house, and has been partly converted in 2021 into a studio/home office. This outbuilding also has scope for an annex and ancillary accommodation with a private terrace and views. The other parts of the barn are still unconverted including a store/workshop with eaves storage, and a further store with connected water and space for utilities. The gardens and driveway are around one acre with different areas to relax and enjoy the peace. There is an orchard behind the barn and lawns which are mainly to the front and side, which in turn slope to a wooded area at the bottom of the grounds. Large folding doors lead out from the kitchen/dining/living room onto a sizeable seating terrace, which is ideal for entertaining guests and family, while enjoying the best of the sunshine on the westerly side of the house. A small stream runs through the grounds providing the sound of moving water, ultimately adding to the calm ambience. The views from the gardens are a particular feature and are uninterrupted across open farmland, down the valley towards Horrabridge village in the distance.
The property can be entered from the main entrance at the front of the house next to the driveway or via the side door into a large vaulted ceiling boot room/utility, which is ideal for kicking off boots and hanging up coats after walks on the nearby moors. This room houses a modern utility area and storage cupboards plus the boiler cupboard. There is also a useful shower room at the far end of the room with basin and WC. The main entrance leads into a hallway with doors off to a comfortable sitting room with open fireplace and a cosy snug which is currently used as a music room with stairs to the first floor. The heart of the home is a tremendous open plan kitchen/dining/living room which is light and stylish and benefits from an electric Aga, with folding doors out to the seating terrace and gardens. The kitchen is again perfect for being with family and friends and is the ideal space to relax and be with loved ones. A door then connects back to the boot room/utility. The property is warmed by oil fired central heating, underfloor heating and an open fire in the sitting room. The house has been renovated since 2015 by the current owners.
The residence is approached via solid wood gates at the top of the driveway, with a camera/security entry. The driveway then gently slopes down to the house, which can't be seen from the country lane, emphasizing the privacy the home offers. The driveway then open to a large stone chipping driveway, ideal for several vehicles and turning.
The house is sited between Sampford Spiney and Horrabridge while being close to the hamlet of Brook. It is a perfect location for driving to Tavistock and Plymouth, all of which are around 15 minutes away by car and offer excellent schools and amenities. The nearest village of Horrabridge offers several amenities including a highly rated primary school, two public houses, shop/post office, bakery, art studio and hairdressers plus a church. Open moorland is nearby up the lane from the top of the drive. This area of moorland is relatively unknown and therefore ideal for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits away from it all.
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:
SITTING ROOM 18' 2" maximum x 17' 4" maximum (5.54m x 5.28m)
SNUG 14' 4" x 10' 11" (4.37m x 3.33m)
KITCHEN/DINING/LIVING ROOM 32' 0" x 13' 4" (9.75m x 4.06m)
BOOT ROOM/UTILITY 30' 6" x 7' 9" (9.3m x 2.36m)
BEDROOM TWO 18' 2" x 11' 10" (5.54m x 3.61m)
BEDROOM THREE 11' 4" x 10' 6" (3.45m x 3.2m)
BEDROOM ONE 14' 0" x 13' 3" (4.27m x 4.04m)
DRESSING ROOM/BEDROOM 9' 2" x 8' 11" (2.79m x 2.72m)
OUTBUILDING Consisting of:
STORE 12' 2" x 11' 9" (3.71m x 3.58m)
WORKSHOP/STORE 21' 0" x 12' 0" (6.4m x 3.66m)
HOME OFFICE/STUDIO 36' 0" x 10' 10" (10.97m x 3.3m)
SERVICES Mains water, mains electricity, private drainage (septic tank) and oil fired central heating.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'F' for Council Tax purposes.
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 855055.
DIRECTIONS Go up Bedford Road towards Brook & Sampford Spiney-before you get to Brook there is a small cluster of gates, and it is through the white one on the left hand side. The property will be found on the left marked with wooden double gates and a name plaque.