Lewtrenchard, Lewdown
Sold Subject to Contract

2 beds | 1 baths | 2 receptions | Offers in excess of £480,000

  • Grade II Listed Semi-Detached Residence
  • Beautifully Renovated
  • Two Double Bedrooms
  • Luxury Bathroom
  • Sitting Room with Woodburning Stove
  • Living/Dining Room with Woodburning Stove
  • Attractive South Westerly Facing Gardens
  • Open Countryside Views
  • Garage with Storeroom (Currently Used as Home Office) and Parking
  • Rural Location Yet Within Easy Reach of Amenities


This historic and unique, three storey, Victorian Grade II listed semi-detached house sits within a lovely semi-rural location with superb views of the surrounding countryside. Designed and built by Sabine Baring-Gould in 1890 as one of a symmetrical pair of impressive semi-detached houses. Sabine Baring-Gould was the Squire and Parson of the parish of Lewtrenchard, prolific novelist and author, hymn writer, theologian and antiquarian. The property has been sympathetically refurbished and retains a wealth of character features, high ceilings, original stripped wooden floors, original doors, original fireplaces and surrounds, and a double winder staircase with pewter stair rods. The exterior has been decoratively finished with natural slate hung elevations, corniced projections and oriel bay window, all of which mirror the style of the nearby former Baring-Gould family home, Lewtrenchard Manor.

The now modern stylish interior is in keeping with the period while creating an enviable home, which benefits from a new central heating system, which includes lacquered raw metal old-school style radiators with unique valves fed by an oil fired Worcester Bosch Greenstar boiler and domestic hot water cylinder Gledhill unvented hot water tank, and electrical rewire throughout. This fine and proud residence offers a sizeable driveway for multiple cars a single garage for storage, plus a large cellar/utility. Above the garage is a storage room with a door from the garden, currently being used as a home office/hobbies area.

The attractive country garden has a south westerly aspect which extends to the rear and side of the house and enjoys open countryside views towards Brentor church on the horizon. The garden has been landscaped featuring a wooded area and areas of lawn, the upper lawn containing a variety of fruit trees and several areas for seating and entertaining, all of which enjoy the vista and sunny aspect. The current owners, for an annual fee to Lewtrenchard Estate, are granted access to a copse behind, via a gate at the top of the garden . Prospective buyers may wish to contact the Estate should they wish to enjoy similar access. Slate steps and wrought iron railing lead up to the entrance and into the accommodation which comprises a large reception hall, sitting room, living/dining room, kitchen, rear hall and cloakroom. To the first floor are two large double bedrooms and a sublime bathroom with separate shower and roll top copper and polished nickel bath.

The house is on the edge of a hamlet and within easy reach of amenities in Lewdown which include a village post office/stores, public house and is conveniently positioned approximately 10 miles from Tavistock, 10 miles from Launceston, 18 miles from Plymouth and 38 miles from Exeter. There is also a Waitrose in Okehampton which is approximately 10 miles from the door, and an award winning farm shop a short distance away.

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:

Slate steps lead up to a solid wood original door under a canopy porch and into:

RECEPTION HALL 21' x 6'8" (6.4m x 2.03m). Stairs rise to first floor; understairs storage cupboard; ornate style radiator; tiled floor; doors off.

SITTING ROOM 13'3" (4.04m) x 13' (3.96m) extending to 14'3" (4.34m) (13'3" (4.04m) x 13' (3.96m) extending to 14'3" (4.34m)). Window to front and views; ornate style radiator; wood burning stove; television point; Satellite and BT sockets; exposed original floor.

LIVING/DINING ROOM 13' (3.96m) x 11'4" (3.45m) extending to 12'9" (3.89m) (13' (3.96m) x 11'4" (3.45m) extending to 12'9" (3.89m)). Window to side and views with window seat; woodburning stove; ornate style radiator; built-in cupboard; tiled floor; BT point; doorway to:

KITCHEN 13'3" x 7'10" (4.04m x 2.4m). Window and Velux window to rear; polished titanium granite worktop; black granite sink; bespoke kitchen units; space for range cooker; integrated dishwasher; integrated fridge; integrated freezer; tiled floor; ornate styled radiator; under unit LED strip lighting; door to:

REAR HALL 6'10" x 3'3" (2.08m x 1m). Stable door to side and garden; electric meter and consumer unit; tiled floor; door to:

Cloakroom    Window to side; wash handbasin; low level WC; tiled floor; ornate styled radiator.


LANDING    Window to rear; ornate styled radiator; doors off.

MASTER BEDROOM 16'3" (4.95m) x 15' (4.57m) extending to 19' (5.8m) maximum (16'3" (4.95m) x 15' (4.57m) extending to 19' (5.8m) maximum). Oriel bay aspect windows to surrounding views; original fireplace and surround; partial vaulted ceiling; original built-in large double wardrobe; ornate styled radiator.

BEDROOM TWO 13'10" x 16'5" (4.22m x 5m). Window to side and surrounding views; original fireplace and surround; partial vaulted ceiling; original built-in large double wardrobe; ornate styled radiator.

BATHROOM 14'4" x 6'9" (4.37m x 2.06m). Window to front and views; walk-in shower with mains fed thermostatic controls; bateau copper bath with polished nickel inner; Burlington highlevel WC and ceramic wash handbasin with aluminium washstand; ornate styled radiator.

OUTSIDE    The property is approached via double gates which lead to an extensive driveway, providing parking for numerous cars, and single garage, entrance and opening to the garden. There is also a pedestrian gate on the side boundary. We understand that No.2 The Wye has a limited right of    access over the driveway of No.1, to a small parking area within their boundary.
The garden extends from a path and steps to a lower seating area which runs the length of the side and rear elevation. The garden gently slopes up to the woodland which runs along the length of the boundary and features lawned areas, fruit trees, a wooded area with the upper terraced area commanding outstanding views to Brentor. A gate at the top of the garden leads to a substantial/private copse via a nominal annual rent. The garden enjoys the principal views over open countryside providing an enviable sense of space.

GARAGE 14'9" x 9'8" (4.5m x 2.95m). Window to side; double doors to the driveway; site of Worcester Bosch Greenstar oil fired boiler; Gledhill hot water cylinder; door to:

UTILITY ROOM/CELLAR 14'3" x 12'9" (4.34m x 3.89m). Window to front; window to garage; space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer; light and power; radiator; potential hobby room/workshop.

STORE ROOM 15'5" (4.7m) x 9'8" (2.95m) maximum (15'5" (4.7m) x 9'8" (2.95m) maximum). Window to front; door to rear; light and power.

AGENT'S NOTE    The septic tank for Numbers 1 and 2 The Wye is positioned in the adjacent field.

SERVICES    Mains electricity, mains water, drainage via shared septic tank and oil fired central heating.

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

VIEWING    By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 612345.

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