Nr Horrabridge, Nr Horrabridge

9 beds | 4 baths | 8 receptions | Offers in excess of £1,400,000


  • Nestled in over 19 acres of Gardens, Meadows and Woodland, with Stream Boundary
  • Useful Outbuildings
  • Large Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden
  • Holiday Let Income
  • Perfect for Equestrian Use
  • Potential for Barn Conversion (STP)
  • Multi-Generation Living Potential
  • Wildlife Haven rich with Mature Trees

A rare opportunity to acquire this historic small country estate on the market for the first time in 27 years set in a private and tranquil location within Dartmoor National Park.






SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION
Private but not isolated, a beautiful, large period home with cottage annex and many traditional outbuildings, nestled in just over 19 acres of gardens, meadows and woodland, with stream boundary. A quiet and truly magical haven within Dartmoor National Park just a few minutes walk to the open moor or the village centre. This special home does require refurbishment in parts. It is approached via a sweeping driveway through the ‘Lawn Field', an ancient species-rich hay meadow. The drive encompasses the house, passing through the original barn yard and continuing out onto the road via the picturesque, walled rear drive.

The property is not listed but dates back many hundreds of years, there being a dwelling of the same name here since before the Domesday book. The original Devon longhouse with granite floored cross-passage and medieval stone arched doorway, dates from circa 16th century, with the eastern end being the letting cottage. The house was extended in the Victorian period to the west and front elevations creating a sizeable living space with the coved, high ceilings and room dimensions typical of that era. There are original features throughout the property. These later additions along with the original longhouse, of which the cottage is a part, makes the property ideal for multi-generational living.

The grounds and land are a very special feature of this property, being planted throughout the years with many specimen trees and shrubs, creating an oasis of wildlife - birds, badgers, deer and much more! The stream running along the small valley below the house forms part of the western boundary of the land, and originates a little further up the valley near Pew Tor. The valley is lightly wooded and is a wild paradise of flora and fauna.

The fields surround the house in 5 enclosures, mostly interconnecting, ideal for grazing. The front and back meadows are both ancient species-rich hay meadows and produce prolific amounts of very special, fragrant hay.
The walled garden is found behind the L-shaped stone barn, both built in Victorian times from stone quarried on the property from the small quarry situated just behind the barn. The walled garden is a magical space, sheltered and secluded, ideal for nurturing fruit and vegetables, and for peaceful contemplation. There is a greenhouse, vegetable garden, fruit trees and prolific herbs growing.

There are many hidden areas dotted around the grounds to enjoy the beauty and seclusion of nature - ideal for picnics, BBQs, walking through the bluebells, enjoying the views from the spa. The current owner is an artist who enjoys and uses the wonderful environment for her inspiration.

There is a disused swimming pool to the south-east of the house, under the decked terrace, outside the morning room doors, where there once was an orangery.

The stone outbuildings are of some stature and offer a hay loft, 2 stables and a coach house (now used as workshops), with stairs to the former groom's room above. Also parking for 2+ vehicles inside the L-shaped end of the barn. The barn has mains power, lighting and water supply. There is also an old WC in the barn and a disused laundry room. The barn has been re-roofed in full, partly approx 20 years ago, and partly (hay loft) early 2021.

There is potential to convert these buildings subject to relevant permissions and planning.

The Main House comprises:
Ground floor - back door from back courtyard leads to granite floored hallway/ boot and coat area (cross passage) leading to kitchen/ breakfast room. Study off to left of cross-passage, boiler room to right, linked to utility room. WC to right of back door.

On entering the kitchen the large conservatory is on the right, leading in turn to the cottage garden. There is an ancient well under the kitchen floor, the water from which is perfectly potable. There is a connection to the kitchen sink, presently turned off. Another door from the kitchen leads to the west wing, utility area and guest WC, and another to the front entrance/ dining hall. From here there are doors to the morning room and the drawing room, and the main front door to the property.

The elegant Georgian-style stairway rises to the landing leading to bedrooms one (with en-suite), two and three. There is also a small bathroom off the landing and a stained glass door to the cross-passage leading to the older part of the house. Modern family bathroom to your right and bedrooms 4 and 5 to your left. Straight on to WC and bedrooms 6 and 7.

The cottage annex comprises - conservatory, kitchen/ dining room, living room with inglenook fireplace, 2 double bedrooms and shower room/WC.

The outbuildings comprise large L-shaped stone barn with workshops, hay loft, covered parking and storage, stables, cart shed, field shelter, poultry housing, greenhouse and spa shelter.

The village is a few minutes' walk down the road and offers a highly regarded primary school, a general store/post office, a hairdresser, baker, 2 pubs, award-winning fish and chip shop, art gallery and a riverside park by the fourteenth century stone bridge spanning the picturesque River Walkham.

Plymouth station is 12 miles, Tavistock is 4.6 miles and the village of Yelverton 2.6 miles. A mile or so up the road is the open moor with wide open spaces and tors, for walking and riding, cycling and picnicking.
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:

ROOM DESCRIPTION i.e. window to rear etc (only if you want it included)

ENTRANCE PORCH TO FRONT DOOR

ENTRANCE HALL
27'2" x 11'9" (8.28m x 3.58m)

MORNING ROOM
17'6" x 15' (5.33m x 4.57m)

DRAWING ROOM
21'3" (6.48) into bay x 14'11" (4.55) maximum

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
22'11" (6.99) maximum x 18'5" (5.61) maximum

CONSERVATORY
29' (8.84) maximum x 11'3" (3.43) maximum

HALLWAY

CLOAKROOM

LOUNGE
19' (5.79) maximum x 17' (5.18) maximum

KITCHEN
10'4" x 6'11" (3.15m x 2.1m)

UTILITY
13'3" (4.04) maximum x 9' (2.74)

BOILER ROOM
10'1" x 9' (3.07m x 2.74m)

CLOAKROOM

INNER HALL

STUDY/HOME OFFICE
15'6" x 12'11" (4.72m x 3.94m)

FIRST FLOOR

LANDING

BEDROOM ONE
16'4" x 15'2" (4.98m x 4.62m)

ENSUITE

BEDROOM FIVE
12'7" x 11'10" (3.84m x 3.6m)

BEDROOM TWO
17'8" (5.38) maximum x 15'5" (4.70) maximum

BATHROOM

INNER HALLWAY

BEDROOM THREE
17'4" (5.28) maximum x 15'4" (4.67) maximum

BEDROOM FOUR
13'11” x 11'11” (4.24m x 3.63m)

SEPARATE W.C

FAMILY BATHROOM

BEDROOM SEVEN
11'11" x 9' (3.63m x 2.74m)

BEDROOM SIX
12'2" x 9'10" (3.7m x 3m

ANNEX

GROUND FLOOR

SITTING ROOM
31' (9.45) maximum x 16'11" (5.16) maximum

BEDROOM
31'4" (9.55) maximum x 16'11" (5.16) maximum

FIRST FLOOR

HAYLOFT
31'4" (9.55) maximum x 16'11" (5.16) maximum

STORE TWO
31' (9.45) maximum x 16'11" (5.16) maximum

OUTBUILDINGS

BARN/GARAGE
31' x 22' (9.45m x 6.7m)

WORKSHOP
19'6" x 16'11" (5.94m x 5.16m)

SERVICES
Mains electricity (solar tubes to hot water system), mains water (well water available), private drainage to septic tank.

OUTGOINGS
We understand for Council Tax purposes the House is in Band 'G' and the Cottage is Band ‘A'.

VIEWINGS
By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT ON 01822 855055.

DIRECTIONS
WhatThreeWords ( I will confirm) from our Yelverton office proceed to the village of Horrabridge on the A386. Upon reaching the village and passing Manor Garage turn right into Graybridge Road. Follow the road down the hill passing The London Inn on the right and continuing over the historical river bridge while following the road around to the right towards the shop. Pass the shop on the right and take the next right into Bedford Road. Follow this road out of the village and up the hill. The main front entrance gate will be found on the left after a short distance.

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