6 bedroom detached house for saleCompton, Marldon, Paignton, Devon
- Grade II Listed
- Converted coach house annexe
- Rural location
- Beautiful gardens
- In all 4551 sq ft
The Old House
Built in around 1834 The Old House is a stunning 6 bedroomed house in a beautiful rural location and overlooking the National Trust land of the nearby Compton Castle.
Approached from the driveway leading to the front of the house you are led to a pillared entrance and through the main door into the hall. Stairs for the first floor and all the main reception rooms lead off the entrance hall.
To the right is the beautifully decorated dining room with French doors with shutters out onto the gravel area at the front of the house, a marble fireplace surround and gas fire, oak floor and plenty of built in shelves. To the left is the family room/study also with French doors and shutters, and with a Minster stone fire surround and old pine floor. Straight ahead is the sitting room featuring a stunning original flagstone floor, huge fireplace with wood burner, solid wood door to outside and wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. This in turn leads into the kitchen/breakfast room which has an oil fired Aga, wooden fitted units under polished granite work surfaces, a Belfast sink and access to the annexe.
Up the stairs to the first floor is a large landing with a window seat overlooking the pretty garden and driveway, and the four main double bedrooms. The master suite has floor to ceiling windows, a fireplace and again overlooks the surrounding countryside. Bedroom two has plenty of storage space and bedrooms three and four both have washbasins with bedroom four featuring a wood floor. A family bathroom and separate family shower room complete this floor.
On the second floor there are two further bedrooms, one double and one single.
Former Coach House
Directly connected to the main house and accessed from the kitchen or by an independent front door.
The annexe living spaces are spread out over two floors. From the kitchen of the main house you are led across an oak-floored landing into a sitting room/playroom with a door leading into the music room, both of which could be used as a home office space. Open tread oak stairs from the landing lead down to a slate-floored hallway with double-glazed front door, and to the former stables with original tiled floors, now used as a storage area, and the utility room with sink. A secondary staircase leads down from the music room to a workshop with a Butler sink, the boiler, and an external solid wood door. There is a shower room with a WC on the ground floor as well.
The Old House enjoys a wonderful rural position in the small South Hams village of Compton renowned for its castle and beautiful National Trust countryside. Half a mile away is the village of Marldon with a local stores and post office and the multi award winning Church House Inn and restaurant. Four miles away is The Willows shopping centre with a Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and a number of retail outlets.
The market towns of Totnes and Newton Abbot, together with the coastal towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham all lie within 6 miles and provide a comprehensive range of shops, recreational facilities and schools including the Boys and Girls Grammar schools in Torquay, Stover School in Newton Abbot, and St Christopher's Prep school and nursery in Staverton.
The English Riviera provides miles of sandy beaches. The happening harbour side in Torquay has a myriad of restaurants and continental cafés, here you will find Torquay's international deep-water marina. For those that enjoy life on the ocean wave the English Riviera is perfect with nine beaches within the bay, some beautiful and secluded.
The cathedral city of Exeter 23 miles to the north offers a wide choice of cultural activities with the Northcott, Barnfield and Bike Shed theatres, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and the Phoenix Arts Centre as well as a wealth of good shopping, including John Lewis, and excellent restaurants including Michael Caines' Royal Clarence Hotel. There is also a Waitrose supermarket in the city.
The M5 motorway at Exeter provides links to the A38 to Plymouth or the A30 to Cornwall to the South and Bristol and London to the North and East. There are regular rail services to London Paddington from Exeter in just over 2 hours. Exeter International Airport provides an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights including flights to London City.
Grounds and Gardens
The Old House can be approached from one of two ways; either from the west via a pretty gated driveway, which leads up to the front of the house providing one of two extensive parking areas, or from the east via remote electric gates which in turn provides access to a large gravelled courtyard and parking area with twin car port.
The gardens are a beautiful feature of the property. They are well-maintained and have many established shrubs and trees including magnolia, mulberry, fig and plum. Pathways meander through the ground leading to numerous areas in which to sit and enjoy the peace and views over the surrounding land. A wonderful walled garden features a hand built greenhouse and vegetable patch. A terrace area at the top of the garden with a pergola and an ornamental pond all add to the ambience.
The property also benefits from a number of stone-built stores including two to the side of the house and a single storey outbuilding currently used as the wood store and potting shed.
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