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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Kingston, Kingsbridge, South Devon

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Property Description

Key features

  • Beautiful Converted Mill and Linhay
  • Lovely Gardens and Grounds
  • Two Pasture Paddocks
  • Large Double Garage Block
  • Artists Studio
  • Stone Built Workshop
  • Orchard And Vegetable Garden
  • Stream Bordered Woodland
  • Fabulous Setting
  • Only A Mile To Beach

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Beautifully converted 18th Century Threshing Mill and adjoining Medieval Linhay in a lovely rural south facing setting. A fabulous large five bedroom home, currently used as house plus holiday cottage. Lovely gardens and grounds, pasture paddocks, garage block, artists studio and workshop.

Lower Torr Mill and Little Barn have been extensively and very sympathetically rebuilt by the current owners over 17 years. Although the property can be occupied as one large and very comfortable home, it is currently used as two residences, one of which is let as a holiday cottage providing a useful income. The property sits within its' own land, extending to just under three acres. As well as the residences, a large stone built garage block with artists' studio above has been developed, in addition to a workshop in a further stone barn. The gardens are very well stocked with a number of specimen plants and trees. A vegetable garden, orchard and stream bordered wild garden and woodland add to its' charm. The two pasture paddocks are well fenced and provided with water and would be ideal for equestrian or smallholding uses.

SITUATION The property is located off a very quiet Parish road just outside the village of Kingston, with its pretty winding streets and old Inn. In many ways it occupies an ideal location between Kingston and Modbury. Kingston is an unspoilt picturesque village situated close to the South Devon coast. The village has a thriving community centred around the delightful Dolphin Inn and Parish Church of St James. As well as being wonderfully rural, Kingston is just a short drive from the golden sands of Wonwell Beach situated at the mouth of the truly beautiful Erme Estuary.

The Georgian town of Modbury some four miles away is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is well supplied with many independent food shops to include a butchers, delicatessen, florist, post office together with art and gift shops along with warm and inviting inns and restaurants. The town has a health centre, opticians, dentist, pharmacy and veterinary surgery as well as a parish church and an exceptional primary school. Bigbury Golf Club is 2 ½ miles away.


ENTRANCE HALL Hand built door with glazed side screens open to the Hall at the heart of the house. Glazed double doors to the farmhouse kitchen and impressive stairs rise to the first floor. CLOAKROOM/STORE with fitted shelving. Three further cupboards, double glazed doors to GARDEN ROOM and door to DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOM. 

GARDEN ROOM Lovely light room with 'stable' door to rear SUN TERRACE and the gardens. Further built-in cupboards concealing laundry facilities.  

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM Fabulous large farmhouse style kitchen with full height windows to East and West letting in lots of light and a glazed door to the SUN TERRACE and gardens. Terracotta tiled floor, granite feature chimney breast and ceiling beams add character and a large number of cupboard and drawer units with worksurface over, make this an eminently practical space. Lots of room for a very large kitchen table, sofas and chairs, make this a real family room with great views of the gardens. 

SITTING ROOM Also known as the Music Room, this is a very special place, with its' double height windows soaring up two stories, MINSTRELS GALLERY, and granite fireplace with custom made woodburner. The amazing windows look to a 'fernery' which is a wall of green. Old beams, arrowslit window and timber floorboards complete the picture. Stairs rise to the Minstrels Gallery. 

DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOM Useful additional bathroom with large shower, double-ended bath, wash hand basin and wc. 


LANDING Revealed beams and pretty arched doorways to bedrooms. 

MASTER BEDROOM Large double bedroom with beams to the ceiling and walk in wardrobe cupboards. EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM with large shower, wash hand basin and wc and a second door to the Landing. 

INNER LANDING Doors to two bedrooms and a window looking to the drive it could make a useful study area. 

BEDROOM Double bedroom with windows to two aspects. Beams to ceiling. 

BEDROOM Double bedroom with window to gardens. Beams to ceiling. 

MINSTRELS GALLERY Lovely space with windows to the gardens to North and West and a door to the Master Bedroom. Connecting door to Little Barn. 


ACCOMMODATION Glazed front door with side panel opens to: 

KITCHEN/LIVING ROOM Super large living space with two doors to the south facing BALCONIED TERRACE. Original stone features and beams add character. Fitted kitchen in beech with all appliances. Comfortable living space. 

INNER HALL Stairs to the first floor and a door to the main house. A door opens to the pretty, private TERRACE and garden. 

SHOWER ROOM Additional Shower Room with large cubicle, original window with coloured glass panel and lovely glazed panels over the wash hand basin. WC and store cupboard. 


LANDING Stripped floor and ceiling beams. Doors to Bedrooms and Bathroom. 

MASTER BEDROOM Beautifully light large double bedroom with windows to three aspects. Stone alcove and beams. 

BEDROOM Double bedroom with window looking to gardens. Feature alcove with granite support and beams. 

BATHROOM Super 'ball and claw foot' bath, limestone ceramic floor, wash hand basin and wc. Arrow slit window and stone features. 

OUTSIDE The property has two gravelled drives with extensive parking. To one side of the main drive stands a large DOUBLE GARAGE BLOCK (7m x 6.3m) built in stone, and with a fantastic ARTISTS STUDIO (6.8m x 4.8m) above. To the rear of the garage space is a LAUNDRY ROOM, STORE and WC. This building would very readily convert into an additional house if required, and subject to necessary Consents. Moving towards the Main House, the drive is bordered by mature trees, shrubs and borders, stocked with numerous plants and shrubs. A path winds through the shrubbery to a BALCONIED TERRACE to the front of The Little Barn, and gives access to a stone built detached WORKSHOP (5.1m x 2.2m) with power, light and water. A 'Roman' arch leads to further gardens, bounded by mature hedges with an abundance of wild flowers, an ORCHARD, an enclosed VEGETABLE GARDEN, a WATER GARDEN and the two PASTURE PADDOCKS suitable for equestrian or smallholding use and which are well fenced and supplied with mains water. A small wood is reached across the stream via a little granite bridge. The Little Barn has its' own private SUN TERRACE and lawned garden, and the main house has two SUN TERRACES with numerous lovely stone features and lots of colourful flowers, evoking the Mediterranean. A further entrance with lots of parking gives access to the Parish road and would very easily accommodate stables or agricultural sheds. 

SERVICES Mains water and electricity. Private Drainage. Oil fired central heating. 

VIEWING Strictly by appointment through the Sole Selling Agents, Luscombe Maye Modbury Office. Telephone 01548 830831. 

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19 October 2016


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