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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Buckland Tout Saints, Kingsbridge

Withdrawn from Market £725,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Spacious kitchen/ breakfast room with Aga and bifold doors to outside.
  • Impressive dining hall with high ceiling and central skylight.
  • Feature hand built Oak stair case to first floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms (Master Ensuite).
  • 2 Outhouses.
  • Wonderful mature gardens.
  • Ample parking.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

HOW TO GET THERE From Kingsbridge Fore Street, head north to Sorley Cross and at the crossroads turn right on to the A381 and after about a mile at the next roundabout take the first exit left. Follow the A381 and after about a mile turn right sign posted Buckland Tout Saints. Continue along this road for about a mile and bear left to Goveton and bear right up the hill towards Buckland Tout Saints. Continue past the entrance to the hotel and just after a right hand bend a pillared entrance with wrought Iron gates will be seen on the right hand side and this is the entrance to The Lodge.  

SITUATION Buckland Tout Saints is a small hamlet with a church, hotel and a small number of individual properties located about 3 miles to the north of Kingsbridge in a delightful part of the South Hams. There are miles of coastal walks around the cliffs and headlands and through the National Trust countryside. The area is renowned for its spectacular coastline with an abundance sandy beaches.

Kingsbridge situated at the head of the Salcombe Estuary is about 3 miles distant and is a thriving community with excellent local shopping and recreational facilities including local supermarkets, sports centre with indoor bowls arena and indoor swimming pool, Primary School and Secondary education at Kingsbridge Community College.

There are golf courses flanking the mouth of the River Avon at Thurlestone and Bigbury and Dartmouth Golf and Country Club is about 6 miles distant. The Elizabethan town of Totnes with mainline rail way station is about 11 miles to the north and from Totnes there is access to the A38 dual carriageway linking with the M5 motorway at Exeter where there is also an airport.  

DESCRIPTION The lodge is in individual detached period residence which has been thoughtfully and sympathetically extended by the present owners to provide a delightful character home.

The Lodge was originally built for the gate keeper of the original Buckland Tout Saints Estate in the late 18th Century with ongoings dating back to the 16th Century.

The property has been renovated including a new roof in recent years, gutters, facia boarding and most windows have been renewed with oak framed double glazed casement style windows. All doors are handmade of oak and the kitchen/living room has an open sitting area enjoying views over the mature garden across the countryside beyond. The glazed doors create a marvellous indoor/ outdoor dining area during the summer months.

The Lodge is set amongst mature gardens with established trees and the old drive to the estate is in the ownership of The Lodge providing an opportunity for walking and generally enjoying the countryside and rural surroundings.  


ENTRANCE PORCH WITH FRONT DOOR: Attractive feature stone arched front door, tiled floor, glazed door to: 

SITTING ROOM Bay window with attractive views over the paved terrace and gardens and countryside beyond. Stone window sill, flagstone floor, feature stone fire place and exposed stone wall with recessed wood burning stove. Television point. Oak framed doorway to: 

DINING ROOM An exceptional room open to the eaves with a large central skylight with feature wrought iron work, handmade oak staircase leading to first floor. Flag stone floor, attractive exposed feature stone wall with brick arches, recessed fire place and woodburning stove with timber shelf over. Vaulted ceiling and oak door leading to storage within roof space. Glazed door leading to paved terrace. 

BEDROOM 4/ STUDY Small fireplace, bay window and window to side.  

INNER LOBBY Recessed cupboard housing the Grant oil fired boiler for hot water and underfloor heating throughout the majority of the ground floor and first floor rooms.

BEDROOM 3 A double aspect room with oak framed double glazed casement style windows, attractive wrought iron window furniture.  

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM Tiled floor, hand basin, corner shower cubicle with mixer shower and rain head shower head, low level WC, chrome ladder style heated towel rail. Casement style windows, attractive dado style boarding to walls. Extractor fan.  

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM Blue oil fired Aga with companion hob with LPG hob and electric oven, stainless steel feature above, deep pantry with shelving. Base level units with attractive island unit with granite worktop and inset Belfast sink with antique style mixer tap, shelving below. Central island unit with feature beech worktop and shelving below. Tiled floor, mainly tiled surround to work surface.  

SITTING AND BREAKFAST AREA With oak framed full height bifold doors opening to paved terrace with delightful views over the established gardens and countryside beyond. Recessed ceiling lights, plumbing for dishwasher and space for freestanding fridge freezer.  


MASTER BEDROOM Two sets of oak framed double glazed doors overlooking the garden with Juliet wrought iron balconies. 

ENSUITE BATHROOM With porcelanosa sanitary ware. Corner bath with hand held mixer shower, recessed shelf with tiled surround, exposed stone wall, circular recessed ceiling light with wrought iron feature work. Hand basin with mixer tap, low level WC, wall mounted mirror and light, electric shaver point. Extractor fan.  

BEDROOM 2 Exposed stone wall, small internal window with display recess, casement style window and double glazed oak framed door with Juliet balcony overlooking the garden. 

OUTSIDE Impressive double wrought iron gates lead into the gravelled driveway and parking area. The main drive leads down through a forged 5 bar gate on the far side of the property giving access to a small pony paddock and a track continuing down to Ranscombe Bridge, all of which is in the ownership of The Lodge and over which a number of neighbours have a right of way. This continues as a track through lovely countryside, creating a marvellous area for walking and riding. There is also scope to build stables or garaging subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. The garden is a feature of the property with its wonderful mature azaleas and rhododendrons species trees and flowering perennials leading down to a log store and adjoining park land.

A cobbled pathway runs around the perimeter of the garden creating a wonderful woodland walk. In the centre of the garden there is a wide herbaceous bed of exotic plants and a small pond overflowing with lilies. On the south side of the house are two stone built outbuildings set under a pitched slated roof. One with electricity and water and plumbing for washing machine and one used as a storage area.

There is a tree house and a lawned area to the South of the property is an ideal spot for enjoying the garden and spectacular views across the countryside. A paved terrace surrounds the property on both sides, providing an ideal space for alfresco dining and enjoying the peace and tranquillity of this property.  

TENURE Freehold 

SERVICES Mains electricity, private water and drainage. Oil fired underfloor heating to the majority of the rooms and hot water.  

COUNCIL TAX The property is council band 'F'  

LOCAL AUTHORITY South Hams District Council
Follaton House
Plymouth Road
Tel: 01803 861234

VIEWING Strictly by appointment with the agents:
Luscombe Maye
62 Fore Street

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