11 bedroom manor house for saleHorrabridge
Withdrawn from Market £1,195,000
- Imposing Georgian Manor
- Over 10,000 sq ft
- 11 Bedrooms - 4 reception rooms
- Plus further ancillary rooms
- Indoor swimming pool
- Partly restored restoration project
- Potential for Boutique Hotel (STP)
- Parklands grounds of about 19.7 acres
- Western edge of Dartmoor
- Short walk from moorland village
DESCRIPTION An imposing Georgian manor house (which is not listed) of over 10,000 sq.ft set in spectacular grounds of about 19.7 acres on the western slopes of Dartmoor just half a mile from open moorland. This extensive manor house once formed the centre of an extensive country estate thought to date back to at least 1309. In previous years the property has been used as a residential training centre and as a communal living retreat before the current owners commenced an extensive programme of works to provide a part transformed family home including installing a new heating and hot water system and upgrading the accommodation room by room to an exceptional standard. The new owners will have a chance to finish the works to their own style and taste to complete the restoration of this extensive and impressive country home which due to its assets could lend itself to business opportunities such as a boutique hotel, wedding or conference venue all subject to the appropriate Planning Consents required.
A long sweeping front drive leads up through parkland grounds to the manor house or, as used mainly at present, the property is also reached from the rear drive. The house overlooks the extensive grounds below and has a south-easterly aspect with views across the surrounding countryside and Dartmoor with an impressive approach from the front with the front doors accessed through a glazed porch leading into a full height reception hall and elegant main staircase to the first floor. Doors lead off to the drawing room and indoor swimming pool, to one side, and to the other to further hallways, the restored sitting room, kitchen, ancillary rooms and also to further receptions which could be a potential annexe, and also a conservatory to the front and side elevation. To the first floor the current owners created a landing with balcony and there are six renovated bedrooms with four renovated en-suite bath or shower rooms together with three further un-renovated bedrooms and two un-renovated bathrooms. To the second floor which is un-renovated are two bedrooms and shower room to one end, an attic room/studio, an office/landing and a further large room which was formerly a self-contained studio/flat.
SITUATION AND LOCATION The property is set off Jordans Lane, a minor road leading up from the well served village of Horrabridge on to the open moors of the Dartmoor National Park in which the property lies. Horrabridge provides local services including a public house, school and shop with the River Walkham passing through the village crossed by a bridge believed to date from the 13th Century. Just beyond Horrabridge is the A386 providing good access to Plymouth which lies just 8 miles to the south or Tavistock which is some 4 miles to the north. Despite being a fine example of a traditional country house the property is within easy walking distance of both village and the open landscape of Dartmoor.
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:
ENTRANCE PORCH 36' 3" x 10' 8" (11.05m x 3.25m) Conservatory style; slate slab floor; part double glazed entrance doors; alcove; double part glazed inner front doors to:-
MAIN RECEPTION HALL 21' 7" x 14' 10" (6.58m x 4.52m) Impressive sweeping dividing staircase with central flight dividing to either side; 3 cast iron radiators; tiled floor; 15ft ceiling height; period cornice and ceiling rose; double doors to:-
LOBBY 11' 11" x 11' 9" (3.63m x 3.58m) Tiled floor; cast iron radiator.
CLOAKROOM 11' 10" x 8' 11" (3.61m x 2.72m) W.C; radiator; window to side.
DRAWING ROOM 51' 4" x 17' 9" (15.65m x 5.41m) Triple aspect room with impressive triple bay Georgian windows to the front overlooking the grounds; two windows to the rear; internal windows to the side looking out to the indoor swimming pool; two fireplaces; four radiators; electric meter cupboard; floor hatch to cellar; door to pool room.
SITTING ROOM 22' 4" x 15' 8" (6.81m x 4.78m) plus 11'6" x 10'1" (3.51m x 3.07m); A renovated room with triple aspect and French windows to the front opening into the conservatory; 10'2" ceiling height; beamed ceiling; modern stone fireplace; part panelled walls to dado height with period linen fold panelling.
SIDE HALL 15' 6" x 11' 6" (4.72m x 3.51m) Tiled floor; part glazed double doors to entrance porch; second staircase; radiator.
REAR HALL Tiled floor; radiator; part glazed back door to drive.
KITCHEN 20' 2" x 14' 0" (6.15m x 4.27m) Dual aspect windows; beamed ceiling; oil fired Aga; built-in dresser; worktops and units; double stainless steel sink; kitchen sink and drainer; radiator; electric cooker; old servants bell unit.
PANTRY 7' 11" x 6' 10" (2.41m x 2.08m) With shelving.
LARDER 14' 2" x 6' 5" (4.32m x 1.96m) Shelving and window.
BREAKFAST ROOM 16' 2" x 15' 4" (4.93m x 4.67m) Exposed floorboards; vaulted roof; radiator; window to rear; fully glazed to the front wall with a glazed door opening to a courtyard garden and pond.
LOBBY 11' 10" x 7' 5" (3.61m x 2.26m) Back door with steps to the rear drive; tiled floor; radiator; electric RCD consumer unit.
BATHROOM 7' 5" x 4' 8" (2.26m x 1.42m) Tiled floor; hand basin; w.c.; bath with shower over; radiator.
GAMES ROOM 25' 2" x 16' 10" (7.67m x 5.13m) Multi-fuel stove; part slate floor; part glazed door to the courtyard garden to the front; radiator.
CONSERVATORY 23' 5" x 8' 5" (7.14m x 2.57m) plus 34'0" x 7'11" (10.36m x 2.41m) plus 8'6" x 7'10" (2.59m x 2.39m); Period conservatory on one side of the manor house with doors to the front; cast iron floor grills; slate slabs; raised beds; stone water trough; many established plants including jasmine and geranium.
From the reception hall door to:-
COVERED COURTYARD 21' 5" x 10' 9" (6.53m x 3.28m) Fully enclosed with steps up to a back door to the rear drive; slate slab floor; 2 radiators; 5 Velux roof light windows.
UTILITY ROOM 12' 4" x 10' 5" (3.76m x 3.18m) Former dairy with slate shelf; window; shelf recess; radiator; plumbing for washing machine; Belfast sink; slate floor.
BOILER ROOM 21' 5" x 10' 7" (6.53m x 3.23m) Window to courtyard; recently installed heating system with a three in-line Worcester condensing oil fired boilers; two hot water tanks with immersion heaters and pressure vessels; additional staircase to:-
TANK ROOM 21' 8" x 11' 10" (6.6m x 3.61m) 3 cold water tanks; windows; stairs leading up to a door on to the first floor of the main accommodation.
From the drawing room, door to:-
SWIMMING POOL ROOM 30' 6" x 26' 6" (9.3m x 8.08m) Fully glazed to two sides with outlook to the grounds and with skylights above.
SWIMMING POOL 26' 7" x 16' 5" (8.1m x 5m) Jacuzzi in one corner, a sauna, shower and w.c. The pool is in need of renovation.
CELLARS The cellars are located beneath the drawing room with external access via staircase as well as internal access through a hatch in the drawing room floor. The boiler for the pool and Jacuzzi pumping and cleaning equipment are stored here as well as further storage areas.
FIRST FLOOR From the reception hall rising from the main staircase and bearing left to:-
BEDROOM ONE 23' 11" x 17' 8" (7.29m x 5.38m) Triple sash windows in window bay to the front overlooking the grounds across to Dartmoor; a beautifully renovated room with 10'3" ceiling height; coving; marble fireplace; 2 radiators.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 8' 0" x 7' 4" (2.44m x 2.24m) Sash window to side; also renovated with recently fitted contemporary style walk-in double shower with dual shower heads; w.c.; hand basin with vanity unit; towel radiator.
BEDROOM TWO 18' 4" x 16' 0" (5.59m x 4.88m) Dual aspect sash window to the side and further window to the rear; renovated room with picture rail; tiled fireplace; 2 radiators; built-in wardrobes.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM 11' 9" x 6' 1" (3.58m x 1.85m) Window to front; renovated room with contemporary free standing bath; hand basin in unit; w.c.; towel radiator; mirrored alcove.
From the landing a flight of stairs leads to a corridor with a door with access to the stairs leading back down to the water tank room and boiler room below, and to:-
BEDROOM THREE 8' 6" x 8' 3" (2.59m x 2.51m) Window to side; hand basin; 2 radiators.
BATHROOM 9' 0" x 5' 4" (2.74m x 1.63m) Window to rear; Velux light; (no bathroom fittings).
Stairs lead up to half landing on the second floor.
From the reception hall bearing right up the main staircase to:-
MAIN LANDING 16' 3" x 11' 11" (4.95m x 3.63m) Window to rear; 2 cast iron radiators; renovated room with stained glass window and balulstrade to the hall.
BEDROOM FOUR 12' 2" x 10' 2" (3.71m x 3.1m) plus lobby. A renovated room to the rear with triple aspect windows; radiator and 2 built in cupboards.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 8' 9" x 4' 11" (2.67m x 1.5m) A renovated room with contemporary walk-in shower; w.c.; towel radiator; hand basin in unit.
SIDE LANDING With attractive dividing second staircase; windows to front and side; 2 cast iron radiators.
BEDROOM FIVE 16' 0" x 12' 2" (4.88m x 3.71m) (max) sash window to rear; a renovated room; fireplace; shelf recesses; radiator; built-in wardrobes; coved ceiling with 10'11" ceiling height.
BATHROOM 11' 8" x 9' 4" (3.56m x 2.84m) plus lobby; sash window to front enjoying the views; no sanitary fittings; in the process of renovation.
BEDROOM SIX 22' 7" x 15' 11" (6.88m x 4.85m) Dual aspect renovated room with sash window to front with views; window to the side; picture rail; fireplace; 2 radiators.
BEDROOM SEVEN 14' 11" x 14' 8" (4.55m x 4.47m) (max) Window to side; renovated room with picture rail; radiator; built-in wardrobes.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 11' 10" x 6' 0" (3.61m x 1.83m) A renovated room with window to side; contemporary style walk-in shower; w.c.; hand basin in unit; towel radiator; cast iron radiator.
LANDING Window to side.
BEDROOM EIGHT 22' 4" x 14' 4" (6.81m x 4.37m) (max) Sloped ceiling; French windows to balconette; Velux window; radiator.
SHOWER ROOM Shower cubicle with electric shower; w.c.; hand basin; Velux window; door to eaves.
BEDROOM NINE 17' 10" x 14' 5" (5.44m x 4.39m) (max) Part sloping ceiling; window to rear; window to side; radiator.
BEDROOM TEN 15' 10" x 14' 9" (4.83m x 4.5m) Dual aspect with 2 sash windows to the front; window to rear.
BEDROOM ELEVEN 16' 11" x 15' 2" (5.16m x 4.62m) Dual aspect room with 2 sash windows to front; 2 windows to the rear; radiator; built-in period cupboards and drawers to one wall; walk-in cupboard.
ATTIC ROOM 25' 7" x 13' 10" (7.8m x 4.22m) (max) With sloped ceiling; 2 Velux windows to the front with view; Velux to the rear; 2 radiators; eaves cupboards; stainless steel sink in unit.
LANDING/OFFICE 12' 2" x 7' 19" (3.71m x 2.62m) (max) window to front; built-in cupboard and desk; radiator; lobby to:-
ATTIC STUDIO 49' 0" x 13' 4" (14.94m x 4.06m) (approx.) Windows to all 4 sides; 4 radiators; cupboards and shelves; woodburning stove; attic access;
W.C w.c: with bidet; hand basin; radiator; roof light.
OUTSIDE Extending to about 19.7 acres in total the varied and mature grounds provide a delightful setting for the Manor House. The front drive leads from the road up through parkland grounds of gently sloping pasture interspersed with some impressive mature trees including beech before passing over a cattle grid into the gardens with the drive forking up to the house or up to the parking areas and the rear drive. Along the rear drive a public bridleway provides access to the moor from the property as well as one neighbouring property. A connecting footpath leads from the bridleway across the eastern part of the grounds down towards the village. The gardens are mainly to the front and side of the manor with large gravel terrace in front of the house with a small courtyard garden to one side. The main formal grounds include sweeping lawns and a leat or stream which feeds a large pond and flows over a cascade providing an attractive water feature. There are delightful areas of rhododendrons which are clearly very old being nearly as high as the house as well as azaleas and camellias, large areas of spring bulbs and a fine assortment of mature trees including Monterey Pine, Copper Beech, Oak and Ash as well as Cedar of Lebanon. To one part of the gardens there is a Victorian folly/summerhouse, of stone and slate construction with a slate roof and a fireplace making a delightful feature which could be used as an artist's studio or writing room. Throughout the gardens there are areas of woodland including some mature broadleaf woodland and also younger areas. Across the rear drive wrought iron gates and steps give access to a path leading up to a wooded area and walkway with paddocks on either side to an orchard and to the WALLED GARDEN which extends to some half an acre including a greenhouse of 73'6 x 10'4 (approx) (22.4m x 3.15m). In all the pasture extends to about 9.6 acres with about 5 acres of woodland and orchard.
SERVICES Mains water supply and private borehole (not currently used) and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired heating and hot water.
LOCAL AUTHORITY West Devon Borough Council and Dartmoor National Park Authority.
OUTOINGS We understand this property is in band 'H' for Council Tax purposes.
DIRECTIONS From Yelverton on the A386 heading north towards Tavistock, turn right clearly signed for Horrabridge. Pass through the village crossing over the river and going right, up the hill past the village shop and post office. Continue out of the village for about half a mile, bypassing the main entrance by the Lodge and take the next left hand turn signposted Grimstone Mews.
These plans are set out as a guideline only and should not be relied upon as a representation of fact. They are intended for information purposes only and are not to scale. Copyright Mansbridge Balment 2016.
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