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7 bedroom farm house for sale

South Brent, Devon

Withdrawn from Market £850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Character Former Farmhouse
  • Edge of Village Location
  • Very Spacious Rooms
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Seven Bedrooms
  • Three Bathrooms
  • Stable Yard with Three Boxes
  • Two Storey Barn
  • Enclosed Courtyard
  • 4 Acres of Garden and Paddocks

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

HOW TO GET THERE If travelling from the Exeter direction, leave the A38 at the Marley Head interchange. Take the first left off the roundabout, cross the dual carriageway and take the first left again. Follow this road towards South Brent and Palstone Farmhouse will be found on the left hand side as you approach the village.

If travelling from the Plymouth direction, leave the A38 at Wrangaton immediately past the Shell Service Station. Keep left for South Brent, continue straight over the roundabout and the house will be on your right hand side as you leave the village. 

DESCRIPTION Great Palstone Farmhouse is a magnificent property dating back in parts to probably the 16th Century, the front eastern elevation would appear to be of Georgian period and the adjoining barn is 19th Century. The house provides comfortable and attractive accommodation with four reception rooms, plus a kitchen and utility room on the ground floor. There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor and a further three bedrooms and one bathroom on the second floor. This attic floor is approached by a secondary staircase and has the potential to be a self contained suite.

Attractive gardens lie to the north and east of the house, to the south is the stable yard with a range of timber loose boxes and a fine two storey stone barn providing useful storage or workshop space and with potential, subject to planning, to create ancillary accommodation. Tucked in behind the house, and invisible from outside, is a delightful enclosed courtyard making a wonderful summer entertaining spot. The house is situated on the outskirts of South Brent within easy reach of all that the village has to offer. 

SOUTH BRENT The moorland village of South Brent stands under the southern foothills of Dartmoor National Park, and on the northern edge of the lovely South Hams fifteen miles from the centre of Plymouth.

The village is one with a strong community with churches, a primary school, shops, and a post office. There are well-regarded community colleges at Totnes and Ivybridge, each with a wide range of facilities for the wider community. The ancient market town of Totnes is within about eight miles and some of the finest beaches on the south coast are within easy reach.

Situated just off the A38 Expressway, the village is well placed for quick access to Plymouth, Torbay and Exeter for which there are regular bus services.  

ACCOMMODATION Please note that all dimensions are approximate. 

STORM PORCH An attractive canopy over solid wood front door, opening into:- 

HALL A most handsome entrance with a fine flagstone floor. Radiator, cupboard under stairs.  

DINING ROOM Double glazed sash-style window to front. Two radiators. Victorian-style cast iron fireplace with tiled inserts and slate surround. Cupboards and shelves in recesses to either side of chimneybreast.  

MORNING ROOM/STUDY Double glazed sash-style window to front with window seat and cupboards under. Two radiators. High level window to side. Slated fireplace recess, now sealed.  

DRAWING ROOM Dominated by a large natural stone Inglenook fireplace with inset log burner. Two radiators. Double glazed windows to either side of chimneybreast. Double glazed French windows to courtyard.  

CLOAKROOM Under stairs, with WC and corner wash hand basin. Shelved cupboard with louvered doors. 

KITCHEN 'Fired Earth African Slate' tiled floor which extends through the Breakfast Room. Aga gas fired range cooker. Fitted units with tiled worksurface providing cupboards and drawers below, stainless steel sink unit. Wall cabinets above with open fronted corner shelf units and glazed display cabinet. Recess for cooker. Archway to:- 

BREAKFAST ROOM A magnificent light and airy room. Tongue and groove boarded pitched ceiling. Two radiators. Three roof lights. Patio doors flanked by two full length windows open to very pretty courtyard. Door to side of property. 

UTILITY ROOM Worcester gas boiler for central heating and hot water. Stainless steel sink unit. Range of fitted cupboards. Space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer. Radiator. Walls tiled to dado height. Door to courtyard and door to rear stairs. 


Accessed by stairs from Hall  

HALF LANDING With attractive double glazed arched window. 

LANDING A large landing with radiator, linen cupboard with sliding doors, walk-in storage cupboard, airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.  

BEDROOM 1 (front) Double glazed sash-style window with lovely views down the valley towards Marley Head. Wash hand basin with cupboards below. 

FAMILY BATHROOM (front) Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle, wash hand basin, WC and bidet. Walls tiled up to picture rail. Sash-style double glazed window above entrance porch.  

BEDROOM 2 (front) Double glazed sash-style window to front of the house with views down the valley. Radiator. Wash hand basin with cupboards below. Built-in wardrobe cupboard with louvered doors. 

SECOND BATHROOM Panelled bath with Mira electric shower over, wash hand basin, low level WC. Radiator. Fully tiled walls. Electric shaver point.  

BEDROOM 3 Large double glazed window overlooking courtyard to the rear. Radiator. Wash hand basin.  

BEDROOM 4 Window to rear. Wash hand basin. Radiator. Door to back stairs leading down to Utility or up to:- 

SECOND FLOOR Accessed only by the secondary staircase and with the potential to be converted into a self contained suite. 


BEDROOM 5 Window overlooking stable yard. Under eaves storage areas. Two radiators. 

EN-SUITE BATHROOM Panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC. Fully tiled walls. Radiator. 

BEDROOM 6 Window to side elevation with lovely uninterrupted view of Brent Hill. Under eaves storage areas. Two radiators. . 

BEDROOM 7 Single bedroom with Velux window and radiator. 

OUTSIDE The property is approached from Palstone Lane with a driveway leading to ample parking space and the drive then sweeps around to the front of the house past a range of fine established shrubs, lawns and flowerbeds and then into the stable yard, providing further parking. A door from the yard leads to the COURTYARD which is a delightful feature totally enclosed and accessible from the drawing room, the utility room and the breakfast room. It is laid to flagstones, cobbles and limestone paving with raised flowerbeds, feature water trough and an abundance of mature climbing shrubs. 

STABLES A range of timber built stables provides three loose boxes with electric power and light. 

BARN Across the yard from the stables is a two storey barn, with a stable to one end and excellent storage facilities in the centre. Stairs lead up to a first floor area with two windows and double doors to the rear, which open directly onto Palstone Lane. The northern section of the barn is accessed from the inner courtyard and provides a log store with delivery hatch from the lane, window to the yard and stairs to a first floor store or workshop which has a door on to the yard. 

THE LAND The land to the east of the house comprises three paddocks which can be accessed by a pedestrian gate from the garden or from a field gate from the parking area. Divided by post and rail fencing and predominantly level with a field shelter with electric light and power and a pumped private water supply, which feeds an outside tap by the stable yard. The total area of the garden and paddocks extends to approximately 2 acres.  

SERVICES Mains water, electricity, and gas are connected. Drainage is to a private system shared with the neighbouring barns. A private water supply runs to a tap by the stable yard. 

COUNCIL TAX The property is in Council Tax Band G and the amount payable for the year 2016/17 is £2775.10 

LOCAL AUTHORITY The administrative local authority is South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE Tel 01803 861234. The planning authority is The Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9JQ. Tel 01626 832093 

VIEWING Strictly by appointment through Luscombe Maye South Brent Office. Opening hours Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm, Saturday 9.00am - 1pm. Bespoke appointments outside normal working hours can be arranged with adequate notice. 

FIXTURES & FITTINGS Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others such as curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments etc, are specifically excluded but may be available by negotiation. Items being left such as ovens, hobs, shower systems, central heating etc, have not been and will not be tested by the agents or vendors 

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14 March 2017

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