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Fallapit House, East Allington

Withdrawn from Market £295,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Immaculately presented Apartment and Estate
  • 22 Acres of gardens and woodland
  • High Quality Fixtures and Fittings throughout
  • Easy access to towns and public transport
  • Walking distance village amenities.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

HOW TO GET THERE From Kingsbridge, take the A381 road to Totnes. Passing through the small hamlet called The Mounts, take the first turning right signposted 'Fallapit' proceed along this road and take the next left. Proceed along the road and through the stone pillars signed Fallapit Estate.  

SITUATION Nestled in the heart of the South Hams countryside, the Fallapit Estate was first documented in the 14th century.

It is located only a short, and walkable, distance from the popular village of East Allington which is included in The Times 2016 list of 20 best villages in the south of the country. The village benefits from The Fortescue Inn, Primary School, the historic St Andrews Church and village community shop.

The Estate is conveniently situated with easy main road access to Kingsbridge (4 miles), Totnes (10miles) and Dartmouth (11 miles).

Kingsbridge is situated at the head of the Salcombe Estuary and benefits from a Leisure Centre with indoor swimming pool and bowls arena, a Cottage Hospital, the highly regarded Kingsbridge Community College, a variety of restaurants and pubs, a cinema, harbour and boating facilities together with a range of independent shops and supermarkets.

The nearby Elizabethan town of Totnes offers mainline railway services to Cornwall, London and the Midlands together with a range of local and independent shops and a regular market.

The City of Plymouth, about 25 miles away, has a full range of facilities, including an excellent modern theatre, ferry service to France and Spain, and mainline railway station.

Exeter is located about 36 miles away and provides access to the M5 motorway network together with Exeter airport and mainline railway.

The South Devon coastline is renowned for spectacular scenery and beaches, stretching from the mouth of the Dart in the east to Plymouth Sound in the west. The nearest beaches at Bantham (Approx. 7 miles) and Slapton Sands (Approx. 4 miles) offer splendid clifftop and coastal walks where you can enjoy the spectacular rugged splendour the South Hams Coastline has to offer.

The popular sailing resort of Salcombe is about 11 miles distant by road, with an excellent range of recreational and shopping facilities and the sandy beaches of East Portlemouth, North Sands and South Sands.

Nearby golf clubs can be found at nearby Bigbury and Thurlestone, flanking the mouth of the River Avon, and Dartmouth Golf and Country Club.  

DESCRIPTION Fallapit House has medieval origins. Important extensions and enlargements took place 16th and early 17th century's. Further major alterations to the park and woodland were recorded in 1830, in conjunction with the remodelling of the house.

In 1947 the property passed into use as the St Thomas More School and continued as such until 1997. The estate was purchased by developers in 2005 and the Grade II listed house was completely restored and converted to create 8 contemporary apartments. There are a further 24 properties set within the 22 acre Estate.

Apartment 5 is located on the first floor of the house with a wealth of elegant and contemporary features. The property benefits from double glazing thought out, bay windows, under floor heating, exceptionally high quality fixtures and fittings and situated overlooking the stunning grounds.

The apartment is south facing, with spacious and light living accommodation benefiting from superb views across the gardens, lakes, woodland and rolling countryside to the village in the distance.  

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES: Stone steps lead to the communal 

ENTRANCE HALL With original and refurbished detailed panelling with doors to an inner hall way with a wide, original central stair case with large arched window on the split landing and leading on to the first floor. Door to: 

ENTRANCE HALLWAY. Includes high ceilings and cornice detailing. Telephone entry system and alarm. Marble tiled floor with underfloor heating. Double cupboards housing wall mounted gas fired Worcester boiler, electric trips, telephone point, built in shelving for storage and hanging space.  


KITCHEN A contemporary kitchen made to an exceptionally high quality and incorporating a comprehensive range of NEFF integrated appliances.

Extensive Silestone worksurfaces, integrated one and half bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps set in a large centre island. Integrated appliances include, dishwasher, washing machine/ dryer, fridge and freezer, electric fan oven, steam oven, microwave, coffee machine and wine fridge. 5 ring gas hob with extractor fan above and feature tiled splash back.

Marble tiled floor, bespoke Corian breakfast bar with concealed storage, recess ceiling with concealed lighting, impressive views overlooking parkland and lake.  

LIVING ROOM A gloriously light room with high ceilings with detailed decorative coving, south facing bay window overlooking the grounds, 2 large side windows with views over the lake. Flame effect electric wall mounted fire. Oak flooring, TV point. Underfloor heating.  

BEDROOM 2 (Currently used as a snug)
A bright south facing double bedroom with large double window with views towards the woodland and over the surrounding countryside. TV point. Built in wardrobes with shelves and hanging cupboards. High quality carpets. Underfloor heating. 

BEDROOM 1 A wonderful and bright double bedroom with window and window seat enjoying views across the estate. TV point built in wardrobes with shelves and hanging cupboards. High quality carpets. Door to Jack and Jill bathroom. Underfloor heating. 

FAMILY BATHROOM A fully tiled in marble, the bathroom comprises a 5 piece suite with bath and mixer taps together with a hand held shower attachment. Corner shower cubicle with shower, glass screen and door with corner shelving. Low level WC, marble twin hand basin units with bespoke storage shelving and drawers below. Wall mounted mirrors and lighting together with shaver point. Wall mounted electrically heated ladder style towel rail. Extractor fan. Underfloor heating.  

OUTSIDE The apartment enjoys the full use of the whole estate. The grounds are maintained to a very high standard and include extensive woodland walks. There is a range of seating areas positioned to take full advantage of the setting.

There is allocated parking for each of the properties together with ample visitor parking around the grounds. The Estate also includes a boat park for residents' use.  

TENURE The apartment is low maintenance and perfect as a permanent or second home.

The service charges are broken down into three parts; the Estate management fund of

£1,500 per annum; the House management and maintenance fund of £650 and the reserve fund of £250 per annum.

5 Fallapit House has a 999 year lease granted in 2008 and shares freehold ownership of both the House and Estate. 

SERVICES Mains electricity, gas and water, private drainage.  

COUNCIL TAX The property is council band 'D'  

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
Tel: 01548 857474

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
15 September 2016


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