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7 bedroom character property for sale

Thornbury, Holsworthy


Property Description

Key features

  • 3792 sq ft
  • Detached former rectory
  • 7 bedrooms
  • 5 acres
  • Elizabethan/Tudor origins
  • Grade II Listed
  • Bespoke, handmade kitchen
  • Inglenook fireplace and Rayburn
  • Brimming with character
  • Superb potential for a forever family home

Full description

A rarely available and very substantial 7 bedroom Grade II listed detached former rectory with 5 acres and 3792 sq ft of accommodation dating back to Elizabethan/Tudor times with later Georgian additions. Features of this property which brims with character, include flag stone floors, an inglenook fireplace, a bespoke hand built kitchen with a Rayburn and the potential to enhance this property into a forever house. The Priory forms part of a Country Estate.

The Priory - Glazed entrance door to:

Sun Room - 17'6 x 8'6 (5.33m x 2.59m) - Predominantly glazed with exposed stone elevations, hard-wood parquet floor, glazed doors leading to the sitting room and the inner hall.

Inner Hall - 31'1 6 max x 8'1 (9.47m 0.15m max x 2.46m) - Architectural archway, stairs case rising to first floor, door returning to sitting room, door to under-stairs storage cupboard, sliding glazed door to study and two further doors leading to:

Drawing Room - 16'11 x 18'5 into bay narrowing to 15' (5.16m x 5. - High ceiling, picture rail, stripped wooden flooring, multi-fuel burner on stone hearth, attractive bay window overlooking the gardens.

Second Reception Room - 21'10 x 18'5 into bay narrowing to 14'9 (6.65m x 5 - Large bay window, side aspect window and door leading out to the front, exposed original flooring.

Sitting Room - 21'6 x 14'8 min (6.55m x 4.47m min) - Beautiful panelled walls, impressive original slate flag flooring, stone inglenook fireplace with large original timber lintel and cast iron multi-fuel stove inset on slate hearth, original structural ceiling timbers, multi-aspects and door to the rear hall.

Rear Hall - Of an L-shaped with original slate flag floors, access to walk-in pantry, utility and cloaks space, door to outer-lobby, part panel walls and further door to the kitchen/diner.

Kitchen/Diner - 19'4 x 10'5 (5.89m x 3.18m) - Multi-aspects with hand made fitted eye and base level natural pine cupboards and drawers, Belfast sink with mixer tap, tiled working surface, arched recess with LPG gas fired four ring hob, slate tiled flooring, concealed stairs to first floor, impressive fireplace with cast iron surround and mantel, with slate hearth and oil-fired Rayburn inset, also used to supply the hot water.

Rear Lobby - Steps down to useful cellar, panel glazed door leading to the gardens.

Half Landing - Side aspect window overlooking the grounds, architectural archway, built-in cupboard, stairs rising to main landing and doors leading to:

Bedroom 3 - 12'4 x 1010'8 (3.76m x 308.05m) - Front aspect original sash window with working shutters, attractive tiled fireplace with slate hearth stripped pine floors.

Inner Landing - Side aspect window, stairs returning to kitchen and pine doors leading to:

Shower Room - Three piece modern suite with fully tiled walls, oversized shower cubicle with tiled floor.

Bedroom 4 - 13' x 10'7 (3.96m x 3.23m) - Side aspect, exposed stone work and timber lintels, recess for wardrobes, attractive cast iron fireplace with timber surround, slate hearth, and original stripped timber floors.

Bedroom 5 - 9'8 plus the bay x 7'11 (2.95m plus the bay x 2.41 - Side aspect with deep window seat, exposed stone elevations and structural timbers, stripped pine floors.

Main Landing - Original door leading down to full bathroom suite with spa bath, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin, panel walls and stripped timber floors.

Hidden Room - TBC (TBC) - Architectural archway to the inner main landing, and door leading to:

Bedroom 6 - 17'3 x 8' (5.26m x 2.44m) - Side aspect window, part vaulted ceiling, and steps ????

Inner Main Landing - Doors to bedroom 1 and 2 and walk -in wardrobe with fitted hanging and shelf space.

Bedroom 1 - 14'10 x 13' (4.52m x 3.96m) - Front aspect via large window with original working shutters, stripped pine floors, impressive fireplace with marble surround and slate hearth with cast iron multi-fuel stove inset, built-in double wardrobe and door to en-suite bathroom.

En-Suite - 12'5 x 5'11 (3.78m x 1.80m) - Front aspect window with working shutters, original stripped wood floors, three piece white suite of panel bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Working and useable but requires some cosmetic finishing.

Bedroom 2 - 14'8 x 13'1 (4.47m x 3.99m) - Dual aspect windows overlooking the gardens and fields, impressive and light room.

Gardens And Grounds - The gardens and grounds, totalling some 5 acres, of predominantly pasture, gently sloping on either side. There is a large gated driveway following round with turning circle and shaped lawn in front of the main residence, main rear gardens and a former, hidden driveway going out to the road with marked boundary. To the side of the Priory is a useful covered wood-store and work space, also home to the property's water filtration system, and a path stretches around the back, passing the kitchen and overlooking an orchard, where there is a further enclosed store and home to the oil tank, with steps to a range of covered areas to the front and original stone walling, an old oak fronted glass house/potting shed, which again overlooks the orchard down towards the pond, and where, in front, former fruit and vegetable gardens. Beyond here there is a pleasant parkland feel, which lays to the remainder of the property's grounds, in front of the house a hidden aviary and another feature greats you at the entrance. Beyond this aviary and the turning circle, you can access the former driveway with five-bar gated access into the fields which are divided and fenced and to the right of the driveway, leading away is an unspoilt natural woodland garden, which offers a real sense of tranquility, privacy and adventure.

Directions - From our Torrington office, take the A386 towards Bideford. Upon leaving the town turn left onto the B3227 signposted Langtree/Holsworthy. Continue along this road passing through the village of Langtree and onto the village of Stibb Cross. Continue along this road until you pass The Woodford Bridge Hotel and Country Club on your right hand side. Proceed to the top of the hill, taking the left hand turning, signposted towards Thornbury. Proceed along this road for about 1.4 miles, taking the right hand turning, signposted towards Thornbury. Continue along this road until reaching a T junction. Turn right here and continue for just under a mile, where the entrance to the property will be situated on the right hand side.

From our Hatherleigh office, follow sign for Holsworthy, upon reaching the village of Brandis Corner, turn right and follow signs for Thronbury. At the T junction, turn right , where after a short distance the property will be located on the left hand side.

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19 September 2016


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