4 bedroom country house for sale

Bigadon, Dean Prior

Offers in Region of £859,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Period Country House
  • Stunning Rural Views
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Miniature Parkland Setting
  • About Four Acres
  • Victorian Fern Grotto
  • Outbuildings
  • Woodland with Walking Trails

Full description

A beautifully situated detached period country house enjoying stunning views in a miniature parkland setting. About 4 acres.


SITUATION 
Bigadon Cottage occupies a very special position at the end of a long tree-lined driveway which is partly shared with two neighbouring properties. The situation of the house is elevated and extremely private, taking full advantage of superb rural views along the Dart valley towards Dartington and Totnes. Bigadon was originally the site of an historic mansion and there remains a wonderful small parkland of specimen trees and mature shrubs. Although a completely rural location, the property is not isolated and enjoys easy access to main road and rail networks. The A38 dual carriageway is a little over one mile, providing fast links to Plymouth, Exeter and beyond. The nearby market town of Buckfastleigh, with its famous Benedictine Abbey is about 2 miles and offers a small selection of shops, health centre, library and other provisions. Totnes is about 6 miles. This celebrated South Hams town, known as the gateway to the South Hams offers a wonderful selection of independent...

DESCRIPTION 
Bigadon Cottage is a charming, split level period house of great individuality and style. The character four bedroom accommodation combines unique period features with contemporary design and modern day comforts. There is a very fine early clock with granite weights, cast iron pendulum, turret and bell tower, open fireplace with good quality wood burner, superb solid oak flooring, a rustic hand crafted pine kitchen, decked areas and balcony enjoying the most outstanding views. The property also benefits from built in appliances, oil central heating, a Jacuzzi bath and sauna. Outside; there is a sweeping driveway which opens into an ancient cobbled area with former separate coach house and terrace. The gardens are on different tiers and comprise reasonably level lawns, Victorian granite topped stone walls with archways and meandering pathways, Victorian fern grotto, stone circle all giving way to an area of mature woodland with walking tracks and several specimen trees. To...

HISTORICAL NOTES 
Bigadon appears as Byketon in the Lay Subsidy Rolls of 1333. The King family built the first significant mansion here and installed the old clock made by the legendary Dartmoor clock maker Richard Hillson in the early 1800s. In July 1862, the Bigadon Estate was sold by auction at the Seven Stars Hotel Totnes to the Fleming family. The auctioneers were Heath & Son, shortly after to be incorporated into Rendells. The Fleming's were wealthy bankers and John Fleming was a one time member of parliament for Plymouth Davenport. The estate was again sold in 1958 and subsequently divided.

ACCOMMODATION 

ENTRANCE LOBBY 
Coat hanging space and radiator. Opening into:

KITCHEN 
15' 5" x 13' 5" (4.7m x 4.09m)
Fitted with hand crafted pine base storage units with work tops over incorporating inset sinks. Including an induction hob with extractor hood and attractive slate splash back and built in double oven, there are also spaces for a washing machine, dishwasher and American style fridge/freezer. Central island with breakfast bar and storage under. Display shelving. A door leads out onto a decked terrace which offers far reaching views.

DINING ROOM 
18' 8" x 15' 2" (5.69m x 4.62m)
Double aspect room with windows to rear elevation and two sets of French doors leading out onto the front paved terrace. Wooden flooring and steps down to...

SITTING ROOM 
32' 10" x 15' 1" (10.01m x 4.6m
A striking light and spacious room has a vaulted ceiling with open roof beams. The room is full of character features including a wood burning stove, oak flooring, and interesting alcove housing the movement for the historic clock by Richard Hillman and bell tower above with working bell. It is believed that the bell was from the Spanish ship Estrella, captured in 1807 by the Royal Navy. A large picture window offers stunning far reaching views across the rolling Devon countryside with a door leading out onto the balcony. Stairs to lower floor.

MASTER BEDROOM 
19' 11" x 15' 6" (6.07m x 4.72m)
A spacious double aspect room with exposed stonework, wall light points, floor to ceiling windows, two radiators, T.V. aerial point, two period character doors, one giving access out to separate walled garden. Door to:

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 
Fitted with a shower cubicle, W.C. and wash basin. Window to front elevation.

SEPARATE DRESSING ROOM 
With arched window and radiator.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING 
Window to front elevation doors to bathroom and bedrooms. Sauna.

FAMILY BATHROOM 
Fitted with Jacuzzi shower bath with shower screen, hand basin, bidet and W.C. Partially tiled walls, tiled floor. Window to front elevation.

BEDROOM 3 
13' 5" x 9' 2" (4.09m x 2.79m)
Window to front elevation. Radiator.

BEDROOM 2 
12' 10 " x 9' 8" (3.91m x 2.95m)
Front aspect window. Radiator.

BEDROOM 1 
15?7 x 9?3?? (4.76m x 2.81)
Dual aspect windows. Two radiators. T.V. point.

OUTSIDE 
There is a cobbled parking area with access to a substantial stone built outbuilding (1), probably a former coach house and currently used as a very useful workshop. It is considered that this building has potential for residential/holiday accommodation, subject to planning consent. There is a large patio/terrace adjacent to the front of the house which gives way to long and reasonably level lawns on various levels, with box hedging, traditional stone walling, specimen trees, shrubs, Victorian fern grotto and a section of lovely old woodland with oak, ash, chestnut, laurel and rhododendron with walking trails throughout. There is an additional stone outbuilding (2) which has recently been re-roofed and provides excellent storage and further workshop space if required. The total grounds are believed to extend to about 4 acres.

OUTBUILDING 1 - FORMER COACH HOUSE 
Detached with chimney, with electricity, plumbing and outside toilet.

OUTBUILDING 2 - GARDEN STORES 
With new roof, windows and door.

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23 September 2016

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  • Totnes (4.5 mi)
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Rendells, Totnes

57 Fore Street, Totnes, TQ9 5NL

01803 367091 Local call rate

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