3 bedroom terraced house for saleBlackawton, Totnes
Sold by Us £330,000
- Stunning, rural barn conversion
- Beautifully presented and spacious
- Open plan living/three bedrooms
- Private garden with garage/parking
- Gas central heating
- Great walking country
HOW TO GET THERE From our office in Kingsbridge, continue in a northerly direction on the A381 towards Totnes. Proceed for about 4 miles to Totnes Cross and turn right just before the filling station onto the A3122 towards Dartmouth. Continue for about 2 miles as far as The Forces Tavern and take the turning right for Blackawton. Follow this country road for about half a mile, and on the right hand side you will see a pair of stone pillars. This is the entrance to West Hartley Barns. Follow the track and continue down to the barns.
SITUATION Located in a rural position within the stunning South Hams countryside, yet within an easy drive of the sought after Naval town of Dartmouth and the popular market towns of both Totnes and Kingsbridge, this property is an idyllic retreat away from busy city life. A perfect second home/holiday let, or a full time home, only a short drive from the stunning beaches and picturesque villages the South Hams has to offer.
The nearby village of Blackawton was voted 'one of the best villages in which to live', is a thriving village with a welcoming community. Benefitting from the church of St Michael, a well-regarded primary school, two public houses and a village shop and post office run by volunteers from the village.
The nearby town of Dartmouth, home of the Britannia Royal Naval College, offers many amenities including a theatre/cinema, cafes, restaurants and bars, supermarkets, an M&S food hall, as well as, galleries and craft shops. Dartmouth is situated at the mouth of the River Dart and benefits from many sailing and water sports activities.
A British Rail station is to be found in Totnes, approximately 10 miles distant, along with a cottage hospital and a good source of shops and restaurants. The A38 is also accessed via Totnes.
Kingsbridge, just 8 miles to the west, is a popular market town with good amenities, a highly regarded secondary school, with a fast bus service to Plymouth. A bustling town with much to offer throughout the year.
DESCRIPTION 2 West Hartley forms part of a barn development at the top of the Gara Valley. An attractive range of traditional, stone built barns surrounding a central yard were converted approximately ten years ago, to form eight highly desirable and well-presented cottages, all with a garage and parking.
The property is of reversed level, with the living space being on the first floor and the bedrooms below, although the first floor is entered directly from the rear garden. Currently a second home, the property has been presented to a high standard with light and spacious rooms, picture windows and a high end finish. The living room benefits from a high ceiling with characterful, exposed timber beams creating a feeling of space with a good sized dining area. A well fitted kitchen is well positioned within the open plan living area, also benefitting from a good sized utility and separate cloakroom. The bedrooms are all of a good size, the third bedroom being used as a study at present, however, adaptable to many uses. The bathrooms are of a high specification and give a luxurious feel to the property. Spoilt for outside space, this property offers its own private garden with patio, along with extensive communal areas.
THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES: A reverse level property, the formal front entrance door is located on the ground floor through the communal courtyard. The owners tend to use a door which is located to the rear of the property, reached via the private rear garden, close to the garage and parking.
A fully glazed Entrance Door leads onto the landing at the top of the stairs which has a slate tiled floor with a central ceiling light. A wooden door leads into:
KITCHEN Part of the open plan living, a well fitted kitchen is focused around a picture window overlooking the communal courtyard and countryside beyond, providing a spacious light room. Attractively fitted with light wood fronted wall and floor units, newly fitted Iroko worktops over a slate tiled floor, with ceiling spotlights and wall uplighters. The kitchen contains a 1.5 stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap, electric oven and hob, dishwasher and integral fridge and freezer, radiator with hand towel rail over.
LIVING/DINING ROOM A spacious open plan room benefitting from a high ceiling with exposed timber ceiling beams, great light is provided by a patio door which leads to the patio and garden, a picture window overlooking the courtyard garden and skylights. A solid wood floor with an attractive fireplace with feature wooden mantel over a 'wood burner' effect gas fire above a slate hearth. A pendant light to the dining area along with wall uplighters and ceiling spotlights. Two radiators.
UTILITY ROOM Leading from the kitchen is a sizable, well fitted utility room with wood effect flooring, partly tiled walls and storage cupboards housing the boiler, a sink with stainless steel drainer and mixer tap and a good sized work surface. Space for a washing machine and dryer, a wall mounted coat rack, extractor fan, radiator and central ceiling light.
Loft access from the utility room. A fixed ladder leading to a well lagged and boarded, spacious attic room.
CLOAKROOM Off the utility is a well fitted cloakroom with a wood effect laminate floor, a white suite comprising of a low level w.c., and a pedestal wash and basin with part tiled splashback. An extractor fan, full length storage cupboard, extractor fan, radiator with towel rail above and a central ceiling light.
A staircase leads down to the ground floor from the first floor.
FRONT ENTRANCE DOOR Accessed from the landscaped courtyard, a part glazed entrance door leads into a flowing hallway which runs the length of the ground floor to all rooms and the stairway with under stairs cupboard.
MASTER BEDROOM A light and spacious room with a deep set, picture window looking out into the attractively landscaped gardens. Radiator, recessed lighting and central ceiling light.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM An attractive part tiled room with vinyl flooring, a white suite comprising of a power shower, a back to wall w.c. and a wash hand basin/vanity unit. An extractor fan, radiator with towel rail above, recessed lighting, a wall mounted light with shaver socket.
BEDROOM TWO A light double bedroom with a deep set picture window overlooking the courtyard. Radiator and central ceiling light.
BEDROOM 3 Currently used as a study, a good sized single bedroom with a wall height window, radiator and central ceiling light.
FAMILY BATHROOM A well fitted bathroom with fully tiled walls, vinyl flooring, white suite comprising of a Jacuzzi bath with shower over, low level w.c. and wash hand basin. Extractor fan, radiator with towel rail above, recessed ceiling lights, wall mounted light with shaver socket.
OUTSIDE A good sized garage is located within a well-built wooden structure with tiled roof comprising of three garages, with further parking is available.
A private, gently sloping garden is positioned close to the garage and parking. Laid mainly to lawn, the property is fenced and hedged, planted with mature shrubs, a wild flower garden and trained fruit trees to the rear wall of the garage. A gate with newly laid path leads down to a patio/seating area to the front of the patio door which is ideal for alfresco dining/barbeques.
The property also benefits from extensive communal gardens. A well landscaped courtyard garden with several walkways is attractively positioned between the barns and a path leads out to a substantial shared grassed area. Beautifully positioned within open farmland, a communal field runs down to a woodland area with private footpaths throughout.
SERVICES Mains electricity, water and gas. Gas central heating. Private drainage is shared by the community and payable every quarter.
A quarterly charge is payable to cover the building maintenance and amenity upkeep, this is currently £270.00. An individual water usage payment is payable quarterly, meters being read individually before each bill.
COUNCIL TAX The property is council band 'D'
LOCAL AUTHORITY South Hams District Council
Tel: 01803 861234
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with the agents:
62 Fore Street
Tel: 01548 857474
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