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6 bedroom country house for sale

Lamerton, PL19

Sold STC £849,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A substantial six bedroom period country house in attractive setting
  • Well-presented accommodation with three reception rooms and feature entrance hall
  • Games room, potential to create holiday let/annexe
  • Extensive gardens with feature ponds
  • Paddocks
  • Stable loose boxes
  • Rural location within easy reach of Tavistock
  • Far reaching Dartmoor and countryside views

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This large detached country house sits in a prominent position with lovely rural views over open countryside and towards the Dartmoor National Park to the east.

In Lamerton and Milton Abbot there are primary schools, churches, public houses and an independent village stores in Milton Abbot and a garage filling station and convenience shop at Lamerton. Tavistock which is about 5 miles away provides a greater selection of shops including a large supermarket, state and private schools, a hospital and veterinary centres.

Dartmoor National Park with its extensive range of outdoor activities and some of the most scenic countryside in the county is about 4 miles away.

Surfing on the North Devon and North Cornwall coastline is some of the best in the country and attracts summer competitions. Many of the beaches are wide and shallow, ideal for learners and child-friendly.

Plymouth is about 18 miles away and offers a very large range of city amenities and facilities including a busy ferry port. The cathedral city of Exeter is 38 miles away, where there is a regional airport which offers an increasing number of national and international flights. From Exeter the fast train to Paddington takes just 2 hours. The A30 dual carriageway provides easy access to Exeter when it joins the M5 motorway or the A303, both heading east.

The property is a large Georgian-fronted house, which was originally a Devon Longhouse and dates back to the 17th Century. Unusually, and beneficially, it has not been listed. This traditional house has period features such as sash windows, well proportioned rooms, ceiling cornices and mouldings, ornate fireplaces and slate and limestone flagstone floors.

From the large entrance hall, which sets the tone for the rest of the house, there is an impressive balustrade staircase to the first floor. Upstairs there is a large and useable landing with a sash window overlooking the landscaped garden with far reaching views to the south. The views from the garden and east side of the house are even more appealing, looking towards the Dartmoor National Park.

The master bedroom has a dressing room directly next door and bathroom opposite (see floor plan) which is currently used as a master bedroom suite and could be further enclosed by adding an additional door.

To the north of the house is a stable yard, which is accessed off a spur from the main driveway. The stable yard and timber framed outbuilding incorporates three loose boxes, feed room, office suite, a small kitchen and a cloakroom.

The house sits within about 5.77 acres of gardens and pastureland with lovely formal gardens to the front of the house making the most of the wonderful views. There is a soft fruit garden, orchard and fenced paddocks, one with wildlife pond.

Road - The A30 (dual carriageway) from Okehampton provides easy access to Exeter and the M5 motorway.
Rail - Regular intercity services operate from Plymouth and Exeter to London (Paddington) and via Salisbury to London (Waterloo)
Sea - Ferry services operate from Plymouth to northern France and northern Spain.
Air - Exeter International Airport provides flights to the Isles of Scilly, Channel Islands, Ireland, Scotland and a number of continental destinations. Bristol International Airport offers flights to numerous European destinations.

Horse riding & Walking - Dartmoor offers wide open space for horse riding and walking.
Water - Sailing is available at Siblyback Lake, Roadford Lake, Looe, Fowey, Plymouth, Newton Ferrers, Salcombe, Dartmouth and various other harbours along the south coast. There is a delightful range of beaches on the north and south coasts. Fishing locations are available throughout Devon and Cornwall.
Golf - Golf courses can be found at Tavistock, Hurdwick, Yelverton, Launceston and St Mellion, to name but a few.

The Property
This fine country property is constructed in the traditional manner of local stone, rendered and cream washed, with sash and casement windows under a tiled roof. Particular features of note are the well-proportioned rooms, ceiling cornices and mouldings, ornate fireplaces, slate and limestone flagstone floors reminiscent of that period, complimented by a particularly fine hand-crafted English Oak kitchen/breakfast room with an oil-fired Aga. Central heating and domestic hot water are supplied by an oil-fired boiler.

On the ground floor there is a spacious reception hall with a fine balustrade staircase to the first floor and access to the two principal well-proportioned reception rooms, a grand sitting room and a study. From the rear reception hall there is a utility/boiler room, a secondary staircase to the first floor and a door to the kitchen/breakfast room, the latter enjoying views across the surrounding countryside to Dartmoor.

On the first floor there is a spacious landing leading to the master bedroom, two further bedrooms and access to a second landing from which there are two more bedrooms, a shower room and a guest suite.

To the north of the house, and approached via a spur off the main drive, is a stable yard and substantial timber framed stable building with power and water connected, incorporating three loose boxes, feed room, tack room, office suite, small kitchen and cloakroom.

Willestrew Park stands within approximately 5 acres of well laid out gardens and grounds incorporating lawns bounded by herbaceous shrub borders and ponds. There is a vegetable and soft fruit garden, orchard and fenced paddocks, one with a wildlife pond.

The Accommodation
Entrance Portico:
With exterior lighting, solid wood entrance door with fanlight over.

Reception Hall: 5.71m x 2.80m (18'9" x 9'2")
Exposed timber floor, doors off to reception rooms, stairs to first floor, two radiators and telephone point.

Drawing Room: 5.33m x 5.35m [max] (17'6" x 17'7")
Sash window with deep sill to the front elevation with outlook over the gardens, small window to the side elevation, cast iron fireplace with slate hearth and carved marble surround, dado rail, ceiling cornice, television aerial point and two radiators.

Dining Room: 5.35m x 4.66m (17'7" x 15'3")
Dual aspect with sash window to the front elevation with outlook over gardens and window to the side elevation, cast iron fireplace with carved marble surround and hearth, ornate ceiling rose and cornice and radiator.

Rear Hall: with part-glazed display cupboards and illuminated hanging area for guest coats.

Sitting Room: 4.70m x 4.30m (15'5" x 14'1")
Sash window to the rear elevation with deep sill window seat, fireplace housing the 'Stovax' cast iron wood burning stove set on a slate hearth with a pine surround and mantelpiece above with semi-circular recesses to either side and low-level shelves and cupboards, recessed bookcase with storage cupboards below, wall-mounted lighting, radiator and television aerial point. Doors lead off to rear entrance porch and study.

Study: 2.73m x 2.16m (8'11" x 7'1")
Sash window to the rear elevation with deep sill window seat, beamed ceiling, wall lighting, radiator, BT point and slate flagstone flooring.

Entrance Porch:
Tiled floor, wall-mounted shelving, electricity consumer units, timber framed window to the side elevation, timber framed part-glazed door leading to the rear garden.

Slate flagstone flooring, low-level WC, ornate porcelain wash hand basin on cast iron frame and legs by the Imperial Bathroom Company, extractor fan, radiator, beamed ceiling.

Rear Reception Hall: 4.60m x 3.49m (15'0" x 11'4")
Slate flagstone floor, inglenook fireplace, radiators, wall lighting, secondary staircase rises to the first floor with understairs storage cupboard, part-glazed timber framed door leading to the rear terrace, window to the front elevation. Doors lead off to:

Utility Room: 3.40m x 1.74m (11'2" x 5'9")
Limestone slate flooring, stainless steel single bowl sink and drainer with mixer tap and storage below, wall-mounted units, Worcester Heatslave 26/32 oil-fired combination boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating, space and plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer and fridge, wall-mounted electricity consumer unit, two windows to the rear elevation.

Wine Cellar:
Located under the dining room, entrance hall and drawing room and divided into smaller areas corresponding with the supporting walls of the house.

Inner Passageway:
Limestone tiled floor, radiator, recessed ceiling spotlight, window to the front elevation with door and steps leading down to:

Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 5.47m x 4.13m (17'9" x 13'5")
An extensive range of hand-crafted English Oak kitchen furniture with polished black granite work surfaces, inset Belfast sink by Brass & Traditional Sinks Company, mixer tap, 'Insink Erator' food waste disposal unit, built-in Miele dishwasher, oil-fired twin-oven Aga, base unit with black and copper granite polished work surface with an inset single bowl Franke sink with mixer taps, matching kitchen dresser with solid oak top with cupboards below, storage cupboards and display shelves above, wall-mounted plate racks, hand-crafted English Oak central island with drawers, cupboards, shelving and space for microwave oven under a polished black and copper granite polished work surface, oak dresser with glazed cupboards and housing the Miele refrigerator and freezer, recessed ceiling spotlights, windows to front and rear elevations, open archway to the conservatory and door leading to:

Walk-in Larder:
Limestone tiled floor and an extensive range of walled shelving.

Conservatory: 5.16m x 3.00m (16'11" x 9'10")
Rendered dwarf walls with uPVC double-glazed windows and roof and French doors leading out onto the patio with far reaching views over the garden to the rolling hills of Dartmoor beyond. Limestone tiled floor, flat-panel electric convector wall heaters, wall lighting and window to the kitchen.

On the First Floor

A spacious landing with sash window to the front elevation with views over the Devon countryside and the rolling hills of Cornwall beyond, two picture lights, ceiling cornice, radiator and doors leading off to:

Bedroom 1: 5.33m x 4.64m (17'6" x 15'3")
Dado rail, wall lighting, two picture lights, two built-in wardrobes with hanging rails and storage above, two radiators and door leading to the secondary landing.

Bedroom 2: 5.37m x 4.55m (17'7" x 14'11")
Ceiling cornice and ornate ceiling rose, cast iron fireplace with painted wood surround, fitted wardrobes with hanging rail and storage above, two radiators, window to the side elevation, sash window to the front elevation with views over the Devon countryside to the rolling Cornish hills beyond.

Bedroom 3/Dressing Room: 4.91m [max] x 3.04m (16'1" x 10'0")
Radiator, open-fronted wardrobes with hanging rails and storage drawers, sash window to the rear elevation.

Split-Level Landing:
Storage cupboard with double doors and shelving, doors leading off to:

Family Bathroom: 2.96m x 2.80m (9'9" x 9'2")
Free-standing cast iron roll-top slipper bath with ball & claw feet, mixer tap with shower attachment, low-level W.C, bidet, corner glazed shower cubicle with power shower with combination rain shower head and hand-held shower attachment, base unit with storage cupboards under a black granite effect roll-top work surface with two inset 'Topravit' wash hand basins, twin wall-mounted mirrors, lights above, fully tiled floor and walls, recessed ceiling spotlights, radiator and double-glazed sash window to the rear elevation.

Rear Landing:
Radiator, storage cupboard and doors leading off to:

Bedroom 4: 4.33m x 4.27m (14'2" x 14'0")
Sash window to rear elevation with deep sill window seat, wall lighting, ceiling spotlights, recessed storage area, radiator.

Bedroom 5: 4.44m x 2.71m (14'7" x 8'11")
Sash window to the rear elevation with deep sill window seat, wall lights, built-in cupboard with hanging rail and storage above, radiator, BT point.

East Landing:
Secondary staircase descends to the rear entrance hall, wall lighting, loft access hatch, radiator and sash window to the front elevation. Doors leading off to:

Shower Room: 2.88m x 2.82m (9'5" x 9'3")
Window to the rear elevation, pedestal wash hand basin, low-level WC, glass-fronted 'Snail' shower enclosure with Briston 1901 power shower with a rain shower head, fully tiled enclosure, bathroom tiled to dado height, shaver light and point, radiator, wood boarded floor.

Walk-in Airing Cupboard:
Range of fitted wooden shelving, factory lagged hot water cylinder with immersion heater, radiator and Velux window to rear elevation.

Bedroom 6/Guest Suite: 4.55m x 3.77m (14'11" x 12'4")
Two fitted wardrobes with hanging rails and storage shelf above, wall lighting, radiator, sash window to the side elevation with far reaching views to the rolling hills of Dartmoor.

En Suite Bathroom:
Pedestal wash hand basin, low-level WC, roll-top cast iron bath with ball & claw feet, mixer taps with hand-held shower attachment, tiled floor, tiled walls to dado height, ceiling extractor fan, shaver point, wall light, radiator.


Games Rooms & Stable Block (with potential to create holiday let/annexe)
Of timber framed construction with shiplap cladding under a pitched, felt shingled roof supplied by Ascot buildings. Timber framed fully glazed door leads to:

Room 1: 5.55m x 3.13m (18'3" x 10'3")
Double-glazed timber framed windows to the front and side elevations. Internal door leads to:

Room 2: 5.68m x 5.15m (18'8" x 16'11")
Double-glazed door leads to the covered outside area with doors leading to:

Room 3:
Window to front elevation.

Loose Box 1: 3.42m x 3.41m (11'3" x 11'2")
Window and stable door to the front elevation, dry-lined with plywood sheeting, fluorescent lighting, concreted floor.

Loose Box 2: 3.54m x 3.41m (11'7" x 11'2")
Window and stable door to the front elevation, dry-lined with plywood sheeting, fluorescent lighting, concreted floor.

Utility Area: 2.84m x 2.10m [max] (9'4" x 6'11")
Timber framed double-glazed window to the front elevation, wall and base units with single bowl stainless steel sink and drainer, space for refrigerator, doors leading to:

Store/Tack Room: 2.84m x 2.22m (9'4" x 7'3")
Concreted floor and window to the rear elevation.

Window to the side elevation, low-level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback, flat-panel wall-mounted electric convector heater.

The Land
The land extends to approximately 3.5 acres (1.41ha) of pastureland in 3 paddocks enclosed within Devon bank hedging and post and rail fencing.

Gardens & Grounds
The property is situated off a parish lane via a gated entrance flanked by lawns, trees and shrubs. The driveway leads to a parking area to the front of the house and a spur lane to the north of the main drive gives access to the stable yard and office. To the front of the office and stables there is an enclosed gravelled area with gated access.

Beside the stable block is a fenced turnout paddock and the spur lane leads to the rear of the property where there is additional parking, a productive vegetable, herb and soft fruit garden and access to the lower paddocks, which includes a wildlife pond. This pond is connected to the ponds in the garden, which are serviced by a circulation pump. There are also numerous outdoor power points throughout the garden and grounds.

To the south of the property the gardens are mainly laid to lawn with herbaceous and shrub borders with an ornamental pond and a small orchard, beyond which is a paddock enclosed with post and rail fencing. To the east a path leads to the side of the house to a large paved terrace enjoying far reaching views to Dartmoor.

General Remarks and Stipulations

The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Water - Mains water is connected to the property.
Drainage - Private drainage.
Heating - Oil-fired central heating.
Telephone & Broadband - BT connection.
Electricity - Mains.

Rights of Way, Easements and Boundaries
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all outgoings, rights of way, easements and wayleaves there may be whether mentioned in these general remarks and stipulations or particulars of sale or not.

Particulars and Conditions of Sale
All figures, measurements, floor plans and maps are for guidance purposes only. They are prepared and issued in good faith and are intended to give a fair description of the property but do not constitute any part of any offer or contract.

Local Authorities
West Devon Borough Council, Kilworthy Park, Tavistock, Devon PL19 0BZ. Tel: 01822 813600.
South West Water, Peninsula House, Rydon Lane, Exeter, Devon EX2 7WP. Tel: 0800 1691144.
Western Power Distribution, Avonbank, Feeder Road, Bristol BS2 0TB. Tel: 01179 332000.

Agent's Notes
None of the services or appliances, plumbing, heating, or electrical installations have been tested by the selling agent. Any maps used on the details are to assist identification of the property only and are not an indication of the actual surroundings, which may have changed since the map was printed. None of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact. There are numerous power points throughout the property although not individually listed.

Strictly by arrangement with D.R. Kivell & Partners. Tel: 01822 810810.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
30 July 2016


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