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3 bedroom barn conversion for sale

Kernborough, Chillington

Withdrawn from Market £525,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Desirable, rural barn conversion
  • Spacious living/3 bedrooms/2 ensuite
  • Detached garage/studio above
  • Delightful, tranquil gardens
  • Ideal for working from home/life change
  • Rural, yet only a short drive from Chillington

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

HOW TO GET THERE From Kingsbridge follow the A379 to the village of Chillington and turn right immediately before the Bear and Blacksmiths public house and follow the signs up the hill to Kernborough bearing left at the crossroads (also sign posted) and bear right a while further also sign posted to Kernborough. At the bottom of the hill continue past the turning into the village and take the next left passing the pink cottage on the right hand side and into the courtyard and Lower Kern will be seen on the left hand side.  

SITUATION Set in the stunning South Hams countryside the rural hamlet of Kernborough is home to a thriving rural community and a country lover's paradise surrounded by great walking country. The beach as Beesands is approx. 2 miles distant with access to the South Devon coastal path.

Lower Kern offers a quiet and tranquil location on the fringe of the village of Kernborough. Yet, just over a mile from the village is Frogmore with a bakery and village shop. Nearby Stokenham and Chillington offer amenities including a Post Office, a Health Centre, village Inns and Primary School at Stokenham as well as being on a main bus route between Dartmouth (11 miles) and Kingsbridge (5 miles) distant respectively. The market town of Kingsbridge offers an excellent range of shopping and recreational facilities including restaurants, a highly regarded secondary school, cinema, Sport Centre with indoor swimming pool and bowls arena and Cottage Hospital.  

DESCRIPTION Lower Kern is an imaginative and interesting barn conversion converted about 15 years ago and includes a delightful 26ft sitting room with high ceilings and stone hearth with wood burning stove.

The property is in good decorative order throughout and includes fitted kitchen and separate dining room on the ground floor with three bedrooms, two with ensuite facilities on the first floor.

A detached carport with adjoining workshop and studio above which is suitable for conversion to living accommodation (subject to the necessary planning permissions) and has adjoining parking. The garden is a feature of the property with a heather garden to the rear of the property and an area set aside ideal for alfresco dining.

To the north of the barn is a further garden with vegetable area and a path leads to a lower garden with standing stones and access to a Reed Bed and semi natural area providing a delightful walking area ideal for wildlife habitat and fronting a stream and woodland on the southern boundary.  


ENTRANCE/ DINING ROOM Under stair cupboard, night store heater, exposed beams to ceiling, wooden window sill, stairs to first floor.  

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM Range of wall and floor units, beech breakfast bar, worktops with inset one and half bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit, plumbing for dishwasher, space for fridge/freezer, low window sills to front and rear, exposed beams to ceiling, tiled walls, LPG hob unit, NEFF oven and microwave and electric 2 ring hob unit.  

CLOAKROOM With cupboards and inset hand basin with mixer taps, low level WC with concealed cistern, extractor fan.  

UTILITY ROOM Airing cupboard with pressurised Heatrae mega flow hot water cylinder, worksurfaces, Belfast sink, range of wall and floor cupboards, fuse board, low level window sill, part glazed door to rear garden, plumbing for washing machine.  

SITTING ROOM With windows to south and west overlooking the courtyard garden, raised stone hearth with multi-fuel stove, TV point, Creda night store heater, door to outside leading to garage and workshop. Part exposed timbers.  

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Built in cupboard with hanging shelf space, exposed rafter ends. 

BEDROOM 1 Double aspect with built in wardrobes with cupboards over, Creda night store heater, views over the fields to the rear, exposed rafter ends.  

ENSUITE BATHROOM Panelled bath with mixer taps and hand held shower, tiled surround, pedestal hand basin, tiled splash back, low level WC, velux roof light and extractor fan.  

BEDROOM 2 Full height French doors to garden, exposed rafter ends, built in hanging cupboards with shelves, Creda night store heater, door to roof space over the sitting room suitable for storage.  

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM Fully tiled walk in shower cubicle, sliding door, mixer shower and extractor. Fitted cupboards inset hand basin and mixer tap, low level WC with concealed cistern, heated towel rail, recessed ceiling light.  

BEDROOM 3 Currently used as an office with fitted shelves and worktops, window with views over the fields to the rear, access to roof space.  

OUTSIDE To the front of the property is a gravelled courtyard garden and well as well as an inner courtyard garden sitting area with water feature with access to a gravelled hardstanding and access to the open fronted car port with concrete base and exposed timbers, electric power and light, sliding door and panelling to workshop, outside water tap and log store. Steps lead up to the rear garden with stone walling and wrought iron gate, door to the studio above the car port and workshops. Part panelled ceiling and velux roof light, restricted head room, door to storage above car port, velux roof light, exposed roof timbers, light and power.

To the rear of the property is a raised 'secret' garden with lawn, flower beds and borders, garden shed, aluminium framed greenhouse with vegetable growing area and fruit cages and pedestrian gate to the lower garden to the east. Alfresco dining area with polycarbonate roof on timber pergola, stone walls and an abundance of heathers. Herb garden.

To the rear of the property, a path leads to a further lawned garden with shrubs and fruit trees and an area with standing stones and a delightful semi-natural area, the whole extending to about an acre with Willow Trees, Pampas grass, Gunnera plants and reed beds a haven for wildlife and bordered by a stream and woodland to the South.  

TENURE Freehold  

SERVICES Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.  

COUNCIL TAX The property is council band 'E'  

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

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11 May 2016


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