5 bedroom detached house for saleSherford, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7
Sold STC £1,500,000
- Immaculate 5 bed farmhouse
- Gorgeous 2 bed linhay
- Stone outbuilding with stables & large loft
- Open fronted car port
- Walled Garden with tennis court
- Park like grounds, stream and pond
- Surrounding pasture - in all about 13.25 acres
- AVAILABLE AS A WHOLE OR IN 2 LOTS
- EPC Rating = F
The beautiful South Hams is largely designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is renowned for its steep sided small valleys and combes forming a patchwork of hedge bound fields and hanging woodlands running down to the coast. One is never far from the sea with its sheltered inlets, sandy coves and rugged cliffs and headlands. Fursdon forms part of this enticing landscape surrounded by farmland just outside the AONB and being only 2 miles to the tip of the Kingsbridge/Salcombe estuary at Frogmore. The area abounds with opportunities for outdoor recreation, of course much of which is water based with dingy sailing, cruising and power boating at Salcombe, Dartmouth, Noss Mayo and Plymouth all of which are within reasonable driving distance.
The nearest town of Kingsbridge (3 miles) has a bustling market town centre and offers a great selection of shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs etc., a health centre, leisure centre with indoor swimming pool, a cinema and the sought after Kingsbridge Community College (KCC), an outstanding secondary school.
Fursdon Farmhouse and Linhay have been developed from their earlier history as a working farm to provide most attractive and comfortable country houses without having lost the charm of their vernacular style and earlier use. The foursquare stone farmhouse (which is not listed) with its handsome stone front elevation has been meticulously embellished internally and extended to provide a good mix of high quality accommodation for both everyday living and entertaining. The 27' triple aspect drawing room is bright and spacious with a wonderful open fireplace for formal occasions and the fully fitted kitchen with Aga extends via an archway into the formal dining area also with large fireplace with inset wood burning stove.
The house stands in an immediate setting of paved terraces to the front and side, with a stone wall enclosed garden with flower beds in front. It overlooks the wider park like grounds. The house is constructed of local stone, with climbing roses and sits under a neat pitched slate roof. The stonework of the house matches the attractive stone walling surrounding the building including the former walled kitchen garden which now a magnificent tennis court, with adjoining rose beds.
The Linhay has of course been converted from a former agricultural barn to provide stylish and bright accommodation which faces west across the valley attracting wonderful sunsets across the front of the house.
In addition to the two dwellings there is an unconverted stone barn that currently offers stabling and a wonderful loft space above or an opportunity for further conversion. The drive leads on past the house to a large parking area beside a five bay, former agricultural barn which now provides open fronted cover for lawn mowers, cars, wood, garden equipment etc.
The delightful grounds have been designed and laid out to enhance the setting of the dwellings whilst retaining easy maintenance objectives. The grounds are bisected by a stream which culminates at the lower end in an attractive ornamental pond. Either side of the stream the grassed banks are broken up by borders, specimen trees, shrubs and hedging to create a wonderfully peaceful and attractive environment in which the houses sit.
Beyond the park like grounds, which extend to about 6 acres, there are 3 paddocks which have been let on an informal basis to the neighbouring farmer.
Square Footage: 3,552 sq ft
Acreage: 13.25 Acres
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