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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Galmpton, Brixham, Devon

Guide Price £750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Imposing South-facing detached house with large double glazed windows and light oak joinery throughout
  • Large light South-facing reception rooms, conservatory and sun room overlooking the grounds to countryside
  • Spacious family kitchen/breakfast room with pantry
  • Versatile self-contained annexe/guest suite comprising bed/sitting room with kitchenette & shower room
  • 3 first floor double bedrooms, bathroom and a separate WC
  • Detached double garage with pitch roof, sliding folding doors, power, light, plumbing, large loft, integral workshop and store
  • Outstanding gardens and grounds, fully mature and well stocked with herbaceous borders, ornamental pond, rockery and numerous specimen trees, with potting shed, 2 stores and a small stable
  • Planning Permission for 4 bedroom detached eco-house in 1/3 acre portion of grounds, as well as scope to convert the loft and/or the garage subject to Planning
  • Popular village within easy reach of amenities Torbay and Exeter, and local facilities including the outstanding Pre-School and Churston Grammar School
  • No onward chain

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Bearscombe is an individual detached house set on an enviable and predominantly south-facing plot of around two thirds of an acre, offering a good deal of privacy and seclusion, yet close to the heart of this popular village. The accommodation is generously proportioned and has many features, as well as good views across the grounds and beyond from most of the rooms. Our clients have obtained Planning permission for a separate detached single storey residence within the grounds. Planning details can be obtained using the following link:


Galmpton is a desirable village between set on the West side of Torbay, close to the river Dart and the fringes of South Hams. The famed Greenway House is nearby, to which there are lovely country / River Dart walks with stunning views, along with a foot ferry to the picturesque village of Dittisham. Local amenities include the Manor Inn, pre-school, primary school, local village store, post office, GP Surgery, branch library, as well as a village hall and church. The very well-regarded Churston Grammar School and South Devon College are nearby. The village is home to 'the Creek', a small inlet on the River Dart offering picturesque scenery and being a good place to launch small craft etc, with a boat yard and small marina. Churston Golf Course is nearby, as is a sandy beach (Broadsands) and a yachting marina; around 2.5 miles away in the harbour town of Brixham. There is an excellent local bus service to the larger towns of Torquay and Paignton which offer a wider range of shops, restaurants and facilities, and the recently-opened South Devon link road makes for a relatively easy commute to the Cathedral City of Exeter, which lies around 26 miles to the north, with its international airport.


From the south Devon link road, follow the ring road towards Brixham. At the junction with the main Paignton to Brixham road (A379), turn right. Passing the Churston Golf Club on the left, turn right onto Greenway Road, just before the railway bridge. Past Churston Grammar School and Three Corners Nursing Home. Continue down the leafy road a short way. The driveway for Bearscombe will be found on the left hand side, approached through a distinctive lych-gate. If you find yourself at the Manor Inn, you have gone too far!

Ground floor 
The main entrance area faces West and is approached over a terrace with feature brick-paved steps to the

Conservatory Entrance; 
a lovely welcoming space, also serving as a sun lounge, with ceramic floor tiles and multiple windows overlooking the side garden. The original light oak panelled and glazed inner door leads to the spacious...

Reception Hall 
with feature dado-height panelling, large under stairs storage cupboard, a column radiator and stairs with crafted iron balustrade lead to the first floor.

The Sitting Room 
is a superb, spacious room with a splayed bay window having impressive views over the terrace, expansive lawn and wooded area beyond. Attractive Delabole slate open fireplace surrounded by substantial oak mantel and jambs, matching hearth with inset grate. A small West-facing window looks through the conservatory to the side garden.

The Dining Room 
is of similar appeal with feature recessed oak drawers which are also accessed from kitchen with serving hatch above. Ample room for a large dining table. Large East-facing window overlooking the lawn and kitchen garden. Large sliding glazed doors open to the wonderful...

Sun Room 
with original quarry tiled floor.

The spacious Kitchen & Breakfast Room 
is well-proportioned with ceramic floor tiles and an extensive range of fitted floor-standing and wall-mounted units with quality solid cherry wood cupboard doors, with under unit lighting. There are side windows overlooking the gardens. There are ample areas of work surface with breakfast bar and an inset circular ceramic bowl with drainer. The breakfast area has space for table and chairs, as well as a recessed window overlooking the front garden. A walk-in shelved pantry giving superb storage. Two radiators. The gas boiler provides hot water and central heating. The glazed door provides a secondary entrance with open porch, offering easy access to the parking area and garage.

The Ground Floor Bedroom Suite 
is an excellent self-contained unit which in the past has provided an income. Enter from the main hall through solid light oak door which can be locked, or there is alternative access from outside by the conservatory door, to integrate the conservatory to provide self-contained accommodation. The large Double Bedroom with a walk-in bay window affording far-reaching views, opens to a Kitchenette with worksurface, inset circular sink and cupboards below and above, as well as under-surface space for a fridge.

The En-Suite Shower Room 
has opaque glazed windows, a three-piece suite with ceramic tiled surround; a large walk-in shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC and ceramic floor tiles. Additionally there is a large shelved cupboard and recessed built-in shelving.

On the first floor, the Landing 
has an open iron work balustrade and a large window above the stairs, overlooking the front garden. There is an airing cupboard with slatted shelving and the hot water cylinder and a further linen cupboard, along with access to the loft space (which is boarded and insulated).

The Master Bedroom 
has dual aspect with a lovely outlook across parts of the village and countryside beyond. There are recessed built-in drawer unit and wardrobes, as well as the original wash hand basin.

Bedroom 2; 
a large king size room is also an appealing dual aspect room with good views across the garden and countryside beyond. There are recessed cupboards/wardrobes and an arch recess with original wash hand basin, mirror and light.

Bedroom 3 
has good views across the village and countryside beyond. There is also a wash hand basin and mirror.

The Family Bathroom 
has a four-piece suite with attractive tiled surround; comprising deep panelled bath with shower attachment on the mixer set, a shower cubicle, wash hand basin with mirrored cabinet over and a WC. There is an opaque glazed window and a radiator and heated towel rail. Additionally there is a large...

Separate WC 
with opaque glazed window.

Beautiful Bearscombe sits within a plot of 2/3 of an acre with prestigious well-maintained and mature gardens. The gardens, being planned in the 1940, reflect many features seen in the nearby Greenway House; home of Agatha Christie (now owned by the National Trust). To the front of the house there is a feature lych-gate opening to the expansive parking area and detached double garage, with mature trees surrounding. A side gate with additional parking (which can be designated to the annexe, having separate access from the adjacent private close), leads to the conservatory entrance, and to the other side of the house, there is a lawn and shrubbery, plus a paved seating area. An impressive long high red brick wall spans the East side of the plot, with adjoining fig trees, apple and pear trees and a designated soft fruit garden. Immediately behind the house is a wonderful raised terrace providing the perfect spot to enjoy the surroundings and perhaps some al-fresco dining. Bey (truncated)

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