4 bedroom detached house for sale

Start Point, Near Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7

Guide Price £1,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sitting Room
  • Snug
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Utility/Boot Room
  • Office
  • Wine Store
  • Family Bathroom
  • Garden and Land

Full description

A rare opportunity to purchase a unique property in one of the most sought after areas in the South Hams. Nestled amongst the rolling countryside at Start Point this fabulous home offers peace and tranquility with a comfortable and elegant style. The house is positioned in a pretty courtyard and was renovated from a derelict cottage in 1991. It has retained much character and has the most wonderful sitting room with three walls of bi-folding doors opening to the garden and large terrace with fabulous west facing panoramic countryside views.

To one side of the courtyard is a detached barn which has a one bedroom apartment on the first floor with gym and storage below.

To another side is a further detached stone barn, currently used for storage.

Opposite and slightly uphill of the main property is a very large detached barns with stables and garaging, surrounded by approximately 20 acres of gently rolling fields, from where you have a superb 360 degree view taking in the sea towards Dartmouth and surrounding countryside.

Start Point is a well known and beautiful promontory in the South Hams at the far end of Start Bay, midway between the historic town of Dartmouth and bustling market town of Kingsbridge. It is close to the village of Torcross and the 3 miles stretch of Slapton Sands and freshwater lake and bird sanctuary. The village has a village store, popular inn and restaurant. There is also a very popular farm shop close by specialising in the growing and selling of home grown and locally produced foods. Beautiful Lanacombe beach is approximately 1.5 miles away.

Close by is the popular market town of Kingsbridge providing a good range of shops, restaurants/pubs, 2 supermarkets, cinema, leisure centre with indoor swimming, numerous sports and fitness facilities, medical centre and community hospital, library and churches. The town boasts an excellent primary school and a community college which was judged outstanding by Ofsted.

The area has an abundance of sandy beaches and coastal and countryside walks, with the popular sailing towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe within easy reach.

Accommodation 

Entrance Hall 
Open porch with oak seats to either side with door to hall with two internal windows looking into the kitchen and snug. Staircase with painted balustrade rail.

Snug 
A beautiful room having window to the front with oak window seat and window to the rear with deep oak display sill. Inglenook fireplace with stone hearth, oak lintel above and fitted with large wood burning stove.

Sitting Room 
A spectacular room with breathtaking views having bi-folding doors to three aspects. Amtico flooring. Recessed ceiling with oak coving. Electric coal effect fire set on a stone hearth. Built-in cupboard with display shelving above.

Cloakroom 
Pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Window. Built-in airing cupboard.

Kitchen / Dining Room 
Charming room with window overlooking the courtyard. French doors to the rear garden with exposed timber lintel above. Feature painted stone fireplace with brick hearth and multi fuel stove. Solid chestnut floor based cupboards and drawers. Twin Belfast sink set within a solid granite worktop. Dual fuel Brittania Range cooker, electric ovens, gas hob and grill plate with extractor hood above. Integrated dishwasher. Integrated Smeg electric oven set within a chestnut central island unit with maple worktop. Solid chestnut dresser unit.

Utility / Boot Room 
Spacious utility room with doors opening to the courtyard and rear garden. Ceramic tiled flooring. Painted wood cladding to dado height. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Space for an American style fridge/freezer with built-in storage units to the side and above. Two built-in storage cupboards. Electric panel heater. Walk-in larder. Walk-in coat cupboard. Pull down loft ladder opening to a fully boarded loft with Velux skylight.

Office 
Vaulted ceilings with exposed oak roof truss and purlins. Range of oak display cases and book shelves. End gable wall has exposed painted stone work with two high windows with exposed lintels above. Multi-fuel wood burning stove set on a brick hearth with arch above. Amtico flooring. Bi-folding doors to one wall opening out to a private walled garden.

Wine Store 
Temperature controlled bespoke wine room with fitted oak wine racks to three walls.

First Floor Landing 
Window to rear aspect. Painted balustrade rail. Double doors to the staircase to the second floor.

Master Bedroom Suite 
Stunning suite with vaulted ceiling, exposed roof truss and purlins. Triple aspect windows affording wonderful views down the valley. EN-SUITE BATHROOM with jacuzzi bath and fully tiled double shower cubicle with rain fall shower head and separate hand held shower attachment. Twin wash hand basins. Wall mounted mirrors. Painted timber cladding to dado height. DRESSING ROOM with built-in wardrobes to two walls.

Bedrooms 2 and 3 
Two lovely double bedrooms, one with window overlooking the rear garden, one with window overlooking the central courtyard and exposed timber lintel's above, built-in wardrobes.

Family Bathroom 
Bath with Mira Event shower above. Pedestal wash hand basin. WC. Painted wood cladding to dado height. Part tiled walls. Chrome heated towel rail.

Bedroom 4/Study 
Versatile room with painted balustrade rail. Vaulted ceiling with exposed roof timbers. Two Velux skylights. Exposed painted stone walls. Built-in shelving. Low door to partly boarded loft storage.

Grounds 
There is a stone wall to the front of the property with stone pillars opening to a gravel drive, bounded by a low stone wall with lawned garden extending around the property. From the drive there are steps taking you down past a planted heather and rose border down to a central courtyard with the house, annexe and detached barn.

Detached Barn Annexe 
The lower floor is a store room with window to the front and steps down to a gym with further window. Wood effect Amtico flooring. On the first floor is a delightful one bedroom apartment with: KITCHEN: Cupboards, sink with drainer and space for a free standing electric cooker. BATHROOM: White suite comprising bath with power shower above. Pedestal wash hand basin. WC. Built-in cupboard which houses the factory insulated hot water cylinder. LIVING ROOM/BEDROOM: Vaulted ceiling with exposed roof trusses. Windows to the front. Built-in wardrobe. MEZZANINE: Steps up with painted balustrade rail. Restricted head room. Two Velux skylights with fitted blinds. Loft storage.

Stone Barn/Garage 
Open double garage and workshop. Water pump for well water. Above the workshop is a store room with electric light accessed via steps from the lane.

Detached Barns and Land 
A short distance from the courtyard is a gravel track and timber gate lead to the land and barns. The barn is divided into individual areas:- THREE STABLES, FOOD STORE, TACK ROOM and WC. Garage with roller door with power and light. OPEN BARN with central walkway with large open store areas to either side. The 20 acres of land is gently rolling and has fantastic views over Start Bay, Dartmouth and up to the moors. Temporary heli-port and wind sock.

Services 
Mains electric. Private water and drainage.

Council Tax 
Currently Band F

Local Authority 
South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234.

Post Code 
TQ7 2NF

Fixtures and Fittings 
All items in the written text of these particulars are included in the sale. All others are expressly excluded regardless of inclusion in any photographs. Purchasers must satisfy themselves that any equipment included in the sale of the property is in satisfactory order.

Tenure 
The property is Freehold.

Viewing 
Very strictly by appointment only through Marchand Petit Prime Waterfront & Country House Department 01548 857588.

Directions 
Please contact the office for directions to the property.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
24 October 2016

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Nearest station

  • Totnes (14.3 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

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94 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1PP

01548 466024 Local call rate

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