7 bedroom detached house for sale

Buckfastleigh

Sold STC £595,000

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ABBOTSWELL HOUSE nestles on Crest Hill, an established residential neighbourhood, within the small Dartmoor town of Buckfastleigh. Local shops and amenities including a Post Office, Health Centre, Primary School, Co-operative Stores, Boots Pharmacy and a weekly Farmer's Market, are within walking distance.

Buckfastleigh lies just off the A38 Devon Expressway, roughly equidistant of the two Devon cities of Plymouth and Exeter (both an easy commute) and the motorway network beyond.

The historic town of Totnes (7 miles) and the market town of Newton Abbot (9 miles) each have mainline railway stations, excellent shopping centres and varied recreational and cultural facilities.

There are independent co-educational schools at Stover (15 minutes) and the Steiner School at Dartington (10 minutes).

The wide open spaces of Dartmoor are just up the road, and the South Devon coastline is within striking distance.

ABBOTSWELL HOUSE is a grand Victorian residence dating from around 1860, according to the English Heritage listing entry.

Behind its imposing roadside façade, with Tuscan portico porch, lies a characterful interior with generous room sizes.

An unusual feature of the property is the original water well, with a viewing panel inset to the kitchen floor.

In addition to the five-bedroom accommodation of the main house, there is a good sized two-bedroom flat with its own conservatory entrance. The flat can also be accessed from the first floor of the main house, and would be perfect for an extended family or to provide an income from letting.

Outside, ABBOTSWELL HOUSE has a lovely private garden divided into two distinct areas, with level lawns, established shrubs and trees and an excellent workshop building.

DIRECTIONS
Take the Dartbridge exit on the A38 Expressway at Buckfastleigh and on reaching the mini-roundabout, turn left into Strode Road. Follow this road for half a mile and turn right and right again into Plymouth Road. At the end of Plymouth Road turn left into Bossell Road. At the top of Bossell Road turn right into Crest Hill, where ABBOTSWELL HOUSE will be found after a short distance, on the right.

N.B. Sat Nav tends to follow a less direct route than the above.


Portico Entrance 
Front gravelled reception area surrounded by railings. Panelled entrance door and brass doorbell pull.

Reception Hall 
15’9” x 15’3” overall. Picture rail. Doors off to reception rooms.

Cloakroom 
7’6” x 6’4” White basin on brass-finish stand, wc with concealed cistern. Picture rail. Storage cupboard. Window.

Dining Room 
13’3” x 12’2” Windows to two aspects. Picture rail. Former fireplace opening, now a cupboard. Exposed painted floorboards.

Second Kitchen Area 
15’10” x 6’4” Cupboards and drawers along one wall. Stainless steel sink inset to worktop. Exposed stonework to one wall. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Space for dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Tiled floor with inset glazed viewing panel to illuminated well beneath. Door to the front outside. Door to

Utility Area/Ancillary Stores 
comprising a number of useful connecting areas providing plenty of storage, Belfast sink, plumbing for washing machine. Shower room with wc. Rear hall with door to the garden.

Snug 
10’2” x 10’ Timbered ceiling. Sliding door to the rear hall. Window. French doors to

Garden Room 
15’6” x 6’2” Glazed roof lantern window. Patterned tiled floor. Windows. Door to the garden.

First Floor Landing 
approached via an attractive staircase from the reception hall. A split landing with window to the rear aspect. Picture rail. Access to roof space with pull-down ladder – roof space boarded for the first part and with power, electric light and window at one end.

En-suite 
with white suite of large shower with glazed enclosure, wash basin with cupboard beneath and illuminated mirror over, wc with concealed cistern. Window. Storage cupboard. Picture rail. Ceiling spotlights. Door to the landing.

Bedroom 3 
12’6” x 8’4” Window. Period fireplace surround. Picture rail. Door with access via a bridge to the garden.

Bedroom 4 
10’4” x 9’8” Window. Picture rail. Ceiling spotlights. Door to bedroom 2.

Store Cupboard 
with gas boiler to wall. Wash basin. Window.

Bedroom 5 
18’ x 6’7” with window.

The Flat 
With a connecting door from the main house, plus its own independent access.

Conservatory 
13’3” x 5’4” Tiled floor. French door to

Living Room 
19’8” x 12’ Windows on three sides. Gas fire with feature surround. Multi-paned door to

Inner Hall 
Airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.

Kitchen 
9’6” x 6’ Fitted units, sink, gas hob, appliance space. Window. Ceiling spotlights.

Bedroom 1 
13’7” x 10’ Window. Wash basin.

Bedroom 2 
10’2” x 10’2” Window. Wash basin. Wardrobe. N.B. This room can also be accessed from the landing of the main house.

Bathroom 
Coloured suite of bath, wet room style shower, basin. Window.

Outside 
A pair of tall solid wooden gates from Crest Hill open to a block-paved driveway and patio terrace. The gardens are divided into two distinct areas, the first with a good expanse of level lawn with shaped borders and numerous mature trees. A tall stone wall with an inset gate connects through to a second walled garden, once again with a level lawn, shrubbery beds and trees. The gardens enjoy a good degree of privacy and a sunny aspect. WORKSHOP 32’8” x 9’2” Concrete floor. Ample windows and doors. Plenty of power points. Striplights. Hand basin. POTTING SHED AND GARDEN STORE LARGE GARDEN SHED

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13 July 2016

Nearest station

  • Totnes (5.2 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Totnes (5.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Howard Douglas, Ashburton

2 North Street, Ashburton, TQ13 7QD

01364 714004 Local call rate

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