5 bedroom detached house for saleHolne, Newton Abbot, Devon
Sold STC £725,000
- Sitting room
- Dining room
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- 5 bedrooms
- Shower room
- Pasture paddocks
Middle Stoke House is situated at the end of a shared, private drive, in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, overlooking the stunningly beautiful, partly wooded River Dart valley. A couple of miles up the valley is Dartmeet, where the East and West Dart Rivers join, whilst downstream the river flows through the stunningly beautiful wooded valley and through the South Hams to Dartmouth. The delightful nearby moorland village of Holne has a farm shop, church and pub and through it runs the Two Moors Way and, easily accessible down the Dart valley, is the moorland town of Ashburton providing a full selection of local amenities, including shops, pubs, restaurants and secondary school. There is a choice of private schooling in the area, including Mount Kelly at Tavistock, Stover and a number in the university and cathedral city of Exeter. Dartmoor is renowned for its spectacular scenery, with its granite tors, heather clad moorland and wooded valleys bisected by rushing
streams and rivers. Nearby is Venford, one of the moors prettier and smaller reservoirs and there are many and varied opportunities on the doorstep for excellent walking, riding and fishing. To the
south is the attractive, rolling, South Hams area of South Devon, with its lovely villages and beautiful coastline, with beaches and estuaries and such well known sailing centres as Dartmouth and Salcombe.
Accessed via the Dart Valley road and Ashburton, is the A38 dual carriageway leading south west to Plymouth and north east to Exeter, where there is access onto the M5 motorway, railway stations with connections to London (Paddington and Waterloo)
and an international airport with regular onnections to London City Airport. There are also railway stations at both Totnes and Newton Abbot, with connections to London and from Plymouth
there are ferries to the Continent.
Ashburton and A38 5 miles
A spacious, former farmhouse, believed to have Victorian/ Edwardian origins
Stunning location at the end of a shared, private drive, overlooking the beautiful River Dart Valley
Very easy access onto the open moor
Pasture paddocks providing equestrian and other amenities
Access down the Dart Valley to Ashburton and A38
The entrance driveway leads off the shared, private lane and from the parking area a door opens to the porch and the hall with exposed boarded floor, walk in storage cupboard with plumbing for
washing machine and a part glazed door to the front entrance porch and door to the gardens. Panelled doors lead to the sitting room, dining room and study, each with fireplaces and the latter having a woodburner. Also off the hall is the kitchen/breakfast room with quarry tiled floor, fitted wooden cupboards and worktops, butlers
sink, 4 ring hob and oil fired Watson cooker.
From the hall the staircase rises to the landing, with panelled doors to the 5 bedrooms, each with wash basins and 3 of which have fireplaces with cast iron grates. In addition, there is a shower room and bathroom.
From the lane, the entrance driveway leads through a five-bar gate to the parking and turning area beside the house. Around the house are lawned gardens, from where there are stunning views over the surrounding Dartmoor countryside, including the open moor and the wooded River Dart Valley. A post and rail fence separates the gardens from a gently sloping pasture paddock and a further paddock above.
Services: Oil fired heating, mains water and electricity, private drainage.
Rights of Way: There is a right of access down the shared, private lane to the driveway.
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