4 bedroom detached house for salePoundsgate, Newton Abbot, Devon
- 4 bedrooms
- 2 reception rooms
- Beautiful house with character
- Set in 0.4 acres
- Turnout paddock
- Newly thatched
- Stunning Dartmoor views
Hornets Castle is a beautiful thatched Grade II Listed family house in the sheltered, hidden hamlet of Sherril. The house is just one of nine properties in the valley and enjoys an elevated position with south westerly views across the moors. The characterful house has been sympathetically updated by the current owners with works including a newly thatched roof. The interior features include high ceilings, original stone arches, inglenook fireplaces and custom made sliding doors to separate the dining and sitting rooms, designed to match the pretty gothic windows.
The ground floor accommodation comprises of an entrance hall with the main staircase and good sized reception rooms to either side, a sitting room with a wood burning stove set in an inglenook fireplace, dining room, a farmhouse kitchen with an Everhot range, Rayburn and Belfast sink and the family bathroom. Upstairs are four bedrooms with the master featuring a small stone fireplace and wood floors. There is the potential to extend the accommodation, subject to the relevant permissions, to create a larger living space.
Hornets Castle is located in a peaceful hamlet, just outside the village of Poundsgate, 6 miles North West of Ashburton. Poundsgate has a pub, The Tavistock Inn and a school bus service which runs to Widecombe Primary School. There is an abundance of wonderful walking, cycling and riding opportunities in the surrounding Dartmoor National Park countryside.
Widecombe has a desirable primary school, Post office and village shop, two pubs including the award winning Rugglestone Inn, a teashop, a superb cafe and restaurant, a National Trust shop, several gift shops, a tennis court, riding stable, and hunting stable.
Ashburton has further schooling and a lively range of shopping facilities, with a range of independent shops offering vintage goods, antiques, a delicatessen, an artisan bakery, a fish deli, wine and tapas bar and the renowned Ashburton Cookery School.
The cathedral city of Exeter, 25 miles away, is the most thriving city in the South West. The city offers a wealth of cultural activities with the theatre, the museum, arts centre and a variety of good shopping, including John Lewis, Waitrose and restaurants. Many primary and secondary schools can be found in Exeter including Exeter School and The Maynard School, whilst Exeter University is recognised as one of the best in the country.
Communications are excellent with A38 to Plymouth, the A30 to Cornwall and the M5 at Exeter, to Bristol and London to the North and East. There are regular rail services to London from Plymouth and Exeter St Davids. Exeter International Airport provides an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights, including two flights a day to London City Airport.
Hornets Castle sits just off the country lane with parking for a couple of cars by the gated entrance and further parking to the rear. An area of garden lies to the front of the house with flowering shrubs and Dartmoor granite walls. To the rear of the property side of the house lies a courtyard with access to the outbuildings and steps to the garden. A level lawned area of garden is surrounded by hedging, flowering shrubs and established trees. A separate area has a vegetable garden and compost area. From the garden there is access to the turnout paddock which has two small stables for ponies and gated access to the open moorland.
Hornets Castle has the benefit of a number of outbuildings at the rear of the property around a courtyard with a five bar gate access point to the lane. The stables have three loose boxes, all measuring 12 x 12, and a tack room with power connected. The first box is currently used as a laundry room and also has water connected. Opposite the stables is a further granite barn (126 x 16) and shippon 138 x 116). Currently used for storage the barn has a lot of potential to be converted for a variety of uses, and would make an ideal studio space or holiday cottage, subject to the necessary planning permissions.
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