3 bedroom detached house for saleHighampton, Beaworthy, Devon
- Beautiful gardens
- Four reception rooms
- Three bedrooms
- Leisure complex
- Large lake and island
- 360 degree tower room
- Integrated apartment and detached lodge
Kingswood House is a substantial contemporary family house built to the current owner's specifications by the architect Daniel Lloyd, with Mediterranean influences. The accommodation is spread over four levels and is free flowing and flexible with bright and spacious living areas. All of the rooms have large windows with Juliet balconies or French doors, enjoying beautiful views of the surrounding land, lake and gardens.
The accommodation on the ground floor comprises of a large entrance hall with a staircase to the main living areas on the first floor and further steps down to the leisure complex. The first floor has a galleried landing, flooded with natural light, leading to all the main reception rooms, a large sitting room with a wood burning stove and three sets of French doors to the terrace, a kitchen with wooden fitted units and breakfast island, a dining room, large office, with a lift room adjacent, and cloakroom. Two bedrooms are also on this level. The master bedroom has a dressing room and a large ensuite bathroom, whilst the second bedroom has an ensuite shower room. A spiral staircase on the landing leads up to the tower room, an impressive and light room with a 360 degree outlook, ideal for use as a studio.
On the lower ground floor is a leisure complex comprising of a gym, sauna, steam room/wet room, heated swimming pool, surrounded by tiled seating areas, and a separate jacuzzi. French doors lead out from the swimming pool terrace to a paved courtyard. There is a utility room, with access to the apartment and store room. A workshop and store lie to the rear of the property and is accessed from the outside and the utility room.
Kingswood House is in a peaceful and secluded rural location within the area known as Ruby County (named after the Ruby or North Devon cattle of the area) set near the rural hamlet of West Chilla and lies between the villages of Highampton and Halwill Junction, approximately 2 ½ miles away, which has local shops, a pub and a primary school. Holsworthy is a market town, approximately 7 miles away, and offers primary and secondary schooling and more comprehensive shopping, including a Waitrose. The historic town of Hatherleigh has a primary school, doctor's surgery, banks, further shops and pubs. Shebbear College is nearby and is an excellent private school.
Okehampton, approximately 15 miles away has extensive shopping facilities, two supermarkets, one of which is a Waitrose, Okehampton College, rated' Outstanding' by Ofsted and the Okehampton hospital with excellent health services and an A&E department.
There is an abundance of wonderful walking, cycling and riding opportunities in the surrounding area and Dartmoor National Park countryside. Bude, on the North Cornwall coast has delightful scenery, walks and cycling tracks, surfing, fishing and sailing. There are sea moorings for boats and winter moorings on the sea canal and hard standing beside the canal.
The M5 motorway at Exeter provides links to Bristol and London (M4) and to the North. The A30 provides fast routes into South and North Devon and Cornwall. There are regular rail services to London Paddington from Exeter with a journey time of just 2 ½ hours. Exeter International Airport provides an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights including two flights a day to London City Airport.
A detached wooden lodge with permanent dwelling consent is in a secluded position within its own mature garden. The lodge is currently used for short term lets and provides a useful additional income.
The integral guest apartment is accessed from the parking area and the utility room of the main house. The apartment could either be let or provide a further three ensuite bedrooms. The accommodation comprises an open plan kitchen and dining room, sitting room, bedroom and ensuite shower room.
Kingswood House is approached over a private drive through the grounds to a substantial parking area and two integral garages at the front of the house. To the right of the drive are three paddocks and the stable block with two loose boxes and a tack room. A fork off the drive provides access to the Lodge. There is a second shared drive with one neighbour for commercial vehicles
The gardens of Kingswood House are an impressive feature of the property. Woodland, comprising of natural broadleaf and a younger conifer plantation, surround the house and gardens providing peace and complete privacy. The majority of the gardens lie to the rear of the property with a paved terrace, ideal for alfresco dining, leading to a level area of lawn. The lawn continues around a two acre lake with four islands, a bridge leads to one island with a summerhouse and barbeque area. Areas of pretty flowering shrubs have been planted by the current owners and provide colour all year round.
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