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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Penquit, Nr Modbury, Devon, PL21

Guide Price £875,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II listed manor house
  • Nestled in a beautiful rural setting
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Paddock
  • Stable block
  • Ample parking

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Ivybridge is a thriving small town with a good range of shops including a butchers, delicatessen, grocers, chemist and restaurants. In the centre of town you will find The Watermark, a new state-of-the-art library, IT suite, cinema and theatre space, coffee shop and conference facilities with bar. To the north of the town is the well reputed Ivybridge Community College which proudly holds specialist sports status. Further community facilities include a sports centre with indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a tennis centre and skate park. The A38 Exeter/Plymouth Road is easily accessible with Plymouth, Exeter and Torbay within easy commuting distance. Dartmoor National Park is on the doorstep with its large open expanse of moorland, good rambling and walks such as the 'Erme Valley Trail' and the 'Two Moors Way'. To the south of the town and within a 30 minute drive are the beautiful estuaries and long sandy beaches of the South Hams. Greycot was originally a farm building, this delightful 3 bedroom period cottage with south facing garden provides scope for modernisation. The cottage is set in a very accessible position close to Ivybridge and its excellent school.

This fabulous Grade II listed Devon manor house in the South Hams, an area of outstanding natural beauty, provides a wonderful family home with its spacious living areas, five bedrooms and its setting within an acre of land. The house faces south with masses of natural light spilling in through its many windows along the front façade. These look out over a deep front garden to the extensive parking area beyond where there is a stone mounting block close to the gate into the paddock. The entrance to the house is through an open porch, with seating on either side, leading into a cross hall with the massive farmhouse kitchen to one side and the spacious living room with its wood-burning stove to the other. Beyond the living room lie the dining room, study and useful utility area. Two sets of stairs lead up to the first floor and one of these is a lovely original spiral set curving up the back wall of the house.

Although parts of the house date back some 900 years its green credentials are borne out by the eco friendly biomass pellet boiler providing the heating and hot water. To the rear is a courtyard with stable block which is a tastefully converted stone barn with 2 spacious stables, concrete floors and a slate pitched roof with door through to a tack room and a gate into the back of the paddock which wraps around the eastern side of the house.

Double wrought iron gates open to a gravelled driveway with plenty of parking. To one side is the original stone mounting block. Lawned areas with planted established shrub borders. Five bar timber gate to the side giving access to the paddock. The property is bounded by a stone wall with wrought iron gate. A cobbled pathway leads to the front door. The remainder of the garden is laid to lawn. The driveway continues around the side of the property where a five bar gate gives access to the rear garden which is laid to lawn. To one corner is a stone built woodstore. Pedestrian gate giving access to the paddock. At the rear of the property is the stable block one with door through to a tack room with window to the side, radiator and lighting. From the rear garden a five bar timber gate gives access to the rear paddock. Located in the paddock is the septic tank.

Mains electricity. Private drainage. Private spring water.

Council Tax 
The property is in Council Tax Band G

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


Strictly by appointment only through Marchand Petit (Modbury Office) Tel: 01548 831163 - Please contact the office to make an appointment.

First Floor 

Window to the front.

Master Bedroom 
A spacious double bedroom with dual aspect windows to the front and rear. The front window has a window seat overlooking the surrounding countryside with a view across to Ermington. Door to:-

En-suite Shower Room 
Fully tiled shower cubicle fitted with a Mira Event shower. Pedestal wash hand basin. WC. High level storage cupboard. Electric wall mounted heater.

Bedroom 2 
A double bedroom with window with views to surrounding countryside and window seat. Built-in wardrobe. Loft hatch. Door to:-

Inner Landing 
Built-in airing cupboard with factory insulated hot water cylinder and slatted shelving. Door to:-

Bedroom 3 
An L-shaped double bedroom. Steps down to a study area. Two windows to the front overlooking the surrounding gardens. Alcove shelving. Built-in wardrobe.

2nd Landing 
Loft hatch. Window to the rear.

Bedroom 4 
A further double bedroom with window to the front. Slate fireplace.

Bedroom 5 
A single bedroom which is currently used as a study. Window to the front. Loft hatch.

Family Bathroom 
Window to the side. Bath with shower above, folding bath shower screen. Pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback. WC.


Ground Floor 
Open doorway through to the:-

Entrance Porch 
Timber seating to either side. Slate flagstone flooring. Part glazed pine door opening to:-

Cross Passage 
Wonderful flagstone flooring. Obscure glazed double doors opening to the:-

Rear Lobby 
Partly glazed door. Windows overlooking the rear garden. Door to:-

Wall mounted wash hand basin. High level flush WC. Window to the rear.

Kitchen/breakfast Room 
Wonderful spacious farmhouse style kitchen with triple aspect windows to the front, side and rear. Original ceiling beams. A range of pine floor base cupboards, drawers and wall units. Twin stainless steel sink with double drainer, mixer taps and set within a tiled worktop with pine trim. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Space for freestanding electric cooker. Part tiled floor. To one corner is a MCZ Club Hydro 22 pellet burner boiler set on a slate hearth which supplies hot water and central heating.

Sitting Room 
A wonderful room with dual aspect windows. Two windows to the front overlooking the front garden and one to the rear all with window seats. Exposed ceiling beams. Feature stone built fireplace with slate hearth and exposed timber lintel above and fitted with a woodburning stove (also supplying part of the hot water). Part exposed stonework to one wall. Door through to:-

Inner Hall 
Staircase rising to first floor. Door to:-

Dining Room 
A spacious dining room beautifully lit with window seat and window looking out to the front garden. Feature slate fireplace with exposed stonework and stone hearth. Two built-in display cupboards. Understairs storage cupboard. Exposed pine floorboards.

Flagstone flooring. Window to the side overlooking the garden. Sloping ceiling. Door through to:-

Utility Room 
Window to the side. Floor base cupboard with stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer taps set within a wood effect roll edge work surface. Wall shelving. Factory insulated hot water cylinder.

2nd Inner Hall 
Spiral staircase leading to the first floor.

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Added on Rightmove:
03 June 2016

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