5 bedroom detached house for sale

Wrescombe Farmhouse, Yealmpton, Devon, PL8

Guide Price £695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Victorian detached character farmhouse
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Stone garage and ample parking
  • Beautiful gardens
  • Games room

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The south facing Wrescombe Farmhouse is a family house of ideal proportions, with remarkably bright accommodation of great character, overlooking its own level garden. Principal features include a traditional farmhouse kitchen, an ample suite of reception rooms, a versatile office or study overlooking its own courtyard, generous bedrooms, and a cellar. As well as the delightful and private south facing garden there is a further kitchen garden, which is remarkably sheltered and productive, a stone garage and ample parking. Owners of the property benefit from riparian rights for mooring on the River Yealm.

To the other side of the drive is a timber gate leading through to the productive and enthusiastically developed kitchen garden, itself extending to about 0.22 of an acre. Range of buildings including a potting shed, greenhouse, timber garden storage shed and summer house. Vegetable borders bounded by an apple step over boundary. Beyond this there are poly tunnels beyond which there is a substantial timber garden storage shed which measures 19.5 feet by 9.5 feet this is used as a boat store for a small boat. Double timber gates from this area leading out to the main gravelled parking area. Gravelled communal parking area which provides space for parking 2 cars.

VIEWING
Very strictly by appointment only through Marchand Petit (Newton Ferrers office). Tel 01752 873311.

The substantial group of stone buildings, principally comprising Wrescombe Court and Wrescombe Farmhouse lie about one and half miles south west of Yealmpton, set high above the gloriously unspoilt upper reaches of the Yealm Estuary.

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty this part of the western South Hams is remarkably unspoilt yet accessible. The property is conveniently set within healthy walking distance of both the yachtman's haven of Newton Ferrers and the comprehensively equipped village of Yealmpton. Dartmoor National Park lies to the north east and the coastline to the south with its beautiful estuaries, cliffs and beaches. The city of Plymouth is a short distance to the west via probably the easiest commuting route.

Yealmpton is set in the beautiful South Hams countryside, just above the head of the Yealm estuary, with Dartmoor National Park to the north east and the coastline to the south with its beautiful estuaries, cliffs and beaches. The city of Plymouth is a short distance to the west and Newton Ferrers, at the mouth of the River Yealm and noted for its sailing, is even closer at hand. Yealmpton was described as a borough in ancient records and tradition says the Saxon King Ethelwold had a palace here. The annual Yealmpton Show, which has been running since 1874, is held at nearby Kitley House, the family home of the Polloxfens and Bastards since the time of Elizabeth I and where the nursery rhyme Old Mother Hubbard was written. The village itself has a number of amenities including several shops, primary school, health centre, two pubs, restaurant, garage and two churches.

Accommodation 
Open archway to:

Porch 
Granite steps leading into area with arched roof. Steps to painted front door, opening into kitchen/breakfast room. Timber seating to one side of the porch.

Kitchen/breakfast Room 
Excellent farmhouse kitchen. Two windows to the front aspect. One high level window to the side. Parquet flooring. Feature tiled fireplace with exposed oak lintel above fitted with a gas fired Watson range cooker providing hot water and central heating. The kitchen has a range of floor base units, all made of solid pine with spalted beech worktops. Belfast sink with mixer taps. Wall shelving and tiled splashback. Door to built-in storage cupboard. Door through to:

Games Room 
Originally this room would have been used to store game, now used as a games room this is a lovely spacious room. Window to front aspect. Parquet flooring. Built-in storage cupboards to one wall. Fitted wall shelving.

Dining Room 
Beautiful room. Sash window to rear aspect looking out to rear cottage garden. Feature fireplace with exposed stonework, stone hearth fitted with a coal effect gas stove. Attractive arched alcove to either side. Picture rail and fitted bookcase to one wall. Door through to:

Rear Hall 
Flagstone flooring. Staircase rising to the first floor with painted balustrade rail. Door to built in understairs storage cupboard.

Side Porch 
Accessed from the games room. Windows to the side and rear looking out to the garden giving access out to a private patio seating area. Exposed stonework to two walls. Exposed pine floorboards. Glazed door through to the:

Office 
Wonderful room with vaulted ceiling with exposed roof trusses and purlins. Triple aspect windows to the front, rear and window to the side with arched opening. Exposed pine floor boards. Part exposed stonework to one wall. Gas stove set on a slate hearth. Door to:

Cloakroom 
Pedestal wash hand basin. Tiled splashback and WC. Terracotta tiled flooring. Exposed stonework to one wall. Obscured glazed window. Door providing access to the front.

Sitting Room 
Beautifully proportioned room with window to rear aspect with built-in window seat. Sash window. Solid oak flooring. Feature fireplace with brick surround and painted timber mantel (currently in use).

First Floor Landing 
Central landing with painted balustrade rail. Loft hatch with pull down loft ladder.

Bedroom 1 
Good size double bedroom. Dual aspect sash windows to the rear and side providing views out to surrounding countryside. Display alcove with shelving.

Bedroom 2 
Double bedroom. Sash window to the rear providing views out to the rear garden. Sealed former fireplace with arched alcoves to the either side with display shelving.

Bedroom 3 
Charming double bedroom. Window to front aspect with window seat, providing views out across to Brixton, surrounding countryside and Dartmoor.

Bedroom 4 
Double bedroom. Window to front aspect looking out to the central courtyard and across to Brixton, surrounding countryside and Dartmoor. Window seat. Blocked fireplace with built-in airing cupboard to one side with factory insulated hot water cylinder and slatted shelving.

Bedroom 5 
Currently used as a dressing room. Double with sash window to the rear with views to the rear garden. Internal window allowing light into the landing area.

Family Bathroom 
Lovely and bright with window to the front. White suite comprising of bath, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Part tiled walls. Bath with Mira excel thermostatically controlled shower above. Bath/shower screen. Oak flooring. Electric extractor fan.

Shower Room 
Fully tiled corner shower cubicle fitted with a Mira excel thermostatically controlled shower, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Part tiled walls and electric extractor fan. Oak flooring.

Cellar 
Accessed from the front. Electric, light and cobbled stone flooring. Currently used as a wood store.

Outside 
Gravelled driveway which is owned by Wrescombe Court, Wrescombe Farmhouse has right of way over it. This driveway leads down with steps and a pathway leading along the front of the property bounded by a low stone wall to the front stone porch. Outside cold water tap. To the side of the property there is an arched timber door through a stone wall leading to the rear garden which has a paved patio area running the full length of the property providing a private outside sitting and dining area adjoining the wonderful gardens. This area is bounded by a low stone wall with ornamental fishpond at one end with water feature. From the patio steps lead up to the rest of the garden which is laid to lawn with an oval central flower bed, all designed with a delightful cottage garden feel and pastel colour flowers, various flower borders situated around. Fruit trees including apples, plums and a quince. From the patio there is another archway with door leading through to a furth (truncated)

Garage 
Detached stone double garage with sliding timber door with windows to the front, electric power and light. Currently used as a workshop. High level window to one end. To the other side of the drive is a timber gate leading through to the productive and enthusiastically developed kitchen garden, itself extending to about 0.22 of an acre. Range of buildings including a potting shed, greenhouse, timber garden storage shed and summer house. Vegetable borders bounded by an apple step over boundary. Beyond this there are poly tunnels beyond which there is a substantial timber garden storage shed which measures 19.5 feet by 9.5 feet this is used as a boat store for a small boat. Double timber gates from this area leading out to the main gravelled parking area. Gravelled communal parking area which provides space for parking 2 cars.

Services 
Mains water, mains gas fired Watson range cooker providing hot water and central heating. Septic tank drainage.

Council Tax 
The property is in Council Tax Band E

Local Authority 
South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE: Tel 01803 861234. www.south-hams-dc.gov.uk

Fixtures and Fittings 
All items in the written text of these particulars are included in the sale. All others are expressly excluded regardless of inclusion in any photographs. Purchasers must satisfy themselves that any equipment included in the sale of the property is in satisfactory order.

Tenure 
Freehold

Viewing 
Strictly by appointment only through Marchand Petit (Newton Ferrers Office) Tel: 01803 873311 - Please contact the office to make an appointment.

Directions 
From Plymouth take the A379 Kingsbridge road passing through Brixton, and in about one mile, before reaching Yealmpton and immediately after the entrance drive to Kitley House Hotel, turn right in the direction of Newton Ferrers. Continue over Puslinch Bridge and rise up the hill, emerging through the woodland, to turn right opposite the woodland burial ground. Proceed down the lane and take the first drive on the right into the group of buildings known as Wrescombe. Bear hard left into the gravelled parking area.

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Added on Rightmove:
09 August 2016

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Nearest station

  • Plymouth (6.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Marchand Petit, Newton Ferrers

The Green Parsonage Road, Newton Ferrers, PL8 1AT

01752 966391 Local call rate

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