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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Stokeinteignhead, Newton Abbot, Devon

Guide Price £750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance hall
  • Modern kitchen
  • Dining room with wood-burner
  • Sitting room with wood-burner
  • Superb family room
  • Office/studio
  • 4 bedrooms (master en-suite)
  • Family bathroom
  • Double garage & car-port for 3 vehicles
  • Private drive with ample parking

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Originally thought to date back to 1690, this superb barn conversion has been extended and improved in recent years, whilst still retaining a wealth of character with exposed beams and wood-burning stoves. The kitchen has been re-fitted and together with the dining room is now linked by a lovely light family room with views over the gardens and adjoining countryside. A self-contained annexe is ideal for guests, extended family or to generate an income, whilst outside the lawned gardens have a central stream running through. There is a double garage, off-road parking and a car-port suitable for three vehicles. It has oil-fired central heating, a septic tank and 16 photovoltaic solar panels which the owners inform us generate an income (details available upon request).


Higher Barn occupies an outstanding position in a most beautiful and peaceful valley, close to the stunning South Devon coastline and South West Coastal path. Although the property is found in a rural setting, it is just 3 miles from the Penn Inn roundabout and is accessible to excellent local amenities. The pretty villages of Combeinteignhead and Stokeinteignhead are close by, with the latter having an OFSTED-rated Outstanding Primary School, 14th Century church, village shop and public house. The Church House Inn is approximately 1 mile away. A Sainsbury's supermarket and Marks & Spencer store are located approximately 3 miles away on the edge of Torquay and the local Waitrose store is approximately 3 miles away also.
The coastal area of Torbay has a good range of everyday services and conveniences, in addition to its beautiful Marina and waterside attractions. The city of Exeter provides a wide range of retail, cultural and educational facilities. The nearby mainline station of Newton Abbot offers a direct service to London Paddington in less than 3 hours and the A38 and its onward connections to the north of the country via the M5 motorway is within easy reach.
The well regarded Grammar Schools of Torquay Boys, Torquay Girls and Churston Grammar School are all within easy reach. The independent Stover School is also within short travelling distance.


From the city of Exeter, follow the A380 towards Torquay. Keep on this road, until you reach the Penn Inn roundabout, where you take the first exit signposted Shaldon. After a short distance, turn right at the traffic lights and proceed up over St. Marychurch Road, staying on this road for approximately 2.5 miles until you see the small sign for Rocombe on your left. Turn left here and proceed down over the hill. The road will fork so stick to the right. At the junction at the bottom of the hill, turn right over the small speed bumps and the property will be found just after the bend on the right hand side opposite the thatched lychgate.

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4.72m x 3.6m
Exposed beams and fitted wood-burning stove with slate hearth. Two radiators. Understairs cupboard. Stairs to first floor.

5.92m x 5.56m
Full of character, with exposed beams and an exposed stone wall with a wood-burner. Two radiators. Double glazed window. Telephone point. The measurement includes a useful storage room fitted with a range of cupboards.

4.78m x 3.2m
A lovely, light room currently used as an Artist’s studio. Double glazed doors opening onto garden. Velux windows. Oak flooring.

First floor 
LANDING Radiator. Beams. Double glazed window. Access to roof space. Storage cupboard. Airing cupboard with tank and shelving.

4.98m x 3.7m
Double glazed window with countryside view. Radiator. Television aerial point. Wardrobes. Door to…

A stylish modern en-suite with a walk-in shower with Mira Sport shower unit and screen, WC and wash hand basin with cupboard below. Heated towel rail. Double glazed window with deep display sill. Exposed beam.

3.28m x 3.28m
Double glazed window to front with countryside views. Wardrobes. Radiator.

3.18m x 2.77m
Double glazed window to front with countryside views. Wardrobes. Radiator.

5.6m x 3.18m
A superb dual aspect extension added in 2009 and now providing a light, spacious entertaining space. Wooden framed windows and glazed doors opening onto gardens. Oak flooring. Radiator. Vaulted ceiling with Velux window.

3.3m x 2.44m
Currently used as an office. Double glazed window to front with countryside views. Radiator.

Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath with Triton shower and screen, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Heated towel rail. Tiled walls. Double glazed window.

Access to the self-contained annexe can be via the sitting room in the main house or a formal entrance from the outside.

Stairs to first floor. Radiator. Door to garage.

Ground floor 
Half-glazed front door with matching double glazed windows to side.

4.98m x 2.8m
Re-fitted in 2016, fitted with a matching range of base units under worksurface including integrated dishwasher and fridge. Useful pantry-style cupboard with shelving. Fitted electric Stoves range cooker with two ovens, grill and slow-cooking oven. Induction and electric hob with extractor above. Sink unit. Engineered oak flooring.

Fully tiled room with shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin. Radiator.

5.7m x 5.61m
The living area has a vaulted ceiling with ‘A’-frame beams. Velux window to rear and double glazed window to front. Electrical fire. Radiator. The kitchen area comprises a sink unit, work surfaces and base cupboards and space for fridge.

5.6m x 3.4m
Double glazed window to front. Exposed ‘A’-frame beams. Radiator. Cupboards.

Gates open to a generous sized gravelled parking area with a ‘three-car car-port’ with a high roof line ideal for a campervan or motor-home. Wood store.

5.84m x 2.67m
Up and over door. Workbench. Power and light. Opening to…

5.93 x 4.55m - Up and over door. Power, lights and housing boiler.

The established gardens are a real feature with a central stream running through mainly lawned gardens, with high hedges offering privacy, peace and quiet. There is a summerhouse, green-house and timber shed. Adjoining the house, with access from the family room and office, is an impressive paved terrace, ideal for dining out and enjoying the surrounding countryside.

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09 November 2017

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