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Avonwick, South Brent








3,271 sq ft

304 sq m

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Key features

  • Substantial Semi-Detached Country Home
  • Full of character and charm
  • Over 3,000 square foot of internal space
  • Large living room with bay window
  • Kitchen-dining room leading to snug
  • Spacious and formal dining room
  • Five/six bedrooms
  • 0.54 acre plot with varied lawns, patios, beds, greenhouse and sheds
  • Ample off road parking
  • Great location for commuting



Luscombe Maye are delighted to bring to market Manymead. The house was formerly the Victorian shooting lodge to the main estate of the area namely Black Hall. The shooting lodge is reputed to date back to the early 1870’s and would have been home to some fine hospitality in its day. Manymead offers over 3,000 square foot of internal space and sits in approximately a 0.54-acre plot. The property comes to market for the first time in nearly 20 years and is situated in the village of Avonwick and has excellent transport links with the A38 Devon Expressway being approximately 1.5 miles away. Torquay, Plymouth and Exeter and thus the M5 are all easily reached by car within 30 minutes and the railway stations of Totnes and Ivybridge with direct connections to London Paddington are each within 6 miles. 

A beautiful tiled porch opens into the spacious entrance hall of the home which provides access to many of the principal rooms of Manymead. A sizeable reception room with a broad bay window overlooks parts of the garden and enjoys a Marble mantel with feature fireplace, decorative coving and ornate ceiling rose and provides access to the conservatory/ orangery. The kitchen-dining room has tiled flooring, matching wall and floor units and an electric range cooker and hood plus space and plumbing for a dishwasher. There is ample room for a dining table set in here, although the home does benefit from having a formal dining room which can accommodate a larger dining table set. 

An opening from the kitchen-dining room leads to the snug which, in the warmer months, enjoys having French doors that bring the outside inside. Off the kitchen is a smaller scullery which also has matching wall and floor units and a preparation sink plus further space and plumbing for another dishwasher which is great for when you are hosting family and friends!  Additionally, there is a utility / ironing room which at present houses a washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer and also has a downstairs WC. There is also a boot / cloakroom which houses the oil-fired boiler and which has a door to access outside.

Manymead has two staircases which ascend to the first floor, the main staircase being situated off the entrance hall and second staircase at the rear with a stairlift installed for disabled access to the first-floor. Upstairs there are five bedrooms, four of which are sizeable double bedrooms with one enjoying an en-suite shower room and the fifth being a single bedroom. There is an additional shower room and a further bathroom with bath and an over the bath shower. Each bedroom enjoys a varied outlook mostly to countryside or greenery. 

Accessible from both first-floor landings is a reception room (or sixth bedroom), a kitchen space which has matching wall and floor units plus a large wet room which have previously been used as an integral granny flat.

Subject to obtaining the necessary planning permission and/or necessary consents this living space could become a self-contained annex. 


Within the approximate 0.54-acre plot, Manymead enjoys ample driveway parking and has accommodated in the past at least 5/6 cars on the driveway plus there is additional parking for when you have many visitors, situated at the front of the property. There is a wooden outbuilding with power and lighting which is mainly used for storage. Parts of the garden are laid to lawn and there is an array of mature shrubs, bushes and trees and a large pond with a bridge across it as well as a large South-Easterly facing patio. 

Around the side of the property is a further patio space, which is also accessible from a door out of the kitchen. This leads up to another garden space which is set with framed beds and is presently used for cut flowers and vegetables for the house. There is also an aluminium greenhouse. There are two sheds, one used as a potting shed and second larger shed with power used as a workshop. There is a further area of lawn which enjoys a more Westerly outlook. 


There is mains electricity and water connected. The unmetered mains water supply from the road stopcock being shared with the two neighbouring properties. There is a joint responsibility for the main to the individual properties with maintenance and repair costs being equally shared.

There is a shared septic tank, which is located in the neighbour’s grounds. There is joint responsibility for maintenance and emptying the Septic tank, costs being shared equally between the three properties. The services may not comply with BSEN12566-3.

There is oil fired central heating and water with a new boiler installed in 2022.


The vendors understand there is a restrictive covenant on the property which does not allow any business to be run from Manymead, however this does not preclude working from home. Any interested party is advised to seek legal advice. 


Manymead owns the driveway from the road which also provides access to two neighbouring properties. Both properties therefore have a right of way over the driveway to access their own properties. Any costs for maintenance are understood to be shared. 


South Hams District Council. The property is in Band E.




Luscombe Maye also offers an Award Winning Lettings service. If you are considering Letting your own property, or a buy to let purchase, please inform us and we can put you in contact with Andrew and Ross who would be delighted to discuss our range of bespoke services with you.


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Avonwick is a charming village located on the River Avon, in the heart of the South Hams area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The A38 Devon Expressway is within a mile, connecting to the M5 and national road network. The village offers a friendly community atmosphere, a pretty Victorian church, automotive garage and a well-regarded public house and restaurant. The Avon Vale Tennis Club is reputed to be one of the oldest lawn tennis clubs in the world and is a popular gathering place for many in the local area. There are three popular primary schools within three miles and three comprehensive schools within six miles. The delightful Elizabethan town of Totnes is just five miles away with a full range of services and facilities including a mainline train station offering services to Plymouth, Exeter and on to Bristol, Cardiff and London. 

Useful facilities can also be found in South Brent with churches, a primary school, and a range of local retailers. Dartmoor is nearby offering countryside walks and some of the finest beaches on the south coast being within easy reach.


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Band: E

Avonwick, South Brent


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