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6 bedroom house for sale

South Brent, Devon

Under Offer £765,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Regency refinery on the edge of Dartmoor

Full description

A charming, Grade II listed property with useful outbuildings situated on the edge of Dartmoor.
Hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, kitchen/scullery, boot room/utility, cloakroom, study, 6 bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, outbuildings, garage, 3 Paddocks. About 4.5 acres.

The moorland village of South Brent stands under the southern foothills of Dartmoor, a stunning area of open countryside covering some 365 square miles. The village provides a range of shops and professional services, including a health centre and dental surgery, as well as both primary and nursery schools. Furthermore there are three churches, one hotel and two inns. There are well regarded community colleges at Totnes and Ivybridge, 8 and 6 miles respectively. The A38, connecting with the M5 motorway network (J31), provides direct access to the cathedral city of Exeter and the maritime port of Plymouth, while mainline rail services to London (Paddington) are available at Newton Abbot and Totnes. Sporting activities are many and varied: Dartmoor provides outstanding riding and walking, while 12 miles to the south the enchanting south Devon coastline, with its numerous creeks, provides picturesque walks together with safe and unspoiled sandy beaches. Golf at St. Mellion with a local course at nearby Wrangaton. Plymouth is a good centre for yacht racing and crusing.

Underhill is a Grade II listed former farmhouse on the southern slopes of Brent Hill, overlooking the village. Thought to be circa 17th century or earlier, with early 19th century extension, the property reflects much of its origins including flagstone floors, impressive fireplaces and multi paned sash windows. The property has been extremely well maintained under the present ownership of 24 years although it is in need of some updating. The property, with charming views, sits within grounds of approximately 4 acres and there are a series of traditional outbuildings that provide abundant storage and stabling.

The accommodation comprises:
Entrance porch panelled front door to
Entrance hall flagstone floor, stairs to first floor, storage cupboard under.
Sitting room pleasant views over garden, large open grate fireplace.
Dining room impressive granite fireplace with beam above, floor to ceiling bookshelves, parquet floor, door to Kitchen/breakfast room large chimney recess with bread oven housing oil fired Aga, window seat, tiled floor, doors to Kitchen/Scullery double sink unit set in tiled work surface with drawers and cupboards under, further work surface, customary appliance space, tiled floor, latch door to walk-in larder with slate shelving.
Boot room/utility flagstone floor, oil fired boiler, stable door to outside, latch door to Cloakroom with WC and wash basin.
Study with lovely open views from window seat, impressive granite fireplace with woodburner inset, secondary staircase to first floor, storage cupboard under.
First floor
Galleried Landing with loft ladder to roof space, doors to Bedroom 1 charming views over the neighbouring and surrounding countryside, built-in wardrobe.
Bedroom 2 built-in floor to ceiling wardrobes, cupboard space.
Bedroom 3 built-in wardrobe.
Second landing with secondary staircase to study, latch doors to Bathroom with claw and ball roll-edge bath, wash basin, WC, boarded up fireplace.
Bedroom 4 boarded up fireplace.
Bedroom 5 built-in wardrobe and cupboard space, bookshelving, hatch to roof space.
Shower room tiled shower cubicle, wash basin, WC, window seat.
Bedroom 6 with good views of Ugborough Beacon from the window seat, built-in wardrobe and cupboard space.

The garden and grounds are triangular in shape with house, garden and 2 small paddocks on one side of a secluded lane and outbuildings and a larger paddock on the other side (see enclosed Ordnance Survey map).

Services: Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil-fired heating.

Tenure Freehold

Fixtures & Fittings: All items usually known as tenants fixtures and fittings whether mentioned or not in these particulars together are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.

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

Directions: From Exeter Haldon Hill take the A38 for Plymouth. After 20.5 miles leave at the junction of Marley Head, signposted for Paignton, South Brent and Avonwick. Take the first exit at the roundabout, passing over the dual carriageway for South Brent. At the next roundabout take the first exit for South Brent, B3372. Continue for 1 mile arriving at the village of South Brent. At the next roundabout take the third exit for the village centre. At the next T-junction turn right and continue straight on, passing the Co- op on your left. Follow the road around to the right and continue on, passing St. Petroc's Church on your left. At next junction continue straight on heading away from the village, and after 0.2 miles turn right, signposted for Lutton. Continue a short distance taking the next right hand turn (unsigned) and follow this lane a short distance, whereupon Underhill will be located on the left hand side.

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For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion

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18 May 2012


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