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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Modbury, Devon

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Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial Victorian House
  • Over an acre of grounds
  • Detached modern annex/triple garage
  • Large reception rooms
  • Six Bedrooms
  • Excellent location
  • Glorious Mature Garden
  • Spacious Family Home
  • Additional Ten acres pasture available

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Substantial, spacious and comfortable Victorian house set in over an acre of landscaped grounds. Main house has six bedrooms and four reception rooms with great character and an additional detached annex/garage block. Range of outbuildings and large drive and parking. Excellent location just outside Modbury. Option to purchase further ten acres adjoining pasture.

This elegant house is thought to have been built in about 1830 on the site of an older house, built mainly of local stone and externally plastered and colourwashed light cream. A large east wing was added in the 1920s, believed to be built of brick with some cavity walls. It was at this time that the main reception area of the house was remodelled and a beautiful oak staircase was constructed. The stained glass art nouveau bay window in the hall was also installed during this period, as well as many of the vertically panelled doors. 

THE SURROUNDING AREA The spectacular South Devon coastline is a short distance from Knighton Coombe with lovely sandy beaches at Bigbury-on-Sea, Bantham and Wonwell. There is sailing and windsurfing and other various watersports facilities along the coast at Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Newton Ferrers, but also in Plymouth Sound and Dartmouth. There are numerous golf clubs locally, to include Bigbury, Thurlestone, Dartmouth and Wrangaton.

The nearby town of Modbury, only half a mile away, offers a wide variety of shops, a health centre, dental and veterinary practices, a lively community of all generations and an ancient Parish Church. There is an excellent County Primary School and secondary schools at Kingsbridge and Ivybridge, both of which performed well in recent Ofsted reports. 

ACCOMMODATION The accommodation comprises:- 


ENTRANCE HALL / DINING ROOM With magnificent oak staircase with turned banisters and a large panelled understairs cupboard and a large stained glass window flooding this room with natural light. Double radiator, carved oak opening to the kitchen wing, arched triple panelled 1920s doors with frosted sundial upper-glazing leading into the principal reception rooms. 

SITTING ROOM Wood burning stove set in to natural stone surround fireplace with slate hearth, dual aspect, picture rail, television socket and doorway leading to:- 

DRAWING ROOM Beautifully proportioned room with very wide window bay. Open fire with dog grate, marble mantelpiece and fire surround with slate hearth. High moulded display shelf on three walls and beautiful chandelier. 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM In the 'Breakfast Area' a wood-burning stove set into a natural stone surround fireplace with slate hearth, built-in cupboards and shelving in recesses on either side of the fireplace, radiator, picture rail and tiled floor.

In the 'Kitchen Area' an oil-fired two oven Aga, fully fitted kitchen to include a range of eye and floor level cupboards, integrated appliances, granite worktop with double bowl Belfast sink. Central island unit with built-in floor cupboards and granite worktop above. Quarry tiled floor as for the 'Breakfast Area' extending into the rear passage. Ceiling recessed spotlights.

To the rear of the kitchen is a door leading to the:- 

LARDER Shelves on two walls and a small window on the north side.

Back door to the rear courtyard and door to an inner passage with two spacious panelled rear cupboards under the oak staircase. 

BOOT ROOM Offering ample space for general storage with tiled floor, Velux roof-light and ceiling mounted spotlights. 

SEPARATE WC Tiled floor, wood panelled walls, radiator, low level WC and pedestal wash basin. 

UTILITY ROOM Range of built-in floor and eye level cupboards, single bowl stainless steel sink unit, roll-edge worktop, space and plumbing for washing machine and condenser dryer. Tiled floor, oil-fired floor mounted boiler and hot water cylinder (for central heating and domestic hot water for the remainder of the house - see "Bedroom 2" below). Heavy wooden back door to rear courtyard. 

FIRST FLOOR Galleried landing, glazed access to roof space, two radiators, recessed alcove with glass shelving. 

BEDROOM 1 Two sash windows facing south-west with a lovely view over the garden and the countryside beyond. Range of built-in wardrobes, two radiators and door into:- 

BED 6/OFFICE/DRESSING ROOM Window with views over the front garden and countryside beyond, range of built-in wardrobes and shelving. Picture rail. 

BEDROOM 2 Window to north-east overlooking field and rear courtyard. Range of built-in wardrobes to include an airing cupboard and hot water cylinder (this being heated by the Aga which supplies domestic hot water to the family bathroom and kitchen). Radiator, pendant ceiling light. 

FAMILY BATHROOM On a split level and to include a roll-top cast iron bath on the higher level and on the lower level a washbasin with mirror above, low level WC and quadrant corner shower cubicle. Wood panelled walls, two heated towel rails and ceiling recessed spotlights. 

BEDROOM 3 Dual aspect with views to the south and east. Range of built-in wardrobes with cupboards above, radiator and picture rail. Door to:- 

EN-SUITE BATHROOM Roll-top cast iron bath with hand held shower mixer attachment, pedestal washbasin and low level WC. Heated towel rail, picture rail and ceiling recessed spotlights. 

BEDROOM 4 Large window with east facing aspect, range of built-in wardrobes with cupboards above, two pendant ceiling lights, radiator and picture rail. Door to:- 

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Double shower cubicle, low level WC and pedestal washbasin. Ceiling recessed spotlights and heated towel rail. 

BEDROOM 5 Large window with north-east facing aspect, two radiators, pedestal washbasin, pendant ceiling light and picture rail. 


ANNEX This building presents excellent potential for conversion to a separate two storey house, subject to necessary consents. Built in 2012 of colour-wash rendered cavity blockwork walls under a slate roof, it comprises:- 

DOUBLE GARAGE Floor mounted oil-fired boiler (for this building only), fluorescent strip lights and remote control roller-shutter door. 

SINGLE GARAGE/WORKSHOP With power and light and further remote controlled roller-shutter door. 

FIRST FLOOR ANNEX Used as accommodation ancillary to the main house, this includes a KITCHEN with range of built-in floor level cupboards, solid wood-effect worktop, single bowl stainless steel sink unit, four ring electric hob with planned space underneath for a floor level oven. Integrated dishwasher and fridge. WET ROOM fully tiled floor and walls, double shower with glass screen, vanity unit with built-in washbasin with drawers below, low level WC, ceiling mounted spotlights, Velux roof-light and heated towel rail.

LIVING SPACE Large open plan space which could be divided into several rooms and with five large Velux roof-lights and would easily make a self contained apartment (subject to necessary consents). Double doors lead out onto a balcony on the west elevation. Ceiling mounted halogen lights and four radiators.  

STONE BUILT OUTHOUSES On the north side of the kitchen wing is a sheltered courtyard with a range of stone built outhouses with single pitch slate roofs and solid wood doors, to include:-


Private borehole water supply equipment.

For general storage purposes with loft space above. Electric light and power points. 

GARDEN On the east side of the property a gently sloping south-facing part walled vegetable garden, some fruit trees and a good size Greenhouse (3.74m x 2.80m), as well as useful Poly Tunnel. At the rear of the vegetable growing area is a raised decked area with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside.

At the front of the property a part paved and gravel terrace and below this a very well established colourful garden to include a lawned area, flower and shrub borders but also some glorious mature trees including copper beech, maple, oaks and Monterey pines.

The front of the house is decked in wisteria and jasmine, clematis and abutilon. 

THE LAND TO BE SOLD BY SEPARATE NEGOTIATION - The agricultural land which extends to 10.42 acres is situated to the north and east of the house and has two separate road accesses from the minor Council road running along the north-east boundary. The land slopes gently to the south and would be very suitable for equestrian purposes but equally suitable for accommodating livestock.

The fields are fed by a well water supply, which also supplies the house (see 'Services' below). 

SERVICES Mains electricity, private borehole and well water supply, private Klargester drainage system (recently installed) and oil-fired central heating. 

COUNCIL TAX The property is in Council Tax Band 'G. 

VIEWING Strictly by appointment through the Sole Selling Agents, Luscombe Maye Modbury Office. Tel: 01548 830831. 

HOW TO GET THERE From Modbury take the A379 towards Kingsbridge and proceed along this road for about half a mile and the entrance to the property will be found on the left hand side.

The pretty approach drive, lined with rhododendrons, hydrangeas, azaleas and palms, leads straight up to an ample parking area on the west side of the property. 

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
02 August 2017

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