5 bedroom detached house for salePoundsgate, Newton Abbot, Devon
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- 3 Reception rooms
- Master bedroom with ensuite shower room and dressing area
- Four further bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Cinema room
- Gym /store
- Large gardens
- Parking for several cars
The Drydens was built in 1999 in the style of a traditional Dartmoor longhouse and has been finished to a high standard with features including oak flooring, oak doors and an inglenook fireplace. The accommodation is bright and spacious with most of the rooms enjoying the far reaching views over the River Dart valley, towards Buckland Beacon.
The accommodation on the ground floor comprises of an entrance hall with slate tiles and stairs to the first floor, a country style kitchen with handmade wooden units, oak surfaces and a butler sink, a large dual aspect sitting/dining room with a wood burning stove and French doors leading out to the decked terrace, a triple aspect snug with an inglenook fireplace, laundry room with access to the terrace and a cloakroom.
Upstairs on the first floor is the dual aspect master bedroom with a dressing area and ensuite shower room, four further double bedrooms, one ensuite and the family bathroom with a freestanding cast iron roll top bath.
On the second floor the current owners have converted the loft space to create a large cinema room, gym/store room and a separate office.
Underneath the house is a cellar with two rooms, accessed from the garden, and currently used as a workshop/store room.
The Drydens is located in the village of Poundsgate, 4 miles North West of Ashburton. Poundsgate has a pub, The Tavistock Inn and a school bus service runs to Widecombe primary school. Ashburton has further schooling and a lively range of shopping facilities, with a range of independent shops offering vintage goods, antiques, a delicatessen, an artisan bakery, a fish deli, wine and tapas bar and the renowned Ashburton Cookery School.
Widecombe has a desirable primary school, Post office and village shop, two pubs including the award winning Rugglestone Inn, a teashop, a superb cafe and restaurant, a National Trust shop, several gift shops, a tennis court, riding stable, and hunting stable. There is an abundance of wonderful walking, cycling and riding opportunities in the surrounding Dartmoor National Park countryside.
The cathedral city of Exeter, 25 miles away, is the most thriving city in the South West. The city offers a wealth of cultural activities with the theatre, the museum, arts centre and a variety of good shopping, including John Lewis, Waitrose and restaurants. Many primary and secondary schools can be found in Exeter including Exeter School and The Maynard School, whilst Exeter University is recognised as one of the best in the country.
Communications are excellent with A38 to Plymouth, the A30 to Cornwall and the M5 at Exeter, to Bristol and London to the North and East. There are regular rail services to London from Plymouth and Exeter St David's. Exeter International Airport provides an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights, including two flights a day to London City Airport.
The Drydens is set in 0.53 acres of south facing gardens and enjoys stunning views over the wooded valley of the River Dart and surrounding Dartmoor countryside. A five bar gate provides access to a large gravelled parking and turning area in front of the house. A few steps to the side of the house lead to the gardens with wild flowers and roses climbing the house and a large cellar/workshop accessed from the outside.
To the rear of the house there is a large decked terrace running the length of the house with storage underneath and steps down to the garden. The south facing garden is gently sloping and mainly laid to lawn with many established trees, including apple and pear, and flowering shrubs. One of the trees houses a children's treehouse. At the top of the garden is a stone seating area and a fenced off section with a chicken house, duck house and pond; whilst at the bottom are vegetable beds and a gardeners shed. There are fine views from the gardens which are surrounded by hedging providing privacy.
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