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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Abbotskerswell, Devon, TQ12

Under Offer £450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Attractive gardens with woodland & water gardens
  • Home office with sauna in the garden
  • Summerhouse
  • Peaceful and tranquil location
  • Lot 1 Region 475,000
  • Lot 2 Region 35,000

Full description

A very attractive former Lodge House with up to 5 acres of grounds. To be sold as a whole or up to 2 lots. A compact three bedroom cottage, scope for extending, subject to relevant consents, attractive gardens including fruit areas, woodland and water gardens, detached home office in the garden and Summerhouse, peaceful and tranquil location with abundance of wildlife. Historic ancient woodland and 2 small areas of paddock. EPC Band F

Description - Ladywell is an attractive stone faced former Lodge House for The Grange, understood to have been built in 1865. The unlisted property offers the opportunity for a purchaser to further extend the house. The house has slate hangings to three elevations and an impressive Victorian chimney stack.


Accommodation - Entrance porchway with flagstone floor and part stained glass doorway into the sitting room. The sitting room has a feature stone wall with a tiled Victorian fireplace with mantle over and inset gas fire. Recessed cupboard housing the hot water tank. View of the garden towards the eastern elevation of the property and a further stained glass window to the side. Door from the sitting room to the dining room with feature stone wall incorporating pot bellied woodburning stove, a recessed bookcase and stairs rising to the first floor. Door to kitchen with a range of base level units with space for electric oven, built in Pantry. Door to utility with space and plumbing for washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. Gas fired central heating boiler. Door to freezer room and doors to outside and WC.

Stairs to first floor. Master bedroom, built in wardrobe, patio doors leading to balcony with fantastic views over the garden to the west and woodland beyond, the perfect place from which to enjoy the views. Family bathroom with bath and Mira electric shower over and window to the east and electric towel rail. Door to bedroom 2 with an easterly facing window and built in airing cupboard. Wash hand basin and access to loft. Bedroom 3 with westerly facing window and window seat and wash hand basin.


Outside - Ladywell is complimented by some attractive gardens which surround the property on all sides. The garden to the front incorporates an area of lawn, a flowering cherry, wisteria, clematis and some raised vegetable beds and soft fruits including raspberry, redcurrant and a grape vine.

The gardens to the rear are predominantly to the westerly elevation of the property and are interspersed with a number of blocked pathways running parallel with the stream up into the woodland. There are a variety of plantings in the garden including roses, rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas and lilly of the valley plus prolific wild orchids, snowdrops and primroses in the woodland garden.


Outbuildings - Fully insulated and clad summerhouse which is built in the easterly garden and used by the vendors daughter as a studio/music room. Ladder rising to mezzanine. The electricity is brought down to the summerhouse via an extension cable from the house. Small raised decked area.

Purpose built and insulated detached home office with electricity and currently used by the vendors as their place of work. There is a separate broadband and line connection and heating via electric heater. There are some stunning views over the water garden back towards the lodge house. To the rear of the office and accessed separately from the outside, is a built in sauna which has seating for up to 8 people with an electric heating unit. There are a number of sheds, two of which are excluded from the sale: the one behind the office and the one behind the workshop.

Ample PARKING to the side of the cottage leading to the front of the home office and to the side of the workshop/shed (which is included in the sale).


Gardens, Ground And Woodland - To the southern elevation of the house is a large area of lawn with gateway access into the woodland which leads round to the rear of the home office via a further gateway into the woodland. Japanese style garden with a decorative bridge stretching over the stream. This stream runs under a fantastically carved stone tunnel leading underneath the house and along Slade Lane into the village. A listed well head with an ornate timber door which was once the water supply presumably to the property and to the former Grange Estate.

Accessed off Slade Lane is a small area of paddock of about 0.13 acres with a hard standing area for parking many vehicles and a timber shed used by the vendors to store their Kayaks and a further timber shed at the rear.

Included in the sale of Lot 1 is a strip of WOODLAND marked on the plans. If the purchaser of Lot 1 does not purchase Lot 2, then a fence will be erected by the purchaser of Lot 2 (the main area of Grange Copse) within 2 months of completion of the sale. Alternatively, if the buyer of Ladywell does not want any woodland, this can be included in Lot 2 with the current fence lines being the boundary.


Lot 2- 4 Acres Of Woodland - Accessed via Slade Lane, this area of predominantly broad leafed ancient woodland, known as Grange Copse, is interspersed with a stream and a variety of established and mature trees. The woodland is protected by a tree preservation order however, removing saplings and dead trees is permitted without applying for permission.


Services - Mains drainage, water, electricity and gas.


Local Authority - Teignbridge District Council, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4XX. Tel: 01626 361101. E-mail: info@teignbridge.gov.uk.


Viewing - Strictly by prior appointment with Stags Totnes property office on 01803 865454


Directions - Approaching Abbotskerswell off the A381, turn into the village and proceed over the mini roundabout towards Kingskerswell. Drive through the village and before the former Butchers Arms pub, turn right into Slade Lane. Continue over the shared private track which, you will see Ladywell on the right hand side after approximately 100 yds, via a pair of wrought iron gates.








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