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5 bedroom detached house for sale


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Property Description

Key features

  • 5 Bedroom detached former Mill
  • Approximately 3 acres of grounds
  • Ample parking
  • Established and mature gardens
  • 3 Bed detached cottage plus 1 bed studio

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

HOW TO GET THERE From the Kingsbridge office of Luscombe Maye, proceed up Fore Street and follow the one way system proceeding into Duncombe Street and carry straight on in Waterloo Road. Turn left into Church Street and then the next right into Belle Cross Road. Proceed along this road and turn right shortly after the primary school. Follow this road along and take the left hand turning (signed unsuitable for motor traffic) and Washabrook Mill is the property on the left hand side.  

SITUATION Washabrook Mill is situated in a convenient location within walking distance to the town centre amenities in the thriving town of Kingsbridge.

Kingsbridge is situated at the head of the Salcombe Estuary and has a Leisure Centre with indoor swimming pool and bowls arena, a Cottage Hospital, the highly regarded Kingsbridge Community College, a variety of restaurants and pubs, a cinema, harbour and boating facilities together with a range of independent shops and two supermarkets.

The South Devon coastline is renowned for spectacular scenery and beaches, stretching from the mouth of the Dart in the east to Plymouth Sound in the west. The nearest beaches at Bantham (Approx. 5 miles) and Slapton Sands (Approx. 6 miles) offer splendid clifftop and coastal walks where you can enjoy the spectacular rugged splendour the South Hams Coastline has to offer.

The popular sailing resort of Salcombe is about 7 miles distant by road, with an excellent range of recreational and shopping facilities and the sandy beaches of East Portlemouth, North Sands and South Sands.

There are golf clubs at nearby Bigbury and Thurlestone, flanking the mouth of the River Avon, and Dartmouth Golf and Country Club about 10 miles distant.

The City of Plymouth, about 21 miles away, has a full range of facilities, including an excellent modern theatre, ferry service to France and Spain, and mainline railway station with direct services to Cornwall, London and the Midlands. The nearby Elizabethan town of Totnes is located about 13 miles away and offers mainline railway services together with a range of local and independent shops and a regular market. 

DESCRIPTION Sitting in a picturesque valley, Washabrook Mill was a grain mill which ceased milling in the 1920's. The stone-built property dates back to 1680 and contains many of the original features. The Miller's Cottage was added to the Mill in the early 1700's, and 20th-century conversion has created a substantial and characterful home.

There is spacious living accommodation, with two generous reception rooms with slate flooring, exposed stone walls, and a handsome inglenoook fireplace with woodburning stove. 5 bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor all enjoy beautiful views of the valley or the gardens.

The former stables nearby have been converted to a 3-bedroom cottage, which has been used for relatives, as a holiday let, and a long residential tenancy.

A cobbled courtyard provides access to an open-plan self-contained studio flat, and the substantial 2-storey stone "Shippen".

The gardens are delightful, with mature trees and shrubs, and the stream running between level lawns. A drive leads to a double garage and parking area. To the rear the ground rises to the former millpond, now a level grassed area with several productive apple trees.

There are also two sloping paddocks and a small wood, with the stream along the lower boundary. 


ENTRANCE HALLWAY Exposed stone walling, tiled floor, flag stone steps to dining room. Internal window to study. Original stable door to dining room.  

CLOAK ROOM With window to front.  

UTILITY ROOM With single stainless steel sink unit with single drainer and mixer taps. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Oil fired boiler with hot water cylinder above. Low level WC. 2 windows to the front aspect. Tiled floor.  

DINING ROOM A spacious double aspect room with French door leading to the garden. Exposed stone walling, 2 central supporting upright beams. Flag stone flooring with carpet. Open tread staircase to first floor.  

STUDY Window overlooking courtyard. Solid red brick and slate worksurface desk.  

RECEPTION ROOM 2 With picture window and window seat to side, recessed storage cupboards and under stairs storage cupboard.  

LIVING ROOM With grand inglenook fireplace with central wood burning stove set on a slate hearth with exposed stone surround. Door to outside. Window and window seat to side. Second staircase to first floor.  

KITCHEN With elevated window to garden. Wooden fitted kitchen units with two bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps. Recessed space for double oven and shelving with brick surround. Space and plumbing for dish washer. Walk-in larder with space for fridge and freezer. Shelving and wooden panelling. 


LANDING Double aspect. Open tread staircase to loft space.  

MASTER BEDROOM A bright double bedroom with two windows to the rear garden. Exposed beams to ceiling.  

FAMILY BATHROOM A white 4 piece suite with corner shower cubicle, pedestal hand basin, bidet,
Low level WC. Two windows to outside. Exposed beams, door to second landing.  

BEDROOM 3 With window to rear. Recessed storage area.  

LANDING A split level landing with built in airing cupboard with immersion hot water cylinder. And window to outside 

BATHROOM 2 A white three piece suite comprising panelled bath with antique style taps, low level WC, pedestal hand basin. Window to side. Heated towel rail. Exposed timber flooring.  

BEDROOM 4 With feature fire place, window and window seat overlooking the countryside. Recessed storage cupboard.  

BEDROOM 5 Window and window seat overlooking the countryside.  

BEDROOM 2 Feature fire place with built-in storage cupboards window overlooking the countryside.  

ATTIC Spacious attic with tow windows to the rear garden. Solar Panels on roof to heat the water.  


ENTRANCE HALLWAY Stone flooring and windows to side. 

UTILITY ROOM Tiled floor, oil fired boiler. Exposed stone walling. Plumbing for washing machine. 

SHOWER ROOM With recessed shower cubicle, low level WC, wall mounted hand basin. Window to front. Towel rail.  

KITCHEN Range of wall and floor units and space for free standing oven. Window and door to outside. Pantry with space for fridge/freezer.  

LIVING ROOM With open fire with stone surround. Windows and door to garden room.  

GARDEN ROOM Aluminium framed with sliding doors to outside.  

HALLWAY With under stairs storage. Recessed storage cupboards.  


LANDING With window to front and storage cupboard.  

BEDROOM 1 Double aspect with built in storage cupboards.  

BEDROOM 3 Window to rear and storage cupboard.  

BEDROOM 2 Window to rear and storage cupboard. Loft access. 

FAMILY BATHROOM Panelled bath with shower over. WC with concealed cistern. Hand basin with vanity unit below and wall mounted mirror. Heated towel rail. Window to garden.  

STUDIO Open plan with kitchen area with single stainless steel sink. Free standing electric oven and fridge, range of fitted storage cupboards. 1 bedroom with shower room comprising recessed shower, low level Wc, wall mounted hand basin. Extractor fan. Casement windows with wrought iron catches. Key meter.  

THE SHIPPEN Ground floor ideal for storage etc. External open tread stairs lead to the first floor with vaulted ceilings and currently used as a workshop. On the roof there are several solar panels generating electricity for the property.  

OUTSIDE The property offers extensive gardens with an elevated and mature garden leading to small orchard as well as a level lawn with delightful babbling brook.

A driveway from the road leads to a detached double garage as well as ample parking for several vehicles. From this area is access to one of the enclosed paddocks.

The property also benefits from two further outhouses.  

TENURE Freehold  

SERVICES Mains electricity. Private Bore hole water supply, private drainage. Oil fired central heating. 

COUNCIL TAX Washabrook Mill is council band 'G'

Barleystone is council tax band 'E'

The Studio is council tax band 'A' 

LOCAL AUTHORITY South Hams District Council
Follaton House
Plymouth Road
Tel: 01803 861234.

VIEWING Strictly by appointment with the agents:
Luscombe Maye
62 Fore Street
Tel: 01548 857474

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01 March 2018

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