5 bedroom manor house for sale

Kingsbridge, Devon

Guide Price £975,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Located just 1 mile from Kingsbridge and 4 miles from Salcombe
  • Immaculately presented throughout
  • Wealth of charm and character
  • Approximately 3 acres of land
  • Double Garage and parking

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

HOW TO GET THERE Kingsbridge 1 mile
Dartmouth 10 miles
Plymouth 20 miles
Salcombe 4 miles

From Kingsbridge Quay take the A381 towards Salcombe turning left immediately after the garage into Ropewalk. Continue along the old coaching road towards Salcombe for about a mile, at Gerston where the road bears right, turn left onto a private road. Continue past two left turnings and the entrance to Gerston will be found on the right hand side through a pillared entrance. Gerston Manor will be seen on the left hand side.  

SITUATION Gerston Manor is situated just over a mile from the market town of Kingsbridge and about 4 miles from the renowned sailing town of Salcombe. The beautiful Salcombe estuary provides excellent opportunities for water sports, sailing and boating and there are golf courses at Thurlestone and Bigbury flanking the mouth of the River Avon. The rugged splendour of Dartmoor National Park is about 15 miles to the north.

There is a good selection of shopping and recreational facilities at the nearby town of Salcombe and Kingsbridge and the nearest city is Plymouth about 20 miles to the west and Exeter some 40 miles to the north. The nearest mainline railway station is at the Elizabethan town of Totnes about 14 miles to the north with rail connections also at Plymouth, Ivybridge and Exeter. The A38 expressway is about 15 miles distant and Brittany ferries continental ferry port at Millbay Docks provides regular crossings to France and Spain.  

DESCRIPTION Gerston dates back to William the Conqueror and the original dwelling is thought to have been built on the site in the late 11th Century. The former Gerston Farmhouse was sympathetically refurbished just over 10 years ago to form two substantial period homes and the traditional barns converted to three individual dwellings.

Gerston Manor has a wealth of Character features including wooden framed windows, quality kitchen and bathroom fittings and the well-proportioned rooms have the benefit of under floor heating.

To the front of the property is a delightful lawned garden, a double garage and adjoining steps lead up to an established Orchard and additional gravelled parking and there are far reaching views over Gerston and the surrounding countryside.

A vehicular and pedestrian access for the residents of Gerston leads from Gerston to the banks of Collapit Creek, a tranquil setting, a wonderful place to enjoy a picnic and a slip way to launch a boat or small dinghy with access to the estuary, Kingsbridge and Salcombe.

Adjacent to the track to the creek is a gently sloping paddock of about 3 acres laid to permanent pasture.  

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES: The accommodation approached through a covered entrance porch with stone reveals and double doors leads to: 

HALLWAY Oak floor, coved ceiling, archway through to inner hallway with recessed wall cupboard with shelf. Archway and bi-fold door to stairs leading to the first floor.  

DRAWING ROOM A charming room with oak floor, feature period stone fire place with open fire grate on a slate hearth, coved ceiling, 2 recessed cupboards, recessed window seat and panelling to reveals, sash windows and view over the front garden.  

SITTING ROOM A cosy room with oak floor, recessed period fire place, timber mantel and stone reveals. Wood burning stove and stone hearth, recessed cupboards, recessed window seats, timber panelling to reveals and sash windows. Television point.  

INNER HALLWAY  

CLOAKROOM Limestone floor, low level WC and hand basin with tiled splash back. 

DINING ROOM A light and bright room with solid oak floor with two mainly glazed doors on to the rear garden area, coved ceiling, and recessed storage cupboard, slate steps up to. 

KITCHEN Flagstone floor, granite worktops and upstands and inset Belfast sink with mixer tap, casement window, range of full fitted oak fronted wall and floor units with integrated dishwasher, integrated Belling multifunction oven and hob with stainless steel surround and Belling stainless steel extractor hood, recessed ceiling lights, fitted fridge and freezer. 

STUDY/ PLAY ROOM Limestone floor, recessed ceiling lights, casement window, walk in cupboard with grant oil fired boiler with central heating and hot water, recessed plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer.  

FIRST FLOOR  

LANDING With access to roof space, oak floor, built in recessed cupboard with hot water cylinder.  

BEDROOM 1 With coved ceiling, oak floor, period fire place and timber mantle and surround range of recessed cupboards with hanging and storage space, window seat with sash window and view over the front garden. 

BEDROOM 2 With coved ceiling, oak floor, window seat and sash window overlooking the front garden.  

BEDROOM 3 Period fire place, tiled hearth, timber mantle and surround, window seat and sash window.  

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM Limestone floor, fitted shelf and inset hand basin with cupboard under, WC with concealed cistern, recessed ceiling lights, wall mirror, shower cubicle, glazed door, tiled walls and mixer shower, recessed cupboard. Heated towel rail.  

BEDROOM 4 Oak floor, casement window, coved ceiling.  

FAMILY BATHROOM Limestone floor tiled with part tiled walls including matching white bathroom suite comprising deep bath, low level WC and circular hand basin set in timber stand with shelf below and mirror above. Separate shower cubicle with fully tiled limestone walls and glass door, heated towel rail. Recessed ceiling light.  

BEDROOM 5 Oak floor, coved ceiling, casement style window with south facing views over the countryside and beyond. Walk in wardrobe with hanging and shelf space. 

ENSUITE BATHROOM With fully tiled limestone flooring with high quality white suite, comprising bath with shower over, granite shelf, hand basin, mixer tap, heated towel rail. Tiled window sill, WC with concealed cistern.  

OUTSIDE Gerston is approached through an impressive pillared entrance leading to a gravelled hard standing and access to the double garage with mainly stone external walls, part rendered under and pitched slated roof, electric power light and electrically operated up and over door.

The front garden of Gerston Manor is approached through an entrance with a wrought iron gate with stone pillars and is lawned with a gravelled path leading to the attractive front entrance. There is an Acer and Cherry trees and a variety of colourful shrubs including Hydrangeas to provide a back drop of colour throughout the year. Approached up a short flight steps alongside the garage is an Orchard with a selection of fruit trees, mainly post and rail surround and a level gravelled area for additional parking and there are far reaching views over Gerston and the surrounding countryside.

To the south side of the dining room are two pairs of glazed double doors leading to a level and tranquil green grass area ideal for alfresco dining etc.

A track leading from Gerston to Collapit Creek for the benefit of the residents of Gerston is accessed through a five bar gate and after about 300 meters, there is a tranquil and unspoilt grassed area adjoining the banks of the creek, ideal for picnics and recreational activities and a slip way to the tidal creek with access to the sheltered waters of the Salcombe estuary.

A gently sloping paddock of about 3 acres adjoins the track and is laid to pasture and is ideal for grazing livestock and amenity purposes.  

TENURE Freehold 

SERVICES Mains electricity, water and shared private drainage. Oil fired under floor central heating.  

COUNCIL TAX The property is council band 'G' 

LOCAL AUTHORITY South Hams District Council
Follaton House
Plymouth Road
Totnes
Devon
TQ9 5NE
Tel: 01803 861234.
 

VIEWING Strictly by appointment with the agents:
Luscombe Maye
62 Fore Street
Kingsbridge
Devon
TQ7 1PP
Tel: 01548 857474
 


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