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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Start Point, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7

Sold STC £1,395,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Breathtaking location
  • Beautifully presented
  • 3 Bedrooms (master en-suite)
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Lovely gardens and walled terrace
  • Barn Annexe with gym
  • Wine Cellar
  • Double garage
  • Modern agricultural barn and some 20 acres available by separate negotiation

Full description

A beautifully presented former farmhouse of exceptional character with tranquil, far-reaching views over a quintessential South Hams valley. Breathtaking location, beautifully presented. 3 Bedrooms (master en-suite), kitchen/dining room. Lovely gardens and walled terrace. Barn Annexe with gym, Wine Cellar. Double garage. Modern agricultural barn and some 20 acres available by separate negotiation. EPC Band: E.

Situation - The nearest principal town is Kingsbridge which offers an excellent range of local shops and amenities. The harbour at Salcombe is about 8 miles away and the city of Plymouth is about 25 miles which has a first class theatre and a shopping centre. In the nearby villages of Chillington and Stokenham there is a public house with a restaurant, church, nursery/ primary school, village shop, post office and accessible bus routes.

There are good Intercity rail services from Totnes (15 miles), to London Paddington (about 2 hours 50 minutes) and from Plymouth 25 miles, to London Paddington (about 3-4 Hours hours). Brittany Ferries operate services to France, Spain and the Channel Islands from their terminal at Plymouth. There are a growing number of UK and international flights from Exeter Airport. It also caters for private and chartered jets and helicopters.

There is an excellent choice of schools in the region easily accessible such as Stokenham primary school, Ermington Primary School and Kingsbridge Academy, rated Outstanding' by Ofsted. Hollowcombe is located just a mile or so from Start Point and the South West Coastal Footpath which offers many miles of glorious walks. There are many beaches close by, including Lannacombe, Mattiscombe and East Portlemouth, from where one can catch the ferry to Salcombe.

Description - Ground floor - Entrance hallway with cloakroom. From the hall, a staircase leads to the first floor and doors off to the kitchen and snug, a cosy room with inglenook fireplace with stone hearth fitted with large wood burning stove having oak lintel above. The sitting room is a stunning triple aspect room with bi-fold doors to all walls and similar, splendid views over the valley and surrounding countryside. Amtico flooring and electric coal-effect fire on a stone hearth. The kitchen/dining is a room of exceptional character overlooking the courtyard at the front and with French doors leading to the garden at the rear. It is well fitted in a farmhouse-style with twin Belfast sink set and solid granite worktops. Brittania range-style dual fuel cooker, electric ovens, gas hob and grill plate with extractor hood above. Inbuilt dishwasher and Smeg electric oven set within a chestnut central island unit with maple worktop. Solid chestnut dresser unit. The tiled floor extends to the Spacious utility/ boot room with doors opening to the courtyard and rear garden. Range of built-in storage cupboards. Walk-in larder and cloaks cupboard. The office/garden room with a vaulted and beamed ceiling and bi-fold doors which lead to a wonderful private walled garden. Two steps lead up to the bespoke wine room being thermostatically controlled and racked to three walls.

First floor - The first floor accommodation is equally appealing with the master bedroom suite has a triple aspect room bedroom with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and has a vaulted and beamed ceiling. The en-suite bathroom has a spa bath, double-sized shower cubicle with rain-fall shower head and separate hand held shower attachment and twin hand wash basins whilst the dressing room has built-in wardrobes to two walls. There are two further generous bedrooms with one overlooking the rear garden and countryside whilst the other overlooks the central courtyard. The family bathroom is part-tiled and has a bath with Mira shower above, hand washbasin and WC.

The attic room is an adaptable room on the second floor with vaulted ceiling, exposed roof timbers and two Velux skylights.

Grounds And Garden - Vehicular access to the property is via an entrance with stone pillars which leads to an extensive, gravelled hard standing space with room for several vehicles. Steps with planted heather and rose borders alongside lead down to the courtyard which is paved and provides additional vehicular hard-standing. The property occupies a wonderful position with a generous west-facing terrace that is accessed also from the sitting room.The remaining land is laid to lawn.

Outbuildings - The lower floor is currently used as a store room/gym but affords obvious scope for many other uses (subject to any necessary planning consents) whilst the first floor currently comprises an apartment with kitchen, bathroom and living room/bedroom. Further steps lead up to a useful mezzanine with restricted headroom and two Velux skylights.

Agents Note - Around 500 yards from the house is a modern AGRICULTURAL BARN and some 20 ACRES which is available by negotiation if required. The barn extends in total to around 7,000 sq ft and is currently divided into individual areas, viz:- THREE STABLES, FOOD STORE, TACK ROOM and WC, GARAGE with roller door with power and light. The adjoining OPEN BARN has a central walkway with large open store areas to either side and the LAND comprises circa 20 acres of pasture from where far-reaching views are over Start Bay to the south and Dartmoor to the north. Temporary heli-port and wind sock.

Services - Mains electric. Private water and drainage.

Directions - Please contact Stags or Knight Frank for directions to the property.

Viewing - At the strict request of the owners, by appointment only please through the sole agents Stags (Kingsbridge office) 01548 853131 or Knight Frank (Exeter office) 01392 423111.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.


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