11 bedroom house for saleManor House, Ashburton, Devon
- Steeped in History
- Grade II* listed Wing of Manor House
- Sympathetically restored
- Many Original Features
- 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms
- Main House includes Cider Barn annexe
- Flexible Accommodation
- 3 large Holiday barns offering 8 beds
- Courtyard and south facing gardens
- Ample off road parking
The beautiful stone built Manor House is a Grade II* Listed House steeped in history and set in a small hamlet bordered by farmland on the fringes of Dartmoor National Park in south Devon with easy access to the A38. This wonderful home comes with 3 Holiday Barn conversions all in approx. 1 acre of grounds.
The south facing wing (known as the Farmhouse) forms the major part of the original Manor that has its earliest origins in the 17th Century. It has been recently extensively and sympathetically restored by the current owners and in conjunction with the conservation officers the house retains many original features to include open faced stone walling, vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, Victorian fireplaces and solid wooden flooring.
The main accommodation that includes the adjoining Cider Barn Annex, is suitable for comfortable family living and well laid out. It consists of a stunning vaulted ceiling, open plan kitchen/living room with an electric Aga, Butler sink, bespoke oak worktops and central island unit.
The large sitting room with a recessed fireplace which has a feature stone arch and houses a wood burner is approached by a bespoke staircase. This wonderful room also has solid oak flooring, deep recessed window seating and window shutters with views over the pretty gardens. From here is a large hallway to the front door and another door leading to the gardens.
From the kitchen, up some steps and a small galleried landing, there are the 3 bedrooms, one ensuite and a family bathroom with a cast iron slipper bath. In addition in the adjoining Cider Barn Annex there is scope on the ground floor for a large home office, or games room cum playroom.
Outside there are south facing gardens laid mainly to lawn with raised terraces and stone walling that overlook the adjacent farmland. By the main entrance and bordering the small lane there is ample off road parking. The rear garden is accessed via a side driveway and leads onto the lawned garden with post and rail fencing. Duck Pens: A useful utility area for the holiday cottages with washing machines, storage space and WC.
Cider Barn Annex
Full of character this barn dates back to the 15th C and retains the original cider press spindle and apple shute. It has a painted beamed ceiling and wonderful open plan dual aspect room with views over to the courtyard. The bedroom on the mezzanine level links back to the main house and provides the 3rd bedroom for the farmhouse.
The 3 wonderful late 18th century limestone barn conversions with slate roofs and cast iron guttering are set round an attractive courtyard. They are currently run as very successful holiday lets.
The Old Dairy Barn: This very large detached barn conversion with reversed living accommodation has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms that all overlook the courtyard. The magnificent open plan living accommodation runs the full length of the barn and enjoys dual aspect views, exposed stonework and vaulted ceiling with exposed scissor beams.
Milk Churn Cottage: Reverse level accommodation has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the ground floor and the upper floor has the open plan living area that overlooks the courtyard.
Blue Barn: There are two double ground floor bedrooms with shower room and upstairs an open plan fitted kitchen/living area with oak worktops that overlooks the courtyard.
A short drive away is the bustling popular moorland town of Ashburton, which has varied facilities including delicatessen, artisan bakery, antique shops and bistros. It is ideal base from which to explore many areas of the South Hams and Dartmoor. Dartmouth, Salcombe and Bigbury On Sea are some of the beautiful locations nearby. Dartmoor National Park is where you can walk, ride, fish and nearby historic towns such as Tavistock and Widecombe in the Moor are on your doorstep.
Private Drainage, Mains Electricity, Private water. Farmhouse has electric central heating. Barns have oil fired central heating
From Exeter and the A38 turn right signposted Ashburton. Follow left hand signs to The Manor over the A38. Continue down the lane for approx. ½ mile and the property is on the right.
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