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4 bedroom barn conversion for sale

Staplers Barn, Truelove, Shaugh Prior, Plymouth, Devon

Removed £449,950

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms (2 en-suite)
  • Beautiful Modern Interior
  • Large Open Plan Living/Dining/Kitchen Room
  • Gardens about 1/3 of an Acre
  • Rural Location but accessible to amenities
  • About 10 miles to the coast
  • Detached Barn Conversion
  • Planning permission for garage with utility, outside study and outside garden storage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION A beautiful, detached, four bedroom sympathetically converted barn. Staplers Barn appears to date from 1840, as evidenced by a date stone on the eastern elevation. Converted circa 15 years ago it has since been improved and enhanced by the current owners and retains some magnificent character features. Truelove comprises the Grade 2* Truelove Farm, Staplers Barn and another converted barn, all tucked away along a long drive off a quiet country lane. Within a few minutes drive is the Dartmoor National Park, and in the opposite direction is the local centre of Plympton, and Plymouth twenty minutes away. The superb beaches are located within 10 miles.

The accommodation is on 3 levels with the entrance and reception rooms on the middle floor. A magnificent dual aspect open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen offering wonderful countryside views and retains character features including a natural stone wall, beamed and vaulted ceilings and a large cast iron wood burner. Stairs lead to the lower ground floor hallway with access to three bedrooms, the master having an en-suite shower room, and a family bathroom. The first floor has a beautiful dual aspect open plan vaulted bedroom, part open to a full bathroom en-suite. The barn sits on approximately one-third of an acre of lawns with mature hedgerows, offering a degree of seclusion and privacy. Planning permission for garage with utility, outside study and outside garden storage.  

ACCOMMODATION (Please note that all dimensions are approximate. Metric measurements are conversions from imperial figures which have been rounded to the nearest three inches). 

GROUND FLOOR Wooden stable door leading to:- 

ENTRANCE HALLWAY Double glazed picture windows to side elevation. Radiator with cover. Exposed lintel and beamed ceiling. Ornate wooden balustrade. Carpeted throughout hallway and staircases to lower ground floor and first floor. Two ceiling light points. Wooden door leading through to sitting room, dining room and kitchen. 


SITTING ROOM A magnificent reception room with feature natural stone wall with quoins, incorporating window lights. Cast iron wood burner with flagstone hearth. Large picture window to rear elevation overlooking the rear garden with open countryside views beyond. Six wall light points. Beamed ceiling. Large wooden double glazed doors opening onto the patio leading to the front garden. Oak flooring with underfloor heating.  

DINING AREA Oak flooring with underfloor heating. Recessed ceiling spotlights.  

KITCHEN Bespoke kitchen in Ash, with range of matching floor units with wooden worksurfaces. Ash wall cabinet with plate rack. Belfast enamel sink unit with mixer taps above. Built in dishwasher and fridge, 4-ring ceramic hob unit with oven below, extractor fan above. Part ceramic tiled walls. Large walk-in pantry with understairs storage facilities with power and light. Recessed ceiling light points. Oak flooring with underfloor heating. Wooden door leading through to hallway. 


HALLWAY Spacious hallway with oak flooring and underfloor heating. Magnificent exposed timbers. Wooden double glazed window to side elevation with wooden lintel above. Carpeted dog-legged staircase up to ground floor hallway. Understairs storage cupboards, with pressurised hot water tank and plumbing for washing machine. Access through to master bedroom suite, bedrooms 2, 3 and family bathroom. 

MASTER BEDROOM Characterful master bedroom. Dual aspect with double glazed window to side elevation and rear elevations overlooking gardens. Double glazed wooden door leading out to rear garden and black limestone patio section. Fully exposed wooden beamed ceiling. Oak flooring with underfloor heating. Two ceiling light points. Wooden door leading through to en-suite shower room. 

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Wooden double glazed window with wooden lintel above and exposed granite stone to side overlooking rear garden and open countryside views beyond. White bathroom suite comprising ceramic tiled shower unit with plumbed shower, glazed screen, pedestal hand basin and low flush WC. Part ceramic tiled walls. Fitted shelving. Exposed beamed ceiling. Ceiling light point. Heated towel rail and tile floor with underfloor heating. Door leading through to master bedroom. 

BEDROOM 2 Characterful second bedroom being dual aspect with wooden double glazed windows to rear elevation overlooking gardens and open countryside views beyond. Exposed timber beams to ceiling. Built-in airing cupboard with slatted shelves. Built-in wardrobe providing hanging and storage facilities. Wooden door. Ceiling light point. Oak flooring with underfloor heating. Wooden door leading through to hallway.  

FAMILY BATHROOM SUITE White suite comprising wooden panelled bath, wash hand basin with cupboards below and low flush WC. Heated towel rail. Part ceramic tiled walls. Beamed ceiling. Extractor fan. Ceiling light point. Ceramic tiled flooring with underfloor heating. Door leading out to hallway. 

BEDROOM 3 Delightful room with double glazed door leading out to garden. Triple door wardrobe system providing hanging and storage space. Shelving to one wall. Radiator (connected to oil fired heating system). Painted oak floor.  


LANDING Carpeted throughout landing and staircase to ground floor. Exposed beamed ceiling. Ceiling light point. Wooden door leading through to bedroom. 

BEDROOM SUITE 4 Magnificent dual aspect bedroom with Conservation approved windows to front and rear elevations offering views over gardens and open countryside. Fitted wardrobes and cupboards to alcoves. Arched window with exposed stone to side elevation. Exposed wooden beams to wall and ceiling. Wooden flooring. Door to landing. Access through to en-suite bathroom. 

EN-SUITE BATHROOM White suite comprising wooden panelled bath, wall mounted wash hand basin and low flush WC. Double panelled radiator. Ceiling light point. Access through to bedroom. 

EXTERNAL Staplers Barn is approached via a long shared gravelled driveway leading to a parking area for up to four vehicles with gate access through to front garden. Further parking is available on grass.  

GARDENS To the front of the property is a black limestone set patio with raised flower beds and a stone path leading up through the lawns to a parking area. To the side and rear of the property is a large garden laid to lawn incorporating a further patio section with a variety of trees and laurel hedging. The whole plot is about one-third of an acre.

There is current planning permission for a garage with utility room, study and garden storage. Further details can be located via the South Hams District Planning Portal. 

SERVICES Mains electricity and water. Oil fired under floor central heating. Shared septic tank drainage through a management company.  

TENURE Freehold. 

MANAGEMENT COMPANY There is a management company who maintain the recently resurfaced driveway and septic tank. 

COUNCIL TAX The property is in Band C.  

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

VIEWING Strictly by appointment through Luscombe Maye's Yealmpton Office. Bespoke appointments can be arranged with adequate notice. Opening hours Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm, Saturday 9am - 1pm. 

DIRECTIONS From our Yealmpton office proceed on the A379 to Brixton and turn right at Red Lion Hill. Proceed along this road and into the village of Plympton St Maurice. Take the first right turn and proceed along this road until you reach a T-junction. Turn left at the T-junction where you will arrive into the village of Plympton. At the mini roundabout turn right and proceed down this road to another mini roundabout where the fire station is on the left hand side. Turn right and then turn left at the next mini roundabout. Proceed down this road to another mini roundabout and turn left. Take the next turning right and then immediately left when you will come to another T-junction. Turn right at this T-junction and this will take you to the village of Shaugh Prior. Proceed up the hill, past Boringdon Hotel, past Elfordleigh Golf Course on the right hand side and then you come to the Woodside Animal Welfare Trust. Turn Right into the unmarked lane directly after this. Proceed down this road for 0.65 miles where you will find a lane to your right (a weak bridge sign is just after this turning to the property). Proceed down this lane and take the left fork. The car parking bays of Staplers Barn on the right hand side. 

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
28 October 2017


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