4 bedroom detached house for saleLove Lane, Ashburton, Newton Abbot, Devon
- 3-4 Bedrooms
- Beautifully refurbished
- Detached Coach House
- Walled gardens
Whistley Hall has to be one of the most unusual
and interesting houses in Devon. Largely rebuilt, this property has been constructed using traditional materials and techniques and has the
ambience of a property dating back centuries. Every care has been taken to meticulously create
a building of the early nineteenth century Arts and
Crafts style, blending this with features found in many medieval manor houses or longhouses. The end result is a property that feels at least 500 years old but which was in fact constructed in
The vast dining hall, which doubles as a lounge,
is some 31 feet long and has an excellent limestone flagged floor and a wide open fireplace with granite lintel. The staircase, leading from the hall, is constructed of limestone treads recycled from the Ham Quarry in Somerset and the supports are granite rollers from nineteenth century farm machinery. The intricate window frames on re-constituted and aged limestone mullions with new windows especially built by the Crittall Company. These are not double glazed but laminated to minimise heat loss and conform with building regulations.
The accommodation on the ground floor comprises of an entrance hall with a limestone floor, exposed beams and a limestone spiral staircase to the first floor, a spacious living room, with the same limestone floor and underfloor heating, an impressive fireplace with a granite lintel and wood burning stove and double doors to the garden room. The garden room has double doors leading to the attractive walled garden and the current owners have just had this repointed. The kitchen/breakfast room has a gas fired Rayburn, oven and hob, fitted units and integrated appliances. There is cloakroom off the entrance hall.
Upstairs are three bedrooms, all with exposed beams, and the family bathroom, with plumbing and drainage in place for a bath. The master
bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an oak window seat.
As well as the garden room being repointed the house has been redecorated within the last six months and new lighting has also been fitted.
The Coach House
The Coach House is a detached one bedroom barn conversion, currently used as a holiday cottage, providing additional income. The cottage has direct access from the street and is spacious and well-presented. The accommodation comprises an entrance porch, kitchen/breakfast room with fitted country style units, shower room and underfloor heating throughout ground level. Upstairs leads to living room with exposed beams, bespoke chandeliers hand-crafted by local forge and double bedroom with bamboo wood flooring throughout. The owners paid an extra £10,000 on top of the purchase price for the coach house contents when they bought the property. The contents of the coach house are included in the sale figure of £599,000. The Coach House is being run as a very sucessful holiday let and attracts a substantial yearly turnover, and represents a good business opportunity for any potential buyer.
Whistley Hall is set in the heart of the former stannary town of Ashburton. The town has a lively range of shopping facilities, with a range of independent shops offering vintage goods, antiques, a family-run ironmongers, a delicatessen, an artisan bakery, a fish deli and the renowned Ashburton Cookery School. There is also a primary school and South Dartmoor Community College. Dartmoor National Park is easily accessible and offers superb facilities for riding, walking, fishing and golf.
Exeter, approximately 20 miles away, is the most
thriving city in the South West. The city offers a wealth of cultural activities with the theatre, the museum, arts centre and a variety of good shopping, including John Lewis, Waitrose and
restaurants. Many primary and secondary schools can be found in Exeter including Exeter School and The Maynard School, whilst Exeter University
is recognised as one of the best in the country.
The historic naval port of Plymouth is 25 miles
away and offers extensive cultural, recreational and educational facilities including three theatres, Drakes Circus shopping centre, many sporting facilities and a fine university. The Barbican area has retail art galleries, numerous bars and eating places including Tanners and The Barbican Kitchen and the River Cottage Canteen at Royal William Yard.
Communications are excellent with links to the M5 at Exeter and the A30. There are regular rail services to London from Newton Abbot and Exeter St Davids, taking as little as 2 hours. Exeter
International Airport provides an ever increasing
number of domestic and international flights, including two flights a day to London City Airport.
Whistley Hall is approached off the road, through
arched wooden gates leading to a part gravelled and cobbled courtyard in front of the property, with parking for two cars. The Coach House lies off the courtyard and a utility/laundry room accessed separately. To the side of the property and accessed from the garden room is a pretty walled garden with flowering shrubs and a private patio. There is also a water feature with a gothic style mirror.
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