6 bedroom detached house for saleIvybridge, Devon
Withdrawn from Market
- About 8164 sq ft
- 31' Drawing Room
- 25' Bespoke Kitchen
- 25' Dining Room
- 6 Bedrooms (2 ensuite),
- Garage and Outbuildings
- About 1.5 acre Level Lawns
- Long Gated Driveway
- Short walk to amenities
- Grade II Listed
LOCATION Only a short walk from the town amenities, the property is approached over a private entrance drive and discreetly located within established gardens. The open space of the Dartmoor National Park with its boundless leisure opportunities lies only a short walk away.
The amenities of Ivybridge are numerous including a thriving shopping area, well equipped and modern leisure centre, community college of excellent repute and rated "outstanding" by Ofsted and numerous other facilities including a mainline railway station (Plymouth to London Paddington 3 hours). The A38 provides easy access to all parts of the region and the beautiful South Devon coastline is within a short drive. The vibrant cities of Plymouth and Exeter are both within easy commuting distance. The A38 connects with the M5 at Exeter and the city also has an airport with national and international flights.
DESCRIPTION Stowford Manor comprises the significant portion of a large grade 2 listed villa. This historic property was originally constructed in 1857 by John Allen, the owner of the neighbouring Stowford Mill. In our clients ownership for 8 years the property has been thoughtfully refurbished and modernised, with great care taken to retain and enhance the original period features, contemporary improvements have been made to provide a comfortable family house which exudes charm and character.
The belvedere tower is three storey with an entrance lobby opening into the grand reception hall, the staircase rising off has ornate balustrading and a large tripartite stained glass window depicting the knighting of Sir Francis Drake. The period features are numerous and include substantial cornices, ceiling roses, fireplaces and deep skirting boards.
The 25' bespoke kitchen has two tall windows with a south aspect overlooking the croquet lawn. The 31' dual aspect drawing room has a beautiful marble fireplace, large bay window and a fine south and west aspect over the gardens. The 25' dining room provides the perfect spot for formal dining and entertaining. On the lower ground floor there is extensive cellarage running under virtually the whole house.
At first floor level there are five bedrooms, two of which are ensuite together with a wonderful family bathroom with an exquisite freestanding copper bath as the centrepiece and marble tiled floor with underfloor heating. The third storey of the belvedere tower has a sixth bedroom.
OUTSIDE A pair of wrought iron, electronically controlled, gates with granite pillars opens onto a long (100 yards) and level private driveway in turn leading to the garage and outbuildings with large and level parking area beyond.
The gardens extend to about 1.5 acres, mainly level and include a tennis lawn and croquet lawn with an open south and west aspect over the wooded Erme River valley. The outbuildings have potential for alternative uses (subject to consent) extending to about 913 square feet and include two garages, a coach house and two stables.
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