5 bedroom semi-detached house for saleMapstone Hill, Lustleigh, Newton Abbot, Devon
- Sought-after Dartmoor location
- Recently renovated holiday cottage
- Historical features
Uphill is a substantial Grade I Listed five bedroom character home with flexible living accommodation which could be easily arranged to suit the needs of any potential purchaser. The house was originally part of the old 14th century Manor House, which was divided in the 1950s, with later Victorian additions and a modern extension. Uphill has retained many of its original period features including a spectacular beamed ceiling within the Solar sitting room which dates back to the early 14th century. Preserved examples of these timber frames are so rarely found that the renowned scholar Nikolaus Pevsner mentioned Uphill in his ‘The Buildings of England’ series.
Located on the upper ground floor is the kitchen/breakfast/dining room which has been extended by the current owners to create a flexible living space. The kitchen has an electric Everhot Range cooker and a double Butler sink, whilst a wood burner creates an attractive focal point within the dining room. The main reception room within the house is the large ‘Solar’ sitting room. The Solar was the room in many English and French medieval manor houses, generally situated on an upper storey, designed as the family’s private living and sleeping quarters. At Uphill, this room has been beautifully preserved, with striking beams within the high vaulted ceiling, a wood burner upon a slate plinth and Gothic windows. A spacious master bedroom with an en suite shower room, plus a separate cloakroom, complete this floor.
A staircase leads down to the Lower Ground floor which has attractive original flagstone flooring. This floor also has a separate entrance leading outside, providing the potential to create an annexe which could be used for additional family members or to provide an income. On this floor is a sitting room with beams, parquet flooring and a Wood Warm wood burner; a double bedroom with an en suite wet room; a spacious kitchen/utility room with a double Butler sink and an inglenook fireplace with a wood burner and bread oven. There is also a store room and a cloakroom on the lower ground floor.
On the first floor, Uphill has three further bedrooms. The office/bedroom 5 has a Juliet balcony with lovely views of the gardens, whilst bedroom 4 has a mezzanine level and attractive, exposed beams. These bedrooms are served by an adjacent family bathroom.
The Coach House:
The Grade II Listed Coach House has recently been converted by the current owners to create a fantastic holiday cottage which provides excellent income potential. The ground floor of the Coach House provides ample storage space, comprising a large log store, a separate store and a workshop. A set of stairs leads to the first floor and the wonderful open plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen, with a high vaulted ceiling and exposed stone walls. The stylish kitchen is well-equipped with an induction hob, electric oven, a breakfast bar and a double Butler sink. There are two double bedrooms, one at either end of the Coach House, both with an en suite bathroom or shower room.
Uphill is located in the centre of the popular Dartmoor village of Lustleigh. Lustleigh is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque and unspoilt villages in Devon and sits in the beautiful Wrey valley within the Dartmoor National Park. The village has a thriving community centred around the Parish church, Methodist chapel, village shop with Post Office, the Cleave Public house and the Village Hall next to the village orchard. There is an active village cricket team who play on a most attractive pitch adjacent to the Cleave Pub. Local primary schools can be found in Ilsington, Moretonhampstead and Bovey Tracey, whilst the renowned independent Stover School is just 7 miles away.
Due to its positioning within the Dartmoor National Park, there is the potential for riding and walking directly from the property. Dartmoor National Park covers an area of 368 square miles and features hills, valleys, granite tors and rivers, providing a dazzling backdrop to a range of outdoor activities.
Exeter, approximately 15 miles away is the most thriving city in the South West, offering a wide choice of cultural activities with the theatre, the museum, arts centre and a wealth of good shopping, including John Lewis, and an ever expanding number of restaurants. There is also a Waitrose supermarket in the city. Many primary and secondary schools can be found in Exeter including Exeter School and The Maynard; whilst Exeter University is recognised as one of the best universities in the country.
Uphill is approached by a driveway which provides parking for a number of vehicles. Uphill has a large, south-facing walled garden which gently slopes up the hill, with a number of level, terraced areas. Wonderful views of the surrounding Dartmoor countryside can be enjoyed from the end of the garden. There is a wide variety of attractive planting, with fauna including laurel hedging, camellias, apple trees, fig trees and cherry trees. A good level of privacy is provided by a 17th century high granite wall which surrounds the garden. A gravelled area, adjacent to the French doors which lead out from the kitchen/breakfast room, creates the ideal space for al fresco dining and entertaining.
A large Grade II Listed Tithe Barn is situated opposite the Coach House, providing ample storage space. This barn has also been used to provide additional parking for vehicles.
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