South Brent

£1,500,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
A most splendid and imposing Victorian home, set in approximately 2.5 acres of gardens and grounds, together with a 3 bedroom farmhouse. A fine example of a most gracious period property, 4 generously proportioned reception rooms, large kitchen/diner, 6 bedrooms, master ensuite, attached 3-bedroom Farmhouse, superb gardens and grounds, swimming pool, stunning open countryside views

SITUATION

Leigh Grange is set in an elevated position with super views over the surrounding countryside and valley. It lies just a short distance from South Brent, on the southern edge of Dartmoor National Park.

The popular village of South Brent is approximately 1 mile distant and has a wide range of local shops and amenities including a health centre, dental surgery, primary school, three churches and two public houses. Secondary education can be found in the nearby towns of Ivybridge, Totnes and Ashburton. The medieval market town of Totnes with its wider range of shops, amenities and main line rail station, is approximately 8 miles away and the A38 offers speedy access to Plymouth and the cathedral city and county town of Exeter, with its international airport.

LEIGH GRANGE

This stunning Victorian (un-listed) property is approached at the end of a shared, sweeping gravel drive. The house enjoys an impressive entrance hall, with tall ceiling heights and original tiled floor Sitting room with fireplace and marble surround and inset woodburner. Bay window which affords much natural light to flood into this delightful room and has far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. Drawing room with fireplace and marble surround, slate hearth and inset woodburner. Morning room/study.

Staircase leading down to the cellar. Ground floor WC and door to the kitchen with ample natural light, inset spotlights, flagstone floor throughout the kitchen and the dining area. The kitchen has a central island unit with wooden worktop and breakfast bar. Dining room with space for dining table dresser display cabinets. Original feature Range. Solid wooden door back to the rear entrance lobby. Utility room with freezer storage space and plumbing for washing machine. Stone flooring and large sink and external door.

Stairs rise from the main entrance hallway to the main bedroom with splendid views over the surrounding countryside. En suite with walk in shower. There are a further 4 bedrooms and a family bathroom. Stairs lead down to bedroom 6/playroom with rear staircase leading to the ground floor utility. This area could be separated from the main house if required to create a self-contained letting unit/extended family living accommodation if required.

THE FARMHOUSE

Located to the rear of Leigh Grange is the Farmhouse (un-listed). Kitchen/breakfast room with slate floor and underfloor heating. Sandyford oil fired Range cooker with a variety of wall and base units with glass fronted display cupboards. Utility room and Ground floor WC. Main sitting area with solid wooden floor. This room has a wealth of charm and character with exposed beams, exposed stonework and alcove/shelving. Chimney breast with exposed granite and wooden mantel over. Two sets of double doors opening to the terrace gravelled area, ideal for use as a dining room and sitting room. Curved newel stone steps leading to the first floor with Velux window and vaulted ceiling.

Door to the main bedroom with vaulted ceiling, feature fireplace and slate hearth. En suite shower with large shower enclosure. There are a further two bedrooms and a Jack & Jill bathroom.

GARDEN & GROUNDS

The property is accessed via a driveway leading to the main formal entrance with parking for Leigh Grange. To the right is vehicular access for the neighbouring property over the driveway to their own designated parking area.

There are a number of areas to the garden, with a number of mature rhododendrons and a natural stream which leads to the wildlife pond with a central island. The lawn stretches round to the front of the property, where there are some spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. There is a secluded heated swimming pool and a Summerhouse overlooking the level lawn area, ideal for croquet or tennis and surrounded by mature trees and planting. A formal orchard area includes a variety of trees including apples, plums, damsons and pear.

SERVICES

Mains water, electricity, oil fired central heating and septic tank. The Farmhouse benefits from oil fired underfloor heating.

DIRECTIONS

SatNav directions often locate to a neighbouring farm. If you start from Totnes head towards Dartington and at Marley Head, continue straight over and follow this road for about a mile. At the cross roads turn left and then take the second left. Follow this lane for a few hundred yards and Leigh Grange is the second driveway on the right.

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