Broadhempston, Totnes

£1,250,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
A stunning Grade II Listed edge of village Regency house with a detached Coach House and breathtaking views over the countryside towards Dartmoor. EPC F

SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION

Sneydhurst is located in the pretty village of Broadhempston which has a village hall, community shop with post office, primary school, playing fields, church and two well-regarded public houses. It is a pleasant country village situated approximately 5 miles from Totnes and 6 miles from Newton Abbot.

Sneydhurst whilst built in 1850, has been designed in the Regency style. The large drawing room extension to the righthand side was added in 1938. This superb country house has been in the vendor s ownership since 1987 and offers an exceptional opportunity to purchase a beautiful property on the edge of a much sought after village.

ACCOMMODATION

This Grade II listed house retains much sought after character, with Regency style features throughout. The bright entrance hall leads through to the reception rooms, running the full width of the house with the two original rooms containing large sash windows and working shutters. The ceiling heights of the reception rooms are tall, yet the rooms do not feel overly large. The sitting room has a beautiful Ashburton marble fireplace with a working fire, and a glazed door through to the conservatory, which has a large sash window giving views over the lower garden towards Dartmoor.

The dining room has a working fire with an Ashburton marble fireplace and door into the drawing room/music room. This magnificent 32ft long room has a working fire, a large sash window and a glazed exterior door to the veranda. The kitchen enjoys views over the upper garden, it has an oil-fired Rayburn, a door down to the cellar and a door into the larder. The laundry/boiler room has a door to the outside and to a WC.

Upstairs the accommodation is on two levels, the first level providing access to bedroom 5, a family bathroom and shower room. From the main landing a short flight of steps leads to the two large main bedrooms, both with stunning South Westerly views towards Dartmoor. The spacious landing between these two main rooms could be used as a study area. Above the music room/drawing room is the guest wing, which provides a further two double bedrooms. The larger of the two bedrooms has far-reaching views towards Dartmoor. Guest bathroom.

The stairs from the kitchen lead down into the cellar which comprises three rooms, one with a well. These rooms are used for storing logs and garden furniture. There is also a wine cellar with numerous brick-built wine bins with slate tops. There is a door into the garden at one end.

GARDEN & GROUNDS

The grounds, which extend to about 2.79 acres, surround the property and are divided into a number of well-landscaped and lawned areas of garden. Various York stone paths lead around the lower and middle sections of garden, passing a tall Japanese Cedar, and continuing into the orchard paddock. Beyond the lower area of garden is the detached stone Coach House, which has its own vehicular access from the Broadhempston village road. The vendors re-roofed the Coach House in the 1990s and, subject to the relevant consents, it has significant potential to be converted into a holiday cottage, additional accommodation, offices or a gymnasium.

There is a pedestrian gate beyond the Coach House and a gate leading off the Broadhempston road, to provide vehicular access into the orchard/paddock, which is well-fenced on its periphery. To the lower area are a number of mature apple trees and a row of sycamore trees with two turkey oaks. The paddock wraps around the upper area of garden and re-joins the upper garden by a magnificent lime tree. There are two single garage buildings and a substantial parking and turning area, which is ample for many vehicles. A path leads around to the back door, where there is a granite trough with an old water pump, dated 1850.

LOT 2

The purchaser of Sneydhurst has the option to purchase Lot 2, which is a gently sloping pasture field of about 3.19 acres and accessed from the gateway across the road from Sneydhurst. This area of land is for sale attracting offers in excess of £50,000.

SERVICES

Oil-fired central heating. Mains electricity. Septic tank drainage, mains water for the house.

DIRECTIONS

Approaching Broadhempston from the A384 and Staverton, continue through Staverton and at the entrance to the village at Vicarage Cross, turn left and follow the hill down towards the centre of the village, Sneydhurst is the second property on the right, with a private drive leading to the side of the property.

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