Harbertonford, Totnes

£1,250,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 8
A spacious detached country house with an annexe, indoor swimming pool and spectacular southerly and westerly views. This fantastic detached country property enjoys significant accommodation of some 7000 sq ft, which has the ability to be occupied as one or in two, with a separate annexe part. The property sits proudly on a hill with spectacular southerly views over the village and wonderful sunsets to the west over Dartmoor.

SITUATION

Harbertonford is a pretty and unspoilt village situated on the banks of the river Harbourne, which follows through Harbertonford into Bow Creek and onward towards Dartmouth.

The village offers a primary school, a church, a village hall and a store/Post Office. The town of Totnes on the River Dart is approximately 3 miles away, being a popular medieval market town with narrow streets and a Norman castle. The town has a creative spirit, as characterised by its unique range of shops and cafes.

Totnes has both primary and secondary schools, supermarket and is approximately 7 miles away from the junction to the A38/Devon Expressway, allowing for speedy access to Plymouth and the Cathedral city of Exeter with its international airport. Totnes also has a mainline railway link to London Paddington.

DESCRIPTION

Maryland House is a fantastic detached country property with significant accommodation of some 7000 sq ft, which has the ability to be occupied as one or in two, with a separate annexe part. The property sits proudly on a hill with spectacular southerly views over the village and wonderful sunsets to the west over Dartmoor.

ACCOMMODATION

The house is approached over a tree-lined tarmac drive leading to a brick paved area in front of the house; providing parking for at least four vehicles. The main entrance, up a few steps into a large lobby area with limestone-flagged flooring and doors to a boot room and cloakroom. The impressive staircase hall incorporates a library area with open (gas) fire and stairs rising to the upper floor. Doors off lead to the reception rooms. The sitting room has a corner bay with window seats overlooking the gardens. Sliding doors link this to the drawing room. Both rooms have open (gas) fires and doors connecting to the southerly garden room.

From the main hall a passage leads round to the kitchen wing with a utility room and a fantastic open plan kitchen/breakfast room with a range of base and high-level units. Gas Rangemaster with 5 burner hob, granite topped island unit. Breakfast /dining area has a wood burning stove with raised slate hearth, sliding doors to the southerly terrace and a door into the large sunroom. From here there are spectacular views over the garden. The sunroom extends the width of the original house and links to all principle rooms, with wide sliding doors onto the terrace and windows to get sun all day.

The indoor swimming pool is situated from a door near the kitchen, with changing area/shower and glass sliding doors to the pool. A further passage from the main hall gives access to an inner office/store, stairs to the basement office/games room/store and to the annexe area. The main stairs rise to the first storey.

The main landing is bright and airy, with doors to principle bedrooms and a link to additional rooms/annexe area. The principle bedroom includes a bay window, overlooking the garden and country beyond, with access to its own balcony. Large en suite bath/shower room and extensive fitted wardrobe. Bedroom 2 has an en suite shower/wc and the two further bedrooms off the main landing share a modern and well-fitted family shower room/wc. The landing extends through a door off the stairs and provides access to a further bedroom, wc and separate modern bathroom, which can be used with the main house area or the annexe. The turret stairs rise to a further west-facing double bedroom and to a playroom/child's bedroom and large boarded loft store.

The large basement office/games room has its own glazed doors and external steps to outside.

ANNEXE

The annexe area, which can be accessed separately from its own front door or a number of internal access points from the main house, has been used by extended family members for 25 years but can provide an excellent letting wing. The kitchen/sitting room is all on the ground floor with a wood burner, range of moveable kitchen units and a further rangemaster cooker. Stairs rise in a glazed enclosure to the first storey, with access to the upper, westerly, decked area/private side garden and to the annexe sitting room. Off this room are two further bedrooms and a modern shower/wc. The whole links back to the main landing and turret rooms.

GARDENS & GROUNDS

The grounds of Maryland House extend to about 3 acres, including numerous landscaped areas to sit and enjoy the fabulous views. The large south facing paved terrace includes an area of level lawn, a summerhouse, and attractive store. A greenhouse is close by. Steps down to an enclosed tennis court. Further steps to the herb garden, with raised beds, and through to the main grassed terraces with two substantial timber stores. An unusual feature is a large former lake with two islands, the larger being linked to the garden with a stone - arched bridge. The gardens have an abundance of trees and shrubs including a magnificent Magnolia Grandiflora close to the house and ranges of rhododendrons, azaleas, a sweep of copper beech trees and a feature stand of conifers. To the lower area of the garden is a paddock area, accessed from the garden and also from a second drive from the lane via 5 bar gate and large, hardened parking/service area. On the terrace above the paddock is an old stable (previously used by an owner s pony), productive vegetable area with polytunnel frame and cutting flower garden.

OUTBUILDINGS & PARKING

In addition to those mentioned, there is a detached slated and rendered two storey workshop/store and open implement shed. This is approached over paths from the garden and from the entrance drive. The area in front of the house provides parking but there is also a further gravelled parking area for three vehicles off the main drive and the hardened area by the lower access affords space for many more cars or other trailers/vehicles.

SERVICES

Mains water, electricity and gas. Shared private drainage. Good broadband speeds. An internal telephone hub provides linkage to most of the building and there are, at present two active BT lines.

DIRECTIONS

From Totnes proceed towards Harbertonford, take the left at Nkuku and follow this lane to the brow of the hill, where stone gate pillars indicate the beginning of Maryland House drive. Proceed down the drive to the brick paved area of the main house.

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