A 17th Century former farmhouse of exceptional character tucked away in the beautiful South Hams countryside just a couple of miles from the sea. Exceptional character throughout. 6 Bedrooms. Two spacious reception rooms. 31' Kitchen / Breakfast room. 23' Games room. Attached garage with store over. Over two acres of stream-bordered gardens. EPC Band: D
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION
The property is easily accessible to the A379 with Modbury only 2 miles away, whilst Kingsbridge and the A38 are within a ten minute drive. The coastal village of Bigbury on Sea is only some 4 miles away whilst Plymouth, with its rail, air and road links, is approximately 15 miles away. It is believed that the property dates from the 17th Century and that the house was rebuilt in the early 1800s. It has been further renovated and improved by the vendors and now affords spacious and beautifully-presented accommodation of character, ideal for large family use.
Externally, the house is set in some 2.3 acres of glorious stream-bordered gardens and woodland and the accommodation briefly comprises:-GROUND FLOOR
A door with glazed panel opens in to the ENTRANCE PORCH with window to front and oak flooring. Half-glazed double opening doors lead to the HALL from where the principal staircase rises to the first floor.
Doors lead off to the kitchen and the SITTING ROOM, a delightful room with parquet flooring, window to the front overlooking the front garden and feature stone fireplace fitted with wood burner and exposed timber lintel above.
Part-glazed double-opening doors open through to the rear sun room/games room whilst a further door leads to the SNUG/TV ROOM, again with window to the front and feature fireplace having rustic timber surround, slate hearth and fitted Villager wood burning stove. A door from here also leads to the rear sun room/games room.
The KITCHEN/DINING ROOM is a most spacious room, the kitchen having a window overlooking the front garden and well-fitted with a bespoke range of handmade Shaker-style units incorporating twin porcelain Shaws classic Belfast sinks with mixer taps set within a solid oak work surface with matching upstand and painted wood clad splash back. Oil-fired Aga with tiled surround, space for electric free-standing cooker, with extractor hood with light above. Integrated fridge and dishwasher. Hand crafted seat matching the kitchen units with storage under and high level storage shelving above. Door to walk-in larder with space for upright fridge/freezer and wall shelving. Travertine limestone flooring which also extends into the DINING AREA, a dual aspect room with built-in storage cupboard with fitted shelving and light and two sets of French-style doors which open out on to the REAR TERRACE.
At the rear of the property and accessed from all principal ground floor rooms is the 22' SUN ROOM/GAMES ROOM, a particularly bright and airy room with full length windows to the rear wall and a sloping ceiling with two Velux skylight windows.
A CLOAKROOM has a WC and corner hand wash basin with tiled splash back.
The UTILITY ROOM has a half-glazed UPVC stable-type door which leads to the rear garden. It also has a Belfast sink set in a rounded-edge work surface. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Oil-fired boiler (hot water and central heating). Travertine flooring. A secondary staircase rises to the first floor with cupboard under and a door leads to a SECOND CLOAKROOM with Belfast sink with tiled splash back and built-in storage cupboard under, WC and Travertine flooring.FIRST FLOOR
The LANDING has two windows to the rear with views across the gardens and surrounding countryside and two loft hatches. Deep airing cupboard with double opening doors, slatted shelving and hot water cylinder.
The MASTER BEDROOM is a dual aspect room with delightful views over the gardens and surrounding countryside. It has a built-in linen cupboard and corner vanity hand wash basin. It has a Jack and Jill EN-SUITE BATHROOM (accessed off the landing) and is superbly fitted with a bath with mixer taps and hand held shower attachment, corner shower cubicle with thermostatically-controlled shower, hand wash basin and WC. Part Travertine-tiled walls and limestone-tiled flooring with electric underfloor heating. Electric heated towel rail. Low-level LED lights operated by a motion sensor.
The FOUR FAMILY BEDROOMS are all generous doubles with a front-facing aspect and all, bar one, have hand wash basins and scope to create en-suite facilities (subject to plumbing availability etc). In addition, there is a smaller child's bedroom/study etc.
The FAMILY BATHROOM is extensively-tiled and superbly fitted with a bath with mixer taps, walk-in shower with rainfall shower head, hand wash basin with mixer taps and storage cupboard under and WC. Travertine-tiled floor with underfloor heating and part Travertine-tiled walls. Low-level LED lighting with motion sensor.OUTSIDE
A macadammed driveway curves down to the property with ample parking for numerous cars at the front and an archway with established climber and stone pathway leads to the front porch.
Attached to one side of the house is the GARAGE with electrically-operated roller doors and power/light connected. Side and rear pedestrian doors. Steps lead up to the back of the garage with door to ATTIC ROOM above the garage. A good-sized space with window to the side, sloping ceiling and ideal as a home office/study etc.
The front garden is laid to lawn with ornamental pond and mature planted trees whilst to the rear is a generous stone-paved south-facing TERRACE with seating area and timber pergola with established climbers.
Some steps lead up from the terrace to the rear garden which is also lawned for ease of maintenance and a vegetable plot bounded by a low willow hedge. TIMBER GARDEN SHED.
At the side of the property, the garden opens out in to an ORCHARD and beyond this is an area of woodland which is partly stream bordered and in total the property extends to around 2.4 Acres.SERVICES
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.LOCAL AUTHORITY & COUNCIL TAX
South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5LY. Tel: 01803 861234. Council Tax currently Band G.TENURE
At the request of the vendors, by appointment please though the sole agents, Stags (Kingsbridge office). Tel: 01548 853131.DIRECTIONS
From Kingsbridge, take the A379 towards Modbury and Plymouth. Proceed through Timbers roundabout at Aveton Gifford and, after a further 2 miles or so, turn left at Harraton Cross signed "Bigbury-On-Sea". Follow this road for approximately ¾ of a mile and turn left signed Cumery and then immediately right, also signed Cumery. Proceed down the concreted private lane passing a cream bungalow (Cumery Farm) on the left and at the end of the drive, pass the barns on your left and the entrance to Lower Cumery is over the cattle grid and to the left.