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Dean Prior, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11
Guide price £840,000 | 4 bedrooms | 4.0 acres

Property features

• Located at the end of a long shared private drive
• Stunning 32ft vaulted sitting room
• Dining room, kitchen
• Four double bedrooms, two bathrooms
• Stunning formal and informal gardens
• Broadleaved woodland
• Tranquil location yet within easy access to the A38

A superb country house set in 4 acres of stunning grounds with far reaching rural views. Located at the end of a long shared private drive, stunning 32ft vaulted sitting room, dining room, kitchen, 4 beds, 2 baths, super formal and informal gardens broadleaved woodland, tranquil location yet within easy access to the A38. EPC Band D
Bigadon Cottage is situated within Dartmoor National Park and lies about 2 miles south west of the small market town of Buckfastleigh from which there is access onto the A38. Dartmoor National Park provides a wide array of recreational opportunities with fantastic walking in Hembury Woods, riding and cycling on the open moor and kayaking and fishing on the River Dart. A selection of individual shops, galleries and delis can be found in the nearby towns of Buckfastleigh, South Brent and Ashburton, and many of the regions finest beaches are within easy driving distance.

Bigadon Cottage is an attractive stone house located at the end of a long shared private driveway. The historic nature of the property and its stunning views will clearly attract buyers. The vendors have improved the accommodation whilst there still remains the opportunity for the new purchasers to put their own touch upon it,
On the eastern and southern elevations of the property, there are raised decked areas to sit and enjoy the far reaching views over the surrounding countryside, Above the roof line and in the lower section of the house is a working bell which still has its pully ropes inside.

From the stone paved patio from the western elevation through to entrance lobby. Kitchen with stripped wooden floor, range of handmade fitted kitchen units with a central island and fitted double Bosch oven and built in Siemens 4-ring electric hob, space and plumbing for an American style fridge/freezer. Door to the boiler cupboard with CCTV camera observation. An archway from the kitchen leads through to the large open plan dining room with a short flight of steps down to the drawing room. The dining room has a former fireplace with French doors onto the stone patio to the western elevation and from the kitchen, the door leads to a raised decked area on the eastern side for breakfast al fresco.
Steps lead down to the large drawing room with the stripped wooden pine flooring and woodburning stove. There is a rare Richard Hilson 2 second pendulum clock with its workings on display. This clock dates back to 1816 and is connected to a former Spanish ship's bell which was taken from the ship 'Estrella' when it was captured in 1807. At the far end of the drawing room, a door opens out onto an elevated decked area where there are stunning views.
From the drawing room, a flight of steps leads down to the lower ground level, large master bedroom with two doors to the outside enabling access to the inner walled lawn courtyard area. Door to dressing room and to en suite shower room with a large shower cubicle.

From the kitchen, a flight of steps rises to the first floor landing and bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and shower over. WC, bidet and wash hand basin. Built in cupboard housing the hot water tank. Single persons electric sauna included in the sale. Double bedroom 2 with far reaching views over the garden to the west. Double bedroom 3 with similar view to the west. At the far end of the landing is double bedroom 4 with westerly and southerly views.

Detached stone barn under a corrugated tin roof to the side of the cobbled parking area with brick quoins around the window and door openings which, subject to the required consents, could be converted to an annexe/gym or office accommodation.
The barn has original flagstone flooring and space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. The barn has a formerly working chimney and is currently used as a storage area and workshop. Derelict gardener's WC to one side.

A particular feature of the property are its extensive grounds which extend to just over 4 acres, with an acre of formal and informal garden areas and 3 acres of mature deciduous woodland. To the west of the house is the former walled garden which has the majority of the high Victorian granite stone wall intact. This creates a very private level area of lawn and has a number of apple trees with paths leading down to lower garden areas.
There is a stone storage barn which provides two separate areas of storage for garden machinery, In front of the store are a number of terraced areas which are laid to lawn providing vehicular access.
There is a concealed flight of stone steps which lead down to the lower garden area which has some magnificent mature Oak trees, Sycamore, Cherry, Fir trees and a Victorian fern grotto with pond and Gunnera. There is a stone circle and numerous sitting observation points to take in the most breathtaking views over the land beyond and towards the southern coastline.

From the lower area of garden and at the top of the lane, there are numerous access points into the woodland which has a number of paths leading into it for private walks. As you would expect, there is a large amount of wildlife present at Bigadon Cottage and it is very private and peaceful.

Oil fired boiler, mains electricity, woodburning stove, borehole for water supply.

Teignbridge District Council, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4XX. Tel: 01626 361101. E-mail:

Strictly by prior appointment with Stags Totnes property office on 01803 865454

Do not use the SatNav. From the A38 from Exeter to Totnes, turn off to Lower Dean and follow the Tourist Information signs for Pennywell Farm and Wildlife Centre. Follow the signs for Pennywell Farm and on the left, you will see a stone faced entrance with white stones on the top of the wall which is the start of the approx. 1 mile long drive which leads to the property. Continue down the drive and Bigadon Cottage will be on the right hand side. The drive leads to the private cobbled parking area to the side of the house.

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