Lying on the outskirts of the popular parish of Staverton which is equidistant from both Dartington and Totnes, is Barkingdon Manor. This most charming property is within close proximity to the A38 Devon Expressway with its connections to the main cities of Plymouth and Exeter and the M5 motorway network beyond. The closest mainline railway station is Totnes which has direct links to London Paddington, reachable in well under 3 hours.
The South Devon Railway Company operates a delightful steam train which has a station in Staverton, located next to the River Dart which runs through the village. There is a popular public house, The Sea Trout Inn and a village church. The well regarded Landscove Primary School and St Christopher's Prep School for 2-11 year olds are only a short drive away and it is just a short stroll, across the fields opposite the house, to the Landscove village pub, the Live and Let Live Inn, and from there to Landscove Church and Hill House nursery which has a tea room.DESCRIPTION
There having been a property at Barkingdon since the Domesday Book. The current house, which remains unlisted, has features which date the house back to the Georgian and Victorian eras. The accommodation is shown on the enclosed particulars and whilst the house extends to over 4,700 ft in total, it does not feel overly large, due greatly to the spacious rooms and tall ceilings.ACCOMMODATION
Barkingdon Manor is approached over a sweeping gravel drive with lawn to the sides of which is the main entrance, a granite pillared porch giving onto a large central hall and a secondary entrance via a French door directly into the large kitchen/breakfast room. The main entrance from the porch is into a large central hall with stripped timber flooring and an easy rising oak staircase to the first floor. There is a ground floor cloakroom and stairs lead down to the cellar. The cellar has an old flagstone floor with original meat hanging hooks in the ceiling - ideal for use as a wine cellar.
A further door leads to the main dining room/playroom which has a bay window in the southerly elevation with views over the walled garden and a glazed door to the terrace. This elegant room has tall ceilings with original cornicing and an impressive marble fire surround with tiled inset hearth. Also off the central hall is the double aspect drawing room, again with French doors leading to the main terrace and a window overlooking the side walled garden. Here there is another large marble surround open fireplace with tiled insets and hearth. Again off the central hall is the large study/office with parquet flooring, two windows overlooking the side walled garden and built in bookcases.
From the central hall is a further hallway with a second door to the study and two doors to the kitchen/family room which has a Shaker style range of wall and base units with a feature AGA, built in electric double oven, hob and plumbing for a dishwasher. This room is very bright, with two large windows and a glazed door all overlooking the front garden and driveway. The hallway has doors to the boiler room/boot room and the pantry/utility room which has space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. The pantry has original slate counter-tops and meat hanging hooks set into the ceiling. At the end of the hallway is a door to a rear tiled entrance lobby which leads onto the back yard and stone outbuildings.
On the first floor there is a spacious main landing. Off of which are the master bedroom and ensuite shower room, bedroom two with an ensuite bathroom, a further bedroom and a rear landing leading to three more bedrooms, the family Bathroom and another ensuite.
The double aspect master bedroom has windows looking out over the walled garden to the south and the front garden to the east, a marble fireplace with cast iron inset marble hearth and a built in wardrobe. A door leads to the ensuite shower room with wooden effect flooring, double shower with drencher shower head and a second door which leads directly onto the main landing, but can remain locked off.
The second bedroom is a very large room with southerly and westerly views with an ensuite bathroom with bath and separate double shower. The third bedroom has a dressing area with a built in wardrobe leading via an archway to the bedroom which has a fireplace with marble surround and cast iron inset and another built in wardrobe. This bedroom can be accessed from either the main landing or from the rear landing.
From the main landing there is a doorway to the rear landing and doors off to a further two bedrooms, family bathroom, and large cupboard. The family bathroom has a bath and a cast iron birds' nest fireplace with marble insets and timber surround. The fourth bedroom has a marble fireplace with cast iron inset and slate hearth and a window overlooking the side walled garden.
The fifth bedroom has a built in wardrobe and a chest of drawers with storage over, all in mahogany, and a window overlooking the front garden and driveway. There is an ensuite shower room.OUTSIDE
The walled gardens of Barkingdon Manor are a particular feature of the property, providing much sought after seclusion and privacy. Facing South and accessed from numerous doorways from the house is a raised terrace which in turn leads to a sheltered, terraced corner of the walled garden which also can be accessed from the dining room. There is outside lighting and power sockets and a gas barbecue.
The gardens are landscaped over several flat lawned areas and surrounded by a well maintained high stone wall. The lower level area of garden is perfect for croquet and the middle area is planted with herbaceous borders with azaleas, camellias and a pergola which screens off the Italian lily pond. The pergola, which supports many climbing plants, leads from the terrace through to the side walled garden which is mainly laid to lawn and features a cast iron fire pit. There are a number of mature parkland trees on the property. A door in the stone wall
leads out to the side towards the paddocks.SERVICES
Mains electric and water. Oil fired central heating. Private dainage. Council tax band F: South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234. E-mail: email@example.com.AGENT NOTE
Please note that the paddocks and land are available by separate negotiation.DIRECTIONS
From Totnes, follow the signs to Staverton and after passing over the railway line, take the second left hand turning signed 'light vehicles only, Hillcroft and Landscove' and continue on this road for over 1 mile. Continue on this road, passing over the speed bumps and take the first left turn signposted for Barkingdon. Continue until Barkingdon Cross and the entrance to the Manor is found through the stone gate posts, on the left hand side.
From the A38 a) Heading West towards Plymouth, take the Buckfastleigh turn off (after the two Ashburton turn offs) and head left for Totnes and Dartmouth or b) heading East towards Exeter, take the Buckfast turn off (the one after the Dean Prior and Buckfastleigh turn off) and turning right at the top of the slip road, cross the A38 and head for Totnes and Dartmouth.
Then: Almost immediately, pass the Dartbridge Inn on your left and after about half a mile, take the Landscove turning to the left up a steep, narrow lane also signposted for Hill House Nursery. At the top of the hill, turn right at the little triangle. Stay on that lane all the way. You will eventually pass the entrance to a small agricultural/business park on the right, then some converted barns and then you will come to two stone gateways on the right. Take the second gateway (without the cattle grid) into Barkingdon.LETTING
The property is available to let on a assured shorthold tenancy for 6 months plus, unfurnished or furnished and available 14th September 2020. RENT: £2750.00 pcm exclusive of all charges. Children/pets might be considered. Where the agreed let permits pets the rent will be £2887.00 pcm. DEPOSIT: £3173.00 Returnable at end of tenancy subject to any deductions (all deposits for a property let through Stags are held on their Client Account and administered in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme and Dispute Service). References required, viewings strictly through the agents.HOLDING DEPOSIT & TENANT FEES
This is to reserve a property. The Holding Deposit (equivalent of one weeks rent) will be withheld if any relevant person (including any guarantor(s) withdraw from the tenancy, fail a Right-to Rent check, provide materially significant false information, or fail to sign their tenancy agreement (and / or Deed of Guarantee) within 15 calendar days (or other Deadline for Agreement as mutually agreed in writing). For full details of all permitted Tenant Fees payable when renting a property through Stags please refer to the Scale of Tenant Fees available on Stags website, office or on request. For further clarification before arranging a viewing please contact the lettings office dealing with the property.TENANT PROTECTION
Stags is a member of the RICS Client Money Protection Scheme and also a member of The Property Redress Scheme. In addition, Stags is a member of ARLA Propertymark, RICS and Tenancy Deposit Scheme.