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Colston Road, Buckfastleigh
Guide price £950,000 | 5 bedrooms | 3.0 acres

Property features

• An interesting mix of architectural design
• 2/3 Reception rooms
• A large open plan kitchen/family room
• 4/5 Bedrooms
• 4 Bathroom/shower rooms
• Detached studio/open plan annex with its own kitchen and bathroom
• A number of additional large detached outbuildings

Koo Yong is located in a quite lane, in-between Dartington and Buckfastleigh. Both villages have excellent facilities with the historic town of Totnes a short distance away. The town has a wide range of good local schools, shopping facilities and the main line rail link to London Paddington.

This unusually designed 1960's property has been greatly enhanced and extended over time. The exposed stone and, in some places, gothic influences, enhance the aesthetical appeal of the property. The house benefits from several large reception rooms with windows overlooking its own private grounds of 3.43 acres. The name Koo Yong is named after an Aboriginal meaning of 'camp or resting place or haunt of the wild fowl' which was named by one of the former owners. The house is complimented by a recently converted studio/annex which is perfect for a separate home office, or for a self-contained unit of accommodation. There are a number of ancillary buildings, which could be developed further to provide additional accommodation or for recreational spaces surrounding the level, formal area of garden beside the outdoor swimming pool.

The house is approached over a long sweeping tarmac drive, which leads around to the parking and turning area to the side of the property. An arched doorway leads under the veranda into the large, quarry tiled, reception area. Doorway through to a large utility room. The well-fitted kitchen/family room has a central island, plus an oil-fired Esse for central heating, hot water and cooking. To one end is the snug with large windows overlooking the patio, with glazed door through to the study with access via a patio door onto the east facing patio.

Main reception hall, with double doors, in a gothic style, onto the front porch with exposed stone and stained glass windows. Door to ground floor, fully tiled, family bathroom and a door into the large reception room with a timber floor and an impressive stone-faced chimney with a wood burner providing heat to all areas of the room. This substantial space is currently arranged to provide dining, further seating and music areas. Upstairs, the main bedrooms enjoys large dual facing windows with stunning views over the formal area of garden and to the countryside beyond, with en-suite shower room. There are a further 3 double bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room and one with a useful large area, which could become a 5th bedroom or separate study. Family shower room.

The house has been modernised over the last 5 years with new triple glazed windows, wooden floors, insultation and radiators.

Koo Yong benefits from 2 large detached outbuildings. The first was previously used for keeping pigs and has a number of small piggeries currently used for logs and wood storage. Up a flight of exposed stone steps is a first floor area, which is currently used for storage but has significant potential for incorporation into further accommodation or into an office or games use, for example.

The secondary building is a large barn with 2 pillars allowing for significant storage as a 3-bay open-fronted garage, for example. Adjoining the garage is a recently converted studio annex, which has a full tiled floor and a fully equipped kitchen and door to an en-suite shower room. This was designed for the vendor's parents to occupy but more recently used as a separate working space. The building has a separate boiler and a wood burning stove coupled with electric heaters for heat. To one side, a number of patio doors open out onto the veranda with steps down to the patio surrounding the outdoor swimming pool. To one side is the pergola with a number of wisteria growing over and a low stone wall providing views down the valley towards the river.

The gardens and grounds of Koo Yong have significant potential to be further improved and to still enjoy the peace and tranquillity. The formal area of level garden is located to the eastern side of the house with a number of mature trees with steps down to the swimming pool area. It is clear to see that the swimming pool requires replacement. From here there is a walk leading from the back of the swimming pool patio around to the entrance drive. The paddock of 1.5 acres is accessed from a 5-bar timber gate off the private drive or from the side of the house past the former vegetable and fruit areas. The paddock has a number of trees planted within and has been left to rewild in order to allow further wildlife onto the property.

The property has mains electricity, oil-fired central heating to the house and electric heating to the annex, private spring water to the properties with solar panels on the roof of the barn, an electric car charging point, a recently replaced sewage treatment plant for drainage.

Strictly by prior appointment with Stags on 01803 865454.

South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234. E-mail:

On the A384 leaving Dartington towards Buckfastleigh and immediately after the Steiner School turn left, signposted Velwell and Luscombe, continuing up the hill and follow this road for approximately 1.5 miles and Koo Yong is found on the right, through it's own private gates.

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