The property is situated within the former stannary town of Ashburton. The town has a lively range of shopping facilities, with a range of independent shops offering vintage goods, antiques, a family-run ironmonger's, delicatessen, an artisan bakery, a fish deli and the renowned Ashburton Cookery School. The A38 dual carriageway, linking Exeter and Plymouth to the M5 motorway is within a short distance of the town and there are mainline railway stations to London Paddington at Newton Abbot and Totnes. First class educational facilities can be found nearby whilst Dartmoor National Park and the sandy beaches of Teignmouth and Torbay are only a short distance away.DESCRIPTION
A rare opportunity to purchase an important property of note located towards the upper end of East Street, one of the oldest roads within the historic South Dartmoor town of Ashburton. 76 East Street was formerly the original Ashburton Cookery School and is now guest accommodation for students attending courses at the facility nearby. The property was extended and improved from its origins as a farmhouse, to having a Georgian frontage and additional wing in 1705. Today it features solid rendered walls under a slate roof with the upper level of the rear elevation being slate hung. The property offers substantial accommodation of approx. 3,500 sq ft. arranged over 3 floors overlooking a delightful and surprisingly large garden. Available fully or part furnished.ACCOMMODATION
The front door leads to a spacious and welcoming hallway with plenty of space for shoes and coats. To the right is a study/snug with separate store room providing a useful space for those looking to work from home. Across the hallway is the cosy and charming sitting room with built in storage, exposed beam and imposing stone inglenook fireplace believed to have been dated to the eleventh century. To the rear of the property is the first of the ensuite bedrooms which overlooks the garden. This could be utilised as an additional reception room if required as it is next to the kitchen/dining room and has a feature fireplace. The ensuite has a shower, WC and wash hand basin. A separate hallway leads to the kitchen/dining room with exposed stone walling and door opening to a decked terrace. The recently installed kitchen features a range of floor and wall mounted units above and solid timber worktops and tiled surrounds and features an integrated Siemans electric oven, hob and dishwasher. There is space for an American style fridge/freezer as well as a good-sized breakfast table. The kitchen is supported by a partially tiled utility room with space and plumbing for washing and drying machines as well as WC and wash hand basin.
Stairs rise to the light and airy first floor landing where there are three ensuite double bedrooms. The master bedroom overlooks the rear garden and enjoys a wonderful outlook over the surrounding countryside as well as an Ashburton marble fireplace. An additional staircase rises to the converted roof space proving two further double bedrooms one with ensuite facilities and another having use of a shower room with WC and wash hand basin. The bedrooms are set in exposed roof timbers with skylights flooding the rooms with light. This floor could provide owners accommodation should the other bedrooms be let out or a great space for older children to enjoy.OUTSIDE
Accessed from Hares Lane via large timber gates is a paved courtyard providing parking for one vehicle and a pergola with productive vine which would make a perfect spot for alfresco dining. From here the large garden kitchen can be accessed via a set of French doors. This space could be converted to provide annexe accommodation, garage with workshop or home office (subject to necessary permissions). The building has power, light, plumbing and a WC. In addition to the garden kitchen is a separate summerhouse also with power and light and air conditioning. The room provides a beautiful outlook over the garden which would make it perfect as a studio for a budding artist. Next to the summerhouse is a smartly finished garden WC with wash hand basin and towel rail. A paved pathway leads to an area of lawn which is bordered by expose stone walling and is bordered by mature shrubs and trees offering privacy and a wealth of colour. The garden is surprisingly large and offers a tranquil oasis despite the property being situated within moments of the town centre.SERVICES
Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. Gas central heating. New boiler, new roof & chimney.LOCAL AUTHORITY
Teignbridge District Council, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4XX. Tel: 01626 361101. E-mail: email@example.com.
Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 9JQ. Tel: 01626 832093 Email:firstname.lastname@example.orgVIEWING
Strictly by prior appointment with Stags on 01803 865454.DIRECTIONS
Turn off the A38 signposted Ashburton B3352. Proceed along this road 0.5 miles where the property can be found on the left-hand side next to Hares Lane.