For Sale - Guide Price £1,500,000 - Higher Torr Cross , Torr - 5 Bedroom - 2 Reception - 3 Bathroom

Property Overview

Stunning 5 bedroom detached barn conversion | Edge of village location | One acre of grounds - further land by separate negotiation | Swimming Pool | Ground source heat pump and photovoltaic panels with feed-in tariff | Potential for multi-generational living

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DESCRIPTION Converted by the current owner in 2007, this spacious detached barn conversion offers flexible accommodation in grounds of circa one acre on the edge of the village of Yealmpton. The property enjoys a quiet semi-rural location offering a high degree of privacy and seclusion and the versatile layout could be adapted for multi-generational living by creating a ground floor annexe for a family member or even dividing the property into two dwellings (subject to any necessary consents).

The spacious accommodation of over 3750 sq ft (348 sqm) was designed to create a truly individual character home. Details such as slate window sills, bespoke oak joinery, exposed roof trusses, vaulted ceilings, woodburner and plentiful window openings help to create a comfortable country home. Many of the velux windows are electrically operated including blinds and rain sensors for automatic closing. To help with energy efficiency, the barn enjoys under floor heating throughout, via a ground source heat pump and photovoltaic panels which produce an income via a feed-in-tariff. A back-up generator is ready to assist with a rare electrical supply outage.

In brief, the accommodation comprises 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (master and downstairs guest bedrooms are ensuite), 3 reception rooms, open plan kitchen/diner/family room, utility room, workshop, walk-in cold refrigerated cold store, 2 downstairs WC. The grounds of circa one acre include; a double garage with inspection pit, driveway, orchard, extensive fruit and vegetable garden, storage shed, summerhouse, Mediterranean themed walled garden with vinery and heated swimming pool (with retractable cover and changing room/shower/WC).

ACCOMMODATION The front entrance opens to :

A central hallway with oak staircase to the first floor, slate floor and double height window. Cloakroom with WC and basin. Doors to the East and West wings of the house.

The East wing of the property could be adapted to create a self contained annexe if desired (subject to any necessary consents). A door opens from the entrance hall to a large dining room, which could be used as a sitting room if desired and features a woodburner, ceramic tiled floor, fitted book shelves and French windows to the rear garden. A door opens from the dining room to an internal hall with a door to a ground floor double bedroom with ensuite shower room and a door to an internal workshop. The workshop has an external entrance door and could easily be reconfigured to be a kitchen, craft room or any other use desired.

From the entrance hall a door leads to the West wing of the house which features the kitchen/dining/family room. This double aspect room has windows to the front and rear, an engineered oak floor, with Marmoleum flooring from the kitchen area. The fitted kitchen is bespoke to the property, made of solid wood providing a range of cupboards, drawers and a dresser with worktops in granite and solid wood. Electric Aga with two ovens and hot plates. To the far end is an Italian enamelled log-burner providing a cosy focal point on a winter’s evening. Patio doors open to the rear garden.

From the kitchen a door opens to the utility room with travertine floor, walk-in-refridgerated store, separate WC with basin and rear porch/boot room with external door to the rear garden.

From the first floor landing, doors open to the four bedrooms (three doubles and a single which could also be used as a study), family bathroom and sitting room. A large walk in airing cupboard with shelves and back up electric hot water system is situated on the landing. The master bedroom is situated at the West end of the house and features a Juliette balcony overlooking the garden and velux windows to two sides. The ensuite bathroom features a contemporary stained glass window, double shower, his and hers basins set on a vanity unit, WC, bidet and built in cupboard. A single bedroom is also found on the West wing of the property with built in cupboard. An external door leads to an external metal staircase down to the parking area below from the landing.

On the East side of the landing are two double bedrooms, a family bathroom and the sitting room. The spacious sitting room situated at the end of the property, has a Juliette balcony overlooking the neighbouring countryside and a vaulted ceiling with exposed wooden A-frames and velux windows. If desired the new owner could convert this to a bedroom to include an ensuite shower room (drainage point under floor). Two double bedrooms with partially exposed A frames, vaulted ceilings with velux windows and oak floors are also found on the East wing of the building. The family bathroom which features an antique free-standing bath, double shower, WC and basin with vanity unit completes the first floor.

SITUATION Situated on the Southern edge of the popular village of Yealmpton, in the South Hams Area of Natural Beauty, the property enjoys a quite semi-rural setting offering a high degree or privacy and seclusion.

Yealmpton is ideally situated for commuting to Plymouth, the city centre being only seven miles away. Within the village there are health care facilities such as a GP health centre, dentist, optician and podiatrist, shops such as a Post Office, general store, Ben’s Farm Shop, hairdressers, garage and filling station with Londis convenience store, café, two public houses and a Chinese restaurant/take away. Yealmpton Primary School is a short walk and the village is in the catchment for Ivybridge Community College for which there is transport provided (both schools rated ‘Good’). The village boasts an active community with a wide range of social and sporting clubs and societies.

Surrounded by the beautiful South Hams countryside, with many walks along the River Yealm and beyond, Yealmpton has a rural feel. The yachting haven of Newton Ferrers (mooring rights within Yealm Harbour for Yealmpton residents) is within a short drive, while many of the sandy coves and beaches of the beautiful South Devon coastline are within easy reach, as are golf courses and the Dartmoor National Park. Plymouth itself is an historic and vibrant waterside city, well provided with colleges, grammar and public schools, a modern university, the Peninsula Medical School, Theatre Royal and cinemas, large department stores, cafés, bistros and restaurants. The leisure facilities are outstanding with superb water-sports in and around Plymouth Sound and the Plymouth Life Centre.

OUTSIDE To the rear of the property is a cottage style garden with well stocked borders, a sandstone courtyard and summerhouse featuring a living Sedum green roof. A perfect spot for al-fresco dining with doors opening from the dining room and kitchen/family/living room.

Double gates open to the orchard with mature apple trees beyond which lies the vegetable garden which has many raised beds, large wooden shed to store garden tools, two large greenhouses and fruit cage.

From here a gate opens into the former walled kitchen garden which provides a sheltered and private space to enjoy the swimming pool that can be heated via the ground source heat pump and boasts a retractable telescopic cover to allow use through the year. With old brick walls to all 4 sides the walled garden features raise beds with a Mediterranean theme, a millstone fountain and a vinery with Strawberry Grape Vine. Adjacent to the walled garden and garage is the changing room for the swimming pool which features a WC and shower.

Beyond the vegetable garden lies a small meadow with a wildlife pond, fruit trees (damson, apple and plum), wooden shed and a few ruined walls from a former dwelling. A vehicular sized gate opens to the lane.

DOUBLE GARAGE Double Garage with wooden doors, inspection pit and light.

OUTBUILDINGS Generator ‘shed’ – a small stone barn with slate roof.

Engine Shed / Plant Room: containing equipment relating to; ground source heat pump, solar panels (photovoltaic and solar hot water) and water softening system.

SERVICES Shared private water supply and drainage.

Mains electricity.

Photovoltaic panels with feed-in tariff.

Ground source heat pump provides underfloor central heating with back up electric boiler system.

Solar hot water system with electric pressurised hot water cylinder.

Back up generator to provide electricity if required.

Centralised vacuum cleaning system with access points across the house and collection point inside near the rear porch.

TENURE Freehold.

COUNCIL TAX Band G. South Hams District Council.

VIEIWING Strictly by appointment with Luscombe Maye. Tel. 01752 880044. Email:

DIRECTIONS What 3 Words: diamonds.shuffles.village.

From the Yealmpton office proceed down Ford Hill and across the river. On reaching the edge of the village take the lane on the left opposite Hillside Drive. Proceed down the lane and around the right hand bend. The entrance to the property can be found on the right just before the cross roads.

LETTINGS Luscombe Maye also offers an Award Winning Lettings service. If you are considering Letting your own property, or a buy to let purchase, please contact Andrew or Ross on 01752 393330 or to discuss our range of bespoke services.

Spacious 5 bedroom detached barn conversionCirca one acre of grounds
Quiet location on edge of South Hams village with amenitiesGround source heat pump and photovoltaic panels with feed-in tariff
Versatile accommodation could suit multi-generational familyDouble garage with inspection pit and ample off road parking
Outdoor swimming pool (heated with retractable cover)Option to purchase field near by
Mediterranean themed walled garden, extensive fruit and vegetable garden and orchardOver 3700 ft of accommodation

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