- Unique detached residence
- Stunning countryside and sea views
- Highly sought after village location close to the beach
- Wrap around gardens of approximately 1/3rd acre
- Dramatic entrance hall with galleried landing and floor to eaves windows
- Superb kitchen/diner with integrated appliances
- Lounge with woodburning stove
- Three bedrooms (2 en-suite) & separate family bathroom
- Green Credentials including solar thermal/air source heat pump/rainwater harvester
- High Speed Broadband
Property Description: LOCATION
Ringmore is an old smuggling village, well known for its old church and colour-washed cottages, not far from the cliff tops just around from Bigbury Bay. The beach at Ayrmer Cove is within walking distance. The very popular Journey's End Inn which is a 13th Century Free House serves locally sourced food and a wide range of real ales. Holywell Stores & Post Office situated at St Ann's Chapel is open 7 days a week and can provide all your daily grocery needs. Bigbury-on-Sea nearby is a very desirable coastal village in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Famous for its magnificent sandy beaches and glorious views over Burgh Island with the renowned Art Deco hotel and the historic Pilchard Inn. DESCRIPTION
Beyond the double timber gates from the village lane and over the sweeping driveway flanked on either side by mature hedging and stone walls, Elmsleigh sits proudly in the centre of a generous sized plot of approximately 1/3rd of an acre. Being in an ever so slightly elevated position the property commands impressive views over the wide expanse of countryside towards the coast and the sea.
Constructed to a high specification, the property stands of "Potton" Timber frame with Cedar cladding on a Yennadon stone base. This property has been designed with energy saving in mind and its Eco friendly credentials include solar thermal, air source heat pump and rainwater harvester. A combination of engineered oak and slate tiled flooring throughout benefits from underfloor heating.
The gardens wrap around the property and with terraces on every side, sun worshipers and shade lovers are all well catered for. The detached car port has power connected and the driveway provides ample parking and turning facilities.
Completed in 2013, Elmsleigh has been a much loved home ever since. ACCOMMODATION
Step through the front door into the dramatic entrance hall with its engineered oak staircase leading up to the galleried landing. Full length windows into the eaves allows the light to flood in. From here you flow naturally through into the double aspect reception room with its central wood burning stove set on a slate hearth and bi-fold doors leading out onto the decked terrace to the side of the house. Off the entrance hall lies the snug, an ideal TV or reading room or indeed a quiet workspace away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the house. Moving further on a guest bedroom with an en-suite shower room and patio doors leading out onto the rear terrace can be found with a separate cloakroom with access from the both the reception hall and externally to the rear garden. The beautifully appointed double aspect kitchen with its comprehensive range of dark oak coloured base units with soft close cupboards and drawers are set off beautifully by the contrasting composite stone worktops and splash backs. Integrated appliances include not one but two Neff ovens, a Neff induction hob with extractor hood over and an integrated dishwasher along with acres of space for an American style fridge/freezer. A real feature of this room is the delightful pantry with its stained glass insert door and useful storage space along with plumbing for the washing machine. Patio doors lead from the kitchen onto the side terrace and a further door leads out to the back garden. From the reception hall the staircase rises to the galleried landing which affords splendid views and gives access to the triple aspect master bedroom again enjoying the views. The second bedroom is again triple aspect and has the benefit of an en-suite shower room. A separate family bathroom is also found on this level. OUTSIDE
To the side of the driveway lies the car port and summer house with power and light connected, beside which is a delightful garden area with rose arch and woodchipped pathways between established beds stocked with many beautiful plants and shrubs providing year round colour. Decked and paved terraces surround the house with outside lighting, a sunken fish pond with waterfall feature, raised beds and borders and a pergola all add to the ambience and provide space to sit and relax. To the rear of the house is an area of lawn with a further paved seating area and a garden shed. For those who wish to grow their own fruit and vegetables, a number of raised beds, a green house and a garden shed are provided. There is also the space to keep a few hens! SERVICES
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Air source heat pump and solar thermal for water heating and under floor heating. COUNCIL TAX
The property is council tax Band E TENURE
Freehold LOCAL AUTHORITY
South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE. Tel 01803 861234. DIRECTIONS
From Modbury take the A379 road towards Kingsbridge for 1.5 miles, turning right at the top of the hill at Harraton Cross. Continue on the Bigbury road for 3 miles, then turn right at St Ann's Chapel signposted towards Ringmore. Upon arriving in the village drive past the bus shelter on your right and the W.I. hall on your left. The entrance to Elmsleigh will be found immediately after the W.I. hall. VIEWINGS
Viewing strictly by appointment with Luscombe Maye 01548 830831