- Georgian villa
- Seven bedrooms
- Large garden
- Mature trees
- Two bedroom annexe
- Outbuilding /workshop
- Host of original features
- Parking for several cars
- On Dartmoor's doorstep
Property Description: SITUATION
Cleavehurst is a substantial seven bedroomed Georgian villa set in extensive gardens and woodland. The property retains so many of its original features but also provides a two bedroomed annexe and the potential to develop the workshop/outbuilding further subject to the necessary planning consents. Situated in the charming market town of Buckfastleigh, with easily accessible transport routes, this wonderful historic villa is a 'must view' property DESCRIPTION
Cleavehurst is a seven bedroomed Georgian villa designed in 1890 and located in the lovely market town of Buckfastleigh. The property is approached from Duckspond Road via the elegant pillared driveway entrance into the driveway which sweeps to the left and right around the property. The entrance to the house is via the double front doors, which are styled with grand plaster work detail above.
Having entered the house you step into the inner entrance porch which has original tiled flooring and windows to the left and right.
Passing through the inner screen glazed door to the spacious main entrance hallway with sweeping staircase to the first floor. On the left is an entrance to the study and on the right a door leads into the main reception room.
The main reception room has a large fireplace with feature surround and wood burner and recently refurbished French doors which lead outside to the covered veranda. With original picture rail and plaster work, the room is flooded with natural light.
The second door on the right leads into the second reception room/dining room which also has French doors out onto the covered veranda, a beautiful wood detailed fire surround and the original serving hatch doors to the 'dumb waiter'.
A passageway leads through a door giving access to the annexe accommodation.
The kitchen is spacious and traditionally fitted with a range of cream and wood floor and wall cabinets, with black granite worktops, a Belfast sink, plate rack and a range cooker. An Aga and plumbing for a dishwasher complete this lovely heart of the home. To the rear of the kitchen is a good sized utility/boot room perfect for coats, boots and laundry.
Completing the ground floor accommodation is a beautifully appointed shower room with wood detailed washstand and blue patterned old English style toilet bowl and shower with Victorian rainfall shower.
On the first floor there are five generous sized bedrooms, a family bathroom and another separate W.C. With a shower and wash basin in bedroom two and a vanity unit in bedroom three.
The house benefits from upgraded UPVC double glazed sash windows throughout, which are in keeping with the style sash windows that the property would have had originally. THE ANNEXE
The annexe has its own separate entrance at the rear of the villa and comprises an open plan kitchen/lounge area, a bathroom and two bedrooms upstairs and an additional W.C. With a separate garden area which is fenced off from the main gardens, the annexe creates the perfect opportunity to generate a letting income or as ancillary accommodation/multi generational living. WORKSHOP/OUTBUILDING
The workshop/outbuilding has all services connected and has the potential, subject to the necessary planning consents, for conversion to additional accommodation. OUTSIDE
To the rear of the villa is a covered veranda, with a detailed ornate cast iron frame and leaded roof. The villa benefits from extensive gardens which consist of lawn, mature shrub borders and woodland areas, with several mature trees, with a spectacular Redwood, Beech tree and Fir trees, a bluebell wood and 'secret garden'. BUCKFASTLEIGH
Buckfastleigh, on the south-eastern edge of Dartmoor, is a small and interesting market town and originally an important wool centre. The town has a full range of facilities and amenities, including a primary school, churches and easy access to the A38 Expressway. The immediate area has several important visitor attractions including Buckfast Abbey, the South Devon Railway, the Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary, and the Valiant Soldier, formerly a Dartmoor pub and now a museum with a fifties theme. Buckfastleigh Church is at the heart of some of Dartmoor's ghostly legends, one of which was the inspiration for Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles.
The area is host to a wide choice of recreational activities with Dartmoor on the doorstep, the coast within easy reach and both Plymouth and Exeter easily accessible. The historic Elizabethan town of Totnes is within about 6 miles and has a mainline railway station offering services to Plymouth, Exeter and on to Bristol, Cardiff and London. TENURE
All mains services connected. VIEWINGS
Viewings strictly by appointment only. Please call Luscombe Maye South Brent 01367 646170. DIRECTIONS
From the A38 Devon Expressway take the Buckfastleigh turn off onto the Plymouth Road B3380. Turn left onto Timbers Road which becomes Fairy lane and ultimately Duckspond Road. Cleavehurst is located on the right hand side with pillars marking the driveway entrance.