A DETACHED COUNTRY HOME OF IMMENSE CHARACTER WITH RIVER FRONTAGE, ANCILLARY ACCOMMODATION, OUTBUILDINGS AND APPROXIMATELY 6 ACRES OF WOODLAND
* ENTRANCE * INNER HALL * CLOAKROOM * DINING HALL * LOUNGE * OFFICE/STUDY * KITCHEN * UTILITY AREA * REAR ENTRANCE PORCH * 4 BEDROOMS - MASTER AND BEDROOM 2 WITH EN-SUITE * FAMILY BATHROOM * ANNEXE - LOUNGE, BEDROOM AND SHOWER ROOM * SUMMERHOUSE * STORE/WORKSHOP * APPROXIMATELY 6 ACRES OF WOODLAND * PARKING *
From Newton Abbot, take the Bovey Tracey Road and at the roundabout just past Knowles Hill School and Coombeshead School take the left into Ashburton Road. Proceed along the Ashburton Road until it almost leaves Newton Abbot and take the left turning into Chercombe Bridge Road just opposite the Mile End Garage. Proceed along Chercombe Bridge Road, bear left at the first junction and continue for approximately half a mile, where Chercombe House can be found on the left hand side, just before Chercombe Bridge.
Chercombe House is situated in the open countryside within the parish of Highweek. The property occupies a delightful rural position with frontage onto the River Lemon. Chercombe House is conveniently located on the edge of Newton Abbot.
Newton Abbot has a thriving community and a wide range of facilities and amenities including shops, superstores, churches, primary and secondary schools, hospital, sporting and leisure opportunities and a rail station on the Plymouth - London (Paddington) mainline. The A38 express way is close by, providing dual carriageway access to Exeter and the M5 motorway beyond. The seaside towns of Torbay and Teignmouth are within easy reach, as are the open spaces of Dartmoor and the area offers the opportunity for golf, fishing, racing, riding, walking and other country pursuits.
Chercombe House is a substantial detached country residence with frontage to the River Lemon. This charming property was created out of the rebuilding of the ruins of two 16th century stone cottages. An architect developed Chercombe House for his own occupation in the 1950's and created an individual property with elevations of stone and elm under a mono-pitch roof with eaves over hanging a long south facing balcony.
Chercombe House boasts many individual character features with an abundance of Mansonia (a West African hardwood) providing flooring and stair treads. There are cast iron stoves and an impressive double volume dining hall with gallery above. There are high quality en suites to two bedrooms and ancillary accommodation in the grounds. There are a number of outbuildings together with woodland extending to approximately 5.7 acres.
Agents Note: A public foot path runs from Chercombe House's gate across part of the property parallel to the River Lemon.
The accommodation comprises with approximate measurements:
Approached through wooden front door. Double glazed windows to two sides. GCH radiator. Part glazed door to -
Wooden flooring. Part glazed door to kitchen. Coat hanging area. Cupboard housing trip switches. Fitted shelving.
Suit comprising of lower level w/c. Wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap. Obscured double glazed window to rear aspect. Tiled floor. GCH radiator.
DINING HALL - 12'8" x 11'1" (3.86m x 3.38m)
Double volume room with natural wood flooring. Fire place with wooden surround. Arrow Multi fuel stove and back boiler. Shelving. Wall light points. Full height double glazed window to rear aspect. Wooden sill. Two radiators.
LOUNGE - 21'6" x 12'4" (6.55m x 3.76m)
Wooden flooring. Large fireplace with Hunter Herald log burning stove with back boiler. 3 GCH radiators. Double glazed windows to two sides with wooden sills. Wall light points. Door leading to -
OFFICE/STUDY - 9'6" x 8'8" (2.9m x 2.64m)
Double glazed windows to two sides. Exposed stone walling. Double panelled GCH radiator. Built in book shelving.
KITCHEN- 11'11" x 9'11" (3.63m x 3.02m)
Double glazed windows to two sides with wooden sills. Excellent range of modern oak fronted wall and base level kitchen units with draw stack. Belfast sink. Work surfaces. Glazed display units. Space for dishwasher and space for fridge. Space for range style cooker stainless steel extractor hood. Inset spotlighting. GCH radiator. Tiled flooring. Fitted breakfast bar with drawers and built in wine rack. Larder cupboard with built in shelving. Also with cooker.
UTILITY AREA - 11'3" x 10'5" (3.43m x 3.18m) including areas occupied by built in storage cupboards
Approached via door from dining hall. Plumbing for washing machine. Valliant gas fired central heating boiler. Single drainer and single bowl stainless steel sink unit. Double glazed windows to rear aspect. Large under stairs storage cupboard. Cool, ideal wine store.
REAR ENTRANCE PORCH
Double glazed window to side. Solid Oak door with glass Bullseye panel. Pine panelled ceiling. Storage cupboard.
STAIRS WITH WOODEN TREADS LEAD TO FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Wooden flooring with gallery overlooking dining hall. GCH radiator. Wall light point. Airing cupboard housing factory lagged hot water cylinder with slated shelving. Double glazed door to balcony.
BEDROOM 1 - 14'1" x 14'4" (4.29m x 4.37m)
Character room with double glazed windows and double glazed door overlooking gardens with views of the River Lemon and woodland beyond. Door to balcony. Double panelled GCH radiator. Exposed stone wall with wooden display. Built in wardrobe.
Large en suite shower room with large tiled shower cubicle with curved doors. Lower level w/c. Pedestal wash hand basin. Natural wood flooring. Pine panelled ceiling and walls. Inset spotlighting. GCH radiator. Double glazed window. Shaver light.
BEDROOM 2 - 12'3" x 11'2" (3.73m x 3.4m)
Fitted wardrobes. Double glazed window with views across fields and into woodland beyond. GCH radiator.
Whole En Suite is tiled with large shower cubicle. Lower level w/c. Pedestal wash hand basin. Shaver light and point. Inset spotlights. GCH radiator. Double glazed window. Shaver light.
BEDROOM THREE - 12'00'' x 11'4'' (3.66m0m' x 3.35m1.22m)
Double glazed windows to two sides. Double panelled central heating radiator. Fitted wardrobes. Natural wood flooring and woodern display. Views over the River Lemon and surrounding Woodland.
BEDROOM FOUR - 10' x 9'9'' (3.05m x 2.74m)
Double glazed windows overlooking gardens with views to the River Lemon and woodland. Double glazed window and door to balcony. Fitted wardrobes. GCH radiator.
Spacious bathroom which is fully tiled with quality suite comprising of wood panelled bath with folding shower screen. MX Inspiration shower unit. Lower level w/c and pedestal wash hand basin. Double glazed window to rear aspect. Double panel central heating radiator. Inset spotlighting.
A detached building of block construction arranged over 2 floors. External staircase leads to the first floor.
SITTING ROOM 18'9'' x 10'10'' (5.49m' x 3.05m)
Full range of double glazed windows overlooking open countryside. 2 GCH radiator. Worcester LPG central heating combination boiler. Trip switches. Wall light fittings. Ceiling timbers. Exposed natural wood flooring. A custom built spiral Dartmoor Oak staircase leads from the sitting room to -
GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM 14'8'' x 10'9'' (4.27' x 3.05)
Three double glazed windows. Exposed wooden window sills. Three GCH radiators. wooden door to -
Tiled floor. Shower cubicle with light and extractor fan. Pedestal wash hand basin and lower level w/c. Inset spotlights. Part double glazed window/door. Shaver light and point.
The property is approached via timber gates from the lane which provides access to a parking area. To the right hand side of the parking area is the garden. The garden has frontage to the River Lemon together with two Turkey enclosures. Steps lead from the gardens to the River Lemon.
The summerhouse is of timber construction, is insulated and has electricity and power with drainage connected to the septic tank. The summerhouse comprises of three rooms:
ROOM 1 - 15'11 x 11'4
ROOM 2 - 10'2 x 9'0
ROOM 3 - 7'4 x 6'0
To the rear of the Summerhouse is a garden store area with storage sheds. This area also fronts the River Lemon. To the left of the footpath is a productive vegetable plot with raised beds and an aluminium greenhouse. Beyond which is a children's play area with hurdled fences and wood chippings.
There is a series of log storage bunkers to the side of the property. To the rear of the property is an additional area where the liquid propane gas tank is kept. There is also a large Woodern storage shed.
To the side of the ancillary annexe is a parking area with its own vehicular access suitable for a number of cars. There is planning passed for a double garage and a storeroom/cloakroom with workshop above.
The woodland extends to approximately 5.7 acres, is deciduous and mixed broad leaf and is part of the River Lemon Valley Woods. The woods have been declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and are covered by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). The agents understand that the crop is mainly oak, ash and Beach with some minor species. There is an abundance of flora and the woodland occupies a south and west facing hill rising to approximately 180 feet.
Mains Water. Mains Electricity. Liquid Propane Gas. Private drainage.
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