A substantial Grade II Listed attached country residence which is located in an accessible yet tucked away location. The home has delightful private gardens with the benefit of large studio. A two acre field is located a short distance away. EPC Exempt.
This substantial home dates back many centuries and is well worthy of its Grade II Listed status. There is a wealth of character and charm throughout the spacious and highly flexible accommodation which is arranged over two floors, along with an opportunity for the new buyers to continue offering Airbnb accommodation. Our clients provide art holidays from the property including tuition within the large garden studio which is well equipped. The gardens being mature and well enclosed are a delight with a stream and pond. The two acre field provides the country lifestyle for buyers who have horses or stock. Within a few miles is the village and vibrant community of Lifton and fantastic walks and watersports are on offer at Roadford Lake. The A30 is within two miles and provides excellent transport links. We regard Brambles as a unique opportunity and the property is well worthy of an internal viewing.
Brambles has extensive accommodation including a very spacious and sociable split level kitchen/dining room which is the hub of the home. The kitchen area is well equipped with a range of modern units with an electric oven and hob and spaces for further appliances. Included in the sale is an oil fired Aga. The dining area has a feature high ceiling and is light and airy with room for a good sized table having a range of overhead cupboards. Moving through, a small store room leads through to the utility room and scullery. There are two main reception spaces being the sitting room and lounge, both of which have wonderful feature stone fireplaces with wooden lintels and two windows which overlook the front elevation. Located on the ground floor is the large dual aspect fourth bedroom which again has a wonderful stone fireplace as the main focal point with a clome oven recess. This room could be used as a further reception space if needed, it is adjacent to the main ground floor bathroom/WC which is exceptionally well appointed featuring a free-standing bath and a separate spacious shower cubicle with mains shower. Concluding this level is the office which has light assisted by a roof window.
Two staircases extend to the first floor large landing which has been modified to accommodate a study. There are three bedrooms on this level, all of which are spacious double rooms and overlook the front of the property, the master bedroom has an en-suite shower room/WC with mains shower. There is a family shower room/WC which serves bedrooms two and three with bedroom three having a built-in wardrobe and cupboard.
Brambles has a wealth of character including beamed ceilings, slate cills and floors, wooden lintels and latched doors. Modern comforts include oil fired central heating with a boiler that was installed only last year. The property benefits from superfast broadband connectivity and would therefore be ideal for those who work from home.
Externally, the property is accessed via a five bar gate which opens into the private sweeping driveway where upon entering the plot you are immediately impressed with the wonderful attractive exterior which is clad in wisteria. The front garden is mainly lawned and planted with a range of shrubs and bushes offering a seasonal display of colour. At the side is a derelict stone shed which could be renovated to provide useful storage. The parking area at the rear has room for many cars. The single garage has double doors and adjacent is a store.
A few steps away is the large split level detached garden studio, this has been used as an artist’s studio and is lovely and light and airy, it has plenty of natural light, power and water with a kitchen area within. It would benefit from some refurbishment but it’s a good size offering a variety of potential. The grounds open up where there is a patio and small pond they are mature and comprise of a wide range of specimen trees and further shrubs and perennials, such varieties include rhododendrons, camellias, azalea and buddleia. Fruit trees comprise of apples, both eaters and cookers, pear and gooseberry, a productive vegetable patch is in place. Towards the foot of the garden is a small stream which provides the perfect soundtrack. The whole area is unspoilt and a rich haven for much wildlife.
The two acre field which is found a short distance away provides opportunity for those looking to keep animals.
The following is a quotation from the home owner:
“Our adventure started when we moved to Brambles 24 years ago, we fell in love with the house as soon as we entered the drive. Peaceful, tranquil, unconfined, a perfect home to raise our family. A joy to be able to walk out anytime, day or night, wandering down country lanes, across fields or heading off to the beach and rambling on Dartmoor. What stories could these 400 year old beams and cob walls tell of the people in whose footsteps we have followed.”
Within two miles is the village of Lifton which has a traditional range of facilities such as a Village Post Office and Stores, a County Primary School, a Doctors Surgery, Petrol Filling Station, Hotels, Public Houses and Community Centre.
Further comprehensive shopping, commercial and recreational facilities can be located in either Launceston (7 miles), Okehampton (14 miles), or the Devon Stannary Town of Tavistock (11 miles). Excellent transport links by road, rail and air (Exeter International Airport) can be found in the Cathedral City of Exeter which is about 38 miles distant.
The A30 dual carriageway can be reached in less than five minutes. A wide range of rural retreats from fishing to water sports to riverside walks and cycling and far more can be found at Roadford Lake which is a short drive away. The Continental Ferryport and City of Plymouth is approximately 26 miles distant and has regular cross channel services to France and Spain.