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Modbury, Ivybridge

£945,000 Guide price
  • Type: House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 2
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Property Features

  • Part of a Grade II Listed Devon Longhouse
  • Stylishly restored with character features
  • Overlooking its own grounds
  • Outbuildings with potential for development
  • About 4 miles to the nearest beach
  • Convenient location for Plymouth and A38
  • Close to the Georgian town of Modbury
  • About 9 acres in all

Property Summary

The principal part of a listed Georgian farmhouse in a delightful rural setting supported by 9 acres of mixed grounds between the sea and moor.

Full Details

Heathfield Down Farmhouse is situated in an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”, a short distance from the small and delightful Georgian market town of Modbury.

The town offers a good range of local shops including a butcher, baker, grocers, hardware store, chemist, delicatessen and a number of gift shops, cafes and art galleries. Other amenities include a primary school, health centre, dentist, veterinary surgery and two pubs.

For more comprehensive shopping, Kingsbridge is to the south and Plymouth is about 12 miles to the west. Modbury is on the main bus route and is also only about 5.5 miles from the A38.

Surrounded by unspoilt rolling fields and about 4 miles from the nearest beach, Heathfield Down Farmhouse combines rural tranquillity with the ability to easily access the wonderful sandy beaches on the South Devon coast.

Heathfield Down is a Georgian farmstead with the fine listed farmhouse forming the principal dwelling of the small community of five other homes converted from the longhouse and former barns.

The house is approached up a beautiful drive through park-like grounds and an avenue of mature oak trees. There is a courtyard behind the house which provides parking and in front the communal level lawn with a ha-ha against the park provides a fitting foreground to the view beyond. Beside the courtyard is a detached office building converted from a former farm building with an adjoining unconverted stone piggery. Together they form the potential to create a separate annexe or letting unit (subject to obtaining any necessary consents).

The house itself has been stylishly modernised retaining period detailing such as panelled doors, open fireplaces, deep window reveals and tall ceilings. The accommodation flows well with the spacious kitchen/dining room served from the rear of the house and the two reception rooms facing south at the front.

Upstairs the two principal bedrooms also face south and the second floor accommodates an additional two bedrooms with a large landing that can be used as additional seating or study area.
In addition to the communal lawns at the front of the house, a private garden and orchard is situated at the side with a barbecue area which enjoys delightful views.

The stables lead off the courtyard at the rear and adjoins the two paddocks, which are fringed by mature trees and shrubs and have been managed for wildlife. Forming one side of the entrance drive a half acre of mixed broadleaf woodland borders a stream.

In all, Heathfield Down Farmhouse offers the opportunity of a lifestyle in a high quality house with the amenity of its own holding of land in the beautiful South Hams countryside close to the sea and Dartmoor but not remote.

Freehold. The Heathfield Down Management Company manages the parts of the property that are common and each of the residents is a shareholder. The current management charge is £256 per annum which covers mowing and managing agent costs.

Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.

Strictly by appointment with Harriet George Properties Limited.

South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234. The property is Council Tax Band G.

After the BP Station at California Cross take the second left. After two miles arrive at Harraton Cross and turn left on to the A379 towards Kingsbridge. Proceed down the hill and immediately after the sharp right hand bend the drive to Heathfield Down is on the left. Drive up the lane and the property will be found on the right hand side of the driveway.