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Offers Over £650,000
4 bedrooms
Bickington
 
  • Hall
  • Living Room
  • Dining Room
  • Study
  • Kitchen-Breakfast Room
  • Utility
  • Cloakroom/W.C
  • Four Double Bedrooms
  • Two En-Suites
  • Bathroom
  • Garage Building
  • Workshop
  • Open-Fronted Stone Building
  • Parking for Numerous Vehicles
  • Superbly Planted Gardens
 
Lounston is a small hamlet hidden in the hills between Haytor and Bickington at the south east corner of Dartmoor National Park. The immediate surrounding area abounds in many lovely walks and rides, with the open Moor at Pinchaford Bowl and Haytor Down less than two miles distant. There is a Nature Reserve managed by the Devon Wildlife Trust within walking distance, as is the charming village of Ilsington with its clusters of thatched cottages, Parish Church, Post Office/Country Stores, traditional Devon Inn, "The Carpenters Arms", and village primary school.

Although occupying a rural location, the property is easily accessible to the A38 Devon Expressway, which is just a few minutes drive away and which connects the naval port of Plymouth with the Cathedral City of Exeter and the M5 motorway link. The market town of Newton Abbot, about 7 miles away, has a modern pedestrian shopping centre with many High Street stores, a main line railway station, and there is a wide choice of independent and state schools in the locality. The nearby towns of Bovey Tracey (4 miles) and Ashburton (5 miles) have a good range of everyday amenities and a variety of interesting shops.

East Lounston Farmhouse is a classic Grade II listed Devon farmhouse which, according to the listing notes, dates back around 350 years.

Beneath its fine thatch roof, the ridge of which was renewed in late 2016, lies an interior full of character and original features, combined with modern kitchen and bathroom fittings and a full oil fired central heating system. The living room has a splendid Inglenook granite fireplace with wood-burner and many rooms have exposed timbering and stonework. A comparatively recent addition is the breakfast room which connects directly to the kitchen and has floor to ceiling hardwood glazed windows and doors opening onto the garden.

Outside, there are two stone-built outbuildings and a useful workshop set around the large yard adjoining the front of the farmhouse. A lovely cottage garden has been expertly created and wraps around the lower side and rear of the house with views across neighbouring countryside. It includes a lawn on the lower side, growing areas and landscaped raised beds and borders connected by stone chipped and timber sleeper paths.

DIRECTIONS
From Drumbridges roundabout by the A38 take the Liverton exit and after half a mile turn right into Old Liverton Road. Continue on this road (passing through Old Liverton Village) for 1.4 miles and take a left up the hill signposted Lounston (also identified by a blue sign restricting vehicles over 7’6’’). Stay on this lane for just under a mile and East Lounston Farmhouse will be found on the left.
Hall
16’ in length. Wide timber entrance door with leaded glass pane insert. Travertine tiled floor. Ceiling spotlights. Exposed wall timbers.
Living Room
16’2’’ x 16’2’’ Window with window seat to front aspect. Large granite fireplace with wood-burner. Central ceiling beam. Wall niche and cupboard. Steps at side of fireplace to
Study
13’3’’ x 7’ Windows to front and rear aspect. Timbering to ceiling.
Dining Room
14’2’’ x 10’ Window with window seat to front aspect. Granite fireplace. Timbered ceiling and wall.
Breakfast room
12’ x 11’9’’ Hardwood framed full length windows and four door openings to the garden. Travertine floor. Connecting kitchen area...
Kitchen
14’3’’ x 6’9’’ Cream fronted cupboards and drawers with solid wood work tops. Belfast sink. Pantry cupboard. Two windows and two roof-light windows. Exposed timber roof supports. Travertine floor. Rangemaster electric oven with five burner LPG hob and filter hood over. Spotlights to wall cupboards. Integrated Neff dishwasher. Integrated fridge.
Utility
10’6’’ x 5’4’’ Cream fronted cupboards. Solid wood work tops and Belfast sink. Plumbing for washing machine and space for dryer. Travertine floor. Window overlooking rear garden. Door to
Cloakroom/W.C
White WC with concealed cistern. Corner wall-hung basin. Travertine floor. Ceiling spotlights. Electric chrome towel heater.
First Floor Landing
Window overlooking rear garden.
Bedroom 1
16’6’’ x 12’2’’ Window to front aspect. Built-in wardrobes and storage cupboards. Timbered ceiling and ceiling spotlights.
En-suite
10’ x 7’9’’ White suite of freestanding roll-top bath with mixer shower tap, separate shower with glazed enclosure, wash basin and WC. Storage cupboard. Timbered ceiling. Wood floor. Ceiling spotlights. Electric towel heater. Window to front aspect. Airing cupboard.
Bedroom 2
13’3’’ x 12’8’’ Window to front aspect. Feature cast-iron fireplace surround.
Bedroom 3
11’ x 11’ Side window with countryside views. Exposed floorboards. Built-in wardrobe.
Bathroom
10’2’’ x 5’6’’ White suite of bath with shower end and shower/shower screen, wall hung wash basin and WC. Exposed floorboards. Ceiling spotlight. Electric towel heater. Extractor.
Bedroom 4
16’8’’ x 10’7’’ Approached via stairs dropping down from the landing. Window to front aspect. Timbering to ceiling. Wood floorboards. Cupboard with hanging rail.
En-Suite Shower Room
White suite of shower enclosure, wash basin and WC. Electric towel heater. Extractor.
Outside
Five bar gates open to a large yard at the front of the property with turning and parking space for plenty of vehicles and raised shrubbery/flower beds.

GARAGE/BARN (by the lane)
31’4’’ x 13’10’’ including log store area with mezzanine over. Wooden entry doors. Window.

SIDE STORE
12’ x 6’6’’

WORKSHOP
16’ x 14’ An integral part of the farmhouse accessed from the courtyard. Power/light connected. Worcester oil fired boiler for central heating and hot water. Window to courtyard.

OPEN-FRONTED STONE BUILDING
21’6’’ x 15’ Substantially built of granite. Power and light connected. Stairs to upper floor 20’8’’ x 15’ Glazed opening to front wall.
Garden
The gardens lie to the side and rear of the farmhouse with virtually level lawn surrounded by deep shrubbery and perennial flower beds, various seating areas, stone chipped paths and timber sleeper steps with more colourful beds. There are growing areas, a greenhouse/potting shed, composting area and views over neighbouring countryside. Access to gated area beyond boundary fence.
Services
Mains water and electricity. Private septic tank drainage. Oil heating.

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Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these details, it should be noted that the measurements are approximate only. Floorplans are for representation purposes only and prepared according to the RICS Code of Measuring Practice by our floorplan provider. Therefore, the layout of doors, windows and rooms are approximate and should be regarded as such by any prospective purchaser. Any internal photographs are intended as a guide only and it should not be assumed that any of the furniture/fittings are included in any sale. Where shown, details of lease, ground rent and service charge are provided by the vendor and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, as the information may not have been verified and further checks should be made either through your solicitor/conveyance. Where appliances, including central heating, are mentioned, it cannot be assumed that they are in working order, as they have not been tested. Please also note that wiring, plumbing and drains have not been checked.