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Druid Road, Ashburton Newton Abbot Devon TQ13

Guide Price
£1,500,000
Mortgage calculator Ref: EXE180176
  • 7 bedrooms
  • 3 receptions

An elegant, detached Georgian residence with separate annexe

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Highgrove is a well-presented five bedroom Georgian house. Remarkably, for a property of this age, the house remains unlisted and the current owners have beautifully restored the property to create a fabulous family home. Throughout the house there are attractive period features including cornicing, high ceilings, sash windows throughout with working shutters, and spacious, well-lit rooms.

On the ground floor is a wide and welcoming hallway with a limestone floor, from which the reception rooms are accessed. To the right is a spacious, double aspect sitting room with beautiful views, an open fireplace and French doors leading to the gardens.

To the left of the hallway is a double aspect drawing room, with a wood burner, sash windows, a solid oak floor and more wonderful views. A third reception room is also situated on the ground floor; the triple aspect dining room/library with bespoke, locally crafted, fitted ash and rosewood bookcases, a solid oak floor and French doors to the gardens. The kitchen/dining room is to the rear of the house, with another set of French doors leading to the gardens. The bespoke, handmade kitchen is well-equipped, with granite worktops, a kitchen island with a solid oak worktop, a Range cooker, integrated dishwasher and a ceramic sink. There is also a walk-in larder with granite worktops, a utility room with a Butler sink and a downstairs cloakroom.

A grand, Georgian staircase with Mahogany rail leads to the first floor where there are five double bedrooms, each with truly outstanding views. The master bedroom benefits from large, bespoke wardrobes plus an en suite shower room with a solid ash floor, a stylish basin and a very large shower. Bedroom two also benefits from an en suite bathroom, as well as a quadruple aspect, bespoke wardrobes and a Juliet balcony overlooking the gardens. A family bathroom with a bath and basin with marble surround, plus a separate shower room, complete the first floor.

The Annexe The annexe at Highgrove is situated within the gardens, away from the main house. Recently renovated, the annexe offers flexible ancillary accommodation and excellent potential for income. There is a kitchen with an electric hob and oven, a shower room, two double bedrooms and a sitting/dining room with a wood burner and a large window with lovely garden views.

Outside

Highgrove is approached by a private driveway which leads to the house and car port. There is space for numerous vehicles to park on the driveway. To the front of the house the garden is mainly laid to lawn, and the far-reaching views that can be enjoyed from here are magnificent. A beautiful wisteria adorns the outside of the house. A beautiful wisteria adorns the outside of the house and a magnificent Cornus Controversa wedding cake tree lines the driveway.

The current owners are keen gardeners and this is clearly evident at Highgrove. The gardens are exquisitely well-established with a wide variety of colourful flora. Examples of the plants found within the gardens include clematis, Himalayan rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, magnolia trees, a cornus tree and cherry, apple, pear and plum trees. There is a large area of lawn in the southfacing rear garden, adjacent to which is a heated outdoor 10m x 5m swimming pool. There is also a large, timber-framed hardwood cedar greenhouse. At the top of the garden is an area of mixed deciduous woodland, with oak ash and elm trees, providing the perfect habitat for native wildlife. A tennis court also lies within the grounds.

To one side of the house is an attractive granite outbuilding, which was the groom’s house when the house was built. Currently this building is being used as a games room but it provides the potential for a number of different uses. There is also a green-oak framed double car port with a large storage room above, plus a wood store and garden shed.

Situation

Highgrove is set in an elevated, rural position within the Dartmoor National Park, just 1 mile outside the popular village of Ashburton. The town has a lively range of shopping facilities, with a range of independent shops offering vintage goods, antiques, a family-run ironmonger’s, delicatessen, an artisan bakery, a fish deli and the renowned Ashburton Cookery School. There is also a primary school and South Dartmoor Community College. Dartmoor National Park is easily accessible and offers superb facilities for riding, walking, fishing and golf, including the popular Stover Golf Club.

Due to Highgrove’s positioning within the Dartmoor National Park, there is the potential for riding, cycling and walking directly from the property. Dartmoor National Park covers an area of 368 square miles and features hills, valleys, granite tors and rivers, providing a dazzling backdrop to a range of outdoor activities.

Exeter, approximately 20 miles away, is the most thriving city in the South West. The city offers a wealth of cultural activities with the theatre, the museum, arts centre and a variety of good shopping, including John Lewis, Waitrose and many restaurants. Many primary and secondary schools can be found in Exeter, including Exeter School and The Maynard School, whilst Exeter University is recognised as one of the best universities in the country.

Totnes, approximately 7 miles away, was nominated in British Airways ’Highlife’ magazine as one of the world’s top ten funky towns. Totnes has a medieval castle, direct access to the River Dart and offers an eclectic range of shops, including an organic vegetable shop, a specialist record store, an exceptionally well-stocked book shop and many other interesting independent shops. There is a street market twice a week and a monthly food market. There are good private and state school in the area, including the Steiner School and King Edward VI Community College.

Communications are excellent with good links to the M5 at Exeter and the A30. There are regular rail services to London from Newton Abbot and Exeter St David’s, taking as little as 2 hours. Exeter International Airport, approximately 24 miles away, provides an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights including two flights a day to London City Airport.

Directions

From the M5 follow the A38 towards Plymouth. Take the B3352 exit towards Ashburton, and turn right onto the B3352. Continue on this road for approximately 2 miles and the entrance to Highgrove is on the right hand side.

Other Features

  • - Substantial Georgian residence
  • - Stunning rural views
  • - Separate 2 bedroom annexe
  • - Beautiful mature gardens
  • - Swimming pool and tennis court

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