An elegant south-facing Georgian country house in a glorious setting with approximately 2.3 acres.
Dating from the late Georgian era, Gunstone House is Grade II listed and a classically proportioned country house of the period. With a symmetrical 9-window front façade of white-painted stucco incised to resemble cut stone and with a Welsh slate roof, the front is further embellished with an elegant glass-roofed veranda with a greenhouse at either end. The house has well-proportioned rooms with good ceiling height and retains many of its original architectural features such as fireplaces, joinery and plasterwork. There are three good-sized reception rooms, which together with the reception hall, all face south with lovely rural views looking across the garden. The drawing and sitting rooms both have tall sash windows with working shutters, decorative cornicing, picture rails and open fireplaces, with the one in the drawing room fitted with a Jetmaster grate. The hall has a stone floor and an elegant, curved staircase rising to the first floor. At the rear is the large kitchen/breakfast room which has a good-sized dining area and is fitted with a range of units and an electric Everhot cooker and a woodburning stove. Off the kitchen rear hall cloakroom/bootroom with a door leading to the driveway as well as french doors opening onto rear patio. Also off the kitchen is a good size utility room and a small cloakroom. On the first floor is the galleried landing with the bedrooms and bathrooms radiating off it.
The master bedroom has windows on two sides and is light and airy with a walk-through dressing room leading to its own bathroom. There are five further bedrooms, four of which face south and three further bathrooms, two of which are en-suite. There is also a separate study on this floor which could be a further bedroom, if required.
This property has 2.27 acres of land.
Gunstone House has a fantastic rural setting, facing due south overlooking rolling Devon countryside. The house is approached down a long drive to a large gravelled parking area behind the house and adjacent to the brick and stone-built double garage. The garden and grounds extend out on three sides of the house, with the gravelled parking area on the fourth. They principally consist of lawns planted with mature shrubs and trees. Extending alongside the drive is the orchard with a mixed hedge and lime trees behind forming the boundary with the neighbouring field. At the front of the house the lawn is bordered by a mature beech hedge with the paddock and open countryside beyond. Beside the front lawn is the walled garden whose walls are planted with climbing and flowering shrubs and contains the grass tennis court and vegetable garden, which has raised beds with gravel paths and the west facing wall is planted with fruit trees. Within the walled garden is a period single storey outbuilding built of cob and stone which previously had planning permission to be converted into a summerhouse. Currently it serves as a workshop and as a store for logs and garden machinery.
At the top of the orchard is a wooden garage building with a with a slate roof that serves as a fantastic barbeque area, but would be suitable for a host of other purposes, subject to the appropriate planning permissions.
Gunstone House is situated in the tiny hamlet of Gunstone set amidst miles of beautiful, unbroken Devon countryside, close to the northern border of the Dartmoor National Park. The nearest village is Yeoford (1.8 miles) which has a church, village hall, well-regarded pub, The Duck, which currrently incorporates a delicatessen-style shop, and primary school. Nearby Cheriton Bishop (4.3 miles) has a doctors surgery, shop & post office and café (see www.cheritonbishop.org.uk). The market town of Crediton (2.7 miles) has excellent amenities, including a leisure centre, two supermarkets, and an award-winning farmers market. Exeter (10.4 miles) offers a modern shopping centre including John Lewis, several leisure centres, theatres and a wide variety of pubs and restaurants. There is a good choice of schooling locally both from the state and independent sectors including the highly regarded Blundells in Tiverton and The Maynard School and Exeter School in Exeter as well as Queen Elizabeths Academy in Crediton. For transport links there is a railway station in Yeoford offering a service to Barnstaple and Exeter (where you can link to London Paddington) along with a daily bus service to Crediton, with regular links to Exeter. Exeter Airport (21 miles) offers national and international air connections.
Travelling west in Crediton on the A377 at the junction of High Street and Western Road on the A377, turn left at the traffic lights by the Landscore Stores onto Landscore. Continue onto Westwood Road. After a total distance of 1.6 miles turn left, signed to Posbury. The entrance to the driveway to the property will be found on the left after about 200 yards.Read all
- Beautifully presented accommodation
- Approximately 2.3 acres
- Period features
- Wonderful views
- Rural Devon countryside position
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