The main portion of a grand Grade II Listed Georgian house with mature gardens.
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Stowford House is a substantial property providing approximately 4,762 sq. ft. of accommodation. Dating in part from the 16th century or earlier and birthplace of Thomas Williams, Speaker of the House of Commons, Stowford House occupies the main frontage of a grand former manor house and offers accommodation arranged over four floors. The property cleverly combines the amenities of modern living with a wealth of retained character features including high ceilings, ornate cornicing and ceiling roses, many original hardwood doors, an exposed polished timber floor, substantial fireplaces, Georgian windows and exposed carved granite stonework.
The ground floor accommodation flows from a welcoming entrance hall with a sweeping Georgian staircase and briefly comprises an extensive drawing room with an open fireplace and semi-circular bow wall; and a large dining room with an open fireplace. There is also a boot room, wine store, cloakroom and laundry room.
The lower ground floor has a wealth of exposed beams and features a spacious central snug with exposed stone walls and a stone pillar. A good-sized library is adjacent. There is an extensive kitchen/breakfast room with a range of fitted units with tiled worktops, a large central island with a wooden worktop, pantry, semi-circular exposed stone bow wall, space for a sizeable table and garden access.
On the first floor a good-size landing gives access to a spacious master bedroom with a large en suite bathroom, one further bedroom with a semi-circular bow wall and a family shower room. The second floor offers an additional bedroom with a fireplace and a stylish en suite bathroom with a freestanding bath, two further well-proportioned bedrooms, one with a semi-circular bow wall, and a beautifully-appointed family shower room.
This property has 0.7 acres of land.
Stowford House is approached over a sweeping gravelled driveway offering private parking for multiple vehicles. The formal landscaped gardens offer areas of level lawn with well-stocked flowerbeds, a garden pond and a detached stable block, the whole enjoying far reaching views over neighbouring countryside towards the South Hams. In total, Stowford House occupies a plot measuring approximately 0.7 acres.
Harford is a delightful rural hamlet situated on the southern edge of Dartmoor National Park. The nearby South Hams town of Ivybridge offers a wide range of independent shopping, the Watermark Centre with cinema, library and concert venue amenities, a leisure centre, secondary schooling and mainline train station. The city of Plymouth provides more extensive facilities including cinemas, theatres, department stores, colleges, grammar schools, a university, restaurants and historic waterside. Dartmoor National Park is a wonderful place to enjoy outdoor pursuits such as walking, climbing, horse riding and cycling and beaches can be found at Wembury, Mothecombe and Bigbury-on-Sea.
The area benefits from a good selection of state schooling including Stowford School and Ivybridge Community College (rated Outstanding by Ofsted). Noteworthy independent schools include Kings, Plymouth College, Totnes Progressive and Sands.
The property enjoys excellent communication links: Ivybridge train station offers regular trains to Plymouth and sits on the main line route to Paddington, a journey of just over 3 hours. The nearby A38 Devon Expressway gives access to the national motorway network and to major towns including Plymouth and Exeter. Plymouth and Exeter Airports offer a growing number of national and international flights, including daily flights to London City Airport.
From the A38 Devon Expressway, take the Wrangaton Cross exit towards Ermington/Modbury/Ivybridge station. After 0.2 miles at the top of the slip road turn right onto Kingsbridge Road (A3121) then turn left onto B3123 towards Ivybridge and the station. Proceed along this road through Bittaford and North Filham and after 2.7 miles at the second mini roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Cole Lane. After 0.5 miles just after a post box on the right-hand side turn right onto Harford Road. Proceed over the bridge and after 0.2 miles turn left opposite a telegraph pole with two wing mirrors. Follow the lane, taking the first left and then turning immediately right and Stowford House can be found ahead.Read all
- Approximately 4,762 sq. ft.
- Lovely views
- Grade II Listed
- Well-maintained accommodation