View the virtual tour. A contemporary detached family home with stunning sea views.
Designed to maximise views over the sea, Higher Ley offers stunning open plan "beachhouse" style accommodation arranged over two floors with over 800 sq. ft. of additional terrace and balcony space and a lower ground floor extending to an additional 1,007 sq. ft. The property dates back originally to the 1930s and was extensively extended in 2000. In 2017 the current owners comprehensively upgraded the property installing a wet under floor system, new central heating and a new boiler. The property was also rewired and replumbed a new kitchen and bathrooms were installed and all the windows throughout the house were replaced. In addition to this the current owners also added an extensive terrace, garages and workshop rooms, the gardens were overhauled and replanted and there are new resin paths and private driveway laid close to the house.
The ground floor accommodation flows from a welcoming inner hall and includes an extensive rear aspect sitting/dining room with a feature inset woodburner and full-height glazing incorporating two sets of patio doors to an extensive wraparound terrace. There is also a well-proportioned office with built-in storage, a sink and access to the front aspect and a large dual aspect contemporary kitchen/breakfast room with a range of high-gloss wall and floor units, a large central island with breakfast bar and patio doors to the terrace on both aspects. The whole combines to create an ideal family and entertaining space, inside and out. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a bedroom wing with a spacious principal bedroom with feature bay window with window seat and a contemporary en suite shower room and one additional front aspect bedroom with modern en suite shower room with Jack and Jill access from the inner hall for guest use as a cloakroom.
On the first floor the property offers a spacious central sitting area with full-height glazing incorporating patio doors to a private balcony, two further well-proportioned bedrooms, both with vaulted ceilings, and a contemporary fully-tiled family bathroom, the whole floor flooded with natural light .
Higher Ley is approached over a private driveway offering parking for multiple vehicles and giving access to the lower ground floor comprising a double garage with plant room, workshop, large store room all with electric security doors , gardeners W.C. and loggia, with external steps giving access to the impressive ground floor terrace. The immaculate gardens are a feature of the property and extend to approx. 0.65 acres. The plot is mostly laid to lawn and mature planting, notably of architectural shrubs such as phormium, cordeline, and grasses and pampas, as per a beachside location. There is a timber garden room , timber tool store and raised deck dining area with timber Pergola , ideal for Al fresco dining .
The picturesque village of Slapton, sitting a short way inland from the three mile-long beach at Slapton Sands, has a bustling community with day-to-day amenities including a village shop, two public houses and a church. The National Nature Reserve at Slapton Ley, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, is located on the edge of the village and is the largest freshwater lake in the south west of England. The South West coast path is easily accessible and takes in some of the most spectacular scenery the region has to offer.
Kingsbridge, the principal market town in the South Hams, offers a good range of day-today facilities including independent and High Street shopping, South Hams minor injuries unit and doctors and dentist surgeries together with two major supermarkets, a cinema, leisure centre, library and numerous public houses and restaurants. The head of the estuary offers boat moorings, quays and slipways while the general area offers magnificent sandy beaches and some fabulous coastal and countryside walks. The popular sailing towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe are within easy reach, as are 18-hole golf courses at Bigbury and Thurlestone.
Further away but still local are Dartmoor National Park, Totnes, Exeter and Plymouth. The property enjoys excellent communication links: Totnes train station offers regular trains to Paddington in less than 3 hours, the nearby A38 Devon Expressway gives access to major towns and to the national motorway network and Exeter Airport offers a growing number of national and international flights, including daily flights to London City Airport.
The area benefits from a good selection of state schooling including Stokenham Area Primary School (rated Outstanding by Ofsted), Dartmouth Academy and Kingsbridge Academy together with some noteworthy independent schools including Plymouth College, Kings and Totnes Progressive.
The best turning off the A38 is A384 to Dartington /Totnes; at Totnes traffic lights turn right onto A381 towards Dartmouth. Just before Dartmouth take the A379 towards Kingsbridge. When travelling along Slapton Sands line, take the Slapton village right turn. In Slapton follow signs to Village Hall, pass it, then turn left into "Private Road"; up the lane , Higher Ley is first right.Read all
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