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A picturesque, listed, thatched house in the heart of a popular South Devon village


Situation Located in the much sought after and desperately pretty South Devon village of Abbotskerswell, full of history and character. Betwixt the market towns of Newton Abbot and Totnes yet tucked away from the hustle and bustle and conveniently located. Abbotskerswell has plenty of useful amenities including an active preschool and an excellent primary school, renowned Court Farm Inn, village shop, and a surprising number of other retail, including hair salon, beautician, veterinary centre, café as well as beautiful church and sports. More comprehensive facilities can be found at either Totnes or Newton Abbot both with mainline railway links to London. Description On the market for the first time in almost 20 years this stunning grade II listed former farmhouse dates from the late sixteenth century. Rendered rubble walls under a thatched roof this traditional cross-passage house benefits from extensive reception accommodation and generous proportioned and beautifully presented accommodation, the house preserves many fine characterful features including large inglenook fireplaces, plank and muntin screening, beamed ceilings yet sympathetically and cleverly intertwined with modern yet practical interior design, creating a pretty yet easy living home. Hiding behind its traditional facade this is a fine family home the healthy degree of separation between the bedrooms would lend itself particularly well to those that wish to partake in b&b'ing, and with the relevant permissions we could easily envisage the house swallowing an extended family or creating some form of ancillary accommodation. The free flowing accommodation comprises of a kitchen large enough to accommodate a breakfast table, a spacious sitting room, a deeply impressive dining hallway perfect for formal entertaining as well as a study or snug and a large games room currently with billiard table. Today the rear wing has been made over to an indoor swimming pool, adored by the grandchildren. To the first floor (accessed by two staircases) there are five bedrooms the master is particularly impressive with it cathedral like vaulted ceiling. Gardens and grounds The gardens are a dream for the keen horticulturalist, the majority of the gardens lie to the rear accessed via a lane, shared with the neighbouring property, this gives vehicular access to the gated rear gardens perfectly ring-fenced for children and animals, immediately to the rear are pretty flower beds including rose garden beyond this is are levelled lawns with established trees and boarders. Opposite the house is a further area of gardens, this protects the outlook from the property, today they are utilised as a productive vegetable garden. Services Mains water and drainage Main gas Directional notice Dropping into the centre of the village before the shops you will find the house on your right-hand side.