For Sale: £900,000
SITUATION Hollifields sits in an idyllic setting within the lovely rural hamlet of Gabwell, just outside the popular village of Stokeintegnhead. Stokeinteignhead is a picturesque village characterised by a number of pretty cottages set in a lovely rural valley. The village lies around 1.5-miles west of the Teign Estuary and the village of Shaldon, as well a similar distance from the pretty village of Maidencombe which has a sandy beach and access to the wonderful South West coast path. Stokeinteignhead has a 14th Century Church and amenities include a well-regarded Primary School, a village stores, the popular Church House Inn, a community shop and a modern village hall. The village is also surrounded by a good network of green lanes and bridle paths, making for good walking and hacking. The resort of Torquay lies around 6-miles to the south with it's yachting marina, hospitals, the renowned Grammar Schools, promenades, grand hotels and wide range of facilities. There is a mainline rail link to London Paddington around 3-miles away at Teignmouth and the Cathedral City of Exeter with its international airport, fine dining and shopping at the Princesshay Centre is just over 20-miles away via the A380.
DESCRIPTION Completed in 2012, Hollifields is a truly outstanding property set on an approaching three quarters of an acre of beautiful gardens and grounds within this pleasant rural valley. Externally appealing, Hollifields has stone and rendered elevations beneath a slate tiled roof and the position enjoys a good degree of privacy and seclusion with a long sweeping private driveway approach. Hollifields also provides an energy efficient home benefitting from both a ground floor ground source heat pump which provides under floor heating to 2 floors as well as having photovoltaic panels. The appealing and versatile accommodation benefits from large double glazed windows and doors opening to the outside, providing a good sense of inside/outside living and enjoying good views across the grounds and the wonderful rural scene. Many attractive features include oak flooring and oak internal doors throughout much of the accommodation and there is appealing detailing throughout. The farmhouse style bespoke kitchen opens to the lovely dining room, providing a good hub for the house/entertaining space with the kitchen also having a useful utility and walk in pantry. The wonderful sitting room has a large log burner and there are two large ground floor bedroom suites with good quality en-suite bathrooms, making single level living an easy possibility. The first floor accommodation is equally attractive with another large bedroom suite, a family bathroom and an additional large bedroom room currently in use as a study with both bedroom spaces at this level having glazed gables adding an interesting feature and enjoying good views. To the lower ground floor there is a useful suite of basement rooms, adding great versatility to the house and providing the possibility of a games room and with one of these rooms being set out as a sitting room with log burner and the other being a large laundry room/store. Hollifields also has an excellent range of attached outbuildings with a double garage having an excellent studio above currently in use as a gym but potentially providing multitude of uses, along with an additional large workshop with mezzanine above. The wonderful south facing landscaped gardens and grounds comprise of broad sweeps of lawn, an orchard and various additional areas, as well as having a large summer house with the grounds enjoying a good degree of peace and tranquillity.
ACCOMMODATION There is an open entrance canopy with clock on the fascia, outside lighting and paving with the feature oak entrance door opening to the welcoming reception hall. This space has oak flooring and oak stairs rise to the first floor and descend to the lower ground floor. There is under floor heating that extends through 2 levels and leading off the reception hall there is a large cloakroom/WC. The kitchen/dining room is a particularly pleasing space providing a good "hub" for the house, also having oak flooring and with the dining area having uPVC double glazed doors leading on to and overlooking the wonderful gardens and grounds and also taking in views towards rolling countryside beyond. The large kitchen area is fitted with an attractive range of bespoke units with farmhouse styling and extensive areas of oak work surface with complimentary tiled surrounds and an inset one and a quarter bowl ceramic sink unit. The kitchen enjoys good views across the grounds and beyond as described and has some integrated appliances to include a microwave and oven, a wine cooler and there is a six ring ceramic hob range style stove included in the sale. The kitchen opens to the useful utility room with space for large American style fridge and an area of oak work surface with under mounted butler style sink. From the utility room a door opens to a useful walk in shelved pantry. From the dining area double doors open into the sitting room, giving a good free flowing living space. The sitting room also has uPVC double glazed French doors opening to the outside which enjoy lovely countryside views as described and providing a good sense of 'inside/outside' living. The sitting room also has feature oak flooring and there is a feature fire place with attractive tiled surround and a large log burning stove as well as recessed shelving.
To the ground floor there are 2 large bedroom suites making single-level living an easy possibility. The first of these bedrooms is a particularly lovely room with full height side facing windows and uPVC double glazed French doors leading to the outside. There is a good quality 5 piece en-suite bathroom also overlooking the grounds with twin wash hand basins, bath and separate shower, additionally there is a large walk in wardrobe/dressing room. The second ground floor bedroom suite is also a wonderful space having a high vaulted ceiling with light tubes and sky lights. There are both an en-suite shower room with an attractive 3 piece suite with large walk in shower and an entirely separate en-suite bathroom having a 3 piece suite with roll top bath with both these spaces having beautiful tiling. There are also two large walk-in wardrobe spaces.
To the first floor the accommodation is equally appealing with the landing space having a feature oak balustrade. There are 2 further bedrooms to the first floor, one of which is currently in use as a study. The first of these is another luxury suite of rooms with a full height glazed gable within the bedroom space providing stunning rural views. Within this suite of rooms there is a good sized dressing room space with dressing table, built in wardrobes, access to eaves storage and an attractive en-suite shower room, beautifully tiled with a 3 piece suite with walk in shower. The second bedroom on this level is another attractive room with a fully glazed gable enjoying pleasant aspects over the surrounding area with this room also having access to eaves storage space and a good sized walk in cupboard/wardrobe. The family bathroom is set at first floor level having an attractive 3 piece suite with roll top bath and attractive tiling, as well as a velux style window with rural views.
To the lower ground floor there is a fantastic suite of rooms, augmenting the accommodation in a useful and versatile way. Stairs descend to a large ground floor hallway with ceramic floor tiles and cupboards leading off, including one which houses the manifold for the zonally controlled under floor heating. There is a useful large laundry room on this level with fitted units comprising of cupboards and areas of work surface with a built in fridge and under mounted sink unit, along with plumbing for a washing machine with the laundry room also opening to a useful store room with further cupboards. Also on this level there is a spacious reception, which could well be utilised as a games/cinema room that is currently set out as a sitting room/library with extensive book shelving and a feature fire place with stone and timber surround and an inset log burning stove.
THE OUTBUILDINGS Hollifields benefits from a good range of adjoining outbuildings, the first of these being a double garage, being of a particularly good size with twin electric doors, windows, power and light and with the garage housing the unit for the ground source heat pump as well as the meter for the PV panels. From the garage stairs rise to a useful studio space with velux style windows and timber effect flooring, currently in use as a gym but potentially providing a multitude of possible uses as a music room or for hobbies and crafts etc.
Adjoining the garage there is a useful large workshop, being something of a rarity in a property of this type and also serving potentially as an additional garage with an electric roll up entry door and extensive work benching and shelving. The workshop also has a large opening to the rear where there is a block paved area providing useful storage for machinery/trailers etc. From the workshop, open tread stairs rise to a useful mezzanine floor providing extensive storage space. Additionally to the side of the conservatory there is an outside conservatory/potting shed.
THE GARDENS AND GROUNDS Hollifields sits on an outstanding and predominantly south facing plot extending to approaching three quarters of an acre with a good deal of the grounds comprising of wonderful sweeping level lawns. From the access lane gates open to a long driveway descending to an extensive parking area. There are lovely paved entrance terraces, along with an additional gravel parking ramp and feature stone walling etc. The main expanse of gardens and grounds are set behind the house and have a large terrace, spanning the width of the property and providing a wonderful outdoor entertaining space, perfect for Al fresco dining etc. Beyond this, meandering gravel pathways lead through the broad sweeps of lawn. There is a beautiful ornamental nature pond with a large decked area beside with rockery surrounds and with various water plants and lilies etc. The borders and areas of bedding surrounding the lawns are stocked a wide variety of shrubs, specimen and flowering plants completing the lovely scene and from the outside spaces, particularly at the rear good views are enjoyed across rolling countryside. Within the grounds there is a superb large summer house, being hexagonal in construction with decked veranda surrounds and a shingle roof. The summer house has power and light and a small kitchenette area, perfect for serving drinks and for outdoor entertaining. There is a pretty wild flower bank and a pathway descends to a gate that leads to a small enclosed orchard area with a variety of fruit trees and a timber shed. There is extensive outside lighting throughout the grounds and a further area of outside space at a lower level has vegetable planters and a paved area with a large timber store.
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- 4 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- 3 Receptions
- A BEAUTIFUL 2012-BUILT DETACHED COUNTRY HOME
- WONDERFUL PREDOMINATLEY SOUTH-FACING GROUNDS
- PLOT EXTENDING TO AROUND 3/4 OF AN ACRE
- VERSATILE ACCOMODATION ARRANGED OVER 3 LEVELS
- AN ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME WITH GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP
- UNDERFLOOR HEATING & PV PANELS
- LOVELY RECEPTIONS & FARMHOUSE-STYLE KITCHEN
- 4 BEDROOMS (3 WITH EN-SUITE)
- DOUBLE GARAGE WITH STUDIO ROOM ABOVE
- LARGE WORKSHOP WITH MEZZANINE FLOOR
- SWEEPING DRIVEWAY APPROACH & EXTENSIVE PARKING