Secluded yet accessible

15th June 2016  |  12:00am

Secluded yet accessible

From its idyllic location in the Dartmoor National Park with spectacular uninterrupted views across the Dart Valley and Gorge to the tors beyond, Brackenwood manages to blend that elusive combination of seclusion and accessibility.

This spacious home, upgraded to an exceptionally high specification eight years ago, is tucked away in a private, tranquil spot yet only three miles drive from the A38 Expressway with excellent transport links within easy reach. A five minute walk away is the lively moorland community of Holne with its 14th century church, pub, village teashop and shop open all year round, and village hall.

Among the improvements made to Brackenwood were a new ‘warm’ roof, full Osma underfloor heating and the upgrading of plumbing, electrics and windows but none of these have compromised the 1930s character of the original property.

Fully equipped with stables, a triple garage – one with high entry for a horse box – a paddock and 11 acre field it is also a home that will appeal to the equestrian enthusiast and wildlife lover as the grounds have been designed for easy care with several areas left to nature.

Entered through a welcoming reception hall with a galleried landing, the property has a particularly impressive spacious, open-plan living area which is bright and airy.  At one end the living area is lit by full height oak windows with French doors onto the south-facing terrace and formal gardens and there are some breathtaking views across the surrounding countryside.

The kitchen/dining area, which has limestone flooring, has been comprehensively fitted with quality cupboards and integral appliances, Corian work surfaces and a breakfast bar topped with maple. There is a separate fitted utility room, boiler room and cloakroom.

The sitting room also has full height oak-framed windows and French doors to capture the spectacular views towards Sharp Tor.   There is a feature fireplace with a gas-fired stove and oak mantel and completing the ground floor are a library and study.

Upstairs are four double bedrooms, all with fitted wardrobes and two with en-suite bathrooms and there is also a well-appointed family bathroom with a roll top bath and separate shower cubicle.

An electrically operated five-bar gate provides access to the driveway which leads to the property through a woodland with a snowdrop glade at the bottom. 

The Marchand Petit Prime Waterfront & Country House Department (01548 857588) are quoting a guide price of £995,000 for this enviable home.