South Hams hamlet is home to a majestic country house

23rd February 2016  |  12:00am

South Hams hamlet is home to a majestic country house

SUPERBLY renovated, Long Easton sits at the heart of its own three acres of lush rolling South Hams countryside just two miles from the soft white sands of Bigbury-on-Sea and iconic Burgh Island, with views towards Dartmoor.

This handsome stone building has been stylishly restored to a high specification to provide a particularly impressive, light and airy living area as well as an annexe which can have one or two double bedrooms.  There are three further double bedrooms in the main house, each with en-suite facilities, plus a ground floor study.

Just outside the charming village of Bigbury, which has its own store, Long Easton is perched on a hill above stunning cliff top walks and secluded coves but is within easy reach of the thriving shopping centres of Modbury and Kingsbridge and only a short drive from main transport links and the city of Plymouth.

There is under-floor heating throughout the ground floor, powered by an air source heat pump, and covered in a mixture of oak or travertine tiling. In the spacious drawing room a gas-fired burner and canopy form a central focal point while bi-fold doors open up to the terrace and magnificent rural views beyond. 

The kitchen has been beautifully fitted with a comprehensive range of cupboards and integral appliances, including an Aga style cooker.  There is a central island, a Belfast sink and a walk-in larder and fitted utility room.  The dining room flows from the kitchen and completing the ground floor are a study, welcoming hallway and cloakroom.  

The larder provides access into the self-contained annexe which has its own quality fitted kitchen/diner and sitting room.  Upstairs the double bedroom is en suite and a further bedroom can be used as part of the main accommodation.

Long Easton's master bedroom suite opens onto a balcony with breath-taking views, built-in wardrobes and a fabulous bathroom with a free-standing oval bath and walk-in shower.  Both other bedrooms are also en suite.

Approached over a sweeping gravel drive the property has ample parking space and a newly built triple open garage.   Mainly laid to grass the extensive grounds include a variety of mature shrubs and trees and an old swimming pool.

 A versatile and immaculate property in a superb location, Long Easton is on the market with Marchand Petit’s Prime Waterfront & Country House Department (01548 855590) with a guide price of £1,500,000.