Near Down Thomas and with a totally breathtaking panorama of the English Channel is this detached house with a large double garage. JSA Atwell Martin. EPC Rating C.
The house originated in the late 1930s but was very substantially remodelled in 2000-2002 by the current owners who have created a well-equipped modern house including generous entertaining space with 2 principal reception rooms and 4 bedroom suites all with bathroom/shower rooms and a large integral double garage. The specification includes heating by an air source heat pump and solar panels, and a central vacuuming system.
Down Thomas has a shop, well-supported village hall, a pub and bus links to Plymouth. The village is within easy commuting distance of Plymouth and nearby beaches and picturesque coastal/countryside walks make this a popular location.
On entering the house the vaulted ceiling and gallery above, together with the view to the sea beyond is quite striking.
Vanity wash hand basin. Low level WC. Large cloaks cupboard.
Magnificent triple aspect room with views over some 200 degrees. Deep windows and patio doors leading out to the garden and terraces. Inset ceiling lighting. Open fire (not in use).
A long room also with magnificent sea view through 2 deep picture windows. Glazed doors to both sitting room and hall.
Comprehensively fitted with long Corian working surfaces and peninsula units. Inset one and a half bowl sink with Quooker boiling water tap. Electric Aga stove. Plumbing for dishwasher. Carousel units. Partly vaulted ceiling with two Velux windows and aspect towards the garden and entrance area. Ignis ceramic hob. Neff electric oven and grill.
GUEST BEDROM (no. 2)
Sea view. Fitted cupboards and wardrobes. Oblique glazed screen to:
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM/WC:
Ideal Standard fittings, wash hand basin, bidet, low level WC, shower, cloakroom, vanity wash hand basin, low level WC. Large cloaks cupboard.
Belfast sink. Extensive shelving. Half glazed external door to garden.
Extensive book shelving. Vaulted ceiling with Velux window.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE:
Airing cupboard with large capacity hot water cylinder.
Wide patio doors. Recessed mirrored wardrobes.
Glazed screening, taking full advantage of the incredible views that are available from the property.
Tub style bath with hand shower, Laguna shower cabinet. Two vanity wash hand basins. Bidet. Built in cabinets. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Velux roof window.
Dual aspect also with outstanding sea views. Built-in wardrobe. ENSUITE BATHROOM: Ideal Standard suite including vanity wash hand basin, bath tub, glazed screen. Low level WC with concealed cistern.
Galleried over hall. Doorway to integral garage.
Velux roof window.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
Wash hand basin. Low level WC. Shower.
The entrance from the private road, from here there is a useful hardstanding providing parking for up to 3 vehicles.
INTEGRAL DOUBLE GARAGE
Electrically operated up and over door. Housing the central vacuuming machine on the back wall.Short flight of steps from the parking area to the front door. Beside this is a specimen shrub garden.
This beautiful space enjoys uninterupted views of the sea from all positions. Adjoining the house there are timber decks on 2 levels with balconies and ample space for outside entertainment. Large pond with electric pumps. Sun terrace, over which is a retracting electrically operated canopy. Well insulated timber CABIN, substantially built, with extensive sea views and electric heating. At the top of the garden is a block built store shed and Aluminium framed greenhouse. At the bottom of the garden is a vegetable patch. The expanse of lawn is bounded by hedges and a wall to the north side and leads down to a pedestrian gateway beyond which is a further parking space in the private road with recessed lay-by giving useful further parking spaces. From here the private road gives access to a footpath which leads down, approximately 200 yards, to the foreshore and coastal footpath.
Mains water, electricity, private drainage system, heating by air source heat pump. Solar panels. Solar tubes heating the water. The Feed in Tariff for Channel View has added an average annual credit in excess of £2,000. (Full details are available on application).
Very strictly by appointment only through Marchand Petit (Newton Ferrers office). Tel 01752 873311.
The Andurn Road Company is formed from the property owners and manages the private road which serves the 13 properties. Annual service charge (2017) £100 per annum.
Channel View is an outstanding coastal residence, extending to over 2800 sq. ft, totally dominated by its breathtaking panoramic views of the mouth of Plymouth Sound and the English Channel. This incredibly absorbing panorama is one of the best coastal outlooks available in the region, where from its position 220ft above the waterfront, the vista extends over many miles of open sea with the Eddystone Lighthouse on the horizon, to the hillsides of South East Cornwall including the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, Fort Picklecombe and the wooded hillsides of Mount Edgcumbe, and to Drakes Island and the mouth of the Tamar.
Plymouth’s mile long breakwater is directly in front of the property. This stretch of water is constantly distracting with its passage of leisure and military craft, the regular passage of the Brittany Ferry to Roscoff in Northern France and Santander in Spain, together with the start or finish of many international yacht races including the Transat, Fastnet, and also in recent years The America’s Cup.
The location is little known, accessed by a private road with no passing traffic or tourist activity. The nearby South West Coastal Path gives access to many parts of the region. This is the very westernmost portion of the South Hams within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Down Thomas village nearby has a village Post Office/general stores and a community centre. The facilities of Plymouth are readily accessible, including a modern shopping centre, the renowned Theatre Royal, Plymouth University, regional Hospital, historic waterfront, Barbican and the Hoe. For sailing enthusiasts the facilities include the various marinas around the waterfront of the city and closer to the property the Plymouth Yacht Haven at Mount Batten.
From Plymouth City Centre take the A379 Kingsbridge road to the roundabout at Elburton Hotel. (From the South Hams proceed on the A379 through Brixton to the Elburton Hotel.) At Elburton Hotel take the road signposted Langdon Court, through Elburton village, and at the crossroads traffic lights turn left. Turn right at the filling station. At Staddiscombe Sports Club turn left towards Langdon Court. In ½ a mile turn right signposted Down Thomas. At the Post Office turn right into Manor Bourne Road. Continue until reaching the gates to Manor Bourne and at this point turn right into Andurn. As the lane splits take the right fork and the property is 2nd on the left.
Foreshore 0.25 mile, Plymouth City Centre/Waterfront 7 miles, A38 7 miles, Exeter/M5 41 miles
The Green, Parsonage Road Newton Ferrers, Plymouth Devon PL8 1AT
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday viewings by appointment
01752 873 311