A Grade II listed early 19th Century detached house enclosed by partially walled and hedged gardens of about 0.40 acre, in the old village area of Plymstock. No EPC required.
This welcoming family house has been in the same ownership for over 30 years and is set within, almost level partially walled and hedged gardens, which offer remarkable privacy. It was once part of the Duke of Bedford's Estate and was sold off in 1913. Steadily improved and much loved Benhay is now a well presented and comprehensively equipped home of great character which is Listed Grade II as being of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
A wide vehicular gateway opens out to an extensive parking area giving easy access both to the house and the expanse of garden.
Much of the property boasts long views over the east side of the city, with the parish church of St Mary and All Saints forming a landmark a few hundred yards away and the heights of the Dartmoor National Park in the far distance, which is a short drive away along with National Trust beaches and the South West Coastal Footpath. Plymstock lies on the South Eastern fringe of Plymouth, on the east bank of the River Plym and is geographically and historically part of the South Hams, although it is now within the Plymouth City boundary. Benhay is within the old village area and benefits from the exceptional convenience of being within very easy reach of a wide range of local facilities while also being within 3 miles of the amenities of Plymouth's City Centre and vibrant waterfront and marina areas, historic Barbican and Hoe. The City Centre includes the Drake Circus shopping mall and the large University, while on the periphery there are thriving business areas including a modern Science Park and regional hospital. Closer to the property is the waterfront at Mount Batten, and the open countryside of the South Hams, a mere 1.5 miles away.
Part-glazed double doors opening into the porch. Tiled flooring. Exposed painted ceiling beams. Part-glazed double doors opening to
A lovely welcoming hall with staircase rising to first floor. Doors to sitting room, dining room and rear hall.
A beautiful room with feature bay window to front aspect looking over the front garden. Exposed ceiling beam. Picture rail. Feature open fireplace with marble hearth surround and pine surround. Recessed storage cupboards. Recessed display shelving.
Door from main entrance hall to rear passage with lovely stripped pine door to built-in under stair storage cupboard. Door off to
Window to rear aspect looking out to the garden. Built in units to one wall with display shelving and alcove shelving.
Windows to two aspects. Glazed door with rear access to rear garden. Ceramic tiled flooring. Door to
Wall mounted wash hand basin and WC. Single glazed window. Ceramic tiled flooring.
Dining/ Family Room
Lovely bright room. Dual aspect windows to the front and side with working shutters on the front window. Views looking out over Plymstock. Fireplace with marble hearth surround fitted with wood effect gas fire. Painted surround. Fantastic feature of the room is the oak panelled ceiling, picture rail and wall lights. Door through to boiler room with dual aspect windows, heated towel rail, mains gas boiler. Ceramic tiled flooring. Alcove shelving. Glazed double door through to
Kitchen/ Breakfast Room
Floor base cupboards and wall units. Integrated AEG oven, Panasonic microwave. One and half bowl stainless steel sink drainer unit with central mixer tap. English roll top work surface with matching edging. AEG gas hob with extractor hood and canopy above. Integrated Miele dishwasher. Integrated fridge and freezer. Door through to the utility room with window, Belfast sink, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Ceramic tiled flooring. Door to pantry cupboard. Open walkway through to the
Wonderful space, which would ideally convert to further living accommodation, subject to the necessary consents being obtained. Metal up and over door. Triple aspect windows and doors to front and rear, with views over the garden and surrounding countryside.
Lovely light landing with doors to the Master Suite, Bedroom 2 and Bedroom 3.
Double bedroom with window to front aspect. Picture rail. Open walkway through to dressing area with built-in wardrobes. En-suite shower room with corner shower cubicle fitted with thermostatically controlled shower. Pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Part tiled walls. Window with lovely views looking out over Plymstock and up to Dartmoor. Radiator / electric heated towel rail.
Beautiful double bedroom with bay window to front aspect. Built in storage cupboards. Picture rail. Open walkway through to dressing room with vanity wash hand basin with storage below. Window and built in wardrobe. Additional door with access to upper landing.
Charming room with dual aspect windows to the rear and side. Picture rail.
Doors to the Family Bathroom and Bedroom 4. Door to airing cupboard with factory insulated hot water cylinder and slatted shelving.
Two windows. Part tiled walls, bath with thermostatically controlled shower above. Glass shower screen. Pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Heated radiator / towel rail.
Another double bedroom with two windows to the rear looking out over the gardens. Kitchenette area to one corner consisting of floor base cupboards and wall units above. Single stainless steel sink drainer unit with mixer tap. Wood effect roll edge worksurface.
The property extends, in all, to just under half an acre.To the rear of the property there are double timber gates and a separate pedestrian gate which opens to
Gravel driveway with parking for numerous cars, leading to attached garage/ workshop. Lovely lawned area with planted shrub borders. Mature planting. Post and rail fence with two timber gates leads you through to the vegetable garden with raised vegetable boxes. Timber garden storage shed and wood store. Little woodland area and orchard. Original well and pump. Charming courtyard area off the back door, bounded by low stone wall topped with slate which provides a wonderful, sheltered sitting/ dining area with a good degree of privacy. Ornamental pond.
Further gravelled seating area. Wildlife pond bounded by hedging. Pathway continues round with gate to the
From the front entrance gate, a stone pathway leads you to the property. Lawned garden with planted shrub borders. Lovely mature gardens.
Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. Gas fired boiler controlling the hot water and central heating. High speed broadband.
From Plymouth City Centre take the A379 Kingsbridge road, passing over Laira Bridge to turn right at the following roundabout (beside Morrisons) in the direction of Mount Batten. Continue for about half a mile (Pomphlett Road) until reaching the crossroads (traffic lights). Turn right signposted Mount Batten and continue to the next traffic lights (Dean Cross) and turn left towards Bovisand. Follow the road (Dean Hill then Furzehatt Road) until finding Holland Road on the left. The gateway to the property will then be found on the left.
From the South Hams take the A379 westwards from Brixton until reaching the roundabout with the Elburton Hotel. Turn left (signposted Mount Batten) into Springfield Road, passing through Elburton Village shops and in about 0.75 mile the entrance gateway to Benhay will be found, just after passing Dolphin Court Road on the right.
Plymstock Broadway 0.5 mile, Plymouth City Centre & Waterfront 3 miles.
The Green, Parsonage Road Newton Ferrers, Plymouth Devon PL8 1AT
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Sunday viewings by appointment
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