A characterful stone barn conversion recently refurbished to the highest specification set in over 2 acres of lovely landscaped gardens and paddock with far reaching views out to sea. EPC Rating D.
South Huish is a peaceful rural hamlet in a delightful unspoilt valley which runs down to the sea at South Milton (Thurlestone) Sands less than a mile away. This is a wonderful beach for sunbathing, swimming and watersports, while a little further around the coast is Thurlestone village itself with its famous links golf course and other facilities. National Trust paths to South Milton Sands are very close by as is the old fishing village of Hope Cove which also has sandy beaches.
Smilers Corner is one of 3 attached barn conversions tucked away at the end of a quiet country lane in South Huish. The property occupies a slightly elevated Southerly facing position overlooking the gardens and pastures with Westerly views down the valley to the sea at the National Trust South Milton Sands. Converted in 1991, the residence is mainly of stone construction with pleasing natural elevations relieved with brick quoins under a clay tiled roof with hardwood double glazed windows. The present owners have recently refurbished the property to a very high standard throughout including a wonderful Oak framed orangery, newly fitted kitchen with Aga, internal Oak faced latch doors yet retaining many of the original features including Elm window sills and exposed original timber beams, trusses and lintels.
Outside the property benefits from a long driveway leading down to the extensive parking area and triple garage. There are various sun terraces, footpaths and stone walling capturing the wonderful Southerly gardens boasting an array of fruit trees and mature shrubs including Cannas and Echiums. Further down the lawned gardens there is a pond, stream and wooden bridge which leads to the pasture field. Across the garden is a delightful summerhouse enjoying sea views.
Oak stable door leads into a light and spacious entrance hall with French windows opposite opening onto sun terrace. Oak staircase rising to first floor. Limestone floor.
Wash hand basin. WC. Limestone floor.
Modern Shaker style kitchen units with breakfast bar. Blue 3 oven electric Aga, separate integrated electric oven with induction hob, integrated dishwasher, fridge, wine cooler and washing machine. Plenty of storage cupboards and Butler sink under window. Oak worktops with ceramic tile surround. The dining area boasts a delightful large window facing westerly with window seat and Oak lintel. Limstone floor.
Triple aspect allowing plenty of natural light into this spacious room. Feature stone fireplace with Oak mantel, slate hearth and large wood burner. French windows opening into the magnificent Oak framed sun room/orangery. A wonderful sunny room with Oak framed glazing surround and roof lantern, enjoying superb views across the landscaped gardens and far reaching countryside hills and sea beyond.
Skylight allowing plenty of natural light. Airing cupboard.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE
Bedroom lobby with large East facing window. Fitted wardrobes. South facing window with wonderful views across the gardens. Door leading to:-
Bath with hand shower. Wash hand basin. WC. Heated towel rail. Skylight. Oak effect Kardean floor.
Double bedroom with West facing window.
Double bedroom with large walk-in cupboard. West facing window.
Double bedroom with west facing window.
FAMILY SHOWER ROOM
Large glazed shower cubicle with twin power shower heads. Wash hand basin. WC. Heated towel rail. Oak effect Kardean floor.
Over an acre of landscaped Southerly gardens with paved sun terraces, low stone walling and meandering footpaths leading down to the lawn with fruit trees and mature shrubs. Beyond the lawn is a pond and stream with a little wooden bridge taking you across to the meadow. The owners are keen bee keepers and with careful planting have created a wonderful wildlife haven. A little surprise to the garden is an original butter well. A summerhouse situated in an elevated position with lighting, electricity and water supply is an ideal spot to sit and enjoy the garden, countryside and sea views beyond.
GARAGING AND PARKING
A long tarmac driveway leads down to a spacious gravel parking area, with ample car parking and boat/trailer storage. There is a triple garage with lighting, electricity, water supply and plenty of storage.
Mains water, septic tank and electricity. Oil-fired central heating.
South Hams District Council. Council Tax Band F.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
All items in the written text of these particulars are included in the sale. All others are expressly excluded regardless of inclusion in any photographs. Purchasers must satisfy themselves that any equipment in the sale of the property is in satisfactory order.
Strictly by appointment with the agents, Marchand Petit, Salcombe Office. Telephone 01548 844473.
Take the A381 Salcombe road from Kingsbridge. After 3 miles look for a turning on the right into a country lane signposted South Huish. Follow this road for approx. a mile and just after the Saw Mill turn right into a private lane which has a sign for "Rafters". At the end of the lane turn immediately left and the property will be found on the right hand side through a 5-bar gate.
Salcombe 3.5 miles, Kingsbridge 3.5 miles, A38 13 miles, The Coast 1 mile
24 Fore Street Salcombe Devon TQ8 8ET
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday viewings by appointment
01548 844 473