A light and airy detached contemporary freehold barn conversion situated in a rural position enjoying countryside views. Offering flexible accommodation with 3/4 bedrooms, private enclosed gardens, garaging, workshop and carport.
The house enjoys being adjacent to a Conservation Area, yet avoids being a listed property. An original Devon open sided barn, beautifully renovated and converted in 2003/4 by a local architect for his own family home, resulting in a house which is international in feel and outlook.
With generous off road parking, 4 car garage, workshop, carport, wood store and utility room, the property benefits from a south easterly aspect.
The Linhay conversion and garage/workshop buildings required considerable limestone excavation; all excavated rock was then on site to create sculptural elevations and change of levels.
The 0.7 acres of Alston Linhay is bordered by grazed fields and vegetable garden.
The Linhay is accessed via a five bar gate from Alston Lane leading to a large crushed stone driveway, a further five bar gate leads to a private (and child/dog secure) garden and patio area. The large slate deck tiles wrap around the house, offering exterior entertaining space. A pedestrian gate also offer access to Alston Lane.
The custom designed oak front door opens into a glazed and timber built entrance hall, with slate flooring, glazed roof, and full height windows with venetian blinds. From here an inner hall leads to the open plan living, dining, kitchen area and also has steps up to the mezzanine level.
Open Plan Living/Dining/Kitchen Area
Incorporating original Linhay trusses, this area benefits from a dramatic wood burner with internal flue, built-in shelving and wooden floorboards. Large bespoke pocket doors afford views through the Garden Room to the garden. Sliding pocket door to the Media Room. Architect designed bespoke timber kitchen, created by local craftsmen. Significant mobile island unit with storage and vast work surface. Rangemaster, integrated refrigerator and inset circular sink. Glazed French doors lead out to the covered terrace and garden.
High level north facing glazing, slate floor, stone and wooden walls and bespoke shelving.
Larger theatrical pocket doors open to the Garden Room, a gloriously light space and volume, with a Godin solid fuel stove, glazed roof, floor to ceiling windows with Venetian blinds and French doors accessing the garden.
High level glazing, slate floor, stainless steel sink and drainer, space for American style fridge/freezer and dishwasher, custom shelving and cupboards housing Megaflow cylinder, airing cupboard and mains gas boiler.
Sunken Travertine tiled bath with under bath heating and double shower over, inset low level WC and inset wash hand basin.
Master Bedroom Suite
Original stone walls, slate flooring, bespoke fitted wardrobes and French doors to patio. Ensuite with walk-in Travertine tiled shower, WC and hand wash basin.
Bedroom 2 Suite
Bespoke sliding pocket door to double bedroom with fitted wardrobe and slate floor. Ensuite with WC and hand wash basin.
Studio and Bedroom 3
Study area with wooden floorboards, Velux window and door to Bedroom 3 with large south facing Velux and side window offering views over grazed fields. Built in desk and fitted carpet.
Study / Bedroom 4
Currently used as a craft studio but could easily be adapted to be a bedroom. Wooden floorboards, large south facing Velux plus side window offering wonderful natural light and countryside views
Generous parking area of crushed local stone leading to the fully insulated contemporary garage/workshop. Carport and vehicle access to level lawn area.
Garage/Workshop and Utility Room
Partially buried in the landscape and accessed via double and single electric roller doors and glazed patio doors. Full width glazing to the rear provides generous light to the fitted 5m workbench. Utility room with WC, wash hand basin, water heater and space for washing machine. Fully insulated, screed floor and multiple power outlets.
South-easterly garden which is mostly laid to lawn with a slate patio and covered terrace. Beyond the garage is a large level lawn enjoying rural views.
Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity. Wet underfloor heating throughout the ground floor plus radiators, fully double glazed (including garage). Contemporary lighting installation with 12 volt and LED light sources.
A delightful location just inland from the beautiful Churston Cove and South West coast path. The local amenities include Churston Manor Inn beside the ancient church, excellent butcher and village stores in Galmpton plus pharmacy and library at nearby Broadsands. Churston Golf Club offers an 18 hole course on downs turf with superb sea views. Comprehensive amenities and both primary and secondary schools, including Churston Grammar School, in Paignton and Brixham nearby, but not too close. The historic towns of Totnes and Dartmouth are within ten miles and the magnificent beauty of Dartmoor National Park just half an hour drive. Totnes has a main line railway station to London Paddington. The A38 or A380 provide easy access to the cathedral city of Exeter, maritime city of Plymouth, the M5 motorway and Exeter International Airport.
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 included in the sale of the property is in satisfactory order.
Strictly by appointment with the Sole Agents, Marchand Petit Totnes Office. Telephone 01803 847979
On leaving the Totnes office of Marchand Petit proceed over the Vire Island bridge into Bridgetown. At the T-junction turn right and proceed towards Collaton St Mary. Pass through the village and at the main traffic lights turn right sign posted for Brixham. Continue to Churston Ferrers on the A3022, pass the golf course on the left hand side, pass the turning to Dartmouth on the right and Alston Lane is a little further on your right. Alston Linhay (TQ5 0HT) is 300 metres on the left hand side.
Torquay 7 miles; Brixham 2 miles; Totnes 8 miles and Exeter 27 miles
WatersideThe Plains Totnes Devon TQ9 5YS
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday viewings by appointment
01803 847 979