A classically proportioned 4/5-bedroom Georgian manor house and annexe in a delightful parkland setting with 5 cottages, outdoor swimming pool various outbuildings and 6 acres of beautiful mature landscaped grounds incorporating an attractive folly.
The main house is believed to be built on the sight of an old monastery, which was destroyed during the dissolution in the reign of Henry VIII. The 14th Century ruins of St. Andrews Chapel still lie within the grounds. The present house, which was pre-dated by a mansion that was destroyed by fire, dates from the early 19th century and was extensively remodelled in the 1920s.
The property opens into an entrance vestibule and an imposing reception hallway with galleried landing and doors to the principle rooms. On the ground floor there are three large reception rooms all of which enjoy a superb aspect over the surrounding gardens. The drawing room & sitting room both have French doors to the garden and a number of notable period features including decorative ceiling mouldings and minster open fire places.
The kitchen/breakfast room is located at the rear of the house and is beautifully appointed with an extensive range of bespoke units incorporating an island, granite worktops and double oven AGA. From here a utility/laundry room with space for various appliances, WC and boiler room.
Further accommodation on the ground floor includes a study and a most spectacular galleried dining hall with high ceiling and an array of spectacular period features and charm.
From the hallway, an elegant staircase with mahogany handrail and attractive turned balustrade leads to Galleried landing with doors to all bedrooms and the gallery over the dining hall.
The principle suite enjoys a delightful outlook over the gardens and parkland and has been fitted with an extensive range of wardrobes and drawer units within the dressing area which leads to the en-suite bathroom featuring a Jacuzzi bath.
There are three further double bedrooms on the first floor all of which enjoy a fine aspect over the gardens and parkland.
From the rear landing a door leads through to the Annexe/bedroom 5 with en-suite bathroom and back staircase descending to the annexe kitchen/living room and entrance door which is accessed from the rear courtyard.
The cottages, which are located to the rear of the house, have their own separate drive which finishes in a parking and turning area to the rear of the house. At ground floor level the Gardener's, Groom's and Coach Cottage are approached. The cottages are currently let on assured shorthold tenancies and each have a separate title deed. Attached to the cottages and forming part of the courtyard, is a garage with up-and-over door, off which there is a large workshop with electricity meters for the cottages.
The front drive, which has a sheltered pergola with barbeque alongside, leads through a mixture of mature evergreen trees and along the west side of the house to a parking and turning area to the south. To the west are lawned gardens bordered by rhododendrons and a tall laurel hedge. To the south west is an attractive lake with fountain, whilst further to the south is a paddock with mature hardwood trees, a lake and orchard. Immediately to the south of the house is an attractive terraced paved seating area with lawns beyond. Here is the Gaze Tower, added in the late 18th century. It was built by John Pearse who died in 1794. From the top of the spiral stairwell there are magnificent views across to Dartmoor.
The outdoor swimming pool 12.19m x 6.10m (40' x 20'), encapsulated on three sides by a low stone wall. On the north side of the house is an attractive castellated wall with magnificent magnolia, to one side of which is an arched pedestrian gate and on the other side vehicular access to the courtyard and cottages. Attached to the rear of the cottages is an enormous lean-to garage 10.67m x 5.49m (35' x 18') and to the north of this, with a slate forecourt overhung by a cherry tree, there are traditional dog kennels and runs.
The property lies on the fringe of the South hams close by to the town of Ivybridge, a thriving, riverside market town, nestling in the heart of Southern Dartmoor. In addition to the wide variety of shops, inns, church and health centre, there are excellent sports, leisure and scholastic facilities.
There is a mainline railway station to London Paddington, while the A38 Devon Expressway provides dual carriageway access to both Plymouth and Exeter, together with links to the M5 motorway network (J31). Exeter Airport is within easy reach and there are ferry services to the continent from Plymouth. Sporting opportunities in the area are many and varied.
Dartmoor just 1 mile to the north provides excellent riding and walking, whilst to the south the enchanting coastline with little creeks, provides picturesque walks together with safe and unspoiled sandy beaches. For the sailing enthusiast the River Yealm at Newton Ferrers makes it exceptionally popular with yachtsmen, being equidistant between Salcombe and Fowey, at about 15 nautical miles. There are further excellent facilities at both Dartmouth and Salcombe. There are golf courses at Ivybridge, Wrangaton, Bigbury, Dartmouth and Newton Abbot. Ivybridge Manor House is in the parish of Ugborough, located in the attractive Erme valley.
Main house LPG. Cottages electric. Private water and drainage. Mains electric.
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.
Very strictly by appointment only through Marchand Petit (Modbury office) 01548 831163 and Prime Waterfront & Country House Dept. 01548 855590.
From our Modbury office, follow the A379 towards Plymouth. After approximately 2 miles turn right and then right again onto the A3121 following signs for Ermington and Ugborough. Take the first left into Ermington and proceed through the village towards Ivybridge. After 1.7 miles turn right at Newlands Cross. Pass under the A38 and continue right onto Godwell Lane. After passing the farm on your right turn right towards Filham and after a short distance turning right where the entrance can be found on the right-hand side.
Totnes 12 miles, Plymouth 11 miles, Exeter 32 miles, Salcombe 17 miles (distances approximate)
4 Broad Street Modbury Devon PL21 0PS
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Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday viewings by appointment
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