An elegant 5 bedroom, south-facing, Victorian former farmhouse in a superb rural setting with views reaching as far as the sea. Offering spacious accommodation over three floors and set within approx. 3 acres including formal gardens, stabling & paddocks.
Marwell House is a beautiful mid-Victorian former farmhouse set in a superb rural setting with outstanding views stretching across a valley and as far as the sea. Nearly every room, as well as the land, has outstanding views over the spectacular rural surroundings. The accommodation is extensive and arranged over three floors providing the owner with flexibility and the potential for multiple occupancy if desired.
An attractive entrance lobby commanding views over the west lawn gives access to the property. From here there is a beautiful original arched window looking through to the kitchen/breakfast room.
The farmhouse style kitchen forms the hub of the house and has been fitted with a comprehensive range of bespoke painted cupboards and drawers incorporating granite work surfaces and an oil-fired AGA. Accessed from the kitchen is a bright study/playroom with a pleasant open outlook, vaulted ceiling, triple aspect windows and glazed French door opening to the front terrace. The property has an array of notable features such as high ceilings, cornicing and ceiling roses. The wonderful dual aspect sitting room and dining room both have elegant tall windows with original wooden shutters. The sitting room has a wood burning stove set on a slate hearth with surround and mantel. From the hallway a south facing conservatory provides enjoys a fine southerly aspect over surrounding gardens and open countryside. On the ground is a well-equipped utility room and rear lobby with various store cupboards and cloakroom.
On the first floor there are three double bedrooms all of which are en-suite including a superb dual aspect master suite with dressing area and en-suite shower room. An inner landing gives access to the well-appointed family bathroom with separate shower. From here there is a small staircase to the second floor with an open plan living area, small kitchen and two further bedrooms.
Outside the property is accessed over a gravelled driveway with double stone pillars and timber 5 barred gate. The drive leads to the house and is bounded by stone walls and mature shrubs and flower borders. Outside the main entrance is a patio seating area with wall to one side giving shelter and privacy. The driveway continues along the side of the property to a further gravelled parking area with timber built open fronted garage with UV panels providing parking for three cars. The extensive lawned gardens sweep around the house with stone steps leading to the lower garden. The large cellar offers ample storage and has potential for incorporation into the house. From the upper garden there is access via gates to two fenced interconnected paddocks. There is a timber built stable block, 4 loose boxes plus tack and feed rooms, with electric power and water. Beside the stable block is a large greenhouse. A field gate gives vehicular access to the road from the main paddock and a timber gate leading to a fenced woodland area.
The beach at Ayrmer cove is within walking distance and is not generally known about except by villagers. Nearby there are other renowned beaches and beautiful estuaries as well as fine cliff-top and coastal walks and an 18 hole golf course at Bigbury. Some five miles away is the Georgian town of Modbury, which is well provided with a range of local shops. For more comprehensive shopping centres Kingsbridge is to the east and Plymouth is to the northwest. There is sailing at nearby Salcombe, Dartmouth and Newton Ferrers. Dartmoor National Park is to the north.
Mains electricity and metered water. Private drainage. Oil-red central heating.
Strictly by appointment only through Marchand Petit (Modbury Office) Tel: 01548 831163. Please contact the office to make an appointment.
From Modbury take the A379 towards Kingsbridge after about 3/4 of a mile turn right onto the B3392 at Harraton Cross signposted Bigbury. After approx. 2.5 miles turn right at The Pickwick Inn and after 100 yards, where the road bears left, turn right heading towards Kingston. Take the second left hand turning marked by the stone of the former Marwell Farm and the entrance to Marwell House is the first on the left.
Kingsbridge 7 miles, Salcombe 11 miles, A38 Devon Expressway 9 miles
4 Broad Street Modbury Devon PL21 0PS
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday viewings by appointment
01548 831 163