A spacious country house with equestrian facilities , swimming pool , barn with planning , stables , glorious views over the South Hams countryside close to beaches at Bantham ,Thurlestone and the Avon estuary
A spacious contemporary house
A range of outbuildings and equestrian facilities
Spread Eagles is a well located country property
with excellent equestrian facilities. The house itself
is in excess of 3,600sqft close to the Avon estuary and the beaches at Bantham and Thurlestone , The house sits in a prominent position with stunning views over unspoilt open countryside to Dartmoor National Park.
As you enter the house there is a large entrance
hall with wooden floors which follow through to
the square shaped sitting room (not carpeted
but wooden floors still there) which has a terrace making the most of the dramatic views. There is also a dining room overlooking the gardens and a kitchen/breakfast room. In total there are 4 bedrooms, all with en suite bath/shower rooms. There is also a study/bedroom 5, launder room, large double garage with cloakroom/WC.
Outside there are gardens and paddocks
surrounding the house including outbuildings
and stables. The paddocks are ideal for horses,
gently sloping and well drained. The current
owners have constructed a cross country course
too. At the bottom of the land is a pretty pond. The barn has planning permission to be reinstated to convert to a two bedroom cottage of approximately 93.9 sq m, ideal as a holiday let or ancillary accommodation (ref 11/1190/07f) .
The location close to Batham , Thurlestone and The Avon estuary , excellent local schooling and with the land ideal for both equestrian use and those looking for a house or holiday home with land which could be used for small holding farming.The property benefits from a single farm payment and income from solar generation.
The property is approached over a lane to a tarmac parking area. Just to the side of this area is a well-screened swimming pool set into a decked terrace. From the parking area a gravel path leads to a delightful patio area with paving, a chiminea and is ideally situated for admiring the views. A path leads round an area of lawn with flower and shrub borders to the front garden, with lawn and flower and shrub beds containing a number of plants including ceanothus, hydrangeas, cotoneaster, viburnum and an impressive pampas grass. In the centre of the lawn is a pond with water lilies.
There is also a fruit and vegetable garden with fruit cages and a greenhouse.
There is a stone and cob barn (measuring approximately 21’ x 25’) attached to some old stone walling suggesting a larger original footprint. This has lapsed planning permission for conversion into ancillary accommodation, which we understand expired in October 2010. The planning for the barn is currently being reinstated . There is great scope to convert this barn into an annexe/holiday let/studio/home office.
One of the real features of Spread Eagles is the fantastic equestrian facilities. The current owners have developed these with the equestrian-user in mind with features such as hot water connected to the yard for washing down horses, automatic water feeders in the stables and an area of covered hardstanding at the front of the main area of stabling.
The main drive leads down to the enclosed yard that incorporates a stone outbuilding currently configured to incorporate stables, feed store, hay store and an attached covered horse-lorry port. Water and electricity are connected to this building.
Adjacent to this building are three stables with rubber matting and automatic water feeders - they all boast a rear window for good ventilation and at their front is a covered area of hardstanding. Attached to these stables is a tack and feed room which boasts a range of work surfaces and cupboards, and another stable, also with rubber matting. Electricity and water is connected and there is a showerhead fitting with a hot water supply.
There is a further gravelled area providing an extensive parking and storage area.
The pastureland is gently undulating allowing for good drainage and is partly post and rail fenced. Water is connected to most paddocks and there is a timber constructed field shelter in one field.The land extends to approximatley 24.35 acres in total .