An elegant, detached Georgian residence with a separate two bedroom annexe, beautiful gardens and outstanding Dartmoor views.
- Substantial Georgian residence
- Stunning rural views
- Separate two bedroom annexe
- Beautiful mature gardens
- Swimming pool and tennis court
Highgrove is a well-presented five bedroom Georgian house. Remarkably, for a property of this age, the house remains unlisted and the current owners have beautifully restored the property to create a fabulous family home. Throughout the house there are attractive period features including cornicing, high ceilings, sash windows throughout with working shutters, and spacious, well-lit rooms.
On the ground floor is a wide and welcoming hallway with a limestone floor, from which the reception rooms are accessed. To the right is a spacious, double aspect sitting room with beautiful views, an open fireplace and French doors leading to the gardens.
To the left of the hallway is a double aspect drawing room, with a wood burner, sash windows, a solid oak floor and more wonderful views. A third reception room is also situated on the ground floor; the triple aspect dining room/library with bespoke, locally crafted, fitted ash and rosewood bookcases, a solid oak floor and French doors to the gardens. The kitchen/dining room is to the rear of the house, with another set of French doors leading to the gardens. The bespoke, handmade kitchen is well-equipped, with granite worktops, a kitchen island with a solid oak worktop, a Range cooker, integrated dishwasher and a ceramic sink. There is also a walk-in larder with granite worktops, a utility room with a butler sink and a downstairs cloakroom.
A grand, Georgian staircase with Mahogany rail leads to the first floor where there are five double bedrooms, each with truly outstanding views. The master bedroom benefits from large, bespoke wardrobes plus an en-suite shower room with a solid ash floor, a stylish basin and a very large shower. Bedroom two also benefits from an en-suite bathroom, as well as a quadruple aspect, bespoke wardrobes and a Juliet balcony overlooking the gardens. A family bathroom with a bath and basin with marble surround, plus a separate shower room, complete the first floor.
The annexe at Highgrove is situated within the gardens, away from the main house. Recently renovated, the annexe offers flexible ancillary accommodation and excellent potential for income. There is a kitchen with an electric hob and oven, a shower room, two double bedrooms and a sitting/dining room with a wood burner and a large window with lovely garden views.
Highgrove is approached by a private driveway which leads to the house and car port. There is space for numerous vehicles to park on the driveway. To the front of the house the garden is mainly laid to lawn, and the far-reaching views that can be enjoyed from here are magnificent. A beautiful wisteria adorns the outside of the house. A beautiful wisteria adorns the outside of the house and a magnificent Cornus Controversa wedding cake tree lines the driveway.
The current owners are keen gardeners and this is clearly evident at Highgrove. The gardens are exquisitely well-established with a wide variety of colourful flora. Examples of the plants found within the gardens include clematis, Himalayan rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, magnolia trees, a cornus tree and cherry, apple, pear and plum trees. There is a large area of lawn in the southfacing rear garden, adjacent to which is a heated outdoor 10m x 5m swimming pool. There is also a large, timber-framed hardwood cedar greenhouse. At the top of the garden is an area of mixed deciduous woodland, with oak ash and elm trees, providing the perfect habitat for native wildlife. A tennis court also lies within the grounds.
To one side of the house is an attractive granite outbuilding, which was the groom’s house when the house was built. Currently this building is being used as a games room but it provides the potential for a number of different uses. There is also a green-oak framed double car port with a large storage room above, plus a wood store and garden shed.
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