A secluded modern detached four-bedroom home, set in 4.1 acres of market gardens with green oak frame packing and machinery barn, green oak frame double garage set in an elevated position on the edge of the desirable village of Staverton.
An architecturally designed Agricultural Tie property offering Four Bedrooms, built in 2016 with reverse level living, taking in some splendid views towards Dartmoor and the Dart Valley with open plan living space with partial vaulted ceilings enjoying plenty of natural light with gable end windows, light tube and velux windows throughout the property. Particular attention has been paid to the Energy Efficiency of the building with use of triple glazing, solar panels, mechanical heat recovery system. Sitting on the top of its plot you can survey over the gardens and orchards which has been a successful business over the years. This market garden has been farmed organically under soil association rules for 20 years until recently. Two useful oak frame buildings one being the sorting and packing room with machinery storage. Detached oak frame double garage. The property, gardens and grounds are very secluded and private and the boundaries have been planted over the years and grown to create a tranquil space to live.
Entering under covered storm porch to main entrance lobby with plenty of space for storage of coats and a dresser with velux window. Bedroom Four with engineered oak flooring and mezzanine storage/sleeping area with inset spotlights. Double aspect windows. Door from lobby into inner hall with vaulted ceiling to the first floor.
Utility/Plant Room with external door, with plumbing for washing machine, space for additional freezer and storage. Housing the mechanical heat recovery system and thermal heat store with power diverter.
Bedroom Two with double aspect and plenty of room for storage. Third Bedroom with views over the garden with window allowing light into the inner hall. Master Bedroom with dual aspect and views over the gardens. Family Bathroom with freestanding bath and central external central filler tap and mixer valve with pop-up waste. Large separate shower enclosure, hand wash basin, W.C.
The bespoke curved Oak stair case leads upto the first floor to an open plan light and airy living space, vaulted ceilings. Separate kitchen area with gable end windows surveying the gardens and grounds, built-in kitchen with Corian worktops, two integrated under counter Siemens ovens, five ring Siemens induction hob, free standing Siemens fridge/freezer and integrated dishwasher with central preparation island with drawer storage and breakfast bar on the end. Plenty of undercounter storage and larder sliding cupboard. Open plan living with plenty of space for family dining table, a focal point being the gable end with two windows overlooking gardens with free standing woodburner which also feeds into the thermal store. Doors opening out onto the balcony with composite decking, stainless steel and glass balustrades, also with partial glass floor allowing plenty of light to the windows below. Spectacular views are enjoyed here across the gardens and ground into the countryside beyond. There is also a first floor separate hand wash basin and W.C.
Gardens, Garaging and Packing Barn
Driveway leading to parking area for several vehicles with detached double green oak frame garage with slate roof. Level lawns immediately surround the property with plenty of space to kick a ball around with some immediate flower beds and apple trees in the level lawned area with plenty of space for alfresco dining. Adjacent to the house is a detached green oak frame Packing Barn/Machinery store with electricity, concrete floor and double doors. External steps leading to a useful loft space this may suit a variety of uses (subject to the necessary planning consents). There are 5 water collection tanks off the back of the double garage and machinery store.
Market Garden and Grounds
Over the years the boundaries have been planted with now mature wind breaks giving seclusion and protection to the gardens. The gardens are on a south facing slope. Divided into three areas with four polytunnels. Two tunnels measuring: 18 metres X 65 Metres. 1 Tunnel measuring 22 metres X 89 Metres. 1 Tunnel measuring 30 Metres X 60 Metres. A commercial greenhouse (6 metre x 9 Metres).
To the bottom of the site there are twenty walnut trees which are coming to maturity in their production along with two polytunnels and a commercial greenhouse. The main vegetable growing area to the south of the main house, two further polytunnels to the west with one currently not covered.
The main orchard with forty productive fruit trees, five different varieties of cooking and eating apple trees. Two natural wildlife ponds. Six plum trees, greengage tree along with saskatoon berry shrubs, mulberry tree. There is water irrigation available to all of the polytunnels, with one of the westerly polytunnels currently uncovered with two grape vines. You will find an asparagus bed in the other polytunnel, located to the west of the site. Wooded hazelnut area which has been coppiced. To the west are seven mature chestnut trees with ten productive pear trees. Main growing bed area along with Horseradish beds.
The occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to person solely or mainly working, or last working in the locality in agriculture as defined in section 336 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, or in forestry, or widow or widower of such person, and to any resident dependants.
This property may suite someone starting a new business or continuing with the market garden that has been set up.
Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage via septic tank. 1.2 kilowatts of solar panels located in the gardens, which also feeds into the house with any excess unused power feeding into the thermal heat store. Woodburner also feeds into the Thermal Heat Store. Current feed in tariff is 0.51 pence per kilowatt.
Strictly by appointment by telephone appointment through Rendells Estate Agents Tel: 01803 863888.
South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234.