Crow's Nest
Green Lane
Newton Abbot

Detached House: 5 beds, 4 baths, 3 receptions

Guide Price £1,100,000

Agent Details


Tel: 01308 427329


A superb re-developed and now luxury chalet-bungalow within the Dartmoor National Park affording substantial and versatile accommodation together with beautiful gardens, detached garage/ancillary acommodation annexe and extensive parking using renewable energy sources, in the most delightful rural location with magnificent views

SITUATION: Crow's Nest is a located along a private road on the edge of the village of Ilsington and Bovey Tracey. This is a tranquil setting affording magnificent views and enjoys excellent privacy and seclusion with approx. 0.5 acre wrap-around grounds and is within the Dartmoor National Park. The village of Ilsington lies less than a mile due south downhill where there is pub, community-run village shop, primary school and Church with an excellent community.

Uphill from the property is the Bovey Tracey road leading onto the moorland at Haytor with superb walks following the historic tramlines formerly used for transporting local granite from Haytor Quarry to Teignmouth and used to create the London Bridge. This is a walker's paradise and is also popular for cyclists (Tour of Britain) and there is a good network of bridleways.

There is accessibility to the towns of Exeter and Plymouth (both some 30 mins away by road) together with Teignmouth on the beautiful East Devon coast with access to the South West coastal path.

The nearest British Rail connection can be found at Newton Abbot (some 20 mins' distant by car) where there is a main line rail station.

THE PROPERTY dates from the early 1960's but has been subject to a substantial re-development project over recent years and now provides extensive accommodation with mainly rendered and colour washed elevations under slate roofs with wood-effect uPVC double glazing, now affording 2-storey accommodation with vaulted and pitched ceilings together with ancillary accommodation in the garage block providing a 1-2 bedroomed upside-down annexe with adjoining single garage.

There is a prevalence of oak in the bespoke kitchen with granite worktops, doors, flooring and staircase, with Travertine floors to the kitchen, dining room and bathrooms, all with underfloor heating. The property has the benefit of an open fireplace, PV panels to the roof providing a tax-free income, air-source heat pumps to both the main house and the annexe, an oil-fired Aga stove and a Gledhill water tank. There are many lighting circuits and light fittings of superior quality.

The gardens are an absolute delight and provide fruit trees, sweeping gardens with sitting out terraces for full enjoyment of the outside, extensive parking for at least 4 cars and a mobile home, allotment garden with fruit cages and greenhouse and a summerhouse/chalet together with chicken enclosure.

The property offers a comfortable and sustainable home of good proportions and gardens affording a lifestyle opportunity/work from home, whilst the annexe/garage block brings additional work from home opportunities or accommodation for family members all with the latest technology for comfort and low costs.

DIRECTIONS: Travelling along the A38, at the Drumbridges (Trago Mills) roundabout, take the Bovey Tracey road (fourth exit from Exeter, second from Plymouth). Go through the traffic lights and proceed for approx 1.5 miles. At the first roundabout, take the second exit. At the next roundabout (next to fire station), take the first exit and continue for approx. 0.33 mile and then take the left-hand fork to Haytor. After approx. 2 miles, go over the cattle grid and take the first turning left into Green Lane. Proceed for approx. 0.25 miles and, just before the postbox on the left, the entrance to the unmade road will be found and Crow's Nest lies at the end on the left.

THE ACCOMMODATION comprises the following:
Recessed large and wide oak front door opening to the:
RECEPTION HALL with plenty of glazing affording views to the garden and light to the interior. Opening to:
DINING ROOM with attractive and wide double, mainly glazed doors either side opening to the lifestyle kitchen and sitting rooms allowing this whole space to be used for entertaining. There is a vaulted ceiling here and the oak and glazed staircase rises to the minstrel gallery landing above. Opening door and side panel to the front terrace and garden views.
FAMILY KITCHEN: A bespoke oak kitchen with large range of cupboards and additional storage within the large peninsular all finished with granite work surfaces, with an extension of the work surface on the peninsular forming a highly sociable breakfast bar. There is a very large shaped sink with veg prep section and granite drainer, a 2-oven oil-fired Rayburn and 5-ring gas hob with glass cooker hood over. Walk-in larder with folding door and with shelving, light and electric points for fridge, microwave etc.
UTILITY ROOM with work surface and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Coat rack and hat shelf, slate flooring. Part-glazed back door to kitchen garden.
SITTING ROOM: A superior living space with five-folding doors to the delightful patio and gardens extending with water feature, bringing the outside in. Marble fireplace with oak surround and mantel shelf and adjoining glazed panes each side offering a decorative and interesting display space. Door to:
STUDY comprising a shaped room with window to the east offering little distraction.
CORNER BEDROOM (could be used for alternative requirements) with door opening to the side glade garden. This room has an adjoining Jack and Jill shower room also connecting a further BEDROOM/SNUG/MUSIC ROOM which has a window to the rear with obscure-glazed panel below and has a walk-in electric cupboard housing the controls etc for all heating and hot water, the PV panels and internal unit for the air source heating system.
MINSTREL GALLERY LANDING with balustrading in oak with glazed panels overlooking the dining area below and with Velux window directly over the staircase which also has an oak shelved display area. Built-in linen cupboard.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE with fully glazed frontage and sliding doors to the shaped wrought-iron enclosed balcony overlooking the main gardens to the magnificent distant views. Deep, built-in storage cupboard and open wardrobe storage recess.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM with large bath with reeded-panel to match the reeded cupboard base to the wooden surface inset with dual basins and extending mirrors to each basin and with long wall-mounted mirror over together with toilet and corner shower cubicle, with very attractive fully tiled walls with a large high window to views.
GUEST SUITE comprising a double bedroom with Velux to the roof pitch and additional window overlooking the north kitchen gardens, together with eaves storage cupboards. Archway to a large dressing area with fitted wardrobes open to a modern shower suite with window to the east.
DOUBLE BEDROOM 3 enjoying westerly views and marvellous sunsets and with built-in eaves cupboards. Connecting door into:
FAMILY BATHROOM (also accessed from the landing) affording a bath with shower unit over and screen, pedestal basin and toilet, shaver point, heated towel rail, window to rear.

THE ANNEXE offers ancillary accommodation only to be used in conjunction with the main house. Created within the former detached garage block, it has an entrance door off the kitchen garden area and leads into a:
HALLWAY with attractive staircase leading to the first floor and with modern SHOWER ROOM under. Two doors from the hall open to the LARGE DOUBLE BEDROOM (which could be divided into two).
OPEN-PLAN KITCHEN/LIVING/DINING AREA with window to the south affording beautiful land and skyscapes. Built into the pitch of the roof there are Velux windows and useful eaves storage cupboards.
The Kitchen Area is well fitted with a modern range of units with work surfaces, sink, built-in oven and gas hob.

This annexe (referred to as "The Nest") has its own air source heat pump providing central heating and hot water and gas bottles for cooking and offers a superb "upside down" annexe. The adjoining garage offers further potential for including into the annexe accommodation, subject to any necessary planning consents.

Large wooden double gates open to the private gravelled drive which leads to a SINGLE GARAGE adjoining the annexe accommodation and provides two bays for parking at least 4/5 cars or campervan. Alongside the driveway is a high hedge providing privacy from neighbours and a garden utility area and fruit trees including apple and fig.

The main gardens extend to the south affording a large lawned area with further trees and bushes with seating areas and a well-designed pond area with fountain, beautiful foliage and a BBQ terrace.

Adjoining the front of the property is another large terrace with seating area for al-fresco dining or sun-bathing.

A glade to the east side of the property leads to the kitchen gardens with 3 arbours and wide beds adjoining all well stocked.

The kitchen garden to the rear provides a GREENHOUSE, FRUIT CAGE and raised beds for VEGETABLE ALLOTMENT together with a LARGE DETACHED SUMMERHOUSE/GARDEN STORE behind which is the CHICKEN/DUCK PEN.

Behind the garage/annexe block is a partly awned area ideal for log storage and which also houses the air source heat pump for the annexe.

AGENT'S NOTE: This whole property has the Wow-factor and discerning buyers will be pleasantly surprised. The seller is an electrician/heating engineer and has provided superior electrics and technology to ensure a sustainable home for the future.

SERVICES: Mains water and electricity. Recently replaced septic tank drainage (3,000 litres), PV panels with feed-in tariff owned outright. 27MB Broadband speed (more reliable Wi-fi now available). Council tax band E.

DECLARATION OF BUSINESS INTEREST: The sellers are directly related to Kennedy's Estate Agents.

Preliminary particulars prepared 28.9.21


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