Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9ND | Property for sale | Savills
319.49 sq m
Guide price £1,750,000(€1,995,369)

Bovey TraceyNewton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9ND

    Key features

    • Delightful country home in a superb location
    • Fine proportions and many period features
    • Opportunity to enhance greatly
    • Wide range of outbuildings
    • Gardens and grounds extending to 42.17 acres

    Wonderful early 20th century home nestled in a superb rural, yet accessible valley in over 42 acres of grounds and gardens.

    About this property

    • This enchanting family home has clearly been much loved and has been in the same family for more than 50 years. Now in need of some modernisation, the high ceilings, period features and south facing aspect offer so much potential for a new purchaser. The main house is nestled at the end of a long private drive with various parking areas offering space for several cars and modern double garage. The wooden double front doors offer a grand entrance to a light, spacious, welcoming hall. To the ground floor there is a good-sized kitchen with oil-fired Aga, a range of units and space for a kitchen table. This light, double aspect room enjoys views over the walled garden and valley. The main double aspect sitting room is wonderfully light, with high ceilings, open fire and superb far-reaching views with French doors to the garden room which is now in need of repair but offers much potential being positioned overlooking the gardens, pond and the valley beyond. This east-facing room would be a fabulous place for a morning coffee!

      There are two additional, well-proportioned reception rooms, one currently being used as a lovely, south-facing formal dining room and the other a downstairs bedroom, but could equally be a play room, study or snug with intricate brick fireplace and double aspect windows. The property was subject to two extensions shortly after it was built creating a range of very useful storage areas to the ground floor including two pantries (with connecting hatch), large under stairs storage, built in cupboards, boot room, two downstairs WCs and large utility room currently housing both utility and a study area which overlooks the walled garden.

      The grand turning staircase leads to a light, spacious landing with double windows enjoying far reaching views along the valley. All four bedrooms benefit from fabulous views and excellent proportions alongside a duel family bathroom. The principal bedroom overlooks the valley with en suite bathroom and built in wardrobes. This double aspect room offers some of the best views in the property with large windows to both the South and East.

      Gardens and Grounds
      The gardens of Beara really are special and need to be seen to be fully appreciated. Now in need of some taming, the gardens offer a wealth of interesting and well-established plants including wonderful rhododendrons, azaleas, ornamental and traditional planting and an incredible Yew tree. There are Dartmoor granite boulders to one side of the property nestled into the lawns which make a charming feature and lovely place to sit and admire the grounds. The bluebells carpet the small wooded area to the south of the property in the spring offering a wildlife haven. This superb garden is divided into different zones, each with its own distinct charm. There are small copses dotted amongst the various paddocks as well as a larger area of woodland at the peak of the valley on the eastern side of the property. The walled garden offers so much potential as a vegetable garden, or for further planting.

      There are two large ponds and beautiful winding stream running along the bottom of the garden with charming bridge built over providing access to the paddocks beyond. The grounds and gardens of Beara extend to over 42 acres divided into various paddocks. To the west of the property, the paddock offers a number of field shelters and stabling as well as there being a large row of open barns to the rear of the property. The large, traditional stone barn, currently just housing garden tools and storage offers much scope for further development subject to any necessary consents.

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    Beara is an incredible opportunity which really doesn't come around that often!

    Tom BedfordProperty agent

    Local information

    • Beara is a wonderful property which has been a much-loved family home, being within the same family for more than 50 years. Now in need of some modernisation, this early 20th century property is looking for a new custodian. Positioned on the edge of its own coombe and enjoying wonderful views across its own grounds and gardens, this property is conveniently located just under 1 mile from the amenities of Bovey Tracey.
    • Bovey Tracey is renowned for being one of the gateways to Dartmoor with incredible walking on its doorstep high up onto the moor or along the wooded river valleys below. The town itself offers a wide range of amenities including several public houses, art gallery, takeaways, convenience stores and independent shops and eateries. There is a well-regarded primary school, doctors surgery and Post Office.
    • National Trust Parke is just around the corner offering beautiful walks and a very popular café as well as the town's community hub and recreational facilities including cricket pitch, tennis courts and swimming pool. Larger supermarkets can be found in Newton Abbot and there is a Marks & Spencer food convenience shop within Bovey Tracey itself. The charming village of Lustleigh is nearby, with pretty listed cottages, idyllic orchard and cafes and public house and Chagford is a short drive beyond.
    • The cathedral city of Exeter is 19 miles away, it has excellent communication links to London, Cornwall and the Midlands, including two main line train stations and an international airport. The city centre boasts the Princesshay Shopping Centre, Guildhall Food Halls, a John Lewis department store as well as an extensive selection of independent shops and restaurants, theatres, an award winning museum and a world class university.

    Additional information

    • Bovey Tracey about 0.9 mile Lustleigh about 3 miles Exeter about 19 miles
    • Services : Mains electricity, private water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
    • Directions: From Bovey Tracey's Drumbridges roundabout, proceed along the A382 towards Bovey Tracey passing M&S petrol station and continuing on the A382 over the next roundabout. At the second roundabout as you approach the fire station continue straight over continuing on the A382 (Monk's Way). Very shortly after you see the turning to Bovey Tracey Golf Course on your left hand side, the turning to Beara will be found on your right.
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: F