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