An impressive Arts and Crafts style home with spectacular views over the River Dart with double garage, ample parking, lovely gardens and terraces.
Sitting in an elevated position, not only does Wayford benefit from sun all day long but offers spectacular views of The River Dart and its marinas, Dartmouth and the Britannia Royal Naval College which are simply spectacular! Built for the current owners in 2008, Wayford is an elegant and impressive home designed in a traditional Arts and Crafts style whilst being constructed to modern standards. Inspired by the nearby National Trust property, Coleton Fishacre, the house and gardens are presented in exceptional order throughout with a
high level of detail and finish, from the natural slate roof to the rough cast rendered walls over Welsh slate.
Offering a river view from virtually every room, internally the quality of finish continues with light oak joinery throughout, solid oak flooring throughout the ground floor living accommodation and underfloor heating on the ground and first
floor. Arranged over three floors, the accommodation is spacious and bright with modern family living in mind and stepping through the imposing, solid oak front door and into the generous, welcoming entrance really sets the tone for what is to come. The impressive entrance hall leads you through to the fabulous open plan living accommodation one way and to the kitchen the other. There is a sociable feel to the arrangement of the living space with the principal rooms flowing effortlessly together but also providing defined spaces
in which to dine, entertain or relax. The bespoke, solid oak kitchen is clearly the heart of the home and is integrated with a range of appliances including a dishwasher, a fridge freezer, double oven, a grill and microwave. The central island houses an induction hob and hidden extractor.
The dining room sits nicely between the kitchen and the living room and is the perfect place to entertain while taking in the fabulous views. French doors lead to the full width terrace and garden beyond, a lovely spot for alfresco dining or a sundowner. The living room really does have the wow factor with feature Cotswold stone fireplace and beautiful semi-circular glazed doors to the terrace with far reaching views to Dartmouth, the Naval College and up the River Dart. On the opposite side of the living room is a lovely morning room, again with French doors to a private terrace which is perfect for a morning coffee. Off the entrance hall, there is a cloakroom and
a convenient utility / laundry room with access to the integral double garage.
From the entrance hall, the bespoke sweeping oak staircase rises to a generous galleried landing which leads to the stunning principal bedroom. A mirror of the living room, the semi-circular glazed doors lead to a balcony from which to enjoy the exceptional views. Bespoke Smallbone's fitted bedroom cabinetry maximizes storage while the generous en suite bathroom offers a walk-in shower as well as a bath and twin basins. There are a further four double bedrooms on the first floor, three of which are en suite and benefit from built in wardrobes. The second floor provides a wonderful studio / office which could also be used as a double bedroom with French doors to a decked balcony overlooking Warfleet Creek and the Dart.
Gardens and Grounds
Outside, Wayford sits centrally on a generous plot in one of the most sought-after areas of the South Hams. Approached via a gated driveway, there is ample parking for numerous cars as well as a double garage with electric up and over doors. Beyond this, the formal gardens are a delight. There is a secluded, terrace off the morning room while a full width, west facing terrace is accessed from the living room, dining room and kitchen and is bordered by a lawned area. The terrace and garden has the benefit of 180 degree river views and are the perfect spot to watch the sun set. There is also a secret pathway providing access onto Ridley Hill.
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Without doubt the attention to detail at Wayford is second to none, it is incredibly bespoke and finished to a high quality throughout. Put this with the outstanding views and established grounds it really is worth viewing!Tom Bedford