A substantial village home set within delightful, fully enclosed grounds of over an acre.
With the benefit of two separate gated entrances, Hay Tor is a most appealing and individual family home located in one the region's most sought after locations. The property sits almost centrally within its substantial enclosed grounds that enjoy a wonderful backdrop of mature trees across the adjacent green. The whole house exudes a sense of privacy and seclusion and once through the electronic secure gates, one enters a delightfully safe and established area perfect for entertaining and for those with young children. A block paved driveway provides parking for numerous vehicles and a car enthusiast will certainly appreciate the generous scale of the detached double garage with its twin en suite bedrooms/offices to either side and the enormous recreation room that occupies the whole of the first floor.
The house has an impressive footprint, believed to date to the 1930s but has been significantly remodelled and enhanced since. Reflecting the way in which the property usage has been adapted, there are two main entrances to the property, the original being off the circular drive on the southern elevation with impressive panelled hallway with matching doors, architrave and exposed ceiling beams. The sitting room features even more intricate detailing in the three quarter height panelling with a lovely carved fire surround and custom made window seats from which to enjoy the views across the front and rear gardens. On the opposite side of the hallway is a well-proportioned, formal dining room with a hardwood display bay window and cast ironmongery with oak cupboards built either side of the chimney breast. Deep set skirting boards and a herringbone oak floor and display dado all add warmth and character to this delightful room. A partially stained glass door leads through into the inner hallway with small study and conservatory, a large ground floor en suite bedroom currently used as a gymnasium and the principal drawing room which is bathed in natural light from the triple aspect windows. A Minster stone working fireplace sits almost centrally in the room and a further glazed door leads via the conservatory to the second sitting room. The kitchen/breakfast room is located at the very heart of the home and this has been beautifully fitted with hand built oak cabinets with granite work surfaces, a central island unit and Rangemaster stove sitting within the original chimney breast. An open butler's pantry features a serving hatch through to the dining room. The second hallway approached via the principal driveway leads to a large laundry room with granite work surfaces, a walk in drying room with central heating boiler and water softener There is an opening to the useful under croft providing yet further storage. A pair of double doors with stained insets open to the wonderful third reception room, again with oak flooring, a wood burning stove and doors to the far side to the west facing terrace and lawned gardens.
At first floor there are four further double bedrooms, all of which command delightful views whether across open farmland, adjoining meadows or the village playing fields. The master bedroom is a particularly fine suite with fitted walk in dressing room and bathroom with limestone detailing, a Jacuzzi bath and a walk in rain shower cubical. The remaining bedrooms are served by the centrally located family bathroom.
The gardens that surround the house feature generous lawns perfect for cricket or football, mature fruit trees and a number of heavily planted and well established flower borders with colourful roses, perennials and specimen shrubs. The rear of the garden is bordered by a mellow stone wall adjoining neighbouring paddocks and useful outbuildings include timber store sheds and a hexagonal greenhouse. A former brick built air raid shelter is now used as a useful garden store.
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A wonderful family home, well hidden within secure, fully enclosed grounds which is perfectly located for Tockington School.David Wild