Approximately 2,478 sq. ft.
Presented to a high standard
Good size garden
Longhay Orchard is a very spacious detached bungalow, with over 2,400 sq. ft. of accommodation, set in a sought-after position in the village of Stoke Gabriel, in the heart of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The accommodation comprises four flexible reception rooms and four bedrooms, all of which are light, airy and presented to an impressive standard.
The sitting room is a well-proportioned living space, with a wood burning stove, French windows opening onto the gardens and double doors leading to the conservatory. The conservatory is a wonderfully light room with lovely views out across the surrounding countryside. There is also a dining room, a hobby room/bedroom five and one further small room, which could be used as a cosy snug. The kitchen/breakfast room has a galley-style layout, with attractive units on two sides, plus an AGA, a separate integrated hob, dishwasher, electric Hotpoint oven and microwave.
The four bedrooms are all well-proportioned doubles with fitted storage, with the master benefitting from an en suite bathroom and one further bedroom also featuring an en suite shower room. The master bedroom also has a large bay window, with superb countryside views, across to the River Dart. There is also a well-presented family bathroom.
Longhay Orchard benefits from a very large loft as well as a vast lower-level area accessed from the gardens, both providing extensive storage.
The village of Stoke Gabriel is set in a highly desirable position, on an inlet of the River Dart as it widens on its approach to the sea, in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has several everyday amenities, including a village store and post office, several pubs and cafés, plus a well-regarded primary school. As it is situated adjacent to the River Dart, Stoke Gabriel is ideally situated for those who enjoy water sports, whilst the surrounding Devon countryside provides ample opportunity for walking, cycling and riding. The magnificent landscape of Dartmoor National Park is just 10 miles from the property.
Approximately 4 miles away, the historic market town of Totnes was nominated in British Airways ‘HighLife’ magazine as one of the world’s top ten funky towns. The town has a medieval castle, direct access to the River Dart and offers an eclectic range of shops including an organic vegetable shop, a specialist record store, an exceptionally well stocked book shop and many other interesting independent shops. There is a street market twice a week and a monthly food market. There are many good private and state schools within easy reach including the Torquay Grammar Schools, South Devon College and the independent Tower House School.
Communication links are excellent. Totnes has a mainline station giving direct connections to London Paddington. There is also good access to the A38 Devon Expressway linking to the M5 at Exeter. Exeter International Airport, approximately 30 miles away, provides an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights including daily flights to London City Airport.
The property is approached via a spacious drive, which provides plenty of parking for multiple vehicles. To the side and rear there are pretty gardens, including a large area of paved terracing, ideal for outdoor entertaining and al fresco dining, and an area of lawn, bordered by flowerbeds, shrubs, hedgerow and mature trees. Lovely, far-reaching views towards the River Dart can be appreciated from much of the garden, in particular the terrace.