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Property Details

7 bedrooms
Buckfastleigh, South Devon
Under Offer

Ware House occupies a semi-rural setting in the valley of the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Dartington. Communications are excellent with the nearby A38 Expressway at Dartbridge linking the two equidistant Devon cities of Plymouth and Exeter and the M5 beyond. The small town of Buckfastleigh lies on the edge of Dartmoor National Park and the historic town of Totnes with its bustling shopping centre and mainline railway station to London Paddington, is a fifteen minute drive.

Ware House is a great spot from which to access Dartmoor and the lovely South Hams coastline and the South Devon area attracts thousands of visitors each year.

Ware House is an impressive Victorian building which over the last six years has been stripped back and thoroughly renovated to a high standard retaining as many original features as possible whilst making it a warm and comfortable home for twenty first century living.

In 2019 the owners established an up-market B&B business in the west wing of the building with three superb en-suite letting rooms/suites, two treatment rooms and an impressive guests lounge and breakfast dining room. The east wing is a spacious four bedroom family home with its own entrance. There is lots of scope to take the business side of things to the next level with plans for a spa and further development of the beauty treatment rooms.

Also included in the sale are three stone outbuildings with planning permission to create a permanent two bedroom cottage and two one bedroom holiday apartments. Building works for the conversions have been started.

The whole is set in some 6.29 acres of grounds divided into two distinct areas. The original walled garden has been re-instated and there are wide expanses to be reclaimed along with a part wooded area on the lower side of the lane with potential to create a paddock.
The West Wing
Reception Hall
22’10’’ in length. Original patterned tiled floor. Ceiling cornice and rose. Reception area and storage cupboard. Door to rear outside. Timber staircase to upper floor.
Guest Lounge
20’9’’ x 17’7’’ Full length bi-fold doors to terrace. Ceiling cornice and moulded wall panels. Ornate fireplace (not in use). Door with steps up to
Breakfast Room
22’ x 17’5’’ Ceiling height to roof apex. Windows on three sides and door to outside. PREPARATION KITCHEN 11’5’’ x 6’. Cream fronted units. Double oven/hob with filter hood, fridge and sink.
Basement Area
Accessed via a door from the Guest Lounge. Partly converted with provision for showers and WC’s. Door to outside.
Inner Hall
with CLOAKROOM/WC. Connecting door to North Wing. Doors off to
Treatment Room
17’2’’ x 11’6’’ Window to front aspect with shutters. Fireplace with stone surround (not in use). Ceramic basin on stand. Ceiling cornice and picture rail. Walk-in storage cupboard.
Treatment Room 2
13’6’’ x 10’3’’ Rear aspect window with shutters. Ceramic basin on stand. Ceiling cornice and picture rail.
First Floor Landing
Full-length window to the rear garden aspect.
The Dartmoor Suite
BEDROOM 18’3’’ x 12’5’’ Front and side aspect windows. Ornate cast iron fireplace with granite surround (not in use). LOUNGE 14’2’’ x 9’2’’ Window to front aspect. Door to EN-SUITE BATHROOM White suite with freestanding bath and separate shower enclosure.
The River Dart Room
BEDROOM 17’6’’ x 14’ Window to front aspect. Cast-iron fireplace with marble surround (not in use). EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM.
The Bell Tor Room
BEDROOM 15’5’’ x 11’7’’ Window to rear garden. EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM.
Turrett Room
8’8’’ x 8’8’’ Approached via a staircase from the landing. Arch-top windows overlooking the grounds.
The East Wing
Inner Hallway
with doors off to
Living Room
17’7’’ x 17’2’’ Window to front aspect. Ceiling cornice rose and moulding over door. Fireplace (not in use).
Kitchen-Day Room
30’4’’ x 13’ widening to 17’3’’ Entrance door to front outside. Window to front aspect with shutters. Fireplace with wood-burner. Understair cupboard. KITCHEN with range of quality units with polished granite work tops and Bosch twin ovens. Island unit with five burner Bosch gas hob with fume hood. Samsung American-style fridge-freezer. Integrated dishwasher. Two side windows.
Utility Room
10’5’’ x 9’ Cream fronted cupboards. Plumbing for washing machine and appliance space. Gas boiler. Door to CLOAKROOM/WC.
with doors off to
Bedroom 1
17’6’’ x 15’8’’ Window to front aspect. Ornate timber fireplace surround.
Multi-jet spa bath and separate shower enclosure.
Bedroom 2
11’7’’ x 10’7’’ Velux roof window and rear aspect window.
Bedroom 3
13’6’’ x 13’3’’ Two windows to front aspect. Built-in wardrobe and storage cupboards.
Bedroom 4
15’5’’ x 9’ Side window.
Bath plus separate shower enclosure.
A driveway leads up to the main entrance where there is parking for several vehicles. A walled garden lies immediately to the rear with a walled courtyard in front of the East Wing.

The gardens extend to the west in a swathe of land suitable for cultivation. On the lower side of the lane is a further parking area and wooded grounds running down to the A384 Totnes Road.

We are advised that there is an historic right of way for a neighbouring land owner over part of the grounds for agricultural vehicles but that this has never been used during our clients ownership.
Mains electricity, water and gas. Private drainage. Council Tax Band H.
Travelling along the A38 between Exeter and Plymouth take the Dart Bridge exit at Buckfastleigh. Join the A384 Totnes Road and take the first left after The Dartbridge Inn into the lane which leads to Ware House.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these details, it should be noted that the measurements are approximate only. Floorplans are for representation purposes only and prepared according to the RICS Code of Measuring Practice by our floorplan provider. Therefore, the layout of doors, windows and rooms are approximate and should be regarded as such by any prospective purchaser. Any internal photographs are intended as a guide only and it should not be assumed that any of the furniture/fittings are included in any sale. Where shown, details of lease, ground rent and service charge are provided by the vendor and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, as the information may not have been verified and further checks should be made either through your solicitor/conveyance. Where appliances, including central heating, are mentioned, it cannot be assumed that they are in working order, as they have not been tested. Please also note that wiring, plumbing and drains have not been checked.