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Property Details

Guide Price £750,000
5 bedrooms
Buckfastleigh, South Devon
Recently Sold
Summerlands is situated within the small South Dartmoor town of Buckfastleigh. Local amenities within easy level walking distance include heath centre, primary school, library, churches, open air swimming pool, numerous eateries/ pubs and retail shops on the historic Fore Street such as Boots Pharmacy, greengrocers, newsagent/ Post Office. There is an excellent Co-op food stores just around the corner in Chapel Street.

Buckfastleigh has good access to the A38 for Plymouth and Exeter and the nearby towns of Ashburton (3 miles) and Totnes (7 miles) have excellent shops and facilities, including a main line railway station at Totnes. The wide open spaces of Dartmoor are a short drive away and the South Devon coast around 30 minutes.

Summerlands is understood to have been built in the late nineteenth century and as a manse house for the Methodist Church. It is on the market for the first time since it was purchased from the Church in 1980 by our clients and has been a wonderful family home.

The accommodation features large windows and nicely balanced room sizes. Two of the reception rooms have been opened up to provide a large interconnecting space ideal for entertaining. Original features include marble fireplaces, sash windows, coloured glass interior entrance door and landing window, plus a fine staircase. One of the reception rooms has a wood-burner and there is full gas central heating via a modern boiler.

The gardens provide an attractive setting for Summerlands and are surrounded for the most part by natural stone walls.
Entrance Vestibule
5’10” x 5’10” Panelled entrance door with fan light window over. Wood floorboards. Coat hooks. Coloured glass inner door and matching glazed surrounds.
23’9” x 7’ overall. Radiator. Dado rail. Telephone point.
Living Room
19’8” into bay x 13’2”. Tall sash bay window to front aspect. Fireplace with painted surround and marble inserts and hearth. Picture rail. Radiator. Plaster ceiling light rose.
Sitting Room
13’4” x 13’2” Sash window to front aspect. Fireplace with wood-burner on slate hearth and with marble surround. Radiator. TV point. Picture rail. Plaster ceiling light rose. Walk-through to
Dining Room
13’4” x 12’ Sash window to side aspect. Radiator. Dado rail. Picture rail. Plaster ceiling light rose. Door to the hall.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room
13’3” x 13’2” Range of light wood finish fitted units with polished granite worktops. Island unit with breakfast bar. Rangemaster electric oven inset to former fireplace. FRANKE stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Second circular stainless steel sink. Integrated fridge and dishwasher. Radiator. Tiled floor. LED ceiling spotlights. Glazed French doors to the side garden patio. Door to
8’7 x 5’6 Polished granite worktops with Butler’s sink and mixer tap. Plumbing for washing machine. LED ceiling spotlights. Tiled floor. Storage cupboard. Door to the rear outside
Slate slab. Wooden shelving. Sash window.
Ground Floor Shower Room
8’6” x 5’7” white suite of glazed shower enclosure, wash basin and W.C. Tiled walls and floor. Towel radiator. Window. Extractor. Recess housing gas central heating boiler.
On the First Floor
Half Landing
Approached via a staircase from the hall with coloured glass sash window to rear aspect. Over stairwell
White WC and wash basin. Tiled walls and floor. Radiator. Window.
13’x 9’3” Suite of bath inset to the marble surround with side mounted taps, glazed shower enclosure, wash basin, WC and bidet. Tiled walls and marble tiled floor. Two towel radiators. LED ceiling spotlights. Two windows. Double airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and wooden shelving.
Main Landing
11’ x 6’10” Lockable storage cupboard.
Bedroom 1
15’10” x 13’6” Sash window to front aspect. Picture rail. Radiator.
Bedroom 2
13’7” x 12’2” Sash window to front aspect. Original fireplace (not in use) with painted surround. Radiator. Picture rail.
Bedroom 3
13’6” x 12’2” Sash widow to side aspect. Original fireplace (not in use) with painted surround. Radiator. Shallow cupboards either side of fireplace.
Bedroom 4
13’4” x 13’4” Window to side aspect. Original fireplace. Radiator. Hatch to roof space - part bounded with electric light.
Bedroom 5
9’2” x 7’ Window to front aspect. Radiator. Telephone point.
A pair of metal gates open to a tarmacadam drive with parking for at least six vehicles.

Front reception garden areas planted with shrubs and natural stone boundary wall and path with pedestrian gate into Bossell Road.

26’8” x 9’ widening to 14’7” Metal up and over entry doors at the front and side. Two windows. Power and light connected.

WC and wash basin.

The main garden lies to the rear of the house with three steps up to a level walled garden with vegetable growing beds, lawn, apple trees, soft fruits cage, composting area, aluminium framed green house, herb garden, rain water storage butts and a good sized general storage shed.

Immediately to the rear and on the far side of the house are attractively paved seating areas and there is a second garden shed behind a timber fenced screen. There are various water taps within the garden that are connected to the water storage butts.
Exit the A38 at Dart Bridge and at the mini-roundabout turn left into Dartbridge Road. Continue on this road until you reach a right-hand turning signposted town centre/Plymouth Road. At the end of this road turn left into Bossell Road and Summerlands will be seen on the right just after New Road.


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.