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Property Details

3 bedrooms
Nr Buckfastleigh
  • Two Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen-Breakfast Room
  • Utility-Boot Room
  • Three Bedrooms (Master En-Suite)
  • Bathroom
  • Loft Room With WC
  • Lovely Gardens
  • Parking Drive

Burchetts Lodge stands on its own, with no immediate neighbours, fronting the road between Buckfastleigh and Scorriton, and backing onto The National Trust's Burchetts Wood.

There is lovely walking and riding country on the doorstep and the open-moor is a little further along the lane. Whilst undoubtedly a rural setting the property is readily accessible with the A38 (linking Plymouth and Exeter) at Dart Bridge just five minutes' by car.The local towns of Buckfastleigh, Ashburton and Totnes offer excellent everyday amenities including a mainline railway station at Totnes.

Burchetts Lodge appears to be a Victorian building with later additions offering a unique country home set in private gardens.

The property has numerous attractive features including several windows with distinctive metal chevron window cross-bars and working shutters, countryside views, wood parquet flooring and multi-fuel stove in the living room, a cedar shingle roof and a wrought iron spiral staircase to a useful loft room with eyebrow and velux windows.

Outside, there are delightful gardens which wrap around the property with lawns, numerous shrubs and trees, insulated shed/workshop and a gated drive for around three to four vehicles. The whole plot extends to around one quarter of an acre.

The property backs onto Burchetts Wood, 200 acres, owned by the National Trust. The rear half of the garden including the parking area is leasehold for 99 years (from October 2013), purchased from the National Trust in 2015 for £28,000 with a peppercorn rent of £1 per annum. It includes rights of way along the bridleway for Burchetts Lodge onto the property. The title to it is Registered Absolute at the Land Registry. The leasehold cannot be revoked by the National Trust. It may only be sold with the rest of the property. It can be mortgaged. The terms stipulate that this land may only be used as a garden, plus parking on the relevant section. Permanent masonry structures cannot be built on it. Temporary structures such as timber-framed sheds etc might be permitted and will need planning permission in the usual way from Dartmoor National Park Authority and South Hams District Council and will need permission from the National Trust.

Travelling towards Plymouth on the A38 take the Dart Bridge exit at Buckfastleigh and follow signs for Buckfast Abbey. From the mini-roundabout by the entrance to Buckfast Abbey proceed up the road and at the brow of the hill turn right signposted Scoriton/Holne. Contiue on this road for around a mile and Burchetts Lodge will be found on the right.

Council Tax Band: Band D at the time of preparing these particulars
Entrance Hall
Timber and glazed entrance door. Two radiators. Walk-in linen/airing cupboard with slatted shelving, hanging rails and electric light.
Living Room
16'8" x 14'10" Leaded windows (one double glazed) to two aspects including outlook to wooded hillsides. Wood parquet floor. Fireplace with multi-fuel stove. Two radiators. TV point. Leaded glazed doors to the hall.
Dining Room
11'10" x 9'6" overall. Two windows with chevron cross-bars and working shutters. Radiator. Spiral staircase to the loft room.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room
18'10" x 9' at widest, reducing to 7'6" Wood finish units with roll-edged worktops and sink. Oil-fired Rayburn Royal range (also providing heating of the hot water). Plumbing for dishwasher. Three windows with metal chevron bars and working shutters and countryside views. Fitted bench seating with space for breakfast table. Oil fired Grant boiler (replaced 2022) for central heating. Door to the utilty/boot room and door to PORCH with chevron-barred side window with with country views and stable door to the outside.
Utility/Boot room
7'6" x 6'8" Sink. Plumbing for washing machine. Chevron barred window with shutters. Cupboard housing hot water cylinder with immersion heater.
Bedroom 1
15'6" x 11' Window overlooking the garden and French doors to the garden (both double glazed). Fitted wardrobes and storage cupboards along one wall. Radiator. TV point.
En-Suite Shower
Coloured suite of glazed corner shower cubicle, corner wash basin and WC. Window (double glazed). Extractor. Radiator. Light/shaver socket over wall mounted mirror. Electric wall fan.
Bedroom 2
15' x 10'10" Window (double glazed) to the drive and garden aspect. Radiator.
Bedroom 3
9'10" x 8'3" Window (double glazed) to the drive and garden aspect. Fitted book shelving and desk/drawers. Radiator.
7'10" x 6'4" White suite of bath with wall mounted shower over, pedestal wash basin and WC. Fully tiled walls and floor. Radiator. Window (double glazed) over basin. Electric wall fan.
Loft room
21' x 11'7" overall. An attracive and useful room with Eyebrow window with lovely countryside views. Velux rook window. TV point. Access to eaves storage. Access to walk-in ATTIC SPACE with part boarded storage area with two electric lights. Cloakroom/WC with WC and wash basin.
Burchetts Lodge is approached over a bridleway belonging to The National Trust with a wooden five bar gate opening to a stone chipped parking drive for three to four vehicles.

The gardens are a real feature and consist of various lawns, shrubbery beds and mixed hedging. There is a fine Oak, Acer and various fruit trees.

There is a log store, green house, garden implements store and SHED/WORKSHOP 15'9" x 7'7" with double entrance doors. Windows along one side. Ample lights and power sockets. Insulation.

The gardens continue around the property with a paved patio seating area with lantern lampost and a small lawn by the porch with pedestrian gate to the lane.

Oil storage tank at side of property. Garden tap.
Mains water (metered). Private drainage. Mains electricity. Oil heating/hot water.
Freehold and Leasehold - see notes in main description.


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.