Combe Hill, built in approximately 1850, has been lovingly restored by the current owners, creating a beautiful family home with views over the surrounding countryside, Wray Valley and Moor. The main reception rooms are free flowing and many of the property’s original features remain, including the high ceilings, decorative cornicing and deep skirtings. Most of the rooms have fantastic views over the gardens.
Approached through the tiled entrance porch the hall gives access to the main reception rooms and has stairs leading to the first floor. The ground floor accommodation comprises of a sitting room with a fireplace and marble surround and French doors leading to the South facing terrace, a family room with a cast iron fireplace with wood burner, garden room, dining room with wood burner, a Clive Christian kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga, and granite work surfaces, study with original window shutters, marble fireplace with cast iron inset. Two further halls give access to the gardens and also lead to a utility/laundry room, downstairs cloakroom, boot room, and door to cellars. A gardeners WC and store are found just outside the rear entrance.
Upstairs on the first floor, off the large central landing area, are four double bedrooms, all of which have views over the gardens and countryside beyond. The master bedroom has a dressing area and ensuite bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, and ‘his & hers’ sinks. Bedrooms two and three on this floor both have ensuites. Bedroom four has an ensuite bathroom, separate sitting room and kitchenette. There is a separate staircase from the rear hall to this sitting room and could form a separate annexe if required. On the second floor there are two further bedrooms and a family shower room.
The property has a large cellar with two storerooms, a built in wine store and a coal cellar.
Lustleigh is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque and unspoilt villages in Devon and sits in the beautiful Wrey valley within the Dartmoor National Park. The village is a thriving community centred around the Parish church, Methodist chapel, village shop with Post Office, the Cleave Public house and the newly built Village Hall next to the village orchard. There is an active village cricket team which play on a most attractive pitch adjacent to the Cleave Pub. Local primary schools can be found in Ilsington and Bovey Tracey. The renowned independent Stover School is just 7 miles away.
Due to its positioning within the Dartmoor National Park, there is the potential for riding and walking directly from the property. Dartmoor National Park covers an area of 368 square miles and features hills, valleys, granite tors and rivers, all of which have been formed naturally over millions of years. The diverse habitats of the moor are home to a plethora of plants and wildlife and provide a stunning backdrop to a range of outdoor activities.
Exeter, approximately 15 miles away is the most thriving city in the South West and offers a wide choice of cultural activities with the theatre, the museum, arts centre and a wealth of good shopping and restaurants including John Lewis. There is also a Waitrose supermarket in the city. Many primary and secondary schools can be found in Exeter including Exeter School and The Maynard whilst Exeter University is recognised as one of the best in the country.
Combe Hill is surrounded by its own land providing privacy and stunning views of the surrounding countryside and Moors. The gravelled driveway to the front and side of the property give extensive parking, and access to the garages and outbuildings to the rear. To the front of the house the main area of garden is laid to lawn and gently slopes towards the hedged boundaries. A flat area of lawn would make a perfect al fresco dining area in the summer months, and the lower area of some two acres of pastureland has a number of well-established trees. Steps and pathways lead up through a wooded area to further pastureland of approximately three acres.
The property benefits from a number of outbuildings.
To the rear, the extensive garaging with electric doors houses four cars comfortably. There are two stable boxes with a tack area and concrete floors currently used as workshops. Two further stores house the oil tank and provide a gardener’s store with a belfast sink.
To the front, overlooking the gardens and the Wray Valley, is a spacious three bay recreational barn of cavity wall/timber clad construction with roll back doors and concrete floors. There is also a separate large, light and airy studio which could make an ideal home office.