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Alston Lane, Alston nr Brixham, Devon
£650,000, 3 bedrooms, for sale

Key features

  • Large open plan living/dining & kitchen
  • South-facing garden room opening to patio
  • Original vaulted ceiling, beams & exposed stone walls
  • Separate snug/media room
  • Two ensuite double bedrooms
  • Further bedroom and studio areas
  • Scullery kitchen & separate utility
  • Four car garage, workshop & car port
  • Landscaped gardens & potential plot stpc
  • Freehold. EPC rating D

Property Description

Stunning contemporary architect owner designed three bed barn conversion set in extensive rural landscaped surroundings providing privacy and seclusion yet close to local amenities, the River Dart and the sea. Large open plan living/dining/kitchen, four car garage, workshop and potential plot stpc. Freehold. EPC rating D

An original Devon open-sided barn, Alston Linhay, has been beautifully renovated to comprise a three bedroom contemporary designed home in the privacy of its own landscaped grounds resulting in a truly spectacular property with international flavour.

With ample off road parking, a four car garage, workshop, car port, wood store and utility room, the property benefits from a south easterly aspect ensuring you can enjoy the outside all day long.

The linhay is accessed through a five bar gate from the lane leading to a large crushed stone driveway. A further five bar gate leads into a private GARDEN and PATIO laid with large slate tiles which wrap around the property providing a private and secluded outside space, which is both child and dog secure, and is ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining. The outside lawns are beautifully landscaped using all the excavated stone resulting from the conversion to create stunning sculptural elevations that allow you to wend your way through the GARDENS and enjoy the views over the surrounding countryside. A side gate also provides easy access to the lane.

ENTRANCE HALL The custom oak front door opens into a spacious ENTRANCE HALL with slate flooring, underfloor heating, double glazed roof and four double glazed full height windows all fitted with custom venetian blinds providing light and space for coats. Door opens to:

Slate floor HALLWAY with steps up to the MEZZANINE level and sliding pocket door to LARGE OPEN PLAN AREA comprises LIVING, DINING and KITCHEN with vaulted ceiling exposing the original barn trusses.

OPEN PLAN - LIVING/DINING AREA 21' 0" x 26' 0" (6.4m x 7.92m) LIVING and DINING AREAS benefit from a dramatic wood burner and internal flue, built-in shelving, low level radiator and underfloor heating, wooden floorboards, and with timber, stone and brick walls. There are also views to the GARDEN through the adjacent GARDEN ROOM, via large sliding pocket doors. Sliding pocket door to:

SNUG/MEDIA ROOM 8' 9" x 7' 7" (2.67m x 2.31m) With high level window, slate floor, timber and stone walls with bespoke shelving and underfloor heating. Larger sliding pocket doors from LIVING AREA open to:

GARDEN ROOM 9' 2" x 19' 4" (2.79m x 5.89m) An ideal additional dining/living space with underfloor heating, French Godin solid fuel burner, slate floor and double glazed French patio doors opening to the PATIO and GARDENS. This is a light and bright space affording views over the countryside through its ten double glazed full height windows, all fitted with custom venetian blinds and a double glazed roof.

KITCHEN Bespoke crafted and fitted by local carpenters with base units and a significant moveable island providing ample storage and work surface. There is a Rangemaster, built-in refrigerator and stainless steel circular sink and double glazed French patio doors leading out to the COVERED TERRACE and GARDEN. Sliding pocket door to:

SCULLERY KITCHEN With stainless steel sink and drainer, space for large American style double fridge/freezer, cupboards housing the megaflow hot water cylinder and gas fired central heating boiler, underfloor heating, shelving, high level window, slate floor, extractor fan and space for dishwasher.

FAMILY BATHROOM From the HALLWAY a door opens to the FAMILY BATHROOM which comprises of a slate floor, Travertine tiled sunken bath with double shower over, inset low level w.c., inset wash hand basin, cupboards, heated towel rail, recessed lights, underfloor and under bath heating.

MASTER BEDROOM ENSUITE 11' 5" x 10' 5" (3.48m x 3.18m) The original stone walls make a stunning feature in this double bedroom. With two sets of bespoke double fitted wardrobes and door to a good sized ENSUITE comprising large fully Travertine tiled walk-in shower, inset wash hand basin, inset low level w.c., heated towel rail, part timber walls and slate floor make this a superb MASTER BEDROOM. Underfloor heating throughout. Large double glazed French patio doors afford natural light to flood in and provide access to the PATIO.

BEDROOM 2 ENSUITE 9' 8" x 8' 9" (2.95m x 2.67m) Has a sliding pocket door leading into a double bedroom with bespoke large fitted wardrobe, painted stone and part timber walls and double glazed window overlooking the GARDEN. Door to ENSUITE cloakroom with low level inset w.c., and wall hung wash hand basin. Slate floor and underfloor heating throughout.

At either end of the linhay are wooden steps up to the MEZZANINE levels with wooden floorboards and sail partitions.

STUDIO 21' 0" x 17' 3" (6.4m x 5.26m) On the west side is a bright and airy space currently used as a STUDIO but could easily be converted to a BEDROOM with open beams and two south facing Velux windows and a side window affording beautiful views over the GARDEN and countryside. Two radiators.

STUDY 17' 2" x 8' 7" (5.23m x 2.62m) On the east side is a STUDY with wooden floorboards, south facing Velux window and door to:

BEDROOM 3 21' 0" x 9' 10" (6.4m x 3m) With side window and south facing Velux window, providing views over the GARDEN and surrounding fields. Built-in 3m desk, radiator and fitted carpet.

Throughout, the linhay has been deliberately lit using contemporary fittings with a mixture of lighting track and wire systems.

OUTSIDE There is generous parking on the crushed stone driveway in addition to the CAR PORT and the fully insulated GARAGE and WORKSHOP.

GARAGE/WORKSHOP 37' 7" x 19' 5" (11.46m x 5.92m) Accessed via a double and single electric roller door and two sets of double glazed sliding patio doors. A bank of double glazed windows above the fitted workbench provides ample light in addition to the LED illumination. Numerous electrical power outlets and concrete floor. Door to:

UTILITY ROOM With low level w.c., wall hung wash hand basin with electric water heater and space for a washing machine. Double glazed window and concrete floor.

In front of the GARAGE is a covered CAR PORT and WOOD STORE.

Surrounding the property is an enclosed south easterly facing GARDEN, PATIO and COVERED TERRACE ideal for enjoying privacy, space and the views. Beyond the landscaped drive and GARAGE building is a large GARDEN laid to lawn with views over the rural landscape and across Torbay to Torquay providing sea glimpses. There is also a SHED and vehicle access from the driveway to all GARDENS.

SERVICES: Mains water, drains, gas and electricity. Underfloor heating.

LIGHTING: The linhay benefits from contemporary lighting throughout, with a deliberate mixture of both 12 volt and LED fittings powered via lighting track and wire systems.

Viewings: strictly by prior appointment with The Coastal House. Please contact The Coastal House directly for further information or to arrange a viewing on 01803 752321 or email Please note we do not accept liability for any personal injury or loss as a result of your viewing any of our properties.

Important: we would like to inform prospective purchasers that these sales particulars have been prepared as a general guide only and must not be relied upon as statements of fact. Neither The Coastal House nor any joint agent has any authority to make any representations about the property, and accordingly any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agent(s). A detailed survey has not been carried out, nor the services, appliances and fittings tested. If floor plans are included, they are for guidance and illustration purposes only and may not be to scale and should not be relied upon for furnishing or planning purposes. These particulars, both in writing and/or by word of mouth, are not an offer or contract, nor part of one and should not be relied as being factually accurate about the property, its condition or its value. Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property does not mean that any necessary planning, building regulations or other consent has been obtained. A buyer must find out by inspection or in other ways that these matters have been properly dealt with and that all information is correct.

If there are any important matters likely to affect your decision to buy, please contact us before viewing the property and/or seek independent legal advice.

Please note: this property is being offered directly for sale by The Coastal House estate agency in Kingswear, and all information and photographs have been provided by them. As such, Waterside Properties have not inspected the property, and are therefore not able to verify the correctness of any of the statements of fact contained herewith. All photographs of views have been taken directly from the property itself.

The Coastal House is a limited liability company registered at 14 Mayors Avenue, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9NG under no. 9447216 and a member of The Property Ombudsman Scheme.

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