Slapton, Kingsbridge

For sale Offers Over £5,000,000 Freehold
pin Slapton, Kingsbridge, TQ7 2RD
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Property ID: 34890
  • rps_pie-PLY211331 Ref
  • House Type
  • For Sale Availability
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 5 Reception Rooms
  • Freehold Tenure

Full Details

This breath-taking family home is situated in the parish of Slapton, Kingsbridge and hasn't been offered to the open market for fifty-eight years. From the moment you drive through the entrance pillars and along the private tree-lined driveway, the ambient beauty and quintessential charm of the home and its grounds become apparent.

The property, constructed of locally quarried stone under a slate roof nestles idyllically in its own grounds and is tucked away in a most secluded and peaceful location, surrounded by mesmerising open countryside in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The current owners purchased Scarswell and the surrounding land in 2012 and have completely transformed the property, whilst retaining many original features. In 2013 the house and grounds underwent extensive renovation, only retaining the original Georgian exterior, whilst internally reconfiguring to suit modern day living. The dwelling has been sympathetically extended with vaulted ceilings to create a wonderfully modern and contemporary kitchen and family living space with a floating oak and glass staircase gives access to a large mezzanine level above. The more recent rear extension of the home offers a one-bedroom self-contained annex, well suited to extended family or holiday accommodation.

The original farmhouse now comprises of a formal dining room with two double doors providing access to the picturesque gardens, a well-presented sitting room, a home office, and cloakroom. On the upper floors, the characterful home offers four double bedroom suites, boasting contemporary finished en suites. The master suite offers a walk-in dressing room and four-piece en suite.

The gardens and grounds have been creatively landscaped by the current owners who have planted the lawn interspersed with fine specimen trees and shrubs. There is a sunken firepit and the original horse-pond which is now an enchanting aquatic garden, limestone flagstones surround the house and courtyard providing fabulous seating areas with views across the grounds and paddock. A traditional Linhay provides garaging for three vehicles whilst housing a large studio and cloakroom above. Behind the Linhay and with its own driveway is the stable yard, further paddock, orchard and vegetable garden.

The attractive and uniquely positioned property offers a huge amount of history with Slapton Sands being used by the US armed forces to secretly practice the Normandy landings in April 1944, known as “Operation Tiger”. Local Residents were evacuated in November 1943 and army officers were billeted at Scarswell.

As an addition to the immediate grounds of the home which measure at approximately five acres, there is a further seventy five acres of surrounding fields and pastureland owned by the current owners that can be sold subject to further negotiation.


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