DESCRIPTION The Orchard is a quintessential DETACHED COUNTRY HOUSE occupying a circa 0.85 acre plot and set in the heart of Stokeinteignhead amidst rolling Devon fields. Beautifully maintained, the living space affords generous room dimensions and presents great versatility having the option for a SELF CONTAINED ANNEXE. A detached double garage and studio provide a perfect space for a variety of family needs, equally scope to convert to independent living (subject to usual permissions). Attractive gardens surround the house complete with charming former smithy, rising behind the house to a wild orchard left for nature.
Stokeinteignhead is serenely set on the on the southerly side of the Teign Estuary between the coastal towns of Torquay to the north, Shaldon and Teignmouth to the south and Newton Abbot to the west, all within a 5 mile distance. Stokeinteignhead has retained a vibrant village ambiance with local Primary School, Church, pub/restaurant, village hall and community shop.
OWNER’S INSIGHT "Our family have enjoyed 28 wonderful years at The Orchard having initially brought the house part built which we finished to our own specification. Although our requirements have changed over this time, the accommodation lends itself to a family’s evolving needs"
"The setting was the instant attraction for us offering peace and tranquility of living in the country yet within easy reach of three large local towns. The village also provides general day to day amenities and presents a friendly, welcoming environment"
"It will be a very sad day for me when the property changes hands, however, I know the time is now right for the next family to write their own chapter at The Orchard"
STEP INSIDE A Covered Porch Entrance leads to the glazed front door opening to the Vestibule from where an inner door opens to a spacious Reception Hall with engineered oak flooring and from here the rooms radiate in a particularly pleasant manner. The Sitting Room features a bay window overlooking the front garden and window to the side, attractive exposed beamed ceiling and brick chimney breast with a period style cast iron living flame gas fire. The Dining Room, again a very pleasant room, also overlooks the front garden and has engineered oak flooring and double doors opening to the Kitchen/Breakfast Room which gives ease of entertaining for guests and has a very pleasant flow through effect. The kitchen has been well designed with solid timber fronted units with granite working surfaces. There is a feature natural brick chimney breast with beam above and housing the range style cooker, this room has two windows overlooking the front and side gardens. Utility Room with integrated fridge/freezer and washing machine with provision for tumble dryer, gas fired boiler, exposed beamed ceiling and pantry cupboard. Leading from the Dining Room is a Family Room which has a modern range of kitchen units with cooking provisions and shower room. Double doors opening to the lovely Conservatory with a bow window overlooking the rear garden and towards the orchard. The family room and conservatory can comfortably afford a SELF CONTAINED ANNEXE or striking GUEST SUITE. Coming back into the Reception Hall doors lead to the Family Bathroom and Two Double Bedrooms enjoying views over the gardens.
A feature staircase in natural timber, in keeping with the style of the house, rises to the spacious Galleried Landing with double doors opening to the Sun Balcony which overlooks the rear garden and orchard towards the countryside beyond. Master Bedroom with two windows, walk-in wardrobe, loft access with ladder and recently fitted luxury En-Suite Bathroom. Bedroom Two is also a double with window to the side and Velux window, access to loft and eaves storage, door to Bathroom with further door to the landing. Further Double Third Bedroom with window to the front, Velux window and eaves storage. Finally from the lading there is a two-person Sauna, fully equipped and ideal for family enjoyment.
STEP OUTSIDE The Gardens are well arranged with a series of sun patios to the south west side with steps rising to a lovely lawned area which is perfect for family entertaining. Rising from the lawn is a picket fence and gate leading to an apple orchard which continues to the brow of the hill above and gives a wonderful degree of privacy for the owners. To the front is a charming former smithy, currently used as generous storage with mezzanine level.
There is a DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE & STUDIO, built in keeping with the house. This area has great scope to provide independent living (subject to the usual permissions). Currently arranged as a extensive garage with door to a useful store room and further connecting door to a generous Studio/Games Room or ideal as a Home Office/Gym with Shower Room off. Ample natural light is given by a front window, personal door and sky lights. The extensive brick paved gated driveway provides generous parking for many vehicles.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The property is fully Double Glazed and has Gas-fired Central Heating.
Services: Mains Gas, Electric, Water and Drainage.
Council Tax Band – G (Teignbridge Council)
EPC – D
LOCATION Stokeinteignhead is enviably placed betwixt the towns of Torquay, Newton Abbot and Teignmouth. Torquay is nestled on the warm South Devon coast being a renowned resort town along with Paignton and Brixham which form the natural east facing harbour of Torbay. Torbay’s wide selection of stunning beaches, picturesque coastline, mild climate and recreational facilities reinforce why it has rightfully earned the renowned nickname of the English Riviera.
Newton Abbot is a market town boasting a main line rail station with direct links to most major cities and is the gateway to the stunning Dartmoor National Park. Teignmouth is a large seaside town and historic fishing port set at the mouth of the Teign Estuary.
THE AREA IS WELL CONNECTED By Train: The main line rail station of Newton Abbot is an approximate 15 minute drive away.
By Air: Exeter airport provides both UK and International flights.
By Sea: Torquay marina provides a safe haven for boats in all weathers, sheltered from the prevailing south-westerly winds.
Regional cities of Exeter and Plymouth approx 19 and 38 miles respectively; magnificent Dartmoor National Park approx.20 miles.
DIRECTIONS TQ12 4QS.