Highclere has been a very happy home for 31 years. When we came to see it all that time ago, we were captivated by the panoramic views of the estuary and rolling hills, we knew we were going to buy, before we even stepped foot inside! It has been a great place to bring up our children and now they love returning for holidays with their own families.
The view really is spectacular, and the house has been designed so it can be seen from most of the rooms. It is ever changing with the tides and the seasons, and it is wonderful to wake up to every morning, we’ll certainly miss it when we have moved.
The spacious and flexible layout of the rooms has worked well for us as it enables a variety of different activities happening simultaneously without impinging on one another, even when the grandchildren are visiting!
The garden is well stocked and has colour almost all year round. There are several sitting areas both at the back and the front that take advantage of the 180 degree southerly aspect. Great for a coffee in the morning or a G&T in the evening watching the amazing sunsets. The garden backs onto fields and open countrywide and the large deck and a summer house are ideal for barbecues and entertaining. The summer house could be used as a home office and is a peaceful place for pursuing hobbies, reading or enjoying the morning sun at any time of the year.
Bishopsteignton is perfectly positioned between Dartmoor and the sandy beaches at Teignmouth and Shaldon. The transport links are great too with mainline railway services from Teignmouth or Newton Abbot with services to London Paddington in under three hours. The A380 is also just a short drive away giving access to Exeter and the M5 in around 25 minutes.
We’ll be moving to a smaller property in the village as we love the location so much. The village is thriving with many clubs and societies for all interests and ages. It is a safe and hugely supportive community (which was evidenced through the recent pandemic) and we are so pleased to be a part of it.
We have enjoyed every minute of living at Highclere, but after 31 years it is now time for us to downsize and let somebody else enjoy this wonderful home. We hope the next owner is as happy here as we have been.
This lovely home can be accessed either through the patio doors to the kitchen breakfast room or through the sun room, both at the front of the property enjoying the most breath taking southerly views over the estuary and rolling fields and hills beyond.
Entering through the lovely and bright kitchen breakfast room, a window gives a glimpse of the rear garden. The kitchen is fitted with a high quality English Rose kitchen with cream base and wall units, splash back and work top fitted to naturally divide the area creating a really sociable space. The kitchen area looks into the garden and there is a really handy concealed utility area with storage, shelving and plumbing for a washing machine.
Doors from the kitchen lead into one of the reception rooms, currently used as a living room, there are doors out to the rear garden from here and a vaulted ceiling with roof light keeps the natural light flowing.
The separate dining room is to the front of the property and enjoys panoramic views along the estuary and up towards Dartmoor. It leads through to the other reception room, again with breath taking views. This dual aspect reception room at the front of the property has a Bath Stone fireplace and hearth with gas fire. From here, a door leads to the hallway where there are two storage cupboards, and the alternative entrance through the sun room. The sun room is delightful, with mesmerising views all around as far as the eye can see across the village and across the Teign Estuary to Haytor in one direction and Shaldon in the other, being South facing it is a warm space all year round and is the perfect spot to read a book, or just enjoy the view.
The master bedroom is a glorious room to wake up in with the most stunning views across the village and the estuary. There are built in wardrobes with hanging and shelving and a door leading through to the en suite bathroom, you even get a great view from here! The second bedroom is a good double and is to the side of the property. This bedroom also has built in wardrobes. The third good sized bedroom enjoys views across the rear garden and is private and not overlooked with fields at the rear, there is also access to the loft space with retractable ladder (there could be a great opportunity for someone to utilise the loft space- with the necessary planning permissions and building regulations). Next to bedroom three is the modern family bathroom with window to the rear.
Highclere sits in an enviable elevated position enjoying spectacular views and is approached by steps to the entrances at the front of the property. The front garden is well stocked with an array of colourful flowers and well established plants. Pathways lead across the terrace extending to the side of the property where a path leads to the rear garden. The front terrace has well placed seating areas to sit and enjoy the views in the sunshine at anytime of day, there are perfect spots for morning coffee as well as an evening tipple! There are two areas of generous under house workshop/storage with light and power available, one of which houses the boiler.
The rear garden has a path the width of the property with steps leading to a lawned area with raised beds and an area for planting vegetables. A further good sized area of level lawn accommodates a summerhouse with light and power with a decked area with balustrade at the other side of the garden giving glorious views far across the Teign Estuary. The rear garden is well stocked and beautifully maintained backing onto fields giving a high degree of privacy. There is garden storage, an outside tap and outside lighting.
In addition to the off road parking for two, there is a garage with up and over door, tap, power and light.
Bishopsteignton is a highly desirable estuary village with an excellent community feel. The village has many local amenities including a primary school, pubs, churches, a pharmacy, a local brewery, post office, general stores and a small hotel. The market town of Newton Abbot is accessible within approximately 4 miles to the west and offers further amenities including schooling, shopping and leisure facilities. The coastal town of Teignmouth is approximately 2 miles to the east and once again offers schooling, shops and also sandy beaches with a pier and an 18-hole golf course. Mainline rail services are available in both Newton Abbot and Teignmouth. The A380 dual carriageway linking Torbay to the south with Exeter and the M5 to the north is accessible within approximately 2 miles of the village.
Local Authority: Teignbridge District Council
Council Tax Band: F
Heating: Gas Central Heating
Mains Services: Electricity, Gas, Water, Drainage
Broadband: Up to 900Mbps with BT full fibre 900 (according to bt.com)
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