An exceptional holiday home with unrivalled leisure facilities and income. Mid-terrace 4 bedroom barn conversion set on a private 28 acre estate with managed grounds and leisure facilities including all-weather tennis court, fitness suite and heated indoor and outdoor pools.
A38 4 miles, Kingsbridge 5 miles, Modbury 3 miles, Totnes 7 miles (distances approximate)
Situation & description
The Colmer Estate is located approximately 6 miles from the coast to the South and Dartmoor to the North. Within the grounds is a period house which has been divided into several permanent residential dwellings and the old outbuildings, including a mill, have been converted into 13 holiday homes.
The Estate itself dates back over 700 years, when it was called "Colemore". In 1779 the property belonged to Francis Shute of Ugborough, passing through various hands before being sold at auction in 1918, by which time the house boasted 'electric light powered by 5.5hp oil engine'. Some of the other features mentioned in the particulars can still be seen today such as the large water wheel which powered the saw bench adjoining the carpenter's shop and the walled fruit and vegetable garden, now the children's play area.
The excellent facilities of the Estate are all free of charge and exclusively for the use of the Colmer Guests. These include 2 heated swimming pools, an all-weather tennis court, fishing lake stocked with carp and golden rudd, a fitness suite, croquet lawns, boules and children's play area.
The outdoor pool is heated from the May Spring Bank Holiday through the summer months, and the indoor pool is heated all-year round. These facilities are open, seven days a week, from 8am to 8pm during the summer months and from 10am to 7pm during the winter months.
The 28 acres of private grounds include a mixture of lawns, woodland, wild flower meadows, pastures and streams providing a selection of walks and places for picnics. The estate is home to a variety of wildlife: Badgers, foxes, rabbits, deer, pheasants, moorhens and mallards.
Discounted temporary membership is available at the nearby Dartmouth Golf and Country Club for green fees and all their leisure facilities. Other golf courses nearby include Bigbury, Thurlestone and Wrangaton. Horse riding is also available nearby.
The Colmer Estate is ideally situated for easy access to Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Totnes and Plymouth and is surrounded by picturesque villages and unspoilt countryside. The nearest beaches are at Bigbury, Bantham, Thurlestone and Hope Cover. The coastal area is perfect for surfing, sailing, windsurfing, body-boarding and other water sports and has a range of safe sandy beaches for families.
Galvanized gate opening to the front garden with a path leading to half glazed timber door opening to:
Open plan living room with wood laminate flooring throughout.
Well presented with alcove shelving to one wall. Stairs rising to first floor. Built in under stairs storage cupboards. Downlighters and wall light. Window to the front southerly aspect with deep display sill.
Range of floor based cupboards and drawers, wall units with glass fronted display cabinets. Stainless steel drainer and sink with mixer taps set within wood effect roll edged work surface with tiled splashback. Integrated Tricity electric oven with an Ignis hob and extractor hood and light above. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Space and plumbing for dishwasher and free standing fridge. Window to rear aspect with deep display sill looking over the outside pool. Ceiling spotlights.
First floor landing
Stairs rising to second floor. Doors to:
Double bedroom with window to front southerly aspect with tiled sill. Double louvre doors opening to wardrobe with hanging rail and storage shelf with electric light.
Single bedroom with window to front aspect, tiled sill. Door to built-in wardrobe with hanging rail.
White suite comprising bath with Mira Sprint electric shower, shower rail and curtain. Pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Part tiled walls. Obscure glazed window with pine sill. Pine shelf with wall mounted mirror, light and shaver point. Chrome radiator/electric heated towel rail and vinyl flooring.
Second floor landing
Part sloping ceiling with Velux skylight, allowing plenty of natural light to stairwell. Loft hatch.
Double bedroom with window to front southerly aspect with tiled sill. Double louvre doors to built-in wardrobe with hanging rail and storage shelf.
Single bedroom with part sloping ceiling. Velux skylight with fitted blind. Double louvre doors to built-in wardrobe with hanging rail and storage shelf.
Good sized bathroom with white suite and bath with Mira Sprint electric shower above, shower rail and curtain. Pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and WC. Part tiled walls. Chrome radiator/electric heated towel rail. Part sloping ceiling with Velux skylight with fitted blind. Wall mounted mirror, light and shaver point. Electric extractor fan. Door to built-in cupboard housing the new gas fired combination boiler.
To the front of the property is a patio and lawn with shrub borders. On one side is an evergreen well kept hedge and on the other is an original stone wall, which runs to the end of the garden. Outside courtesy lighting. Timber kennels.
Mains water and electricity. Gas tanks on Estate. Shared private drainage on Estate. Mill Cottage has a lpg combination boiler for central heating and hot water.
Currently being rented for holiday lettings with a potential rental income of £18, 000/£20, 000 per annum.
Furniture can be purchased under separate agreement.
Currently Band E.
South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5NE. Tel:
Fixtures and fittings
All items in the written text of these particulars are included in the sale. All others are expressly excluded regardless of inclusion in any photographs. Purchasers must satisfy themselves that any equipment included in the sale of the property is in satisfactory order.
Leasehold. 999 year lease from 1998. The freehold of the Estate is owned by the Management Company and each owner has a 1/19th share in the management company.
Strictly by appointment only through Marchand Petit (Modbury Office) Tel: Please contact the office to make an appointment.
Travelling west on the A38 towards Plymouth, take the Ermington/Yealmpton/Modbury exit and turn left and the end of the slip road. After approximately a mile, at Kitterford Cross, go straight over signposted Loddiswell. After approximately 3 miles, at California Cross, turn left just before the garage, towards Dartmouth. The Colmer Estate is 100 yds further on the right. Follow the drive over the cattle grid and the visitors car park is straight ahead.
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