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6 bed country house for sale


Newacott House, Bridgerule, Holsworthy EX22

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Property features

  • Elegant Victorian Residence
  • Six Bedrooms/Four Ensuite
  • Formal Dining Room
  • Character Features
  • Bespoke Kitchen
  • Games Room
  • Income Potential
  • Paddock
  • Spectacular Views!
  • Approx ; 6 .5 acre plot in total

Property description

Newacott House is nestled in the Devonshire countryside close to the North Cornwall border only a short drive from unspoilt beaches and country walks. This house needs to be seen to be appreciated. A tree lined driveway leads through the gardens, past the pasture paddock and to the house, which stands proud and beautiful, an elegant country home with with lifetime appeal, believed to have been built in 1865. A house of stature which also abounds character and charm. It has elegant reception rooms, a beautifully appointed kitchen, six bedrooms, four en suites, a games room and much, much more. Outside there is in the region of 6.5 acres of woodland, pasture and gardens. A magnificent family home!

Property Location

A stone-walled entrance with gated access leads in and meanders through a copse creating a pretty tree-lined driveway. Then you see a glimpse of this grand Victorian residence.

First Impressions

The stature and prominence of the house is immediately evident and the Victorian features give an elegance and softness to the look, set in beautiful grounds approaching six and a half acres. The grand entrance, with two stone lions, sets the scene: A house with much more to come.

Reception Lobby

Large granite steps lead into the reception lobby, an open porch with large mosaic floor tiles and a high ceiling with a large doorway into the main residence. From here you can see through the part glazed oak door into the Grand Hall.

Grand Hall (10.87m (max) x 6.17m (max))

The name reflects the space, both elegant and impressive. A large reception hall where your eye is drawn to the oak carved grand staircase with a large stained glass feature window over. The charm is in the detailing: High ceilings, door panelling and mosaic tiled flooring (currently carpeted). There is modern radiator heating and a glorious window to the side allowing plenty of natural light to flood in. Doors lead off to the reception rooms and inner hall. There is a large walk in cupboard, ideal as a cloakroom.

Sitting Room (6.05m x 4.97m)

A glorious room with three large windows with oak panelled shutters and frames allowing light to flood in from the front and side elevation. A central feature is the marble fireplace with a slate hearth and multi-fuel cast iron stove inset on a slate hearth. A bright and elegant room with views over the gardens and to farmland beyond to the side elevation. Radiator heating.

Dining Room (5.86m x 5.03m)

An elegant room with views over the garden to the south, through a large bay window with painted panelling. The centrepiece is a large open fire with log burning stove set on a slate hearth and marble surround. The high ceilings, tall windows, high skirting, ornate coving all serve to enhance the sophistication of the room. TV point & radiator heating.

Music Room (3.96m x 4.76m)

A versatile room which could be a further reception room or equally, as it currently stands, a music room. A well proportioned room with a marble fireplace, a slate hearth and cast iron stove. There is a tall sash window with shutters which has views over the garden to the side from a window seat. Radiator heating.

Inner Hall

From the Grand Hall there is an inner hall with doors off to the Study, Family Lounge, Kitchen, Games Room and Stables.

Study (2.85m x 2.82m plus doorway)

A cosy room with an open fire and painted white cast iron surround. One wall is full of bookshelves and a large sash window faces out over the front garden. Radiator heating.

Family Lounge (4.68m x 4.25m)

A room adjacent to the kitchen with a serving hatch if you wish to eat in there, a perfect room for informal, relaxed family activities. A window faces out to the front elevation. There is a fireplace with a cast iron log burner set on a slate hearth. And other features include panelled door and picture rail. The decorative wall paper completes the look.

Kitchen (5.98m x 4.29m)

What an eye-catching, elegant, bespoke kitchen created by a London design company. A recessed arched fireplace with soft grey mantle over impresses, providing space for a large range cooker/Aga with hand crafted marble work surfaces aside and splash back surrounding. To either side are recessed shelves for herbs, oils and spices and there are pan drawers. Complementing are solid oak cupboards with white painted wood doors, representing the quality of this kitchen, and the internal design fittings in oak are perfect. There is integral lighting and a large chandelier. To the other side is a dresser style unit that has deep, oak shelved cupboards with power and space behind closed doors for a coffee machine, microwave and toaster, maintaining the elegant streamlined impression. Integral appliances include a dishwasher. There is also space for an upright fridge freezer with cupboards and storage units all matching and adding to the look. Facing out to the front are two large windows with a double butler sink under set in a most magnificent piece of marble. Under are recycling drawers. There is a lovely seating area with a panelled 'Banquette' providing space for a breakfast table. The lighting integral in the design finishes the look. Slate flagstone flooring throughout with underfloor heating.

Rear Hallway

The rear hallway has lovely slate flagstone flooring and a second staircase leads up to the first floor rear quarters. A door leads off to the Curved room.

Inner Hall

A further inner hallway leads to the larder room, boiler room, gym/boot room and on to the stables.

Larder (3.26m x 2.55m)

A sizeable walk in pantry with slate shelving for meat and cheeses and with slate flagstone flooring. A window faces out .

Boiler Room (3.05m x 2.78m)

There is an oil fired central heating system with the 'Firebird' boiler & fuse box located here (originally the 'coal hole' with a hatch).

Gym/Boot Room (3.05m x 2.78m)

This area is laid out as a gym currently.

The Stables (6.96m x 3.76m (total area))

A useful area with gated access to the front and doors off to the log store and storage space. Originally a stable with open beams over. Slate flagstone flooring. A space with coat hooks for equine attire and muddy wellies. A further door leads into the games room.

Games Room (8.70m x 5.20m)

A social room both adults and children can enjoy! A very large, spacious room enhanced by solid oak flooring with heating under. Light floods in from two windows to the side gardens and from a spectacular vaulted ceiling with a roof window design creating a contemporary touch as well as a bright space. The timber beams complete the look. To one end is a large brick fireplace adding character with a large cast iron stove set on a slate hearth with timber mantle over. Ethernet cable for satellite TV and spot lighting.. A door leads off to the WC.

Cloakroom ( Off Games Room)

WC and cabinet sink unit with an obscure glazed window facing out. Oak flooring.

Lean To (2.85m x 2.77m)

A rustic room where there have been discussions to incorporate into the curved room to make a lovely garden room. Plans available on request.

Curved Room (4.77m (max) x 4.31m (max))

An unusual room with lovely white curved walls with slate seating areas, slate flagstone flooring and ceiling beams adding character to this charming room. Two windows face out over the side gardens. Wall lighting. Plans have been drawn but not put forward for an extension into the Lean To.

Utility Room (2.30m x 1.95m)

The utility has a butler sink, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble drier. There is slate floor tiling and wall tiling. A window faces the rear. A further door leads into the Curved Room.

Shower Wet Room (3.64m (total) x 1.88m)

A useful downstairs wet room with quarry tile flooring and shower fitting to the wall. There is an obscure glazed window to the inner hall. Heated towel rail. A door leads into the utility room.


A lobby area leads to the WC. Attractive mosaic floor tiles which continue into the wet room.

Grand Staircase

A lovely carved, polished, solid oak staircase leads from the Grand Hall. It is a work of art with ornate balustrades and newels. A triple flight staircase with a large stained glass window adding grandeur.

Galleried Landing (5.88m (max) x 4.48m (max))

At the top you will see a galleried landing befitting the property. It is in proportion to the house, spacious and light with lovely oak doors leading to bedrooms and a corridor off to further bedrooms. Radiator heating.

Bedroom Three (4.76m x 3.99m)

A double bedroom with a sash window with a window seat and views to the woodland drive. Radiator heating.

Master En Suite (3.99m (max) x 2.32m (max))

A family-size, stylish and well appointed bathroom, private to the master bedroom but also accessible from the landing. The roll top bath with chrome claw feet catches the eye in white cast iron with chrome fittings. The bathroom is also equipped with a shower cubicle with curved screen and mains fed shower with triple controls for rainfall and rinse showers. A 'his n hers' twin wash basin unit, with marble curved bowls and double mirrors over adding a touch of glamour, set on an oak dresser units with drawers under. The large beige splash back tiles and wood effect flooring streamline the look and the old cast iron effect radiator and window seat remind you of the charming character of this property. Spot lighting.

Master Suite (5.86m x 5.24m)

A spectacular room with views through a large triple window over the side garden to countryside beyond. Allowing light to flood in. The proportions allow space for a super king sized bed or even a four poster. Decorative bird wallpaper softens the look. It has a door into its en suite bathroom. To each side of the bed are built in wardrobes and there is a further built in wardrobe with mirror panels. Radiator heating.

Bedroom Two (6.09m x 5.00m)

A dual aspect room of good proportion with three tall sash windows and views over the garden to countryside beyond, splendid! There is a tucked away fireplace in one corner and radiator heating. A door leads off to the shower room.

Shower En Suite (2.37m x 1.19m)

A shower room with enclosed shower cubicle, WC and sink.

Inner Hall (First Floor)

The inner hall has windows with window seats and views to the side aspect. Radiator heating and there is a walk in boiler cupboard with shelving.

Bedroom Four (5.54m (max) x 4.84m (max))

A double bedroom with a wooden fireplace and a window to the front of the property. A door leads off to the en suite. Radiator heating.

En Suite Shower Room (2.35m (max) x 1.75m)

An en suite shower room comprising Shower cubicle, sink and WC.

Family Bathroom (3.31m x 2.00m)

A spacious family bathroom with a bath, WC and sink. Radiator heating .

Bedroom Five (5.59m x 4.47m)

A large double bedroom with an en suite shower room. A window overlooks the front and there is a built in wardrobe. Radiator heating.

En Suite Shower Room (2.75m x 2.35m (max))

En suite shower room with shower cubicle, WC and sink.

Rear Landing

The rear landing has a store cupboard and a door opens up to the loft stairwell. Stairs lead down with a half landing with a door to bedroom six.


A staircase leads up to the loft which has lighting.

Bedroom Six (5.14m x 4.87m)

A large double room with a window out.

Outbuildings (31'6 x 16'5)

There is workshop store with a lean-to of good scale. We have been advised this has previously been used as a stable.

Gardens, Meadow & Paddock

The outside space is extensive with over six acres in all including a paddock, a meadow, and gardens. A driveway meanders between the trees past a gate into the paddock and takes you to the front gardens which has a large lawn with trees and countryside beyond as the perfect backdrop. Beyond this is a selection of trees with a great oak, horse chestnut and others sheltering the front of the property. Through these trees a pathway leads you to the meadow with its wishing well. Beyond this is a paddock with a large pond with gated access from the drive.
To the far side of the property a path takes you to a tucked away lawned garden, great for children. At the rear is a slightly more formal garden with a terrace abutting the sun room - perfect for garden parties. The patio runs along the back of the house. A decorative wall edges and steps lead up to a large lawned garden, largely tree lined.

Agents Notes

In the last three years; new fitted kitchen, new master en suite bathroom, new driveway resurfacing, underfloor heating in Kitchen & Games room, new double glazing almost throughout., new treatment works for 24 persons, new oil tank, linked smoke and heat detectors.
For sale by separate negotiation; mower, 'Rangemaster' cooker, dresser in lounge and fridge freezer .
The chimneys, which are in use, are lined and the the other chimneys are capped.
Solar Panels. No buy back set up.

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Market activity
Average price paid £216,554 Sales 167 Current average value £275,987 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £1,390 ▲ 0.51%

Property value data/graphs for EX22

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £337,970 £231 3.7 £269,103
Semi-detached £203,996 £236 3.0 £178,454
Terraced £166,633 £189 2.7 £149,091
Flats £125,419 - 2.1 £206,611

Current asking prices in EX22

Average: £328,847
Avg. current asking prices in EX22
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £109,998
Flats £72,250
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All £91,124

Current asking rents in EX22

Average: £561 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in EX22
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £524 pcm
£602 pcm
£761 pcm
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Flats - - - - -
All £524 pcm
£602 pcm
£760 pcm
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North Tamerton, Holsworthy EX22 £471,993
West Putford, Holsworthy EX22 £440,036
Newton St. Petrock, Holsworthy EX22 £395,529
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Penhale Drive 60.0%
Oak Court 53.3%
Ford Crescent 39.3%
The Vineyards 38.9%

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Nearby transport

  • Okehampton (20.6 miles)
  • Gunnislake (21.9 miles)
  • Sampford Courtenay (22.8 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (45.9 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (63.9 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (85.8 miles)
  • Bideford Ferry Landing (19.0 miles)
  • Appledore Ferry Landing (21.4 miles)
  • Instow Ferry Landing (21.4 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Bridgerule Church of England Primary School (0.5 miles)
  • Whitstone Community Primary School (2.4 miles)
  • Marhamchurch CofE VC Primary School (3.0 miles)
  • Petroc (25.6 miles)
  • UTC Plymouth (31.4 miles)
  • City College Plymouth (31.8 miles)
  • Highgate Hill House School (2.3 miles)
  • Budehaven Community School (4.0 miles)
  • Holsworthy Community College (4.7 miles)
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£3,895 Monthly total
Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 90,000
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £3,239 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Home Insurance Rebuild value up to £971,000 Contents value up to £75,000 Average insurance cost £67/mo (£806/yr) In partnership with uSwitch
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Energy Gas £62 Electricity £84 Estimated energy cost £146/mo In partnership with uSwitch
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The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 24900 kWh/year
Electricity: 6800 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

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Estimated tax band H Council tax cost £347 /mo
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Water Supply £37 Sewerage £59 Estimated water cost £96 /mo
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