Situation Elburton benefits from a primary school rated 'Outstanding' by ofsted, a range of local shops including a Co-Op, butchers, bakers, public houses and take-away restaurants. Excellent secondary schooling is available at Coombe Dean and Plymstock. Nearby Plymstock Broadway has a wider range of shops, banks and supermarkets and the city centre of Plymouth is only 4.5 miles with a range of large department stores, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, schools, colleges and university. The nearby beaches of Wembury and Bovisand are easily accessible along with the countryside of the South Hams.
The property is set in an enviable location within an easy walk to the many facilities Elburton village can offer prospective purchasers, whilst there are excellent connections into the city and the South Hams.
Description Set in a tucked away position, in the original setting of Elburton village, Battershall Farmhouse was split in the 1970's to form two superb semi-detached homes. Number 2 Battershill House is Grade II Listed and offers bright, spacious and flexible accommodation.
The house provides potential to create a self-contained annexe and boasts an abundance of character features, including exposed beams, slate flagstone flooring, ornate doors and exposed stonework. The property briefly comprises front entrance porch which leads to a hallway, boot room/utility room, farmhouse kitchen, formal dining room, sitting room, plus an additional reception room which could be used as a ground floor double bedroom. On the first floor there are two large bedrooms and two attic rooms. There is also a first floor bathroom and ground floor shower room/WC. Externally, the property boasts south facing gardens and parking.
Accommodation The accommodation briefly comprises:-
front porch A traditional style limestone and granite storm porch/main entrance with hardwood doors and windows beneath a slate pitch roof. Further doorway leads to:-
hallway Original through passage hallway with quarry tiles and moulded archway to staircase to the first floor. Further doors to ground floor accommodation.
Farmhouse kitchen 16' 7" x 14' 11" (5.08m x 4.57m) A wonderfully atmospheric, old fashioned farmhouse kitchen with south facing window to the garden. Characterful slate flagged floor with large inglenook fireplace beneath dramatic granite lintels. Period door opening into walk in larder. Character door opening into:-
boot room 10' 11" x 10' 2" (3.33m x 3.12m) Entrance door from rear parking area. Again room with bags of character; slate flagged floor, exposed oak beams, could be used as a utility room or separate annex kitchen. Doorway leading through to 'slaughter house'.
Shower room/WC 7' 1" x 4' 7" (2.18m x 1.4m) Double size tiled shower with sliding glass door. WC and wash hand basin. The remaining walls are partly tiled. Radiator towel rail. Ceiling beams. Spotlights. Extractor. Tiled floor.
'slaughter house' 27' 7" x 10' 9" (8.43m x 3.3m) A truly impressive room which is reputed to be the farm's original slaughter house. Huge vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and stunning natural stonework, with a dual access wood burning stove through to the sitting room. Flexible accommodation, could be used as a banqueting hall, sitting room or part of separate annexe. Opening leads through to:-
'the pony stable'/potential bedroom 3 20' 0" x 10' 9" (6.12m x 3.3m) Another charming room with lots of features, lovely exposed stone work and exposed oak beams. Makes a lovely third bedroom or additional reception / play room or study. Stable door leading to side of property. Original wooden panel doors opening through to:-
'the parlour 14' 11" x 11' 8" (4.57m x 3.58m) A lovely snug sitting room with Wood-burning stove and alcoves to the chimney breast, a south facing window with seat overlooking the garden.
First floor landing Further staircase ascending to attic rooms.
Master bedroom 16' 9" x 16' 6" (5.13m x 5.03m) A spacious, light and airy grand bedroom with two seated windows looking south over the garden and beyond. Fireplace with Victorian cast iron tiled insert and a slate hearth. Built-in airing-cupboard with hanging rail. Doorway opening into walk-in loft storage space, housing the Worcester combination gas boiler.
Bedroom 2 16' 6" x 12' 2" (5.03m x 3.71m) Another large, light and comfortable double bedroom with southerly aspect via a large window with seat overlooking the gardens and beyond. Fireplace with cast iron insert and timber surround.
Bathroom 8' 5" x 6' 7" (2.59m x 2.03m) Superb claw and ball footed roll top bath, WC, pedestal wash hand basin. Over the bath can be found a shower with ceiling mounted rain head shower, stainless steel rail and curtain. Wall mounted shower controls. Wall mounted mirror. Hardwood window overlooking the garden. Two chrome towel rails. Bathroom cabinet.
Attic room 1 17' 3" x 12' 5" (5.26m x 3.81m) A fantastic hideaway with lots of potential uses for adults or children. Exposed feature roof timbers and original dormer looking north over the rooves. Hardwood floor boards. Limited head room. Open way through to:-
attic room 2 12' 7" x 10' 2" (3.86m x 3.12m) Again a fascinating space for play or practicalities. Limited head room
outside The pretty and sheltered gardens enjoy a southerly aspect and are home to abundant birdlife and even hedgehogs. The mature trees make it a cats' theme park and the natural stone terrace laid adjacent to the house is ideal for barbecues or al-fresco eating. The small timber summerhouse is convenient for storage. There is a large natural stone boundary wall to the west which lends its character and feeling of old world charm. A stone pathway leads to the side entrance with external lighting.
Parking area A parking area has been created by the owners for 2 Battershill House. Existing title plans and register are available for inspection.Please verify all information with the agent and conveyancer before purchase .
Additional barn and land by further negotiation By additional further payment A generous plot, which incorporates a dilapidated barn which has had commenced building consent to permit development into a residential dwelling, is available by separate negotiation . The barn enjoys large south facing gardens and represents an exceptional and rare opportunity in this highly sought-after location. Details of the original application are available. Alternatively, the site which is a former orchard, would make a fantastic vegetable plot, allotment or hideaway.
Plymouth City Council's Planning Portal (reference number 94/01294/lbc.)
agent's note All plot and floor plans are for guidance purposes only and are provided in good faith. Please verify any facts with your lawyer before purchase.
Services Mains electricity, gas, water and mains drainage.
Council tax The property is in Band C.
Local authority Plymouth City Council.
Viewing Strictly by appointment through Luscombe Maye's Yealmpton Office. Bespoke appointments can be arranged with adequate notice. Opening hours Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm, Saturday 9.30am - 1pm.
Directions The property entrance can be found about 100 meters on the right hand side of Arcadia Road after turning down from Springfield Road.