Houndbeare is a beautifully presented detached property which has been extensively updated by the current owners to create a wonderful family home. The accommodation is light, bright and spacious, with the reception rooms located on the first floor.
Travertine steps lead up to the front door. The entrance hall has a wood burner which offers a welcoming first impression, with full height windows providing plenty of natural light. There are three well-proportioned double bedrooms and a stylish family bathroom accessed from the hallway. The large master bedroom has fitted storage, as well as a well-appointed en suite shower room featuring a his and hers basin.
Upstairs is a spacious kitchen and connecting garden room/dining room. The kitchen is well-equipped, featuring a range of units with solid oak doors, a central island, breakfast bar and an electric Rangemaster. Also on the first floor is a triple aspect sitting room, benefitting from an oak floor, patio doors leading to the gardens, a wood burner and a balcony with views towards Canonteign Falls and the surrounding forest. Completing the first floor is an office area at the end of the landing, with full height windows providing lots of natural light; a further double bedroom; and a stylish fully tiled shower room with fitted storage and solid oak doors cleverly concealing a utilities cupboard.
The annexe is a beautifully converted barn which provides ancillary accommodation to the main house, as well as having full permission for use as a holiday let. On the ground floor is a very large open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with two sets of bifold doors. In the kitchen area is a travertine floor which continues outside to a raised terrace and, together with the bifold doors, creates a fabulous seamless inside/outside space which is perfect for entertaining. The kitchen has solid oak doors, granite worktops and a range of integrated appliances including a microwave oven, induction hob, washing machine and extractor fan. Also on the ground floor is a double bedroom, a contemporary shower room and a store/potential third bedroom.
An open oak staircase leads to the first floor where there is a large double bedroom/office with an oak floor and views towards Dartmoor, plus an en suite shower room.
Houndbeare is situated in an elevated positon, within the desirable Teign Valley village of Trusham. The village has facilities including a playground, an ancient church and a popular pub. Approximately 3 miles away is Chudleigh, which has two gp surgeries, a library, restaurants, pubs, shops and buses to Exeter. Trusham is situated approximately half a mile from the boundary of the Dartmoor National Park which is renowned for its spectacular scenery and provides excellent facilities for walking, riding, cycling and fishing. There are a number of excellent footpaths direct from the village, as well as walks and cycling in the nearby forest at Haldon Hill. There is a well-regarded golf course at the Teign Valley Golf Course.
Exeter, approximately 9 miles away, is the most thriving city in the South West and offers a wide choice of cultural activities with theatres, the museum, arts centre and a wealth of good restaurants and shopping, including John Lewis and a Waitrose. Many good primary and secondary schools can be found in Exeter, including Exeter School and The Maynard, whilst Exeter University is recognised as one of the best universities in the country.
Communications from the property are excellent with the A38 Devon Expressway just 3.2 miles away which connects to the M5 motorway at Exeter and Plymouth to the south. Intercity rail services to London Paddington, London Waterloo and to the remainder of the country are found at Exeter St. David’s Station, with some journeys taking as little as just over two hours to Paddington. Exeter International Airport also provides a large number of domestic and international flights, including daily flights to London City Airport.
Houndbeare is approached by a gated entrance which leads to a spacious parking area, suitable for multiple vehicles. The rear garden is south facing, enjoying exceptional far-reaching views over the rolling countryside. There is a track which leads gently downhill, through an established area of woodland known as Burgoyne’s Copse, which is reputedly mentioned in the Domesday Book. A vantage point is at the end of the track, providing the perfect place to sit and enjoy the surrounding peaceful landscape. There are areas of lawn, interspersed with tall majestic trees, which enjoy total privacy, and a terrace adjacent to the house which provides the perfect place for al fresco dining. In total, the grounds measure approximately 2.61 acres.