One of the grandest houses in Kingsbridge close to the Salcombe and Kingsbridge estuary, with over an acre of formal gardens and an additional 11 acres of land by seperate negotiation if required, close to local amenities. Unique historical property. Highly flexible accommodation. Magnificent period features. Outbuildings. Over 1 acre gardens. Additional 11 acres available by separate negotiation. Buttville House is a magnificent Grade II listed house dating from 1820. The property was built for Admiral Abraham Hawkins, a descendant of Sir John Hawkins of Spanish armada fame. Since then, the property has had a number of illustrious owners including...Major General William Birdwood and Lt Col John Jackson. Extending to 4,622 square feet with a separate coach house of 1,450 square feet located in the extensive grounds, the house is one of the largest properties in Kingsbridge. Buttville House has a colonial appearance with the wrap around veranda offering a peaceful setting to relax and enjoy the views over the immaculate manicured lawns. Internally the house is charming with a peaceful ambience combined with large double aspect rooms, high ceilings and a grandeur attributed to the era in which the property was built, ensuring that the house is the perfect family home whilst retaining the large formal rooms for entertaining guests. Arranged over three floors with the flexibility to alter the internal layout if required, the house offers a host of period features throughout with open fireplaces, full height sash and case windows. To the side of the house there is a large walled garden stocked with mature trees accessed directly from the large dining kitchen with aga. The walled garden with its patio, garden room and bbq area offers sheltered al fresco dining and the opportunity to enjoy the stunning sunsets that the South Hams are famous for. The house, whilst large, is not overbearing and is an ideal family home given the layout and private location on the edge of the town. The separate coach house, located discreetly within the extensive grounds, prevoiusly benefitted from planning (28/1792/90/3) to convert to a three bedroom dwelling. With its own access, the building would be ideal for ancillary accommodation/home office or studio or indeed commercial consulting rooms subject to change of use. Extensive works have been carried out by the current owners to the main house since they purchased the property in the early 90s. The house was fully re-roofed in 1996, the lead valley was replaced in 2021 and in 2003 work was carried out to the current kitchen area to create the all-important large family kitchen/dining area with direct access to the gardens. Buttville House is accessed via wrought iron gates set into a high stone wall offering privacy to the property and gardens. There is ample off street parking available at the property with extra storage or parking available at the coach house. A feature of the house are the impressive private formal gardens, extending to in excess of 1 acre. Whilst large, they have been predominantly laid to lawn with formal borders, and therefore they are relatively easily maintained. To the west of the house there is a walled garden, ideal for al fresco dining. The area has a number of patio areas, a summer house, conservatory and a water feature. To the rear of the formal gardens is the coach house with potential for further development if required. The ground floor of the coach house has a covered carport or boat storage with a range of outbuildings which could also be converted to equestrian use if required. Past the coach house there is an enclosed grass lawn area previously used as a tennis court and this leads to the adjoining field ’Searchwells’ which is also owned by the property.Currently the field ’Searchwells’ extending to 11 acres is let on a Farm Business tenancy to a local farmer and is available by separate negotiation. The field would be ideal for equestrian use and provides a protective shelter belt around the main house. There is a footpath surrounding the field ideal for dog walking. Local Authority: South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234. Services: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage to septic tank. Oil fired central heating. Council Tax: Band G.
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