Widdicombe Lane, Marldon, Paignton

5 beds | 4 baths | 3 receptions | £725,000

  • Characterful Detached Period House
  • 5 Double Bedrooms (2 Ensuite)
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Study & Conservatory
  • Oil Central Heating & uPVC Double Glazing
  • Sun Terrace & Hot Tub
  • Double Garage & Ample Parking
  • Approximately 1 Acre Plot

A characterful detached period house in an elevated plot of around 1 acre affording stunning countryside views. Offering extensive 5 double bedroom (2 en suite) accommodation with 4 reception rooms, double garage and driveway, easy to maintain formal gardens, separate terrace with sunken hot tub, paddock and stable block. A rare opportunity and available with no upward chain.

A wonderful detached house in a secluded village setting.

Longacre is an attractive period house with a handsome part tile hung front elevation, offering plenty of period charm and individual character. Occupying a slightly elevated plot which affords a great deal of privacy, the house has easy to maintain formal gardens, separate sheltered terrace ideal for entertaining with sunken hot tub, a paddock with gated vehicular access and wooden stable block extending to approximately an acre in total.

The property is located in the heart of the highly regarded village of Compton, famous for its National Trust managed 14th Century castle and tea rooms, the village just 4 miles drive from the centre of the Riviera coastal towns of Torquay and Paignton. The vibrant market town of Newton Abbot with its express railway link to the capital in around 2 ½ hours is around 6 miles' drive, with the bohemian town of Totnes also approximately 6 miles away. The cathedral city of Exeter with its wide array of retail and leisure facilities can be reached in around a 25 minute drive.

The accommodation is perfectly balanced with potential for a self-contained annexe if required. The spacious ground floor comprises a beautiful entrance porch leading to the reception hallway, a sitting room with feature open fireplace, lounge with conservatory off, farmhouse style kitchen with utility area, ground floor WC and a dining room with the particular feature of the old well still in situ. Also on the ground floor is a study and a bedroom ensuite that could be easily separated to offer a small annexe.

The first floor has a tastefully fitted bathroom and four double bedrooms, the master with an ensuite bathroom and double doors overlooking the rear garden with a bridge leading to the stunning sun terrace with sunken hot tub.

Ground Floor

Reception Hall 12' 3" (3.73m) x 10' 10" (3.31m)

Sitting Room 15' 8" (4.78m) x 15' 1" (4.61m)

Dining Room 15' 8" (4.78m) x 14' 1" (4.29m)

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 19' 6" (5.95m) x 11' 1" (3.39m)

Drawing Room 17' 1" (5.21m) x 12' 1" (3.68m)

Study 12' 2" (3.7m) x 10' 9" (3.28m)

Bedroom 2 12' 11" (3.94m) x 10' 10" (3.31m)

Ensuite Shower Room

Conservatory 10' 8" (3.24m) x 10' 5" (3.18m)

First Floor

Master Bedroom 12' 3" (3.74m) x 11' 4" (3.46m)

Ensuite Bathroom 7' 4" (2.23m) x 11' 6" (3.51m)

Bedroom 3 12' 4" (3.77m) x 11' 1" (3.39m)

Bedroom 4 12' 2" (3.7m) x 11' 3" (3.44m)

Bedroom 5 12' 2" (3.7m) x 10' 9" (3.27m)


Outside The property is approached by a sweeping gravelled pathway up a gentle incline to the paved terrace. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with some mature shrub beds and gravelled areas. A driveway provides off road parking for several vehicles and leads to a sizeable double garage with an internal staircase into the house.


Tenure: Freehold

Local Authority: South Hams District Council.

Viewings: Strictly by confirmed appointment with the vendor's agent,Coast & Country.

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