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Property DetailsA fine Grade II Listed manor house, forming part of a larger house, set in an elevated position in the Dartmoor National ParkHannaford House was listed in 1957 and today the house and gardens are divided into two different ownerships, the main house (Hannaford Manor) and what was originally part of the main house and the servant’s wing (Hannaford House).Hannaford House is approached over a tarmac and gravel entrance drive bordered by flowering shrubs and trees, including magnolia, azaleas, rhododendrons and hydrangeas, providing a colourful welcome to those approaching the parking and turning area in front of the house.Large heavy oak double doors lead through an impressive thatched archway into a gravelled courtyard area which in turn leads to the entrance porch. The reception hall leads through the ground floor of the house to a large kitchen/breakfast room. This was the original working kitchen for the whole house and has a parquet wood floor, a four oven Aga and cream painted wooden units with pine worktops. There is a double sink and as well as the Aga a double oven is fitted along with an electric hob. The kitchen has a large walk-in china cupboard, the original to the house. Off the kitchen is a walk-in pantry with the original slate shelves and a large utility room which houses the boiler. Opposite here is a snug and a study. The snug has a lovely ornate metal fireplace with original coloured tiles and parquet flooring. There is also a cloakroom off this hall and a hatch leading down to the cellar. Additionally the main garden door of the original house, Hannaford Manor, provides an impressive main doorway into the gardens.Across the hall is the drawing room, a large impressive room which was the original dining room of the main house. This is a beautiful room with oak panelled walls which have been fire and soundproofed, oak parquet herringbone flooring and a most attractive stone fireplace with even more ornate panelling around this feature. The large leaded windows with granite mullions and window seats offer superb views across the lawns to the Dart Valley and the moorland of Holne Ridge beyond.Adjacent to the drawing room is the dining room, the original smoking room of the main house. This room again has a wood floor, granite mullion windows with leaded window panes, and a window seat from where to enjoy the views. It also has a picture rail and a fireplace with a woodburner.Stairs from the hall lead to the first floor where the majority of the bedrooms are located. The master suite is accessed up a couple of steps and comprises a large bedroom and dressing room/morning room which enjoys super views out across the valley. Steps lead down from here to a spacious bathroom with a roll top bath and shower. The remainder of the first floor is accessed via a corridor which leads to two bedrooms with en suite showers, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom and a walk-in airing cupboard.A further set of stairs leads to the top floor where there is one very large bedroom with exposed ceiling beams, a bathroom, a store room and two further bedrooms.There is a three roomed store directly off the courtyard at the side of the house which is used for the oil tank storage and as a potting shed. Opposite here is a two car garage which currently serves as a single garage plus a workshop. In the corner of the courtyard is a thatched gazebo area which works as a log store.The gardens lie to the front and side of Hannaford House. To the front of the property is a lawned terrace with granite balustrading at the far border. A rockery and original steps divide this lawn with a further lower lawn where there is a dovecote. To the west of the house across the drive is a large level lawn known which is shown on the original plans as the original tennis lawn to the
Additional Property InformationThis single family listing located at Poundsgate, Ashburton boasts nine bedrooms. The property is presently selling for $1,407,175.
This property is listed by Oliver Custance Baker of Strutt & Parker based in England.