The principal wing of an elegant Grade II listed Georgian manor house enjoying views of an enchanting valley with formal gardens, grounds and lake. About 1.14 acres.
On the market for the first time in 25 years, West Wing Loventor Manor is a well-presented and most imposing period country house offering bright and very generously proportioned accommodation. There are 4 delightful bedrooms all of which enjoy unspoilt rural views, together with a magnificent open plan kitchen/dining room and separate sitting room with feature fireplace and woodburning stove, and utility/boot room with adjoining bedroom/study and bathroom. Outside is a classical front terrace giving way to well-tended gardens with mature trees and shrubs. There is a separate secret garden with an attractive and well appointed self-contained summer house currently used for ancillary guest accommodation. The grounds sweep down into a beautiful valley with delightful small lake and boathouse.
To conclude; West Wing Loventor Manor presents a rare opportunity to purchase a period home of quality and style occupying a commanding position in a sought after and highly accessible location. Overlooking its own lake and with uninterrupted views to the horizon beyond.
West Wing Loventor Manor occupies an enviable rural position in the ancient hamlet of Loventor, which is dominated by the historic Manor House. The property enjoys wonderful tranquility and overlooks an unspoilt valley. The nearby village of Berry Pomeroy is about 1 mile and is noted for its own castle (Landmark Trust), café, primary school and church. Marldon is about 2 miles and has further amenities including The Church House Inn, renowned for good food. Totnes, the historic gateway to the South Hams is about 5 miles and provides an interesting range of independent shops and art galleries, cafes and good educational provision. Paignton and the South Devon coastal resorts are also within easy motoring distance.
Glazed front door with side screen to:
- ENTRANCE HALL
Part glazed with fitted cupboards and inner door to:
- OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINING ROOM34' 1'' x 16' 4'' (10.38m x 4.97m)
Front aspect windows and glazed doors with superb views. The kitchen area is fitted with an extensive range of Shaker style wall and base units. Hardwood Iroko worksurfaces. Twin butlers sink with mixer taps, plumbing for dishwasher and appliance space. Integrated stainless steel oven. Large 4-oven dark green oil-fired Nobel Range set with integrated ceramic hob within a feature brick fireplace with oak supporting beam. Plate racks and utensil hanging rails. Secondary sink unit with mixer taps. Walk-in larder with electric meter panel. Superb large breakfast bar, opens into dining area with fine brick fireplace with woodburning stove. T.V. point. Dado panelling and window seat. Space for large table and chairs. Old pine floorboards and concealed radiators. French doors to:
- SITTING ROOM19' 2'' x 17' 2'' (5.84m x 5.23m)
Fine double aspect room: Beautiful stone fireplace with oak surround made from original manor house beams. Stone flag hearth and fitted woodburning stove. Deep window sills with cupboards below. Glazed door to front terrace. T.V. point, two radiators and wall points.
Door from Entrance Hall (previously mentioned) to:
- UTILITY ROOM/BOOT ROOM18' 1'' x 12' 4'' (5.51m x 3.76m)
Twin roof lights. Exposed stone arch. Plumbing for washing machine and ample appliance space. Electric storage heater. Opening into:
- GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM/STUDY10' 7'' x 8' 2'' (3.22m x 2.49m)
With roof light. Electric night storage heater. Built in wardrobe and door to:
- ENSUITE BATHROOM
Part tiled with white suite comprising panelled bath with electric shower unit above, pedestal wash basin and W.C. Wall mounted electric radiator and extractor unit.
Open archway from Dining Area (previously mentioned) with steps up to:
- INNER HALL
With door to:
Part dado boarding, small corner wash basin, W.C, radiator.
Stairs up to:
An elegant landing with pine balustrade and archways to various areas, large airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and fitted oil fired boiler for central heating and hot water. Built-in bookshelves and Victorian painted doors to:
- MASTER BEDROOM17' 2'' x 10' 10'' (5.23m x 3.30m)
Beautiful double aspect room enjoying rural views. Deep window seats. Radiator. Open archway.
- ENSUITE BATHROOM
Front aspect window. Part tiled with good quality white suite, comprising double-ended bath with mixer taps and chrome shower unit above, inset wash basin with wall-hung bidet and W.C. Radiator/towel rail.
Further archway off Master Bedroom to:
Dressing room/walk in wardrobe
- BEDROOM 216' 2'' x 9' 6'' (4.92m x 2.89m)
Front aspect room with similar fine views. Extensive built-in wardrobes and two window seats. Radiator.
- FAMILY SHOWER ROOM
Part-tiled with white suite, comprising cubicle with electric shower unit, pedestal wash basin and W.C, shaver point and radiator.
- BEDROOM 314' 0'' x 8' 4'' (4.26m x 2.54m)
Front aspect window with window seat and similar view to Bedrooms 1 & 2. Mezzanine sleeping bunk and radiator.
- BEDROOM 411' 1'' x 8' 6'' (3.38m x 2.59m)
Front aspect window with fine view and window seat. Extensive built-in wardrobe and radiator.
- FAMILY BATHROOM
Part dado boarding and fitted with white suite, comprising panelled bath with mixer taps and shower attachment. Inset wash basin with shaver point and W.C. Cubicle with shower unit. Wall mounted radiator/towel rail. Extractor unit.
Door from Landing (previously mentioned) to:
Second Floor staircase leading up to:
- ATTIC ROOM
With beautiful exposed oak roof trusses, velux window with door leading to secondary storage areas.
The property is approached by a sweeping driveway with garaging and opening into a parking area. A wide paved pathway leads to the front door. A pathway to the rear elevation leads via exposed stone walls and pergola with openings into the stunning garden, which is divided into delightful areas including an open canopy conservatory/veranda with old brick flooring providing shelter and a splendid view over an unspoilt valley. This gives way to further seating areas and a well-tended level lawn with extensive shrub and flower borders. A pathway with steps leads down to further seating areas and viewing platform that takes advantage of the wonderful outlook. This sloping and partly landscaped ground leads down to a five bar gate with track to a fine small lake with meandering pathway bordered by an abundance of specimen trees, rockery and wild flowers. Boathouse/chalet with cantilevered decking and jetty. A rustic timber bridge leads to a small island and stream with weir and waterfall. In addition there is an interesting old stumpery and a reasonably level grassed area, which with further gentle landscaping could make a good croquet lawn.
- THE ORANGERY/SUMMER HOUSE
Believed to part of the original 16th century development. Original granite pillars to the front. This attractive and stylish building provides open plan studio space that is currently used for additional guest accommodation. It features an open plan sitting/dining area with raised dais for sleeping plus separate galley kitchen and adjacent shower room on one side, walk in wardrobe/boot room to the other. Its’ own secret garden has a decked pergola (with fittings for hammocks), BBQ inset to a stone wall plus slate area (which has been used for a hot tub). It is accessed via a pathway and gate from the main formal garden.
- HISTORICAL NOTE
The Manor of Loventor was mentioned in The Doomsday Book of 1086, held by Ralph de Pomerai under Jock De Totnais and listed as Loventora. Name variations include Lovenstore (1285 Feudal Aids), Loventorre Arundel (1292 Assize Rolls), Lovenetor (1238 Book of Fees), Luventor (1303 Feudal Aids).
Loventor Manor continued as a significant manor farm with extensive acreage, associated buildings and cottages. In more recent times it became an exclusive country house hotel. After its closure, it fell into disrepair. The main house was later divided and restored by the present owners.
Mains electric and water. Private drainage.
From Totnes take the A381 Newton Abbot road and after approximately 3 miles turn right at Red Post Garage. Ignore the turn left sign for Aptor and proceed into the hamlet of Afton. Continue down the hill to the valley and turn left into Loventor's private lane. The driveway sweeps around to the rear of the property where there is a parking area for West Wing.