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PROPERTY of the WEEK: Beautiful Dartmoor home with detached barn

By Herald Express  |  Posted: January 10, 2013

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IN the heart of Dartmoor National Park, surrounded by some of the last wilderness in England, the East and West Dart Rivers meet on their meandering way through the moor to join the sea at Dartmouth, in Dartmeet.

In this very special place with breathtaking views, Hunter's Lodge was reconstructed around a century ago; it has been a family home for many years and unusually on this part of the moor, is freehold.

In the past, it has been run as a successful bed and breakfast business and the carefully converted, detached barn within the grounds was used as self-catering accommodation with a four-star rating.

Those looking for a substantial home with additional detached accommodation for extended family or a second income will be delighted to hear that this handsome and spacious charming period property has been reduced in price.

Hunter's Lodge sits in a sheltered plot of around a quarter of an acre and comes with a first floor main lounge to take advantage of the absolutely stunning views as well as a separate detached cottage.

On the ground floor is a secondary living room, which measures 26' x 12'6". Once two rooms, this lovely room features two stone fireplaces, one of which has a wood burner and granite lintel.

An inner lobby leads to the large farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room with quarry tiled flooring, a four oven oil fired Aga and granite work surfaces.

There is also a utility room and cloak/laundry room with wc and an inner hall leads to the dining room with its original pine panelling, granite fireplace with wood burner and glorious views through its double aspect windows.

Stairs from the inner hall rise to a half landing and bathroom with a terracotta tiled floor and white suite with large corner Jacuzzi bath.

Stairs continue to rise to the first floor landing. From here is a the main living room, which measures 22'9" x 17' with a high ceiling, granite fireplace with cast iron hearth and substantial windows including a bay with the most spectacular southerly facing views along the rivers to where they join and over the surrounding moorland.

The master bedroom also has superb views as well as fitted wardrobes and an en-suite shower room. Bedrooms two and three, both very generous in size, also come with en-suite shower rooms and the fourth bedroom is also a double.

The barn/cottage is fully furnished and equipped for holiday letting. On the ground floor is a large single garage along with a hallway, shower room and a double aspect kitchen/breakfast room.

On the first floor is a lounge/bedroom and a further double bedroom.

Outside is a good area of fairly level lawn, some productive vegetable plots and a small area of woodland. A winding, steep path leads around the back of the garden following the bank of the River Dart and a further path goes down to the Dart itself, the crystal clear waters ideal for a quick summer dip. There are also two stone paved patios and space for parking.

Hunter's Lodge, Dartmeet has been reduced in price from £525,000 to £480,000 through Wood's (01364 654006).

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