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Accommodation Summary

Large detached property in idyllic location
2.69 acres of garden and woodland
Three spacious reception rooms
Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Utility
Six bedrooms and study area
Annexe Potential
Outbuildings and Parking


From Exeter proceed on the B3212 towards Moretonhampstead. Continue past the two right hand turns for Dunsford and go over Steps Bridge. Continue on the road through the woods and proceed to Doccombe. Broomcroft will be found on the left hand side.


Broomcroft enjoys the most idyllic pretty setting within the picturesque hamlet of Doccombe on the eastern edge of Dartmoor National Park. From the hamlet there are footpaths directly to Mardon Down and then on to Steps Bridge and Dunsford to Fingle Bridge and Castle Drogo or to Moretonhampstead. Mardon Down with its ancient stone circle affords stunning distant views across to Dartmoor. The nearest village is Dunsford (3 miles) which is a strong community that supports its own primary school, popular inn, post office, village store, restaurant, tea rooms and garage. The Dartmoor town of Moretonhampstead (3 miles) has a good range of facilities including a health centre, schooling, places of worship, swimming pool, supermarket, many shops and inns. The cathedral city of Exeter is within 10 miles with its wider range of amenities and excellent communication links with the M5 and A road intersection coastal routes and both Paddington and Waterloo connections from St. Davids Station. Exeter airport offers internal flights to London and many international destinations.


Broomcroft is an exceptional detached property sitting in a wonderful plot of approximately 2.69 acres and enjoying an idyllic hamlet setting on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. Extended in recent years, the current owners have significantly re-modelled and enhanced the layout to create spacious flowing family size accommodation and much potential including a fully self-contained annexe space perfect for extended family or relatives or perhaps a home business. Broomcroft is in a perfect location on the Exeter to Dartmoor road for Bed and Breakfast earning potential with a number of historic villages and moorland attractions in close proximity. There are three excellent reception rooms, two with feature fireplaces with wood burning stoves and a large kitchen/dining room. There are six bedrooms, a study area and a large open plan living space with kitchen. The layout is extremely adaptable and could be configured and used in many different ways. The simply beautiful garden provides total seclusion and privacy, stocked with a variety of mature native trees, shrubs and an abundance of wild flowers. Through the seasons the garden has the most wonderful display of wild flowers and feature shrubs from daffodil meadows, rhododendrons, bluebell woods, mature beech, holly and oak trees. A truly delightful environment with 360 degree far reaching views to Mardon Down and surrounding hills. There is an excellent kitchen garden and lawned area with a variety of fruit trees, a wonderful three bay garage outbuilding with power supply and a large room above ideal as a home office or studio. There is an additional outbuilding for log storage and a borehole water supply. The UV water treatment facility is in the garage building. Broadband is available in all areas of the property including the garage and home office.

ENTRANCE PORCH An attractive traditional timber gable entrance porch and glazed entrance door opens to:

HALLWAY Attractive laminate wood flooring. Dado rail. Ceiling spotlights. Two central heating radiators. Solid oak door then opens to:

BEDROOM ONE10' x 14'8" (3.05m x 4.47m). Front aspect double glazed bay window enjoying a similarly pleasant outlook over the gardens and stream and fine views towards the Mardon slopes and countryside. Range of fitted wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving. Double radiator. High quality sisal carpeting with solid wood floor under. Coved ceiling.

BEDROOM TWO11'8" x 13' (3.56m x 3.96m). Very comfortable double room with dual aspect double glazed windows enjoying a very pleasant outlook over part of the gardens and stream and views towards the Mardon slopes and countryside opposite. Exposed solid floorboards. Double radiator. Coved ceiling. TV aerial point.

SHOWER ROOM/WC Modern suite comprising wash hand basin with mixer tap and attractive surround with double cupboard under, low level WC and tiled shower cubicle with wall mounted electric shower unit with glazed screen. Attractive wood-effect tiled flooring. Ladder style heated towel rail. Fully tiled walls. Velux window. Extractor fan.

LIVING ROOM23'8" x 12'9" (7.21m x 3.89m). A fabulous reception room, bright and airy with tall double glazed windows overlooking the gardens. Vaulted solid wood beams and exposed timber framing with double glazed roof. A double door opens to the outside space. Feature log burner with a timber beam fireplace and exposed solid oak flooring. Multi-paned double doors open to:

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM14'3" x 15'11" (4.34m x 4.85m). A spacious dual aspect room, featuring exposed oak beams and double glazed windows facing north and west over the gardens. Comprising a range of wooden fronted base cupboards, drawers and wine rack with one and a half bowl sink unit and drainer with mixer tap set into work surface. In addition, wall units and corner shelving, part tiled walls and solid oak flooring. Fitted double oven and four ring electric hob with extractor hood. Further appliance space. Plumbing for washing machine if required. Plenty of space for dining table and chairs. Part obscured double glazed door to outside. Double radiator.

UTILITY ROOM Comprising enamel sink unit with mixer taps set into wood block surface. Plumbing and space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Further appliance space beneath. Range of wall units. Tiled flooring. Part tiled walls. Radiator. Rear aspect windows and velux window. Efficient condensing Grant oil boiler for central heating with its own control for the main house and potential annexe. Part glazed stable door leading outside.
From the entrance hallway further doors open to:

BATHROOM A contemporary suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, close coupled WC, tiled panelled bath with mixer tap and attractive part-tiled walls. Tiled flooring. Velux window. Cupboard housing the water tank which is a 300 litre modern pressurised stainless steel tank which is ready for solar power if required and has its own central heating programmer control unit. Extractor fan.

STUDY AREA An attractive open space, ideal as study or work area. Timber beamed ceiling. Double glazed velux window. Laminate wood flooring. Picture rails. Doors open to:

BEDROOM THREE8'6" x 13'2" (2.6m x 4.01m). Front aspect double glazed window with fine views over the gardens, stream and the Mardon Hills opposite. Picture rails. Double radiator.

SITTING ROOM18'10" x 16'3" (5.74m x 4.95m). Further large bright and airy reception room with dual aspect double glazed windows again enjoying fine views over the gardens and countryside beyond. Double glazed double doors open to the outside space. Feature log burner with open lintel marble hearth and granite stone surround. Oak beams. Attractive solid wood flooring. Dado rails and picture rails. Recessed book shelving. Two double radiators. TV points.
From the study area a half glazed oak door opens to:

INNER HALLWAY – ANNEXE POTENTIAL An excellent, light hallway which provides separate access to the annexe but also links with the existing building perfectly. This entire area could be completely self-contained with annexe accommodation. The hallway has laminate wood flooring. Exposed beams. Double radiator. Two velux windows. Attractive patterned glass oak door which opens to the outside space with its own enclosed entrance porch and separate path from the parking area. Further oak doors then lead to:

BEDROOM FOUR13' x 15'2" (3.96m x 4.62m). Two fabulous full height double glazed windows enjoying an outlook to the rear aspect over the woodland bank. Exposed beams. Laminate wood flooring. Two central heating radiators. TV point.

EN SUITE Comprising wash hand basin with mixer tap, close coupled WC and tiled shower cubicle with wall mounted Mira shower unit and glazed screen. Tiled flooring. Ladder style heated towel rail. Two obscured glass double glazed windows. Extractor fan.

LIVING ROOM & KITCHEN AREA17'7" x 23'3" (5.36m x 7.09m). A lovely bright and airy open plan space with exposed beams, four full length feature double glazed windows enjoying a pretty outlook over the woodland bank and garden area, with double glazed door leading to the outside space. The kitchen area is fitted with a modern range of units, stainless steel sink unit and drainer set into work surface with cupboards and drawers beneath and further wall units. AEG double oven and large Siemens electric ceramic hob. Plumbing for washing machine and dryer or fridge space. Part tiled walls. Double glazed Velux window. TV point. Laminate wood flooring. Four radiators. Turning staircase rises to:

FIRST FLOOR LANDING With one double glazed Velux window. Radiator. Oak doors that open to:

BEDROOM FIVE9'10" x 15' (3m x 4.57m). A spacious double bedroom with sloping ceilings. South facing double glazed Velux window with wonderful countryside views. Wood laminate flooring. Two radiators. Arch opens to useful storage area with radiator.

BEDROOM SIX12'5" x 14'4" (3.78m x 4.37m). Double glazed Velux window enjoying lovely open countryside views. Laminate wood-effect flooring. Two double radiators.

OUTSIDE The property is approached by the driveway which provides off-road parking for many vehicles and leads to a large wood store which also houses the borehole water supply. A large triple garage sized outbuilding/workshop with power and light and storage area to the rear. An external staircase rises to the side of this building with door opening to a large room, ideal as a home office or studio with power and light and two double glazed Velux windows.
A delightful kitchen garden sits to one side with plenty of room for planting fruit and vegetables. From this area the path leads upwards to the meadow and woods above with open 360 degree views. At the eastern end of the house is a further lawned area with a mixture of fruit trees and woodland fruit bushes leading to the meandering stream and dramatic Dartmoor boulders, a delightful area. The plot measures approximately 2.69 acres in total.

SERVICES/AGENTS NOTE Oil storage tank serving the central heating. Mains Electricity. Telephone/broadband. The vendors advise that the property has the benefit of a private water supply, a borehole which has a UV filtration system which we are told is serviced annually. The property also has a private drainage system/septic tank with a soakaway within the boundaries. The Vendors have advised that the property offers potential for hydro energy and solar power.

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