... Sandridge Barton is a sensational property: position, view,
house, standard, privacy, large indoor heated swimming pool, full-sized
snooker table - all exceptional. It is 1½ miles from Stoke Gabriel. A quarter of a mile of private drive leads gently down a
valley to the south-facing, original Georgian house with extensions. It looks over its enclosed garden (table/chairs,
barbecue) with stream (unfenced, children beware), down to three ponds and
partly wooded valley leading to the wide estuary of the river
Dart. It is a fine view; all the fields and woods that run to the river are
part of the estate, excellent for bird life (shelduck on the ponds, egrets nest
on the estuary). Behind the house are former barns; the nearest barn is
now a large estate office (phone, office available for use by arrangement, table tennis), leading to the excellent snooker room (full-sized table,
table football). You are welcome to walk the estate, adhering to the country
code - some beech and oak woods (bluebells).
The house - which has large rooms, filled with light - is a spacious,
Ground floor: flagstone-floored entrance hall off which an elegant
drawing room (comfortable seating for 8) with white marble open fireplace, double French windows leading to the terrace overlooking the garden,
much comfort. Sitting room with comfy seating for 6, TV/Sky/DVD/video
and 5 steps up (lockable doors) to the swimming pool. Large L-shaped
dining/snug/fitted kitchen with table comfortably seating 8 (10 chairs),
and snug area with open fireplace, flagstoned floor, soft sofas,
TV/DVD/video and double doors to patio. Excellent, well-equipped kitchen with
wood floor, dishwasher, microwave, 4-door Aga, cooker, freezer, larder fridge, island
with 2-ring ceramic hob. Utility room (fridge-freezer, washing machine, tumble drier). Loo.
Lower floor: from the hall, stairs down to a formal dining room seating
10 with 2 steps to bar area and French windows to terrace; small kitchenette
(cooker with induction hob, sink, kettle, coffee maker) with stairs up to main
From the utility room, stairs (stairgate) down to a more basic
annexe with double bed, TV, en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower) and door
to the kitchenette; door to garden.
Upstairs, five more bedrooms:
- spacious master double (6' sleigh bed)
looking to the river with TV/DVD and en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower,
large power-shower, separate loo). From the bathroom, cast iron spiral stairs down
to the swimming pool
double facing the river
twin facing the river
twin (one bed a 2’6” truckle)
Bathroom (suite plus hand-shower) and shower-room (suite).
The indoor heated swimming pool is magnificent, built to fit the
Georgian style of the house - columns, animal murals, a large glass domed
ceiling over the mosaic-lined pool (30' x 15' x 4'9" deep), two large
French windows leading to the terrace overlooking the valley, so plenty of
lounging space. Changing room (towels provided) with loo, and a shower.
No pets permitted in the house; kennels available. Damages Deposit £500. This is a marvellous place.