New to the market are top end second homes available on an historic estate in Devon. Set in 22 acres of grounds, the Fallapit Estate in Devon has been transformed from a wreck into utterly exceptional residences, both within the original country house, and outside in the surrounding gardens and grounds.
The estate itself dates back to the 13th century, and the main residence has been completely renovated to the very highest standards, and now comprises eight large apartments, all individually designed using original features from the house as it was in the 18th century and adding all the necessary bits and pieces for modern living, including:
* Solid dark oak timber floors
* Scavioli Italian kitchens
* Phillippe Starck-designed bathrooms
* Farrow and Ball paintwork
The two/three apartments are of varying size, but all are spacious – some have nearly 2,000 sq ft of living space. Each is different according to where in the original house it sits, and similarly, all have stunning views over the grounds, the lake and the pretty Devon hills. There are penthouses in the roof of the original house, and beautifully finished ground floor apartments, all with a shared entrance through the impressive hallway into secluded and well-finished privacy.
The 24 new build apartments outside in the gardens have also been built to take advantage of the great views. They vary from one to three bedrooms and have been constructed using materials sympathetic to the surroundings, and fit in perfectly with the rest of the landscape.
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There will also be a one-off opportunity to purchase a newly built property within what was once the medieval walled kitchen garden. A striking modern property with its own private land, this is an exceptional chance to own a cutting edge second home with character and privacy.
Elements of the original gardens were discovered while the house was being fully renovated, and include a tennis court, croquet lawn and one of the most impressive oak trees in England. There is also wildlife to be found: the lake was full of enormous carp which had to be re-homed until the water was properly dredged, but the bats were not so lucky – they had to be permanently relocated into the trees in the grounds.
The restoration has been completed to an extremely high standard and the area is perfect for those looking for peace and tranquillity in their second home. Nearby Dartmouth is perfect for amenities, and guests will be surrounded by all the charms the West Country has to offer from water sports to horse riding to fishing, walking and sailing. Additionally, owners will be able to take advantage of a lifestlye concierge who will prepare the property prior to your arrival, and be on hand to give local advice and help during your visits to the property.
Totnes rail station is a ten minute drive, and the train journey to London Paddington is just 3 hours. Exeter and Plymouth airports are also nearby. Three of the new apartments have already sold, and the rest are being offered at prices which start at £400,000, while the flats inside the main house start at £500,000 and go up to £900,00. For further information, please contact Savills on 01392 455 721 or Marchand Petit on 01548 857 588.