Casa del Rio is a completely unique art deco property designed around a magnificent circular tower under a strongly Spanish villa influence. The house was built in the 1930s and faces south west to maximise the fantastic views over the River Yealm and the surrounding countryside.
The building retains many of its original features including patterned marble tiled floors and a marble spiral staircase. Many of the bathrooms also retain their art deco features and fittings while the reception rooms are spacious and feature French doors out to the terraces and wide, tall arches between rooms; the library has a disused stone fireplace and a range of hand crafted pine book shelves. The main bedroom suites also have French doors opening out onto balconies with garden or river views and the upper first floor contains a useful guest suite.
The accommodation comprises: reception and tower halls, drawing room, dining room, library, morning room, kitchen/breakfast room, boot room, laundry room, billiards room, lift, indoor swimming pool, two master bedroom suites and two guest bedroom suites and four further bedrooms. The property also comes with a two bedroom self contained annexe.
Casa del Rio, £3.5m, Knight Frank
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Outside the gardens amount to around an acre and have been landscaped. They are full of exotic plants and have been maintained to a high standard. There is also a wonderful terrace which runs the full length of the west side of the building offering spectacular views across the river and to the surrounding countryside. The majority of the gardens have been filled with a range of mature trees and shrubs with borders and terraces leading down to the riverside terrace.
The house is situated outside the village of Newton Ferrers, which contains some of the most sought-after waterfront properties on the South Devon coast. The house occupies a particularly private position. The village has an active yacht club, post office, grocer and butcher. There are also several pubs and restaurants in the area. Communications are excellent with the A38 Devon Expressway just nine miles and Plymouth, ten miles away, has direct trains to London Paddington.
The guide price is £3.5. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01392 848 822.