PLYMOUTH Plymouth is a city with one of the largest natural harbours in the world. To the north is the Dartmoor National Park extending to over 300 square miles which provides excellent recreational facilities. Plymouth itself has a population of well over 250,000 and has a full range of shopping, educational and sporting facilities. There is a mainline train service to London Paddington and to Penzance in Cornwall. Brittany Ferries operates seasonal services from Plymouth to France and northern Spain.
DESCRIPTION Cray Croft was designed by the renowned local architect Sidney Edwards and is inspired by the style of Edwin Lutyens. The architect was clearly resourceful adding detail such as the imposing 1639 granite entrance archway, believed to be reclaimed from Ham House along with magnificent feature oak beams that are on display in the sitting room and landing that are reputed to have originated from a decommissioned ship in the Royal Naval dockyard. The property has therefore, a tapestry of history that sits comfortably alongside its ancient setting. The house is located at "The Green" adjacent to the historic St Budeaux church famous for hosting the wedding of St Francis Drake. The house and gardens provide far reaching and outstanding countryside and river views. Built for a local doctor, the house was completed in 1953. At this time doctors were exempt from building material permits, hence the high quality of construction that was delivered including double layer brick cavity walls, teak and leaded powder coated double glazed windows and oak soffits. A condensing gas boiler powers the gas central heating and domestic hot water system whilst original period radiators have been retained where possible. This substantial detached residence offers a great deal of versatility and stands on a corner plot that comprises parking forecourt and drive, a detached double garage, a large rear terrace and a level lawned side garden.
ENTRANCE PORCH With a Slate floor and coat hooks. Oak leaded glass inner door leads to:
ENTRANCE HALLWAY With Iroko parquet flooring, understairs storage, a feature Oak glazed window from the dining room. A leaded glass door gives access to:
SITTING ROOM A spacious room with large open fireplace with Granite surround and Oak mantel. Iroko parquet flooring and a large box bay window to the rear elevation taking in the outstanding views over neighbouring property, countryside and the River Tamar and Cornwall beyond. Sliding doors lead to:
DINING ROOM A spacious room with Iroko parquet flooring, leaded glass window borrowing light from the hallway, small serving hatch to the kitchen, windows to the rear elevation again benefiting from outstanding views.
KITCHEN Fitted to a high standard with a matching range of base and eye level storage cupboards with Silestone work surfaces and an integral Siemens five burner induction hob, twin electric ovens, integral fridge, integral freezer, Siemens dishwasher, a twin ceramic sink unit with mixer tap and drainer and a window to the rear elevation with country and river views. A doorway leads to:
REAR LOBBY With coat hooks and a pantry cupboard with an original Oak and Slate shelving, and a window to the rear elevation.
STUDY With a window to the front elevation, Iroko flooring and a small fireplace with a Slate hearth and shelved alcove.
BOILER ROOM Housing the Worcester gas fired combination boiler and plumbing for washing machine.
SHOWER ROOM Three piece suite comprising a low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin and a tiled shower cubicle with a multi-jet folding glass screen, tiled walls, chrome towel rail,
BEDROOM FIVE Window to the front elevation, built-in storage cupboard, Iroko parquet flooring.
From the main hallway an attractive Oak staircase ascends to the FIRST FLOOR LANDING with windows to the front elevation overlooking St Budeaux church, a handrail with decorative iron spindles and exposed Oak beams. A doorway leads to:
BEDROOM ONE An incredibly spacious double, double aspect room, fitted furniture to include a vanity unit, wardrobes and low level storage, fantastic views across neighbouring countryside, the River Tamar and St Budeaux church.
EN SUITE BATHROOM With twin vanity units with storage beneath, a low level wc, tiled walls, tiled shower cubicle with mult-jet shower unit and folding glass screen, stainless steel towel rail, inset spotlights and extractor.
BEDROOM TWO A further double room, double aspect with windows to the rear with outstanding views and side elevations, large fitted recessed eaves storage cupboards, built-in wardrobe with shelving and hanging, built-in dressing unit with drawer unit.
BEDROOM THREE Windows to the rear elevation, an attractive vanity unit with marble top and ceramic bowl and mixer tap, built-in wardrobes providing shelving and hanging.
BEDROOM FOUR A large single with a window to the front elevation overlooking St Budeaux church, and a built-in wardrobe storage cupboard with shelving and hanging.
FAMILY BATHROOM Fitted with a matching three piece suite comprising a double ended jacuzzi bath with mixer tap, contemporary wash hand basin with glass bowl and mixer tap, freestanding shower unit with multi-jet shower and folding glass screen, windows to the front and side elevations, tile effect flooring and tiled walls.
CLOAKROOM With a low level wc, a contemporary sink unt with a glass bowl and mixer tap, tiled walls and a window to the front elevation.
EXTERNALLY The property is approached via a large galvanised gate and a gravel driveway with flagged path to the front door. The front gardens are lawned with flower and shrub beds and borders and are fully wall enclosed. The gravel driveway leads to a hardstanding and a DOUBLE GARAGE with an electric roller shutter door, power and light.
A particular feature of the property is its outstanding landscaped gardens which benefit from a predominantly westerly facing aspect and comprise: to the rear a large flagged patio with an external light, a further patio area with an ornamental pond and rose bed. Steps lead down to a level lower lawn with a mature Cherry tree and incredibly attractive and well maintained garden area with mature flower and shrub beds and borders, a vegetable area and an attractive stone winding path. From the garden extensive views over the neighbouring countryside and the Tamar Valley can be enjoyed. The garden is wall enclosed.
The property benefits from all windows being double glazed and recently upgraded to aluminium power coated and the majority are leaded. There is gas fired central heating via the Worcester combination boiler found in the boiler room.
An internal viewing is highly recommended to appreciate this truly beautiful and unusual family home.
SERVICES Mains water, gas, electricity and mains drainage.
VIEWING By appointment with LAWSON.
OUTGOINGS We understand the property is in band ' E ' for council tax purposes and the amount payable for the year 2019/2020 is £2216.06 (by internet enquiry with Plymouth City Council). These details are subject to change.
FLOOR PLANS AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE These Floorplans are set out as a guideline only and should not be relied upon as a representation of fact. They are intended for information purposes only and are not to scale. The Energy Performance Certificates are produced by an external source and Lawson do not accept responsibility for their accuracy. Copyright Lawson 2020.