The property was built in 1927 by the renowned Devon Author, Archivist and Historian, Hugh Watkin. Woodlands was originally part of one house called Hummersknott, the name was transferred from Mr Watkins property in Chelston, Torquay but it is not known where the name originates. It is believed that the land was originally part of the then larger Parke Estate. How Watkin came to own/purchase the land is not certain but he had been working as an Archivist at Parke following the discovery of medieval documents when the front of the house was being remodelled. Hugh Watkin was born in Warwickshire in 1868 and at the age of 3 months his whole family went to live in Russia, he then re-appeared in the UK on the 1901 Census. Whilst in Russia he married a Russian Princess, Amy, (an anglicised version of her Russian name) bearing in mind the turbulence of the recent Russian Revolution and downfall of the Russian aristocracy. The house was built for Amy to make her feel safe and secure, this is particularly noticeable in the unusual panelled octagonal room. Other security features have long since gone. The house itself is the epitome of 1920's styling. Hugh Watkin became President of the Devonshire Society (still very much in existence today) in 1918 and continued to live in the property until his death in 1937. Amy continued to live in the house until she passed away in 1950. In 1952 the property was auctioned and split in to four properties which have since become three.
Wooden door with obscure glazed central panel giving access into...
uPVC double glazed window to side, archway through to the...
3.89m x 3.20m (12'9" x 10'6")
Multiple uPVC double glazed windows and double glazed French doors giving access to the garden and patio. Further French doors and double glazed windows through to the bedroom.
2.74m x 2.72m (9' x 8'11")
uPVC double glazed window to side overlooking the substantial gardens, base units incorporating stainless steel sink with worktops over, extractor fan, uPVC double glazed window to front, radiator, double doors to pantry style cupboard. Door to...
2.72m x 2.03m (8'11" x 6'8")
Partly tiled walls, shower cubicle with electric shower over and glazed screen, radiator, vanity cupboards with inset wash hand basin and concealed cistern WC, uPVC double glazed window to side, extractor fan, wall mounted mirror with shaver point over.
5.28m x 3.45m (17'4" x 11'4")
uPVC double glazed window to side overlooking the gardens, radiator, wall mounted lighting. Door to...
Radiator, opening through to kitchen/breakfast room. Door to the lounge.
4.20m x 2.90m (13'9" x 9'6")
Matching wall and base units with rolled top worksurfaces, space and plumbing for dishwasher, space for gas hob and oven, inset stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap over, tiled splashbacks, uPVC double glazed window to front, vinyl flooring in the kitchen area, radiator, spotlights to ceiling, opening through to the lounge and access to understairs storage cupboard, obscure glazed door through to...
Fitted shelving space for fridge/freezer, gas boiler. Cupboard housing the electric consumer unit, hatch to loft space via pull down ladder. Double doors to...
2.13m x 1.73m (7' x 5'8")
Currently set up as a small study area. uPVC double glazed window to front, built-in desk and shelving.
5.49m x 5.49m (18'0" x 18'0")
Currently used as a sitting room. Ceiling rose, feature fireplace with granite inserts and hearth with mantel over, wall lights, picture rails, bespoke cabinet with central display area and shelving, radiator, TV point.
4.42m max. x 3.45m max.
uPVC double glazed window to side, built-in wardrobes, wall light points, two built-in storage cupboards.
There is a substantial gravelled driveway to the front of the property leading up to the garage. The front garden has been landscaped to look like moorland with a range of plants and shrubs. The mature gardens offer a variety of plants and trees to include a specimen Acacia, Ash and Magnolia trees together with flowers and shrubs scattered through the garden bordering the lawn and patio. From the garden views can be enjoyed over Bovey Tracey. The oil tank is situated at the top of the garden.
From Bovey Tracey proceed along the B3387 towards Haytor. Proceed bearing left to Haytor and after approximately 3/4 mile the Edgemoor Hotel will be located on the right. Turn right into Lowerdown. Continue along this road and the entrance to the property can be found on the right hand side.