Beautiful Period Farmhouse in Stunning Setting

OIRO £ 1,500,000

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Key Features

  • Stunning Grade II* Listed Farmhouse
  • Set in beautiful, Countryside
  • Lovely Spacious Family Home
  • 6/7 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1/2 Bedroom Annex
  • Approx. 1.7 acres
  • Walled Front Garden
  • Separate Large Barn
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Receptions: 4
  • House Type: Detached
  • EPC Certificate

Washbourne, Nr Tuckenhay, Devon

Located in a beautiful valley with the River Wash running through it, this beautiful Grade II* Listed Farmhouse dates from the early 17th century. Now a fabulous family home with a useful annex, the house has many original features and exudes charm and character, plus being south facing is wonderfully light and bright.

You enter through a striking solid wood period door into the grand reception hall with high ceilings, flagstone floor and large raised stone fireplace with wood burner. With wood paneling, period cornicing and a stunning wooden turned staircase this is a statement room but also a great place to relax in front of a roaring fire. Off this is the formal drawing room with original cornicing and a marble fireplace also with an open fire. Large sash windows with wooden shutters overlook the front garden and flood the room with light.

The dining room is off the entrance hall with painted wood flooring, an open fireplace and large sash window with shutters to the front garden, and it is the perfect room for breakfast and long sociable lunches and dinners. Open plan to the farmhouse kitchen this large room has ceramic tiled floors and is fully fitted with wooden worksurfaces and an electric Everhot Cooker. There is also a gas range cooker powered by bottled gas located in the courtyard. This practical kitchen overlooks the inner courtyard and a door leads off to the boiler room with oiled fired central heating boiler and shelving, and with space for a large fridge freezer.

Also off the entrance hall is a large boot room with Guest WC which leads to an annex Kitchen/dining room currently used as a storage area and wine store. From here a door leads into the annex sitting room with former servants stairs to the first floor.

Located on the ground floor, accessed externally, is the brilliant 28 ft games room with 3 large sash windows overlooking the driveway. A great place for the kids to mess around with their friends away from the main house, and a useful extra entertaining space for all the family. Off this is a corridor which houses a second oil fired boiler and hot water tank and electric car charging point. From this, doors lead to the inner courtyard and to the kitchen and front driveway.

The beautiful 18th century wooden staircase with lovely balustrade and handrail winds up to the first floor landing which is wonderfully light due to the large south facing sash window. Steps lead up to the magnificent master bedroom suite with vaulted ceilings and exposed oak frame created by well known Carpenter Oak. A spiral staircase leads to a Mezzanine area and a glazed door leads from the bedroom to the rear garden a perfect place to have coffee on a summer’s morning. Off the bedroom is a huge ensuite bathroom with a roll top bath and separate shower.

Also on this side of the staircase is a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
To the left of the first floor landing you will find a guest bedroom with ensuite bathroom a further 3 double bedrooms and family bathroom. Stairs leading from an inner hall lead to a further bedroom which in the eaves with an ensuite WC. Access to the large loft is in this area.

A door for bedroom 6 (which could be incorporated into the annex) lead to the annex bedroom and bathroom with former servants stairs to the ground floor.

Approached down a private shared driveway the entrance to private drive is flanked by stone pillars leading to a gravelled parking area. A lovely pathway through the walled front garden leads to the front door. There is also a south facing lawned area in front of the barn which leads to a large paddock. Behind the house there is a lovely sheltered garden area with paved terraced which can be also accessed off the master bedroom. From this is access to the field.

Lower Washbourne Barton is situated between Totnes, Dartmouth and the village of Tuckenhay in the heart of beautiful South Hams rolling countryside. The pretty village of Harbertonford is approx. 1.5 miles away, and has a primary school, church, village hall, an excellent village store/post office and a petrol station. The Maltsters Arms pub set on the river and renowned for great food is just over a mile away

Totnes, about 3.5 miles away, a medieval market town surrounded by the beautiful rolling countryside of the South Hams. Located at the head of the River Dart this unique town has a worldwide reputation for its lively, diverse community and relaxed atmosphere. There are a plethora of restaurants, bars and pubs as well as privately owned shops. Totnes main Line Train Station has direct connection to London Paddington (approx. 2hr 45mins) Exeter St Davids (approx. 35 mins) and Plymouth (approx. 30mins). Exeter Airport is 30 miles away (approx. 40mins) giving direct flights to London, UK and Europe.   

The coast is a short distance away with the sailing centre of Dartmouth some six miles to the south. There are many golf courses in the area, Dartmouth Golf and Country Club, Thurlestone and Dainton courses and are all within striking distance.

The A38 Devon Expressway is easily accessible, linking Plymouth and Exeter where it connects with the M5.

Oil Fired Central Heating, Private drainage, mains water and mains electricity. BROADBAND- 220 mbs through Starlink

Council Tax Band G 3,484

EPC – Exempt

From Totnes follow the A382 towards Kingsbridge and Dartmouth. About half a mile after the village of Harbertonford take the first left signposted Cornworthy and Washbourne. Follow this single track road and proceed down the hill, cross over a little bridge and turn left signposted Cornworthy.

Pass through the hamlet of Middle Washbourne and you will then arrive at Lower Washbourne, there is a right hand bend with a public foot path signed to the left. This is the drive to Lower Washbourne Barton, the stone gate posts and gravel drive to the house are on the right hand side before the farm buildings.