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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Washbourne, Totnes, Devon, TQ9

Under Offer £575,000

Property Description

Key features

  • PP to extend, creating a 5-bed home
  • Rural location
  • Income generator from holiday lets
  • Charm and much character
  • Rural yet accessible location
  • Parking and garage
  • 0.5 acre of garden

Full description

A SPACIOUS and CHARACTER three bedroom cottage in a rural, yet accessible location. Set in its own grounds of approx 0.5 of an acre. Level grounds and gardens, existing PP to extend to create a 5-BEDROOM home, rural location, mature gardens, income generator from holiday lets, charm and ample character, rural yet accessible location, ample parking and garage. EPC Band F

Situation -  
Bridge Cottage is located in the heart of the South Hams in the small rural hamlet of Washbourne, it is situated close to Harbertonford on the way to Dartmouth and on the parish boundary of Cornworthy and Halwell and is an ancient and quiet retreat for the stresses of modern life.
The hamlet is constructed around a small river valley, the river Wash is a tributary of the River Dart and passes though the hamlet hence its name. Every day needs can be met in the two handy village stores of Harbertonford and wider needs in either Dartmouth or Totnes. There are many picturesque walks within the vicinity allowing upmost enjoyment of the country life on offer.

Descripton -  
Bridge Cottage is brimming with character and charm. It is a detached cottage, set in its own level grounds and gardens. In recent years, the property has yielded significant income from holiday letting and would make an ideal investment, family home or bolt hole. Recently it has been rated amongst the Top 20 holiday rental properties in the UK by The Independent newspaper. The cottage is principally stone and brick built with three double bedrooms and two bathrooms. It has current planning permission granted to extend, creating a five bedroom residence with additional living space. The planning application number is: 22/1551/11/F.
The property is only a short distance from the village of Harbertonford in a rural, yet accessible location with level lawned gardens with many mature shrubs and trees, garden studio and garage. Bridge Cottage has been renovated in recent years exposing some of its natural features including sandblasted beams.

Accommodation - (Please see accompanying floorplan). Entrance door to utility/back kitchen with exposed fireplace, white washed stonework and plumbing for washing machine. Two windows overlooking the country lane. Fully tiled floor. Kitchen with oil fired Rayburn, 4-ring gas hob, selection of modern kitchen units with solid oak doors, dishwasher and recessed spotlights. Original sand blasted oak beams. Window overlooking the garden. Step down to sitting room with original fireplace with exposed wooden mantel with inset woodburner. Two windows overlooking the country lane. This room has much exposed woodwork. Double doors lead to the conservatory which has extended views across the grounds and garden. Two sets of double doors onto the alfresco terrace area. Flagstone floor and two Skylights creating an extremely airy feel. Large double shower, WC and wash hand basin, in classic design. Ground floor bedroom 3 with double aspect windows and storage alcoves to either side of the chimney breast. Staircase from the sitting room to landing with solid oak boards and throughout the first floor, windows to both sides affording much light. Access from landing to attic area providing very good and dry storage. Family bathroom with shower over. Master double bedroom with vaulted ceiling and exposed original beams and double aspect windows overlooking the garden and surrounding countryside. Ample space for storage. Step up from landing to further double bedroom with exposed original beams and views across the garden.

Outside - A gated entrance leads off the country lane to a parking area and garage with additional storage. To the right of the entrance is a stone built storage shed. To the left hand side of the garden from beyond the carport and to the bottom of the garden is a good sized orchard, containing two cider apple trees, three eating apple trees, three cooking apple trees (including a Bramley) and a Quince. Leading around the cottage is a paved pathway to the terraced area outside the conservatory overlooking the level lawn and surrounding countryside with mature trees which makes this a truly idyllic setting for entertaining or alfresco dining. Across the far side of the lawn areas is a children's playhouse and separate studio. Mature trees and shrubs including some fruit trees. The studio may suit a variety of uses, subject to any necessary consents or a great place to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle.

Services - Mains gas, water, electricity, private drainage

Local Authority - South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234. E-mail:

Viewing - Strictly by prior appointment with Stags on 01803 865454.

Directions - From Totnes proceed towards Kingsbridge and Dartmouth on the A381. After passing through the village of Harbertonford and leaving the village behind you, climb the hill and turn left after approximately 200 meters, signed Washbourne and Cornworthy. Proceed along this country lane and drop down into Washbourne, cross the river and turn right on the left bend. The double wooden gated entrance is found on the right.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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12 May 2016

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