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6 bedroom town house for sale

The Gate House, Ravensbourne Lane, Stoke Fleming, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 0QR

Withdrawn from Market £1,495,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautiful Edwardian Home
  • Set Within Mature Landscaped Gardens
  • Peaceful Private Setting
  • Wonderful Panoramic Coastal Views
  • Garage and Driveway

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The major portion of a splendid Edwardian Country home offering extensive accommodation and gloriously set within it's own landscaped gardens with panoramic coastal views. Approached via a sweeping block paved drive, facilities include numerous outbuildings including detached garage, greenhouses, storeroom and wood stores. The attractive gardens mainly laid to lawn provide a peaceful and private setting.
Situation & Description: Ravensbourne Lane is in a central and particularly sought-after residential area in the village of Stoke Fleming. The location is protected by being designated as within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB) and is also within the Coastal Preservation Area. Stoke Fleming is situated in a cliff top position with panoramic views along the nine-mile sweep of Start Bay in South Devon and is a desirable place to live. The village itself has a thriving community with its pub, post office, primary school, church, village hall, restaurant and a range of clubs and interest groups. Below the village lies Blackpool Sands, and beyond that several miles of other beaches. The popular and attractive riverside town of Dartmouth is just three miles away, with much to offer ashore and afloat, and the market towns of Totnes and Kingsbridge are within 13 miles.
We understand that the property was built in 1906 on the site of an original farmhouse and the outbuildings of The Gate House date back to then. The property remained one dwelling house until 1955 when it was divided into two dwellings, The Gate House being the major portion.
The property comprises: Entrance Hall: Attractive solid oak period door leads into the hall with period tiled floor and feature glazed window to side. Part glazed period door into: Main Hall a spacious room with many period features including fireplace, panelled walls, picture rail and coving. Casement windows with original shutters.
Doors off the hallway leads through to ground floor cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin. There is also a butlers lobby with built in cupboards and wash hand basin and a further hall storage cupboard/ cloaks store.
Door into Study: Two large Edwardian sash windows, one overlooking the private front driveway and the other with views down over the garden and out to sea, stunning feature fireplace creates a lovely focal point, period solid oak parquet flooring. Picture rails and coving.
Dining Room: A delightful room for formal entertaining with French doors and original shutters to the garden and views down to the coastline. Adams fireplace, solid oak parquet flooring. Picture rail and coving.
Drawing Room: A particular feature of this house a very spacious room with Adam fireplace, large walk in bay with sash windows and built in window seats below. Glazed door to covered veranda with period shutters. Dado rail and coving.
The Kitchen/ breakfast room is of a good size with window to rear elevation, original wooden parquet flooring and cream Aga. Wide range of base and wall units. Stainless steel sink and drainer. Built in double oven and gas hob. Door off kitchen leads to the Pantry and steps then lead down to the good sized basement with boiler room and storeroom.

From kitchen door to Utility room: Window to side elevation, space and plumbing for washing machine, large ceramic trough farmhouse style sink. Door into Storeroom and WC. Outside door to the outbuildings comprising of: Store room, Wood stores and oil tank store.

An Impressive Edwardian solid wood staircase leads to the first floor landing with half landing having a beautiful period glazed window. Further stairs lead to the spacious first floor landing with full height built in linen cupboards. Access to loft.

Bedroom 1: A large room with period sash window to front elevation and built in wardrobes. Bedroom 2: Another spacious room with period sash window to front providing wonderful coastal views out to sea.
Bedroom 3: Dual aspect with sash windows to front and side elevations with panoramic sea views over to Start Bay, door through to ensuite bahthroom with white suite of bath Wc and pedestal wash hand basin. Period fireplace. Bedroom 4: Period sash window to side elevation door into ensuite bathroom with walk bath, WC and wash hand basin. Bedroom 5: A single bedroom with sash window to front elevation, having sea views, built in wardrobe. Bedroom 6 to the rear of the property is approached through the first floor kitchen with steps down to the bedroom with window to side elevation built in wardrobe and door into ensuite bathroom. All baths have shower units above.

The Grounds: A perfect setting for this stunning family home is the equally superb gardens beyond, bathed in light yet privately screened with an abundance of mature trees and shrubs. From the flagstone patio area where the wisteria adorns the covered veranda and provides an ideal spot for alfresco dining with wonderful views down over the extensive sweeping lawn to the coastline beyond. The Gate House has an enviable position to both the fore and side gardens with its wide plot and very private frontage. From the bottom of the formal garden you access through a gate the lower kitchen garden with a charming green house, vegetable beds and fruit cages.

The front drive leads to the detached double garage and circular driveway with extensive parking.

Tenure: Freehold.

Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected. Oil fired central heating.

Viewing strictly by appointment through the sole selling agents The Coastal House, Dartmouth.

Fixtures and fittings: All those items regarded as tenant's fixtures and fittings, together with the fitted carpets, curtains and light fittings, are specifically excluded from the sale. However, certain items may be available by separate negotiation.

Local Authority is South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE Tel: 01803 861234. Council Tax Band G, EPC Band G

Communication links are very good with the A38 Devon Expressway 20 miles to the north and the M5 Motorway at Exeter via the recently completed A380 Kingskerswell bypass.

There are regular Intercity rail services from both Exeter (London Paddington 2 hours 4 minutes) and Totnes (London Paddington 2 hours 50 minutes). Exeter Airport has a growing number of domestic and international flights often negating the need to drive to Bristol or the London Airports. 

PLEASE NOTE: This property is being offered directly for sale by The Coastal House estate agency in Dartmouth, and all information and photographs have been provided by them. As such, Waterside Properties have not inspected the property, and are therefore not able to verify the correctness of any of the statements of fact contained herewith. Please contact The Coastal House directly for further information or to arrange a viewing on 01803 835788 or email


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