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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Slapton, Kingsbridge

Sold by Us £1,200,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Farm house and Annex
  • 37 Acres
  • Beautiful and tranquil location
  • Established gardens
  • 2 Miles from Slapton

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

HOW TO GET THERE From Kingsbridge take the A379 towards Dartmouth passing through the villages of West Charleton, East Charleton, Frogmore, Stokenham and Torcross. Proceed along the Slapton line and take the turning left signposted Slapton. Continue through the village of Slapton and proceed on to Five Mile Lane and continue for around a mile. Take the turning Right signposted Gara Mill, continue along this road and bear left signposted Blackawton. Proceed along this road and Torr Farm will be seen on the right hand side.  

SITUATION Torr Farm is situated in an idyllic, quiet and unspoilt valley in one of the most attractive parts of the South Hams countryside on a tributary of the River Gara about 2 miles to the north of the village of Slapton which offers a shop, two pubs and a church and there are primary schools at the nearby villages of East Allington and Blackawton and secondary schools at Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Totnes.

About 8 miles distant is the naval town of Dartmouth renowned for the naval college and the annual Royal Regatta, sailing and possessing an excellent range of shops and restaurants. About 7 miles distant is the town of Kingsbridge, standing at the head of the Salcombe Estuary. Kingsbridge has an excellent range of shopping and recreational facilities and access to the Salcombe Estuary. There is a mainline railway station at the Elizabethan town of Totnes with mainline rail way to Paddington about 3 ½ hours. Access to the A38 Plymouth to Exeter dual carriageway is accessed via Totnes.

The South Hams is renowned for its natural coastline with rugged headlands and sheltered sandy beaches and the River Dart and Salcombe estuary are within a short drive. There are beaches nearby at Blackpool Sands and Slapton and spectacular walks around the Devon coastal path. Inland is the picturesque rolling countryside and to the north is the dramatic scenery of the Dartmoor National Park. Dartmouth Golf and Country Club is about 4 miles distant and there are further golf courses at Thurlestone and Bigbury flanking the mouth of the River Avon. 

DESCRIPTION Torr Farm is situated in a quiet, tranquil and unspoilt valley offering peace and seclusion. The period farmhouse with externally rendered elevations under a mainly pitched slated roof is believed to be one of the oldest in the parish, facing south and at the end of a private drive. The house has been modernised and improved during the 1990's and includes an open plan sitting room and dining room with central stair case and large kitchen/breakfast room.

The accommodation incorporates period features such as exposed timbers and an inglenook fire place to the sitting room and to the side of the house are gardens and a natural stream leads to interconnecting ponds supporting a variety of Wildlife and providing a delightful aspect from the house.

Off the drive is a range of buildings including a 1 bedroom stone built converted barn offering ancillary accommodation and ideal for holiday lettings or additional accommodation and a barn offering play room facilities at the first floor level. A track leads on beside the stream to an area of natural woodland and pasture land consisting of steep cleaves and some more level grazing and from there, there are delightful views.  

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES: Gravelled steps lead up to: 

ENTRANCE PORCH Part glazed door to: 

LIVING ROOM Oak floor, dual aspect windows with window seat, exposed beams, solid built stone shelf with recessed alcove. Television point. Step to entrance. Radiator.

Central stair case to first floor. 

SITTING ROOM Oak flooring and window to the front aspect. A traditional feature fire place with inset woodburning stove set on a slate hearth and with a timber mantle is the room's focal point with recessed alcove storage to the side with shelf space. Exposed ceiling joists, radiator.  

KITCHEN/ BREAKFAST ROOM A spacious triple aspect 'L' shaped room with oil fired Aga with timber mantle and high level window to the side. Exposed ceiling joists.

The kitchen comprises a range of solid wood cupboards and drawers with oak worksurfaces over and inset Belfast sink unit with mixer taps. Integrated dishwasher and American style Fridge/Freezer, BRITANNIA double oven with six ring gas hob. Central island with breakfast bar, storage cupboards under and wine rack.

Space for dining table and chairs with wall space with fixed shelving. Glazed french doors lead to the garden with two further doors providing access to the sides.  

WC Low level WC, wall mounted hand basin, window to rear and radiator.  

UTILITY ROOM Cupboard housing Worcester boiler for central heating and hot water. Oak worksurfaces with inset Belfast sink unit with mixer taps, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Window to side, radiator. Part glazed stable door to the front. Storage cupboard housing fuse box and electric meter.

From the living room stairs lead to the first floor accommodation. 

LANDING Window to rear.  

MASTER BEDROOM Double bedroom with window and window seat providing views across the garden. Radiator. Steps lead down to: 

ENSUITE BATHROOM. A dual aspect room with a white three piece suite comprising low level WC, Pedestal hand basin, panelled bath and corner shower unit with rainhead shower and tiled surround. Shelving and airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with wooden slatted shelving. Exposed wooden floorboards and access to loft space.  

BEDROOM 2 A spacious double bedroom with window and window seat offering views across the garden. Wall length built in storage cupboards. Radiator.  

BEDROOM 3 A spacious double bedroom with window offering views across the garden. Radiator.  

BEDROOM 4 A spacious double bedroom with window and window seat offering views across the garden. Radiator.  

FAMILY BATHROOM A white three piece suite comprising panelled bath with shower over and tiled surround. Pedestal hand basin with mixer taps and low level WC. Window to front aspect. Tiled slate floor. Access to loft space and heated towel rail.  

ANCILLARY STONE BUILT CONVERTED BARN Solid Oak part glazed stable door to: 

OPEN PLAN LIVING ROOM/ KITCHEN Exposed stone feature wall with double glazed window and slate window sill.

Slate flooring throughout with feature wood burning stove. Solid oak stairs lead to the first floor. Under stair storage cupboard with fuse box and electric meter.  

KITCHEN A fully fitted 'shakerstyle' kitchen with wall and floor units with solid oak worksurfaces and inset Belfast sink unit with mixer taps and drainer. Integrated dishwasher and fridge. Multiple oven cooker with 6 ring LPG gas hob. Space for dining room table and chairs and part glazed stable door to outside.
Stairs to 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Part glazed stable door to outside. Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder and wooden slatted shelving.  

MASTER BEDROOM Double bedroom with glazed double doors to outside, Velux window, wall length storage cupboards with hanging and shelving space.  

ENSUITE BATHROOM With slate floor, square bath with tiled surround and antique style taps. Granite effect bowl hand basin with antique style taps and granite shelf surround. Shower unit with rainhead shower and glass shower screen. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Storage cupboard with shelving. Ladder style heated towel rail. 


SHOWER ROOM A slate tiled wet room with rainhead shower, wall mounted hand basin, low level WC. Timber panelling, part glazed stable door to outside.  

UTILITY ROOM A timber clad room with dual aspect windows and stable door, oak worksurfaces with inset Belfast sink unit and mixer taps. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer and space for tall standing fridge freezer. 

OUTSIDE Agricultural barn for storage with a play room at the upper level with exposed oak beams and window to side electric and lighting. Storage on the lower ground level.

The property benefits from a gated entrance with a sweeping driveway leading to a large parking area with gravelled shallow steps leading to the two properties. The fields flanking the driveway include two wildlife ponds and lead to a fenced productive vegetable garden with timber outbuilding/ summerhouse suitable for a variety of uses.  

LAND There are approximately 37 acres included with Torr Farm ranging from established woodland areas to fenced and enclosed paddocks as shown on the plan. From the pond, the stream continues through an area of natural woodland and a track leads behind it to a gate into the range of grass paddocks. These include a run of three steep cleaves with some gorse, dropping down to the stream on the boundary and some level pasture land at higher level.  

N.B A neighbouring farmer has a right of way over part of a track to access the building to north east of Torr Farm. 

TENURE Freehold 

SERVICES Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating to the main house.  

COUNCIL TAX The property is council band 'G'  

LOCAL AUTHORITY South Hams District Council
Follaton House
Plymouth Road
Tel: 01803 861234.

VIEWING Strictly by appointment with the agents:
Luscombe Maye
62 Fore Street
Tel: 01548 857474 

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
08 July 2016

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