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6 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Waterside cottage, Tuckenhay, Devon, TQ9

Guide Price £825,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Located in the desirable area of Tuckenhay
  • Two reception rooms and open plan kitchen
  • Six bedrooms
  • Five bathrooms
  • Splendid views across the Washbourne
  • Gardens and parking
  • Stone barn (suitable for further development, subject to any necessary consents)

Full description

A delightful attached waterside cottage with parking, garden and additional detached stone barn. Located in the desirable area of Tuckenhay with gardens, parking and barns (suitable for further development, subject to any necessary consents). five/six bedrooms, five bathrooms, open plan kitchen, splendid views across Bow Creek, two reception rooms, detached stone barn. EPC Band C

Situation - Located in the picturesque village of Tuckenhay on the bank of Bow Creek. Tuckenhay, renowned for its two bustling pubs:- The Malsters Arms and The Watermans, both with extensive restaurant facilities. Bow Creek is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall and Crownley woods above it is owned by The National Trust. The tidal creek is navigable by small boats for approximately 2 hours either side of high tide.
The Port of Dartmouth lies some 6 miles away and Totnes is 4 miles away. There is a twice weekly bus service to and from Totnes, as well as a daily school bus service to Totnes. King Edward VI Community College and Blackawton Primary School are both easily accessible. Along the banks of the Dart are many footpaths, leading to Cornworthy and on the opposite bank of the creek, across to Sharpham - great for dog walkers and country lovers.
This part of South Devon is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dartmoor National Park lies to the north and stunning beaches and coastlines to the south. Surrounded by much history and heritage and lying in the valley is the Old Paper Mill, once reportedly producing paper for bank notes.

Description - The Old Bakehouse has been the subject of architecturally designed renovations and refurbishment with use of exposed wooden timbers and glass creating a modern yet characterful home. Located at the water's edge in Tuckenhay, the property has a detached stone barn which was formerly a shippen which may now offer an opportunity for further development, subject to any consents. It is set in a delightful valley running alongside the Washbourne, in an idyllic setting. There is also an elevated garden located across the lane which enjoys views over the Creek and to the valley beyond. There is parking for at least 3 vehicles. The current owners holiday let the property through Toad Hall Cottages.
The cottage is well proportioned and offers spacious living accommodation with solid stone floors, two inset woodburners (dining room and sitting room) and useful utility area and cloakroom. It benefits from integral hard wired speakers and a controlled system for the lighting. Lifting Davits for small boat/dinghy. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a waterside property with potential for further development. Viewing is recommended to fully appreciate the quality of the finish throughout the property.

Accommodation - (Please see floorplan). Wooden stable door lead into the entrance lobby where a solid wood and glass staircase leads to the first floor. Door off to dining room with stone floor, inset woodburner and archway through to kitchen with solid wooden worktops, Miele induction hob, oven, microwave, steamer, dishwasher and built in coffee machine. Whirlpool fridge/freezer. Breakfast bar with views across the Creek. Sitting room is open plan to the kitchen area, use of glass allowing much light from the first floor down the staircase, remnants of a bread oven; views across the terrace balcony to the Creek and countryside beyond. Utility area with sink, plumbing for washing machine, ample storage and access to the parking area. Cloakroom with WC. Steps lead up and out on to the water side balcony.
Oak and glass staircase leads to the first floor with spectacular individual pendant chandelier and ceiling spotlights, exposed beams.
Bedroom 2 has access to its private balcony and balustrade, views across the river ensuite smart Spa shower. Bedroom 3 is rear aspect, again with ensuite bathroom and shower, views across the river and storage area above the garage. Bedroom 4 and 5 are both ensuite with shower cubicles.
Stairs to the second floor. Master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and exposed oak A-frame. Splendid ensuite bathroom with shower, wash hand basin, WC and views to the river. Bedroom 6/study with window overlooking the Creek.

Detached Barn - Two storey detached barn internally measuring approximately 7m x 7 m. Of stone construction with corrugated roof, formerly a shippen. Attached to this barn is a single storey stone building internally measuring 5 m x 5 m - this offers an ideal opportunity to create further garaging and/or accommodation, subject to any necessary planning consents.

Outside - There is garage undercover parking for one vehicle and parking at the side of the property for a further two vehicles. The balconies are accessed from the cloakroom and windows from the sitting room. Original stone steps lead down to the waters edge. Just across the lane is the detached garden with elevated terraced lawned areas, together with a summerhouse with Spectacular views across the Creek and down the river Valley. On the terrace balcony over the waters edge are a pair of davits for lifting small boat out of the water.

Services - Oil fired central heating, mains electricity, water and drainage.

Agents Note - For extreme tidal and weather conditions, an automated flood management system has been installed. There are 3 sumps, each with pumps which run automatically.

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 Totnes property office on 01803 865454

Directions - From Totnes proceed along station road heading towards Dartington. At the first set of traffic lights turn left sign posted to Dartmouth and Kingsbridge. Proceed up the by-pass then take the left turning sign posted for Ashprington and Tuckenhay. Continue on this road passing through Ashprington following signs to Bow Bridge, pass over the bridge by the Waterman's Arms and on to Tuckenhay. You will then pass the Malsters pub on your left continue around the right hand bend, the property is located on the left.

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

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