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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Higher Week, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9

Guide Price £775,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Grade II listed property steeped in history
  • 4 bedrooms and 1 bedroom annexe
  • Garden and orchard
  • Feature staircase
  • Sought after location

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A detached grade II listed home steeped in history situated within close proximity of Dartington and benefitting from 4 bedrooms, additional 1 bedroom annexe, rear garden and orchard.

Steeped in history, this grade II listed former church house has also served as an ale house, bakery, school house and has even housed a prisoner from the Spanish Armada. Built during the reign of Henry VIII, the Old Church House is situated in the heart of the quiet and historic hamlet of Higher Week, within close proximity of Dartington. Internally the property is presented to a high standard and offers accommodation approaching 3000 sq ft. The primary house offers a generous sitting room and kitchen/diner with feature staircase to first floor landing, the first floor offering four bedrooms and two bathrooms. All principal rooms are south facing and flooded with light. The property benefits from an additional newly refurbished one bedroom annexe perfect for extended family/friends or to let. Externally there is a delightful rear garden laid to lawn with a fantastic decked area. To the front is a small crescent shaped garden with shrubs and fruit trees. Situated opposite the property is an orchard with a storage shed, apple trees and fruit and vegetable cage.

Strictly by appointment with the Sole Agents, Marchand Petit Totnes Office. Telephone 01803 847979

Dartington is a much sought after and very charming village located on the outskirts of Totnes giving easy access to the local schools, King Edward VI Community College and Dartington Primary School. The village also boasts a quiet thatched public house, a local church, village stores and post office, open air swimming pool, Dartington Hall and The Barn Theatre, petrol station and the Shops at Dartington complex. It is ideally situated for the medieval town of Totnes, the commercial centre for this part of South Devon. The bustling medieval market town has a mainline railway station giving direct connections to London Paddington. There is also good access to the A38 Devon Expressway, linking Plymouth and Exeter where it joins the M5. Totnes boasts a market as well as a good selection of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and inns.

Tiled flooring. Radiator. Pedestal wash hand basin. Tiled splash backs. WC. Exposed beam. Central light.

Sitting Room 
Spacious yet cosy room with exposed wooden flooring and dramatic wooden beams. There are two single glazed windows with window seats to the front. Glazed door to the west side of the house. Beautiful wide fireplace with oak lintel and two door wood burning stove. The blackened stones behind show the history of this fireplace, where there was once an open fire and baking oven. 2 radiators.

First Floor 

First Floor Landing 
Dartmoor oak spiral stairs rise to the first floor with a door at halfway point giving access to the garden. Loft access. Casement windows to the rear.

Master Bedroom 
Wooden flooring. Wooden double glazed window to rear. Recess with beam over. Built-in wardrobes. Radiator. Door to en-suite.

En-suite Shower Room 
Tiled flooring. Pedestal wash hand basin. Wall-mounted light. Ceiling-mounted light. Towel radiator. Wooden single glazed window to front. WC. Large shower cubicle with glass shower screen and mixer shower. Extractor fan.

Bedroom 2 
Painted Wooden flooring. Recessed fireplace with brick lintel. Casement windows with window seats to the front of the property.

Utility Room 
Tiled flooring. Wooden single glazed window to rear. Belfast sink with drainer board. Wooden work surface. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Exposed beam. Pendant lights. Door giving access to front. Space for an upright freezer. Door to cloakroom.

Bedroom 3 
Painted floorboards. Casement window with window seat overlooking the front of the property. Currently used as a study.

Bedroom 4 
Radiator. Built-in cupboard and airing cupboard. Wooden single glazed window with window seat overlooking the front. Recessed fireplace with oak lintel above.

Wooden flooring. Towel radiator. Freestanding roll top bath with mixer taps and shower attachment. Pedestal wash hand basin. Wood panelling. WC. Extractor fan. Spotlights. Wooden single glazed window to rear.

Council tax band C.

Open porchway gives way to the front door opening into:-

Storage cupboard with shelving and hanging space. Pendant light. Loft access.

Kitchen/dining Room 
Tiled flooring. Radiator. A range of base units with granite work surface. Integrated 4 ring electric induction hob with extractor fan above and integrated electric oven beneath. Glass splash back. Integrated dishwasher. Belfast sink with drainer board. Double glazed windows to side overlooking fields. Integrated washing machine. Integrated under cabinet fridge. Space for a dining table and chairs.

Shower Room 
Tiled flooring. Walk in shower with glass shower screen, mixer shower and tiled walls Spotlights. Extractor fan. Panelled walls. Towel radiator. Pedestal wash hand basin. WC. Double glazed window to side.

Bedroom/sitting Room 
Dual aspect vaulted room with casements windows overlooking fields. Eaves storage and exposed beams.

To the front of the property is an attractive log store beside which are steps leading up to the porch and main entrance to the annexe. The orchard houses two abundant apple trees (ideal for apple pressing) and has lovely views over the larger community orchard and Yarner Beacon. Productive fruit cage and rainwater capture and storage. At the back of the property a flagstone path leads to a secondary entrance to the main house and porch to the annexe with an outside toilet. Steps lead up to the lawn with mature trees, shrubs, a wooden shed and a greenhouse. There is also a large decked area suitable for al fresco dining.

Door to store/workshop. Exposed beams. Power and light.

Mains electric, water and drainage. Gas fired central heating.


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09 September 2016

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