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5 bedroom house for sale

Diptford, Totnes, Devon, TQ9

Sold STC £1,850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Exceptional character property
  • Set within 20 acres
  • Fishing rights
  • Detached annexe
  • Close to Totnes

Full description

A rare opportunity to purchase an exceptional character property set within 20 acres on the banks of the River Avon, with fishing rights, woodland, detached annexe and yet only 6 miles from Totnes.

This wonderful house set in a countryside idyll with total privacy has been considerably extended and renovated by the current owners to a very high specification with individual, character features throughout. It is almost carbon free with ground source heating and its own water supply. The house is surrounded by approximately 20 acres including woodland and approximately half a mile of the River Avon with salmon and sea trout. The river meanders through the grounds with numerous fishing and swimming pools. It is a haven of wildlife with deer, otters and kingfishers thriving in the valley.

The house has wonderfully proportioned rooms ideal for modern living with large picture windows and bi-folding doors opening onto its idyllic gardens and grounds with the sound of running water softly bubbling in the background.

The house is approached via an enchanting arch shaped wooden door built into the stone wall boundary which leads to a Mediterranean style courtyard – which is like entering The Secret Garden. The house in parts is very traditional with an array of original features as well as flag stone floors and a lovely snug with triple aspect windows.

On the upper hall is a laundry room, guest room with en-suite shower room. On the lower floor the property takes on a more open plan, modern feel with a fantastic space comprising a Carpenter Oak frame with vaulted roof, exposed roof timbers and a wonderful bespoke kitchen with outstanding views over the beautiful surrounding countryside. All the essentials are included -‘Everhot’ range cooker, central island, gas hob, wine fridge and American style fridge/freezer. This perfect family room opens to the drawing room with woodburner fireplace and even more oak
features. The perfect living space! The River Loft is a detached building and currently used as a games room and store with versatile accommodation above.

On the upper floors the substantial master bedroom faces the winding river and has expansive views over the gardens with a wonderful en-suite shower room forming the main suite. A further three bedrooms, a family bathroom and study completes the first floor living space.

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

Hepburn House is situated in The Avon Valley close to the charming village of Diptford, equidistance from Totnes and Kingsbridge. Diptford has a strong local community, primary school, village tennis court, playing field and is surrounded by unspoilt rolling Devonshire countryside. The nearby market town of Totnes has a mainline railway station giving direct connection to London Paddington. There is also excellent 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.

The gravelled entrance leads through double gates to a parking area for several cars and access to the River Loft, beyond which is a useful 3 bay storage shed and workshop. Granite slate steps lead to a paved seating area with raised boxes. Wrapping around the property is an oak terrace providing wonderful outside seating areas to enjoy the magnificent views. The gardens are beautifully landscaped with lawns sweeping down to a games pitch. A riverside path leads through the orchard to a meadow with stunning river walks. To the back of the property is a further paved terrace with glorious river views and a large wood store. Additional parking can be found adjacent to the property along with 9 kW of photovoltaic panels which produce 10 kW of electricity for the house.





Mains electric. Ground source heat pump. Drainage via septic tank. Water via borehole.

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24 June 2016

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