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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Bourton Lane, Totnes, Devon, TQ9

Sold STC £1,075,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms, ground floor cloakroom
  • 3 reception rooms
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Extensive cellars
  • Gardens, pond, orchard and vegetable garden
  • Splendid views across the town
  • Impressive Vinery
  • PP for additional accommodation

Full description

An impressive and iconic Grade II listed Regency style detached villa, occupying an enviable elevated position. Five bedrooms, two bathrooms, ground floor cloakroom, three reception rooms, kitchen/diner, extensive cellars, formal gardens, pond, orchard and vegetable garden, splendid views across the town, impressive Vinery, PP for additional accommodation.

Situation - Totnes is a bustling market town full of interest and with a range of independent shops and recreational facilities. The town is one of Devon's gems, full of colour and character that stems from a rich cultural, historical and archaeological heritage.
The facilities include a hospital, a wide range of good local schools, a supermarket, interesting range of independent shops and galleries together with riverside walks, the Guild Hall, churches and its very own Norman Castle. There is a mainline railway station to London Paddington. Totnes allows easy communication with the rest of the country, the A38 Devon expressway is approximately 6 miles away, allowing speedy access to the cities of Exeter and Plymouth and the country beyond.

Description - Wrinklehorn is a splendid architecturally designed Grade II listed villa, occupying one of the most enviable positions overlooking Totnes down to the River Dart yet within easy walking distance of the town and countryside lanes. The property dates back to 1827 and was formerly known as Mount Dart - elevated location above the Dart. The property is Grade II listed with fine quality distinctions and includes cast iron verandas and Chinese style Gothic glazing. The listing itself alludes to a "strong historic setting in substantial grounds on the hillside overlooking the Dart Valley".
The grounds of approximately 0.5 of an acre at Wrinklehorn are truly superb and are unrivalled in this location. There are extensive gardens, vegetable plot and the orchard creating a quiet oasis. The former stone built cottage, previously known as Wrinklehorn Cottage, is currently used as a double garage/workshop and has planning permission to convert back into a one bedroom cottage, ancillary to the main house.
This delightful cottage has its own stone walled courtyard garden. A most interesting part of the property is the glazed Vinery with hundreds of pieces of rare Crown glass. The property has a glorious ornate veranda wrapped around three sides of the property which overlook the lawn gardens and town with superb views, together with two balconies affording far reaching countryside and town views.

Accommodation - Double wooden doors leading to the hallway with original wooden flooring. Music room with built in bookcase and ornate Chinese Gothic doors opening to the terrace. Cloakroom. Kitchen/breakfast room with built in wooden units.. Wooden Atlas Cedar work surfaces and Belfast sink. Gas fired Aga and original window overlooking cobbled courtyard and under croft. Arched Gothic door to sitting room with a semi-circular stained glass window, ornate coving and picture rail. Original integrated hatch in the door linking the kitchen to the sitting room. Marble hearth with inset Morso multifuel burner. Double doors opening to the drawing room, with marble hearth and open fireplace. Veranda doors opening to the garden..
Stairs lead from the main entrance hall to the first floor landing with laundry cupboard. Door to bedroom 1 with windows on three sides, overlooking the gardens, vaulted ceiling, exposed wooden floorboards. Main bathroom with antique cast iron roll topped bath with claw feet, wash hand basin and WC, built in slatted cupboard for additional storage. Staircase to attic space. Bedroom 2 with original whitewashed wooden flooring with cast iron fireplace. Ensuite with wash hand basin, WC and corner shower. Views across the town and countryside beyond. Bedroom 3 occupies an impressive position with views on both sides of this room towards the town and countryside beyond. Extremely bright and light Wig room off which is currently used as a dressing room. Bedroom 4 with views over the lawn gardens, also has a Wig room off. Bedroom 5/office with two Velux windows.
Original staircase leads to full size cellars, originally servants quarters. They offer further scope for development, subject to any planning consents. This area divides into various sections with cobbled flooring and exposed original fireplaces. Door through to courtyard and the undercroft. Stone steps lead to the tranquil gardens. The Vinery itself is a splendid place for the green fingered and to take afternoon tea.

Outside - A formal lawn garden surrounds Wrinklehorn framing the verandas and ornate picture windows. These areas of lawn are mature with many well established trees, shrubs, hedgerows and delightful borders. Stone steps lead down to an orchard and wildlife and fowl pond with single garage/potting shed opening onto Bourton Lane and further raised bedding area.
Main pedestrian entrance off Bourton Lane through a stone archway across the gravelled drive to the main entrance door. Ample parking for up to 5 vehicles. To the north of the property there are raised beds for vegetable growing.
There also exists an opportunity to create a formal looped driveway should this be desired. The property has been well maintained and internal viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the architectural detailing from this period. A true one off with much scope.

Planning Permission - Planning has been granted to convert the stone garage back to a one bedroom cottage, ancillary to the main house. Planning information can be viewed via the South Hams District Council, reference number: 56/1433/14/LB.

Services - Mains electricity, water, gas and drainage.

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 The Plains/Royal Seven Stars Hotel, cross the old bridge across the River Dart and at the end of Bridgetown, turn right into Bridgetown Hill. Take the third left into Bourton Road and Wrinklehorn is on the left hand side, opposite the turning into Jubilee Road.

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

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15 April 2017


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