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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Halwell, Totnes, Devon, TQ9

Guide Price £1,375,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 7 bedrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • Farmhouse kitchen / dining room
  • 2 bed Coach House
  • Plus over 3000 sq ft Outbuildings
  • including Barn with potential subject to PP
  • Hard Tennis Court
  • Ponds & Lake
  • Gardens, Paddock

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Charming ancient Grade II listed farmstead in idyllic tranquil valley with lake and ponds in 4.25 acres of garden and paddock, tennis court and 13 acres of ancient bluebell woodland


Ashwell Court is idyllically situated in a beautiful tranquil valley about 2.5 miles from Harbertonford with its primary school, post office, and garage / shop and Moreleigh is 1.8 miles away with its traditional local pub, The New Inn. Totnes is one of the primary towns in the South Hams with its many speciality shops and restaurants along its historic high street and market. In addition, there are supermarkets, doctors, a mainline railway station and the highly regarded King Edward VI Community College - KEVICCs. Totnes is at the tidal head of the River Dart, and Dartmouth itself is only 11 miles away offering some of the prettiest boating along the South Coast with all the associated marinas and yachting facilities. The A38 dual carriageway, along the eastern boundary of Dartmoor National Park, is about 9 miles away. It provides a fast route to Exeter and the M5 in the north and Plymouth and on towards Cornwall to the west. The mainline railway station at Totnes is served by the Great Western London/Paddington train with a typical journey time of about hours.


Ashwell Court, Listed Grade II, dates from probably the late 16th or early 17th Century and has a pretty slate hung front and many charming period features typical of a property of such ancient origins. Wrought iron gates lead into the attractive courtyard which in turn leads to the house, Coach House and range of outbuildings.

The farmhouse offers spacious and well proportioned accommodation which is traditionally laid out and in addition to this is a wing comprising a lovely reception room with a wood burner, bay windows and French doors opening out to the terrace designed for outdoor living / dining with lovely views of the pond and garden. Stairs rise to the first floor and to Bedrooms 6 and 7 and a bathroom and this wing would make an ideal annexe. The beautiful farmhouse style kitchen / dining room has a beamed ceiling and magnificent brick fireplace with moulded wooden architrave and a 2 oven AGA. There is an adjoining ancillary kitchen fully fitted with integrated appliances including two ovens.

Two further reception rooms have wooden floors, window seats and wood burning stoves set in fireplaces with bressumer beams and a 'wig cupboard'. There are two downstairs cloakrooms and a wet room. On the first floor and in addition to the 2 double bedrooms in the wing, are a further 5 double bedrooms and two bathrooms. The principal rooms all enjoy beautiful views of the garden and the pond.

The accommodation includes a sitting room with wood burner and galleried area, a kitchenette and two double bedrooms, the upstairs one having a door to the outside staircase. The Coach House has a gravelled terrace with greenhouse.

Include a large detached barn - for which plans have been previously drawn up for a 5 bed conversion but never submitted for approval. Log store, former dairy with open bays and circular stone pillars, garage, store room, workshop and further storage. Original outside privy.

The quintessential English gardens at Ashwell Court are simply delightful. Cherry trees along the drive lead to wrought iron gates into a gravelled parking area, with gardens surrounding the house on 3 sides. The grounds which include 3 ponds and a lake, offer a magical and peaceful setting with a multitude of bird and wild life. A track leads from Ashwell Court to a right of access over neighbouring fields which in turn leads to Ball Copse Wood and Ashwell Wood, an oak and beech woodland carpeted with bluebells.

A paved terrace in front of the house adorned with wisteria and overlooking the pond and willow tree has a low slate wall, a Bee Bole and offers plenty of space for entertaining. At the top of the garden is a small paddock.

Square Footage: 3,224 sq ft
Acreage: 17.25 Acres

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Added on Rightmove:
24 June 2016

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