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5 bedroom farm house for sale

Murtwell, South Devon

Withdrawn from Market £595,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Idyllic and accessible
  • Quiet rural hamlet
  • Free of passing traffic
  • Detached farmhouse
  • Quarter acre garden
  • 2 Reception rooms
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Central heating

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

HOW TO GET THERE Please do not rely on satnav to find this property. Leave Totnes on the Plymouth road and after 4.2 miles turn left at Shorter Cross (signposted Diptford and Moreleigh). After 1.8 miles turn left at Beenleigh turn (signposted Beenleigh). After a mile turn right at Beenleigh Bridge (signposted Murtwell) and after half a mile, turn left and Murtwell Farmhouse is immediately on the left.

From the A38 [from Plymouth direction] leave the A38 at Wrangaton and follow signs for Avonwick. Go through Avonwick, over the bridge and up the hill. After Blue Post Garage, take the second right, Shorter Cross, and continue as above.

From Exeter, leave the A38 at Marley Head, take the Webland/Horsebrook [second] turning off the roundabout and bear left for Diptford. After 1.1 miles cross the Avonwick-Totnes road at Shorter Cross and continue as above. 

MURTWELL Murtwell is a tiny hamlet in a peaceful and unspoilt part of the South Hams near Diptford, a South Hams village with a parish church and primary school. It is about five miles from Totnes and five miles from the A38 at Marley Head. There is an excellent shop/post office at near by Harbertonford. Totnes, known as an Elizabethan town but much older with a castle, a wonderful position on the River Dart and a main line railway station (London 3 hours), has a community college, a full range of shops, a weekly market and a wide choice of cultural facilities.  

THE PROPERTY Tucked away in an idyllic spot right in the heart of the South Hams, Murtwell is a tiny hamlet which may seem remote but is only ten to fifteen minutes' drive from Totnes and a similar distance from the A38 at Marley Head. Dating from the 14th century, this pretty detached stone farmhouse is a property with a great deal of charm and some lovely old and characterful features including a big stone fireplace in what is now the kitchen and a winding stone secondary staircase. The south facing front of Murtwell Farmhouse, with its stucco rendered façade, is a Georgian addition with taller ceilings which contrast with the smaller rooms in the original part of the house. Murtwell Farmhouse stands in a pretty garden of just over a quarter of an acre.

The house has plenty to offer and is ideal for buyers wanting a family home or a bed & breakfast enterprise in a quiet but accessible part of the South Hams.  

ENTRANCE HALL Fitted carpet, radiator, carpeted staircase, cupboard under stairs, glazed and panelled front door. 

DRAWING ROOM [S&E] Cast iron fireplace with slate hearth and slate mantelpiece, fitted carpet, radiator, French doors, casement window and window shutters, picture rail. 

LIVING ROOM [S] Open fireplace with stone surround and slate hearth and timber mantelpiece, fitted carpet, radiator, picture rail, French doors. 

SIDE HALL Two coat racks, panelled door opening into courtyard. 

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM [E] Kitchen area with hardwood fronted kitchen units, work surfaces and tiled surrounds, double drainer one and a half bowl stainless steel sink, two oven Aga cooker, NEF four ring ceramic hob, matching wall cupboards, lino floor, dining area with large open stone fireplace with brick lintel and copper cowl, lino floor, casement window with window seat.  

UTILITY ROOM [N] Worcester Danesmoor 20/25 oil fired boiler for central heating and hot water, plumbing for washing machine, casement window, wall shelves.  

UPSTAIRS - LANDING [W] Fitted carpet, radiator, airing cupboard with lagged hot water tank, shelves, door to secondary stone staircase leading to the kitchen/dining room.  

BEDROOM 1 [S&E] Fitted carpet, radiator, cast iron fireplace with white painted mantelpice and slate hearth, wash basin, two casement windows.  

BEDROOM 2 [S] Fitted carpet, radiator, wash basin, casement window, two built-in wardrobes with cupboards above. 

BATHROOM [S] Antique style bath and wash basin with tiled surrounds, shaving light, WC, radiator, lino floor, casement window.  

BEDROOM 3 [E] Fitted carpet, radiator, wash basin, casement window with deep window cill.  

BEDROOM 4 [E] Fitted carpet, radiator, casement window, window seat, wash basin.  

BEDROOM 5 [E] Fitted carpet, casement window with window seat, wash basin, radiator.  

BATHROOM Bath with fully tiled surround, Mira electric shower unit, curtain and rail, wash basin, WC, casement window, lino floor, heated towel rail.  

OUTSIDE A concreted yard and parking area lies alongside the house. In front of the house, an enclosed grassed garden extends around the western side with lawns with colourful flower and shrub borders and beds. A pair of wrought iron gates open onto a wide path leading through the garden to the front door.  

SERVICES Private spring fed water supply, pumped to a reservoir on land to the south from which it gravitates to Murtwell Farm. Private drainage to shared septic tank in grounds of Murtwell Farm Cottage. Mains electricity. Oil central heating from Worcester boiler in utility room. Hot water tank in airing cupboard on landing.  

BARNS WITH PLANNING PERMISSION BARNS WITH PLANNING PERMISSION Available separately are two modern buildings with prior approval under Class Q for proposed change of use to two dwelling houses. South Hams District Council granted consent on the 18th December 2015. Application number 17/2416/15/AGDPA. A copy of the consent is available from the agents and at the time of writing has not been uploaded to the council's website. See the application and associated documents at:

The two buildings comprise:


BARN 1 - STABLES & FEEDSTORE 110 sq m approx Hatched blue on plan. Stable and foaling box, both with concrete floors, sheeted roofs and electric light. Pony stable approached through the feed store, an open fronted timber building in three bays with concrete floor, sheeted roof and metal gates to each bay. Access from the road through a new gateway on the east side of the building - Sold subject to contract

Further details at:  

BARN 2 - OPEN FRONTED BARN 76.7 sq m approx Hatched red on plan. A three bay timber framed building with concrete floor, sheeted roof and space boarding. Access from the road on the west side of the building - Sold subject to contract 

GUIDE PRICES Murtwell Farmhouse: £650,000
Barn 1: £150,000 - Sold subject to contract
Barn 2: £120,000 - Sold subject to contract 

ADDITIONAL LAND Additional land can be made available by separate negotiation. 

USEFUL INFORMATION Go to for information about council tax, location, development boundaries, recycling etc. Type TQ9 7NQ in the box under 'Where You Live' [bottom right corner] and select MURTWELL FARMHOUSE from the list.

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22 April 2016

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