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4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Ridge Hill, Dartmouth

Guide Price £1,650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Courtyard room
  • Terraced garden overlooking the town, River Dart Estuary and Kingswear
  • Driveway with ample parking
  • Double garage and loft store with permission for conversion to annexe
  • Wine store

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Immaculately presented, part of a listed Georgian townhouse overlooking the River Dart estuary and town.

Situation
The historic town of Dartmouth sits at the estuary of the River Dart, arguably one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe. The Dart is navigable for about 10 miles up to the market town of Totnes, passing by unspoilt villages and countryside and the wine estate at Sharpham. The town dates back to the 1100s and today has a population of just over 5000. Many of the streets and houses date back to Elizabethan times and are a patchwork of narrow lanes and stone stairways. There are many ancient, listed buildings, including the Butter Walk and the Cherub Inn and the quayside of Baynards Cove which marks the spot from where the Pilgrim Fathers sailed in 1620. Dartmouth, today, is a vibrant place to live, with many good shops, including branches of Boots, Marks & Spencers Food and a Sainsburys on the outskirts. Local produce, particularly seafood and dairy products, are abundant in specialist shops and delicatessens. Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsburys etc offer home deliveries. Dartmouth is a popular destination for visitors, many arriving by boat. There are a wide range of restaurants, ranging from fine dining to Mitch Tonks Seahorse, to a pukka French bakery and café. Two golf courses are close by, just outside Dartmouth and at Churston. There is a sports centre and a new indoor swimming pool opens in 2016. The Flavell Art Centre is open every day and provides an extensive programme of theatre, music and film and regular live links with the National Theatre, Royal Opera House, etc. The centre is the home of numerous clubs, ranging from the NADFAS, Q3A, to bridge, pilates and dance. Dartmouth has 3 marinas and boat moorings are available from the harbour authority. Popular destinations are the Channel Islands, Scilly Islands and France, as well as the Devon and Cornish ports and, of course, the river itself. Blackpool Sands beach is 10 minutes away from the property and there is a magnificent coastal drive from the house to Kingsbridge. Walkers have the choice of the South West Coastal Path, just a few hundred yards from the house, with wonderful views along the coast, or can enjoy the very different scenery on Dartmoor. Totnes
is about 13 miles away and is a popular shopping destination. There are regular inter-city trains to London, the Midlands and up to Scotland.
The cathedral and university city of Exeter offers extensive shopping, including a John Lewis. Exeter airport is about 1 hour away and there are flights to destinations throughout the UK and mainland Europe.

Distances (approximate)
• Totnes 13 miles • Kingsbridge 14 miles
• A38 Devon Expressway 20 miles

The Property
• Part of a lovely, Georgian townhouse built around 1790 and originally named "Belmont"
• Listed as being of Architectural or Historical Interest Grade II and understood to have been divided in 1946
• Bought by the current owners in 2005, since when the detached double garage, with permission for annexe, has been added
• Immaculately presented and spacious family accommodation, with the high ceilinged rooms and period features typical of the architectural era
• Stunning views from various parts of the house over the town, up the River Dart Estuary to the Castle and across to Kingswear
• Terraced garden also benefitting from the beautiful river and town views
• Driveway with parking for several cars
• Detached double garage with storage loft and planning permission for conversion to annexe

Lovely, quiet location at the top of Ridge Hill and yet within very easy walking of the town centre and opposite the Community Orchard, popular with dog walkers. From Ridge Hill, double entrance doors open to an entrance hall with a flight of steps up to arched, part stained glass, double doors opening to a lobby area with cloaks cupboard and a further flight of steps up to the dining room. This is a lovely, spacious, high ceilinged room with French oak boarded floor, fireplace with
wooden surround and mantle, decorative cornicing and central ceiling mould and double doors opening to the kitchen, also with oak boarded floor, fitted base and wall cupboards with granite worktops, oven, 5-ring gas hob, sink and drainer, dishwasher and central island. From the dining room an opening leads through
to the landing area with panelled door to the sitting room which has a stunning view up the River Dart Estuary, over the town to the Castle and also with an oak boarded floor. The drawing room also has lovely estuary and town views and an oak boarded floor. An open tread staircase rises to the galleried study with fitted wooden bookcases, skylights, downlighting and a door through to attic storage. From the dining room a further door leads to a lobby area with a door to the cloakroom and a staircase rises to the studio/bedroom 4, with fitted cupboards and an en-suite bathroom. From the landing the staircase descends to the main hall with decorative cornicing and archways and panelled doors to the principal suite, with bedroom, having extensive fitted wardrobe cupboards, decorative cornicing and central ceiling mould and the bathroom. Bedroom 2 has a door into the guest suite shower room and the guest suite consists of bedroom 3 with fitted wardrobe cupboard and the shower room. From the hall a part glazed door opens to the
courtyard room with paved floor, storage cupboard, glazed roof and doors to the utility room with plumbing for washing machine, worktop and gas boiler and a store room with water tanks and a door out to Ridge Hill.
At the other end of the main hall the part glazed door opens to the terraced garden. A broad, L-shaped and paved terrace area, edged by well
stocked and colourful plant borders, offers views over the town and up the River Dart Estuary to the Castle. Steps rise to a further paved terrace area, also benefitting from

Property Information
Services: Mains gas, electricity, water, drainage, gas fired heating.
Planning Permission: The owners have obtained planning permission for conversion of the garage, to form a self-contained annexe with open plan living space/kitchen, bathroom and first floor bedroom (Application No. 0718/16/ HHO).
Local Authorities: South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon. TQ9 5NE. Tel. 01803 861 234.
Devon County Council, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon EX2 4QD.
Tel. 0845 155 1015.

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