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Key features

  • An Impressive Georgian Farmhouse
  • Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Four to Six Bedrooms
  • South Facing Aspect
  • Separate Three Bedroom Cottage
  • Circa 2 acres
  • Further Land Available by Separate Negotiation
  • Rural Location
  • Fantastic Family Home
  • Investment Opportunity



Newton Farmhouse is situated in a tranquil valley on the outskirts of Blackawton, a friendly South Hams village with a lively community, which lies about halfway between Totnes and Kingsbridge (9 miles) and about five miles from Dartmouth. The historic parish church of St. Michael is the village's principle landmark and Blackawton also has a primary school with an excellent reputation, a large and well-used village hall, a post office, a shop and two public houses.

Dartmouth, Totnes and Kingsbridge all have good facilities including secondary schools, and at Totnes there is a main line railway station. With Dartmoor on one side and the coast on the other, the South Hams is host to a wide range of recreational and sporting pursuits.


Luscombe Maye are delighted to bring to market Newton Farmhouse, an impressive Grade II Listed, late Georgian-style farmhouse situated in approximately 2.2 acres and boasts far-reaching countryside views. This country home has been in the same ownership for 80 years and has a rich history including the occupation of the American Army in WW2. Newton Farmhouse offers an opportunity to foster the benefits of countryside living, a sense of community, a slower pace with work-life balance and a connection with nature.
A few slate steps lead into the entrance porch, that opens into the central hallway accessing the primary rooms, turning staircase to the first floor and back door at the rear of the hall. At the front of the property, two elegant reception rooms benefit from large timber sash windows with shutters either side that display the south facing aspect. Both rooms have tall ceiling heights and marble fireplace surrounds, with the potential to easily reopen both fireplaces.
The kitchen flows from the first reception room as well as being accessed from the rear hall and is complemented by handmade timber kitchen units, tiled flooring and a beautiful exposed stone fireplace with oil-fired Rayburn situated within. The kitchen comprises a double electric oven, Bosch four-ring electric hob, space and plumbing for 3/4 size dishwasher and impressive floor to ceiling wooden dresser. The kitchen can also accommodate a large family dining table offering a fantastic space to dine and socialise. 
From the rear hall the old dairy can be found which has the original meat hooks in the ceiling and a second turning staircase which was once used by the servants of the house. This characterful room is now used as the utility room with Belfast sink, space for dishwasher and base level kitchen units.
Ascending the main staircase, the half-landing accommodates a three piece bathroom with shower unit, WC and hand basin. The second flight leads to two primary bedrooms situated at the front of the property, both generous in size with large timber sash windows allowing for natural light to flood the rooms, cast iron fireplace and original cupboards remain. The third bedroom is another double room with views over the original wash house and further cupboard space. The three-piece family bathroom comprises WC, hand basin and bath. Across the hallway the fourth double bedroom can be found, and a further flight of stairs which lead to the second floor. A large family bathroom is fitted underneath the exposed ceiling beams and services three large rooms that were previously used as the servants accommodation. Currently used for storage, the second floor offers itself as a very versatile area and dependent on the relative consents could be used as more formal bedrooms. 
Approaching the property, the gated driveway faces the spectacular frontage of the home and leads to either side of the the property. The western parking area is situated just before the front door and a new sweeping entranceway that was put in by the current vendors, opens onto a larger parking area on the east side, with the opportunity to build a large garage or stables on the level plot. 
Newton Farmhouse benefits from a beautiful southerly aspect overlooking the meadow below and is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a raised deck area, perfect for alfresco dining and enjoying the sun, with mature trees and low stone 'ha-ha' wall surrounding the 2.2 acre paddock. There is also a private walled garden at the rear of property with granite steps to the new parking area, that previously housed a Victorian greenhouse. 


Chiffs Chaffs is a stone-built, three bedroom cottage, converted from the original Victorian stabes. It has previously been used as a holiday let and rental property and has full residential planning consent. 
The entrance hall opens into the light and airy kitchen/living room comprising of matching floor and wall units, space for electric oven and freestanding fridge/freezer. The room benefits from a focal Villager wood burner and a large window overlooking the garden, with double patio doors opening to the courtyard. A large ground floor bedroom is situated to the side and is serviced by the family bathroom comprising of WC, hand basin and corner shower. Stairs ascend to the first floor landing accessing two double bedrooms, both with exposed ceiling timbers, one enjoying ample walk-in wardrobe space and one with patio doors with a flight of steps to the rear of the property. There is another family bathroom with exposed ceiling timbers and Velux window above.


The main house has mains water, private septic tank drainage and oil-fired central heating.
The cottage has mains water, electricity and shared private drainage and electric heating.




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