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Great Cotton Farmhouse & Cottages


Farm House






2,357 sq ft

219 sq m

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Key features

  • Farmhouse with five letting properties
  • Rare Investment Opportunity
  • Buy to Let/Holiday Let Potential
  • Four Bedroom Farmhouse
  • Three Bedroom Detached Cottage
  • Terrace of four barn conversions
  • 1.27 Acre Field
  • Unconverted Ancillary Barn
  • Potential Building Plot
  • Large Well Maintained Gardens



The ancient town and deepwater port of Dartmouth is set in a picture book location, on the picturesque River Dart, with steep wooded hillsides on either side. Dartmouth's main Embankment is a promenade running the length of the town alongside the estuary. The town has a wide selection of bistros, restaurants, boutiques and specialist shops lining its narrow streets with their long flights of winding steps and intriguing medieval buildings. There is a strong and historic atmosphere and some its buildings are very old - The Cherub pub and Agincourt House are both 14th century buildings, the timber Butterwalk arcade dates from the 1630s and the Cobbled Bayards Cove has changed little since 1539. There are plenty of opportunities for sailing and fishing and the South Hams' lovely rolling countryside and excellent beaches are within immediate reach.


This is a unique opportunity to acquire the original Great Cotton Farmhouse, along with five addition residential dwellings with a large shared garden. The properties are also accompanied by an unconverted ancillary barn, large courtyard car park and 1.3 acres of land. Nestled amongst rolling Devon hills this estate benefits from a private and tranquil environment with the added practicalities of being just a five minuet drive from the beach and two minuets from the town centre of Dartmouth. The estate has previously been used as both a holiday let business and a rental complex on assured shorthold tenancies so there is vast income potential as well as other versatile functionalities. The components of the sale - Great Cotton Farm House - This is the original farm house is an outstanding country residence and is fully detached with a private garden. The property has three reception rooms, an open plan kitchen and a utility on the ground floor and four double bedrooms and two family bathrooms on the first floor. With original features throughout the property has a feeling of traditional charm and grandeur. Meadow Cottage - This again is a three bedroom detached cottage tucked in behind the farm house benefitting from a fantastic large corner plot garden. On the ground floor the property has an open plan kitchen/dining/living arrangement as well as a ground floor bedroom with an ensuite. From the dining room there are two skylight windows and doubled glazed doors leading out to the South East facing garden, bringing light and nature into the property. On the first floor there are two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Crows Nest- This is the first property in the terrace of four barn conversations, this being a two/three bed end terrace. Crows Nest is one of a kind with a large double height open plan kitchen/dining/living space that gives the property a unique and impressive feel. The downstairs double bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. On the first floor there is a double bedroom plus family bathroom with a mezzanine leading to a twin bedroom. Halfway up the stairs leading to the first floor is a landing with rear patio doors opening on to the large communal south west facing garden. Skylarks- This a two bedroom barn conversion in the middle of the terrace, featuring reverse living with two double bedrooms and a family bathroom on the ground floor and an open plan kitchen/dining/living space upstairs. On the first floor is the rear access to the communal garden. Original features and vaulted ceilings give the barn style and character. Buntings - This is the smallest of the properties being a single bed mid terrace barn conversion. With a very similar lay out to Skylarks, this too is complete reverse living with a double bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor and open plan kitchen/living/dining upstairs with a rear door to the garden. Pigeon Loft - The Pigeon Loft is the most substantial of the terrace of barns with three double bedrooms. Still with an element of reverse living, you enter on the ground floor in to a spacious entrance hall with doors to two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. On the first floor you will find the master bedroom with an ensuite as well as open living room and separate kitchen/dinning room with a door out the the large South West facing garden that all the barns share. All of the barns in this terrace of four have fantastic characteristics with original beams, open stone face walls and wooden windows. Ancillary Barn - This barn is unconverted, however it does have planning permission to be developed and turned into an ancillary games and accommodation space to the Farmhouse. As a games space, this barn would be a fantastic addition to the properties if they were to be let on a holiday basis. Currently the barn has one small room that is used as a utility room for the terrace of barn conversions to share. Land - To the North East of the farmhouse sits a 1.3 acre field. Currently there is no planning permission of any sort, however there is the potential to split the land up and apply for planning permission for an infill plot near the surrounding bungalows to maximise value. Additionally there is an existing stone and steel barn that could also hold hope value for development.


All properties on site are serviced by mains electricity, bore hole water supply and septic tank drainage. The pump house for the bore hole is located to the north corner of the communal gardens.

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