6 bedroom detached house for sale

Ford, Kingsbridge, Devon

Guide Price £720,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Sought-after location
  • Versatile accomodation
  • Double garage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Dating from circa 1770, Friends Cottage has been sympathetically extended and refurbished during the ownership of the current owners, who purchased 30 years ago. The owners have successfully created a substantial modern family home whilst retaining the charm and character of a traditional Devon cottage. The house offers versatile accommodation over two floors with up to six bedrooms in total, however the property can easily be used as a four-bedroom principle house with a self-contained two bedroom annexe with a kitchen and sitting room if required. This layout is ideal for holiday lets or ancillary accommodation. The house has been extensively refurbished throughout, in 2006 being fully reroofed with natural Camborne slate. The property was re-floored in 2013, and a Megaflo tank was installed in 2015 along with the bathrooms being upgraded.

The main sitting room and reading room are full of character, with a feature log burning stove with back boiler, feeding the radiators boosted by electric off-peak central heating, creating the ambience associated with Devon cottages. The modern breakfasting kitchen is well laid out with modern appliances, and is ideal for entertaining. French doors open onto a sheltered, natural stone, south-facing courtyard, ideal for al fresco dining. The house further benefits from an integral double garage with timber stable doors. The garages have power and water and are located under the annexe, with the space ideal for storage of boats, cars or indeed use as a workshop.

Friends Cottage is located on the edge of Ford,
a picturesque hamlet close to South Pool in the
heart of the South Hams. Nearby Frogmore, with
its famous bakery and The globe Inn, is a desirable tourist location along with South Pool, which boasts the famous Millbrook Inn, popular with the Salcombe yachting fraternity and locals alike. The house is ideally placed for the outdoor enthusiast, with amazing local walks via the South West Coastal Path along Start Point, East Prawle and Gara Rock, with its impressive restaurant. There is easy access to The Salcombe and Kingsbridge estuary for the boating enthusiast at South Pool or Frogmore. Beesands, also located nearby, has wonderful beaches and The Cricket Inn and Britannia Fisheries have their beach shack serving outstanding fresh local fish and shellfish.

The market town of Kingsbridge, approximately
four and a half miles away, offers more
comprehensive shopping facilities with two major
supermarkets, a fuel station, numerous delis,
restaurants and bars along with doctor’s surgeries,
dentists and The South Hams community hospital.
The area has fantastic primary schools with
nearby Stokenham rated “outstanding” by Ofsted.
Secondary education is provided at Kingsbridge
Community College, also rated “outstanding”
by Ofsted. Further retail outlets can be found at
Dartmouth and Salcombe, Plymouth and Exeter.
The area is famous for its stunning beaches,
Lannacombe, Mattiscombe, Torcross and Millbay in
Salcombe to name but a few. There is a direct train to London Paddington in two and a half hours from Totnes (approximately 30 minutes by car).

To the front of the house there is a private driveway with private parking for a number of vehicles. To the rear of the garages and accessed from a side path or the kitchen, there is a private sunny natural stone courtyard, which is ideal for alfresco dining as it is south-facing and sheltered, along with a water feature and log store bunker. There are feature stone walls with shrub to the rear of the south-facing garden, plus paved seating areas leading to an arboretum of specimen trees including, Silver Birch, Black Hazel, Monkey Puzzle, Cherry and some fruit trees. The enclosed dog-friendly garden enjoys views over the local countryside and, whilst large, is easily maintained. The current owners have recently commissioned a local renewable energy company to quote for the installation of solar UPV panels on the outbuilding to feed into the main house , the panels are now in place .


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Added on Rightmove:
28 February 2018

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Nearest station

  • Totnes (13.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

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01392 799092 Local call rate

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