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Dearswell Farm, Slapton

Withdrawn from Market £1,250,000

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Tenure: Freehold

DIRECTIONS From Kingsbridge, take the A379 towards Totnes, and proceed on this road for approximately 5½ miles. Take the turning right for Slapton at Stanborough Hundred and after approximately 4 miles, the entrance to Dearwell Farm can be found on the right hand side. 

SITUATION Dearswell Farm is situated in a most delightful, tanquil setting with views down the valley towards Slapton with the sea in the distance. The village of Slapton (and the beautiful Slapton Sands) is only about 2 miles away, whilst the towns of Kingsbridge and Dartmouth are both 8 miles distant.

Slapton is a charming village with the beautiful church of St James, a shop, 2 inns and a village hall serving the community. More local shops and public houses can be found at Strete, Torcross and Stokenham. There is a regular bus service on the A379 to both Kingsbridge and Dartmouth with shops, hospitals, schools and recreational facilities. Totnes mainline railway station is about 12 miles to the North and the A38 expressway about 15 miles distant leading to Exeter and the M5 motorway network.

The South Hams is renowned for its rolling unspoilt countryside and magnificent coastline, offering a variety of water sports and walking, coupled with some of the cleanest beaches in the country, all combined with the vibrant coastal inland towns of Salcombe, Dartmouth and Totnes, making the South Hams one of the most sought-after areas to live in the country. Golf courses are available at Dartmouth, Thurlestone and Bigbury. 

DESCRIPTION Dearswell Farm comprises a Grade 2 Listed farmhouse, range of stone and modern farm buildings, together with some eight acres of agricultural land, in a tucked away secluded location (and as outlined in red on the site plan).

Constructed of solid natural stone walls (part slate hung), under a slate roof, the farmhouse was completely rennovated and refurbished by the current owners about 12 years ago, to create an extremely well appointed property, that would be very suitable as a permanent residence or holiday home.

Approached over it's own driveway, the property occupies a sheltered location, surrounded by agricultural land and no near neighbours.  

ACCOMMODATION The farmhouse is approached up three flagstone steps, through a wooden gate, where there is a small walled garden, leading to:- 

FRONT ENTRANCE PORCH Tiled floor, open arrow slit windows to either side, half glazed wooden front door into:- 

ENTRANCE HALL Tiled floor, radiator, stairs to first floor, recessed ceiling spotlights, smoke alarm, under stairs storage area with shelving. 

SITTING ROOM Window to the front elevation overlooking the gardens to countryside beyond. Beautiful stone fireplace with wooden surround and mantel, housing woodburning stove on stone hearth, recessed cupboards to one side. Shelving to one wall, radiator, recessed ceiling spotlights, carpeted flooring, TV point. 

STUDY Flagstone floor, two windows to the rear elevation and door to side overlooking driveway. Recessed ceiling spotlights, two radiators, telephone point. 

DINING ROOM Tiled flooring, window to front overlooking the garden to countryside beyond with window sill and ledge. Open brick fireplace with stone hearth (blocked off), cupboards to one side, recess with shelving. Ample space for dining table, chairs and sofa. Opening with wooden lintel above leads to:- 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM A bespoke kitchen with range of wall and floor cupboards with hardwood worksurface over, Belfast sink with mixer tap and drainer, tiled splashback, 4-ring Calor gas hob, integrated dishwasher and refrigerator, oil fired Aga for cooking, fireplace with slate hearth (blocked off), window to rear elevation, recessed ceiling spotlights, radiator, consumer unit. Door and window to side into:- 

UTILITY/BOOT ROOM Flagstone flooring, doors to front and rear elevations, cupboard housing oil fired boiler, hatch to storage space, corrugated plastic roof, Belfast sink with tiled splashback, worksurface, radiator, space for washing machine, space for boots and hanging coats, shelving, fuse box, door into:- 

DOWNSTAIRS WC With WC and window to front elevation. 


LANDING Roof skylight, carpeted flooring, smoke alarm, recessed ceiling spotlights, radiator, door to large storage cupboard with radiator, door to linen cupboard. 

BEDROOM 1 Window, with sill and window seat, to front elevation overlooking garden and down the valley towards Slapton. Radiator, carpeted flooring, recessed ceiling spotlights, two fitted double wardrobes with hanging space. Door to:- 

EN-SUITE BATHROOM A spacious bathroom with a white suite comprising panelled bath with handheld shower attachment, glazed screen and tiled walls, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin with mirror and light with shaver socket above. Two windows to side of property overlooking the garden. Radiator, partly tiled walls, laminate flooring, recessed ceiling spotlights, extractor fan. 

BEDROOM 2 Window with sill to side elevation. Fitted wardrobe with hanging space, radiator with cover, hatch to loft space, door to:- 

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Comprising pedestal wash basin with mirror above, low level WC, shower with Mira Excel shower, folding glazed door and tiled walls. Radiator, recessed ceiling spotlights, extractor fan. 

BEDROOM 3 Window, with sill and window seat, to front elevation overlooking garden and down the valley towards Slapton. Radiator, carpeted flooring, recessed ceiling spotlights, wardrobe space to one wall with curtains. 

BEDROOM 4 A twin room with window to rear elevation, radiator, carpeted flooring and recessed ceiling spotlights. 

FAMILY BATHROOM A white suite comprising panelled bath with mixer shower attachment, glazed screen and tiled walls, low level WC and vanity unit with wash hand basin, cupboard under and mirror and light with shaver socket above. Windows to front elevation overlooking the garden, countryside beyond and down the valley to Slapton and the sea beyond. Radiator, laminate flooring, recessed ceiling spotlights, extractor fan. 

OUTSIDE The driveway leads down the side of the property to the front elevation, where there is parking for several cars and then continues on to the outbuildings. To the front of the property is a lawned garden area bordered by a low hedge and various shrubs and bushes, and a further lawned area with a paved patio section ideal for alfresco dining.

A gate to the side of the property leads to a large sloping lawned garden with trees, shrubs and flower borders with a bench at the top end of the garden, ideal for sitting and taking in the view down the valley towards Slapton and the sea beyond.

To the rear of the property is located the oil storage tank and the remains of a stone ruin. 

SERVICES Mains water, electricity and private septic tank drainage. Oil fired central heating. 

COUNCIL TAX The property is in Council Tax Band E. The amount payable for 2017/18 - £2,097.68. 

RANGE OF STONE AND GENERAL PURPOSE MODERN FARM BUILDINGS A range of stone and general purpose modern farm buildings, offering potential for conversion to ancillary or holiday use, (subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent), as summarised below : 


Open Barn/Garage/Tool Store/Store - 13.43m x 10.74m Constructed of concrete stanchions and timber frame trusses with corrugated asbestos roof, corrugated iron cladding and concrete floor. Mains electric.

Stables - 10.59m x 6.23m, with mezzanine level - 2.70m x 6.24m

Constructed of part natural stone and concrete blockwork walls with timber frame roof and currugated asbestos roof sheets. Concrete floor. Mains electric. 

Lean-to Store - 10.36m x 3.65m Constructed of dwarf concrete blockwork walls, timber frame roof and corrugated iron cladding and roof sheets. Concrete floor. 


Cattle Shed - 5.15m x 7.75m Constructed of natural stone under a corrugated galvanised iron roof. Livestock accommodation on the ground floor with loft above. Electric and mains water. 

Store - 5.19m max x 3.85m Constructed of predominantly natural stone walls under a plastic coated corrugated steel roof, part open fronted. 

Former Pigsties - approximate overall measurement 10.61m x 2.21m max Constructed of predominantly natural stone walls under a combinatin of slate and corrugated iron roof. 

THE LANDS Directly adjoining and included with the property is an area of agricultural land, extending to approximately 8 acres (included within the area outlined in red on the site plan). Currently used for agricultural purposes, but offering the potential for equestrian or general recreational/amenity uses (subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent).

A further 5 acres (highlighted yellow on the site plan) is available to purchase by separate negotiation. 

PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY There are no public rights of way across the land. 

SPORTING AND MINERAL RIGHTS All sporting and mineral rights are included in the sale, as far as are known. 

BASIC FARM PAYMENT ENTITLEMENTS The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency, however there are no Basic Farm Payment Entitlements included with the sale.  

TENURE Freehold, with vacant possession available on legal completion.  

VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment with the Sole Agents, Luscombe Maye of 62 Fore Street, Kingsbridge TQ7 1PP. Telephone: 01548 857474. 

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