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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Staple, Dartington, Totnes, Devon

Sold STC £550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • Walled terrace
  • Garage
  • 1380 sq ft

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Hop Cottage is a pretty Grade II Listed thatch, shingle and slate roofed cottage, originally built in 1450, with later Elizabethan and Georgian additions. The current owners have been in the property for 19 years and during the years have added a kitchen extension and sympathetically refurbished the cottage with natural materials, slate flooring, wonderful woodwork and new windows in the majority of the rooms. The cottage has a warm, cosy feeling and retains many original features including a Tudor plank and muntin screen, wood floors, exposed beams and stone walls. Throughout the property there is extensive use of traditional English oak, chestnut and lime products.

The accommodation on the ground floor comprises an entrance porch with a beautiful handmade door to the parlour, with original beams, a Rayburn range set in an inglenook fireplace and slate flooring, an opening through the plank and muntin screen leads to the dual aspect sitting room, again with a Rayburn range and a 17th Century window, shower room with a WC and access to the garage/workshop. The kitchen is a large dual aspect family space with a vaulted ceiling, fitted units, a butler sink and another Rayburn set in a ham stone arch set on granite pillars. An office space is found off the kitchen with a handmade walnut desk built in.

Upstairs are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The staircase is formed of slate stairs and handmade wooden stairs, the bedrooms have oak and cedar floors and the master bedroom has a lovely gothic style wooden door and frame.


Hop Cottage lies on the edge of the green in the centre of the peaceful hamlet of Staple, in Dartington. The village is much sought after and located on the outskirts of Totnes. The village has a Primary School and the South Devon Steiner School. The village also has an historic family run thatched pub serving delicious local food and drink, Church, Village Hall and outdoor swimming pool.

The renowned and award winning Riverford Organic farm shop, café and Field Kitchen is less than a mile away. The Dartington Hall Estate is very close by and this provides beautiful gardens and parkland walks, together with a cinema; tea room; the White Hart Pub; and the Dartington shops with unique, quality boutiques and eateries. The Hall holds a renowned literary festival and international music events.

The historic, market town of Totnes was nominated in British Airways ’HighLife’ magazine as one of the world’s top ten funky towns. The town has a medieval castle, direct access to the River Dart and offers an eclectic range of shops, including an organic vegetable shop, a specialist record store, an exceptionally well stocked book shop and many other interesting independent shops. There is a street market twice a week and a monthly food market. There are many good private and state schools within easy reach.

The property is readily accessible to Dartmouth, Dartmoor National Park, and the award winning beaches along the English Riviera. For those with a lively interest in sporting and leisure activities the Moors, the South Devon beaches and the sailing centres of Dartmouth and Salcombe are close at hand. First class golfing facilities are within easy reach, and many equestrian facilities close by for horse lovers. Country pursuits such as fishing and shooting are well provided for, and walkers, climbers and week-end ramblers have a huge choice of open countryside to explore.

Totnes has a mainline station giving direct connections to London Paddington. There is also good access to the A38 Devon Expressway linking to the M5 at Exeter. Exeter International Airport provides an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights including two flights a day to London City Airport.

Hop Cottage is approached off the country lane onto a cobbled parking area and provides access to the garage/workshop and to the house. A paved walkway and pedestrian gate access at the front of the house leads to the main entrance and the sheds to the side. To the rear of the house is a secluded walled terrace, ideal for ‘alfresco’ dining, with double doors from the sitting room and folding doors into the kitchen. There is a gate at the side of the terrace leading back around to the garage. A side garden with a stone garden store and a further shed is accessed from another door in the kitchen. There is also access to a service lane.

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08 December 2016

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