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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Lot 1 - Higher Dorsley Barton, Harberton, Totnes, Devon, TQ9

Sold STC £1,200,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Architect designed property
  • Peaceful location surrounded by its own land
  • Wonderful farmland views
  • Extensive lawns with mature specimen trees and shrubs
  • Double garage and parking area
  • Further land available
  • EPC Rating = C

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Highly attractive Farmhouse with approximately 8 acres of pasture land in a spectacular setting.


Totnes 2 miles, Harberton 3 miles, Dartington 3 miles, Staverton 5 miles, Exeter 22 miles

Higher Dorsley Barton is situated in a highly accessible location a short distance from the well known South Hams town of Totnes. This Elizabethan town, with its fine architecture, is situated in a lovely position on the River Dart and is able to offer banks, shops, health centre, library, hospital, garages and inns. Totnes is well known for its unique atmosphere and life-style. There are two markets per week selling local organic produce.

Village primary schooling is available nearby at Harbertonford and Higher Dorsley Barton is well situated for a number of schools in the area including King Edward VI School in Totnes. Independent schooling is available in Exeter, Plymouth and Newton Abbot together with a Steiner School near Dartington.

The South Hams is highly regarded for its stunning landscape of rolling hills and beautiful beaches. Towns such as Dartmouth and Kingsbridge are within easy reach and Dartington Hall, renowned for its excellent cultural facilities, international summer school and craft shops at the Cider Press centre is a ten minute drive from the property. Dartmoor lies a short distance to the north.

Communication links are good with the nearby A38 linking to the M5 at Exeter, Totnes station provides mainline rail services to London Paddington in under 3 hours, as well as a variety of other destinations. Exeter airport provides a range of flights to both domestic and international destinations.


Higher Dorsley Barton and the new farm buildings were built by the present owner about 20 years ago. Situated in an elevated position with lovely views over the South Hams to the south and Dartmoor to the north. The combination of a desirable contemporary dwelling, farm buildings with planning permission to convert and 8.16 acres of pasture land makes this a wonderful and exciting opportunity.

The property is located in a private and very peaceful location, surrounded by its own land, with extensive views across farmland in all directions. A private drive planted with trees and rhododendrons leads to the house and gardens, double garage and parking area. Higher Dorsley Barton is an individual architect designed property with Iroko hardwood doors and windows which are double glazed. The ash staircase and doors are custom made in Devon. The rooms are light and spacious with well-flowing reception rooms, and high ceilings throughout. There is a large hall with ash galleried staircase. The large farmhouse style kitchen is fitted with classic ‘Allmilmo units’, an Aga and Amtico flooring. There is an electric double oven, built-in fridge-freezer and space for a dishwasher. Doors lead to the delightful west facing terrace, perfect for al fresco dining. There are a further 3 principle reception rooms, including a lovely drawing room with Minster fireplace, a sitting room and dining room. Doors lead from both the drawing room and sitting room to the southern terrace. The ground floor offers 3 double bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom and two sharing a bathroom and there is an additional shower room. Large double garage with the benefit of water and electricity. Attached store with cloakroom and access to a lean to greenhouse. Studio / Games room is situated above the garage.

The gardens surrounding the house are well stocked with colourful herbaceous borders. There are extensive lawns with mature specimen trees and shrubs, including a Cedar of Lebanon. Enclosed vegetable and fruit gardens, and a variety of apple trees, including Worcester Permain, Beauty of Bath, to name but a few.

Available by separate negotiation are buildings with main access off the lane, but also can be accessed off the main house drive. Modern timber frame farm building, part concrete floor. Modern timber frame farm building, part concrete floor. Covered yard with concrete base area linking the above buildings. Power and mains water are connected to all buildings. Consent for the change of use of the agricultural buildings to three dwelling houses was granted under Class Q on the 5th October 2016 (ref 2551/16/PDM See

There are a further 31 acres available. There is mains water to all fields and a stream runs along the boundary of the property in Coombe Park. From the land there are stunning far reaching views over the surrounding countryside and over the Dartmoor National Park towards Haytor. There is a public footpath that runs from the farm entrance to gate on the west boundary.

Lot 1 - Pink - Higher Dorsley Barton, with approx 8.16 acres.
Lot 2 - Green - Modern Farm Buildings with planning persimmon for conversion
Lot 3 - Blue - Remaining 31.77 acres of pasture
Higher Dorsley Barton is available to purchase as a whole or in separate lots, however Lots 2 and 3 will only be available to purchase separately following the successful sale of Lot 1.

Square Footage: 4,508 sq ft
Acreage: 8.16 Acres


From Plymouth direction:
Leave the A38 at the South Brent turn off and follow the signs to Avonwick/ Totnes – B3210. Pass through Avonwick and continue to Fork Cross. Take right hand turn and follow lane for approx. 1 mile (ignoring turning to Harberton). Higher Dorsley Barton is on the Right hand side, - see Savills sign.

From Totnes:
Take Western By-Pass, proceed up hill and turn Right at traffic lights towards Avonwick (B3210). Continue for half a mile outside town boundary and turn left at the first lane. Continue up lane past Dorsley Barton, continue round sharp bend to the top at a T junction. Turn left and entrance to Higher Dorsley Barton is approx 50

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
21 June 2018

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