Gentleman’s residence in Kingswear fitted out for the 21st century

11th June 2015  |  12:00am

Gentleman’s residence in Kingswear fitted out for the 21st century

The Mount of today is a substantial six bedroom period property defined by high ceilings, natural wood floors, limestone or slate floored passageways, polished stone staircase with glass balustrade and remote controlled Ethernet media streaming.

The history of The Mount in Kingswear originated in the second half of the 19th century when gentlemen of means, returning from the colonies, required a suitable pile in which to enjoy their wealth. The Mount is a fine example of such a gentleman’s residence, set in the most magical location with spectacular views and bathed in sunshine all day long.

Kingswear would have held many irresistible attractions for those 19th century house builders, such as its elevated location and sunny side of the river Dart. The railway to Kingswear was built by the Dartmouth and Torbay Railway, opening on 16th August 1864 and would have further promoted the benefits of this riverside village, opposite the historic port of Dartmouth in South Devon.

In the 1960s this Victorian villa was arranged as two apartments to suit the economic climate of the times. In 2008/9 the property was restored to its former glory with the addition of a stunning single storey wing, providing a 40ft long kitchen/breakfast room overlooking the terrace and garden.

Meticulous attention to detail, extremely high quality fixtures and fittings, combined with light and spacious contemporary accommodation result in a desirable and stylish home that is once again a single impressive coastal residence.

 

The Mount is on the market at an asking price of £2,250,000 with sole agents Marchand Petit. For further information please contact the Dartmouth office on 01803 839190, or email dartmouth@marchandpetit.co.uk