Historic farmhouse with Parliamentary connections and additional Lot

12th June 2017

Historic farmhouse with Parliamentary connections and additional Lot

In the countryside and well located close to one of the most sought-after villages in the South Hams, Downton Farmhouse exudes a tranquil air of historical elegance.

This stunning Grade II listed traditional farmhouse, dating from the early 17th century with early and late 18th century alterations, is set within delightful gardens and grounds of approximately 2 acres.

The house has been sympathetically renovated in recent years and retains many period features including beamed ceilings, wood panelling, flag stone floors and imposing fireplaces. 

An over mantle above one of the fireplaces depicts the coat of arms of two well-known local families.  Eleanor Smith, the daughter and sole heiress of a well-connected family of Totnes Merchants had married her fourth husband, Ambrose Bellot, who became a Member of Parliament for East Looe in Cornwall in 1597.

Natural light floods into the three spacious reception rooms, where the high ceilings and large windows add to the noble ambiance of the rooms. 

The kitchen is a particularly comfortable room, the heart of the household with an Aga, flagstone floors and a charming window seat.   

The beautifully honed, flagged floor of the entrance hall invites you in to the reception rooms and up to the galleried landing, which is bathed in light from the sloping glazed roof.

Currently laid out as 6 double bedrooms with a large family bathroom, there is scope to create en suite bathrooms.

Sitting in grounds of approximately 2 acres and benefitting from the generally mild and gentle climate of the Golf Stream that sweeps the South West Peninsula of England, there are delightful lawned and former walled kitchen gardens. A level meadow, pond and a divided detached barn provides workshop/ garage and storage.

An additional range of undeveloped single storey outbuildings make up Lot 2, including a former granary and linhay, with approximately 2 acres of pasture.  Offered as an option to purchase with the farmhouse, or separately, contingent upon the prior sale of the farmhouse.

Downton Farmhouse is offered for sale with a guide price £1,000,000.  For further information please contact Marchand Petit’s Prime Waterfront & Country House Department on 01548 855590, email pwch@marchandpetit.co.uk.