OPEN DAYS offer idyllic country life opportunity

7th July 2017

OPEN DAYS offer idyllic country life opportunity

The country idyll is part romantic dream based on nostalgia and perhaps an innate sense of the rural past and part desire for cosseting comfort.

Open fires, heavy drapes, eiderdowns on beds and sofas softened with plaid throws are part of a traditional melange of country living.

It cannot be understated to say how rare an opportunity 1 & 2 Mount Brown Cottages offer to create this idyllic lifestyle.

This pair of Victorian estate cottages ripe for modernisation and extension, subject to Planning Permission, are situated in one of the most outstanding rural yet accessible locations in the South Hams.

Originally part of the Hazelwood Estate, created by the Peek Frean family, the cottages are stone built with charming architectural details, leaded light windows and sculptured eaves, which now require complete updating. 

Sitting in grounds of just over 3 acres, the properties enjoy majestic views over the first land the Woodland Trust acquired in the Avon Valley.   It is a wonderful private setting, complete with a ruined folly.  The outlook transports you to looking back in time rather than forward.

This is a unique opportunity for buyers searching for a glorious setting and viewers will instantly recognise the enormous potential.  There is electricity to the site but no other services at present.   

Theo Spink, MNAEA, from Marchand Petit commented: “For purchasers looking for no light pollution, an abundance of wildlife on their doorstep including otters in the River Avon below, who are happy to dig a borehole for their water, potentially move power lines underground and keen to be blissfully private within these covetable estate grounds, shared only with 3 other owners, these cottages are a must to view.”

Adding: “As the site can only be approached off a private road it is not possible to ‘drive by’, therefore all viewings must be accompanied by authorised members of staff from Marchand Petit as this is a private estate. “ 

For further details or to make an appointment to attend the organised Open Days at 1 & 2 Mount Brown on Friday 21st July and Saturday 29th July 10am – 2pm, which will be sold by Informal Tender with a Guide Price of £500,000, please contact Marchand Petit’s Kingsbridge office on 01548 857588.

On the 18th May 2020, in line with government guidelines for estate agency, we resumed viewings and valuations of property. Where possible we will be minimising the numbers of viewings by first offering buyers a virtual tour. When viewings take place in person, social distancing and safety protocols will be in place.


We would like to remind all buyers that travel to the South Hams should be achievable in a day (round trip) and for those who live further away, a virtual tour with one of our agents will be offered until travel restrictions change.


In the meantime, our team are still available to help by phone, email or video conference.

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