Stunning location

9th May 2016

Stunning location

Perched above the sweep of Slapton Sands with breath-taking views across Start Bay, Driftwood House offers a rare development opportunity in a spectacular location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The site formerly had planning consent for a 2,949 square foot property to replace the existing house and although this expired in January there is still the potential to create a gorgeous new coastal home.

The beach below stretches for three miles towards the village of Torcross – where there is a small but lively community with its own stores, a pub, restaurant and café.  Running parallel behind the beach sits the freshwater lake of Slapton Ley, with its national nature reserve and sanctuary renowned for a rich diversity of birdlife attracting ornithologists from all over the world.

There is also a very popular farm shop nearby selling a wide variety of fine local produce and the bustling market town of Kingsbridge is a short drive in one direction with the larger town of Dartmouth, with its renowned Britannia Royal Navy College and many facilities, a short distance in the other.

Nearby is the unspoiled privately owned beach of Blackpool Sands with its superb beachside café, again selling excellent local produce. 

Rich in history and natural beauty the whole area offers a plethora of waterborne leisure pursuits and a rich tapestry of coastal walks within easy reach of good transport links.

Such an exceptional chance to craft a remarkable property in such a stunning position is sure to generate a great deal of interest. It is on the market with Marchand Petit's Dartmouth office (01803 839190) with a guide price of £875,000.

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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