Virtually self-sufficient in Broadhempston

1st April 2015

Virtually self-sufficient in Broadhempston

The Shippen, a stone barn conversion in Broadhempston, is virtually self-sufficient, what with its own water from a bore hole, sewage treatment plant and a ground-source heat pump which runs the underfloor heating and hot water.

As you can imagine the underfloor heating combined with a high level of insulation provides a wonderfully stable and ambient environment to make all cosy and comfortable.

The accommodation is of a very high standard with décor of the same quality throughout. Four double bedrooms are housed on the ground floor with the master bedroom being en-suite.

Many interesting and attractive features including exposed oak trusses and purlins, brick window arches and a slate roof, enhance the property. To the first floor is a substantial kitchen/dining room with vaulted ceilings providing a feeling of light and space, with solid oak floor and many integrated appliances.

There is a snug sitting room with beautiful views and two spacious mezzanine levels, tucked away amongst the timbers of the roof.

The Shippen sits in approximately 0.7 acres in a quiet, rural position and there is a large driveway providing off road parking for many cars. A 3-bay timber frame cart shed to the side provides two open bays and a workshop/store. The rear garden is a mixture of level and inclined lawn areas, vegetable plot, fruit trees and a greenhouse. The garden also enjoys stunning views over the rolling countryside.

The Shippen SOLD off a guide price of £585,000. For further information please contact Marchand Petit’s Totnes office on 01803 847979.

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.


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