Wild swimming on your doorstep

18th July 2017

Wild swimming on your doorstep

Just occasionally a property comes to the market that is really special and different.  Birch House near Staverton is one such property -  all ready to move into!

At Riverwood, in Staverton, Birch House is one of just four inspiring properties offering individual layouts, outlooks and yet conveniently places for road and rail links. Situated next to a delightful river, brimming with wildlife.

Staverton is a lively village on the banks of the picturesque River Dart.  Famous for Riverford organic food produce, the South Devon Railway and their magnificent steam trains, cider making and for having the best surviving medieval bridge, circa 1413, in Devon.

So, having established it’s a good place to live, the Botree Group went about designing and building an exemplary collection of individual houses to complement the charming location.

Possibly taking a lead from the seven obtusely pointed arches on the nearby Staverton Bridge, the architect’s rule book was well thumbed at the pages for flair and invention in the design of these four striking homes, now ready for sale.

Their approach as developers has been hands on all the way, tweaking the designs and maximising every inch of innovative inspiration out of the internal layouts, with pocket doors and inspiring garden rooms.  The quality of the craftmanship is apparent from the moment one steps through the front doors.

To their credit, Botree had waited until all the houses were ready for occupation before holding on Open Day.  Interest and demand has been high to view this stunning collection of new houses with their bespoke handmade kitchens and bathrooms that combine contemporary with vintage, eclectic and salvaged pieces to great effect.

Martha Tabb, from sole selling agent Marchant Petit, commented: “Riverwood reflects a touch of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s magic with Balinese arts and crafts but don’t take my word for it, come along to an Open Day and be inspired by what Botree have crafted and created, in an idyllic and accessible setting just outside Totnes.” 

For further information or to make an appointment to view, 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.


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

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