The Farmhouse, Higher Alston Farm, Alston Lane, Churston Ferrers, TQ5

The Farmhouse

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms

4 bedroom house for sale

  • Reference Number TOT150254
  • Agent Marchand Petit Totnes
  • Agent Number 01803 847 979

Offers in excess of £585,000

About this property

A rare opportunity in 25 years that this imposing, unique, attached stone Farmhouse, circa 1850, is for sale in a secluded, peaceful rural hamlet on the outskirts of the historic village of Churston Ferrers.
NO CHAIN. Internal viewing highly recommended.

Strictly by appointment with the Sole Agents, Marchand Petit Totnes Office. Telephone 01803 847979

Property Features
* on the outskirts of the desired village of Churston Ferrers* 4 generous sized Double Bedrooms* 2 large Reception Rooms* stone Double Garage and Off-road Parking for 3 vehicles on driveway* level front and rear gardens rising to woodlands, set in approximately 0.9 acres* close to local Amenities and several Leisure and Sporting Facilities including Golf Course, boating Marinas at Dartmouth, Kingswear and Galmpton * easy road access in all seasons to M5 motorway, A38 and Exeter Airport for national and international destinations* mainline rail stations at Paignton and Totnes to London Paddington and Victoria and the North* Only a 5 minute walk to Churston Ferrers Grammar School

The Farmhouse is accessed by a gravelled path from Alston Lane, leading into the level front garden via a wooden gate in the capped stone fence facing Alston Lane. The front of the Property faces the central court yard and presents a magnificent faade of unique architectural features. The Farmhouse has an slate roofed Limestone Porch with flagstones, limestone window surrounds, limestone quoins, limestone buttresses to the gable end wall, together with coursed limestone plinths, in part, to local stone walls. The Limestone is dressed with a feature margin edging. The Porch leads to the original large wooden front door with wrought iron ring knocker and has a limestone arch surround in the Tudor style. The Door opens into:-

Entrance Hall
Fitted carpet with carpet mat at entrance; Staircase with original wooden balustrades rising to first floor landing; under stairs storage cupboard with original wooden door and surrounding wooden fascia; night storage heater; central light

Sitting Room/lounge
Large, double aspect room with full length, 3 double glazed wooden window sections, overlooking the front garden with array of evergreen flora and fauna; standard 3 part wooden double glazed window to opposite rear aspect overlooking a small external garden, lawn, double garage and leafy portion of Alston Lane; fireplace with stone hearth and stone chimney breast; 2 exposed wooden beams; full length wall of stone, adjacent to fireplace; fitted carpet; 2 night storage heaters; central and wall lights.

Dining Room
Large, double aspect room; open fireplace with stone hearth and chimney breast, wooden mantelpiece, alcove to front aspect of room beside chimney surround and short link corridor to kitchen to rear aspect of room beside chimney surround; 2 exposed wooden beams; large wooden, double glazed sliding doors to paved level patio and garden; 3 part wooden, double glazed windows overlooking front garden; fitted carpet; night storage heater with on-demand heater; central light.

Kitchen/breakfast Room
Double aspect room with oil-fired, 2 oven Rayburn and hotplate for cooking and heating the kitchen; electric oven and hob, extractor fan and light above, tiled splash back; Granite work surface across the full width of the kitchen with tiled splash back, Armitage 1.5 bowl sink with draining board and mixer taps, range of base and wall cupboards; space for a dishwasher, space for washing machine or tumble dryer, dual plumbing and power in situ; taps for main water and external garden water supply beneath sink; original exposed stone as feature backing for the Rayburn cooker; tiled flooring, central spotlights and recessed lighting beneath wall cupboards; wooden, double glazed window over sink to overlook the front garden; wooden, double glazed sliding doors to access rear paved patio and level garden; space for table and 4-6 chairs; wide space for fridge / freezer.

Shower Room
Off corridor from Entrance Hall. Tiled flooring, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, 1.5 shower cubicle with sliding glass door and screen, mixer shower, tiled walls, coved ceiling, spotlight light and shaver point, extractor fan.

Bedroom 4
Corridor to bedroom door opening into large double bedroom. Fitted carpet, night storage heater, Double glazed wooden 3 section window overlooking rear patio and garden, wooden obscure double glazed door opening to rear pathway to wooden gate, insert carpet mat at entrance, central light, loft access.

First Floor

First Floor Landing
Original wooden balustrade about landing, wooden, double glazed window to front aspect, overlooking tiled roof of porch, front garden and rural scene beyond, night storage heater, pendent light.

First Floor Corridor
Extending from landing, past Main Bathroom to Master Bedroom and En-suite Bathroom, Wooden, double glazed 3 section window to front aspect, garden and rural scene, night storage heater, fitted carpet, pendent light.

Master Bedroom
Original wooden door opens from corridor into large double room with dual aspect views over front and rear gardens. Fitted carpet, door to en-suite bathroom, wooden double glazed window to front, wooden 3 section, double glazed window to rear, alcove, night storage heater, pendent lights, loft hatch.

En-suite Bathroom
Bath with side panels and shower attachment, WC, pedestal hand wash basin, light and shaver point, original built-in wooden cupboards, fitted carpet, half tiled walls, wooden obscure double glazed window overlooking rear garden, wall mounted electric towel rail radiator, central light , electric fan heater.

Off first floor corridor. Tiled flooring, half tiled walls, bath with side panels, shower attachment, WC, pedestal hand wash basin, light and shaver point, wooden obscure double glazed window to rear overlooking rear garden, wall mounted electric towel rail radiator, central light, electric fan heater.

Bedroom 2
Good sized double bedroom off landing to front aspect of Farmhouse, fitted carpet, wooden double glazed window overlooking front garden, Alston Lane and rural scene, night storage heater, central pendent light.

Bedroom 3
Good sized double bedroom off landing to rear aspect of Farmhouse, fitted carpet, wooden double glazed window overlooking leafy part of Alston Lane, higher garden and rear woodland, night storage heater, central pendent light.

Linen/store Room
Built-in wooden slatted shelving,fitted carpet, lagged electric hot water cylinder, small wooden double glazed window to rear aspect overlooking higher garden, loft hatch with loft light switch above, central room light.

Front garden, extending the full length of The Farmhouse front facing the gravelled communal courtyard of Higher Alston Farm, is bounded on the property line by a small stone retaining wall. A cemented cobbled path from the front gate lies adjacent to the front aspect of the Sitting Room, Entrance Porch, Dining Room and front Kitchen window and separated by level lawn from the boundary garden of evergreen trees and shrubs, some scented, together with a Mimosa (wattle) tree, roses and Camellia bushes.To the rear of the Dining Room and Kitchen / Breakfast Room is a paved level patio and garden area with surrounding Box hedging containing evergreen shrubs, Hydrangea and a Fig tree bearing fruit. A paved path passes a small garden with Honeysuckle and Azalea to a rear paved staircase to a higher garden of flowering plants and bushes and then slopes up to a grassed woodland. A rear path passes the rear door of Bedroom 4 to a rear wooden gate within a stone wall and leads to the gravelled driveway providing off-road parking. An external light switch on the extension wall is for lights over the patio and rear path. A grassed lawn on the roadside contains Holly and other plants, trees and a small garden bed of Hydrangea.

Double Garage
Stone and block construction with slate pitched roof. Water tap on adjacent retaining stone wall. Up and over electric doors, concrete flooring, Power and light switches, wooden single glazed window in side wall, facing Alston Lane.

Mains electricity and water. Private sewage in Higher Alston Farm.

On leaving the Totnes office of Marchand Petit proceed over the Vire Island bridge into Bridgetown. At the T-junction turn right and proceed towards Collaton St Mary. Pass through the village and at the main traffic lights turn right sign posted for Brixham. Continue to Churston Ferrers on the A3022, pass the golf course on the left hand side and turn right into Alston Lane. The Farmhouse can be found on the left hand side.

Torquay 7 miles; Dartmouth 4.6 miles; Brixham 2 miles; Totnes 8 miles; Exeter 27 miles and Plymouth 32 miles.

Key Features

The Farmhouse, Higher Alston Farm, Alston Lane, Churston Ferrers, TQ5
  • Attractive Farmhouse
  • Secluded, peaceful hamlet of Churston Ferrers
  • Set within a tranquil conservation area
  • 4 good sized double bedrooms
  • Double garage and off road parking
  • Close to local amenities


Floorplan 1

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Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday viewings by appointment


01803 847 979

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