A truly charming Grade II listed Devon farmhouse beautifully presented with 3 bedrooms and a 2 bedroom barn conversion, with planning permission to develop further, stone outbuildings and approximately 7 acres of landscaped gardens, with some sea views, including a delightful arboretum. No EPC required.
The beautiful vista down to the nearby beach, at Slapton Sands, can be enjoyed from a charming grassy mound that bounds part of Merrifield’s land. The famous beach is technically a coastal bar and behind the pebble beach is a nature reserve which abounds with wildlife.
This is only the third time in 71 years that Merrifield has come to the market. It is a special house full of intrigue and character. Originally a farmer’s cottage dating from around the 1400’s, it has been thoughtfully and sympathetically extended and renovated over the years to produce a spacious family home, with an abundance of charm and re-development potential still to be capitalized upon. Ideal for someone looking for additional or ancillary holiday accommodation.
There are many attractive and period features in the properties. The main farmhouse has a circular granite staircase leading off from the dining room, an ancient well in the entrance hallway now offers comfortable seating with a twist.
Of the handsome selection of barns and stone outbuildings, one has already been converted into a spacious 2 bedroom property with a mezzanine level. Planning permission is still current to convert further of the barns. The extensive gardens and grounds, approximately 7 acres, offer wonderful walks through the Monterey pines and established magnolias in the arboretum.
Solid oak door with exposed lintel above opens into the entrance hall which has a wonderful feature of a well with a glass top and oak seating surround. Slate flagstone flooring. Window to side with leaded stained glass. Further internal stained glass window.
A lovely hall having an oak stair case and slate flagstone flooring.
Wash hand basin with chrome stand and WC. Window to side. Ceramic tiled flooring.
A charming room, being a Georgian addition to the property, having painted wood panelled walls. Window to front with window seat providing a view of the garden. Brick built fireplace with painted timber surround and mantel. Arched alcove with built in storage cupboard and display shelving.
This is a beautiful room having window to front with exposed lintel above. Feature stone built Inglenook fireplace fitted with a wood burning stove set on a stone hearth with exposed lintel and display lighting. Alcove shelving to one side and display niches. Slate flagstone flooring.
This room has two windows looking out to the front gardens, one with window seat. Exposed stone fireplace which is used as an open fire with lintel above and metal canopy. Slate flagstone flooring. Exposed ceiling beams. From this room is a stone spiral staircase to the master bedroom en-suite bathroom.
Sloping ceiling with exposed roof timbers and two large roof lights. Two windows to the rear and attractive arch window to the side. The breakfast area has built in oak seating and slate flagstone flooring. Steps down to the kitchen area which has an oil fired Aga with decorative tiled splashback. Built in oak floor based cupboards with circular stainless steel sink, set within a solid granite worktop. Aga, electric cooker with 4 gas ring hob. Marble tiled flooring.
A bright room having three windows to the rear, one leaded stained glass window to the side and two stable doors to the side and rear garden. Sloping ceiling with two large roof lights and exposed roof timbers. Bespoke kitchen with solid oak doors. Porcelain sink with double drainer set within a solid granite worktop and a Belfast sink with tiled splashback. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Space for American style fridge/freezer. Ceramic tiled flooring.
First Floor Landing
Stairs from the reception hall lead to the landing with part exposed roof truss ends. There is also a spiral stone staircase from the dining room to the master bedroom en-suite.
A wonderful room having vaulted ceiling with exposed original and new roof trusses. Window to front with window seat looking out to the gardens. Built-in wardrobes.
Magnificent bathroom with vaulted ceiling and exposed roof trusses. Window to front. Solid oak flooring. Central free standing roll top bath. Corner double shower cubicle with body jets and rainfall shower head. Suite comprising wash hand basin with chrome stand, towel rail, bidet and WC. Chrome radiator heated towel rail. Door to spiral staircase.
Double bedroom with part exposed roof trusses. Window to front with deep display sill. Built-in storage and airing cupboard with hot water cylinder. Solid oak flooring.
Double bedroom with vaulted ceiling and exposed roof timbers. Window to front. Built-in wardrobes with central dressing table.
Free standing roll top ball and claw foot bath. Suite with wash hand basin with chrome stand, towel rail and WC. Part tiled walls and ceramic tiled flooring. Fully tiled shower cubicle with large rainfall shower head. Window to rear with window seat. Chrome radiator heated towel rail. Loft hatch.
Main House Garden, Stone Outbuilding & Wendy House
A pretty stone path leads through the very private front garden with level lawns on either side, flower borders and planted shrubs. To one side is a patio bounded by a low wall providing a very pleasant sheltered area for al fresco dining. The garden is bounded by a stone wall to one side and to the rear is stone outbuilding, currently used for storage and a pretty stone built 'Wendy House'.
Detached 2 Bedroom Barn Conversion
Set back from the main house is a beautiful circular ornamental fishpond and patio area for the 2 bedroom detached stone barn conversion. This is also immaculately presented with a charming stable door to the entrance hall with pine floor boards and staircase to the first floor, utility cupboard and two double bedrooms both with fully tiled en-suite bathrooms.
Workshop And Stone Outbuilding
These buildings are next to the two bedroom barn conversion and are part of the original plans to develop it further. Planning permission remains. Currently a workshop and stone barn used for storage.
Stone built barn, used as a garage with electricity, power and light. Behind this is the main drive a plenty of parking space.
Grounds And Arboretum
The garden consists of two areas, a large area of level lawn planted with shrubs and trees and the arboretum. A gentle walk across the lawn takes you past the fruit garden and vegetable plot leading you to an interesting man made hill with a spiral grass pathway taking you to the top. Here are the most spectacular 360 degree views over the sea, across the South Hams countryside and up to the moors in the distance. From here a gentle slope takes you into the beautiful woodland with steps and paths taking you to different areas. There are many varieties of camellias, rhododendrons and specimen trees including Monterey pines and huge magnolias.
The property has mains water and borehole. Mains electric. Private drainage which complies to all recent legislation and has been registered.
Very strictly by appointment only through Marchand Petit Prime Waterfront & CountryHouse Department 01548 857588.
Merrifield is near Slapton, a picturesque village in the ever-popular South Hams district of Devon. It is conveniently located near the A379 road between Kingsbridge and Dartmouth, and lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village boasts a thriving local community, two excellent public houses, a general store, village hall, church and chapel.
Please contact the Kingsbridge office for directions.
Kingsbridge 7 miles; Salcombe 13 miles; Dartmouth 7 miles
94 Fore Street Kingsbridge Devon TQ7 1PP
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday viewings by appointment
01548 857 588