Downton Farmhouse, Dittisham, Dartmouth, TQ6

Downton Farmhouse

  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Reception Rooms

6 bedroom house sold

  • Reference Number DAR170044
  • Agent Marchand Petit Dartmouth
  • Agent Number 01803 839 190

Offers in excess of £850,000

About this property

A stunning Grade II listed traditional farmhouse dating from the early 17th century set within delightful gardens and grounds amounting to approximately 2 acres. No EPC required.

The rural hamlet of Downton is set in glorious countryside in the heart of the South Hams and is ideally located for both access to Dartmouth and Totnes. Dittisham, about a mile away is one of the most sought after villages in the South Hams and lies on the west bank of the River Dart. A passenger ferry service links the village to Dartmouth where there is a good range of galleries, shops, restaurants and excellent marina facilities.

A stunning Grade II Listed traditional farmhouse dating from the early 17th century with early and late 18th century alterations set within delightful gardens and grounds amounting to approximately 2 acres and benefits from beautiful far reaching countryside views to the sea beyond.

The house has been sympathetically renovated in recent years and retains many period features including wood panelling, stone flagged floors and fireplaces, one of which has a fine 17th Century moulded plaster overmantle depicting the coat of arms of two well known local families.

Lot 2: A range of undeveloped single storey stone outbuildings, including a former granary and linhay, together with approximately 2 acres of pasture. The barns and associated land are offered as an option to purchase with the farmhouse, or separately, contingent upon the prior sale of the farmhouse.

The flexible accommodation provides three spacious reception rooms with high ceilings and large windows allowing plenty of natural light into the rooms. There are currently six bedrooms on the first floor with scope to create en suite bathrooms. The property benefits from some underfloor heating, useful outbuildings and plenty of off-road parking.

A pathway leads from the parking area through the front garden to the front door.

Entrance Hall
Stone flagged floor. Stairs rise to first floor.

Reception Room 1
A spacious double aspect reception room overlooking the garden. Fireplace housing woodburning stove. Wood flooring. Step down to Kitchen/Breakfast Room.

Reception Room 2
Large stone fireplace with timber lintel and slate hearth. Large sash windows with wooden shutters and seat below, views over the garden. Beamed ceiling. One wall wood panelled. Wood flooring.

Reception Room 3
Views over the garden. Feature fireplace with historic plasterwork coat of arms above. Beamed ceiling. Door leading to:

Boot Room/Store
Door to courtyard.

Utility Room / Cloakroom
Fitted cupboards and shelving. Belfast sink, WC.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room
A light and spacious farmhouse kitchen with stone flagged floor and high ceiling. Window overlooking garden. Oil fired AGA set in fireplace recess with heavy timber lintel above, range of eye and base level units. Space for dishwasher and fridge. Sink unit, four ring hob with extractor unit above, electric oven.

Rear Door to:
Stone flagged walled courtyard. Archway and porch leading to the lane. Gateway leading to the garden. Substantial store to one corner.

From the hallway stairs rise to:

First Floor
Galleried landing with sloping glazed roof.

Steps rise to inner landing, formerly part of the original staircase.

Master Bedroom
A large double bedroom. Vaulted ceiling with exposed timber trusses and beams. Connecting door to Bedroom 6.

Bedroom 6
A double bedroom. Currently in use as a study.

Bedroom 2
A double bedroom with views. Connecting door to Bedroom 3 and inner hallway.

Bedroom 3
A double bedroom. Connecting door to Bedroom 5.

Bedroom 5
A double bedroom.

Bedroom 4
A double bedroom.

Panelled bath, washbasin, WC.

The delightful gardens and grounds amount to approximately 2 acres. The formal garden is mostly laid to lawn interspersed with yew trees, hedging and shrubs including a mature wisteria cladding the front elevation of the property. There is a vegetable plot with greenhouse and the former walled kitchen garden is laid to lawn interspersed with fruit trees. Grass tracks lead to a level area of meadow and a large pond.

A detached barn divided into garage/workshop/storage space.

Off-road parking for a number of cars to the side.

From Dartmouth take the A3122 towards Totnes. Aftr approximately four miles, turn right at The Sportsmans Arms, Hemborough Post, signposted to Dittisham. Continue along the road for about a mile and turn right at Downton Cross. The property will be found after a short distance on the left.

Dartmouth 5 miles, Dittisham 1 mile, Kingsbridge 12 miles, Totnes 9.5 miles. All mileages are approximate.

Key Features

Downton Farmhouse, Dittisham, Dartmouth, TQ6
  • Grade II Listed Farmhouse
  • Approx 2 acres of gardens and grounds
  • Beautiful countryside views
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Outbuildings
  • Ample parking



Floorplan 1

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1 - 3 Hauley Road Dartmouth Devon TQ6 9AA

Opening Hours

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


01803 839 190

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