Higher Brownston Farm, Brownston, Nr Modbury, PL21

Higher Brownston Farm

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms

5 bedroom house sold

  • Reference Number MOD180083
  • Agent Marchand Petit Modbury
  • Agent Number 01548 831 163

Guide price £950,000

About this property

An immaculately presented Devon longhouse with beautiful gardens, extensively refurbished to provide an impressive family home tucked away in a rural setting, enjoying captivating views over rolling countryside. EPC Rating E.

Higher Brownston Farm is a spectacular example of a true Devon longhouse and has undergone significant improvements and upgrades as well retaining many original and period features dating back to the 1500’s. The accommodation is spacious and flexible with the north wing of the house offering potential to create a self-contained annexe, making it suitable for ancillary accommodation or holiday let. Further improvements include a newly fitted kitchen/breakfast room which has been fitted which a range of bespoke units incorporating quartz work surfaces, double Belfast sink and integrated appliances. Both the sitting room and drawing room have again received considerable refurbishment whilst carefully retaining the character and notable features, including exposed beams and stonework. Further accommodation on the ground floor includes a most welcoming reception hallway with flagstone flooring, well equipped utility and cloakroom. There are two stairs cases accessed at either end of the house rising to the first floor accommodation, which is again, generous in proportion with 5 bedrooms, family shower room, impressive master en-suite and guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Outside the gardens have been thoughtfully landscaped incorporating an ornamental pond and various vantage points to take in the superb countryside views.



Entrance Hall
A cross passage hall with original flagstone flooring and stone spiral staircase set around a rustic timber post to the first floor.

Wall mounted wash hand basin. WC. Obscure glazed window. Karndean floor.

Rear Porch
With triple aspect windows. Sloping ceiling with painted pine cladding. Door to rear garden. Ceramic tiled floor.

Drawing Room
A beautifully proportioned room, well lit by triple aspect windows to the front, rear and two small arrow slit windows to the side set in exposed stonework to the end wall with exposed timber lintels above. Feature stone fireplace with stone hearth and fitted with woodburning stove. Exposed ceiling beams and French doors to the rear garden.

Kitchen/ Breakfast Room
Beautifully finished room bright room with dual aspect windows, the window to the front has a window seat. Exposed ceiling beams. A range of floor base and wall units with a double Belfast sink, mixer taps set within a composite work surface with matching splashback. The Rangemaster cooker has two electric ovens and a six ring LPG gas hob with Rangemaster extractor hood and light above. Integrated dishwasher and space for upright fridge/freezer. Karndean flooring. Painted brick arched fireplace with fitted units housing the oil fired boiler supplying hot water and central heating. Built-in storage cupboard with fitted shelving.

Inner Hall
Built-in storage cupboards and staircase rising to first floor.

Dining / Sitting Room
A wonderful room with exposed ceiling beams. Windows overlooking the front garden with window seats and glazed French door. Further window to the side. Painted stone built fireplace with slate hearth fitted with a woodburning stove and alcove shelf.

Utility Room
Roll edge work surface with space and plumbing below for washing machine and tumble dryer and freezer. Wall units. Karndean flooring. Window to the rear.


Window to the front with exposed lintel. Two sets of double doors to built-in airing cupboard with factory insulated hot water cylinder and slatted shelving. Loft hatch with pull down loft ladder to partly boarded loft. Door to inner landing with staircase to ground floor, window to the side with window seat.

Master Bedroom
A beautifully proportioned room with triple aspect windows. Part exposed stonework with arrow slit window, exposed painted ceiling beams and built-in wardrobe.

En-suite Bathroom
A spacious bathroom with freestanding roll top bath, fully tiled double corner shower cubicle fitted with a thermostatically controlled shower, vanity wash hand basin with marble surround and WC. Part tiled walls and tiled flooring. Exposed ceiling beams. Window overlooking the gardens to surrounding countryside.

Guest Bedroom 2
A charming double bedroom with dual aspect windows. Door to:

En-suite Bathroom
A good sized bathroom having a roll top bath with thermostatically controlled shower above with large rainfall shower head and bath shower screen. Pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Partly tiled walls. Window to the rear with window seat. Built-in storage cupboard.

Bedroom 3
A double bedroom with window to the side. Built-in wardrobe.

Bedroom 4
A double bedroom having built-in wardrobes and window to the side with window seat overlooking the front garden and across to adjoining farmland.

Study/ Bedroom 5
Currently used as a study. Exposed ceiling beams. Window to the rear with window seat and arched alcove.

Shower Room
Fully tiled corner shower cubicle fitted with a thermostatically controlled shower. Pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Window to the side with exposed timber lintel and sun tube allowing in extra natural light. Corner built-in storage cupboard.

From the road is a partly tarmacked drive with timber 5-bar gate. Camelias planted to one side and lawned area to the other side with established planting. Gravelled driveway in front of the GARAGE with timber electrically operated up-and-over door. To the side double doors to a WORKSHOP with window to the side, electric power and light. To the side of the garage is plenty of parking and the gravelled driveway leads up to the property through beautifully planted mature gardens. To the front of the property is a bespoke galvanised gate giving access to the road and set within a stone wall. The front courtyard garden with established planting and pathway leading to the front door. At the rear of the property is a good sized patio seating area with lawned area and planted shrub flower borders. A sunken garden area with stone paving set around an ornamental fish pond. At the top of the garden is a greenhouse and small vegetable plot with apple tree. Views to open countryside.

Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage.


Council Tax
Currently band G.

Very strictly by appointment only through Marchand Petit Modbury Office. Tel: 01548 831163.

From the Modbury office, turn right into Brownston Street. Follow this road out of Modbury for about 3 miles to California Cross. Immediately after passing the California Inn public house turn left, signposted towards Brownston. Continue down the lane and the property can be found on your right hand side.

Modbury 3 miles, Kingsbridge 7 miles, A38 4 miles, Totnes Station 10 miles (distances approximate)

Key Features

Higher Brownston Farm, Brownston, Nr Modbury, PL21
  • 2980 Sqft
  • Substantial Detached Devon Longhouse
  • Peaceful & tranquil setting within a small hamlet
  • Extensively refurbished throughout
  • Three large reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room & utility
  • 5 bedrooms including master en-suite
  • Family bathroom & shower room
  • Landscaped gardens enjoying wonderful rural views
  • Detached double garage & sweeping driveway



Floorplan 1

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4 Broad Street Modbury Devon PL21 0PS

Opening Hours

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


01548 831 163