Penson Farm, Diptford, Totnes, TQ9

Penson Farm

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms

4 bedroom house under offer

  • Reference Number TOT160337
  • Agent Marchand Petit Totnes
  • Agent Number 01803 847 979

Guide price £1,500,000

About this property

Beautifully positioned in approximately 40 acres of grounds with woodland and river access with fishing rights. This property offers a unique blend of old and new, with the Grade II farmhouse packed with character leading to an amazing new extension with superb kitchen and media room. Detached annexe. Large 59' x 51' Dutch barn with gym and office. Planning permission for indoor pool.

The moment you drive into Penson Farm you feel that this is a special place. Situated above its own valley with land stretching down to the River Avon the views are truly beautiful. The current owner has extended the house and has cleverly combined a state of the art kitchen and media room with the old Grade II listed farmhouse, full of beams and little nooks and crannies, including a superb inglenook fireplace in the main sitting room with an interesting circular smoke room next to it. Large beams above windows and fireplaces and
scissor beams upstairs all add to the character of the delightful property. The mix of new and old flows beautifully and creates a fabulous family home.

The property is being sold with a 3 bedroom stone barn with planning permission to renovate for ancillary accommodation or holiday let and a large American style barn housing a gym to one corner with an office on the first floor. Between the American barn and stone barn is an orangery with planning permission to build an indoor swimming
pool complex. There is also a ménage (not used recently).

The grounds of lawns and flower beds have been carefully planted with more than 100 camellias and there are swathes of azaleas and rhododendrons. The rest of the 40 acres is fenced pasture suitable for horses or sheep. An area of woodland adjoins the river where there is a half share of 70 yards of fishing.

Diptford is a village that has a strong local community, primary school, village tennis court, playing field and is surrounded by unspoilt rolling Devonshire countryside. The nearby market town of Totnes has a mainline railway station giving direct connections to London Paddington and Waterloo with easy connection to St Pancras for
Eurostar. There is also excellent access to the A38 Devon Expressway, linking Plymouth and Exeter where it joins the M5. Totnes boasts a market as well as a good selection of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and inns.


Mains electricity. Private water. Drainage via septic tank. Oil fired central heating.


Strictly by appointment with the Sole Agents, Marchand Petit Prime Waterfront and Country House. Telephone: 01548 855590.


South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234


All items in the written text of these particulars are included in the sale. All others are expressly excluded regardless of inclusion in any photographs. Purchasers must satisfy themselves that any equipment included in the sale of the property is in satisfactory order.

From Exeter ad the M5 follow the A38 towards Plymouth. After about 25 miles (from Junction 31 of the M5) take the Wrangaton cross exit, signed Loddiswell. Follow the road for about 1 mile crossing straight over at the cross roads. Follow the road signed Loddiswell for a further 4 miles, turning left at California Cross, just before the BP Garage. After 0.4 miles turn left at Colmer Cross, signed Diptford. Follow this lane for 1.5miles and the entrance to Penson will be found on the right hand side.

Totnes 6 miles Exeter 28 miles Plymouth 15 miles (approximately)

Key Features

Penson Farm, Diptford, Totnes, TQ9
  • Superb farmhouse with land in idyllic location
  • Character features with contemporary twist
  • New state of the art kitchen and home cinema room
  • Approximately 40 acres including fishing rights
  • Beautiful grounds and woodland
  • 3 bedroom stone barn to renovate
  • American style 59' x 51' barn with office and gym
  • Planning permission for leisure complex and pool



Floorplan 1

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WatersideThe Plains Totnes Devon TQ9 5YS

Opening Hours

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


01803 847 979