Barnford, Ringmore, Kingsbridge, TQ7


  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Reception Room

4 bedroom house under offer

  • Reference Number MOD180117
  • Agent Marchand Petit Modbury
  • Agent Number 01548 831 163

Guide price £695,000

About this property

A delightful thatched Grade II listed property of exceptional character with charming gardens enjoying views to Ayrmer Cove and situated in the heart of a quintessential South Hams village. Top paddock available by separate negotiation. No EPC required.

Ringmore is an old smuggling village situated at the head of a valley with picturesque views to Bigbury Bay and Ayrmer Cove beach, which is about 20 minutes walking distance from the village with its secluded beach and stunning cliff top walks. In the village itself is an award winning 13th century pub/restaurant and local church. At St Ann's Chapel there is a Post Office and well-stocked general store which offers a delivery service to the church. The village is on a once-a-week bus route, but also with Fare Car services and 5 miles away from the Georgian town of Modbury. For more comprehensive shopping centres Kingsbridge is to the east and the city of Plymouth is to the north west.

Barnford is a charming Grade II listed thatched cottage dating back to the 17th Century and located in the heart of the village in a prominent position at the top of a no through road. The cottage offers an immense amount of character, with many original and period features throughout the property. Inside the accommodation is generously proportioned with most of the rooms enjoying a light southerly aspect over the beautiful rear garden where there are delightful views down the valley to Ayrmer Cove. The ground floor accommodation is spacious and flexible opening into a reception hallway, which can also be utilised as a formal dining room, if desired. From here a part glazed door with glazed side screens opens into a comfortable sitting room with French doors leading out to the rear garden and an inglenook fire place and log burner. The kitchen/breakfast room has a traditional farmhouse feel to it with a range of matching units incorporating an oil-fired AGA and fitted Welsh dresser. A passage gives access to a utility room and larder cupboard. Further accommodation on the ground floor includes a versatile double room with en-suite shower room. On the first floor all of the bedrooms enjoy a southerly aspect over the garden and include a charming master bedroom with en-suite shower room.

Outside the rear garden is a particular feature of the property and has been thoughtfully landscaped featuring a large paved terrace offering a perfect area for entertaining. From here there is a path and shallow steps rising to a further seating area, a glorious lawned garden and an abundance of mature plantings and a variety of fruit trees, some of which are suitable for hanging a hammock on a warm summer's day. The views from the garden are enchanting with a superb vista over the village and glistening sea view of Ayrmer Cove in the distance. The garden incorporates a range of stone outbuildings and a detached wooden double garage.


Entrance Hall

Window to west aspect offering views down towards the village. Part glazed door with glazed side screen to sitting room. Ceiling beams. Tiled floor. Door to:

Kitchen/ Breakfast Room

Fitted with a range of cream wall and base units with roll top worksurface and tiled splashback. Oil fired two oven Aga with tiled splashback. Space for fridge. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Tiled floor. Ceiling beams. Window to east aspect. Steps up and door to garden. Curved passageway to:

Utility/ Boiler Room

Worcester floor standing oil fired boiler for heating and hot water. Shelving. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Space for full height fridge/ freezer. Window to garden. Larder store.

Sitting Room

Three south facing windows and French doors leading to the terrace and the garden beyond. Fireplace with inglenook beam and slate hearth, housing a wood burning stove with exposed stone surround. Recess with display shelving. Ceiling beams. Stairs to first floor.

Inner Hall

Window to front aspect. Cloaks hanging cupboard. Door to:

Study/ Bedroom 4

Double bedroom with window overlooking the rear garden. Part glazed doors to:

En-suite Shower Room

Windows to south and west aspect. Fitted with a suite comprising a fully tiled shower cubicle with glazed screen, WC, corner vanity units inset with wash hand basin and tiled splashback. Wiring provision for light or shaver socket. Two towel rails. Electric extractor fan. Tiled floor.


Landing and Study Area

Windows overlooking the garden. Study area with high level cupboard door to loft storage. Steps down to:

Inner Landing

Window to front aspect.

Master Bedroom

Dual aspect windows to the south and west of the property, looking down over the village and to countryside and sea beyond. Built-in double wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf over.

Master En-suite Shower Room

Fitted with a suite comprising of a fully tiled shower cubicle with glazed screen, WC, vanity unit inset with twin wash hand basins and tiled splashback. Shaver point. Window overlooking garden.

Bedroom 2

Double bedroom with window overlooking the rear garden. Built-in double wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf over.

Bedroom 3

Window overlooking the rear garden.

Family Bathroom

Fitted with a white suite comprising a panelled bath with electric Mira shower over, WC, pedestal wash hand basin and tiled splashback. Part tiled walls. Windows to side aspect. Towel rail. Fitted cupboards housing shelving and radiator with further cupboard above.


From the sitting room, French doors lead to a delightful paved terrace, offering privacy and seclusion. From here there is a path and shallow steps rising to a further seating area, a glorious lawned garden and an abundance of mature plantings and a variety of fruit trees. Beautiful views from the garden are over the village with a glistening sea view of Ayrmer Cove in the distance and across to the historic church of All Hallows. The garden also incorporates a range of stone outbuildings including a WC and a detached wooden double garage.


Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating and AGA.



Council Tax

Currently band F.


Strictly by appointment only through Marchand Petit (Modbury Office) Tel: 01548 831163. Please contact the office to make an appointment.

Agents Note

By separate negotiation a further and most useful garden area (please refer to insert/ land plan), with good road access from a five-bar gate, is also available and could offer development potential subject to necessary planning consents. NB: This area also gives access to the Barnford double garage. Should the property be sold without these further grounds, a right of way will be formed for access.

Turn off the Modbury/ Kingsbridge A379 road about one and a half miles out of Modbury at Harraton Cross. Follow the signs to Bigbury. Follow this road for about two miles and at St Ann's Chapel, turn right at the crossroads by The Pickwick Inn signposted to Ringmore. After about a mile you will reach the village of Ringmore. On entering the village do not follow the main road to the left, continue straight on down a small lane passing the church on your right hand side. Barnford can be found immediately on your left hand side.

Kingsbridge 11 miles, Modbury 5 miles, Plymouth 17 miles (distances approximate)

Key Features

Barnford, Ringmore, Kingsbridge, TQ7
  • Grade II listed 17th Century thatched cottage
  • Prominent position in the heart of the village
  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room & utility room
  • Reception hallway
  • 4 double bedrooms including downstairs room with en-suite
  • Family bathroom & master en-suite shower room
  • Superb south facing garden with sea view & paved terrace
  • 20 minute walk from Ayrmer Cove beach
  • Separate paddock with road access available by separate negotiation



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