A superbly presented late Regency country house nestled in landscaped gardens of approximately 2 acres with a wonderful outdoor swimming pool, 3 self-contained apartments offering flexible accommodation for multi-generational living or potential income, only 10 minutes drive from the A38.
Didworthy House is a superbly presented late Regency country house with a wealth of historic interest, built circa 1800, nestling in grounds and landscaped gardens approaching 2 acres with a wonderful outdoor swimming pool. The flexible accommodation is ideal for multi-generational living having 3 self-contained apartments in the wings of the house, which also offer income potential if desired.
Approached via a private, gated driveway the main residence includes 3 reception rooms, an impressive entrance hall with sweeping staircase leading to the first floor, a host of original features, a completely refurbished modern kitchen, retaining a glorious feature AGA, large utility room and finally a fabulous orangery. On the first floor are 4 bedrooms with 2 en-suites and a family bathroom. One of the apartments could be incorporated into the main house if desired, creating a larger 5 bedroom residence. The other two self contained apartments have 2 and 3 bedrooms, all of which surround a pretty inner courtyard.
Didworthy is a small, friendly, pretty Hamlet located within the southern boundary of Dartmoor National Park, suggesting splendid isolation but conveniently located for easy access to the A38 Devon Expressway, Plymouth and Exeter and other surrounding towns and villages, the nearest being South Brent at 2.5 miles offering all of the essential conveniences including a pub, shops, school, churches, health centre and dental surgery. The House retains a private aspect and dominates the Southerly views to the Avon river valley and Moors beyond.
Dartmoor National Park is famous for outstanding natural beauty and Devon gives access to inland and coastal leisure and sporting pursuits to satisfy all passions, as well as offering marvellous hospitality. Truly a rare opportunity to acquire an “Olde England” West Country lifestyle, tucked away from the day-to-day pressures of life in the fast lane.
Accessed through a feature front porch, leading into an elegant and substantial Reception Hall offering a wealth of period features and colour schemes, leading through glorious high arches to a wide, fine turned, wooden staircase for easy access to the upper floor. There is also a downstairs cloakroom and access is presented to the Drawing Room, Dining Room and Study. All of the rooms to the main house enjoy high vaulted ceilings.
Enjoying ornate ceiling features, this light and airy living room, decorated to the period, has a multi-fuel wood burning stove within an impressive wrought iron fireplace surround, window views to the driveway and French doors opening to the South facing patio, pool area and gardens.
An elegantly presented room, again in period décor, with a beautiful ornate open fire and gorgeous, heavily featured, white fireplace surround, this large room is one to entertain in.
Accessed through French doors from the Dining Room. Completed 2014. This impressive extension offers South facing views over the grounds and across the river valley to the Moor. Austrian solid oak flooring and an 8kwh Multifuel Stove and French style radiator complement. Exit through a second set of French doors to attached decking area to enjoy the open-air option.
Currently used as an office, with 30mb airband broadband and WiFi provision.
Italian High Gloss Kitchen, beautiful granite worktops and upstands, Italian Porcelain "floorboard" style floor tiles. Central Island with Neff Electric Cooker and Electric Pod. Attached Breakfast table. AGA, with integrated Oil and Electric Cooking facility. Boiling-Water filtered mixer tap.
Restyled with the kitchen, Granite work top, Belfast sink, ample floor to ceiling cupboard storage, separate WC, separate "Boot Room" housing Hot Water tank and CH controls and system. Washing Machine, Tumble Drier and Freezer facility. Separate doors to central Courtyard and additional gated and fenced Courtyard on opposite side, ideal run for your dogs!
Half-landing with window overlooking Courtyard leading to main landing with Atrium over, providing light and space. Access to bedrooms and family bathroom.
High vaulted, coved ceiling. A grand, chandeliered room with 2 large window features, one with window seat overlooking the gardens, offering wonderful views. Fitted wardrobes, En-Suite Mira Shower, hand basin, WC.
Double Bedroom with Shower, hand basin & WC. Fitted Wardrobes, storage cupboard, views over the gardens and river valley.
Double Bedroom, fitted wardrobe, window views overlooking sweeping driveway.
Double Bedroom with private window views to side. Lockable access doors to the rest of the upper East Wing, which houses the apartment holiday let "Moorlands". This whole wing can easily be re-incorporated into the main residence if additional room were required.
1."Seashores" North Wing. Own entrance in enclosed Courtyard.3 double bedrooms, including Master with Shower En-Suite. Family bathroom, lounge, separate kitchen with all white goods, WiFi, TV, Woodburner.2."Orchards" West Wing. Own entrance in enclosed Courtyard,2 double bedrooms, family bathroom, lounge, kitchen with white goods, WiFi, TV, Woodburner.3."Moorlands" Upper East Wing. Own Entrance via staircase at rear, plus internal access from main house. 1 double bedroom, bathroom with power-shower over bath, lounge, kitchen with white goods, WiFi, TV, Woodburner. A substantial apartment.4.Laundry Room. Additional washer, tumble-drier, freezer and sink facilities. Boot-room and storage.
Landscaped to all sides, private driveway to main house, accessed via 5 bar wooden gate. Mature and ornamental trees, shrubs, lawns and hedging to sides. To the South of the property lies the heated 14mx6mx1.5m outdoor swimming pool with electric "Aqua guard" pool cover. Also benefits from a recently laid sandstone poolside area. This area overlooks beautiful gardens, with terraces, summerhouse, various sheds, orchard and aluminium greenhouse (10 ft x 8 ft). The garden and lawn areas slope down to the Avon River, to which the property has a small stream leading in. There is also a fruit orchard and small wooded copse (Beech and Oak) within the lower garden area. Didworthy House and grounds approach 2 acres in total.
Driveway spur leads down to large double garage, with 2 up and over doors and additional side access. The garage benefits from a recently refurbished and insulated apex roof, which hosts the 16 PV system panels. The Pool filtration system and Air Source Heat Pump systems are also housed here. Light and Power.
Mains water, electricity, and drainage. Oil central heating. PV panels. Air source heat pump for pool. Sky and FreeSat.
Currently Band F
South Hams District Council. 01803 861234
Fixtures and Fittings
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.
Strictly by appointment with the sole agents, Marchand Petit Prime Waterfront and Country House, 01548 855590.
From the Totnes office of Marchand Petit proceed along Station road heading towards Dartington. At the traffic lights turn left sign posted for Kingsbridge and Dartmouth (A381). At the next traffic lights turn right onto the Plymouth Road (A3210) sign posted for Avonwick and A38. Pass through Avonwick and just after the Turtley Corn Mill restaurant turn right sign posted for South Brent. On entering the village and just before the garage turn left into Plymouth Road and travel into the village centre and turn right, pass over the rail bridge and turn immediately left sign posted for Aish and Didworthy. Pass over Lydia Bridge and pass through the hamlet of Aish. Do not take any further turnings until the sign post for Didworthy is found on the right hand side. Cross over the river bridge and start rising up the hill and Didworthy House will be found on your right.
Totnes 10 miles Exeter 30 miles Plymouth 18 miles (approximately)
WatersideThe Plains Totnes Devon TQ9 5YS
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Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday viewings by appointment
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