A fabulous period country home with 6 bedrooms, beautifully presented and packed with character features, 2 substantial barn conversions, triple garage, barn workshop, landscaped gardens and a luxurious outdoor heated pool.
Yetson House is situated in a pretty hamlet about a mile from the villages of Ashprington and Tuckenhay overlooking the Harbourne River valley leading to Bow Creek, which feeds into the River Dart estuary. The South Hams is renowned for its outstanding rolling countryside and excellent sailing facilities in the nearby centres of Dartmouth & Salcombe. Ashprington boasts a strong community centred around a pretty 16th Century church and superb inn, with the wonderful Sharpham Vineyard nearby. The attractive and yet quiet hamlet is well located for both Totnes and Dartmouth with their extensive facilities. The bustling medieval market town of Totnes has a mainline railway station giving direct connections to London Paddington. There is also excellent access to the A38 Devon Expressway, linking Plymouth and Exeter where it joins the M5.
Set in the picturesque rolling countryside of the South Hams, Yetson House is a charming and delightful period country home believed to date back to the 1830’s, packed with character features and presented to a very high standard. The landscaped, extensively planted gardens, its own vineyard and walled garden (with its own bar area) are outstanding. Complemented by a large outdoor heated pool and private terraced areas the property offers a wonderful life style opportunity. Yetson Barn is also beautifully presented and full of character, offering income potential, with Courtyard Barn currently acting as an extension to the main house for indulgent dinner parties and entertaining. There is a triple garage, a barn workshop and approximately 8 acres of ground.
The house has handsomely proportioned rooms with many original period features including flagstone floorings, marble fireplaces and windows with working shutters. An entrance porch opens to the hall with an elegant staircase to a galleried landing. The drawing room and sitting room have original marble fireplaces with a fitted wood burner
in the drawing room and open fire in the sitting room. The inner hall leads to the dining room, also with a wood burner, and kitchen/ breakfast room with a bespoke kitchen having marble worktops, a
central island and original ceiling meat hooks, a reminder of times gone by. There is a separate utility with cloakroom and a basement
wine cellar. On the upper floors there are 5 bedrooms, including 2 attic bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The impressive master suite has a
study and an en-suite bathroom with freestanding roll top bath and walk-in double shower and feature arched windows.
To the east of the house a separate driveway leads to the detached stone barn, converted in 1996 to create Yetson Barn with wonderful vaulted ceilings and far reaching country views. Set on 3 floors with 2 sets of stairs, there are 4 bedrooms on the ground floor with 2 bathrooms. The living accommodation on the first floor comprising
of 2 main reception rooms open to the vaulted ceilings, a kitchen and shower room. Finally, the galleried mezzanine floor provides a wonderful master bedroom looking down to the reception rooms. To the South of the main house is another large detached stone barn - Courtyard Barn, with a stunning vaulted 32ft sitting/dining room, currently set up as a special entertaining area.
From the lane the entrance driveway leads through stone pillars over a cattle grid to a gravel driveway which provides ample parking with
a triple garage and barn workshop to one side. Gentle paved paths lead around the house, to a courtyard and up to the swimming pool, 39 ft x 18 ft, with a wonderful private stone terrace, besides which is a detached pool room with utility area, showers, changing rooms and W.C. Behind the house is a charming walled garden with vineyard
planted with Pinot Noir vines and gates to its own paddock and woodland with specially created paths for quiet, contemplative walks. The grounds of approximately 8 acres are beautifully landscaped with well stocked herbaceous borders and mature trees providing various areas to sit and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this lovely spot.
From Totnes take the A381 towards Kingsbridge after a short distance turn left signposted for Ashprington and Bow Bridge after about 1.5 miles and at Ashprington Cross turn right signposted to Bow Bridge. Proceed down the hill to the bottom and over the bridge turn right beside the Waterman’s Arms and Yetson will be found up this lane on the right-hand side.
A38 Devon Express Way 9 miles • Totnes 3½ miles • Exeter 32 miles • The Coast 7 miles
(Distances are approximate)
WatersideThe Plains Totnes Devon TQ9 5YS
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday viewings by appointment
01803 847 979