Orchard House, Higher Street, Dittisham, Dartmouth, TQ6

Orchard House

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms

5 bedroom house for sale

  • Reference Number DAR150136
  • Agent Marchand Petit Dartmouth
  • Agent Number 01803 839 190

Guide price £1,000,000

About this property

A substantial detached period property, offering spacious and flexible accommodation with beautiful river views from the garden. 5 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, garden, double garage and ample off-road parking.

A spacious detached period property, with flexible accommodation and delightful gardens with river views.

Orchard House is a substantial detached property, parts of which date back some 300 years. The house is double glazed, well-maintained and beautifully presented throughout, offering spacious and flexible family accommodation arranged over three floors.

The property has 5/6 bedrooms (1 en suite), a wonderfully light drawing room with French doors opening out to a private, sheltered terrace. The farmhouse style kitchen/dining room is open to a cosy sitting room with beamed ceiling. There is also a generously proportioned galleried study area and a small library.

The extensive gardens are gently sloping and mostly laid to lawn with wild flower banks. Mown pathways weave up through the garden to a plum orchard and timber summerhouse. Far reaching views over the village and river can be enjoyed from various vantage points throughout the garden.

The property also benefits from a double garage with off-road parking for a number of vehicles.

Ground Floor

Entrance Porch
Covered porch with stable door opening into:

Entrance Hallway
A light spacious hallway with vaulted ceiling. Windows to side aspect. Stairs descend to ground floor. Stairs rise to study area.

A light and spacious galleried study and sitting area with vaulted ceiling. Velux window, window to side aspect.

Drawing Room
A wonderfully light and spacious triple aspect room with vaulted ceiling lit by Velux windows. Full-height windows and French doors open out to a paved terrace. Cast iron stove of Scandinavian design set on a slate hearth.

Bedroom 6
Window to side aspect.

Master Bedroom
A well-proportioned double bedroom with window to side aspect.

En Suite Bathroom
Walk-in shower cubicle with glazed screen, panelled bath, WC, heated towel rail, washbasin.

Bedroom 3
A double aspect room with some restricted head height.

Picture window with deep window seat. Exposed painted beams. Fitted bookshelves.

Inner Hallway
An open tread spiral staircase descends to the kitchen/dining room. A further set of stairs rises to the first floor.

Bedroom 2
A dual aspect double bedroom with pleasant views across the village to the church.

Large shower cubicle with glazed door. Panelled bath, WC, washbasin set in vanity unit.

First Floor

Access to roof space.

WC, washbasin.

Bedroom 4
A spacious double bedroom with vaulted ceiling. Under eaves storage. Views towards the church.

Bedroom 5
A further double bedroom with vaulted ceiling and under-eaves storage. Views towards the church. Cupboard containing water tank.

Lower Ground Floor

Kitchen/dining/sitting Room
An impressive open plan room with exposed timber beams.

Kitchen/dining Area
A large farmhouse style kitchen fitted with range of eye and base level units, worktop with inset stainless steel sink, space and plumbing for dishwasher/washing machine. Former stone fireplace with timber beam above, housing electric range cooker. Quarry tiled floor. Ample room for dining table and chairs. Wooden door leading to stone paved terrace. Step down to:

Sitting Room
A cosy double aspect sitting room, window seat below one window. Chimney breast with inset cast iron multi-fuel stove set on set slate hearth. Beamed ceiling.

Utility Room
Accessed from the kitchen. Fitted with a range of base level units, stainless steel sink, storage cupboards with shelving. Space and plumbing for washing machine, and tumble dryer. Space for fridge/freezer and electric cooker. Oil fired boiler. Door to:

WC, circular washbasin set on vanity unit.

The large gardens have been attractively landscaped and provide both formal and natural areas. A paved terrace abuts the drawing room and offers a sheltered space for relaxing. A further terrace is accessed from the kitchen/dining room. From the parking area a rose arch leads through to a delightful terrace enclosed by hedging, old stone walls and borders planted with a variety flowering shrubs and plants. A five bar gate, to the side of the garage, leads to an expanse of lawn with a timber garden shed and vegetable plot. Mown pathways wind up through a wildflower hillside to an orchard, planted with the unique Dittisham plum, a delicious dessert variety grown for generations in the village. From here there are wonderful elevated views over the village to the River Dart. Towards the top of the garden there is timber summerhouse, again with stunning river views. A useful log store is attached to the side of the house.

Double Garage & Parking
Up and over door, roof storage and workroom to the rear with light and power. There is additional parking on the driveway for a number of vehicles.

From Dartmouth take the A3122 towards Totnes. After approximately four miles turn right at The Sportsman's Arms, Hemborough Post signposted to Dittisham. Continue along the road until you reach the village. Bear left signposted to East Cornworthy and the property will be found after a short distance on the left.

Strictly by appointment with the Sole Agents, Marchand Petit. Telephone: 01803 839190

Dartmouth 6 miles, Kingsbridge 14 miles, Totnes 9.5 miles. All mileages are approximate.

Key Features

Orchard House, Higher Street, Dittisham, Dartmouth, TQ6
  • Substantial detached period house
  • Spacious and flexible accommodation
  • Farmhouse kitchen/dining/sitting room
  • 5/6 bedrooms, 1 en suite
  • Double garage, ample parking
  • Large gardens with river views

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Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday viewings by appointment


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