A beautifully restored 4 bedroom Devon Longhouse set in approximately one acre of glorious landscaped gardens with delightful countryside views. 2 Double garages and parking.
Lower Collaton Farmhouse is a place where one can enjoy the tranquil seclusion without being too isolated. The village amenities of Malborough are close by which includes a convenience store, pubs, restaurants, church, primary school and a village hall. Just a 10 minutes' drive away is Salcombe Town which lies beside one of the most beautiful estuaries in Devon, with miles of sheltered water, perfect for sailing and boating. There are golden beaches on either side of the estuary and spectacular cliff walks over National Trust headlands leading to scattered coves. Within the town there is a good range of pubs, restaurants and select shops, together with waterfront quays and mooring pontoons.
A fine example of a Devon Longhouse, Lower Collaton has been lovingly restored to a high specification throughout but still maintaining its original features, some dating back at least 450 years. A spectacular entrance and inner hall greet visitors which leads into a delightful farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room. This is a South facing room with French windows opening onto a slate terrace with the beautiful garden beyond. A central oak ceiling beam and Aga creates a warm and friendly atmosphere. Through the kitchen is a sitting room, garden room and study all with access to the terrace and garden. A wonderful drawing room and dining room both with triple aspect are abundant with period features, in particular the corner fireplace with wood burning stove. On the first floor is the triple aspect master bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom. There are a further 3 bedrooms and family bathroom.
Outside the property is approached over a tarmac driveway leading down to a 5-bar gate opening onto a gravelled forecourt, 2 double garages and ample parking. Delightful gardens surround the property, including well-kept lawn, herbaceous borders, shrubs, specimen trees and fruit trees. The front and the side of the house are festooned with a variety of climbing plants and vines. There is a sunny slate paved terrace outside the kitchen/breakfast room and a further paved terrace at the back which catches the evening sun. A 20 minutes' walk to North Sands beach via footpath which can be found just outside the garden gate.
Turn off the A381 Kingsbridge to Salcombe road at the centre of the village of Malborough, heading due south and following the signposts for Collaton. Proceed to the very edge of the village and then turn left at Collaton Cross, signposted Collaton. At the next junction bear right, signposted Lower Collaton and follow this road to the very end where it leads into the driveway leading to Lower Collaton Farmhouse.
Salcombe 3 miles, Kingsbridge 4 miles, Totnes 16 miles (Paddington about 3 hours)
24 Fore Street Salcombe Devon TQ8 8ET
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday viewings by appointment
01548 844 473