Steps Cottage, Ashprington, Totnes, TQ9

Steps Cottage

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms

4 bedroom cottage under offer

  • Reference Number TOT190116
  • Agent Marchand Petit Totnes
  • Agent Number 01803 847 979

Guide price £750,000

About this property

Located at the head of beautiful Bow Creek on the River Dart, this charming quintessential Grade 2 Devon Cottage with charming detached annexe, sits in approximately 2.5 acres of secluded and private landscaped gardens and water meadow with 200 yards of river frontage with direct water access. Planning permission has been granted to create a 5 double bedrooms as well as a state-of-the-art kitchen, dining/living room.

Rarely does a property this special comes to the market - Steps is a Grade II listed, well presented, quintessential Devon country cottage, believed to date from the 17th and 18th centuries steeped in history with an abundance of charm and character including period features exposed beams, character fireplaces and attractive, decorative, leaded windows and doors. The main house has a kitchen/breakfast room with fitted cupboards, stepping down to a charming dining room with feature fireplace inset with wood burner, oak floor, mullion leaded windows with window seat and door leading to South facing garden. Adjoining is a pretty drawing room with French style pot belly wood burner, mullion leaded windows and a door to the garden. On the first floor is a master bedroom and en-suite with a door leading to the side garden, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The Linhay is a self-contained annexe with kitchen/dining room/sitting room, wet-room and bedroom providing ideal guest accommodation.

The whole property is set in a glorious rural, south facing position with attractive, landscaped and established, private gardens and grounds, and an idyllic sunny terrace. Beyond the garden is a well fenced water meadow of about 2 acres with approximately 200 yards of river frontage and a dry boat dock with direct access to the river. Steps is approached via a private driveway with plenty of parking and a single garage.

The property also benefits from planning permission (Ref 3059/19/FUL) to extend and build a wonderful contemporary kitchen/dining/living room, with a master bedroom suite creating a stunning 5 double bedroomed property having a mix of traditional style and modern chic.

Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.

Local Authority
South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234.


Strictly by appointment through Marchand Petit Prime Waterfront & Country House Department 01548 855590 or our Totnes office on 01803 847979.

From Totnes proceed south on the A381 towards Kingsbridge and Darmouth and after ½ mile take the first left signed Tuckenhay and Ashprington. Proceed along this road for 1½ miles. Turn right-signed Tuckenhay/Cornworthy and at the bottom of the hill the property will be found on your left hand side through the stone pillars.

A38 Devon Express Way 9 miles • Totnes 3½ miles • Exeter 32 miles • The Coast 7 miles (Distances are approximate)

Key Features

Steps Cottage, Ashprington, Totnes, TQ9
  • Private and secluded magical waterside village location
  • 200 yards of water frontage with dock, slipway and water access
  • 2.5 acres of landscaped spacious gardens with water meadow
  • Charming South facing period cottage with an array of original features
  • Detached one bedroom annexe
  • Planning permission to create contemporary kitchen/dining/living room & 5 double bedrooms
  • Short drive to Totnes and mainline station to London and major cities
  • Substantial parking area and garaging




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WatersideThe Plains Totnes Devon TQ9 5YS

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday viewings by appointment


01803 847 979

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