Lychgate and Church Cottage, Riverside Road, Dittisham, Dartmouth, TQ6

Lychgate and Church Cottage

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms

5 bedroom house for sale

  • Reference Number DAR160142
  • Agent Marchand Petit Dartmouth
  • Agent Number 01803 839 190

Guide price £725,000

About this property

A charming detached Grade II Listed cottage situated in the heart of the beautiful riverside village of Dittisham, offering flexible accommodation currently arranged as one property but retaining both staircases and distinct services, with 4/5 bedrooms, river views and a decked terrace.

Lychgate and Church Cottage is a charming detached Grade II Listed cottage situated at the very heart of the beautiful village of Dittisham, offering flexible accommodation, currently arranged as one property but retaining both staircases and distinct services.

This unique property borders the grounds of St Georges Church and dates back in part to the 1600s. It comprises 4 bedrooms plus a dressing room/extra bedroom and 4 reception rooms. Views to the River Dart are provided across the village.

Entering via the Church Cottage front door, with its stained glass panels, the hallway is tiled in Victorian style, with underfloor electric heating. The kitchen/dining room opens off the hall, and has exposed beams, a full height stone fireplace, and a Belfast sink built in unit. There is a family bathroom opening off the hall - continuing the Victorian tiling pattern and underfloor heating. The study opens off the hall, providing access in turn to the Lychgate Cottage sitting room and the magnificent Carpenter Oak framed garden room. The sitting room has exposed beams and deep sill window seat, provided by the large stone construction of the cottage. The windows offer views of the Church. There is a large solid fuel burning stove.

The garden room offers wonderfully peaceful views of the village and the River Dart - two windows contain a superb stained glass impression of Devon countryside. The oak frame is a very significant feature of this room, and there is a built in Belfast sink unit with gothic style cabinet work. The floor is of solid oak planking and has electric underfloor heating. There are French windows opening out of the room onto the surrounding decking, with a side gate.

Returning to the entrance hall, a staircase leads to the first floor of Church Cottage. Ahead is the upstairs lounge - a triple aspect room with high ceiling, a large stone fireplace housing a wood burning stove, and window seats. Adjacent are two double bedrooms - one of which has a view of the River Dart - and a dressing room currently fitted as a bedroom. From this dressing room there is a ledged and braced door into the main Lychgate bedroom, a double aspect room with views of the Church. Further on, there is another single bedroom and a family bathroom, with views of the Church.

Finally, there is a staircase that goes down to a lobby from which one can re-enter the Lychgate sitting room, or exit via the Lychgate Cottage front door.

Dittisham is a picturesque Devon village with charming cottages lining the narrow streets. It is one of the most sought after villages in the South Hams and lies on the west bank of the River Dart. It has a medieval church, a popular sailing club, riverside cafe and two public houses, one of which is home to the post office/stores. A passenger ferry service links the village to the port of Dartmouth where there is a good range of galleries, shops, restaurants and excellent marina facilities.

From Dartmouth take the A3122 towards Totnes. After approximately four miles, turn right at the Sportsmans Arms, Hemborough Post signposted to Dittisham. On entering the village bear left passing the Red Lion Inn on your right and the cottage is directly next to the church in front of you.

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

Key Features

Lychgate and Church Cottage, Riverside Road, Dittisham, Dartmouth, TQ6
  • Charming detached cottage
  • Grade II listed
  • Period features with extensive history
  • Central location in sought-after riverside village
  • Short drive to Dartmouth
  • Flexible accommodation, currently arranged as one property
  • 4/5 bedrooms, 4 reception rooms
  • Beautiful views across the village to the River Dart
  • Carpenter Oak framed room
  • Decked terrace




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1 - 3 Hauley Road Dartmouth Devon TQ6 9AA

Opening Hours

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


01803 839 190

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