Folly Cottage, Winstone Lane, Brixton, Plymouth, PL8

Folly Cottage

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms

3 bedroom house sold

  • Reference Number NEW200032
  • Agent Marchand Petit Newton Ferrers
  • Agent Number 01752 873 311

Guide price £579,950

About this property

An immensely characterful semi-detached cottage with extensive gardens, most useful range of buildings, and paddock, totalling in all about 3.38 acres, in a little known rural setting close to the Yealm Estuary.

In a secluded location off a quiet, no through road, lane about half a mile south of the centre of Brixton Village, Folly Cottage is in a tranquil setting with remarkable privacy within the South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Only a short walk from the bank of a tidal creek off the Yealm Estuary this is perfect setting for those seeking an unspoilt truly rural location but within very easy reach of village facilities and good road links to Plymouth, and the South Hams.

Brixton is a well-equipped village with a primary school, children's nursey, Post Office, church, the Foxhound pub, Just William's restaurant, and a regular bus route to Plymouth City Centre.

The old cottage, which is attached but private from its neighbour, is of considerable age, but has been carefully and thoughtfully improved over the years resulting in the attractive and well equipped home that it is today. Boasting exposed beams, fireplaces with woodburning fires, traditional style windows, and all the welcoming character that this type of property can offer it is complimented by some exceptional outdoor attractions. A secluded patio leads to a cherished and well stocked garden with large lawn areas, barbecue area, hot tub, and a delightful studio/summerhouse. The range of outbuildings is extensive, providing good storage, garaging and workshop facilities, all with good vehicular access from the drive.

The gardens are informal, and in addition to the well tended lawn areas of just under an acre, there are natural copse areas, and a large field of just under two and a half acres.

From Plymouth take the A379 Kingsbridge road to Brixton. Continue eastwards through the village, passing the church on the left, the Post Office, and then turn right into Winstone Lane shortly after passing Red Lion Hill on the right. **Follow the road straight down the hill. This become a small lane. Follow the road under the bridge and the property will be found on the right (the gate into the drive is the first on the right after the bridge).
From Yealmpton on the A379 take the first road on the left upon entering the village and before the bus stop (Winstone Lane), and follow as above**.

Village facilities 0.5 mile. Plymouth City Centre/waterfront 5 miles, A38 3.5 miles.

Key Features

Folly Cottage, Winstone Lane, Brixton, Plymouth, PL8
  • Attached character cottage of about 1253 sq ft (116.4 sq m)
  • Beamed and characterful, well-presented, interior
  • Solar panels and woodburner
  • Cabin/studio with shower/wc
  • Large garage/workshop of about 410 sq ft (38 sq m)
  • Extensive parking for many vehicles
  • Large well-maintained garden adjoining open fields
  • In all about 3.38 acres. Cottage and garden just under an acre




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Opening Hours

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


01752 873 311

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