Yetson House, Ashprington, Totnes, TQ9
- 5 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- 3 Reception Rooms
5 bedroom house under offer
- Reference Number TOT190058
- Agent Marchand Petit Totnes
- Agent Number 01803 847 979
Guide price £2,250,000
About this property
Yetson House has an eclectic creative atmosphere set within the walls of this exceptional Grade II listed Georgian house. Exquisitely restored to provide flexible accommodation with Yetson Barn and Courtyard Barn encompassed by magnificently landscaped gardens and woodland of approximately 8 acres. Together with vineyard, walled garden, outdoor heated pool, triple garage and barn workshop.
Yetson House is situated in a pretty hamlet about a mile from the villages of Ashprington and Tuckenhay overlooking the Harbourne River valley leading to Bow Creek, which feeds into the River Dart estuary. The South Hams is renowned for its outstanding rolling countryside and excellent sailing facilities in the nearby centres of Dartmouth & Salcombe. Ashprington boasts a strong community centred around a pretty 16th Century church and superb inn, with the wonderful Sharpham Vineyard nearby. The attractive and yet quiet hamlet is well located for both Totnes and Dartmouth with their extensive facilities. The bustling medieval market town of Totnes has a mainline railway station giving direct connections to London Paddington. There is also excellent access to the A38 Devon Expressway, linking Plymouth and Exeter where it joins the M5.
Set in the picturesque rolling countryside of the South Hams, Yetson House is a quirky but cosy country home. Believed to date back to the 1830's and packed with character features. The interior has a comfortable city vibe combined with modern conveniences all within an elegant period property suiting a varying of needs. For families it has excellent access to good private and state schools and the barns offer versatility for those wanting an additional income. The impressive grounds have been landscaped and extensively planted with its own vineyard and bar area, complemented by a large outdoor heated pool and private terraced areas the property offers a wonderful life style opportunity.
Yetson Barn has a contemporary air with character, offering income potential or multi-generational living along with many options for working from home in peaceful lofty surroundings, with Courtyard Barn currently acting as an extension to the main house which is ideal for those indulgent dinner parties and entertaining.
The house has handsomely proportioned rooms with many original period features including flagstone floorings, marble fireplaces and windows with working shutters. An entrance porch opens to the hall with an elegant staircase to a galleried landing. The drawing room and sitting room have original marble fireplaces with a fitted wood burner in the drawing room and open fire to the sitting room. A ''foodies' dream, the kitchen/ breakfast room has a fabulous bespoke kitchen with marble worktops, a central island and original ceiling meat hooks with the accommodation spilling through to the formal dining room. There is a separate utility with cloakroom and a basement wine cellar. On the upper floors there are 5 bedrooms, including 2 attic bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The impressive master suite has a study and an en-suite bathroom with freestanding roll top bath and walk-in double shower and feature arched windows.
To the east of the house a separate driveway leads to the detached stone barn, converted in 1996 to create Yetson Barn which is full of country charm with wonderful vaulted ceilings and far reaching country views. Set on 3 floors, there are 4 bedrooms on the ground floor with 2 bathrooms. The living accommodation on the first floor comprising of 2 main reception rooms, a kitchen and shower room. Finally, the galleried mezzanine floor provides a stunning master bedroom looking over to the reception rooms.
From the lane the entrance driveway leads through stone pillars over a cattle grid to a gravel driveway which provides ample parking with a triple garage and barn workshop to one side. Gentle paved pathways lead around the house, to a courtyard and up to the swimming pool, 39 ft x 18 ft, with a wonderful private stone terrace, besides which is a useful detached pool room with utility area, showers, changing rooms and W.C. Behind the house is a magical walled garden with vineyard planted with Pinot Noir vines created by the current Director of Wines at Sharpham Wines. There are gates to its own paddock and woodland with specially created paths for quiet, contemplative walks. The grounds of approximately 8 acres are beautifully landscaped with well stocked herbaceous borders and mature trees providing various areas to sit and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this lovely spot.
From Totnes take the A381 towards Kingsbridge after a short distance turn left signposted for Ashprington and Bow Bridge after about 1.5 miles and at Ashprington Cross turn right signposted to Bow Bridge. Proceed down the hill to the bottom and over the bridge turn right beside the Waterman’s Arms and Yetson will be found up this lane on the right-hand side.
A38 Devon Express Way 9 miles • Totnes 3½ miles • Exeter 32 miles • The Coast 7 miles
(Distances are approximate)
WatersideThe Plains Totnes Devon TQ9 5YS
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday viewings by appointment
01803 847 979