The Ridings, Cockington Village, Torquay, TQ2

The Ridings

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms

3 bedroom barn conversion sold

  • Reference Number TOT210248
  • Agent Marchand Petit Totnes
  • Agent Number 01803 847 979

Guide price £675,000

About this property

A beautiful barn conversion situated in the lovely village of Cockington providing a bright and spacious home with unique and historic character.

This beautiful barn conversion provides a bright and spacious family home with unique and historic character.

The accommodation is arranged over three floors with a flexible layout allowing the new owner to customise the space to perfectly meet their own requirements.

The ground floor provides three large double bedrooms (each currently has a super-king size bed) and two bathrooms. The first floor offers an extensive living area which is essentially ''open plan' in design while the space is divided into three main areas to give a perfect combination of space and cosiness. The second floor has two mezzanine areas which both overlook the living room.

Ground floor: A wide front door opens into the exceptionally large and welcoming reception hall. From here, doors open on either side into the first two bedrooms and the family bathroom.

The bathroom features a bespoke Matki glass shower, mirrored cabinets with ''hands free' LED lighting, and an enclosed area with plumbing for a washing machine. There is a natural Welsh slate floor with under-floor heating. A further door gives access to a full Finnish sauna. It is believed that the area occupied by the sauna room was originally designed to provide en-suite facilities to the adjoining bedroom and it would probably be fairly straightforward to reinstate this plan should the new owner wish to do so.

An attractive curved wall leads to the first short flight of stairs to the half landing, from where a semi spiral stair leads down to the largest bedroom. This generous space, with a remarkably spacious en-suite bathroom (with plumbing for a washing machine) is accessed internally by its own staircase and externally by a stable door leading off the enclosed courtyard with pond and patio to the front of the house. The space would lend itself to a variety of uses, either as a stunning master suite or to provide completely self-contained accommodation for guests or a family member, providing for multi-generation living.

First floor: Returning to the half landing, four steps lead up to the stunning vaulted main living accommodation which occupies the largest and central part of this floor. The original features of the barn can be seen here in the exposed roof timbers and the huge windows giving a view of the nearby cottages and the fields and woods beyond. Light and views are also gained through two roof-lights on the opposite side of the living room.

The kitchen-dining room has a range of base and wall units, a Bosch oven, Neff gas hob, Bosch dishwasher, and space for a fridge freezer. A stable door gives access to an external staircase linking the kitchen to the enclosed walled patio at the front of the house. The dining area has built-in painted cupboards and enough space for a 10-seater table. The original openings of the barn are maintained in the wall of windows making the space bright and appealing.

Stairs rise from here to the galleried mezzanine living area which has a large window looking towards the pretty historic buildings and fields to the east. This is currently used as an office and would also make a wonderful playroom or hobby room. (There could also be potential to create a fourth bedroom here STP.)

At the other end of this floor is an additional sitting room or garden room with glazed doors to the rear patio and large private gardens. This room has a wide entrance with double doors that can be closed to create an alternative space that is more private and enclosed, enabling the rooms to be used in varied ways to suit the different needs of a family.

Cloakroom facilities (a handy ''gardener's loo') can also be found here. A pull-down ladder gives access to the second mezzanine area, currently used as a storage loft.

The sunny and spacious gardens are a glorious feature of this home. The current owners are keen growers of produce and there are a number of well managed and productive raised beds as well as a greenhouse, potting sheds and other fruit and vegetable growing areas. The ornamental borders are well stocked with a variety of beautiful shrubs and perennials, offering year round interest and screening. The landscape beyond the garden has many trees that add to the sense of greenness and privacy. Wildlife is catered for too, as the garden is visited by many species of birds, amphibians, pollinating insects and at least one hedgehog!

This idyllic village is hidden in a deep valley just one mile from the bustle of Torquay where there are golden beaches, cliff walks, golf courses and plenty of recreational facilities. From here narrow winding lanes give access to the beautiful chocolate box cottages, old English gardens, thatched gift shops and Cockington Forge. Nearby Cockington Court has 450 acres of parkland, woodland and lakes to explore and on the edge of the woods is the famous Gamekeeper's Cottage dating back to the 16th century. In the village is the Drum Inn where families are welcome to partake in a varied menu of food and drink and children can play in the safe gardens. A footpath through the Drum's gardens opens onto the village cricket ground which provides the venue for many open-air events throughout the year. The nearby towns of Totnes and Newton Abbot have rail networks linking the South West with London and The North together with the Devon Expressway providing road access to the A38 linking in with the M5.

From the Totnes office of Marchand Petit proceed over the Vire Island Bridge into Bridgetown. At the T-junction turn right heading towards Torbay. At True Street corner turn left sign posted for berry Pomeroy and Marldon. In the village of Marldon pass over the mini roundabout then a further roundabout until you reach the ring road. Pass straight over into Preston Down Road and continue on this road taking a left at the end, stay on this road until you reach the traffic lights. At the traffic lights take a left onto Torquay road, stay on this road passing the 'welcome to Torquay sign and take the left hand turn just before the Livermead House Hotel follow this road passing left over the double roundabout onto Cockington lane and the property will be found on the left hand side.

Totnes 17 miles Exeter 37 miles Plymouth 58 miles (approximately)

Key Features

The Ridings, Cockington Village, Torquay, TQ2
  • Beautiful village location
  • Characterful barn conversion
  • Offering flexible accommodation
  • 3 double bedrooms
  • Open plan living space
  • Useful mezzanine levels
  • Sunny spacious well-maintained gardens




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Sunday viewings by appointment


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