Harberton, Totnes, Devon, TQ9


  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms

5 bedroom house sold

  • Reference Number TOT230201
  • Agent Marchand Petit Totnes
  • Agent Number 01803 847 979

Guide price £1,250,000

About this property

A superb 5/6 bedroom detached country house set within approx. 5 acres with glorious views of rolling countryside and located on the outskirts of the desirable village of Harberton.

A most impressive, detached country house with 16th Century Origins set comfortably within 5 acres of land and beautiful mature grounds enjoying magnificent far-reaching views across the well-established gardens to a south facing valley of rolling farmland. The property lies on the outskirts of the desirable village of Harberton and less than 3 miles from Totnes.

The accommodation is flexible with 5/6 bedrooms and no less than three bathrooms arranged on the first floor with a potential one-bedroom annexe which is currently used as a home office and large utility area. The kitchen/breakfast room forms the hub of the house with an oil-fired AGA and plenty of room for family dining. The dining room is substantial and has a serving area to one side which could be used as a library with a comfortable drawing room and study located at the far end of the property.

Although Friendsleigh, like so many Devon properties, had humble 16th century origins the property was extended with a handsome regency extension and in later years and a glazed extension has been added to form a charming garden/everyday room.

Outside the gardens and extensive grounds are a particular feature of the property offering a high degree of privacy and elevated views across rolling countryside. There is a range of outbuildings including a detached double garage and an outdoor kitchen area, perfect for alfresco entertaining.

Services: Mains electric and water, drainage via septic tank, oil fired central heating.

Harberton village is within a short distance of Totnes market town, the commercial centre for the South Hams. This part of Devon is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty, with Dartmoor National Park to the north and stunning beaches and coastline ten miles to the south. Harberton village has a strong community, which centres around the parish hall, St Andrew's Church and the well-regarded Church House Inn. The nearby medieval market town of Totnes has a mainline railway station giving direct connections to London Paddington. There is easy access to the A38 Devon Expressway, linking Plymouth and Exeter where it joins the M5. Schooling in the area is excellent with a number of well-regarded primary and secondary schools. Totnes boasts a market as well as a good selection of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and inns.

On leaving the Totnes office of Marchand Petit proceed along Station Road to the first set of traffic lights. Turn left sign posted for Kingsbridge and Dartmouth (A381). At a dip in the road with marked chevrons turn right sign posted for Harberton. Turn left at the T-Junction and pass through Harberton village and proceed out of the village, over a hump backed bridge. After climbing approximately 75 yards there will be a turning on the left hand side. Proceed along this road some 700/800 yards and the driveway to Friendsleigh House will be found on the left hand side.

Totnes Rail Station, 3 miles Exeter 29 miles Plymouth 22 miles (approximately)

Key Features

Harberton, Totnes, Devon, TQ9
  • Superb period features with 16th Century origins
  • Farmhouse style kitchen and large utility/boot room
  • 5/6 Bedrooms (2 en-suite) and family bathroom
  • Magnificent south facing views over rolling farmland
  • Games room or potential annexe
  • Beautiful established garden and grounds approx. 5 acres
  • Private drive, ample parking and double garage




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Sunday viewings by appointment


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