A beautifully restored Devon Longhouse together with detached 3 bedroom Coach House offering good income potential set in approximately 1 acre. EPC Rating F.
This is a place where one can enjoy tranquil seclusion without being isolated. The village amenities of Malborough are just 3/4 of a mile to the North West, including filling station station/shop, pubs, restaurants, church, primary school and the village hall. Ten minutes drive away is the bustling market town of Kingsbridge with excellent shopping facilities, sports centre and a highly rated school.
Salcombe itself lies beside one of the most beautiful estuaries in the world, with miles of sheltered water, perfect for sailing and boating. There are golden spectacular cliff walks over National Trust headlands leading to scattered coves. Within the town there is a good range of pubs, restaurants and select leisurewear shops, together with waterfront quays and mooring pontoons.
There are gold courses nearby at Thurlestone, Bigbury and Dartmouth, whilst the famous Dartmoor National Park is only 15 miles to the North. There are mainline rail stations at Totnes and Newton Abbot and a regional airport at Exeter.
Lower Collaton Farm is a fine example of a Devon Longhouse, the oldest part of which is thought to date back at least 450 years. From its wonderful South facing position it enjoys splendid views over surrounding countryside.
The house has in recent years been skilfully restored and refurbished to an exceptionally high standard and the accommodation includes three well proportioned reception rooms, a splendid farmhouse kitchen and four bedrooms.
To the East of the main house The Coach House has been converted in the last few years into a really comfortable and attractive detached cottage, with separate residential planning to the farmhouse and providing excellent accommodation for family, guests or with good letting potential.
By the entrance to the Coach House there is a further paved sun terrace/sitting out area which is private and secluded from the main house.
Facing into the forecourt there is a further detached double garage with two pairs of wooden double doors. Inspection pit, light and power. To the side a flight of steps passes two stone rounded pillars and leads down to a Woodstore.
Strictly by appointment with the agents, Marchand Petit. Tel 01548 844473
A path of slate leads from the gravelled parking area at the side of the house to a traditional wooden front door to:-
Sloping ceiling with Velux windows. Terracotta tiled floor. Walls partly stone faced and painted exposed timber lintel over doorway. Built-in cloaks cupboard.
WC. Wash basin. Terracotta tiled floor.
Generous in size and well lit by casement and Velux windows. Very well fitted base cupboards with glass fronts and tall cupboards. Work surfaces with tiled surrounds and inset shallow Belfast Sink. space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Recessed cupboard housing boiler for domestic hot water and central heating. Terracotta tiled floor.
Staircase rising to first floor with understairs storage cupboards. Feature oak arch with decorative carving. Original front door with bevelled glass panel opening to:-
Pitched roof. The opening to front garden is adorned with a pretty clematis.
South facing casement windows with window seats overlooking the garden. East facing window overlooking the garden. East facing window overlooking the forecourt. Corner fireplace with open grate fitted with woodburning stove, raised hearth and solid oak mantel. Oak central ceiling beam. Wiring for Bose sound system. Double doors to:-
North and East facing windows. Painted ceiling beams. Arched recess with display shelving and cupboards beneath. Radiator covers.
Farmhouse Kitchen/breakfast Room
A well proportioned room which is light and airy with South facing French doors and side panels opening onto a slate terrace with the garden beyond. Central oak ceiling beam. Slate tiled floor. Shaker style base and wall cupboards. Extensive work surfaces in granite and beech. Stainless steel sink. Ceramic tiled surrounds. Green Aga cooker (LPG fired) set in large recess with Neff oven and four ring ceramic hob to one side. Integrated Neff fridge/freezer. Plumbed in Neff dishwasher.
South facing French doors opening onto paved sun terrace and garden. West facing window. Fireplace with wood surround and mantel, slate hearth and fitted with woodburning stove. Two built-in shelved cupboards.
Sloping ceiling with Velux window. West and North facing windows overlooking the garden. Built-in Chubb safe.
Lit by North facing window. Access to roof space.
South and East facing casement windows with window seats and fine views over the garden and countryside beyond. At the entrance to the bedroom there are built-in wardrobe cupboards and opposite a walk-in airing cupboard with shelving. On the other side of the bedroom an arched opening leads to a further walk-in wardrobe with window and window seat.
En Suite Bathroom
A spacious room with North and East facing windows. Bath. Double shower cubicle. Wash hand basin. Bidet. WC. Ladder towel rail. Partly tiled walls.
South facing window with window seat and views to woodland and fields. Built-in storage cupboard.
South facing window with good views. Built-in corner wardrobe cupboard.
South facing window with good views. Recessed wardrobe cupboard. Recessed shelved cupboards.
Bath. Wash hand basin. Shower cubicle. WC. North and West facing windows. Heated towel rail. Shelved cupboard. Partly tiled walls.
The Coach House
A flight of steps from the gravelled forecourt leads up to a paved terrace with double glazed sliding patio doors opening to:-
Sitting Room/dining Room
A bright and well lit room with South facing window in addition to the patio door. Sloping ceiling with exposed roof trusses and North facing Velux windows. Exposed painted stonework to the gable wall where there is a huge timber lintel. Open plan to:-
Base cupboards and drawers. Inset stainless steel sink. Ceramic tiled surrounds. Built-in Neff electric oven with four ring ceramic hob and extractor hood over. Dishwasher. Built-in fridge. Plumbing for washing machine. Exposed timber ceiling beams. Spiral staircase rising to second floor.
Tiled shower cubicle. Wash hand basin. WC. Ceramic tiled floor. Ladder towel rail. Exposed ceiling beams.
Bedroom 3 Coach House
Sloping ceiling with exposed roof trusses and timbers. Two Velux windows. Raised platform for beds.
Understairs storage cupboard.
Bedroom 1 Coach House
Wide opening with large timber lintel and attractive arch incorporating French door and windows facing South and opening onto forecourt. Built-in wardrobe cupboard. Door to:-
En Suite Bathroom 1
Bath with shower over and shower screen. Wash hand basin. WC. Ceramic tiled floor. Partly tiled walls. Ladder towel rail.
Bedroom 2 Coach House
Wide opening with timber lintel featuring arched windows and French doors opening onto forecourt. Built-in wardrobe cupboard. Door to:-
En Suite Bathroom 2
Bath with shower over and screen. Wash hand basin. WC. Ceramic tiled floor. Partly tiled walls. Ladder towel rail.
The property is approached over a private tarmac driveway leading down to a five bar gate opening onto a gravelled forecourt and parking area with ample space for several cars.
Attached to the West gable of the house.
Delightful gardens surround the property, including well kept lawn, herbaceous borders, shrubs, specimen trees and fruit trees. The front and the side of the house are festooned with a variety of climbing plants and vines. There is a sunny slate paved terrace outside the kitchen/breakfast room and a further paved terrace at the back which catches the evening sun.
Detached double garage with two pairs of wooden double doors. Power, Light and outside tap
Private pressurized fresh water supply. Private drainage to septic tank. Mains electricity, LPG fired central heating to radiators.
Lower Collaton Farm lies inside the parish of Salcombe and about a mile, as the crow flies, from the estuary. The property is at the end of a quiet country lane and nestles peacefully towards the head of a valley which leads via footpaths to North Sands beach and the coast path beyond.
Turn off the A381 Kingsbridge to Salcombe road at the centre of the village of Malborough, heading due South and following the signposts for Collaton. Proceed to the very edge of the village and then turn left at Collaton Cross, signposted Collaton. At the next junction bear right, signposted Lower collaton and follow this road to the very end where it leads into the driveway leading to Lower Collaton Farm.
Salcombe 3 miles, Kingsbridge 4 miles, Totnes 16 miles (Paddington about 3 hours)
24 Fore Street Salcombe Devon TQ8 8ET
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday viewings by appointment
01548 844 473