A rare opportunity to purchase a unique farmhouse in one of the most sought after areas in the South Hams. Nestled amongst the rolling countryside at Start Point this fabulous home offers peace and tranquility with a comfortable and elegant style. The house is positioned in a pretty courtyard and was renovated from a derelict farmhouse in 1991. It has retained much character and has the most wonderful sitting room with three walls of bi-folding doors opening to the garden and large terrace with fabulous west facing panoramic countryside views.
To one side of the courtyard is a detached barn which has a one bedroom apartment on the first floor with gym and storage below.
To another side is a further detached stone barn, currently used for storage.
Opposite and slightly uphill of the main property is a very large detached barn with stables and garaging, surrounded by approximately 20 acres of gently rolling fields, from where you have a superb 360 degree view taking in the sea towards Dartmouth and surrounding countryside.
Open porch with oak seats to either side with door to hall with two internal windows looking into the kitchen and snug. Staircase with painted balustrade rail.
A beautiful room having window to the front with oak window seat and window to the rear with deep oak display sill. Inglenook fireplace with stone hearth, oak lintel above and fitted with large wood burning stove.
A spectacular room with breathtaking views having bi-folding doors to three aspects. Amtico flooring. Recessed ceiling with oak coving. Electric coal effect fire set on a stone hearth. Built-in cupboard with display shelving above.
Pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Window. Built-in airing cupboard.
Kitchen / Dining Room
Charming room with window overlooking the courtyard. French doors to the rear garden with exposed timber lintel above. Feature painted stone fireplace with brick hearth and multi fuel stove. Solid chestnut floor based cupboards and drawers. Twin Belfast sink set within a solid granite worktop. Dual fuel Brittania Range cooker, electric ovens, gas hob and grill plate with extractor hood above. Integrated dishwasher. Integrated Smeg electric oven set within a chestnut central island unit with maple worktop. Solid chestnut dresser unit.
Utility / Boot Room
Spacious utility room with doors opening to the courtyard and rear garden. Ceramic tiled flooring. Painted wood cladding to dado height. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Space for an American style fridge/freezer with built-in storage units to the side and above. Two built-in storage cupboards. Electric panel heater. Walk-in larder. Walk-in coat cupboard. Pull down loft ladder opening to a fully boarded loft with Velux skylight.
Vaulted ceilings with exposed oak roof truss and purlins. Range of oak display cases and book shelves. End gable wall has exposed painted stone work with two high windows with exposed lintels above. Multi-fuel wood burning stove set on a brick hearth with arch above. Amtico flooring. Bi-folding doors to one wall opening out to a private walled garden.
Temperature controlled bespoke wine room with fitted oak wine racks to three walls.
First Floor Landing
Window to rear aspect. Painted balustrade rail. Double doors to the staircase to the second floor.
Master Bedroom Suite
Stunning suite with vaulted ceiling, exposed roof truss and purlins. Triple aspect windows affording wonderful views down the valley. EN-SUITE BATHROOM with jacuzzi bath and fully tiled double shower cubicle with rain fall shower head and separate hand held shower attachment. Twin wash hand basins. Wall mounted mirrors. Painted timber cladding to dado height. DRESSING ROOM with built-in wardrobes to two walls.
Bedrooms 2 and 3
Two lovely double bedrooms, one with window overlooking the rear garden, one with window overlooking the central courtyard and exposed timber lintel's above, built-in wardrobes.
Bath with Mira Event shower above. Pedestal wash hand basin. WC. Painted wood cladding to dado height. Part tiled walls. Chrome heated towel rail.
Versatile room with painted balustrade rail. Vaulted ceiling with exposed roof timbers. Two Velux skylights. Exposed painted stone walls. Built-in shelving. Low door to partly boarded loft storage.
There is a stone wall to the front of the property with stone pillars opening to a gravel drive, bounded by a low stone wall with lawned garden extending around the property. From the drive there are steps taking you down past a planted heather and rose border down to a central courtyard with the house, annexe and detached barn.
Detached Barn Annexe
The lower floor is a store room with window to the front and steps down to a gym with further window. Wood effect Amtico flooring. On the first floor is a delightful one bedroom apartment with: KITCHEN: Cupboards, sink with drainer and space for a free standing electric cooker. BATHROOM: White suite comprising bath with power shower above. Pedestal wash hand basin. WC. Built-in cupboard which houses the factory insulated hot water cylinder. LIVING ROOM/BEDROOM: Vaulted ceiling with exposed roof trusses. Windows to the front. Built-in wardrobe. MEZZANINE: Steps up with painted balustrade rail. Restricted head room. Two Velux skylights with fitted blinds. Loft storage.
Open double garage and workshop. Water pump for well water. Above the workshop is a store room with electric light accessed via steps from the lane.
Detached Barns and Land
A short distance from the courtyard is a gravel track and timber gate lead to the land and barns. The barn is divided into individual areas:- THREE STABLES, FOOD STORE, TACK ROOM and WC. Garage with roller door with power and light. OPEN BARN with central walkway with large open store areas to either side. The 20 acres of land is gently rolling and has fantastic views over Start Bay, Dartmouth and up to the moors. Temporary heli-port and wind sock.
Mains electric. Private water and drainage.
Currently Band F
South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234.
Fixtures and Fittings
All items in the written text of these particulars are included in the sale. All others are expressly excluded regardless of inclusion in any photographs. Purchasers must satisfy themselves that any equipment included in the sale of the property is in satisfactory order.
The property is Freehold.
Very strictly by appointment only through Marchand Petit Prime Waterfront & Country House Department 01548 857588.
Please contact the office for directions to the property.
Kingsbridge 9 miles; Dartmouth 14 miles; A38 Devon Expressway 25 miles
94 Fore Street Kingsbridge Devon TQ7 1PP
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday viewings by appointment
01548 857 588