In the historic Warfleet area of Dartmouth, near the creek from which ships sailed to the Crusades, a majestic, Grade II listed, late Georgian house with lovely long views of the River Dart, built by a wealthy merchant for his daughter. It looks across to Nat. Trust woodland, through which a footpath leads to the Coast Path.
A sharply sweeping driveway climbs up steeply from the road through the sloping garden (unfenced stream) to the parking area. Along the front of the house, a romantic terrace (table/chairs, barbecue) for enjoying the view; on a lower level, a lawned terrace (table/chairs) and, down a flight of steps, an area for games and fun.
Porch (for boots/coats). Comfy reception area/sitting room with woodburner and Bluetooth music system. Living room with woodburner, smart TV and those views. Dining room with piano and woodburner. Kitchen (dishwasher, freezer, larder fridge, electric range-style oven/gas hob); utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, loo).
Stairs up to first floor and four bedrooms: a double (6' zip-linked bed or twin) with smart TV, walk-through wardrobe to en suite bathroom (suite with roll-top bath plus hand-shower and separate shower); a double (5' bed, footboard) with en suite shower-room (suite); and a double (5' bed) and twin (limited clothes-hanging space) with inter-connecting door. Bathroom (suite with roll-top bath plus hand-shower and separate shower).
More stairs up to two further bedrooms under the eaves:
a big family room with twin, day bed and futon with en suite shower-room, and a double (5' bed) with sloping beams. Children’s games/living room with smart TV. Bathroom (suite plus hand-shower).
The owners occasionally use a small cottage attached to the side of house. Damages Deposit £500. Arrival after 4pm.
A fabulous family house within walking distance of Dartmouth’s vibrant town centre with its excellent restaurants, family-friendly cafés, interesting shops and galleries.
Dartmouth: once a famous Elizabethan port, it has the loveliest old town centre in Devon, beside the harbour and broad-wooded river full of boats and with views to Kingswear. Many 16th/17th cent. timbered buildings (including pubs), narrow streets, pretty shops, good restaurants. Nearest beach, 2 miles. Boat trips to Totnes or (car ferries) to Torbay. Tours of Britannia Royal Naval College. Boats for hire (fishing). Golf, 4 miles. Regatta in August; music festival in May.
Three levels. Six bedrooms. Four first floor bedrooms: 1 x super king double (can convert to twin) with TV, walk-through wardrobe and en suite bathroom with roll top bath, hand shower, separate shower, WC and basin, 1 x king size double with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x king size double and 1 x twin with interconnecting door. Bathroom with roll top bath, hand shower, separate shower, WC, basin. Two second floor bedrooms: 1 x family room with twin, day bed and futon with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x king size double. Bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC, basin. Children’s games/sitting room. Ground floor WC with basin. 2 x sitting rooms with wood burning stoves. Dining room with wood burning stove. Kitchen. Utility room.
DARTMOUTH Totnes 12 miles. Dartmouth lies on the banks of the beautiful River Dart estuary in the popular and picturesque South Hams area of South Devon. Located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to the coast, Dartmouth is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Devon. It offers a stunning waterfront, ancient narrow streets lined with boutique shops, restaurants and art galleries plus many local events such as the annual Dart Music Festival and the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta. There are many interesting cycling and walking routes around Dartmouth, including the South West Coast Path, the Dart Valley Trail and plenty of quiet country lanes. A trip on the Dartmouth Steam Railway through picturesque countryside to Paignton is a must, and so is a boat trip across to Kingswear and on to Brixham, a pretty little harbour town. For those seeking some beach activities, there is a wide choice in the South Hams area such as Blackpool Sands and Slapton Sands, both extremely popular sandy beaches are a stone's throw from Dartmouth. A relaxing location in South Devon.