AN EXCEPTIONAL RURAL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY
A courtyard of five beautiful cottages enjoying views over unspoilt countryside. Further building with consent for conversion to two spacious dwellings, together with remains of former farmhouse, gardens and grounds. About 1.2 acres. (Further land available by separate negotiation).
Lower Tideford Cottages & Barns occupy an enviable and peaceful rural position amidst unspoilt South Hams countryside. The nearby estuary of the River Dart offers excellent opportunities for sailing and boating with the charming village of Dittisham, being especially popular with its sailing club, post office/stores and two local inns. Historic Dartmouth is about 5 miles and has a noted marina, interesting range of shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries and educational provision. Totnes, celebrated for its historic buildings and diversity, is about 5 miles and offers further facilities and a mainline station to London Paddington.
Lower Tideford Cottages & Barns provide an important and rare opportunity to purchase a very profitable residential investment, currently producing excellent rental income. It comprises a complex of superbly converted Victorian stone barns providing five superbly appointed cottages, one of three bedrooms, three of two bedrooms and the remaining of one bedroom. The accommodation of the cottages is bright and generously proportioned with attractive character features. The majority of cottages enjoy wonderful countryside views. There is a communal courtyard and parking area. In addition, there is a substantial former livestock building which benefits from Class Q Permitted Development to convert into two very spacious contemporary style residences. There is a further barn incorporating games room and utility and the historic remains of the original Lower Tideford farmhouse, both buildings providing interesting potential, subject to planning consent. There are various lawned areas and additional land is available by separate negotiation.
- THE DARTMOUTH COTTAGE
The Dartmouth Cottage has three bedrooms with an en-suite to the master bedroom. A frame exposed trussed to the upstairs. A large sitting room with multi fuel/wood burner. Large farmhouse kitchen/diner. Oil fired central heating and double glazing throughout.
- THE CORNWORTHY COTTAGE
The Cornworthy Cottage has two bedrooms, one bathroom and an open plan living dining area with a galley farmhouse style kitchen at one end. Pine floor, vaulted ceiling with exposed A frame trusses. Oil-fired central heating and double glazed.
- SALCOMBE COTTAGE
Large open-plan dining/kitchen/living area with pine wood floor, vaulted ceiling and exposed roof trusses. The original threshing wheel is a stung feature of this two bedroomed cottage.
- DITTISHAM COTTAGE
Entrance to large living/dining/kitchen area with vaulted ceiling, exposed roof trusses. Down to 2 double bedrooms and family bathroom. Oil-fired central heating and double glazed.
- TUCKENHAY COTTAGE
Cosy and intimate, entrance to kitchen/living area with breakfast bar. Up a spiral staircase to double bedroom with French doors to outside, en-suite bathroom.
The property is approached by a well maintained driveway which opens into a superbly maintained communal yard, well tended lawns and various seating areas. Extensive shared parking.
There is a good range of outbuildings including a very substantial timber and block barn which houses a utility, laundry and former games room.
There is a substantial block and timber farm building which benefits from consent under permitted development, for two very spacious dwellings that will enjoy superb countryside views.
In addition, there are the historic remains of the original farmhouse and it is believed that these leave potential, subject to usual planning consents.
From the A38 Exeter - Plymouth expressway take the left hand turning to Totnes, A384. After about 5 miles, on reaching the outskirts of the town, turn right at traffic lights onto A381 signed to Dartmouth and Kingsbridge. Continue up the hill, over the traffic lights, past the left turn for Totnes, then take next left, half-way up the hill, signed Cornworthy, Dittisham and Bow Creek. Follow this road for approximately 3 miles, turn right down narrow lane to Bow Creek and Dittisham. Down the hill to the bottom, over Bow Bridge, follow the road to the left past the famous Waterman's Arms, along Bow Creek, past the equally famous Maltster's Arms through picturesque Tuckenhay, over stream, follow road bearing left, you will then pass a cottage on your left with a sign called Edgecombe Barn. Go straight on, up the hill 1/4 of a mile and turn right signed Tideford and Dartmouth. Bear right at small grassy island, then go past a cottage on your right called Kerswell up the hill, and Lower Tideford Farm is the first property on your left approached by its own long drive.