Totnes approx. 5.5 miles, South Brent approx. 6.8 miles, Plymouth approx. 21 miles, Exeter approx. 32.7 miles, Newton Abbot 13.9 approx. miles, Dartmouth 12 approx. miles, Ashburton 12.9 approx. miles. (London Paddington via Totnes Train Station approx. 2.45 hours).
Etheridge Farm Barn occupies a delightful position with some far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside towards Dartmoor and Haytor. The surrounding countryside is particularly unspoilt and provides excellent opportunities for outdoor pursuits, especially walking and riding. The nearby village of Diptford is about 2 miles and offers an excellent primary school whilst Totnes, gateway to the South Hams is approximately 5 miles. This celebrated market town, famed for its colour and diversity provides an interesting range of small shops, cafes and restaurants, galleries, secondary education and a mainline railway station to London Paddington. The South Devon coast, the Dartmoor National Park and the A38 dual carriageway are all within easy motoring distance.
Etheridge Farm Barn represents a rare opportunity to acquire a quality barn conversion with well laid out accommodation. The kitchen/diner on the ground floor leads out through sliding doors to the south facing courtyard garden, ideal for alfresco dining. Excellent use of valuated ceilings and roof lights allowing plenty of natural light throughout the property. Underfloor heating with oak wooden floors throughout, with the flexibility of a ground floor bedroom with ensuite. The detached stone studio is ideal for home office or potential for additional accommodation with separate storage. To the front of the property is a useful 1.6 acre paddock.
Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the internal finishes and light and airy feel throughout the property, as well as the far-reaching views.
Entering in through a glazed oak front door into the hall with oak staircase with glass balustrade leading to the first floor. Full height, vaulted ceiling reception hall enjoying plenty of natural light. Useful understairs cupboard. Separate W.C. and hand basin with cupboard for coats and or storage. Sitting room spanning the full width of the barn with dual aspect. Sliding doors opening into the inner courtyard garden. A further picture window overlooks the front lawns with views to the countryside beyond. Focal fireplace with bio ethanol fire. Ground floor double bedroom leads off of lounge with plenty of space for additional wardrobe and cupboards. Ensuite with hand wash basin, W.C. and shower enclosure.
Kitchen/Dining/Day room with dual aspect spanning the full width of the barn. Plenty of room for a formal dining table. Integrated shelving and storage, central island, integrated soft closing drawers and breakfast bar area. Space for an American style fridge/freezer. Cream gloss finish and chrome handled units by Nolte, under counter and wall mounted with granite worktop. A four-ring induction hob with extraction unit over. Integrated fan oven, combi oven and a further warming drawer. All the appliances and extraction unit are by De Dietrich. Useful walk-in pantry all shelved out with separate preparation sink, plumbing for dishwasher and hot water tap. Separate utility with sink and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Further space for cupboards storage and space for a free-standing fridge/freezer. Door to cupboard housing the hot water tank.
Oak staircase with glass balustrades leads to a galleried bridge landing enjoying plenty of natural light. Walk-in linen cupboard shelved out. Master Suite with ensuite and dressing room. Ensuite with freestanding standing bath and mixer tap with shower hand attachment. Hand wash basin and vanity unit, W.C. and bidet with a separate shower enclosure with monsoon shower head and hand attachment. Dressing room with rooflight and hanging rails and shelving. Master Bedroom with gable end window and door opening to ‘Juliet’ balcony with far reaching views towards Dartmoor. Bedroom Two - double bedroom with partially vaulted ceiling enjoying plenty of natural light with gable end doors and built-in wardrobe with hanging and shelves. Bedroom Three further double room with rooflight and views to Dartmoor, vaulted ceiling. Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a Jack and Jill style shower room with shower, W.C. and basin with storage under.
Detached Stone Studio
Currently used as part office part boot room. Office has two glazed oak doors with sky light, solid wooden oak floor and built-in storage cupboard. Connected to the mechanical heat exchange system.
Separate outside glazed oak door to separate storage room, currently used as a boot room and housing freezer. Drains and underfloor heating is already in situ ready for connection.
Gardens, Grounds and Paddock
The property owns its own driveway with a right of way benefitting the neighbour. The shared drive leads to its own private entrance and parking area. To the front is an expansive lawned area, also to the left of the main drive there is a small orchard area and pond. Plenty of scope for the green fingered to create further vegetable growing beds or orchard area. Gated entrance leads to a secluded manicured south facing courtyard garden, currently partly arranged as a decked area for alfresco dining and enjoying the afternoon sun, paved area overlooking an ornate pond and further lawn and hedging. The rear barn wall has a mixture of natural stone and lime render giving a warmth to this courtyard. A 1.6-acre Paddock with an entrance off the main driveway.
Planning Application Ref: 1999/23FUL
The property has planning for a garden room and boot room, giving an additional entrance.
Energy Performance Certificate
Currently rated as Band C.
Mechanical heat exchange system, air source heat pump (less than 12 months old), underfloor heating. Shared private drainage system shared with the neighbouring cottage. Mains water and mains electricity.
South Hams District Council Follaton House, Plymouth Rd, Totnes TQ9 5NE.
Strictly by telephone appointment through Rendells Estate Agents.
From Totnes proceed out onto Plymouth Road towards South Brent. After about 2.5 miles turn left at Shorter Cross, signed for Diptford. Proceed along this road for about 2 miles, towards Moreleigh, ignoring signs to Diptford village and any left hand turns until you reach Combeshead Cross, turn left signed Murtwell. Continue down the lane taking the next left to Etheridge. Then take the fourth turning on the right into the stone driveway signed Etheridge Farm and the Barn can be found on the next right.