Lower Tideford occupies 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 comprises a substantial and well presented country property with up to 30 acres of surrounding land. (Less acreage available by separate negotiation). The principal residence is a five-bedroomed farmhouse with bright and generously proportioned accommodation, together with a traditional stone courtyard of five cottages, all offered in good decorative order. There are further buildings, including an agricultural barn with consent for conversion to two further homes. In addition, the remains of a former farmhouse offer further potential, subject to planning consent. The long private drive opens into an extensive parking area and there are delightful lawned gardens. The land comprises predominantly rolling pasture, together with interesting sporting and conservation areas. The majority of the fields enjoy uninterrupted rural views.
To conclude; Lower Tideford presents a rare opportunity to purchase a beautifully situated rural property with excellent income generating attributes. A fine family house, cottages and land in the much favoured South Hams convenient for Dartmouth and Totnes.
THE MAIN HOUSE
Entrance porch into large south facing drawing room, light and bright. Nestor Martin oil-fired stove set in floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Sitting room with French doors to the garden, multi-fuelled woodburner stove set in inglenook fireplace, beamed ceiling. Study with glazed door to the garden and patio. Large farmhouse kitchen/diner with fitted appliances. Utility room with fitted cupboards, space for washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Cloakroom. Cupboard housing oil-fired central heating boiler. Stairs to a galleried landing. Master bedroom with vaulted ceiling with A frame wooden roof truss. En-suite bathroom with full bath and shower cubicle, WC and hand basin. 3 further double bedrooms. Fifth bedroom currently used as a dressing room. Family bathroom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Case Q development, for two very spacious dwellings that will enjoy superb countryside views. The reference number for the Case Q permission is 1697/17/PDM.
In addition, there are the historic remains of the original farmhouse and it is believed that these leave potential, subject to usual planning consents.
The property is approached by a well maintained driveway that opens into an extensive parking area with separation between the main house and cottages. There is a graveled terrace and large garden with lawns and mature trees. Double garage with up and over door and power, patio, beautiful views.
The property is surrounded by its own land which comprises of well drained and fenced pasture, some of which is of arable quality together with an area of light woodland, stream valley and pond offering an excellent and unspoilt conservation amenity.
The total grounds extend to about 30 acres (less land is available by negotiation).
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 is the first property on your left approached by its own long drive.