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East Cornworthy, Totnes, TQ9

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14 Mayors Avenue, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9NG

01803 835788

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One could have stepped back in time as we pull up to the ample driveway of the former
milking parlour at East Cornworthy Barton. The whole hamlet would not be out of place in
The Darling Buds of May, with it’s unspoilt views of pasture, paddocks, country lanes, local
stone buildings and wisteria-laden farmhouses. East Cornworthy Barton is a charming barn
conversion, perfectly in-keeping with the chocolate box scenery. Pause for a moment to take
in the sights and sounds of a bygone era, for there is only the joyous melody of nature here,
chirping birds, buzzing insects, occasional rustling of leaves in the breeze. To live here is an
escape from modern life, a step away from the daily grind.

The luminescent hallway exposes the secret behind the traditional local stone facade, but the light Farmhouse tiling, and magnificent staircase are only a hint at this fine example of a barn conversion.

To the right we are drawn into the kitchen, a modern twist on the typical farmhouse, with good quality in frame timber shaker units in cream with warm-toned granite worktops. Plenty of space for seating all of the family with a large kitchen table. High-end appliances and great lighting make this a efficient space.

A central chimney creates a privacy wall whilst also keeping the kitchen open to the grand living room. Marvel at the exposed oak beam complimented by the honey-toned engineered
wooden flooring serving as a backdrop to the magnificent fire place. A large multi-fuel burner stands proud between the kitchen and the rest of the space, creating an intimate space in this spacious room. Imagine cozy evenings with your loved ones curled up in front of the roaring fire long after sunsets on an eventful day boating on the river.

Drift to the rear of this room now to a second seating area opposite the huge glazed doors, drink in the uninterupted view over the garden, to the rolling Devon hills as far as the eye can see. Beyond the doors is a fabulous south-facing stone-lined terrace, a splendid spot for the large dining table and lunch basking in the sunshine.

Weave your way back through to the hallway now. From the very rear of the property looking all the way through to the hallway, we get a sense of the vastness of this property, not least when we pass through the hallway, past the handy WC and enormous utility room to the first bedroom. This is a grand size, with a superb built-in wardrobe and an enviable en-suite wet room. Clever lighting highlights the oak beams whilst creating a cozy haven.

Wind up the impressive staircase now and onto the landing, an unusually incandescent and fabulous space in itself. The partially exposed oak trusses and modern glazing with views out over the surrounding countryside make us dawdle slowly around this unusual transitional space.

A great family bathroom with separate shower is accessed from here as well as a fantastic sized ‘glory hole’. The third door in this side of the house leads us to a second bedroom, another great sized more- than-double bedroom, for this is set up with a double and single bed and there is still plenty of room for the chunky wardrobe and dressing table.

Dawdle across the landing again to the third spacious twin bedroom and on to the master - a cavernous space with vaulted ceilings dual aspect views out over beautiful Devonshire countryside and another enormous en-suite. All bedrooms are carpeted and decorated in a neutral palette, the furniture is in-keeping with the modern farmhouse aesthetic which suits the property perfectly.

Spiral back downstairs now to explore the outside space. Directly opposite the front door and close to the kitchen on the pretty lawn is a second seating and barbecue area, nestled behind a shelter of grand Amelia bushes. Already, in very early spring, this pretty garden is awash with colour, the well-maintained flat lawn sweeps around the front and side of the property, leading to the afore-mentioned stone terrace patio. From here we notice the attractive tile-hung side elevation.

To the other side now and a handy built-in store housing the oil fuelled boiler. With its own double door entrance, it is perfect for sailing paraphernalia. Directly opposite are two connected large out buildings crying out for renovation, in the same local stone with some fantastic original features. Both have the potential for two storeys so the possibilities are endless!

Within moments of the front door there is so much on offer for young and old. Just across the pretty lane, a picturesque public right of way leads to nearby Dittisham, a bustling coastal village with plenty to offer: The Dart Valley trail is nearby with its winding coastal paths and stunning beaches. Admire the panoramic vista at the top of Fire Beacon Hill which attests to the area’s naval heritage. Take a small ferry boat over the Dart to visit Greenway, the former home of Agatha Christie. The Ham fields and playground by the river is a wonderful space for children and water sport enthusiasts will appreciate the numerous activities on offer including a sailing school.

Dartmouth is within easy reach and provides a comprehensive selection of options including independent delicatessens, butcher, bakers and a renowned fish market, complimented by Sainsburys and Marks and Spencer. For fine dining a generous selection awaits including the elegant Seahorse Bistro, perfect for a special occasion.

Visit the ever-popular Ferry Boat Inn alongside the river Dart. Grab the coveted window seat and watch the water traffic pass serenely by while enjoying a drink or leisurely lunch. There is a village shop and pub in Dittisham, within reasonable walking distance or a short car journey, well stocked with local artisan produce, along with a post office - the village hub.

The Coastal House use all reasonable endeavours to supply accurate property information in line with the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. These property details do not constitute any part of the offer or contract and all measurements are approximate. The matters in these particulars should be independently verified by prospective buyers. It should not be assumed that this property has all the necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. Any services, appliances and heating system(s) listed have not been checked or tested. Purchasers should make their own enquiries to the relevant authorities regarding the connection of any service. No person in the employment of The Coastal House has any authority to make or give any representations or warranty whatever in relation to this property or these particulars or enter into any contract relating to this property on behalf of the vendor. Floor plan not to scale and for illustrative purposes only.

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