Lower Velwell

Semi-Detached House: 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receptions

Offers in the Region of £555,000

Agent Details


Tel: 01803 863888

4 bedroom Semi-Detached House For Sale in Lower Velwell, Dartington

Key Features

  • Period Farmhouse
  • Grade II Listed
  • 4/5 Bedrooms
  • Mature Gardens
  • Orchard
  • Tranquil Setting
  • Countryside Views
  • Beautiful Character Features


A charming Grade II listed period farmhouse in an enviable and tranquil setting with mature gardens and orchard.

1 Lower Velwell is a superb attached character former farmhouse with beautiful features. The accommodation, which benefits from oil central heating, provides four bedrooms, the majority of which have window seats and overlook the gardens or front courtyard to countryside beyond. There are fine exposed beams, original doors, a large local stone fireplace with woodburning stove and extensive light oak flooring. In addition, there is a traditional farmhouse kitchen with range cooker.Outside is a shared driveway, parking and storage barn with gate leading into an idyllic garden with lawns, mature shrubs and meandering stream. This gives way to a fine old orchard and a 'secret' garden beyond.To conclude; 1 Lower Velwell is a very special property. This magical old family house and grounds is situated off a small country lane, just 1.75 miles from the celebrated village of Dartington which can also be reached safely by a cycle path.

1 Lower Velwell occupies a delightful slightly elevated position in a small cluster of historic properties, that are surrounded by stunning unspoilt countryside. This is great country for walking and riding and there are excellent opportunities for outdoor pursuits, including activities on the nearby River Dart. The well-known village of Dartington offers a shop/post office, noted primary school and Steiner school, garage and popular local inn and restaurant (The Cott). Dartington Hall Trust Estate (2 miles), a large rural estate and centre for performing arts (film, music and literature international summer schools). It also includes a range of specialist shops in the Cider Press Centre.Nearby Totnes is 4 miles and has a great range of small shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries and good educational provision. It also has a main-line station to London Paddington. The South Devon coast is within 30 minutes drive and the A38 dual carriageway is 3 miles.

Stone flag steps up to covered porch with superb pine panelled door with leaded lights to:

Exposed beams, coat hooks, wood block floor and radiator. Door to:

SITTING ROOM - 17' 1'' x 16' 3'' (5.20m x 4.95m)
Double aspect windows, one with window seat. Painted beamed ceiling and oak parquet flooring. Large feature stone fireplace with old pine mantel shelf, inset stone hearth and fitted log burning stove. Side display recess and alcoves. Double radiator. T.V. and telephone point. Step up and door to:

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM - 19' 0'' x 11' 4'' (5.79m x 3.45m)
Painted beamed ceiling and side aspect window overlooking garden. Kitchen area with oil fired dark blue range/cooker for central heating and cooking. Extensive range of ash base units, work surfaces, twin bowl sink with mixer taps. Plumbing for washing machine. Electric cooker point and appliance space. Fitted wall shelves. Half glazed door to lean to greenhouse/porch. Space for dining table. Door to larder. Slate slab flooring. Door from Sitting Room (previously mentioned) to First Floor. Staircase to:

Old country pine banister and handrail. Built-in storage cupboard with elm door, wall shelves. Further storage cupboard. Hatch with ladder to roof space. Linen cupboard. Door to:

BEDROOM 1 - 13' 10'' x 10' 2'' (4.21m x 3.10m)
Front aspect window with window seat and countryside views. Built in clothes cupboard with panelled doors. Radiator.

BEDROOM 2 - 12' 5'' x 7' 9'' (3.78m x 2.36m)
Front aspect window with window seat and countryside views. Radiator.

BEDROOM 3 - 10' 6'' x 9' 7'' (3.20m x 2.92m)
Rear aspect room with window seat overlooking garden. Built in pine wardrobes and drawer units. Radiator.

BEDROOM 5/STUDY - 8' 10'' x 6' 10'' (2.69m x 2.08m)
Side aspect window overlooking garden. Radiator. Accessed from Landing and steps (previously mentioned) is a:

ROOF/ATTIC ROOM - 11' 11'' x 10' 8'' (3.63m x 3.25m)
Leading to large loft storage room.

Part-tiled with white suite comprising oak panel bath with electric shower unit above, large wash basin with oak cupboard base and W.C. Deep oak windowsill, airing cupboard with hot water cylinder. Heated towel rail. Separate W.C.

The property is situated within a tiny historic hamlet and approached over a shared driveway/entrance onto a tarmac parking area. A five bar gate leads to the garden, past a very useful timber and cob barn (with potential for conversion to garden studio), providing workshop, garden machinery and log storage. (Power and light connected). The grounds are to the side and rear of the house and comprise level sweeping lawns and mature orchard bounded by a stream. There is a delightful old brick seating area with pergola above and the gardens run into a lovely old orchard with a variety of fruits. Beyond the orchard and vegetable plot is a 'secret garden' with further mature trees and hedging. The total grounds extend to approaching 1 acre.

The hamlet of Velwell is reportedly mentioned in the Doomsday Book and the present house (Lower Velwell) could well date from the late 17th or early 18th Century. It is possible that it started life as an original 'cross passage' farmhouse and the properties suggest a landed property of significant importance.

From Totnes continue to the roundabout and take the second exit straight onto the A385 towards Dartington. At the roundabout in Dartington take the third exit onto the A384 signed Exeter and Ashburton. Continue through mini roundabout, going past Dartington Church on your right then passing the Rudolf Steiner School on your left, take the next left signed Velwell and Luscombe. Continue on this road for ¾ of a mile and Lower Velwell can be found on your left.


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