Barn Conversion: 5 beds, 3 baths, 4 receptions

Offers in the Region of £749,000

Agent Details


Tel: 01803 863888

Key Features

  • Complex of 3 Detached Barns
  • High Quality Conversion
  • Residential and Commercial Use
  • Extensive Gardens
  • Delightful Views
  • Accessible Position


A unique complex of superbly converted detached barns including good quality residential and advanced office facilities, together with extensive mature gardens & grounds.

An exceptional property, currently approved for mixed use by planners i.e. combined residential and commercial. Currently the site acts as the offices of a registered charity, comprising of a total of 3 conversions. The principal barn is a residential conversion offering excellent quality and stylish three bedroomed accommodation that could easily be adapted to add two further spacious bedrooms. This includes a magnificent kitchen/dining/meeting room, reception room and versatile first floor area for bedrooms and working and seating areas. The property benefits from LPG central heating and double glazing. The second conversion provides very high quality advanced office space with long first floor gallery. The final conversion is also currently used as contemporary office space with further first floor work areas.Outside; The property benefits from unspoiled rural views, sweeping driveway, extensive parking and a good sized decked area, lawn and trees. To conclude; Lower Hood Barn presents buyers with a unique and highly flexible opportunity. This is a superb home with outstanding individual architect designed office facilities offering potential for change of use (subject to planning) together with attractive level grounds.

Lower Hood Barn occupies a delightful and highly accessible position, off of the A384 road, between Totnes and the A38, in the heart of the beautiful Dart Valley. The property is close to the historic Riverford Bridge which spans the River Dart and forms the northern boundary. The South Devon Steiner School is at nearby Hood Manor and the property is also close to the lovely Dart Valley Steam Railway. Dartington Hall is about 1 mile to the south and is famous as an international centre for performing arts, progressive education and other ecological and social activity. Totnes, which is about 5 miles is a celebrated and historic South Hams town with an excellent range of small independent shops, cafes and restaurants, galleries, good educational provision and a mainline station to London Paddington.


Attractive arched glazed door to:

With stairs to first floor, understairs cupboard housing gas fired boiler for central heating and hot water. Radiator. Doors to;

Fitted with small wash basin and WC. Cupboards housing electric meter/consumer unit. Extractor unit and radiator.

OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINING ROOM - 24' 8'' x 15' 5'' (7.51m x 4.70m)
Bright double aspect room enjoying countryside views. Superb dining area, currently accommodating a large conference table. The kitchen area is fitted with an extensive range of base units, wall units with down lighters and marble work surfaces. Twin bowl butler style sink with mixer taps, integral dishwasher. Gas cooker point, appliance space and contemporary stainless steel extractor hood. Integrated washing machine. Extensive LED lighting, telephone points and two radiators. Recessed arch window, glazed door to outside and folding glazed doors at the end of the room leading onto a large decked area.

LIVING ROOM - 21' 9'' x 15' 5'' (6.62m x 4.70m)
Double aspect room with recessed minimalist fireplace. Feature arch top windows, wall lights and security panel. TV and telephone points, radiator and folding doors to the end of the room leading onto a gravelled courtyard. The room has a recently installed solid oak floor.Ceramic tiled staircase with oak banister and ancient granite pillar, leading up to an:

OPEN PLAN SITING ROOM/POTENTIAL BEDROOM - 29' 2'' x 11' 0'' (8.88m x 3.35m)
This room could easily be divided to create a large double or two good sized single bedrooms. It is currently used as an office and seating area. Large roof window and further velux style windows, telephone points, 2 radiators, oak shelving and hatch to roof space. Twin French doors with Juliette balcony. This room currently opens into the landing, with doors to:

MASTER BEDROOM - 17' 6'' x 15' 5'' (5.33m x 4.70m)
Side aspect, folding glazed doors with Juliette balcony and enjoying fine countryside views. Telephone point and 2 radiators. Door to:

Fully tiled with white suite, comprising raised cubicle with electric shower unit, pedestal wash basin with shaver point/light and W.C. LED lights and extractor unit. Heated towel rail and radiator.

BEDROOM 2 - 9' 7'' x 6' 7'' (2.92m x 2.01m)
Velux style window, telephone point and radiator.

BEDROOM 3 - 12' 8'' x 4' 7'' (3.86m x 1.40m)
Velux style window and telephone point.

Fully tiled with white suite, comprising paneled bath with separate shower unit above, pedestal wash basin with shaver point/light and WC. Velux style window, radiator and towel rail. LED lights and extractor unit.


Extensive glazed front aspect with entrance door leading to:

OFFICE SUITE - 12' 0'' x 43' 0'' (3.65m x 13.10m)
With part gallery ceiling, LED lighting, telephone points, extensive drawer storage units and further shelf units. Stylish oak, stainless steel and thick glazed spiral type staircase to:

With velux style roof windows, telephone points, LED lighting and computer cupboard. Oak flooring. Central walkway with stainless steel and glazed side panels, opening into further seating/office area all in the same room with long side aspect window and window seat.


Extensive front aspect glazing with entrance door to:

OFFICE 1 - 19' 8'' x 18' 7'' (5.99m x 5.66m)
With large desk areas, telephone points, up lighting, security alarm panel and door to first floor staircase leading into:

OFFICE 2 - 14' 1'' x 15' 5'' (4.29m x 4.70m)
With two Velux style windows, recessed storage unit, extensive under eaves storage space, LED lighting, telephone points and door to:

Part-tiled with raised cubicle and electric shower unit, pedestal wash basin with electric water heater above, shaver point/light and WC. Chrome towel rail and extractor unit.

The property is approached by a sweeping driveway with wide lawned border and good sized marked parking space. This further opens into a circular driveway/parking area with central lawn and good sized decked terrace to the end of the main barn. This gives way to a very attractive and reasonably level garden with lawn, wildlife area, some mature trees and shrubs. Attached to the rear of the main barn is a substantial rustic timber built store used to enclosing a secure 20ft shipping container which is currently used for file/record storage but equally suitable for other uses - the container is insulated with power sockets for heating and lighting. There is a further lockable garden store, water pump house and LPG gas cylinder.

The property is currently the offices of the Dartington Social Research Unit, a registered charity and the barn conversions are fitted with an extensive range of good quality contemporary office furniture, which is available to potential purchasers. This is not individually described in these details.Very unusually for such a rural location the charity has invested heavily in a fibre optic dedicated line for uncontended 20MB up and down super fast fibre optic broadband. There are 2 years of the lease remaining and this could be available for separate negotiation. The current cost of the lease is £750 per month.

From Totnes centre take the A384 towards Dart Bridge and Buckfastleigh. Pass through Dartington and continue on the main road almost to Riverford Bridge. The entrance to Lower Hood Barn is on the right hand side, almost opposite the South Devon Steiner School.


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