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Southford Lane, Staverton, Devon, TQ9
Guide price £485,000 | 3 bedrooms | 0.4 acres

Property features

• A recently well renovated house with an air source heat pump and photovoltaic cells
• Additional one bedroom unit of accommodation, known as The Bothy
• Large attractive gardens
• Off-road parking for 3 vehicles

A most handsome character cottage with a delightful garden and outbuildings. A recently well renovated house with an air source heat pump and photovoltaic cells, additional one bedroom unit of accommodation, known as The Bothy, large attractive gardens, off-road parking for 3 vehicles. EPC Band D
 
SITUATION
Sweet William Cottage is located in the popular village of Staverton which is approximately 2 miles to the north of Dartington and 3 miles from Totnes. There is easy access to the A38 Devon Expressway with its easy connections to the main cities of Plymouth and Exeter and the M5 motorway network beyond. There is a mainline railway station at Totnes linking directly to London Paddington.
 
Staverton lies on the banks of the River Dart and has a strong community, centred on the village church and a popular public house, The Sea Trout. The well regarded St Christopher's Prep School for 2-11 is only only a short drive away.
 

DESCRIPTION
Believed to date circa mid 18th century, the vendors have completely modernised Sweet William Cottage since its purchase including improving the electrics, plumbing and installing an air source heat pump for central heating and solar panels on the roof. They have remodelled the kitchen, created a parking area for 3 / 4 vehicles and have re- landscaped the gardens and grounds.
 
The cottage is a handsome, well built stone cottage under a slate roof with an extension on the southerly side to form the garden room. The cottage has ample parking on its private gravelled parking area to one side and has the benefit of an array of solar panels on the roof and an air source heat pump for central heating.
 
Sweet William Cottage offers an excellent opportunity to continue enjoying this delightful property and also to possibly consider a rental income from The Bothy.
 

ACCOMMODATION
Door to the garden room with tiled floor, plenty of windows and two Velux windows, room leads to the patio to the southern side of the building. This room is large enough to house a breakfast table and study/work area with a door leading to the sitting room with woodburning stove, slate hearth and working shutters.
 
Stairs rising to the first floor and door to the kitchen with part pine floor and quarry tiled flooring. The kitchen has been fitted by Booth with a granite breakfast bar housing a Hotpoint double oven with 4 gas burner hob, integrated Neff fridge freezer and a Neff three quarter size dishwasher. Built in pine cupboard. Door to boot room and ground floor cloakroom with plumbing and space for washing machine. Utility room with solar PV controls.
 
Stairs rising to the first floor with doors to family shower room with timber floor, large shower cubicle and twin vanity wash hand basins. Bedroom 1 with built in wardrobe, large window overlooking the garden and woodland beyond. Bedroom 2 with original exposed floorboards with built in wardrobes and window affording far reaching views.
 

OUTBUILDINGS
There are a range of timber sheds and an area for log storage. There is a greenhouse and, located by the sheds, is a side gate providing access onto the public footpath.
 

OUTSIDE
From the gravelled parking area there is a paved pathway which leads down to the front door and a timber gate leading to the south facing patio in front of the cottage.
 
A stone built Bothy is in the garden under a slate tiled roof with raised decked area to the southern side with grapevine growing over. The Bothy has been used for overflow guest accommodation and has a separate kitchen with water heater supplied. Shower room with shower cubicle and Mira electric shower, wash hand basin and WC. This could be let out for holiday use and can be used as a home office/study or gym.
 
The gardens are to the south of the property incorporating terrace and lawn areas with herbaceous borders. The gardens have been designed to encourage much wildlife, enabling the vendors to keep bees at the property. There are a number of ponds and a productive vegetable and fruit garden which is enclosed with chicken mesh. The garden has a low stone wall running to one side and a timber fence on its southern boundary.
 

SERVICES
Mains electricity and water, bottled LPG gas for hob, septic tank for drainage and air source heat pump for central heating. Currently the solar panels produce an income of approximately £700 p.a
 

LOCAL AUTHORITY
South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234. E-mail: customer.services@southhams.gov.uk.
 

VIEWING
Strictly by prior appointment with Stags Totnes property office on 01803 865454
 

DIRECTIONS
Approaching Staverton from Totnes and after passing over the River and the Railway line, in about 0.5 miles, turn right down Southford Lane. Continue down this lane and where the road bends round to the left, the property is found on the right handside.

 

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