A charming family home situated in a prime waterfront position in the sought after village of Stoke Gabriel. Open plan sitting room and dining room, ground floor balcony overlooking the water, mezzanine kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite, 2 further beds, family or ensuite bathroom, balcony, lower terrace, lawn garden. EPC Band F
The Boathouse is situated 30 yds from the public slipway in an elevated waterfront position. Lying off the property are a number of deep water moorings and a floating pontoon (not included in the sale and not part of the property). The Boathouse enjoys spectacular views upstream across the Mill Pool and downstream towards the picturesque village of Dittisham, Dartmouth and Kingswear are only 6 miles downstream and are famed as a yachting centre.
Stoke Gabriel itself is an attractive and highly desirable village set in the cleft of one of the River Dart's banks; a perfect place to retire or raise a family, with children's sporting activities and pre and primary school. This friendly village with its winding, narrow roads has a church, two pubs and three shops and is a boatman's paradise (at high tide!) It is ideally situated for travelling to Totnes or the towns of Torbay by bus or car.
Totnes is approximately 4 miles away and has a main line railway station with a service to London Paddington. The busy medieval town of Totnes is a bustling and thriving market town, that retains much of its original character, full of interest with a wide range of good local schools, shopping facilities and recreational pursuits including indoor swimming pool and boating opportunities on the River Dart. DESCRIPTION
The Boathouse is believed to be mid-nineteenth century and remained a boat house until at least the 1950's. The upper floor was originally an apartment for the shipwright. It was totally remodelled and renovated in about 1984. The property faces south east and has been designed to maximise the panoramic water views both from the interior and from the terraces and garden. The property is approached from the bottom of Mill Hill, beside the public slipway and pontoon. The house is approached down a shared path to the private garden. Beside the front door is a secluded and sheltered terrace with views out across the water. ACCOMMODATION
(Please see accompany floorplan). Entrance door into an open plan sitting room and dining room area. Downstairs WC off the sitting room and French doors leading out onto a south-facing balcony. The dining area has a steel spiral staircase that leads up to a mezzanine kitchen which has an electric hob, dishwasher, refrigerator and two ovens. The staircase then leads on up to the first floor landing. Off the landing is the master bedroom, with ensuite and bay window and a door that leads further up to a wooden decked terrace. Also off the landing is a single bedroom with a WC and a third double bedroom with its own ensuite shower room. There is also a back door leading down to the terrace by the front door and a small laundry closet with washer and dryer. OUTSIDE
A large balcony leads off the master bedroom offering plenty of outside entertaining space. Steps lead down to a secluded 40' patio bordered by unspoilt woodlands and enjoying river views. With its built-in stone barbeque, this is the ideal place to enjoy alfresco dining. Steps lead from the terrace to an enclosed lawn with gated access to a public footpath that leads down to the river. The garden can be accessed from the rear via a public footpath that leads down to the river. AGENTS NOTE
The property is currently let out through English Country Cottages at http://www.english-country-cottages.co.uk/cottages/the-boathouse-foq
South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. SERVICES
Mains electricity, drainage and water. Gas-fired central heating. Telephone land line and Internet connections. VIEWING
Strictly by prior appointment with Stags on 01803 865454. DIRECTIONS
From Totnes, take the A385 towards Paignton and Torquay. Continue along this road and at Longcombe Garage (on the right)turn right before the garage. Continue along this lane and through the hamlet of Aish. Then turn right at Lembury Cross into Aish Road signposted for Stoke Gabriel. Proceed along the lane towards the village of Stoke Gabriel. Turn right at the T-junction onto Paignton Road and follow the lane down into the village. In the centre of the village turn right at the T junction into Mill Hill. Park at the bottom of the hill on the quay and the property will be found on the right hand side beyond two cottages and The Boating Association, through an archway.