South Hams

£2,250,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
An extremely attractive substantial Country House with three 5* holiday letting cottages in the beautiful South Hams.

Introduction

Aish Cross House and Cottages are set in an exceptional elevated position in South Devon with rural views over the beautiful Dart Valley and surrounding countryside. This significant 5 bedroom Regency property has well- proportioned rooms and period features but is not Listed. To the front of Aish Cross House is an attractive walled garden with a further secret garden across the country lane. The original coach house and stables buildings have been converted into 5* self catering holiday accommodation generating a consistent annual income with visitors attracted by the surrounding countryside and wealth of attractions.

Situation

Located in the small hamlet of Aish, the property is just one mile from the pretty village of Stoke Gabriel on the banks of the River Dart in the South Hams. Families, couples, walkers, water enthusiasts and bird watchers are drawn to this area with its attractive countryside and villages. Totnes (3 miles) is an historic medieval market town at the head of the River Dart. It offers day to day amenities and has a reputation for music, art, theatre and natural health. The A38/Devon Expressway (6 miles) provides access to the cities of Exeter, Plymouth and beyond. There is a railway station at Totnes on the London Paddington line.

The South Hams has a number of National Trust properties including Agatha Christie s house at Greenway, Coleton Fishacre and Compton Castle. There are lovely beaches to explore, the South West Coast Path to walk and interesting harbours and marinas at Brixham and Torbay. A short drive and ferry ride away is Dartmouth (8 miles), home of the world famous Royal Regatta and Naval College.

Aish Cross House

A highly attractive and imposing property, Aish Cross House is not Listed. The principal rooms benefit from the far reaching countryside views and the overall impression is of a welcoming, elegant, light-filled family home. There is parking to the front and a small terrace to the front of the property. Please see the floor plan for more details but in brief the property comprises:

Porch with tiled floor opening to the Inner Hall with doors off and a wide stair case to the upper floors. The Sitting Room is dual aspect with an open fireplace and high ceiling. The Dining Room has a large window to the front and a marble fireplace. A door leads to the rear hall with cloakroom, Library and Snug and out to the Conservatory and Terrace beyond. The Kitchen has a stable door to the courtyard and stairs to the first floor. There is plenty of storage, an island unit with granite worktops and an Oil-fired Aga. Door to Pantry. Open to the Breakfast Room with a fireplace and plenty of storage. Door to the Laundry Room.

Halfway up the stairs is a Bathroom. On the first floor is the Master Bedroom with a window seat looking out over the garden. An arched doorway leads to a fully tiled En-suite Bathroom with jacuzzi bath, shower, sink and WC. A door leads to the rear hallway where there is a Study/bedroom plus Bedroom 4 which can be incorporated into The Coach House. The rear stairs lead down to the kitchen. Bedroom 2 is a dual aspect substantial room with lovely views. Bedroom 3 has views to the rear and could become an en-suite bathroom/dressing room to bedroom 2. On the top floor is Bedroom 5 with a store room off. Across the landing is a walk through wardrobe leading to a Shower Room with tank room off. A fun feature on this floor is the Tower Room a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the far reaching views.

To the front of the house are wonderful walled gardens with mature trees and planting and lovely views across the Dart valley. Across the country lane is a further area of land with a vegetable garden and a rose garden with BBQ lodge.

The Holiday Cottages

In 2004 the current owners converted the original outbuildings into The Stable and The Coach House both offering 5* self-catering holiday accommodation. In 2010 a further building was converted into The Hayloft completing the holiday letting portfolio. This established holiday letting business generates a useful and consistent income. The cottages also have planning permission for occupation by a dependent relative. Further information can be found on the business website www.aishcross.co.uk but in brief the cottages comprise:

The Coach House (sleeps 2-6)

Adjacent to the main house The Coach House has a conservatory to the front opening into a large open plan lounge and dining area with an adjoining fully equipped kitchen. Downstairs cloakroom. On the first floor are 2 spacious en-suite bedrooms. An additional en-suite bedroom from the main house can be incorporated thus increasing the number of guests who can stay. This property has a National Accessible Scheme Assessment rating of Mobility One (older and

less agile guests).

The Stable (sleeps 2-4)

A conservatory at the front opens into a large open plan lounge and dining room with an adjoining fully equipped kitchen. Downstairs cloakroom. There are two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor.

The Hayloft (sleeps 2-4)

On the ground floor is a large open plan lounge and dining room with an adjoining fully equipped kitchen. Two double bedrooms on the first floor with a separate bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower and toilet.

There are attractive gardens and an orchard with plenty of seating and space for all the guests to enjoy this peaceful location. A games room is available and the secret garden with BBQ lodge can be booked. There is a car park with an Electric Vehicle Charging Point.

Outbuildings

Within the grounds are a large store building/garage, a games room, a greenhouse, bin store and further sheds.

Services

Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage, oil fired central heating to the house and cottages.

Fixtures and Fittings

Only those mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale. All others are excluded but may be available by separate negotiation. However, the majority of furniture, contents, fixtures, fittings and equipment in the letting cottages will be included.

Local Authority

South Hams District Council

www.southhams.gov.uk

Outgoings

Aish Cross House - Council Tax Band G

The three holiday cottages have a Rateable Value of £9,100. The current owners benefit from 100% rate relief.

Directions

At Exeter (end of M5) continue on the A38 towards Plymouth. After approximately 15 miles take the Buckfastleigh turning. Turn left and follow the signs to Totnes (A384). Stay on this road and go through Totnes over the bridge in the direction of Paignton (A385). After approximately 2 miles you ll pass Longcombe Cross Garden centre on the left. Take the next right hand turn sign (by the car sales/garage) signposted to Stoke Gabriel. Follow this country lane to Aish (approximately 1 mile). Aish Cross House is on the on the left hand side at the crossroads, just after the telephone/post box. Turn left at the crossroads then right into the orchard entrance and car park.

Viewing

Strictly by appointment through Stags Holiday Complexes department on 01392 680058.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

Arrange viewing 01803 411258

Stags - Totnes

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