Halwell, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7JZ | Property for sale | Savills
125 Ac(50.59 Ha)
Guide price £4,600,000(€5,244,971)

HalwellTotnes, Devon, TQ9 7JZ

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Grade II listed historic manor house
  • Tranquil and secluded valley setting
  • Two cottages
  • Range of stone built barns
  • About 125 acres
  • Available as a whole or in four lots

An historic Grade II listed manor house in a secluded valley with two cottages, a range of stone barns and about 95 acres.

About this property

  • Lot 1: Crabadon Manor
    Crabadon Manor was built in Medieval times as a Summer Retreat for the monks of the Cisterian Monastery of Buckfastleigh in the 13th Century, the Monastery having been founded in 1135 by grant from King Stephen. The overmantel in the drawing room denotes its heritage from the Monastery at that time. The building used to comprise four sides around the lily pond, part of which was made into cloisters. The original chapel is under partial restoration, with a new roof made to heritage standards. It has a handsome Norman doorway.

    The house is of a long single depth rectangular layout with a central cross passage with two storey porch at the front. First impressions are fantastic, with an impressive front door leading to the entrance hall with its heavy slate floor and oak panelling, setting the tone for the rest of the house. From the entrance hall the principal reception rooms are accessed. On one side is the library through which is accessed the drawing room, which is of elegant proportions and features an inglenook fireplace with wood burner.

    There is a lift accessed from the library for step-free access to the first floor.

    On the other side of the entrance hall is the charming dining room, ideal for entertaining and also featuring an impressive fireplace with wood burner. Beyond this is the farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room with AGA and space for informal family dining room. From the kitchen, the practical elements of the house are accessed including a utility/laundry room and a conservatory leading to the garden.

    The generous proportions continue to the first floor where there are six well appointed bedrooms. The principal bedroom, which is accessible via the lift, has an en suite shower room. The adjoining bedroom could be used as a dressing room for the principal bedroom if required. There are four further bedrooms.

    Lily Pond Cottage
    Immediately behind the house is Lily Pond Cottage, a cosy detached two bedroom cottage providing ancillary accommodation ideal for holiday letting, guest spill over or a dependent relative. The cottage overlooks the attractive gardens and lily pond. The accommodation comprises a kitchen/breakfast room and bedroom with en suite bathroom on the ground floor and a generous sitting room/second bedroom on the first floor with shower room.

    There are a range of attractive and historic stone outbuildings at Crabadon Manor, providing potential for conversion to additional residential or holiday accommodation, subject to obtaining the relevant planning consents. The former stable building to the north east of the house and the range of outbuildings immediately to the north are Grade II listed in their own right. Please see floor plans for further information. The original chapel is under partial restoration, with a new roof made to heritage standards. It has a handsome Normal doorway. Architects drawings available from the agents upon request.

    Gardens and grounds
    The established gardens and grounds complement the house perfectly, giving a great sense of privacy and seclusion. Immediately in front of the house is an area of lawn gently sloping down to the secondary driveway that leads to the courtyard at the back of the house where some of the barns are accessed. The land is predominantly pasture with areas of ancient woodland, again protecting the privacy of the property. In total the grounds extend to about 15.88 acres.

    Lot 2: Paddocks
    Two paddocks extending to about 4.12 acres. Please see boundary plan for more information.

    Lot 3: Crabadon Cottage
    Crabadon Cottage is an attractive three bedroom farmhouse with impressive far reaching views over the surrounding countryside and with a garden of around 0.25 acres.

    Lot 4: Farmland
    About 104.8 acres consisting of pasture and RPA registered farmland. Please see boundary plan for more information.

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This is simply magical, a mini estate set in its own tranquil valley and steeped in history.

George NaresProperty agent

Local information

  • Situated in the heart of the South Hams rolling countryside, Crabadon is in a wonderful secluded valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the south Devon coastline and Dartmoor National Park nearby. The neighbouring village of Moreleigh, about two miles away, offers a popular and highly renowned 17th Century pub, The New Inn which has been run by the same family since 1972. Crabadon is situated in the triangle of Totnes, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth, all waterside towns and all offering supermarkets, wonderful and eclectic mix of shops and boutiques as well as a number of pubs and restaurants. All three towns offer primary and secondary education and Totnes, which is about 6 miles away offers a main line rail link to London in 2 hours 42 minutes. Dartmouth is home to Britannia Royal Naval College and the mouth of the River Dart. The A38 with links to Plymouth, Exeter and the M5 is about 5 miles.

Additional information

  • Totnes 6 miles (London Paddington from 2 hours 42 minutes), Kingsbridge 10 miles, Dartmouth 11.5 miles, Salcombe 15.7 miles (All distances and times are approximate)
  • Services: Private electricity supply and private water supply. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage.
  • Directions: If Plymouth bound, leave the A38 at Marley Head towards Paignton. At the roundabout off the slipway take the last exit into Webland Lane, following the sign for Diptford. After a short while, proceed straight over the crossroads and at the next T-junction turn right. Stay on this road for about 3 miles until reaching the Curtisknowle crossroads at Crabadon post. Turn left and head downhill until reaching Crabadon Manor which will be found on the right hand side.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G