Savills | Dittisham, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 0JH | Property for sale
79 Ac(31.97 Ha)
Price on application

DittishamDartmouth, Devon, TQ6 0JH

  • Sold
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Sold in January 2020
  • Magical Peninsula Estate on the River Dart
  • Outstanding Views of the River Dart, South Ham's Countryside and the Dartmoor National Park
  • Attractive Three Bedroom Cottage with Terrace
  • Two slipways and Jetty
  • Tennis Court with Pavilion
  • Beautiful Mature Gardens

Outstanding Riverside House in a Magical Setting within its own Peninsula Estate on the River Dart.

About this property

  • The house is on the north east point of the peninsula perfectly orientated to benefit from the magnificent views of the River Dart. The house is in excellent condition and well designed with large single pane French windows in the main reception rooms and surrounding stone terrace to display the view.

    All the rooms benefit from wonderful proportions with good ceiling heights and characterful features including fine cornice detail, beautiful stone and wooden flooring, numerous period marble and wooden fireplaces, moulded doorways and elegant arches positioned throughout the house.

    The poplar avenue curves round to a gravel parking area to the front of the house. Flagstone steps under a portico, lead to front door that opens to an impressive double height hall that is complimented with a wooden staircase with galleried landing and decorative flagstone floor. One of the particular features of the house is the easy flow of rooms from this central hallway and overall light from the numerous full height French windows.

    With so many wonderful reception rooms the family kitchen is one of the highlights being large in scale and open to a conservatory and orangery, both of which have access to the terrace, ideal for alfresco dining, and views of the river. The kitchen was designed by Peter Booth from Newton Abbott and has Mandarin stone floor, granite work tops, fitted cupboards and a cream Aga.

    The dining room, which has a particularly decorative ceiling, is conveniently connected to the kitchen via moulded double doors. Through another set of double doors is a dual aspect drawing room with further views of the river and formal gardens.

    From the hall there is access to a boot room which connects the house to the study/billiard room. From here a further door opens into a sauna and loo.

    The galleried landing has views to the south and accesses all the principle bedrooms. The master bedroom suite with dressing room has a dual aspect, balcony and river views from the bed. Two further bedrooms suites have views to the north east over to the River Dart estuary. There is one further suite with balcony and another bedroom with shower room. A further bedroom connects the first floor to a two bedroom staff flat which has its own entrance and terrace.

    The Cottage
    To the north of the house stands a cottage, similar in style to the main house constructed of bricked rendered elevations under a slate tiled roof. Also in excellent condition and has three double bedrooms and two bathrooms. On the ground floor there is a kitchen and open plan living/dining area which opens onto a conservatory. The building is surrounded by a paved terrace and has views over the garden to the river. The cottage also has a large wine cellar and store.

    Gardens & Grounds
    The house is surrounded by stunning gardens arranged on different levels and are primarily lawn with an array of colourful shrubs and hedges including a rose and lavender borders. A wonderful variety of mature trees, including Monterey pine, are landscaped among the formal gardens providing protection and privacy whilst allowing uninterrupted views over the river.

    To the north of the house beyond stone steps and ornate fountain is an area of terraced flower, vegetable and fruit borders accompanied by a green house, chicken run and timber framed stable block with 3 loose boxes.

    In addition to the water activities on the Dart, the formal gardens enjoy an immaculate terraced croquet lawn and boule court as well as a tennis court with elegant pavilion.

    Beyond the gardens, Gurrow Point's grounds are predominately pasture and a mixture of soft and hard woodland. Enchanting grass rides meander through the woodland allowing vehicular access throughout the peninsula including to the water, its own beach, view points and hidden ponds. One ride runs to one of Gurrow Point's two slipways which is accessed via a wooden gate and used for launching larger boats at high tide. The main slipway, which is accompanied with a jetty, is approached via stone steps from the garden.

    The peninsula's undulating landscape provides the grounds with panoramic views up and down the river Dart, across the South Hams countryside and as far as the Dartmoor National Park. Within the grounds is a large barn which has electricity and water that is useful for storing farm and garden machinery as well as boats.

Local information

  • Gurrow Point is in one of the most spectacular positions on the tip of its own peninsula on the River Dart with outstanding views of the river and the beautiful South Hams countryside. The house is privately set within the 79 acre estate and approached from Dittisham village via electric wrought iron gates and along a poplar tree avenue drive that spans the length of the peninsula.
  • Dittisham is a picturesque and unspoilt village approximately 2 miles upstream of Dartmouth within a Conservation Area and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a village shop and post office, together with two popular pubs and an excellent riverside café. There are further shopping facilities and restaurants in the nearby towns of Dartmouth and Totnes.
  • The River Dart is one of Britain's most beautiful tidal estuaries where Gurrow Point is located at the river's widest point, ideal for dinghy sailing, canoeing and windsurfing. There are numerous deep-water moorings nearby
  • making it an excellent place to moor a yacht, with cruising opportunities to Dartmouth and further afield with Torbay and the Solent to the east and Salcombe, Fowey and Falmouth to the west.
  • Whilst the property enjoys a lovely rural and peaceful setting the A38 dual carriageway, is only 12 miles to the north providing fast access to the M5 motorway at Exeter. In addition, it has regular rail services to London Paddington from nearby Totnes or Exeter. Exeter Airport has a good range of domestic and international flights, including daily morning and evening flights to City Airport , which takes approximately 1 hour.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = F
  • Tenure = Freehold