- Historic Grade II listed Farmhouse
- Stunning Georgian features
- Modern home comforts
- Farmhouse with four bedrooms
- High ceilings and slate floors
- Semi-separate Cottage/Annex
- Additional Barn conversion
- Secluded rear Garden
- Driveway and Car Port
- Central Village location
Property Description: SUMMARY & DESCRIPTION
Allerdale is a Nineteenth Century Grade II listed Farmhouse positioned at the heart of the charming Village of Chillington in the South Hams in Devon. Rich in local history this substantial property offers handsome Georgian features and proportions and has been carefully restored and improved over recent years to offer a remarkable family home with flexible accommodation options, secluded gardens and excellent parking.
Allerdale Farm has always played a pivotal role to the local area and residents and is located at the Centre of the Village, it is a fundamental building which saw Chillington grow around it. A Grade II listed Georgian building, the Farm is referred to in the Domesday Book and is a landmark of the South Hams, much of the traditional Devon Village of Chillington is believed to have grown around and upon land associated with the Farm. During the Second World War, the Farmhouse was taken over by American Officers whilst the Normandy landings were rehearsed at Start bay. The property occupies a substantial plot comprising the imposing main Farmhouse, an adjoining residence named Well Cottage and the separate barn conversion named the Pound House as well as a sweeping driveway, large car port, a charming paved Inner Courtyard and a secluded garden.
The Farmhouse retains its many significant original features but has been carefully updated to provide a modern family home. The property is entered from a porch nestled in the corner of the Inner Courtyard with the original main entrance to the House still in place to the front to provide alternative access. Features include high ceilings throughout and a wonderful slate floor, original sash windows, fireplaces and staircases. To the front of the house is an elegant Dining Room with adjoining Study and a tasteful Living Room with stone fireplace, plus a downstairs WC, to the rear is the large farmhouse style kitchen offering contemporary stylings and appliances which leads to a utility and boot room of a good size. The First Floor benefits from a bright landing leading to the four double bedrooms. The wonderful Main Bedroom has an impressive dressing room and stylish en-suite Bathroom and there are three further double Bedrooms, a Family Bathroom and a Shower Room.
The secluded and private rear patio area is accessed from French doors in the hallway or from a back door in the Utility Room and is beautifully tiered up to the Rear Garden with lovely stone arrangements and two ponds with a connecting waterfall. The delightful Rear Garden is well cared for and arranged and is mainly laid to lawn with tree and shrub borders and a Central dessert apple tree. You will also find a delightful Summerhouse and a Greenhouse with adjacent Workshop. The extensive driveway leads up the side of Allerdale to a sizable Car Port with space for several cars.
Well Cottage takes its name from the original well for the Farm, which still exists and is a feature in the sun room. Well Cottage is linked internally to the main Farmhouse but can be used as a separate residence if desired. Well Cottage is accessed from the Central Inner Courtyard through into a light and bright Sun Room which has an adjoining Kitchen and Living room. Upstairs Well Cottage offers two bedrooms, a bathroom and access to a private rear patio area.
The Pound House is a magnificent four bedroomed converted Barn, at one time the cider press to Allerdale Farm, with a private entrance from the Inner Courtyard. This beautiful building has been carefully converted and is full of character and charm, it is spacious and light with a delightful living room with French doors leading to a secluded rear outside area, a generous kitchen with room for dining and four bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Both Well Cottage and the Pound House have been very popular rental properties both for long and short term Tenants, offering substantial additional income.
The nearby Schools are excellent with a Pre-School and Primary School in the neighbouring Village of Stokenham and a superb Secondary School in Kingsbridge (Rated outstanding by Ofsted).
Chillington is a popular Village in the South Hams in Devon and has a long history dating back to Saxon times. Chillington is located a little over five miles from Kingsbridge, eleven miles from Dartmouth and just two miles from the sea at Torcross meaning it is well positioned to access the many local beaches and wonderful country walks. The Village has a thriving local Community and excellent local amenities including a Health Centre, a good local shop and Post Office and the Bear and Blacksmith, the well-regarded local pub.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a property steeped in local history with fantastic original features that has been subtly improved to offer contemporary modern comforts. SERVICES
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating. TENURE
Freehold COUNCIL TAX BAND
The property is in Council Tax Band ' F' LOCAL AUTHORITY
South Hams District Council. Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234. www.southhams.com DIRECTIONS
From Kingsbridge take the A379 road towards Dartmouth passing through the villages of West Charleton, East Charleton, Frogmore and continue into the village of Chillington. Having driven into the Village Allerdale will be on your left once you reach the well-regarded local pub, the Bear and Blacksmith. VIEWINGS
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