Property for sale
Address: Kittery Quay, Priory Street, Kingswear, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 0AB
For sale by Informal Tender: 12 noon, Friday 27th June 2014
Guide price: £3,000,000.00
Agent: Woods Distinctive Homes, Totnes, 01803 866336
Character period home in one of Devon’s finest locations
A character property believed to date back to the mid 17th Century in one of Devon’s finest locations is to be sold by Informal Tender at a guide price of £3 million this month.
Woods Distinctive Homes is inviting offers for Kittery Quay, which occupies a superb and highly enviable position at the entrance of the River Dart estuary in Kingswear, opposite the historic town of Dartmouth on Devon’s south coast.
Occupying the sunny east bank of the river, Kingswear is the terminus of the historic Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway and home to a general store, cafe, Post Office, Church and two public houses as well as the Dartmouth & Kingswear passenger ferry. A slipway in the centre of the village leads onto the Dartmouth Lower Ferry, an unpowered service, which has been operating since the 1700’s and transports up to eight cars at a time using a floating platform pulled along by a tug.
Dartmouth has an excellent range of shops and restaurants, the English Riviera town of Torquay is around seven miles north and the famous fishing port of Brixham is approximately three miles north east.
The stunning Kittery Quay stands on the banks of the river, overlooking one of the most superb estuaries in the South West with views across to Dartmouth and from Dartmouth Castle to the glorious Britannia Royal Naval College. From the property, wildlife such as dolphins and seals, kingfishers, buzzards, herons and egrets can be regularly spotted.
Arranged over three floors, Kittery Quay retains numerous original features including fireplaces, sash windows and panelling. There is parking to the side of the property, which also boasts two fabulous riverside gardens abutting the sea wall of the River Dart, two staircases and a second floor flat, ideal for a family member.
From the largest of the riverside gardens, a porch leads to the entrance hall. On the ground floor is a study, dining room, custom built fitted kitchen by John Lownes with a Rangemaster cooker, utility room, separate WC and a large drawing room with patio doors out onto the riverside patio garden.
On the first floor are three large double bedrooms, two with en-suite shower rooms, bathroom fitted with a four piece suite and a laundry room, which could be rearranged as a fourth bedroom. And on the second floor is a landing, fitted kitchen/living room with a vaulted ceiling as well as a balcony and stunning views, a double bedroom and a bathroom.
For details of the running mooring, contact Woods in Totnes.
The River Dart is most famous for its sailing facilities and Kingswear as the biggest crab and lobster port. There are three well known Marinas with first class facilities for yacht and motor boat owners, and the Royal Dart Yacht Club neighbours the property. Kingswear is an ideal stepping off point for cruising in the English Channel or crossing to France or the Channel Islands. There are numerous sandy beaches nearby and a golf course at Churston, just 3 or 4 miles to the east.
Woods Distinctive Homes is offering Kittery Quay for sale by Informal Tender. Informal Tender forms should be submitted to the agent by 12 noon on Friday 27th June 2014. For further information or to arrange to view the superb property, pop into Woods’ Totnes office at 1 The Plains, call 01803 866336 or visit www.woodshomes.co.uk, www.propertysharingexperts.com or www.distinctlywestcountry.com.