The Wilderness is a perfect property located on the waters edge in South Town, a quiet residential area of Dartmouth still within easy reach of the town centre. Built around 1825 the property was formerly one large house, and was divided into two in 1980, but The Wilderness occupies the principal rooms while the Bell House next door provides smaller accommodation.

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The Wilderness is set over three floors, and will make a perfect renovation project, particularly considering the setting which benefits from such wonderful views. Internally the property has many original features including beautiful wooden doors, plaster work in many of the rooms, wooden ceilings in the kitchen/breakfast room and hallway and the Victorian tiles on part of the ground floor.

The property has hall, drawing room, conservatory, dining room/study, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, four bedrooms, two bathrooms and extensive cellars. There is planning permission for renovation, as well as detailed plans from local architects.

Outside is wonderful mature terraced gardens running down to the River Dart, including private steps with a landing stage and Quay. There is also a two-storey folly/boat store.

Dartmouth is at the mouth of the Rivert Dart, which is world-famous for its sailing facilities and situation. The town also has excellent shops and amenities and good links to London and the M5.

The guide price is in excess of £2m. For further information please telephone Savills on 01392 455 740 or visit www.savills.co.uk.

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