Culverwell takes its name from the ancient well in the garden and the house is of considerable historic importance dating back in parts to the 14th century. The house is in excellent order throughout, having been refurbished by the present owners, and contains an excellent range of period features.

The kitchen has wonderful flagstone floors and two window seats overlooking the gardens while the drawing room, believed to be a recent Georgian extension, features some fine decorative cornicing and an open fireplace. The property also has a lean-to conservatory.

There are two staircases to the first floor, one from the drawing room and the other from the kitchen; upstairs are three bedrooms and a family bathroom.

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Outside, lying to the east of the house is a traditional stone barn surrounding a very attractive cobbled courtyard which has been partially converted to a studio. There is also a former piggery.

The mature gardens to the front of the house are well-laid out and mostly lawned with mature shrubs and trees. Also surrounding the house are more than two acres of traditional cider orchards with two ponds linked by a series of waterfalls; a further paddock area extends for another two acres and there are three further paddocks for ponies.

Culverwell is situated in the South Devon countryside in its own little valley which was formed by the River Avon. It’s also conveniently located for the nearby town of Kingsbridge for everyday shopping needs while more extensive facilities are available in Totnes of Exeter and Salcombe is just eight miles.

The guide price is £1m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01392 423111 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.

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