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Devon farmhouse in its own valleys

Lower Holsome is a private Devon farmhouse sitting in 48 acres of its own land, including two valleys. The principal property is an elegant Grade II listed house believed to be a late 15th century Devon farmhouse with a Georgian frontage added around 300 years later.

Many period features remain including nearly matre thick walls, gate piers, a slate-topped mounting block, 17th century lintels and fireplace, and a galleried landing.

The two large reception rooms include a lovely dining room and the equally impressive sitting room – unusually for a house of this size, the kitchen/breakfast room is large and ideal for family living. Upstairs, the five bedrooms and family bathroom flow from a galleried landing. The house would benefit from some updating.

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Outside, the gardens wrap around the house and have far-reaching views across the meadow and valleys. There are a number of stone outbuildings including two large double storey detached traditional stone barns and some agricultural buildings are to be found further away. In total there are around 48 acres of mostly pasture and some woodland surrounding the house.

Lower Holscome is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers a peaceful world of your own. Dipford is just over a mile away, Totnes 7 miles and Dartington 7 miles, while Salcombe is 16 miles and Exeter 30 miles. There are many sandy beaches nearby and the area is well known for its sailing community.

The guide price is £1.25m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01392 848 842 or visit

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