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Gorgeous Georgian waterside house in Devon

This beautifully renovated country house overlooks the Salcombe Estuary.

Perched on an elevated position above Batson Creek, Vine House is an elegant Georgian waterfront home surrounded by magnificent landscaped gardens.

Bought by its current owner in 2003, the entire interior of Vine House has undergone extensive refurbishment. The property also benefits from two additional buildings – The Sail Loft and Boat House – which were refurbished at the same time as the main house with the former benefiting from a thatched roof to match those of other pretty cottages in this peaceful hamlet.

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On the ground floor of the main house, the accommodation comprises a polished flagstone entrance hall, a large drawing room with open fire, a traditional kitchen with a central island and a Lacanche range cooker, a dining room, sitting room, utility room, cloakroom and boot room.

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Upstairs, the master bedroom enjoys a stunning view of the creek and its rural backdrop with double doors leading to an en-suite bathroom with a free-standing roll-top claw foot bath which has been positioned to make the most of the waterside view. There are also two further bedrooms on this floor and a family bathroom.

Additional accommodation is provided by the Sail Loft which features a sitting room, kitchenette, shower room and bedroom and the Boat House boasts a bedroom and a bathroom.

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Vine House is set in magnificent landscaped gardens, mostly laid to lawn and peppered with attractive trees, including a magnolia, olive and silver birches. Seasonal flowers nestle amid mature shrubs, most notably, a fine collection of camellias. A former piggery is situated at the top of the garden for sheltered dining and seating with a walled patio at the front which boasts beautiful views of the creek.  A tidal mooring with running mooring attachment has also been used by the current owner of Vine House for many years – an application for transfer can be made with the Harbour Office.

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Just half a mile from the beautiful town of Salcombe, Vine House is superbly situated. The Salcombe Estuary has numerous sandy beaches, coves and sheltered anchorages, all of which make it an excellent base for dingy sailing, water sports, boating and long walks along the beautiful coastline.

For the commuter, there are good Intercity rail services from Totnes (19 miles) to London Paddington (2 hours 50 minutes) and the A38 Devon Expressway is about 16 miles to the north, providing dual carriageway access to the M5 Motorway at Exeter.

The guide price is £3.5m. For further information please contact Marchand Petit on 01548 844 473.