17 Mar Choice of barn conversions in idyllic South Hams spot
The Totnes branch of Rendells, the long-established and highly regarded firm of chartered surveyors, auctioneers, valuers, land and estate agents, is thrilled to offer for sale a choice of newly created, detached luxury barn conversions set within the idyllic hamlet of Ritson, just 15 minutes from the towns of Dartmouth, Totnes and Kingsbridge in the South Devon countryside.
The 18th century traditional stone barns have been lovingly and sensitively restored and converted to become luxurious bespoke country residences, meticulously finished to an impressively high standard with unique features including vaulted ceilings, designer lighting and gardens designed by a local landscape architect. Both barns boast low carbon technologies including mechanical heat recovery units and underfloor heating throughout supplied via energy-saving air source heat pumps.
Woodworking Barn – Guide price £1,250,000
This five-bedroom home is surrounded by gardens on all sides and comes with a detached double garage, plenty of natural light and reverse level accommodation.
The entrance door opens into a full-height hall with limestone flooring and a solid oak staircase as well as reveals of the natural fabric of the building with exposed stonework and ‘A’ frames. The five bedrooms and three shower rooms sit on this level – one with ‘his and hers’ wash basins and all elegantly equipped with walk-in showers and Villeroy & Boch fittings. In the master bedroom is a cast iron freestanding double ended painted bath and from two of the bedrooms are double doors opening out onto the rear terrace.
The staircase leads up to the expansive open plan living area with engineered oak flooring, feature wood burner, some exposed stonework, a gable end picture window, and views over the surrounding countryside. The Neptune kitchen is fitted with a range of cabinetry, integrated appliances, a large range cooker and a central island unit incorporating a breakfast bar.
A gravelled parking area sits to the front of the barn, along with an oak-framed double garage with one open-fronted and one lockable bay. In the gardens are planted borders, raised beds, pathways, lawned areas, a westerly facing terrace and plenty of space for eating out with pleasant views over woodland and countryside.
The Granary Barn – Guide price £750,000
With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, The Granary Barn is fronted by a charming walled garden with paving interspersed with gravel and surrounded by planted raised beds. There is space for parking two vehicles and steps to an elevated orchard area.
The fully glazed entrance leads into the plenteous open plan ground floor with a polished concrete floor, fitted at one end with an attractive Neptune kitchen with white cabinetry, integrated Smeg appliances and range cooker, a Belfast sink and a breakfast bar. There is plenty of space for a formal dining table or family seating, double terrace doors opening out onto a patio area and a solid wood turning staircase, a utility/plant room and a downstairs WC. At the other end is a sitting room with a circular feature wood burner.
Upstairs are three bedrooms, each with partially vaulted ceilings, the master ensuite and the family bathroom, both fitted with quality Grohe sanitaryware. In the ensuite are ‘his and hers’ wash basins and a walk-in double shower. In the family bathroom is a freestanding bath as well as a walk-in shower.
Robin Tozer, Totnes residential manager at Rendells, said: “Ritson Barton Barns really are superb properties. Their location is idyllic at the mid-point of three iconic South Hams towns, set on a former farm with only a handful of other homes, each possessing its own unique qualities, and all meticulously finished to an impressively high standard. With their low carbon heating systems, they will be efficient to run and would suit a wide range of buyers, from couples looking to work from home, expand their family or host guests at weekends, to ready-made families with a number of children of all ages. We are thrilled to offer them for sale and are already seeing a great deal of interest.”
For further information or to make an appointment to view either of the barns, pop into Rendells on Fore Street in Totnes, call 01803 863888 or visit www.rendells.co.uk. To browse property for sale across Devon and the Southwest, visit www.rendells.co.uk or www.theexpertsinproperty.co.uk.