A beautifully presented contemporary residence with dramatic sea and coastal views. This outstanding property offers nearly 8000 sq ft of living space with 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, indoor swimming pool and landscaped gardens and grounds.
Dartmouth 2 miles, Blackpool Sands ½ mile, Totnes mainline railway 12 miles
(Distances and times approximate)
Situation and description
Frenchmans Creek sits in the heart of the much sought-after area of South Devon known as the South Hams within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The South Hams region is renowned for having an uncommonly temperate climate, beautiful sandy beaches, unspoilt countryside, hidden combes and a stunning coastline offering wonderful opportunities to enjoy breathtaking views whilst walking along the South West Coastal Footpath.
The house lies on the outskirts of the highly regarded coastal village of Stoke Fleming 2 miles to the west of Dartmouth. The village has an active community, a church, village hall, a well respected primary school post office and store, popular public house and a restaurant. The surrounding area has numerous sandy beaches, coves and sheltered anchorages, including the award winning Blackpool Sands which is a 5 minute walk away, all of which make it an excellent base for dinghy sailing, water sports, boating and long walks along the beautiful coastline.
There are wonderful opportunities for cruising westwards to Salcombe, Fowey and Falmouth and to the south of Dartmouth and of course France and The Channel Islands. The vibrant town of Dartmouth is a short drive away and still retains its original charm and character. The towns many restaurants, local pubs and boutique shops, along with its exclusive marina and deepwater harbour, have made it a highly sought-after destination.
Communications are excellent with the A38 to the north at Buckfastleigh, providing dual carriageway access to both Exeter and the M5 motorway. There are inter city rail services from Plymouth and Totnes to London Paddington. In addition, there are regular internal and international flights from both Exeter and Plymouth airports.
Situated in a stunning, southerly position, overlooking the sea to Start Point this cleverly designed and impressive house is perfect for both family and weekend living. The combination of the quality of the materials used to construct the house with its privacy and tranquillity has created a highly desirable property. The attention to detail is apparent both inside and outside the house and with the clever use of interior design, the property uses an extravagance of space to create a light and airy atmosphere. The floor plan layout flows beautifully to create the most perfect living and entertaining space with all principle reception rooms having spectacular views out to sea. Of particular note are the sitting room and open plan kitchen breakfast room and dining room that open out onto the south facing terrace and balcony. The master bedroom and main guest bedroom suites have balconies that look out across the gardens, grounds and out to sea. The leisure facilities on the lower ground floor are quite magnificent. There is a gym area, changing room, cinema room and wonderful indoor swimming pool that opens out through concertina doors to the gardens. In general, the impressive number of reception areas, coupled with the ground level accommodation make the layout both flexible and versatile.
Ground floor and pool area in Shell antique limestone flooring
Oak flooring in either 22mm Concept White Russian Engineered Oak or 22mm Diamond Multilayer Oak.
Bathrooms fully tiled in either Crema Madill Marble or Gascoigne Blue Portugese Limestone.
Fireplaces carved from natural sandstone.U Kitchen and utility units from high quality German manufacturer Rot Punkt Kuchen with granite worktops. Appliances predominately by Miele.
Three oven electric aga
Bathroom furniture and sanitaryware by Duravit. Showers and general fittings by Hans Grohe.
Underfloor heating system with multi zones and possible remote computer/sms control. Six roof mounted Solar panels heating hot water cylinders and Swimming pool.
Cat 5 cabling throughout enabling audio, broadband, telephone and TV links to main central hub.Sky + hd satellite dishes installed. Audio system based around Grand Concerto sound system with wall mounted infra red remote controlled keypads together with wireless I pod dock. High quality ceiling mounted speakers installed.
Homeserver DVD distribution unit for dnla wireless streaming DVD from unit.
Nacoss approved intruder alarm system with pirs and automatic police call via digital communicator.
The swimming pool has underwater lighting and hydrotherapy jets. The pool area is heated and vented with a Calorex underfloor ventilation system.
The Cinema room has been wired to receive a vpl-hw 15 projector, screen and surround sound system.
There is a three bay garage with room above for storage sitting adjacent to the house.
Gardens and grounds
Mostly laid to lawn, an attractive garden surrounds the house. The views across the lawns blend seamlessly into the sea as the gardens drop away.
Currently Band 'H'
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Fixtures and fittings
All items in the written text of these particulars are included in the sale. All others are expressly excluded regardless of inclusion in any photographs. Purchasers must satisfy themselves that any equipment included in the sale of the property is in satisfactory order.
Freehold with vacant possession on completion.
Strictly by appointment with the agents, Marchand Petit. Telephone .
Directions from the Devon Expressway at Buckfastleigh. Take the A384 towards Totnes. At the set of traffic lights in Totnes turn right to Dartmouth (the A381). On reaching Halwell, turn left at the petrol station towards Dartmouth (A3122). On entering Dartmouth turn right (A379) signposted to Stoke Fleming. Proceed through the village and the turning for Frenchmans Creek can be found approximately 150m after the Restaurant Brill Plaice.
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