In former times the quay was constructed so that working sailing barges could tie up as close as possible to the tidal channel leading up to Kingsbridge. The current owners make use of two running moorings from the property and the opportunity to apply for and reinstate these moorings is available on contacting Salcombe Harbour Authority.
The estuary leading between Kingsbridge and Salcombe is well known and needs little introduction. As well as its natural beauty it provides safe boating and sailing on sheltered inland tidal waters with a maze of creeks and inlets waiting to be explored. Additionally those with seagoing boats can experience the thrill of going to sea and enjoy the vistas of many of the highest cliffs along the South Devon coastline. Salcombe, with its chandlery and boating outlets and well known sandy beaches and coves is readily accessible by water.
Within half a mile along a near level walk is the Town Square of Kingsbridge which leads directly to the main shopping street and to restaurants and public houses, commercial facilities and clubs and societies for all ages including a Sports Centre and Swimming Pool. Kingsbridge Community College is within walking distance of the property. Kingsbridge has the usual health facilities and two supermarkets. There are three golf courses within ten miles and the long distance coastal path is at its nearest point some five miles distant. Dartmoor is twelve miles away as also is the A38 Devon Expressway and the mainline train station at Totnes.
Believed to have been built in 1823 with later extensions the prominent waterfront town residence is mainly of traditional stone construction under manmade slate and flat roofs. Original sash windows afford extensive water views over the garden and estuary taking in the comings and goings of a captivating waterway. The grand waterfront accommodation of white render over stone with ornamental louvred shutters comprises:-
On the ground floor
Original curved arch and ornate wrought iron fretwork to the sides, former horse and coach entrance, large front door to;
With newly installed Fisher electric radiator, dado and picture rail, understairs cupboard, two single built in floor to ceiling cupboards, triple built in cupboards, large side entrance door to outside with shutters to either side, deep set window with aspect to small walled courtyard, newly installed Electric heater.
08.27m x 06.65m (27' 2" x 21' 10") with the ability to divide into two rooms with a drawn curtain to create a snug or garden room if necessary, triple aspect to include shuttered floor to ceiling single glazed sash window with water views over front garden to estuary and beyond, shuttered single glazed sash window with window seat and cupboard under with water views, double doors single glazed to walled courtyard, ornate arched built in shelving and cupboards under to both alcoves of chimney breast, marble fireplace and hearth housing a wood burning stove, further built in floor to ceiling cupboards, TV point, two newly installed Fischer Electric heaters.
Dining room/bedroom 5
03.94m x 3.60m (12' 11" x 11' 10") option to use as a ground floor bedroom or dining/morning room, shuttered floor to ceiling single glazed sash window affording views over front garden to estuary beyond, original stone fireplace and hearth which could accommodate a wood burning stove, arched built in shelving and cupboards under to both alcoves of chimney breast, cornicing.
06.60m x 4.40m (21' 8" x 14' 5") with a range of working surfaces, inset double sink and double drainer, tiled surrounds, newly fitted cupboards and drawers under and wall mounted cupboards incorporating extractor hood, electric point for cooker, plumbing for washing machine and plumbing for dishwasher on breakfast room side within extended breakfast bar with open shelves above, drawers and cupboards below, built in pantry, built in airing cupboard containing the water cylinder and newly installed combi boiler, with two newly installed Fisher electric heaters, beamed ceilings. Breakfast Room, with deep set window positioned to afford privacy from the adjacent private road and to allow views over the bordering green valley, newly installed Fischer electric heater, glazed double door to small walled courtyard, glazed single door to;
Back entrance porch
Of wooden construction single glazed useful as boots room, opens to larger courtyard.
With a white suite comprising shower cubicle with a Mira electric shower, pedestal basin, WC, tiled surround, ceramic tiled floor.
On the first floor
split level landing and stairs
With natural wood hand rail to painted banisters, skylight, hatch to roofspace boarded for storage with lighting.
4.49m x 3.87m (14' 9" x 12' 8") double aspect master bedroom to include single glazed sash window affording estuary views to the water frontage and double doors opening to a substantial balcony with views over and along the estuary, single built in cupboard, two double floor to ceiling built in wardrobes to either side of the window recesses, newly installed Fischer electric heater, steps down to En-suite Bathroom, with a white suite comprising bath, pedestal basin, WC, tiled surround. Electric heated towel rail, wall mounted heater.
4.09m x 3.60m (13' 5" x 11' 10") Large double room with single glazed window affording estuary views over the front garden, two built in single wardrobes with single drawers under to alcoves, cornicing, newly installed Fischer electric heater.
3.08m x 4.82m (10' 1" x 15' 10") double aspect to include single glazed and arched single glazed sash window affording far reaching views over treetops to the estuary, window seat, built in double wardrobe to an alcove, newly installed Fischer electric heater.
1.90m x 1.80m (6' 3" x 5' 11") single bedroom with estuary views, cornicing.
Shower cubicle with shower and glazed folding door, white Armitage Shanks pedestal basin, electric shaver point, tiled surround, WC, Electric heated towel rail, wall mounted fan heater.
Stone walled boundary to the property with paved entrance to car port fronting the Attached Garage with newly installed roller door, high roof, power points and door to the front garden, from here the secondary entrance to the house is reached. The south westerly facing walled courtyard is the smaller of the two opening off the Kitchen/Breakfast Room and is paved with bordered beds to either side with space for a central water feature. A second larger slate tiled courtyard south easterly facing is reached from the Back Entrance Porch and houses a large attached greenhouse, outside tap and two ornamental pillars with a gate in the walled boundary to the private road. Crossing the road via this exit is an additional detached garage and store room with a parking space alongside. The southerly facing enclosed side garden reached from the courtyard offers a private and sheltered area of lawn with stone wall bordered flower beds and raised vegetable patch. A paved path leads to a timber summer house, beyond which is a paved viewing patio affording far reaching estuary views over the tidal estuary. Following the line of an established hedge part dividing the two good sized gardens the waterfront garden is reached, mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and a Macrocarpa tree with TPO, gated stone wall boundary to a strip of grass on the estuary side, paved patio area to the front of the house. A side gate leads to the foreshore which is owned above the average high water mark. Moorings off the property are available subject to the Harbour Master’s consent.
Services Main electricity and water. Private drainage to septic tank within the garden. Private road managed by residents’ committee with estimated yearly charge of £200 for upkeep and hedge cutting.
Council tax G
Heading towards Salcombe leaving Kingsbridge take the left hand turning directly after the Co-op petrol station along Rope Walk, take the first left hand turning after the creek to your left, into Tacket Wood, the property is the last house along this private road, with a turning circle and parking alongside the detached garage and store opposite the property.