7 Holly Villas is a charming period cottage believed to date from the 1860s/70s. The roomy and versatile 3/4 bedroomed accommodation has a wealth of character features, including distinctive multi-paned Gothic style windows and beautifully carved gable finials. The character is complimented by superb quality handmade oak internal doors and other woodwork and joinery features, and a wonderful country kitchen/breakfast room with Aga.
Outside; is a substantial garage and rear landscaped garden/seating area with pathway leading to a good-sized additional garden plot/allotment.
To conclude; 7 Holly Villas is a pretty extended period house leaving potential for final completion of existing work in a peaceful and desirable South Hams village, within a conservation area and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
7 Holly Villas is situated along a country track/driveway that accesses fields and neighbouring cottages. The tranquil backwater is on the edge of Ashprington, a highly favoured South Hams village of predominantly period properties centred around an historic church and noted local inn. The surrounding countryside is delightfully unspoilt and offers excellent opportunities for outdoor pursuits. The celebrated town of Totnes with its mainline railway station is approximately three miles away with a choice of two supermarkets and a compliment of independent shops within the town. Totnes sits on the River Dart and Ashprington village is a short distance from Bow Creek on the Dart, with the villages of East Cornworthy and Dittisham beyond.
Recessed solid oak front door to:
OPEN RECEPTION AREA
Rear aspect window. Fitted with panelled wall and base units, black granite work surfaces and twin bowl sink with mixer taps. Built-in cupboard with shelves. Integrated washing machine and appliance space. Courtesy door to garage and limestone flooring.
Reception Area (previously mentioned) opens into:
22' 10'' x 13' 6'' (6.95m x 4.11m)
A superb double aspect room. The dining area has oak folding doors to the outside terrace. The kitchen has bespoke oak central island unit with black granite work surface. There is an extensive range of good quality panelled wall and base units, granite work surfaces and splashbacks, downlighting, vintage cream coloured electric Aga Range for cooking. Butlers sink with mixer taps and integrated dishwasher. Solid oak floor. Bespoke half-glazed dresser with cupboards. Built-in stainless steel microwave/oven, larder unit, LED lighting and handmade oak door to:
16' 3'' x 11' 9'' (4.95m x 3.58m)
Side aspect window, bespoke half glazed door to porch with slate floor and half glazed door to outside terraces. Attractive feature fireplace with good quality woodburning stove on slate hearth, exposed stonework and original side display shelves with cupboards below. Radiator and handmade oak door to:
17' 9'' x 9' 9'' (5.41m x 2.97m)
Front aspect windows with unspoilt views over neighbouring fields, attractive original Victorian arched brick fireplace, stone hearth and beautiful Victorian cast iron cottage range, side display shelves with cupboards below. Electric meter panel, restored wainscoting, radiator and oak door to kitchen. Door from Sitting Room (previously mentioned) to:
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Small hatch to large attic. Original Victorian borrowed light. Radiator and original Victorian panelled stripped pine doors to:
18' 2'' x 9' 8'' (5.53m x 2.94m)
Double aspect room with views towards the village church and countryside beyond. Bespoke built-in wardrobe and cupboards, radiator.
11' 10'' x 10' 10'' (3.60m x 3.30m)
Rear aspect room with similar view to Bedroom 1, radiator.
10' 1'' x 8' 7'' (3.07m x 2.61m)
Rear aspect room with outlook over farmland, radiator.
BEDROOM 4/BOX ROOM/STUDY
Rear aspect window, part tiled and part restored wainscoting, fitted with white suite comprising panelled bath with electric shower unit, pedestal wash basin and WC, radiator, airing cupboard with fitted radiator.
The property is approached by a delightful country track/driveway, also serving neighbouring cottages. There is a brick paved area and access to a well built block and timber garage with pitched Delabole slated roof, up and over door and power and light connected. The garage benefits from an extensive upper storage area that also houses the oil fired heating boiler. To the rear of the property is a very pretty and private garden with random slate slab terrace/patio forming most of the area. This is surrounded by flowering climbers, mature shrubs and steps up to an interesting cobbled area with further shrubs and flowers. A lovely little pathway leads behind neighbouring cottages and opens into shared track with access to a large allotment style garden. Currently in a rambling state, but leaving great potential for cultivation and general peaceful enjoyment. There are a large number of apple trees, a crab apple, quince, numerous fruit bushes, hexagonal greenhouse, shed and compost bins. The green lane leading to the house is part of the property. There is a restored stone and slate woodshed.
On leaving Totnes proceed along Station Road heading towards Dartington. At the first set of traffic lights turn left sign posted for Dartmouth and Kingsbridge (A381). Proceed up the hill and pass through the next set of traffic lights. After passing The Toll house on the left, turn left sign posted for Ashprington and Tuckenhay. On approaching the Memorial in Ashprington turn left and proceed up the hill and then turn right after approximately fifty yards. Proceed along this lane and after approximately 75 yards 7 Holly Villas will be found on the left hand side.