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Fir Mount House, Kingswear, Devon
£815,000, 6 bedrooms, for sale

Key features

  • Large kitchen/dining room
  • Sitting room with balcony
  • 6 bedrooms with master ensuite
  • Garden room, sun room and study
  • Walk-in larder and utility room
  • Spacious basement room with ensuite
  • Gardens, patios and covered decks
  • Covered terrace for outdoor entertaining
  • Potential letting unit/annex STPC
  • Freehold. EPC D

Property Description

Deceptively spacious from a roadside glance, this property enjoys stunning water and rural views and provides versatile accommodation comprising up to six bedrooms and spacious reception accommodation plus a basement with its own entrance which could serve as an annex stpp. Freehold. EPC rating D

Deceptively spacious from a roadside glance, Fir Mount House is a delightful home with a welcoming and comfortable feel, enjoying stunning water and rural views from its principal rooms and gardens.

Currently a Cookery School with Bed and Breakfast facilities, this four storey detached Victorian property has many period features and offers flexible accommodation including upto six bedrooms, two reception rooms, two shower rooms, sun room, study, spacious garden room and summer terrace, plus basement room (ensuite) with its own access. This property truly offers untold opportunities.

Enjoying delightful views of the surrounding countryside with the River Dart beyond, the garden has many secluded seating areas, an outdoor kitchen/ dining area, covered decks, balconies and patios from which to relax and enjoy the views.

The property is accessed via a front door on Higher Contour Road opening into a spacious HALLWAY with original tiled floor and stairs leading to the upper and lower floors.

SITTING ROOM 20' 8" x 11' 0" (6.3m x 3.37m) A spacious, formal room with marble surround fireplace with tiled inset. The room benefits from high ceilings with original coving and decorative ceiling rose, and a bay window looks out over the water and surrounding woodland. With door to a small covered VERANDA, this is a charming room in which to entertain guests.

RECEPTION ROOM/BEDROOM 18' 8" x 12' 6" (5.7m x 3.83m) Currently used as a GUEST BEDROOM this spacious, high ceiling room could also serve as a separate RECEPTION ROOM or formal DINING ROOM. A large bay window with window seat makes this a very light and airy room.

SUN ROOM 13' 8" x 6' 6" (4.17m x 2m) A bright space overlooking one of the decks with outside access, Belfast sink and ample storage space.

STUDY 8' 9" x 8' 2" (2.69m x 2.5m) An ideal study or home office being adjacent to the ENTRANCE HALL. Window to the front of the property.

BEDROOM 14' 3" x 12' 5" (4.34m x 3.78m) A large and bright double room with bay windows affording pretty woodland views. Door to ENSUITE comprising bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c. and window to front.

BEDROOM 18' 8" x 12' 7" (5.69m x 3.84m) Another large double room with window seating alcove providing lovely views over Dartmouth town and the River Dart.

STORE A very useful walk-in storage area.

SHOWER ROOM Double size walk-in tiled shower enclosure with glazed shower screen, low level w.c. and two pedestal wash hand basins. Window to front.

BEDROOM 15' 7" x 6' 8" (4.75m x 2.03m) Single room with two Velux windows providing far-reaching country views.

BEDROOM 12' x 11' (3.66m x 3.35m) Double room with sloping ceilings and two Velux windows affording views to the front and rear of the property.

HALLWAY with original tiled floor and doors either end opening to the DECK, GARDEN ROOM and GARDENS.

KITCHEN/DINER 24' 7" x 17' 7" (7.49m x 5.36m) Very spacious characterful room with wood-burning stove and wooden floors. Plenty of storage in the fitted KITCHEN area with wall and base units, double stainless steel sinks and drainers, two hobs and integrated double oven. The DINING AREA has large bay windows looking out over the surrounding countryside and across the water to Darthaven Marina and Dartmouth town.

LARDER 10' 8" x 6' 9" (3.25m x 2.06m) Separate walk-in LARDER adjacent to the KITCHEN.

UTILITY ROOM 12' 6" x 6' 9" (3.81m x 2.06m) With plumbing for washing machine. Hot water cylinder and work bench.

SHOWER ROOM With shower in a glazed enclosure, low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin and under stairs cupboard.

GARDEN ROOM 24' 7" x 15' 1" (7.5m x 4.6m) Fantastic entertaining or craft workshop space currently used by the Cooking School for demonstrations and teaching. The room benefits from high ceilings, plenty of windows looking over the woods and doors out to the GARDENS.

OUTSIDE There are a multitude of seating areas from which to enjoy the water or woodland views. Whether seated on the deck looking down over the River Dart or under the canvas enjoying a BBQ there is much to savour in the outdoors surrounding this lovely home. Off the KITCHEN level there is a large DECK, shaded by a canvas sail, which provides a perfect area to entertain and enjoy the splendid views. Or enter the GARDENS from the GARDEN ROOM and meander the paths to the covered BBQ area or walk around to the GARDEN TERRACES and up to the DECK with views over the River Dart. The property also has the benefit of mature woodland with areas for fruit and vegetable gardens. There are several gates providing access from the GARDENS onto the road above and below. Fir Mount House also has plenty of on road parking directly outside the property.

This large detached property offers an ideal family home in the idyllic setting of a quintessential English coastal village or a home away from home by the water. However, if you are looking for a business or development opportunity, this could also be for you as Fir Mount House offers very spacious and flexible accommodation with the ability to make your own mark on a substantial property footprint.

SERVICES: Mains water, electricity, septic tank. LPG central heating (no mains gas in Kingswear) and Solar panels



TENURE: Freehold

LOCAL AUTHORITY: South Hams District Council t: 01803 861234

Viewings: strictly by prior appointment with The Coastal House. Please contact The Coastal House directly for further information or to arrange a viewing on 01803 752321 or email Please note we do not accept liability for any personal injury or loss as a result of your viewing any of our properties.

Important: we would like to inform prospective purchasers that these sales particulars have been prepared as a general guide only and must not be relied upon as statements of fact. Neither The Coastal House nor any joint agent has any authority to make any representations about the property, and accordingly any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agent(s). A detailed survey has not been carried out, nor the services, appliances and fittings tested. If floor plans are included, they are for guidance and illustration purposes only and may not be to scale and should not be relied upon for furnishing or planning purposes. These particulars, both in writing and/or by word of mouth, are not an offer or contract, nor part of one and should not be relied as being factually accurate about the property, its condition or its value. Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property does not mean that any necessary planning, building regulations or other consent has been obtained. A buyer must find out by inspection or in other ways that these matters have been properly dealt with and that all information is correct.

If there are any important matters likely to affect your decision to buy, please contact us before viewing the property and/or seek independent legal advice.

Please note: this property is being offered directly for sale by The Coastal House estate agency in Kingswear, and all information and photographs have been provided by them. As such, Waterside Properties have not inspected the property, and are therefore not able to verify the correctness of any of the statements of fact contained herewith. All photographs of views have been taken directly from the property itself.

The Coastal House is a limited liability company registered at 14 Mayors Avenue, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9NG under no. 9447216 and a member of The Property Ombudsman Scheme.

"We were delighted with the positive and helpful advice Stephen gave us throughout the marketing and selling of our home at 6 Victoria Heights Dartmouth. Stephens commitment to us was 100% from the moment he presented us with a Marketing Plan, through the sales process, and to the day we moved out. We were very pleased with the sales figure achieved and the relatively short time frame it took to achieve it. We would recommend Stephen and The Coastal House unreservedly to anybody serious about selling their home. "
Lynda and Jim Wade