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College Way, Dartmouth, Devon
£925,000, 6 bedrooms, for sale

Key features

  • Short walk down into town and River Dart
  • 10 mins drive to Blackpool Sands
  • Stunning Views
  • Delightful Gardens
  • Ample Driveway/Parking

Property Description

A piece of Dartmouth history an ancient dwelling overlooking the Dartmouth Estuary and out to sea.This converted barn offers excellent holiday let accommodation but this unique property could easily be converted back to a spacious character home for the family not wanting to take advantage of the holiday let opportunity. The gracious lawns and established shrubs and trees show this dwelling off to perfection.

One of Dartmouth's much admired landmarks, offering many lifestyle options. In the past this property has been run as a successful holiday letting business and it wouldn't take much to get this business opportunity up and running again. There is a separate cottage from the main building which is ripe for development, either as independent accommodation for a relative or as a separate holiday letting opportunity?

The property has a wonderful atmosphere, there are lawns and gardens to meander through, with ample off street parking and terrific views. The local views over the water and beyond are breath taking. The gardens, the drive, the upper lounge and the lower kitchen window all have very special and individual views.

Longbow Barns is just a short walk down to the river and the wonderful harbour town of Dartmouth. It is just a ten minute drive to beautiful Blackpool Beach and the award winning Venus Cafe and Restaurant. Local legend has it that a farm existed on the site of Longbow Barns from Saxon times, which was listed in the Domesday Book. It is believed that the "Lord of Norton" occupied the farm in Norman times when it was the centre of the Townstal community as the water margins were still at risk from Viking raids. According to English Heritage the medieval barns were altered in Elizabethan times and the site remained a working farm until 1974. Longbow Barns is a wonderful location from which to explore the South Hams and all that Devon has to offer. Those with a love of English History will love Longbow Barns.


BARN 1 (Ground Floor) The Entrance Hall is warm and welcoming providing generous space to meet and greet visitors and family. It really puts the stamp on this elegant home when you first walk through the door. It leads through to the kitchen/breakfast room and provides access to the ground floor hall with stairs rising to the next level.

The Kitchen/ breakfast room is spacious and serves the ground floor apartment very well when separated from upstairs and all 3 bedrooms are occupied.The kitchen has a lovely outlook over the gardens towards the River Dart and enjoys the morning sun. There is a 5 ring gas hob on a central island and stainless steel electric double oven. There is a wide range of painted wood kitchen units, stainless steel double sink unit and drainer and plenty of work surfaces.

The ground floor living room is immediately next door to the kitchen. It has a dual aspect with glazed French doors to the garden. This room would be an ideal formal dining room if converting Longbow Barns to one dwelling. Summer would be perfect leaving the double doors open to the gardens !

A glazed door leads from the living room to the hall way. Immediately to the right is a WC, wash hand basin and shower ,this also serves as the en-suite for Bedroom 3 which is next door.

Bedroom 3 is a delightfully bright double bedroom with 2 windows that look to the rear garden as well as having direct access to its en-suite shower room.

Bedroom 1 is another spacious double with feature stone walls and beams. It has its own bathroom opposite it on the other side of the hall. This bathroom has a delightful corner bath with wash hand basin and WC.

Bedroom 2 is situated at the end of the hall on the left It has 2 windows and an external glazed door to front courtyard. Like the rest of the bedrooms it has its own private bathroom facilities. Immediately across the hall is its own bathroom with bath, WC and wash hand basin

BARN 2 (First Floor)

The stairs rise from the entrance hall to the first floor. Immediately ahead you enter living Room this light and spacious triple aspect room has stunning views over the gardens towards the town and river mouth. Large picture windows take full advantage of the vista. Exposed beams and some exposed stone walls add wonderful atmosphere to this room. The wood burner provides that extra charm and warmth to winter nights.

The Kitchen is immediately to the right of the stairs on the first floor. A velux sky light bathes this room in all day sun .It has a stainless steel sink with a built in electric hob and a built in electric oven and dishwasher. There is an under worktop fridge and a range of built painted wood kitchen units.

The first bedroom on the left is a large double room with plenty of space to accommodate a large freestanding wardrobe. The velux window bathes this room in sunshine. The en-suite bathroom has a shower, wash hand basin and WC.

At the end of the hall on the left is the second bedroom. Like everything about Longbow, this room is large It enjoys a double aspect keeping it bright and sunny. The en-suite has a corner bath with a shower over. It has a wash hand basin and WC.

The separate cottage " Little Barn " has its own entrance which is in to the Sitting Room a dual aspect room with feature stone fireplace and with views over the garden.Stone stairs rise from the Sitting Room to the Kitchen. The Kitchen is fully fitted with built in floor and wall cupboards, double electric oven, gas hob with extractor over , built in fridge and stainless steel sink and drainer it has a glazed roof for star watching ! A small hall takes you to the cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin. The hall also gives you access to the garden. Stairs continue to rise to the double bedroom. This has a delightful view over the garden to Dartmouth and the river beyond. This is barn is ready for re-development with wonderful potential.

Outside -The gardens are a delight ! A wonderful mix of sweeping lawns, for all those outdoor summer pursuits and entertainments. The mature trees and shrubs frame this delightful space. The size here is a rare find in Dartmouth and the views out to sea are truly stunning.

There is plenty of practical storage in 2 large garden sheds.

The gated front courtyard provides ample off street parking for 4 to 6 vehicles.


This property is being offered directly for sale by The Coastal House estate agency in Dartmouth, 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. Please contact The Coastal House directly for further information or to arrange a viewing on 01803 835788 or email

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