2 Butts Cottages, West Alvington

Guide Price £695,000

Sold STC

The enchanting 2 Butts Cottages presents an extraordinary opportunity to own a distinctive three-bedroom cottage, thoughtfully extended to preserve its unique character.

Situated on the outskirts of the village of West Alvington, most rooms enjoy a wide southerly aspect over the large south-facing terrace and level lawned gardens with open and elevated views of the fields and countryside beyond. The original traditional stonebuilt cottage was totally renovated and the extension was completed in 2016. The mix of two styles has created a charming fitted modern home full of character with gas-fired underfloor heating throughout, a hot water system assisted by solar panels, and double glazing bringing an enjoyable environment.

An open porch leads into the entrance hallway with storage for shoes and coats through to the inner hallway with two-story green oak framed glass panels. The kitchen/Dining room benefits from a triple aspect with double doors leading into the garden. The kitchen is fully fitted with hardwood worktops, a Hotpoint double oven, Stoves gas hob with an extractor over, plumbing for the dishwasher, and space and plumbing for a large fridge/freezer.

Utility room with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, Worcester gas boiler, and Gledhill mains pressure hot water cylinder which is connected to the solar thermal roof panels. The sitting room forms part of the original cottage and features a large stone fireplace with an inset woodburning stove, slate window seat, and beamed ceiling.

An oak staircase leads to the first floor to the galleried landing offering farreaching countryside views and a vaulted ceiling with remote operate Velux roof lights. Main bedroom with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, and trusses, two built-in folding-out wardrobes, varnished floorboards, and an en-suite shower room. The second bedroom has a triple aspect affording far-reaching countryside views and part vaulted ceiling. Third single bedroom with built-in wardrobe. Family bathroom with double-ended bath and separate shower cubicle.

The property is accessed via a gated and fenced graveled parking area providing ample space for several cars. There is an impressive insulated double garage which has the additional amenity of a much sought-after ancillary en-suite bedroom or office located above. This is currently used as a guest suite with a triple aspect affording far-reaching countryside views. There is electric heating and located in an under-eaves cupboard is the mains pressure hot water cylinder with electric immersion heating. The garden is southwest facing and is mainly laid to lawn and planted with shrubs with a paved terrace area accessed from both the kitchen/dining room and living room. There are steps and an integral slide connecting the upper and lower levels of the garden.

Please Note: Planning permission has been granted to build a single-story extension from the living room. And has planning permission to extend the house further. 

Planning Application Ref: 0835/21/HHO

2 Butts Cottages is within walking distance of Kingsbridge.


Tenure: Freehold

Council Tax Band: C

Local Authority: South Hams District Council

Services: Mains electricity, water, and gas.

Private drainage. The solar thermal panel on the roof heating the water currently provides an RHI payment of approximately £440 per annum.

Directions: From the Quay in Kingsbridge take the A381 to Salcombe. Entering West Alvington half a mile up the hill continue through the village, No.2 Butts Cottages is the last property on the left next to the Cricket Club.

Viewing: Very strictly by appointment only.


Key Features

  • Uniquely designed and extended cottage
  • Detached double garage with guest accommodation above
  • Elevated views of countryside
  • Ample parking
  • Highly desired location
  • 3 bedroom semi-detached house
  • South facing garden
  • Exposed beams and unique character
  • Walking distance to Kingsbridge
  • Planning permission granted

Property Details

Property TypeSemi-Detached House
PostcodeTQ7 3PS
Council Tax BandBand C



Discover the enchantment of 2 Butts Cottages, a one-of-a-kind chance to own a delightful residence in a highly-desired area.


113 Fore Street
Kingsbridge, Devon

01548 852352

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