Swallowmead Cottage, Diptford


For Sale

Swallowmead Cottage is a rare gem that embodies the timeless charm of a classic Devon cottage. Set on approximately 0.7 acres of picturesque land, this property welcomes you through a gated driveway into a spacious courtyard. Here, you'll find a large covered 4-car port/garage, ample storage, and generous parking space.

The main house offers a delightful blend of rustic and modern features. Enter through the charming porch with its rustic wooden door and step into the living room, where original flagstone flooring and a cosy log burner create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The kitchen, adorned with high ceilings, exposed beams, and picturesque windows, transitions seamlessly into a utility area with access to the rear garden. The dining area flows into another inviting living space, bathed in natural light and featuring a grand fireplace with a log burner. A step down reveals an office space, complemented by a convenient downstairs toilet and ample storage.

Upstairs, the main house boasts a double bedroom with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, an en-suite shower room, and delightful garden and countryside views. A spacious family bathroom with a bath and shower, along with built-in storage, serves the household's needs. The master bedroom, also graced with high ceilings and built-in storage, and a third double bedroom complete the main house's accommodation.

Attached to the main house is Kiln Cottage, currently serving as a one-bedroom annex or holiday let. This charming space includes a welcoming living room with a log burner fireplace, a kitchen, and a downstairs shower room and toilet. A curved staircase leads to a generously sized bedroom with vaulted ceilings and built-in storage. A hidden door from the kitchen connects to the main house's kitchen, offering the flexibility to maintain the annex or seamlessly revert to a single, spacious 4-bedroom residence. Externally, Swallowmead Cottage boasts a wrap-around garden with various areas to relax and unwind. Enjoy a raised vegetable patch with scenic views, a flat south-facing lawn bordered by a tranquil stream, a rear patio, and another raised lawned area overlooking neighbouring agricultural fields currently home to adorable lambs. Additionally, a large stone outbuilding and a wooden shed provide further storage solutions. Swallowmead Cottage combines timeless charm with modern convenience, offering a serene countryside lifestyle just moments from Diptford.

Location-Diptford is a charming small village situated in the heart of the South Hams. Known for its picturesque and unspoilt countryside, Diptford provides a quintessential rural experience. Despite its peaceful setting, the village benefits from its convenient proximity to the bustling town of Totnes, located just a short drive away. Totnes is renowned for its vibrant arts scene, historic architecture and eclectic mix of independent shops, cafes and markets. This accessibility allows residents of Diptford to enjoy the best of both worlds: the serenity of rural living and the amenities and cultural offerings of a dynamic town. The ease of reaching Totnes from Diptford enhances the village's appeal, making it an attractive location for those who appreciate a quiet countryside lifestyle without sacrificing access to modern conveniences and activities. Additionally, Totnes offers excellent rail links to London, making it easy for residents to travel to the capital for work or leisure. 

Tenure: Freehold

Council Tax Band: E

Local Authority: South Hams District Council

Services: Mains electricity, private water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.

EPC: Current G (16) Potential B (82)

Viewings: Very strictly by appointment only

Directions: From Totnes or the A38 drive to the village of Avonwick. At the bridge over the river take the turning signposted for Diptford. Drive on this lane for almost exactly 1 mile and take the left hand turning on the sharp right-handed bend. Swallowmead will be found on the left hand side after 100 yards.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We would like to inform prospective purchasers that these sales particulars have been prepared as a general guide only. They are prepared and issued in good faith and are intended to give a fair description of the property, but do not constitute part of an offer or contract. Any description or information given should not be relied on as a statement or representation of fact that the property or its services are in good condition. Neither Charles Head, nor any of its employees, has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to the property. Floorplans are for guidance purposes only and may not be to scale. The photographs show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time they were taken. Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property is not a statement that any regulations or other consent has been obtained. . If there are any important matters likely to affect your decision to buy, please contact us before viewing the property. ALL STATEMENTS CONTAINED IN THESE PARTICULARS AS TO THIS PROPERTY ARE MADE WITHOUT RESPONSIBILITY ON THE PART OF CHARLES HEAD.


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Property Details

Property TypeDetached House
PostcodeTQ9 7PB

Energy Efficiency & Environmental Impact



A quintessential Devon cottage secluded deep in the rolling countryside, offering the perfect escape for those seeking tranquillity. Swallowmead is detached 4 bedroom property which is currently arranged as a 3 bedroom main house with 1 bedroom annex currently being utilised as a holiday let. Large car port with plenty of external storage, private driveway, beautiful landscaped gardens and only a short walk into the village of diptford. 


113 Fore Street
Kingsbridge, Devon

01548 852352

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