Broad Downs, Malborough


Broad Downs, Malborough

Thought to date back to 1879, Broad Downs is a beautifully presented farmhouse set in approximately 4.5 acres of Sussex fenced wild meadows and gardens. The property has been extensively renovated throughout yet retains much of the original character and charm, including flagstone flooring, period fireplaces and original staircase. Two Carpenter Oak extensions have created fabulous entertaining and family spaces, with vaulted ceilings and full height windows making the most of the unspoilt countryside views.

The quaint front porch opens into the entrance hall with deep skirting boards, high ceilings and a period staircase. Either side of the hallway are two receptions rooms both with period fireplaces, sash windows and engineered oak flooring. There is then the dining room with door leading to an external slate terrace area. An archway leads through to the warm and inviting sitting room; a beautiful Carpenter Oak extension with vaulted ceiling, exposed timbers and trusses with views across the countryside and valley beyond. The property boasts a central fireplace, slate underfloor heating and two sets of French doors opening onto a slate south facing terrace. A country style kitchen with granite worktops, Britannia cooker with six ring gas hob and extractor over and integrated fridge. Island unit with 1½ bowl stainless steel sink and integrated dishwasher. A second Carpenter Oak extension creates a wonderful family room and entertaining space with a fabulous central double sided woodburner. Two sets of French doors open onto an east facing slate patio area, perfect for watching the sunrise with a morning coffee. There is also a glazed and wood panelled rear entrance porch with cloakroom and utility room with country style wooden cupboard, wooden worktops and inset Belfast sink.

On the first floor are three double bedrooms; master bedroom with built-in wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom with roll top double ended bath and separate shower cubicle. Bedroom two with en-suite bathroom with wooden panelled bath and traditional Savoy sink unit.

On the second floor are two further double bedrooms with built-in storage in the eaves and full length sash windows with Juliet balconies. A family bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle, airing cupboard and access to the spacious attic storage area.

Broad Downs is set in approximately 4.5 acres of Sussex fenced wild meadows with natural pond creating a beautiful haven for wildlife. There is also a kitchen garden and chicken coop as well as a variety of fruit trees. The farmhouse is immediately surrounded by formal gardens, bordered by lavender, mature shrubs and two secluded sunny slate patio areas; perfect for al fresco dining. The property is accessed by a private driveway leading to two ample parking areas.

Broad Downs lies between the village of Malborough and the hamlet of Soar. Malborough is a popular and sought village just a few miles from the stunning South Devon coastline where there spectacular clifftop walks, coves, and sandy beaches. The village provides a range of day-to-day amenities including a Co-op/ filling station, two public houses, a farm shop, a church together with a highly regarded Primary school. The popular resort of Salcombe is only a 3 mile drive away plus there is a handy, scenic cycle/footpath into Salcombe from Malborough. The hidden gem of Soar Mill Cove is under a 15 minute walk through glorious National Park countryside and can only be reached by foot or boat. The market town of Kingsbridge is nearby too and collectively the area provides a comprehensive range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities.


Key Features

  • Beautifully presented farmhouse
  • Character and charm
  • Extensively renovated throughout
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Unspoilt countryside views
  • fabulous entertaining and family spaces
  • Carpenter oak extensions
  • Wild meadows with natural pond

Property Details

Property Type Detached House
Postcode TQ7 3DX
Council Tax Band Band E

Energy Efficiency & Environmental Impact


Room Descriptions




Mains Electricity, Water and Drainage. Oil fired central heating and LPG gas to the hob.


From Kingsbridge take the A381 for Salcombe. Arriving at the village of Malborough turn right onto Collaton Road (Immediately opposite the Co-op/ garage). Follow the road for approximately 1 mile then take the left hand turning into the driveway of Broad Downs, the name plaque is on a stone pillar at the entrance to the driveway.


Thought to date back to 1879, Broad Downs is a beautifully presented farmhouse set in approximately 4.5 acres of Sussex fenced wild meadows and gardens. EPC Band D


113 Fore Street
Kingsbridge, Devon

01548 852352

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