Measuring approximately 1.24 acres / 0.50 hectares, the plot slopes steeply upwards to the south east and adjoins mature woodland to two sides.
Situated on site currently is a detached bungalow, of poor construction, believed to have been built in the 1920’s, and a detached garage at road level. A driveway leads up to the north of the existing property through mature woodland. The front garden is terraced and lawned, with shrubs, including rhododendron, mimosa and a number of sub-tropical plants, as well as roses, camellias and a variety of flowering shrubs. Steps lead down either side of the garden to the roadway and garage. To the rear of the existing property is an old orchard with apple and pear trees, and behind the old orchard is natural woodland going up to the skyline on the Eastern boundary. Lower Court Road is a private road managed by Trustees.
The village of Newton Ferrers enjoys a delightful riverside setting on the wooded slopes of the estuary of the River Yealm. This sheltered, deep water harbour is much favoured by yachtsmen
& lies within a truly beautiful valley in the unspoilt South Hams countryside, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Special Area of Conservation. The village benefits from a number of amenities and facilities including a church, post office, pub and restaurant, yacht club, and a primary school. There is also an array of clifftop, woodlands, and coastal walks. There are 18-hole golf courses at Wrangaton to the north, which backs onto the Dartmoor National Park, and at Bigbury to the east.
Bus services run to Plymouth city centre which is within easy commuting distance. The main route from Plymouth to Exeter (A38/M5 Devon Expressway) is only a few miles away. Intercity trains run hourly from Plymouth to Paddington. The Continental Ferryport is also easily accessible. All give superb access to the rest of the country, combined with living in one of the most beautiful riverside locations on the south coast.
On the 18th of October 2018, under reference 1707/18/FUL, South Hams District Council granted conditional planning permission for the “demolition of existing 4 bedroom house and replacement with new 4 bedroom house, new garage and parking area”. Prospective purchasers are advised that they should make their own enquiries of South Hams District Council.
An electronic Planning and Technical pack is available from the agents.
The approved plans provide for a detached house of approximately 3432 sqft / 319 sqm, laid to three levels, which will enjoy fantastic views of the River Yealm and surrounding countryside. The lower ground floor will comprise a spacious entrance hall with passenger lift, utility room, and shower room. The ground floor will comprise a large landing, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and balcony, three further double bedrooms (two with en suite shower rooms), and a family bathroom. On the first/top floor there will be an open plan, quadruple aspect sitting/dining room with access to a large sun terrace, an open plan kitchen/breakfast room with separate larder, and finally a versatile room suitable as a library, large study, or even an occasional bedroom.
Section 106 Agreement
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
South Hams District Council.
Mains electricity, mains water, and private drainage. Mains drainage and gas are available in Lower Court Road.
Method of Sale
Unconditional offers invited by way of private treaty, although the vendor reserves the right to
move to an informal tender.
By appointment only. The site is uneven and overgrown and so all viewers are strongly advised to wear appropriate footwear and clothing. All viewers enter the site at their own risk. The vendor, and their agents, cannot accept any responsibility or liability for any injury or damage caused.