Lyndhurst, Dittisham, Dartmouth

£950,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 11077
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Features

  • Period Property
  • River Views
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Garage
  • Landscaped gardens

Property Summary

Lyndhurst is quite simply a charming period family home with beautiful views over the village of Dittisham across the River Dart towards rolling countryside beyond. This Grade II Listed house has been thoughtfully extended, polished slate tiled floors extend from the kitchen/breakfast room into the dining room where there is an exposed Devon stone fireplace with log burner. The master bedroom with en-suite shower room is located on the ground floor. On the first floor there are three bedrooms, family bathroom and a cosy sitting room from which superb views are enjoyed across the River Dart.

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Welcome to Lyndhurst, a unique Victorian family in the heart of this picturesque riverside village. Lovingly restored…this home is one of the three cottages that is reputed to have been built from the proceeds of the US Gold Rush of 1849.

Pass beneath the Victoria canopied porch, complete with pitched slate roof and through into the entrance hall, into a home brimming with original features. Feel the warmth as you step into the ground floor sitting room, a multi-fuel wood burner with exposed stone chimney breast creates a cosy ambiance.

Lyndhurst has the ideal farmhouse family kitchen it is also has all the essentials for modern living. Traditional hand painted bespoke built-in units and a central island with useful additional sink, Within the tiled, inglenook, sits a large range cooker which is ideal for Sunday roasts, while other appliances include an integrated fridge and dishwasher. The kitchen/breakfast room also has a butler sink and granite work surfaces. There are lovely glimpses over the village and down towards the River Dart. The breakfast area has further views across the River Dart and French doors out to the rear garden.

Sneak a peek at the adjoining utility room, with its big farmhouse style sink and space for an array of coats and shoes. Access here too into the separate cloakroom and stable style door to the enclosed rear garden.

Heading back though the living room turn right into the master bedroom. Dressed in the softest of blues, this room boasts space and could easily house your freestanding furniture. Wooden floor underfoot leads you through to the enormous en-suite. Ceramic tiled, a fully tiled shower enclosure, hand basin and wc - create a beautifully calm and restorative space here as your own private sanctuary awaits.

Returning to the entrance hall, take the staircase - with its original handrail and spindles - and emerge onto the landing.

Time to discover your first floor sitting room decorated in muted pale greens this room has wonderful dual aspect windows and enjoys some of the best views of the house down to Mill Creek and The River Dart. A gas fired log burner keeps you cosy on those chilly winter nights.

There are three further double bedrooms - with one currently being used as a home office with delightful views over the garden. A spacious family bathroom completes this floor.

Time to head out into the south facing gardens a particular delight of this home, Step outside and discover a secret garden arranged in tiers and filled with hidden pockets of colour, trees and outbuildings.

Gardeners will love getting stuck into these mature gardens. 

Head up to the top of the garden and step inside the gazebo with wonderful river views. Ideal if you wish to escape to the outdoors. Also delightful for summer parties, where it can be set up as a bar to the delight of friends and family!

A garage is situated to the side of the house with a further parking space.


Dittisham is one of the most attractive villages that you'll come across in South Devon. It is an un-spoilt and exceptionally beautiful riverside settlement on the Dart and whether you are looking at Lyndhurst as your permanent home or as a holiday residence the charms and indeed amenities of this 'chocolate box' village are many. For sheer convenience the River Dart can be accessed from the creek just a very short stroll from the property where there are running moorings for tenders and Dittisham Sailing Club, located on the foreshore, is a lively group with a full diary of racing and leisure sailing. There is also an annual Ditsum Regatta and The Ham provides an excellent play area for children, your own or visiting!
The village is well served by two public houses and a separate riverside restaurant. The Red Lion is quite the life blood of the village being also the general stores, newsagent, post office, community library, gift shop and even dry cleaners!
The village hall is a well used venue providing a home for the Dittisham Football team, WI, short mat bowls, Horticultural Society, Yoga group and Ditsum Players. An excellent amateur dramatic group that keeps the village well entertained with cabarets, pantomimes and serious productions and is always open and welcoming to new members.
Last but not least is St Georges Church… over one thousand years old and still going strong providing not only a well attended place of worship, support and friendship but also a place to learn bell ringing or enjoy visiting choral and musical events.
The village may be small but certainly not lacking!

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