Stamp duty free - 4 lovely Devon homes under £500,000

PUBLISHED: 15:15 14 July 2020 | UPDATED: 15:15 14 July 2020

Gauntlet Cottage, Silverton. Guide £350,000. Photo: Strutt and Parker

Gauntlet Cottage, Silverton. Guide £350,000. Photo: Strutt and Parker

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You won’t pay any stamp duty on these Devon homes if you complete the purchase by March 31 next year

Denbow Thatch at Farringdon has a guide price of £470,000. Photo: Strutt and ParkerDenbow Thatch at Farringdon has a guide price of £470,000. Photo: Strutt and Parker

Last week the government increaesed the threshoold at which stamp duty must be paid to £500,000 for homes in England until 31 March 2021.

So what can you get in Devon that costs up to £500,000 and on which no stamp duty will be paid if you complete before next April?

Estate agents Strutt and Parker suggested four properties on their books:

11, Great Tree Park, Chagford. Guide £500,000.  Photo: Strutt and Parker11, Great Tree Park, Chagford. Guide £500,000. Photo: Strutt and Parker

Gauntlet Cottage, Silverton. Guide £350,000

Dating from around the 17th century, Gauntlet Cottage is a plastered cob thatched house offering flexible accommodation arranged over two floors and combines the amenities of modern living with a wealth of retained character features including exposed beams, cottage-style glazing and open fires.

Denbow Thatch, Farringdon. Guide £470,000

Denbow Thatch is a delightful Grade II Listed cottage, with 2,600 sq. ft. of accommodation and attractive gardens, approached via its own private drive and yet set in a cluster of nearby properties in a rural position just six miles from Exeter city centre. The property features original period features throughout, including timber beams, lending the living spaces a real sense of character.

11, Great Tree Park, Chagford. Guide £500,000

A beautifully presented property which has been extensively updated by the current owners. The property is an excellent family home providing light-filled accommodation arranged over two floors, and has been cleverly designed to maximise views over the National Park.

Lake View House, Yeoford. Guide £475,000

A tucked-away detached house offering over 1,900 sq. ft. of light-filled and flexible accommodation arranged over two floors. The ground floor accommodation, featuring underfloor heating, is accessed from a welcoming reception hall and briefly comprises a large triple aspect sitting room with a feature fireplace with woodburning stove and French doors to the rear garden terrace, plus a spacious dual aspect kitchen/dining room with limestone flooring.

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