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Property of the month: Wonderful by the waterside

PUBLISHED: 09:00 13 March 2014

Waterhead, East Portlemouth

Waterhead, East Portlemouth


This stunning property nestling at the head of the creek is a bright and airy family home

Waterhead offers a fantastic opportunity to acquire a lovely, six bedroom home with bright and flexibly configured accommodation set in a stunning waterside position at the head of Waterhead Creek, which leads down to Salcombe and its estuary.

The house and linked barn - including studio annexe with open plan lounge/dining room and kitchen - and the garden occupy a gently sloping gradient that runs down to the creek and enjoys lovely views to the north and west over the ever changing outlook of the creek.

The original farmhouse has been linked to a large converted barn. All the work has been carried out to a very high specification including double glazing, tiled floors and high quality family bathroom, shower room, wetroom and three ensuites. The house and barn, with its striking curved staircase, are linked by a sunken passageway.

The huge sitting room and drawing/dining room and wealth of bathrooms make this property ideal for both family living and entertaining. The equally large kitchen/breakfast room is complemented by a useful utility room, so that washday need never intrude.

There is a large study so that working from home would be simple, if you could tear yourself away from the grounds, which provide plenty of places to enjoy the sunshine and views over the creek and surrounding countryside. Paved terraces run around much of the living space and, beyond, lawns provide further vantage points from which to enjoy the location. The sloping ground has been terraced and broken up by young specimen trees and other ornamental planting.

Fact file

Address: Waterhead, East Portlemouth, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8PA

Location: East Portlemouth about 1 mile; Kingsbridge about 6 miles; Salcombe (by boat) about 1.5 miles

Price: POA

Joint agents: Charles Head, 113 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1BG. 01548 852352;; Savills Exeter, The Forum, Barnfield Road, Exeter, EX1 1QR. 01392 455755;


Farmhouse and barn linked to provide flexible accommodation, including:

Ground floor: hall, sitting room, open plan reception/dining area with vaulted kitchen, study, games room, conservatory; bedroom 5.

Lower ground floor: guest bedroom.

First floor: Sitting room, four bedrooms, two ensuite, bathroom

Even on less clement days, you could enjoy pottering in the greenhouse; indeed for the keen gardener there are a number of outbuildings providing storage for garden equipment, firewood and other machinery. Or you may wish to spend your leisure time in the spacious games room.

To make the most of the waterside location, the property comes with a linhey boathouse beside a slipway, giving direct access to the water and the use of two licensed moorings immediately adjoining the slipway.


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