The Old Bakehouse is situated in the picturesque Start Bay village or Torcross, right in the heart of the South Hams; 5 miles from Dartmouth, 6 miles from Kingsbridge and 12 miles from Salcombe by road.
The entire locality is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and offers a wealth of opportunities for exploration and adventure. Torcross village is located at the southern end of one of England's largest fresh water lakes, known as Slapton Ley. The lake is only separated from the sea by a narrow shingle ridge known as Slapton Line. Homeowners are permitted to keep a boat on the beach in Torcross, there are no mooring fees.
The main beach, known as Slapton Sands, is a three mile long pebble beach used in the Second World War as a practice site for the Normandy landings. Today there is plenty of evidence of this history and a memorial marking the events. A little further on are the seaside villages of Beesands and Hallsands, a beautiful walk on the South West Coastal Footpath towards the Lighthouse at Start Point.
Start Bay is also renowned as a fishing location and the villages of Torcross and Slapton boast some fine pubs, cafes and restaurants.
The A38 Devon Expressway provides links to the south of Plymouth and Exeter to the north. Exeter provides links to the M5 motorway and London and Bristol. There are regular rail services to London Paddington from Plymouth. Exeter International Airport provides an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights including two flights a day to London City Airport.
The Accommodation briefly comprises (Dimensions are included in the Layout Plans Overleaf):-
THE OLD BAKEHOUSE
A very well proportioned, comfortable home in an aesthetically beautiful place to live.
The Old Bakehouse is a four bedroom Victorian House situated on the Torcross Village Square, overlooking Slapton Ley. The upper floors enjoy views over the water and the surrounding countryside.
The residential accommodation is arranged over two floors (with Start Bay Stores on either side of the ground floor). The property has double glazing and oil fired central heating. The accommodation on the first floor comprises: a sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room with integrated appliances, a double bedroom, single bedroom and family bathroom with separate WC. On the top floor are two further spacious double bedrooms.
START BAY STORES
The shops (arranged as one at present)are located either side of The Old Bakehouse and are currently run by the tenant as a local shop, post office and gift shop. Vacant Possession of the commercial element is available.
To the rear of the property is an attached two storey barn. The ground floor is used for storage for the shop. The upper floor, accessed via a staircase, is utilised by our client as storage for the house.
Subject to the relevant planning permissions, the barn has potential to be developed into further living accommodation for The Old Bakehouse, or potentially a separate dwelling / holiday letting unit.
Set on a lane some 50 yards from the property is a separate secure garage. This useful addition is available by separate negotiation. Interested parties are advised to enquire with the agents.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
COUNCIL TAX BAND B
COMMERCIAL EPC AWAITED
Viewing is highly recommended and can be arranged by prior appointment with the sole agents, Bettesworths.