This former rectory for sale dates back to the Georgian era and is walking distance to ‘the UK’s best beach’. 

Farwell House, in Stoke Fleming, is a Grade II listed former rectory which was originally built in 1834, with a Victorian addition later on in the 19th century. 

The property is within walking distance of Blackpool Sands, which has recently been voted the UK’s best beach by Conde Nast Traveller. 

The former rectory has been renovated throughout, with reinstated marble fireplaces and original shutters, as well as new underfloor heating and solar panels. 

The formal dining room. (Marchand Petit)

On the ground floor, the main reception rooms all have floor to ceiling sash windows, and include a drawing room with double doors to the terrace. 

There is also a formal dining room, and a library/sitting room, with a hidden cocktail cabinet behind a Georgian door. 

The kitchen area. (Marchand Petit)

Completing this level, there is a wine cellar, a cloakroom, a plant room and a utility boot room. 

A 19th century double staircase with a domed circular lantern window leads upstairs to a spacious open landing. 

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One of the bedrooms. (Marchand Petit)

The main bedroom suite includes a dressing room and a retro bathroom, while also on the first floor are a further four bedrooms, one en-suite shower room and a family bathroom. 

As well as the main house, there is an east wing which has been reconfigured and extended into an annexe, comprising an open plan living area and three bedrooms. 

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The outdoor kitchen. (Marchand Petit)

There is also a cottage, which is a 400 year old Devon longhouse with three bedrooms and a double aspect sitting room. 

The gardens and grounds include a paved terrace, a formal garden, a large pond, a vegetable garden and a wooded area. 

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The pond in the grounds. (Marchand Petit)

There is also a courtyard garden with a summer kitchen, which has a built-in barbecue and oven, as well as a hot tub and a double garage. 

The property is being sold by Marchand Petit for a guide price of £3,000,000.

The agent commented: “A stunning five bedroom Grade II listed former rectory which has been lovingly and meticulously refurbished to an extremely high standard in the very heart of this coastal South Hams village, with a self contained three bedroom wing and a separate three bedroom cottage, all within walking distance of the beautiful Blackpool Sands beach.”