Derby Road, Kingsbridge

£1,500,000 Offers in excess of
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 4
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Property Features

  • A Regency home with a fascinating history
  • Private and secluded position
  • Walking distance of the town and estuary
  • Ample parking
  • Sympathetically restored and full of original features
  • Beautifully landscaped gardens
  • Outbuidlings with potential STPP
  • Gardens and grounds extending to about an acre
  • Rare and unique opportunity
  • 11 acre field available by separate negotiation

Property Summary

A magnificent Grade II Listed house arranged over three floors and standing in approximately an acre of grounds with outbuildings which could be converted if desired.

Full Details

Buttville House was built in 1820 for Admiral Abraham Hawkins, a descendent of Sir John Hawkins of Spanish Armada fame. Since then, it has housed various illustrious owners/occupiers including Major General William Birdwood and Lt Colonel John Jacson. 

Brimming with character, the house combines the peaceful environs befitting a prominent rural home, while offering the convenience of being easily accessible to the extensive range of amenities that this popular market town affords.

The house is incredibly private, tucked away behind a high stone wall and wrought-iron gate and the driveway provides ample parking.

Beautifully maintained and sympathetically restored by the current owners, this substantial home is full of charm and period detailing.

The elegant front door opens into a gracious and welcoming reception hall with both the drawing room and dining room which lead off being beautifully proportioned with attractive fireplaces and views over the gardens. Also on the ground floor is a sitting room, study, cloakroom, boot room and various storage cupboards.

On the lower ground floor, a spacious kitchen breakfast room with wood burner, handmade units, double butler sink and Aga opens directly to a beautifully landscaped walled garden. In addition there are a pantry, utility, wine cellar, well, coal store and snooker room.

On the first floor, the main bedroom enjoys views over open countryside and across the town and has an en-suite with roll-top bath. There are three further double bedrooms, a single, two additional bathrooms and a WC.

Nestled in landscaped gardens replete with parkland trees and shrubs, there are a number of terraces for al fresco dining, a conservatory, greenhouse and summer house, and manicured lawns including a water feature and topiary. The property also comes with outbuildings comprising two stables, log store, and a coach house with office above.

An adjoining 11 acre field which is let on a Farm Business Tenancy to a local farmer is available by separate negotiation. The land will be subject to an overage provision.

In all, Buttville House offers the opportunity of a lifestyle in a high quality house within a short and comfortable walk of Kingsbridge’s vibrant town centre and beautiful estuary. Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the spectacular grandeur of this much loved family home.


Strictly by appointment with Harriet George Properties Limited.

Mains water and electricity. Private drainage to septic tank. Oil fired central heating.

South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234. Council Tax Band G.

From the centre of Kingsbridge, head along The Embankment on the A379. Take the first turning into Derby Road and then follow Derby Road around to the right after around 200 yards. Follow this road down the hill, passing the Recreation Ground on the right hand side, continue straight up the hill and Buttville House will be found on the left hand side, opposite the sharp right hand bend.