10 of the Best Properties for Sale in Devon and Cornwall

By Sophie Bucknall

2 years ago

The best of the south west...

These two counties might be renowned for their pasties and fudge, but both Devon and Cornwall boast some of the most beautiful scenery in Britain – not to mention a plethora of properties from which to enjoy it. Here is our pick of the best homes on the market right now in Devon & Cornwall…

1. Old Mill Road, Torquay, Devon

Devon house balcony overlooking sea

You might mistake this stunning property for being in the Mediterranean – there’s a reason Torquay is nicknamed ‘The English Riviera’. In the summer it gets some of the longest hours of sunlight per day, and you can soak up those rays from the array of sun-trap balconies. Dine alfresco on the long summer evenings, then retreat inside to the spacious kitchen/dining-room for those winter dinner parties. Available through Knight Frank for £1,650,000

2. Muddifords Court, Devon

Muddifords Court

With its atmospheric air and gorgeous period interiors, it’s no surprise that Muddifords Court previously served as a popular wedding venue. The sumptuous Georgian property has retained much of its charming original features, including elaborate cornicing in the principal reception rooms, exposed wooden beams, open fireplaces and sash windows, all of which contribute to the house’s bright and pleasant nature. All five of its bedrooms are bright and gracefully proportioned. The master suite comes with an adjoining dressing room, and looks over the ornamental lake and lovely grounds.   Available through Strutt & Parker for £1.9m

3. Higher Metcombe, Ottery St. Mary, Devon

Ottery St Mary, Higher Metcombe, Devon country home

Sitting in the quaint Devonshire town of Ottery St Mary is this impressive Georgian home. Inside, the rooms are fresh bright and well-proportioned: there’s the bespoke kitchen, the grand dining room and the drawing room complete with a bay window with stunning views and french doors leading out to the veranda. Outside, there’s 11 acres of gorgeous grounds, including a Victorian walled garden, croquet lawn, pond and an array of ornamental trees and shrubs. Available through Savills for £2,250,000

4. Chagford, Devon

Shilstone, Chagford, Devon property

This charming thatched property sits within 30 acres of gorgeous private grounds on the edge of Dartmoor. Alongside the farmhouse, there’s a group of traditional barns and two separate cottages, making this Devonshire property perfect for entertaining. Enjoy a cosy dinner in the cosy kitchen, head outside for alfresco drinks or throw an extravagant party in the barn’s great hall. Available through Knight Frank for £3,500,000

5. Porthkidney Sands Beach, St Ives, Cornwall

cornwall property over beach

This idyllic Cornish property was once home to the artist John Miller, and it’s sure to inspire any painter with its expansive seaside views of turquoise ocean and golden sand. Perched just above Porthkidney Beach, and with private steps down, it’s the ideal home for any beach bum. Holidays here? Just dreamy. Available through Lillicrap Chilcott for offers over £1,500,000

6. Falmouth, Cornwall

cornwall decking river

This dreamy creek-side property is perched just above the Helford Estuary, with a slipway, boatshed and running mooring ideally located at the end of its garden, perfect for easily jetting off on a sunny day. Inside, there’s four bedrooms, a sitting room with a wood burner, a sun room with panoramic views of the estuary, and french doors which easily connect the house to the stunning layered gardens. Available through Knight Frank for £2,250,000

7. Ivybridge, Devon

Ivybridge, Devon

Escape to the countryside in this Grade II Listed farmhouse, nestled in the wild moorland of Dartmoor National Park. The property is set within an impressive 68 acres of moorland; there’s woodlands, the River Erme, and an abundance of wildlife. Inside, the house is bursting with gorgeous period features: think wood panelling, original fireplaces, wall panelling and an impressive Georgian staircase. This is a seriously special property for those who want to hide away in idyllic bliss. Available through March and Petit, POA

8. Gweek, Helston, Cornwall

gweek cottage, cornwall

This cosy mushroom thatched cottage is straight out of a fairytale. While it may look poky on the outside, it’s snugly decorated and boasts a kitchen/dining room, sitting room, bedroom and bathroom. There’s a pretty garden out front, and it’s just a short walk from Helford river or a drive to the Cornish coast – this would make a truly idyllic country escape. Available through Lillicrap Chilcott for £350,000

9. Rock, Cornwall

Rock Cornwall property

Located in the highly sought after Rock in Cornwall, this gorgeous family home has been stylishly designed. Bursting with light inside thanks to the plethora of high windows that span the property, you can gaze at views of Cornish countryside from around the property, or outside on the private patio. There’s even an additional self-contained 3-bedroom Air BnB cottage. Available through John Bray for £1,500,000

10. East Budleigh, Devon

east budleigh, devon

Get your hands on this Georgian property, on the market for only the second time since 1810. Inside, it’s been lovingly restored and beautifully modernised with sleek interior, while the plethora of windows throughout mean the property streams with natural light. Available through Knight Frank for £3,500,000


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