This character longhouse for sale has estuary views and offers “coastal living at its finest”. 

The Hermitage, in Shaldon, is a Grade II listed property thought to date back to the late 17th century. 

The home has a hipped thatched roof and period features throughout such as stained glass windows and character fireplaces. 

Entering the property, there is a drawing room with a bay window, a large carved fireplace, and double doors to the garden. 

The drawing room. (Stags)

Beyond the drawing room is a sitting room, with a wood-burning stove and two bay windows, and a further open plan reception room beyond this. 

Also on the ground floor is a large kitchen and family room extension, which was completed in 2018 and includes integrated appliances and full-height windows with garden views. 

The kitchen and family room. (Stags)

Completing the ground floor is a study, a utility room, two cloakrooms and a walk-in pantry, while a spiral staircase from the kitchen leads to a mezzanine area with river views. 

On the first floor, there are six bedrooms, one of which could be used as a further reception room, a kitchenette, a bathroom and a shower room, while there are also three attic rooms. 

The principal bedroom. (Stags)

Outside are landscaped gardens, including paved sun terraces, a thatched circular gazebo, and a circular stone arch. 

As well as this, there is a lush lawn and a paved area with an outdoor shower and a log store. 

The garden includes a thatched gazebo and a circular stone arch. (Stags)

The property is being sold by Stags for a guide price of £995,000. 

The agent commented: “Coastal living at its finest, all within easy striking distance of the picturesque seaside village of Shaldon, situated on the South Devon coast on the southern bank of the Teign Estuary. Retaining much of its original charm the village offers a good range of popular beachside cafes and restaurants. 

“This stunning property blends a wealth of original features with a contemporary twist catering to most buyers wants whilst enjoying views of the beautifully landscaped gardens and beyond to the nearby estuary.”