This period thatched house for sale is a “quintessential chocolate box” cottage close to a famous smuggling route. 

Ness Farmhouse, in Shaldon, is a Grade II listed cottage that sits just below the Ness headland, near the former smugglers’ Ness tunnel. 

The property dates back to the early 1800s and is built in the Gothic style, having been enlarged in the 20th century after a fire. 

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The reception room, with a feature fireplace. (Bradleys Estate Agents)

Character features of the home include 19th century window casements, gabled dormers and the thatched roof. 

There are high ceilings throughout the property, with two large reception rooms on the ground floor, as well as a kitchen//breakfast room and a shower room. 

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The master bedroom, which has a vaulted ceiling. (Bradleys Estate Agents)

Completing the ground floor are two bedrooms and a second shower room. 

Upstairs, the main bedroom has a high vaulted ceiling with views of the estuary, Teignmouth and the hills. 

In the grounds, the gardens are predominantly laid to lawn, with a sunny patio terrace accessible from the kitchen and parking space for several vehicles. 

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The views from the garden. (Bradleys Estate Agents)

In front of the property is a large pond owned by Teignbridge District Council. 

The property is being sold by Bradleys Estate Agents for a price of £865,000.

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The pond in front of the house. (Bradleys Estate Agents)

The agent said: “[This is a] charming thatched Grade II listed period cottage situated just below Shaldon`s iconic Ness headland but within easy reach of the village and nearby beaches. 

“The cottage sits within a generous garden and has plenty of parking. This quintessential ‘chocolate box’ three bedroom cottage is a real attraction within the village of Shaldon.”