• For Sale
  • Guide price 6,950,000 GBP 
  • Build Size: 6,778 ft2
  • Land Size: 6,778 ft2
  • Bedroom: 5
  • Bathroom: 6
A unique Grade II Victorian waterfront house with spectacular views over the Dart Estuary.
Nearly all ancient defensive structures were built to dominate the local landscape. Paradise Point has the distinction of being built on the site of the former Paradise Fort, which was positioned on a bend of the river with far-reaching views north up the river towards Dartmouth and east towards Dartmouth and Kingswear Castles. Whilst the guns have gone the views remain unrivalled.The fort was bought in 1850 and replaced by Paradise Point, a Victorian house built of distinctive Flemish bond yellow brick with Bathstone dressings under a Welsh slate roof. The house is Grade II listed and is typical of the period with impressive reception rooms filled with light, elegant high ceilings and sash windows that capture the beautiful river and countryside views.The house has been the much-loved home of its current owners for the past 14 years and their desire to return the house to its former glory shows in the care that has been taken in its renovation. This reflects the property's heritage and creates a stylish and stunningly presented family home. The ground floor is centred around a striking reception hall, which has a fine Jerusalem stone floor and a distinctive, curved bookcase containing a hidden door leading to a bathroom. Leading from this is the kitchen/breakfast room, two principal reception rooms and an orangery that wraps around two sides of the house. The kitchen/breakfast room has a bay window accommodating an integral dining area and is fitted with a Mark Wilkinson bespoke kitchen, a central island, granite work surfaces and Britannia range cooker. The dining room is dressed with a beautiful mural depicting local estuary scenes from 1905 with views over the Dart. The first floor accommodates the luxurious principal bedroom suite incorporating a feature dressing room and both a bathroom and unique shower room. There is also two further double bedrooms, each with their own ensuite shower room.The second floor provides family accommodation comprising of two double bedrooms with ensuite bath/shower room, a kitchen, dining room, sitting room and store room, which has the ability to become a self-contained apartment with access from a separate staircase.The hugely impressive cellar is accessed by a passageway from the hall. The cellar comprises a bespoke wine room, utility room, cloakroom and stores. The balance of the ground floor provides further facilities including a wonderfulcinema room and a further separate snug. A staircase provides access to the bar and entertainment room which has direct access to the roof terrace.
Paradise Point is approached via a private driveway (Ravensbury Drive) which is part of the freehold and also serves the former gate lodge and four contemporary properties. In front of the house is a generous parking area with spaces for up to six vehicles with reserved additional space for up to three cars at the top of the drive. Beside the house is a superb double garage which enjoys a fantastic seating and viewing terrace on the roof, created within the natural slope of the hillside to a design that has achieved two architectural design awards. A path leads down to a private modern jetty and much sought after mooring that stretches out into the river. A spacious workshop is located below the driveway. A planning application has been submitted to create a two storey 'home office and boat house' adjacent to the jetty. Geoff Sellick Architectural & Interior Design have created plans which propose a building that will blend sympathetically into the garden landscape and offers unrivalled waterfront views. Further details regarding this planning application are available upon request
Paradise Point looks out over the picturesque River Dart in an unrivalled position in the iconic sailing town of Dartmouth. Blessed with a vibrant food, cultural and sailing scene, Dartmouth has been one
Hamish Humfrey
View more properties from

A unique Grade II Victorian waterfront house with spectacular views over the Dart Estuary., South West, England, United Kingdom is a 6,778ft2 South West luxury listed for sale Guide price 6,950,000 GBP. This high end South West is comprised of 5 bedrooms and 6 baths. Find more luxury properties in South West or search for luxury properties for sale in South West.