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Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13

Guide Price £875,000

Property Description

Key features

  • No onward chain
  • 2 Reception rooms
  • 18 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 3-bed coach house
  • 1-bed s/c flat
  • Gardens
  • 10.7 Acres

Full description

A substantial Dartmoor residence with detached converted coach house and 10 acres. 2 reception rooms, kitchen, 18 bedrooms, study, 6 bathrooms. 3-bed coach house. 1-bed s/c flat. Gardens. 10.7 Acres. No onward chain. EPC Band D.


Holcombe House is situated in an elevated spot on the rural fringes of the popular hilltop Dartmoor town of Moretonhampstead. This has a range of facilities including health centre, school, churches, post office and a good range of shops and pubs. The larger market towns of Bovey Tracey and Newton Abbot lie seven and twelve miles distant respectively and both offer a wide range of shops and services.

Twelve miles away is the university and cathedral city of Exeter which boasts a comprehensive range of facilities and amenities one would expect of a centre of its importance, including excellent dining, shopping, theatre and sporting and recreational pursuits. Exeter has two mainline railway stations on the London Waterloo and Paddington lines as well as an international airport just four miles east of the city.

The A30 dual carriageway lies six miles to the north giving easy access to Cornwall in the west and the M5 in the east. The A38 Devon Expressway lies approximately seven and a half miles to the south offering good access to Plymouth and Torbay as well as the south Devon coastline.

Perhaps its most attractive benefit, in terms of its situation, is its location within the Dartmoor National Park. The park offers many thousands of natural and unspoilt moorland acres and an abundance of outdoor pursuits including walking, riding, cycling and fishing.

The House

Holcombe House is a substantial detached residence dating from the early 20th Century. The property enjoys many character features with good sized well proportioned rooms with high ceilings. The property has been extended and the accommodation, which is set out over three floors, has most recently been used as a residential care home. There is much potential to reconfigure the property to reinstate it as a wonderful family home, subject to obtaining the necessary consents. As evident from the floor plan, there are a number of stud walls, the removal of which would readily facilitate this reconfiguration.

Adjacent to the main residence is a detached converted former coach house. This provides over 2,100 of accommodation with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, sitting room and games room. It also benefits from a self contained ground floor apartment. These have obvious income potential.

Due to the elevated position of the properties, there are some excellent views across Moretonhampstead and the surrounding Dartmoor countryside.

The Grounds

The property is approached via a sweeping tarmac drive leading up to a large turning and parking area beside the property. Front gardens are landscaped with lawns, seating areas and a number of mature flowerbeds, shrubs and trees. There is a further walled garden area with a number of orchard trees. A gate leads up to the remainder of the grounds which comprises three separate paddocks. These are in part level and in part sloping, with the top paddock having vehicular access to the lane. There is also a well established broadleaf copse behind the property.

Overall the property amounts to about 10.76 acres.

Directional Note

From Exeter take the B3212 to Moretonhampstead. On entering the town turn right at the first junction signposted Chagford and Okehampton. Proceed out of the town, and just as you leave the built up area take the first right signposted Howton. Proceed along this lane for approximately 350 yards and the entrance to Holcombe House can be found on the right hand side.


Mains electricity. Private water (bore hole). Oil-fired central heating. Private drainage. LPG for cooking.

Local Authority

Teignbridge District Council, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4PB. Tel:-01626 361101

Planning Authority

Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9JQ. Tel:-01626 832093

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Map Reference

Landranger 191 752 867


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Added on Rightmove:
14 March 2012


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