7 bedroom house for saleWhiddon Park House, Chagford, Devon
Offers in Excess of
- Wonderful parkland setting
- 3 reception rooms, 8 bedrooms
- Thatched barn and outbuildings
- Mature largely walled gardens
- In all 1.5 acres
Whiddon Park House is located in the beautiful National Trust estate surrounding Castle Drogo in the Teign valley on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. It is a quiet setting at the end of a
private lane with access into the Whiddon Deer Park and to the riverside walks along the wooded banks of River Teign. The ancient stannary town of Chagford is just over one mile away where there is a wide variety of day to day and specialist shops, pubs and restaurants. There is also good schooling, parish church, chapel and Roman Catholic church. For wider facilities Exeter is easily accessible via the A30 dual carriageway.
The Grade II* listed Whiddon Park House in its current form was probably completed at the turn of the 16th Century and indeed there is a date plaque of 1649 over the front door. It was the seat
of the Whyddon family, who also created the wonderful deer park, which adjoins the property. The whole area now belongs to the National Trust, which not only provides secure and sympathetic
custodianship of the environs but also opportunities for walking out into the superb landscape.
The handsome 3 storey faĆ§ade of granite ashlar with mullioned windows foretells of the antiquity of the house. The principal rooms face east over the enclosed front gardens and contain open fireplaces with granite surrounds, and good ceiling heights. The upper floors are reached via an unusual left handed spiral staircase, which rises again to a now unused higher level. The rear wing can easily afford service accommodation. Behind the house a thatched barn provides good outside storage for garaging, garden machinery and stabling. There is an upper storey in part of it. In addition to the barn there is a separate range of former privies and a large woodshed. A line of mature beech trees separates the parking area at the rear of the house from a small paddock area, currently partly used as a vegetable garden.
The partly walled gardens form a delightful setting for the house, surrounding it with fine specimen trees and shrubs. The drive arrives at a gravelled parking area by the front door and continues on around to the rear and more parking by the back door. The principal lawn lies to the south east of the house and further lawned areas surround the other sides. Protected terraces on two sides of the house provide areas in which to sit out and enjoy the wonderful setting.
Whiddon Park House is held under a full repairing and insuring lease expiring on 17th January 2079 from the National Trust. The rent is nominal. For further details of the lease please speak to the vendors agents.
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