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5 bedroom town house for sale

Moreton House, The Square, Moretonhampstead

Guide Price £350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 29' Entrance Hall
  • Drawing Room
  • Sitting Room
  • Dining Room
  • Large Kitchen
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Substantial Cellar
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Separate WC's
  • Garage and Parking for 2 - 3 Cars

Full description

A superb Grade II listed large detached family house which occupies a prominent position in the centre of Moretonhampstead. We believe that the property dates to 1836 and it still retains many fine period features. The property is suitable for multi generation family living.

From the A38 Drunbridges roundabout take the 4th exit onto the A382 signposted Bovey Tracey. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted Moretonhampstead and follow the road directly into the Moretonhampstead where Moreton House sits centre stage in the town.

Situation and Description
A superb townhouse retaining original character features throughout including striking marble fireplaces, moulded ceiling cornices, ceiling roses and sash windows. Of particular note is the imposing 29' Entrance Hall which gives access to all the principle reception rooms. The property also benefits from a garage as well as two to three parking spaces to the rear of the property.The Bowrings, a notable Devon family, had a strong connection with Moretonhampstead in the 19th century and documentation suggests that the property was owned by the late Sir Thomas Benjamin Bowring who built and donated the Bowring Library.One of the historic towns on Dartmoor, Moretonhampstead is an ideal base for outdoor activity holidays, with a range of facilities for walking, cycling, horse riding and bird watching. As one of the gateway towns to Dartmoor, it has a thriving crafts community with a number of open studios and galleries that you can visit. It has a variety of hotels, inns and teashops, a growing number of public art installations, an open air swimming pool and has its own town letter box trail.The cathedral city of Exeter is approximately 14 miles drive. Exeter has a first class shopping centre, a wide range of amenities and links to the national road and rail networks and an international airport.


Ground Floor

The front door enters a 29' long hallway leading up to the impressive staircase, with all main reception rooms leading off.

Drawing Room - 13' 10'' x 16' 10'' (4.22m x 5.13m)
Window to south elevation. Ornate marble fireplace with gas real flame fire. Radiator. Original window shutters.

Dining Room - 16' 10'' x 13' 10'' (5.13m x 4.22m)
Window to south elevation. Ornate marble fireplace. Radiator. Original window shutters.

Sitting Room - 20' 3'' x 15' 3'' maximum (6.17m x 4.65m)
Spiral staircase to upstairs room. Feature fireplace, radiator and maple wooden flooring.

Kitchen - 16' 3'' x 13' 9'' (4.95m x 4.19m)
Fitted kitchen units with integrated oven, hob, dishwasher and Belfast sink. Door to external decking area, garage and parking for 2 cars. Door to stairs leading to cellar

With Saniflow WC and storage under stairs.

First Floor

Main Bedroom - 17' 11'' x 12' 11'' (5.46m x 3.94m)
Stone fireplace. 2 Radiators. Door to :-

Bathroom - 17' 11'' x 7' 5'' (5.46m x 2.26m)
Luxuriously laid out bathroom and dressing area. Vanity unit with his and her separate sinks with ornate taps, bath with Jacuzzi and WC. Space and plumbing for separate shower cubicle if desired. Door access also from the main hallway.

Bedroom Two - 15' x 11' (4.57m x 3.35m)
Laminate flooring, built in cupboard. Door to WC with wash hand basin. Radiator

Bedroom Three - 15' 9'' x 14' 5'' (4.8m x 4.39m)
Accessed via inner hall way. Laminate floor, built in cupboard and walk in wardrobe and airing cupboard with water tank. Radiator.

Bathroom/Shower Room - 10' 3'' x 7' 8'' (3.12m x 2.34m)

Bedroom Four - 10' 6'' x 10' 3'' (3.2m x 3.12m)
Fireplace and radiator.

Spiral staircase can be accessed at the end of the inner hallway which takes you down to the sitting room. Staircase proceeds to:-

Second Floor

Single WC
Room suitable for shower. Hatch access to loft.

Bedroom Five - 20' 11'' x 17' into recess (6.38m x 5.18m)
A substantial room occupying the major portion of the second floor currently used as a bedroom, living room and hobby room. Wooden frame double glazed window. Radiator.


To the front of the house is an area of decking with a water feature which provides a tranquil sun trap. The rear garden is accessed from the back door where there is a larger decking area suitable for al fresco dining. There is parking for several cars. Access to :


All main services are available and were connected at the time of inspection.

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01 May 2013

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