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7 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Fore Street, Dolton, Devon, EX19

Sold STC £450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Elegant attached Grade II Listed Georgian home
  • Georgian architectural features throughout including high ceilings
  • Drawing room and dining room with stone fireplaces, ornate architraves and ceiling mouldings
  • 7 first floor bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
  • Self-contained annexe accommodation
  • Double garage and parking area
  • Beautiful mature garden with far reaching countryside views
  • Central village location
  • Solar panels heating hot water system
  • No on-going chain

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A pillared entrance canopy leads to the entrance porch with part glazed panelled entrance door. The central grand entrance hall has an elegant sweeping staircase with ornate cast-iron balusters and a moulded mahogany handrail. To the rear of the hall is a cloakroom with w.c. and there is access off to the rear hall and either side to the main reception rooms.

The drawing room enjoys deep bay window with central glazed door opening affording far reaching views over the garden and fields beyond. There is a central stone fireplace and a wide opening with ornate mouldings to the kitchen. The kitchen has some wood panelling and original deep built-in cupboards with drawers. The room contains the central heating boiler with a cupboard housing the immersion tank. There are base units and a central island.

To the right of the hallway is the dining room which mirrors the drawing room with deep bay window and stone fireplace. There are exposed wide floorboards and ornate ceiling mouldings.

To the rear of the ground floor is the annexe accommodation suitable for a dependant relative comprising kitchen/diner and bedroom with built-in wardrobe and en-suite shower room. A door from the annexe kitchen leads into the dining room. A rear passageway leads across the rear of the building with external door allowing a separate entry point for occupants of the annexe.

On the first floor the galleried landing gives access to 7 bedrooms. The master is to the front enjoying far reaching views and having en-suite bathroom. There is a further double bedroom and a single (currently used as a study) on the front elevation. The family bathroom is fitted with shower cubicle, panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, w.c and bidet. To the rear of the property are a further four bedrooms, all doubles together with a small kitchenette and a further bathroom.

The property is approached off the main village road through stone pillars onto a gravelled driveway giving parking space for several vehicles together with access to the double garage which has power and light connected with up and over door plus side personal door. The gardens gently slope away from the property to fields beyond and are completely enclosed with fencing. The garden has been well cared for and includes many mature shrubs and trees including Rhododendrons and Azaleas. There are steps down to a paved patio area, a perfect spot to sit and enjoy the sunshine and views in the summer months. The property and gardens are a true 'hidden gem' in the village giving complete privacy yet within a short walk of all the amenities on offer in the village.


Dolton's situation is between the national parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor, and has an abundance of bridle paths, footpaths and river walks along the River Torridge through the Devon Wildlife Trust nature reserve. It is a picturesque, thriving and well cared for village. There is a very well-stocked general grocers shop with Post Office, a butcher's, an antiques shop, and two public houses, The Ram's Head and The Royal Oak both offering food and accommodation. It has an active community, with the busy Church and Village Hall hosting many events through the year.

More extensive amenities, including schooling, recreational facilities can be found in the market town of Great Torrington, some 9 miles away.

This friendly town has an active community and benefits from having a variety of day-to-day shops in the pretty town centre. In addition, there are banks, a library, the renowned Plough Arts Centre and the Pannier Market. There is schooling for all ages up to 16 years and various sporting facilities. The town is surrounded by 365 acres of common land providing 20 miles of public footpaths to enjoy. A nine hole golf course is found on the edge of the town, RHS Rosemoor is nearby and the spectacular coast and the National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor are all within an easy drive.

The larger towns of Barnstaple and Bideford are within easy driving distance. The Historic cities of Exeter with its airport and large shopping area and Plymouth "Britain's Ocean City" are also within easy reach.
FROM TORRINGTON: Leave Torrington on the A3124 towards Winkleigh. Continue for approximately 9 miles, passing through Beaford then turn right at Dolton Beacon Garage, signposted Dolton. Continue into the village along Rectory Road where the property will be seen on the left hand side through the stone pillars.

FROM EXETER: Head in the direction of Credition on the A377. Continue along the A377 until reaching Morchard Bishop and take the left hand turn onto the B3220 signposted Winkleigh. Continue along the road to Winkleigh and continue straight onto the A3124 signposted Torrington/Bideford. Follow this road until reaching Dolton Beacon garage - turn left signposted Dolton. Continue into the village along Rectory Road where the property will be seen on the left hand side through the stone pillars.

Entrance Hall 
3.4m x 5.54m

Drawing Room 
5.54m x 5.03m

4.98m x 4.37m

Dining Room 
4.62m x 5.54m

Rear Lobby 
4.88m x 1.7m

Annex Kitchen 
7.19m x 2.54m

Annex Bedroom 
5.3m x 5.8m

Bedroom One 
5.49m x 4.57m

Bedroom Two 
3.84m x 5.49m

Bedroom Three 
4.5m x 3.6m

Bedroom Four 
4.65m x 3.6m

Bedroom Five 
3.33m x 4.52m

Bedroom Six 
3.96m x 3.63m

Bedroom Seven 
4.01m x 2.13m

5.44m x 5.64m

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Added on Rightmove:
12 June 2014


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