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9 bedroom detached house for sale

Taw Valley, Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18

Offers in Region of £1,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Main House with 4 Receptions and 5 Bedrooms
  • Further House with 4 Receptions and 4 Bedrooms
  • Beautiful Gardens with Studio
  • Outbuildings and Paddock
  • About 7.7 acres

Full description

Two beautifully presented country houses set in wonderful gardens and grounds with stunning views to Dartmoor. Main house with 4 receptions and 5 bedrooms. Further house with 4 receptions and 4 bedrooms. Beautiful gardens, outbuildings and paddock. About 7.7 acres. EPC Band E

Situation - Cotleigh House and Thatched Warren are situated in a very private and slightly elevated rural location on the edge of the peaceful hamlet of Elstone, which is set on the eastern slopes of the highly attractive Taw valley. The views across the valley towards Dartmoor in the distance are superb.

The nearby and thriving small town of Chulmleigh offers good range of amenities including a church, shops, public houses, medical facilities and schooling to secondary level. The larger towns of South Molton, Barnstaple, Crediton and the Cathedral City of Exeter are all within easy reach with the A377 being about half a mile from the property.

There are good rail communications with Kings Nympton Station on the Tarka Line being only one mile from the property. This line links Barnstaple and Exeter with there being a mainline rail link to Paddington at Exeter St. Davids and Tiverton Parkway.

Cotleigh House - Cotleigh House was built in 1913 and is a very fine example of an Arts and Crafts house with many features typical of its era. All the principal rooms are south facing and take full advantage of the stunning views over the front gardens to the Taw valley and the high tors of Dartmoor in the distance. The rear rooms enjoy a highly attractive outlook over the ornamental gardens that continue around to the rear of the house.
The house has been very sympathetically maintained and improved by the current owners during their ownership in order to retain the period atmosphere of the property.

Accommodation - The front door opens into the impressive and wide HALL which is floored in handcrafted oak block and has an impressive oak staircase to the first floor. The main reception rooms are located off the hall and are large and well proportioned.

The SITTING ROOM is lined in oak panelling with walnut insets and has a handcrafted oak block floor, large bay window and a door linking into the drawing room. The DRAWING ROOM has a large bay window and French doors leading onto a south facing terrace overlooking the gardens. The DINING ROOM is adjacent to the kitchen and again has a large bay window with views across the gardens. The KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM has the original dresser, an oil fired four oven Aga, pine floorboards and cream units with wood worktops. This connects to a walk in PANTRY. The second KITCHEN has honed granite worktops, a Belfast sink and a gas hob. Off this room is a UTILITY ROOM, WC and CONSERVATORY with doors to the gardens. Other rooms on the ground floor include a STORE ROOM and CLOAKROOM with WC.

The elegant oak staircase leads up to the first floor LANDING and to the FIVE BEDROOMS, a FAMILY BATHROOM, a SHOWER ROOM and a separate WC. Four of the bedrooms are spacious doubles and overlook the beautiful gardens, three with views across the Taw Valley to Dartmoor. A further staircase leads up to a LOFT ROOM on the second floor which is currently used as a gym and a door off here leads to large attics which are boarded out and provide ample and easily accessible storage.

Thatched Warren - This attractive Grade II Listed house was the original farmhouse on the site and is believed to date back to the 16th century. The house is approached by its own gravel drive and has been sympathetically restored and extended by the current owners with the addition of a superb oak staircase extension and re-thatched in Austrian reed in 2011.

Accommodation - The well-fitted KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM has a Delabole slate flagstone floor and leads through to a second KITCHEN with tiled limestone floor and modern units with honed granite worktops and an electric four oven Aga. The limestone floor continues into the CONSERVATORY with a glazed roof light. There is large SITTING ROOM and DINING ROOM with a double sided wood burner and a further FAMILY ROOM/SNUG.

The oak staircase leads to the first floor where there are FOUR BEDROOMS, three of which ARE EN-SUITE and a further BATHROOM with most of these rooms having exposed beams.

Thatched Warren is ideal for use as a separate, independent dwelling or for guest accommodation.

Outbuildings - A former Edwardian PUMP HOUSE is currently used as an artists STUDIO and has underfloor heating, double glazing and a loggia overlooking the rose and herb garden with pond.
Further useful outbuildings include a TRIPLE GARAGE and a former COACH HOUSE which is currently used for general storage and has potential for further development subject to the necessary permissions.

Gardens And Grounds - Cotleigh House and Thatched Warren are surrounded on all sides by the most glorious gardens which have been superbly tended by the current owners. There is a large level lawn to the front with a further lower lawn and a paddock beyond bordered by an area of bluebell wood. There are further formal lawns behind the house as well as a bog garden, a rose and herb garden with a delightful terrace and pond. The gardens are interspersed with well stocked flower borders and a variety of trees including copper beech, oak, ash, firs, walnut and cedar. Off to the side of the front lawns is a productive kitchen garden comprising a large area of raised vegetable beds, fruit cages, a polytunnel, a shed and a compost area.

In total the property extends to about 7.63 ACRES.

Services - Mains water and electricity, private drainage. Oil fired central heating to both dwellings.

Viewing - Strictly by appointment please through the sole selling agents Stags on 01769 572263.

Directions - From South Molton take the B3226 signposted to Crediton. Stay on this road for about nine miles until the junction with the A377 at Fortescue Cross, Newnham and then turn left towards Exeter. After a further half a mile turn left signed to Elstone. Continue up the hill and on entering the hamlet the pillared entrance to Cotleigh House will be found on the right.

Agent's Note - Cotleigh House is also available on its own without Thatched Warren. For further details please contact the agents.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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