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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Widecombe-In-The-Moor, Newton Abbot, Devon

Sold STC £925,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Medieval Longhouse
  • Secluded Location
  • About 25 Acres
  • Range Of Traditional Barns
  • Heart Of Dartmoor National Park

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An opportunity to purchase an important part of England's heritage.

Living room, Dining room, Kitchen, Pantry, Laundry room, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,
Barns and Linhays. About 25 acres

Tunhill is situated in an elevated, yet sheltered location on the heart of the moor within the Dartmoor National Park. There are no public footpaths across the land and a short walk or ride takes one to open moorland and some of the most beautiful parts of Dartmoor. The well-known village of Widecombe is about a mile and a half distant where there are two local public houses/ restaurants, a parish church, tea rooms and some local shops. Widecombe also has a very popular primary school. The successful South Dartmoor Academy is located in Ashburton, about 5 miles away and there are a variety of private schools within half an hour's drive.

Access to the A38 Expressway, which links Plymouth to Exeter and the motorway network, is 5 miles distant. The market town of Newton Abbot with its main line railway station is about 9 miles.

The Property
Tunhill, listed Grade II*, is a former late medieval longhouse which was remodelled in the sixteenth century. Constructed principally of granite under a thatched roof, Tunhill retains its cross-passage and has immense character. The ceiling to the right of the hall is of unusual quality with intersecting upper floor beams and joists which create a chequerboard effect. The dining room has the remains of a stone bench with late sixteenth century or early seventeenth century panelled back. At the far end of this room is an ancient, stone mullioned window with what is believed to be former salt containers below. Immediately behind Tunhill is a stone barn which may have been the original farmhouse. In it is an old stone mullioned window and cobbled flooring. Adjacent to this barn and the farmhouse are an open-fronted stone linhay and attached stone barn, also of some age. These are only a few of the features to be found in this Grade II* listed property. There are few modernised extensively in the twentieth century with the inevitable destruction of much of their architectural worth. Tunhill is a legacy of past life on the moor and is an opportunity to purchase an important part of England's heritage.
Ring-fenced within its own grounds, Tunhill has approximately 25 acres of enclosures, moorland pasture.

Old Barn 21.03m x 6.40m (69' x 21' approx. external measurements) Cobbled floors and drains. Hayloft above. Divided into loose boxes on ground floor. Stone mullioned window. Attached wood framed corrugated barn 11.43m x 3.66m (37'6"x 12' approx.) 6 loose boxes within. The Linhay 8.69m x 3.66m (28'6"x 12' approx. external measurements) Open fronted. Old stone pillar supports. Small granite opening with trough beneath.
Attached stone barn 4.57m x 10.06m (15' x 33' approx. external) Old dairy with hayloft above.
Small, modern storage room attached. Further Linhay 7.32m x 5m (24' X 16'5").

The Land

Around the house are delightful gardens and either side of the entrance drive is ancient natural Dartmoor woodland. Adjoining the house and barns is a range of pasture paddocks.

Garden and Driveway

The house is surrounded by delightful grass and cobbled stone area with water running into a granite trough. Secluded in front of the far end of the house is a pretty moorland garden. Direct access to the land. Small leat running across front and across drive. Access to the property is by a shared drive with Blackslade Manor to the private drive leading to Tunhill.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
05 June 2014

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