6 bedroom detached house for saleChagford, Devon
Sold STC £995,000
A large Victorian House with outstanding views and two holiday cottages.
Entrance hall, Garden room, Sitting room, Kitchen/dining room, Study, Utility, Rear hall, Larder, Cloakroom, Back hall and cellar, Master Bedroom with en-suite, Guest Bedroom with en-suite and dressing room, 4 further bedrooms, Family bathroom, Shower room, Barn Cottage,
Open plan kitchen/living area with 3 bedrooms (2 en-suite), The Bovey
Entrance hall, open plan kitchen/living area, bathroom, double bedroom
Outside, Garage. Summer house. Tennis court. Paddock. Stables. About 4.4 acres
Thornworthy House is situated on the north
eastern edge of Dartmoor National Park, close to
the sought after village of Chagford. It is also only
half a mile from Fernworthy Reservoir.
The nearby town of Chagford and surrounding
Area of Natural Beauty is regarded as one of the
most desirable locations in the West Country.
Indeed, Chagford was voted the Number 1
Desirable Rural Place to live in Britain by the
Sunday Times in 2015. Situated within the
Dartmoor National Park, Chagford retains the
character and charm of the traditional moorland
town with its many picturesque granite and
thatch properties. Originally deriving its wealth
from wool and tin mining, Chagford was made
a stannary town in 1305. It has long been the
centre for those wishing to explore Dartmoor and
offers a broad range of independent, specialised
shops centred round its distinctive town square.
Chagford is a thriving community with primary
schools and a variety of pubs and restaurants,
including the renowned Gidleigh Park Hotel.
Due to the propertys position, it offers
outstanding recreational facilities, with excellent
riding, walking, cycling etc. There is also a
nearby golf course at Bovey Castle. The cathedral
city and county town of Exeter is about 20 miles
away and provides a comprehensive range of
cultural, educational, recreational and shopping
facilities. Exeter also has a fine university.
At Exeter there are railway stations with mainline
connections to London (Paddington and
Waterloo), access on to the M5 and an
international airport with regular flights to
London City airport.
Chagford 2.8 miles
Moretonhampstead 7.2 miles
Exeter 22.4 miles
Fernworthy Reservoir 0.5 miles
Thornworthy House is believed to have been
built in the 1840s as a sporting lodge and has
many original character features including high
ceilings throughout, granite and marble fireplaces,
flagstone flooring and sash windows. The famous
writer, Mary Wesley, author of The Camomile
Lawn, once lived here and there is reference to
the house in her writing. The reception space is
excellent and this is shown throughout.
The hallway offers a grand entrance leading to
large formal rooms which include the double
drawing room and sitting room. The drawing
room benefits from a large south facing bay
window as well as a granite open fireplace.
From the drawing room there is access through
to the garden room which has panoramic views
across the vast open moorland, with Meldon Tor
in the distance. The sitting room features a log
burner and leads straight into the open plan
family kitchen/dining room which has a 4-oven
Aga and offers a great space for entertaining.
On the first floor the master bedroom has a
bay window with fantastic far reaching views,
as well as an en-suite. The second bedroom is
also en-suite with a dressing room. Across the
landing there are a further 3 bedrooms which are
served by a family shower room. On the second
floor there is a large double room plus a further
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