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7 bedroom detached house for sale

The Glebe House, Glebelands, Chudleigh, Newton Abbot

Sold STC £775,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial 7 bedroom detached Georgian residence with annexe potenial
  • Large level garden with high stone walls, historic trees and established hedging
  • Stunning period features
  • Drive with parking for many vehicles plus a detached double garage
  • Large level of recent renovations
  • 3 reception rooms plus hobby room
  • Additional outbuildings for storage
  • Roughly 0.75 acre plot
  • Please call 01626 897555 to arrange a viewing

Full description

This grand and substantial 7 bedroom Georgian home dates back to roughly 1830 and is bursting with original features such as Limestone, Granite, and timber floors, open fireplaces as well as high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. This property offers fantastic versatile space, a large level, private garden, extensive parking and huge character, all whilst being a stones throw from town and all it's amenities. A rare combination and one of the last remaining large gardens in the town. There is even a second staircase which is believed to have been the old servants staircase providing tucked away access from the ground to first floor.

Chudleigh still retains a village atmosphere with lots of community spirit and character. Chudleigh sits between Exeter and Newton Abbot, close to the edge of Dartmoor National Park and in the popular Teign Valley. Dartmoor National Park is best known for its striking granite tors, steep wooded river valleys and heather covered moorland, offering a wide selection of recreational opportunities such as walking, cycling, riding and fishing on the River Dart. Many of the region's finest beaches are within easy driving distance.

The well regarded Chudleigh Primary School is located in the town along with regular bus services. For secondary schools you have the popular Teign School in Kingsteignton, a number of private schools in Exeter and the well regarded Stover School a short drive from Chudleigh. Chudleigh offers a wealth of local amenities including shops, a cricket field, a swimming pool, football pitches, allotments, parks, grade 1 listed parish church, a doctors’ surgery, a dentist and a library. For larger shops there are supermarkets in Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot and Exeter.

The market towns of Totnes and Newton Abbot have a mainline railway station with direct links to London Paddington. along with Exeter St Davids Station. There is also an international airport in Exeter. The A38 (Devon Expressway) which by-passes the town provides good access to Plymouth, Exeter and the M5 motorway network. The A380 connects Torbay.

Upon arrival you are immediately impressed by the period panelled front door with canopy leading into a grand entrance hallway with solid timber floors, dado rails and a period turned staircase to the first floor.

The Living Room is a generous size room with solid timber flooring and attractive ceiling coving. There are two recently renovated attractive floor to ceiling French doors with fine detailing with original working shutters giving access to the rear garden, whilst flooding the room with natural light. A marble fireplace coupled with a slate hearth and working open fire creates a focal point for the room. A large square arch leads into the Dining Room where there is a return door to the hallway. A full height window overlooks the rear garden – a wonderful place to dine!

The Drawing Room is a substantial size room of over 21ft in length with two full height French Doors with shutters leading to the rear garden. The neutral and tasteful décor, which features throughout the house, complements the solid timber floor boards. There is a feature open fire with wooden mantelpiece, marble surround and slate hearth, perfect for those cosy winter evenings!

The Family Room which is positioned to the western end of the house (accessed via the inner hallway), which is equal in size to the Drawing Room. There are two full height French Doors leading to the garden, plus a sash window overlooking the side aspect allowing ample natural light into this room. The fireplace has a marble surround, tiled hearth and a pair of classic wine warmers.

The recently renovated kitchen/breakfast room with large flagstone style flooring underfoot is an impressive room for all the family reaching 31ft in length. The heart of the room is the Oil fired AGA which sits beautifully within an attractively tiled recess with a painted wooden surround. The units are of solid wood construction with a polished granite work surface over. The eye level units have fitted lighting helping to create an evening ambiance to this room. Three windows overlook the front approach appreciating the beauty of the old Horse Chestnut tree through the seasons. The butler sink is positioned to enjoy the pleasant outlook. There is also an integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer. A fourth window overlooks the side aspect making this a bright room flooded with light. This sizeable room has copious space for a table and chairs. Door to a very useful pantry with door into the inner hallway. 

From the Kitchen, the inner hallway with Limestone and Granite flooring has a door off to a second staircase, which is believed to have been the servants staircase, gives tucked away access from the ground to first floor.

A hallway leads to the remainder of the ground floor accommodation including the second Kitchen, Utility Room with separate WC, Family Room and Studio. The Studio completes the ground floor accommodation. A bright room ideally positioned to enjoy views over the front aspect of the house – a perfect hobby room or study! The studio has a vaulted ceiling, basin and is finished with stunning grey tiled floor which benefits from underfloor heating. There is a second formal access into the property via a wooden panelled door and a back door leading onto the courtyard which benefits from the last of the day’s sun! This part of the property could potentially be used to create an annexe for addition income or ancillary accommodation (subject to any necessary planning permissions). 

The main grand staircase rises to the first floor. On the half landing there is a large picture window with a deep window seat overlooking the large galleried landing. All of the bedrooms feature ornate fireplaces, high ceilings and elegant colour schemes, individual to each room.  

The master bedroom is a room of great proportions. Two sash windows overlook the long-established garden. A port hole window overlooks the side. There is a built in double wardrobe and solid wood flooring.  
The second bedroom is a considerable double room with two sash windows enjoying the views of the rear of the property. There’s a wash hand basin in situ. 
The third bedroom is an ample double bedroom with solid wood flooring, two sash windows overlooking the rear aspect. 
The fourth bedroom sits adjacent to the master suite with a door giving direct access. It is a double room again with solid wood flooring with two built in cupboards and could certainly be used as an impressive walk in dressing room for the master bedroom. A sash window overlooks the rear garden.
Bedroom five is a double room with double aspect windows and sits adjacent to the Cloakroom/WC. 
Bedrooms six and seven (both further double rooms) are accessed from an inner landing where there is also a storage cupboard. 

The extremely sizeable main bathroom has been classically designed with a blue and white colour scheme which comprises a panelled bath with mixer tap, shower attachment, a WC, wash hand basin and separate double shower cubicle. 
The second bathroom has a panelled bath with a shower screen and attachment, a WC and wash hand basin. There is ample built in storage for linen and towels.
The Grounds
To the rear of the property is a very large but manageable South facing level garden, the high stone walls, historic trees including Yew, Cedar, Weeping Ash and established hedging provide both character and privacy along with providing a safe haven for wildlife.

Along the back of the property is a strip of stone chippings providing extensive space for alfresco dining and relaxation with the ambiance of bird songs. There is an abundance of fruit trees to include Fig, Pear, Plum, Cherry Plum, and Mulberry.

To the side of the property is a sheltered West facing courtyard garden for capturing the last of the day’s sun.

To the front of the property is a driveway laid with stone chippings with turning or additional parking area to the right. Here you will find a useful outbuilding with individual rooms to include an external WC, log store, oil store and a workshop.

At the bottom of the drive is a large double garage with an up and over door, overhead is a boarded mezzanine roof space with two porthole windows and Velux window. There is also a second up and over door offering convenient access to the rear garden.

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05 October 2016

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