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4 bedroom detached house for sale

North Bovey, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13


Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning contemporary renovation
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bedroom annexe
  • Sublime rural setting
  • Pasture, woodland and wetland
  • Direct access to the open moor
  • About 57 acres
  • EPC Rating = B

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Contemporary renovation of traditional Dartmoor farmstead on the edge of the open moor


West Yard is situated on the favoured eastern side of the Dartmoor National Park, near to the picturesque village of North Bovey, a few miles to the south of Chagford and south-west of Moretonhampstead. Dartmoor is renowned for its spectacular scenery with its granite tors, heather clad moorland and wooded valleys, bisected by rushing streams and rivers. The land at West Yard runs up from the farmstead to the edge of the open moor, making it convenient for out riding or walking directly into this beautiful landscape of which it forms a part.

The nearby small village of North Bovey consists essentially of period houses and cottages, clustered around a village green with a popular pub, whilst the nearest moorland town of Moretonhampstead provides a full selection of local facilities. A little further to the north is the beautiful and popular old market town of Chagford with a further excellent selection of shops, pubs, restaurants and other amenities. Easily accessible via the A30, is the town of Okehampton, where there is a Waitrose store. Nearby is the Bovey Castle Hotel, which has an excellent golf course and other leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool. Other hotels in the area include the renowned Gidleigh Park.


West Yard has been transformed from its origins as a working farmstead. It is now a stylish house that combines modern convenience and style to make the most of the rural setting overlooking its own grounds running up to the open moor. The original farmhouse has been extended with a striking "Sky Frame" glass extension which also links to a former barn at the rear. This creates a stunning living area that combines a bespoke fitted kitchen, family area and dining area all with the wonderful panorama of the outside visible through the wide glass panels.

The décor throughout is in keeping with the contemporary quality, with clean crisp lines making use of the timber and the simple stonework. An adjoining barn has been extended and converted with equal flair to provide further accommodation, one end of which is entirely clothed in glass walls making for a most impressive, bright living space.

The infrastructure of the houses is as contemporary as the style, with lighting, ground source, under floor heating, high standards of insulation and a PV array.

The modern living accommodation blends harmoniously with the more traditional exterior of the dwelling and beyond to the dramatic landscape into which it sits. Immediately around the house simple lawns form the close setting, running down to the wetland area with a stream tumbling down from the higher ground and impounded to form a small lake. Beyond that the holding offers a wide diversity of land use including grazing, natural bluebell strewn woodland, moorland margin and bog. There are also the vestiges of ancient open cast tin workings that helped contributed to the historic prosperity of the area.

To service the land there are 3 outbuildings providing secure storage and garaging by the house, a stone barn by the drive and a field shelter for livestock. There is an old all weather ménage at the upper level of the land.

Square Footage: 3,707 sq ft
Acreage: 57 Acres

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
25 October 2016

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