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5 bedroom house for sale

Near Chagford, Dartmoor National Park, Devon

Guide Price £3,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • One of Dartmoor's most beautiful properties

Full description

One of Dartmoor's most beautiful properties.
Reception hall, 3 reception rooms, study, kitchen/dining room, secondary kitchen with pantry, yoga room, orangery/sitting room, laundry room & linen store, cloakrooms, Master bedroom/bathroom suite, Guest bedroom/bathroom/dressing room suite, 3 further bedrooms, 2 with en-suite shower room, shower and separate WC, 3 bedroom cottage with adjoining open-plan offices, stabling and arena, large barn & implement/machinery store, beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds with pond, granite rock garden and walled garden, grassland, ancient woodland & stream. About 37 acres.

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The Location
Everley is situated in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, near to the picturesque village of North Bovey and 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 small village of North Bovey consists essentially of period houses and cottages, clustered around a village green with popular pub, whilst the nearby 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. About two miles away is the Bovey Castle Hotel, which has an excellent golf course. Other hotels in thearea include the renowned Gidleigh Park.

There is easy access to the north on to the A30 dual carriageway, and to Exeter, where there is access on to the M5 motorway, railway stations with mainline connections to London and an international airport.
- Moretonhampstead 4 miles - A30 10 miles - Exeter 27 miles (via A30)
(distances approximate)

The Property
- Undoubtedly one of Dartmoor's most beautiful properties
- Elegant and attractive main house, built of traditional granite beneath a slate roof with sash windows and spacious and light rooms with high ceilings
- Immaculately and stylishly presented
- Traditional stone buildings forming the courtyard to the rear of the house, now converted and comprising a gymnasium and studio
- Beautifully landscaped and meticulously maintained gardens including a pond with granite rock garden, terraces with views to the moor and the walled garden
- Separate cottage with 3 bedrooms and large, adjoining, open-plan offices
- Excellent equestrian facilities including stable block with 5 loose boxes, barn and outdoor riding arena
- House, cottage and gardens ring fenced by gently sloping pastureland and areas of natural, ancient woodland with steam
- Beautiful views across the surrounding, rolling, Dartmoor countryside

The Accommodation
The interior of Everley is a stylish and elegant combination of period character and charm, with its high ceilinged rooms with sash windows, together with top quality decoration and fixtures and fittings with state of the art modern equipment.

The entrance is into a fine reception hall with parquet floor and fireplace with carved stone surround and wood burner, and panelled doors open from here to the cloakroom and reception rooms as well as the kitchen/breakfast room, which forms the heart of the house with its stone flagged floors and French doors opening to the terrace and gardens and equipped with an extensive range of top quality fittings, including Aga. From here doors lead to the dining room and on via the utility room into the yoga room with its sprung heated oak floor, air conditioning and wiring for a media unit. Glazed double doors open to the impressive light and airy studio, with exposed French oak roof timbers, part glazed roof and sets of French doors opening to both courtyard and terrace and gardens.

Also approached from the reception hall are the extensive domestic offices with laundry room and linen store. The staircase rises to the first floor with principal suite including beautifully fitted bathroom. Also off the landing are two further bedrooms, shower room and WC, as well as the guest suite with bedroom and fully fitted shower room. Beyond is an inner landing with the rear staircase leading down to the kitchen and doors to a final suite of rooms including bedroom, bathroom and dressing room.

The Cottages and Offices
A fork from the main entrance drive leads around to a wide gravel yard and parking area beside which is the 3 bedroom cottage, with large open-plan full height office space adjoining.

The Equestrian Facilities
Beyond the yard, beside the cottage and offices, is a range of excellent equestrian buildings including a timber and stone stable block with 4 loose boxes, a double sized foaling box, large implement and machinery store and workshop adjoining. Beside the stable block is a large five bay, timber framed barn, 19.50m x 7.62m (64' x 25'), incorporating a staff kitchen and cloak room, feed room, hay store and loft storage space. Adjoining open fronted garage area and a stone built tack room. Adjacent to the fenced paddock, beside the stable yard, is a timber field shelter and beside the entrance drive is a sand and rubber outdoor riding arena with all-weather surface.

The Gardens and Grounds
The grounds are a particular feature of Everley with paved terrace and level lawn with stunning views across the grounds to the moor and beyond. Undulating, landscaped areas include the large pond fed via a series of waterfalls through the granite rock garden.

To the west of the house, are paved terraces with the beautiful walled garden below, its granite walls enclosing a gently sloping lawn fringed by plant borders supporting a profusion of colourful plants and shrubs. A path leads past the herb garden to the wide, circular, paved terrace beside the studio. There is a large vegetable and flower picking garden and steps descend to extensive, gently sloping mown areas of gardens planted with various ornamental trees and overlooked by a fine stand of mature beech trees.

Below, a stream feeds through two further ponds with granite surrounds and water loving plants, and immediately below is an area of natural, ancient woodland, bisected by a Dartmoor stream. A flight of steps lead down from the gardens through the wood to the stream.

To the rear of the house is the enclosed paved courtyard and the driveway continues around the side of the house to a three bay car port. Surrounding the house and gardens are a range of pasture paddocks, divided by post and rail fencing or Dartmoor walls and banks, a chicken pen with hen houses and areas of ancient, mature, natural woodland around the fringes of the property.

In summary, Everley is a truly stunning house, decorated and equipped to the highest standard with separate cottage and offices well away from the main house, as well as excellent equestrian facilities, all entirely surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens and grounds, and offering genuine peace, tranquillity and seclusion in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park.

Property Information
Services: Mains electricity. Private water and drainage. Oil fired heating to house and cottage.
Local Authorities: Devon County Council, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter. EX2 4QD. Tel. 01392 382000.
Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Haytor Road, Bovey Tracey, Devon. TQ13 9JQ. Tel. 01626 832093.
Contents, fixtures and fittings: Only those mentioned in this brochure are included in the sale. All others, such as carpets, curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments etc. are specifically excluded, but may be made available by separate negotiation.
Viewing: By appointment with Jackson-Stops & Staff's Exeter office: 01392 214222.
For Sale by Private Treaty with Vacant Possession Upon Completion.

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12 September 2012

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