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Collihole Cottage, Chagford


Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed former longhouse in beautiful countryside
  • Cross passage
  • Sitting room with granite fireplace
  • Dining room with granite fireplace and plant and muntin screen
  • Kitchen and utility room
  • Smart modern bathroom
  • Guest annexe/office with wet room
  • Cobbled courtyard and sunken patio
  • Gardens and garage
  • Media barn and storage barn/stables

Full description

Dating from the 1500's, this former longhouse is Grade II listed and has been the subject of considerable improvement and modernisation making it a most comfortable home for the 21st Century for those who love both character and modern amenities. It is laid out in a late medieval fashion with a cross passage in its centre and rooms to either side of the passage which have been enhanced by a rear extension to incorporate a double glazed rear lobby and utility room. On the ground floor it also has a new ground floor w.c./shower room and a smart fitted kitchen with an oil fired Aga. Upstairs you rise to a large open landing which leads directly to a spacious double bedroom with washing facilities and a corridor leading to a modest double bedroom and a much larger bedroom open into the roof also with washing facilities. There is a smart bathroom upstairs as well.At the rear of the cottage is a large cobbled courtyard with a guest annexe/ office and wet room as well as a large media barn. The grounds comprise attractive lower and upper front gardens, a side garden and a vegetable garden. There is plenty of parking, a garage and a separate storage barn/stables. Fowlers very strongly recommend viewing to truly appreciate this charming home.

Guest annexe/office 
15' 10'' x 12' 7'' (4.82m x 3.83m)
This building is clad in oak with large double glazed double doors leading in from the courtyard and cobbled patio. This spacious room has one whole section of glazed ceiling and walls to one end and has a further double glazed rear window and an oak door to its own paved patio at the rear. The floor is laid with slate tiles with inset power points. A wall mounted electric thermostatically controlled radiator is wall mounted and there is a built in storage cupboard with an oak latched door which concealed the circuit breakers for the guest annexe. A doorway leads into the wet room

Wet room 
This has a slate tiled floor with an inset drain beneath the Azora electric power shower. A white wash hand basin with a vanity drawer is wall mounted and there is a low level w.c. with a concealed cistern and an oak vanity shelf above. Three LED down lighters are fitted and an extractor fan.

Sunken patio 
This sunken granite walled and paved patio has steps up to either side but is intended for the use of the guest annexe. It has two exterior lights and a floodlight as well as a double exterior power point.

Cobbled Courtyard 
This cobbled courtyard is entered from the private drive through two granite gate posts with a five bar gate. The cobbled area is framed by raised granite borders and complimented by a raised cobbled patio outside the Media Barn and Guest annexe/office.

Bedroom 1 
16' 11'' x 13' 0'' (5.15m x 3.96m)
A bright and airy room open into the roof and with an exposed roof truss which has eight mounted spotlights. This room has three windows with deep cills, a fitted oak vanity unit with a marble top and matching freestanding bowl with chromed mixer taps. A carpenter built triple wardrobe is fitted which has hanging rails and shelving.


Fitted with a pressed steel bath in white with a paired timber clad side panel, a side mounted tap and shower controls, a glazed shower screen, fully tiled shower and bath splash backs and an extractor fan above. There is a white wash hand basin with chromed fittings and a low level w.c with a concealed cistern set against painted wainscotting and a shaver point above. Six spotlights are beam mounted and there is a wall mounted chromed electric towel rail. An oak latched door leads to the airing cupboard with fitted shelving, insulated hot water cylinder and an immersion heater.

Storage barn/stables 
14' 5'' x 23' 6'' (4.39m x 7.16m) (internal measurement)
A granite built barn with a corrugated roof divided into two bays with a single door to one and double doors to the other. The floor is laid to concrete. At the front of the barn is a gravelled drive reached by a five bar gate from the private drive.

15' 6'' x 14' 10'' (4.72m x 4.52m)
The double doors to the garage are 8' 6" wide (2.59m) and power and light are fitted. The floor is laid to concrete and there is a mezzanine storage loft.

Media barn 
43' 3'' x 15' 6'' (13.17m x 4.72m)
Two large double glazed double doors lead into this huge space and in the opposite wall is a matching double glazed door to the vegetable garden at the rear. The barn has been re roofed with corrugated iron and has two clear corrugated panels and exposed roof trusses. There are some exposed granite features, three electric thermostatically controlled radiators, two pendant light points, a 5 amp lighting circuit and 40 power points.

Cross passage 
18' 8'' x 6' 1'' Max (5.69m x 1.85m)
This hallway is granite walled to one side and has an opening to the right to the sitting room and to the left to the dining room. An oak latched door leads into the w.c./shower room and at the end of the passage is a door to the rear lobby. The passage has a double panel radiator, three LED down lighters and a painted concrete floor.

Rear lobby 
7' 5'' x 7' 4'' (2.26m x 2.23m)
This is a new addition linking the utility room to the main cottage. It has two stylish vertical double glazed windows, a double glazed oak back door to the cobbled courtyard, a slate tiled floor, some exposed granite wall and an opening to the utility room. There is plenty of space for coats and boots, a pendant light and four LED down lighters.

Utility room 
9' 5'' x 6' 4'' (2.87m x 1.93m) plus built in shelves and water treatment closet.
To one end of this room are a set of deep carpenter built shelves and at the other end is the water treatment closet where the filtration plant is located. A Franke sink and mixer tap is fitted into the stone work surface beneath which is plumbing and space for an automatic washing machine, a drier and a fridge. Two stainless steel shelves are wall mounted and there are eight LED down lighters.

Surrounded by roses, the front door and frame are solid oak with a double glazed multi paned upper panel and an oak lintel above. This leads into the cross passage.

Mains electricity, septic tank drainage, fresh borehole water, oil by contract.

Council tax band 

The gardens 
The lower front garden has a gated pedestrian entrance as well as the five bar gate which gives access to the storage barn. The garden has mature borders and shrubs and a central sunken lawned area. The borders at the front of the cottage are well stocked with climbing roses which frame the window and front doorway. A gravelled path leads up to the upper front garden. A granite wall separates the upper and lower front gardens and on the other side of the wall is a gravelled terrace area with a view over to the lower front garden and nearby fields. A path to the rear of the storage barn leads to the concealed oil tank. The side garden has mature hedgerows and borders and a raised lawn with a view to Meldon Hill. Gravelled paths lead through the borders to the steps to the sunken patio at the rear of the guest annexe and to the cobbled courtyard. Behind the media barn is a vegetable garden with deer and rabbit proof fencing and a pedestrian gate to the private drive.

From Fowlers go to the top of The Square and turn right into Mill Street. After about 150 metres the road bears left. Follow the road down the steep hill and up the other side and just after the sharp left bend at the top you must take the right turn. Follow this lane for just 0.3 miles and then turn left. After 0.5 miles on the left is a driveway signposted for Collihole Farm. Take this driveway and just 50 metres later on the right is the entrance and cobbled yard belonging to Collihole Cottage.

Collihole Cottage is only about 1.6 miles from Chagford and is situated in beautiful countryside near neighbouring Collihole farm. It is set off the public highway with access over a private driveway and it is very peaceful. Nearby are Dartmoor footpaths and bridle paths and access to the moor itself is only about a half a mile away. Nearby Chagford offers a wide variety of day to day and specialist shops, pubs, cafes and restaurant. The town has a primary school, pre school and Montessori, a library and GP, dentists and veterinary surgeries. There is a Parish Church, Roman Catholic Church and Chapel. Chagford has a football and cricket pitch and sports pavilion, a bowling club, tennis club, skate park and an open air swimming pool in the summertime. The whole area is criss-crossed with countryside, moorland and riverside walks. The A30 dual carriageway is 5 miles away at Whiddon Down and Exeter is only about 20 miles away.

Dining room 
17' 3'' x 15' 11'' (5.25m x 4.85m)
A latched oak door leads from the cross passage to this spacious room which has two windows with window seats, exposed structural beams, an oak plank and muntin screen and step up to the kitchen, a large granite open fireplace and hearth with a huge bressemer beam and an open flue. There are two wall light points, six beam mounted spotlights, a double panel radiator and a latched door to the staircase to the first floor with an under stairs cupboard beneath which conceals the circuit breakers.

16' 10'' x 9' 0'' (5.13m x 2.74m)
A latched door leads into the kitchen through the plank and muntin screen. The kitchen has a slate tiled floor, a window front and rear, a beamed ceiling with 11 spotlights and a light blue oil fired Aga. The kitchen cabinets have hardwood doors and drawer fronts and extensive stone work surfaces and splashbacks incorporating a built in Siemens induction hob and a double Franke sink and mixer tap. Built in are a Bosch fan oven, a matching microwave/fan/grill oven and a dish washer. Stainless steel shelving is fitted and there is ample space for a large upright freestanding fridge/freezer.

17' 5'' x 15' 0'' (5.30m x 4.57m)
A wooden staircase winds up from the dining room to this spacious landing which has windows front and rear and deep cills. There are two electric thermostatically controlled radiators, four wall light points, a varnished wooden floor, a doorway to a short corridor to the bathroom and bedroom 1 and 3 and a latched door to bedroom 2. This landing is large enough to use as an additional reception or extra sleeping accommodation if required.

Bedroom 2 
17' 2'' x 12' 1'' (5.23m x 3.68m)
This is a bright and generous double/triple room with a varnished wood floor, windows on two sides with deep cills, an electric thermostatically controlled radiator, two truss mounted spotlights and an oak vanitary unit with a table top stone basin and chromed mixer taps.

From the landing this short corridor leads to bedrooms 1 and 3 and the bathroom, all of which have oak latched doors.

Bedroom 3 
14' 6'' x 6' 3'' (4.42m x 1.90m)
A broad window and deep cill look out over the lower front garden and this double room has a former fireplace,, an oak floor to the corner closet, a beam mounted spotlight and an electric thermostatically controlled radiator.

Sitting room 
21' 1'' x 16' 1'' (6.42m x 4.90m)
This is a very spacious room with exposed structural beams, a large granite open fireplace and hearth, four windows with deep cills, two double panel radiators, six wall light points, four beam mounted spotlights, a TV point and a telephone point. The room is large enough for three four-seater settees.

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10 August 2018

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