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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Chagford, Newton Abbot

Guide Price £925,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Separate 2 bedroom annexe bungalow
  • Outbuilding and garage, including games room
  • Paddock area
  • About 2 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A beautifully presented Edwardian house with separate annexe, in large gardens,
just outside Chagford.

Highbury is situated just outside the beautiful and popular small moorland town of Chagford, which offers a broad range of local amenities including primary and Montessori schools, post office, banks, health and dental centres and sports facilities. Shops include delicatessen, iron monger, wine merchant, art galleries,
Spar shop and boutiques, as well as cafes, restaurant and pubs. There is a very active local community, including sports facilities with cricket, tennis, bowling and football clubs and an open air swimming pool. Nearby is the award winning Gidleigh Park Hotel and there are golf courses at Bovey Castle, near Moretonhampstead and Stover. Dartmoor is renowned for its spectacular scenery with its granite tors, heather clad moorland and wooded valleys bisected by rushing streams and rivers and there are many and varied opportunities on the doorstep for riding, walking and fishing. The university and cathedral city of Exeter is
within easy reach and provides a full range of shopping, cultural and recreational facilities.
The A38 expressway is about 4 miles away.
There is quick access from Chagford, via the A382, to the A30 dual carriageway at
Whiddon Down, leading west past Okehampton into Cornwall and east to Exeter, where there is access onto the M5 motorway, railway stations with mainline connections to London (Paddington and Waterloo) and an international airport with regular services to London City Airport. Via Moretonhampstead and Bovey Tracey, to the south, is access onto the A38 dual carriageway, leading south west to
the city of Plymouth, from where there are ferries to France and Spain.
Distances (approximate)
• Chagford 1 mile
• A30 4.5 miles
• Okehampton 12 miles
• Exeter 21 miles (16 via Moretonhampstead)

The Property
• Elegant Edwardian house built in 1904
• Beautifully presented and spacious accommodation with well-proportioned, high
ceilinged rooms typical of the architectural period
• Many attractive period features including decorative cornicing and ceiling moulds,
picture and dado rails and attractive fireplaces
• A thriving bed and breakfast business, established by the current owners
• Separate, self-contained, 2 bedroom annexe bungalow
• Extensive, landscaped gardens around the house and annexe
• Stunning views across the surrounding, rolling Dartmoor countryside and over
Chagford itself
• Rural location, yet within very easy reach of Chagford town centre
• Quick access to the A30 dual carriageway,Exeter, M5, etc.

Ground Floor
From the driveway the front door, beneath pillared porch canopy, is approached via the paved terrace. The entrance hall has an exposed oak boarded floor and panelled doors lead to the drawing room, also with oak floor, bay window
with lovely rural views, fireplace with wooden surround and mantle, woodburner and shelved alcoves with cupboards below to either side and to the dining room, also with bay window with rural views, exposed oak boarded floor, fireplace with wooden surround and mantle and slate slips and fitted bookcase. From the entrance hall an archway leads to the inner hall with slate tiled floor, understairs cupboard and panelled doors to the study/music room with marble tiled floor and
French doors to the terrace and gardens and also to the cloakroom/shower room and kitchen/breakfast room with slate tiled floor, bespoke range of fitted furniture by Ashwood Kitchens, sink and drainer, dishwasher, fireplace incorporating oven and five ring hob with mantle above. A doorway leads to the utility room with slate tiled floor, fitted cupboards with wooden worktop and butler’s sink, plumbing for washing machine and back door out to the driveway and gardens. A further panelled door
from the kitchen leads to a fitted larder.

First Floor
From the entrance hall the staircase, with carved wooden spindles, newel posts and handrail, rises to the landing with panelled doors to the principal suite incorporating bedroom with stunning views over Chagford and the surrounding countryside, bespoke fitted wardrobe cupboards and drawers, fireplace with wooden surround and mantle and cast iron grate and bathroom with limestone tiled floor, bath, wash basin and WC. Also from the landing, doors lead to 2 further bedrooms with lovely rural views and the family bathroom. In addition there are
2 further bedrooms/shower room suites.

The Annexe
Behind the house the driveway continues to the detached, self-contained annexe bungalow, with hall, kitchen/dining room, sitting room, 2 bedrooms and shower room and terraced garden.

The Gardens and Grounds
The gravel entrance drive leads into the parking and turning areas beside the house and annexe. To the front of the house is a paved terrace with steps down to a level, lawned garden, flanked by mature trees and shrubs and from where there are lovely views over the surrounding, rolling Dartmoor countryside. French doors from the study open to a further paved terrace area to the rear of the house.
On the opposite side of the driveway is a spring fed ornamental pond with paved surrounds and a further lawned garden area above. Behind the house and annexe are terraced, lawned gardens, with further trees and shrubs and the gravel driveway leads up to a yard area including an outbuilding now housing the games room and bar area, with fitted kitchen area and WC. Adjoining are garaging and stores. Beyond, the driveway continues to a further grassed paddock area.

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01 September 2016

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