4 bedroom property for sale


Sold STC £715,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Ref NO O1051
  • Delightful Historic Property
  • Peaceful and Private Location
  • Quiet Dartmoor Hamlet
  • Garden and Grounds of Approx 3 Acres
  • A Further 12.5 acres Available by Separate Negotiation
  • Good Range of Outbuildings
  • Close to Sought-After Town of Chagford
  • Viewing Essential

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION Stiniel is an 'exceptionally picturesque Dartmoor hamlet' (Historic England) with quintessential Dartmoor buildings of granite with either slate or thatch roofs, positioned in a small valley approximately 1.5 miles from the equally attractive small country town of Chagford, with its mix of interesting period buildings centred on the town square. Amenities within the town include shops, pubs and restaurants, doctor, dentist, vets and primary school including a Montessori pre-school. There is an active community with many social and leisure opportunities and clubs for sporting activities including football, cricket, tennis, bowls and a well renowned seasonal open air swimming pool.

The city of Exeter is approximately 23 miles away. Exeter is a modern, provincial city with excellent facilities including first class shopping, schools, hospitals, university, mainline railway station and links to the M5 motorway network and airport.
The countryside surrounding Stiniel includes rolling farmland, which leads to the high moor. For the keen walker and rider there is much of interest in the network of quiet lanes, footpaths and bridleways to be found in the area.

Higher Stiniel is one of only five dwellings in the tiny hamlet of Stiniel 1.5 miles from the small country town of Chagford in the Dartmoor National Park. The house is a Grade II listed building which is recorded by Historic England as being of late 15th Century to early 16th Century origin, there is certainly evidence of the antiquity of the house in the features throughout, including cruck timbers in the main bedroom and the large axial chimney stack in the sitting room, which is believed to have been added in the house in the 16th Century.
The accommodation provides a warm and comfortable atmosphere, which is only found in buildings of this type. The property includes a range of interesting and useful outbuildings, two of which are thatched and listed in their own right as of historical interest. The buildings lend themselves to a variety of uses for storage, workspace, poultry, small livestock or stables.
The gardens are a particularly pleasing feature, full of colour with plenty of scope for the keen gardener to develop. The south facing walled garden at the front of the farmhouse is an unusual feature and has the makings of a sheltered country garden. At the rear of the house and buildings is a paddock (once a cider orchard) which provides grazing and amenity to the property.
The further land lots surround the property and are perfect for the small-holder or for anyone with equestrian interests.

ACCOMMODATION Reference made to any fixture, fittings, appliances or any of the building services does not imply that they are in working order or have been tested by us. Purchasers should establish the suitability and working condition of these items and services themselves.

The accommodation, together with approximate room sizes, is as follows: 


CROSS PASSAGE HALL 13' 11'' x 5' 9'' (4.24m x 1.76m) Wide hardwood entrance door. Plank doors with spring catches to under-stairs cupboard and a cloakroom. Panel doors to the dining and sitting rooms. Exposed dressed granite wall. 

SITTING ROOM 17' 1'' x 16' 1'' (5.2m x 4.9m) A comfortable room featuring many architectural details from the period of construction. Large granite fireplace, with an open grate and bread oven. Leaded 4 light casement window to front elevation, overlooking the south facing walled garden. Alcoves with shelving. Double radiator. Stairs to the first floor. Panel door to: 

STUDY/SNUG 16' 5'' x 12' 6'' (5m x 3.8m) French windows to front garden with leaded lights. Cross beam. Door to the rear garden. Fireplace housing an oil fired wood-burner style stove. Fitted book shelving. Double radiator. 

DINING ROOM 16' 3'' x 10' 8'' (4.96m x 3.26m) Multi-pane sash window to the front elevation. Granite fireplace. Dresser fitted into a recess to the right of the chimney breast. Double radiator. Open doorway to the: 

KITCHEN 16' 2'' x 10' 8'' (4.94m x 3.26m) including the width of the fittings Casement window to side elevation. Half glazed stable door to front walled garden. Recess housing an, oil fired Aga cooking range. Electric oven and hob. Worktops with cupboards below and space for a fridge and freezer. Terracotta floor tiles. Open doorway to: 

UTILITY ROOM 12' 11'' x 6' 11'' (3.93m x 2.1m) including width of fittings Casement window to the rear garden. Granite effect worktops. Double sink unit. Oak fronted wall and floor units. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher. Brick style ceramic floor tiles throughout. Doors to; walk-in larder and boiler room. Larder with hopper window, meat safe and fitted shelving. Boiler room/cloaks cupboard with Trianco oil fired boiler. Small casement window. 

CONSERVATORY (L-SHAPED) 23' x 9' in the main area plus 6'x 10' (7.01m x 2.89m) +(1.83m x 3.05m) Built between the house and the largest barn creating an atrium. Timber frame construction on masonry base. French doors to a courtyard garden area. Door into the barn. Wood-burning stove. A garden room used for sitting out and as a greenhouse. 


LANDING Stairs up from the sitting room. Sash and casement windows to the rear elevation. Two radiators. Airing cupboard. Store cupboard. Doors to bedrooms and bathroom. 

BEDROOM ONE 17' 5'' x 15' 1'' (5.3m x 4.6m) In the older part of the house. Short stairs up from the landing. 4 light leaded casement window overlooking the walled garden. Exposed pegged cruck roof timbers and purlins. Small casement window to rear. Dimplex electric heater. Plank door and step up to: 

ENSUITE BATHROOM 13' 1'' x 9' 6'' (4m x 2.9m) max Bath with mixer tap. Shower cubicle. Pedestal wash basin. W.C. Double radiator. Dimplex electric heater. Exposed roof purlin. Sash window. Half glazed panel door to: 

DRESSING ROOM 8' 10'' x 7' 3'' (2.7m x 2.2m) Leaded casement window to front. Fitted wardrobes and cupboards. 

BEDROOM TWO 9' 10'' x 9' 2'' (3m x 2.8m) Sash window to front elevation. 

BEDROOM THREE 12' 6'' x 7' 10'' (3.8m x 2.4m) Sash window to front elevation. Granite edged shelved alcove. Fitted wardrobe with hanging rails and cupboards above. 

BEDROOM FOUR 17' 1'' x 10' 8'' (5.2m x 3.25m) Sash window to front. Double radiator. 

BATHROOM Pedestal wash hand basin. W.C. Panel bath with tiled splash back and shower fitting. Radiator. Casement window to side elevation. 


BUILDINGS, GARDENS AND GROUNDS Higher Stiniel is unusual in the range of buildings surrounding the house, in the main they have been relatively unspoiled, two are thatched and Grade II Listed independent of the house and most are constructed of the same Dartmoor granite , creating a picturesque grouping. The gardens are mostly to the south (the walled garden) and to the east of the house, with a courtyard style garden at the rear of the dwelling, between it and the barn. The front walled garden is level and edged with colourful roses and shrubs. The garden to the east features neat lawns and specimen trees.
To the north of the largest barn is a paddock for grazing and amenity. It is understood that this area contained a cider orchard and there are a handful of ancient apple trees still growing. The hedge banks which enclose the field have some fine mature trees, which all add to the ambience of the property. The house, buildings and field form Lot 1 of the sale and extend to approximately 3 acres (1.21ha). There are further land lots available detailed overleaf. 


THATCHED BANK BARN 12' 10'' x 26' 4'' (3.91m x 8.02m) Two storey stone barn with two arched entrances, cobble floor and plank partitions and hay feeders. Upper storey access from field above, four ventilation openings. 

STABLE ATTACHED TO BANK BARN 13' 6'' x 11' 8'' (4.11m x 3.55m) Part stone and concrete block walls with lean-to galvanised steel roof. 

ROUND HOUSE 22' x 21' (6.7m x 6.4m) Probably either once a horse engine house or cider press building, now a useful field shelter or fuel store. 

MAIN BARN 53' x 25' (16.15m x 7.62m) At the rear of the house. Adjacent parking area with gated access from the lane. This large versatile building provides garage, storage and workshop space and was likely once a cattle building. Stone and block with a galvanised roof, incorporating a freezer store and mezzanine floor. Access to fields, single up and over garage door, personal door, feed troughs and drainage channel, several window openings, power connected. Potential for other uses subject to planning permission. 

THATCHED POULTRY HOUSE 11' 6'' x 7' 5'' (3.50m x 2.26m) A very attractive small stone building, with a hipped thatch roof. 

STABLES 22' x 14' (6.7m x 4.27m) Stone construction with galvanised roof, divided into 3 bays by timber partitions, handling area to the front. 

TWO METAL FRAME GREENHOUSE Each 8' x 6' (2.44m x 1.83m)  

SUMMERHOUSE 8' x 8' (2.44m x 2.44m) Located in the east garden area. 


Lot 2: 1.6 acres / 0.65 ha pasture field with road access. £20,000
Lot 3: 3.3 acres / 1.34 ha pasture field with road access £35,000
Lot 4: 3.1 acres / 1.25 ha pasture field with road access. £35,000
Lot 5: 4.5 acres of pasture and woodland with road access £45,000.

SERVICES Mains electricity, private drainage. Spring fed private water supply, which also supplies other properties within the hamlet. 

We understand this property is in band ' G ' for Council Tax purposes.  

AGENTS NOTE Higher Stiniel, the bank barn and poultry house are Grade II Listed buildings. 

VIEWING Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT, Okehampton Office on 01837 52371. 

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