½ mile from the centre of Chagford, on the side of a hill with long views across the town to moorland beyond, a handsome Victorian detached house in beautiful gardens. To one side, a terrace (swing seat, picnic table, benches) and grassed area with fruit trees. Steps (gate at top) down to a lower terrace. You are also welcome to wander the 26 acres of field beyond and the large ponds (unfenced) below the house, a haven for wildlife (mallard, Canada geese); fly fishing permitted in one pond on a catch and release basis (bring your own rods). To the other side, beyond a driveway, are the owners’ stables and a few cottages which share use of the fields and ponds. Inside, very much a country home; relaxed, comfortable. Wood floors (rugs) downstairs, and large windows make it light and bright. Small porch to hall. Elegant living room (TV/DVD) with the views. Smaller sitting room with woodburner, TV/DVD and French windows to terrace. Bespoke kitchen (dishwasher, fridge freezer, range-style cooker/gas hob, TV/DVD) with breakfast table/chairs, off which a large sunroom, useful for damp coats/boots/dogs. Dining room with open fire. Office with woodburner, sofas and children’s toys. Cloakroom (loo). From the hall, uneven stone steps down to cellar with games room (pool table, table football), utility/drying room (washing machine, tumble drier) and door to lower terrace and ponds. Stairs (stairgates) from hall up to four bedrooms - a large double (6'6" bed) with dressing room (day bed, space for cot) and en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower), a twin (2'6" beds, zip-linkable to 5' double) with views over the ponds, a double (washbasin) with princess-and-the-pea-style four-poster bed, and another smart double (5' bed, footboard) with en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower); shower-room (suite). More stairs (stairgates) up to a large modern attic bedroom with 5' double bed and a single (footboard), the best views of all and smart en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath, two washbasins). Professional catering available. Damages Deposit £250. A tremendous house for gatherings of all sorts, with lots of space and generous accommodation.
Chagford: lively, friendly little town (pubs, shops, outdoor swimming pool, tennis) away from main roads in the shelter of high Dartmoor. Past it the River Teign (fishing) hurries through woods and meadows below Castle Drogo (Nat. Trust). Excellent walking; superb views. Open moor, 2 miles; golf, 3; Exeter (city amenities), 17; sea/beaches, about 20.
Over four floors. Four first floor bedrooms: 1 x emperor double with dressing room and en suite bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC, basin, 1 x double with four poster bed, 1 x king size double with en suite bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC, basin, 1 x 2'6" twin (can convert to king size double). One top floor bedroom: family room with king size double and single bed and en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, two basins. Ground floor hall. Living room. Sitting room with wood burning stove. Kitchen with breakfast table. Dining room. Office with wood burning stove. Sunroom. Ground floor WC with basin. Cellar with games room and utility room.
CHAGFORD Okehampton 12 miles; Exeter 21 miles. A picturesque town at the northern point of Dartmoor National Park in Devon. Chagford, one of the five Stannary towns of Dartmoor, is small in size but is packed with amenities and things to do. There is a wide range of shops as well as four pubs. Chagford also has more active facilities such as public tennis court and an open-air swimming pool to enjoy at your leisure. It is a town of great history, home to the Three Crowns Hotel which dates back to the 1200's. Chagford is well known for its culture, hosting film, literary and music festivals in the town as well as an annual running race, known as Two Hills Race. Just over 21 miles away is the bustling, beautiful city of Exeter for a different kind of break, definitely worth a visit. The charming, attractive town of Okehampton sits just 12 miles away.
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