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Gidleigh, Nr Chagford, Devon TQ13 8HR

Guide Price Of £1,495,000
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Renovated Rectory, former coach house and equestrian facilities with 12 acres in one of Dartmoor's most beautiful areas.

Gidleigh is situated on the north side of Dartmoor, between Chagford and Okehampton and is known as one of its prettiest hamlets, being made up essentially of period dwellings, with a fine church and remains of the castle on the fringe of the open moor. Dartmoor itself 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 opportunities locally for walking, riding and fishing. There is a highly rated golf course at Bovey Castle Hotel and the stannery town of Chagford is about a 10 minute drive away, providing an excellent selection of local facilities, including shops, restaurants, hotels, health centre and primary school, and is made up of a very eclectic community, with many famous artists, potters, film makers and others choosing it as a place to live and work. It hosts a well known arts festival. Also nearby is the Northmore Arms pub, about a mile or so away, and the renowned Gidleigh Park Hotel and restaurant being within walking distance. There is a full range of cultural, shopping and other facilities available at the Cathedral and University city of Exeter. In Okehampton there is a Waitrose store and there are private schools at both Tavistock and in Exeter.

Communications
There is easy access to the area from the M5 motorway at Exeter via the A30 dual carriageway to Whiddon Down. At Exeter there are railway stations with mainline connections to London and also an international airport.
Distances (approximate)
Chagford 2 miles
Exeter 20 miles
A30 4 miles
Okehampton 8 miles

The Property
Fine, late Victorian former rectory, understood to date from 1896
Recently renovated and modernised throughout to a high standard, and the grounds landscaped and improved
Occupying a beautiful, peaceful, rural setting near to the church, in one of Dartmoor's prettiest and most popular areas
Stunning views across the surrounding Dartmoor countryside to the open moor
Spacious and comfortable family accommodation with Victorian character and style, including such features as shuttered windows, attractive fireplaces, decorative cornicing, and well proportioned, high ceilinged rooms
Former coach house with 2 bedrooms and stables
Extensive, well stocked and timbered mature gardens and grounds around the house including greenhouse, orchard and vegetable garden
Range of pasture paddocks and stabling
Easy access both onto the open moor and also to Chagford and the A30

Ground Floor
Part glazed double entrance doors open from the forecourt to the front of the house to the entrance porch with Victorian patterned tiled floor and front door to the entrance hall. Panelled doors open to the study with fireplace with ornate marble surround and mantle and the drawing room with exposed boarded floor and its
wide bay window with beautiful views across the surrounding Dartmoor countryside, as well as a fireplace with marble surround and woodburner and French doors with shutters. From the entrance hall a further door leads into the sitting room/dining room again with exposed boarded floor, fireplace with
marble surround and woodburner and delightful rural views and a door leads on into the kitchen/breakfast room with fireplace incorporating the electric Aga, built in larder cupboard, fitted base and wall cupboards with worktops, sink and drainer and
dishwasher. From here a door leads into the utility room with further fitted cupboards, shelving and work tops, butler's sink and plumbing for washing machine and beyond is the rear lobby with doors to outside and to the boot room with separate WC and the pantry with fitted shelving.

First Floor
From the entrance hall a further door leads to the rear hall and rear staircase and the turned main staircase rises to the landing with doors to the principal bedroom with stunning views across the surrounding Dartmoor countryside, built in wardrobe cupboards and en-suite shower room. On the first floor is the family bathroom and there are 5 further bedrooms, all with fireplaces with slate or marble surrounds and all but bedroom 5 have exposed boarded floors.

The Coach House
The tarmac driveway leads around the house to a yard area to the rear, beside which is the former coach house and stables. On the ground floor is the coach house, tack room, stables with Victorian fittings and log store. On the first floor a path leads up to the entrance door to a porch and door to the hall with plumbing for
washing machine and doors to sitting room/dining room with fireplace with woodburner and glazed door out to the decked balcony with sitting area having stunning views across the surrounding countryside to the open moor. There is a fitted kitchen with plumbing for dishwasher, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom.

The Coach House is currently let through 'Helpful Holidays' as a holiday let.
Some recent comments from guests as follows:
"The views from the huge balcony/terrace exceptional"
"Wonderful location, ideal base for walking on Dartmoor from the door"
"This is undoubtedly our favourite Helpful Holidays location"
"It's right on the moor with fantastic walking to hand and Chagford within a short drive"

The Gardens and Grounds
From the road the tarmac entrance drive leads up to the forecourt and parking and turning areas beside the house, overlooked by a bank of ornamental shrubs and trees including rhododendron. A tarmac path leads around the east side of the house, from where a flight of steps descend a grass bank to a level, lawned garden area with central ornamental pond and fountain, paved terrace area and fringed by plant borders and overlooked by stands of fine, mature trees. From this side of the house there are stunning views across the surrounding Dartmoor countryside. On the opposite side of the house is a further extensive, gently sloping garden area interspersed with mature and recently planted ornamental and orchard trees
and incorporating a pond, timber garden store building, chicken run and productive enclosed vegetable garden with raised beds and greenhouse.
Adjoining the gardens are a range of pasture paddocks, and behind the former coach house is a timber stable building incorporating 4 loose boxes, water filtration room and concrete yard with gate to the field.

Property Information
Services: Private water and drainage. Mains electricity. Oil-fired heating and electric heating in the coach house flat.

NB. The exterior photographs in this brochure were taken in 2013.

Estate agents Exeter

01392 214222

exeter@jackson-stops.co.uk

10 Southernhay West, Exeter, EX1 1JG


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