Hatchwell Hall and Lodge, Widecombe in the Moor £795,000

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  • A beautiful Grade II LIsted Devon Longhouse and lodge
  • Glorious views
  • Three stables
  • Field of approximately 2.5 acres
  • Rural setting
  • Approximately 3 acres in all


Thought to date back to the 14th Century, Hatchwell Hall and Lodge are Grade II Listed and in excellent order having recently undergone an extensive renovation programme and feature masses of character and an abundance of features including exposed granite stonework, beams, timbers and fireplaces. The Hall and Lodge would be ideal for multi generational living or as a home with an income. Indeed Hatchwell Hall is currently a holiday let and generates a considerable income. Hatchwell Hall is a superb family home with a big kitchen/dining room and electric Aga, a generous sitting or dining room and separate lounge and an ensuite fifth bedroom on the ground floor. At the top of the granite spiral staircase is a charming principal double bedroom and off the landing are three other double bedrooms (one ensuite) and a family bathroom. Hatchwell Hall has a mixture of oil fired heating to radiators with some electric heating, whilst Hatchwell Lodge has electric heating throughout. The Lodge has a double bedroom and dressing room upstairs and on the ground floor there is an entrance hall, a bathroom and a big living room with a kitchen at one end, a dining area and a sitting room with a large fireplace and woodburner and double doors leading out to a deck and garden which look out to the superb views of the moor. To the rear of the Lodge is a pretty courtyard, a laundry and store with the water filtration system and to the front there is a lovely lawned garden with a patio and deck. Hatchwell Hall has a lawned garden with an extensive grassed area, mature oaks, a stable building and parking with a new drive from the recently improved track which leads to the public highway. There is a field of approximately 2.5 acres. Fowlers very strongly recommend viewing this lovely property.


Rooms

Situation

Hatchwell Hall and Lodge are sited in Dartmoor National Park with glorious views of the moor and easy access to the open moorland. Widecombe is just 2 miles away where there is a primary school, parish church, shop, pubs and cafes. The B3212 Exeter road is approximately 4.8 miles away, Chagford is approximately 7.9 miles and Ashburton is approximately 6 miles.

Hatchwell Hall

Entrance

A granite pathway leads across the grass to the double doors which are the entrance to Hatchwell Hall.

Kitchen/dining room - 16' 9'' x 15' 5'' (5.10m x 4.70m)

The double entrance doors which are double glazed and which enjoy a superb view to the moor lead into this spacious room which is a large kitchen/dining room with a carpenter built kitchen with granite worktops, a Belfast sink with mixers and a hose attachment and a smart green electric Aga. The kitchen has a built in freezer and two built in fridges, a dishwasher and it is big enough for a 10-seater table. The floor is dressed Travertine and the walls are granite and partly colour washed in white. The ceiling has exposed painted joists and there is an ancient oak lintel across the side facing window above the sink. A stable door leads to the enclosed courtyard garden and latched doors lead into the sitting/dining room and cloakroom.

Cloakroom

The access to the cloakroom is across a huge immovable granite boulder and once in the cloakroom there is a low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, a night storage heater and plumbing and space for an automatic washing machine and dryer. The floor is ceramic, there is a window to the courtyard and the ceiling is timber clad and has a pendant light point.

Sitting/dining room - 17' 5'' x 15' 9'' (5.30m x 4.80m)

This is a spacious room with immense character and is spanned by a painted beam and matching joists. There is a large granite fireplace and hearth with a fitted woodburning stove and lined flue and a huge granite bressemer beam. A granite spiral staircase rises to the first floor and two steps lead down to the lounge. A latched door leads to the ground floor bedroom 5. The room has a double panel radiator and a broad window which looks out to the courtyard at the rear.

Lounge - 17' 10'' x 13' 11'' (5.43m x 4.24m)

A short curving granite walled passage leads alongside the spiral staircase to the wonderful cosy lounge. It has three exposed granite walls, painted beams and joists and a deep granite fireplace and hearth with a woodburning stove and a lined flue. There is a double glazed window with fitted shutters which looks out to the front garden and which has a window seat. There is a large double panel radiator and a T.V. point.

Ground floor bedroom 5 - 9' 11'' x 9' 2'' (3.02m x 2.79m) plus ensuite

This is a double size ground floor room with an ensuite bathroom. It has windows both front and rear, four downlighters and is divided from the bathing area by a curtain pole and curtain.

Ensuite

Fitted with a large claw foot slipper bath with chromed mixer taps, a low level w.c. with a concealed cistern, a table top white wash basin with mixer taps. There are two downlighters, a leaded window which looks out to the courtyard at the rear and the floor is laid with a wood effect laminate.

First floor landing

The granite spiral staircase has a spur which leads to the principal bedroom and then there are three more steps up to the corridor landing which has exposed roof trusses, a pendant light point, a built in eaves cupboard, double panel radiator and latched doors to all rooms.

Principal bedroom - 15' 9'' x 13' 11'' (4.80m x 4.24m)

This beautiful double bedroom is open to roof height with exposed trusses and timbers, a south facing window with shutters and glorious views to the high moor, a cast iron fireplace with a hearth and painted wooden surround and mantel, a double panel radiator and a T.V. point.

Bedroom 2 - 16' 10'' x 13' 2'' (5.13m x 4.01m)

A low doorway leads into bedroom 2 at the south western end of the house. It has a gable end window looking out to the high moor and the ceiling is open to roof height with exposed trusses. There is a painted wood floor, a wall mounted electric convector heater and a big linen cupboard with a hot water cylinder and space for shelves.

Bathroom

The bathroom is off the main landing and fitted with a white bath with painted wooden side panels, chrome taps and a built in thermostatic shower with a rain shower head, fully tiled wood effect ceramic tiling to ceiling height and a shower screen. There is an oval bowl set into a slate vanity surface with cupboards beneath and there is a low level w.c. An extractor fan is fitted, a wall mounted warm air heater and there is a wood effect vinyl floor.

Bedroom 3 - 12' 7'' x 8' 10'' (3.83m x 2.69m)

A double room with a bare wood floor, a side window with shutters, four downlighters, a fitted night storage heater and a doorway to ensuite shower room.

Ensuite shower room

This has a Travertine floor, a low level w.c. with a concealed cistern, a slate plinth and vanity surface with a stone basin and chromed mixer taps, a wall mounted warm air heater, a glass shower screen door, Travertine tiled shower with a thermostatic shower fitted and a rain shower head. There is hanging space for bathrobes.

Bedroom 4 - 16' 7'' x 9' 3'' (5.05m x 2.82m)

A generous double bedroom with a side window and shutters, a painted timber window sill, a painted wood floor, exposed trusses and timbers, a fitted spotlight cluster, a double panel radiator and a T.V. point.

Exterior

Garden

A pedestrian gate and pathway lead from the parking area to the double door entrance to Hatchwell Hall. The extensive grassed area leads down to a post and wire fence and overlooks the 2.5 acre paddock beneath. The garden enjoys long distance views across the high moor over the field and there are mature oaks and plenty of great places to sit and enjoy the view. At the rear of the house there is a drying area, an oil tank and an exterior housing for the Worcester oil fired central heating boiler.

Stables

Set in the garden is a timber structure comprising three former stables each of which measures approximately 11' x 9' 4. Currently these buildings are use for storage but they are ready to be used for equestrian purposes should the new owner see fit.

The Field

Extending to approximately 2.5 acres, this pasture slopes gently down towards the public highway and is both sunny and well drained. There is a lower gate at the bottom of the driveway for access from the public road.

Hatchwell Lodge

Entrance

To get to Hatchwell Lodge you have to walk through the garden of Hatchwell Hall and through a gate into the courtyard garden at the rear of the lodge.

Entrance lobby

A stable door leads into the lobby which has a slate floor, a pendant light point, a latched door to the bathroom and a doorway to the living room.

Bathroom

This is fitted with a white bath with a painted wood side panel, wooden splashbacks, fitted shower/mixer taps, a low level w.c., a pedestal wash hand basin and a slate floor. There is a painted timber window sill, an extractor fan, a spotlight cluster, a shaver point, a wall mounted warm air heater and a chromed electric heated towel rail.

Living room - 27' 0'' x 13' 0'' (8.22m x 3.96m)

This single large living room comprises both sitting room, dining area and kitchen. The kitchen is fitted with slate work tops on solid timber units with there is space for a kitchen sink unit. A plate rack is wall mounted and there is a fridge and freezer as well as a fitted cooker. The floor is laid to slate in the kitchen and dining area and the staircase rises to the first floor at this end of the room with a hot water cupboard beneath which has an insulated hot water cylinder and immersion. There are two windows to the courtyard and at the far end of the room there are broad glazed double doors and side panels leading out to the deck and looking out to the beautiful views to the moor. The sitting area has an exposed granite wall and fireplace with an oak lintel, a granite hearth and a fitted woodburner with a lined flue. There is a T.V. point, an electric night storage heater, ample power points and two wall light points.

First floor bedroom - 20' 5'' x 11' 7'' (6.22m x 3.53m)

The staircase rises to the bedroom which has two Velux skylights and one side window. There is a painted wood floor, eaves storage cupboards, a T.V. point and night storage heater and a short corridor which leads to the dressing room.

Dressing room - 11' 10'' x 9' 3'' (3.60m x 2.82m)

A window gable end room with fitted spotlights, an electric convector radiator, a hanging rail and storage space.

Exterior

The courtyard which leads to Hatchwell Lodge is partly paved and has raised planters with ferns, heathers and a cobbled pathway which leads to the garden of Hatchwell Hall.

Outbuildings

Attached to the end of the Lodge is a laundry measuring 10' 8 x 9' 8 and a water treatment store measuring 12' 2 x 9' 6.

Garden

The garden for the Lodge comprises a big deck just outside the living room and steps which lead down to a lawn. The lawned garden is enclosed by a Devon bank and there is a field gate to one side leading into the garden of Hatchwell Hall. The views from the garden are superb.

Parking

Hatchwell Hall and Lodge share the parking area and there is a new driveway off the driveway to Hatchwell Farm which leads to gravelled parking for between 6 to 8 vehicles.

Services

Mains electricity, private water and drainage, oil by contract.

Council Tax Band

Hatchwell Lodge is Band B. Hatchwell Hall is subject to business rates and is currently zero rated.

Directions

From Fowlers go to the top of the Square and turn left into High Street. At the end of the churchyard turn right into New Street and follow this road out of town for about 31/2 miles to Beetor Cross where you turn right onto the B3212. Follow the B3212 over the cattle grid onto the moor and take the first left signed to Widecombe. After approximately 4.8 miles on the left you will see a broad entrance which leads up to Hatchwell Farm and if you take this driveway on the right at the top just before the left hand bend and on the left hand side is the new drive to Hatchwell Hall. Drive in and park.


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Name Location Type Distance
Widecombe in the Moor
Widecombe in the Moor TQ13 7UB
County: Devon
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00000167
Jayne Woof
Fowlers Estate Agents
 
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