Yellands, Chagford, Devon £1,250,000

Sold STC
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  • A charming Grade II listed farmhouse
  • Various outbuildings all in excellent condition
  • 25.53 Acres of land
  • Stunning views across the moors
  • Rural setting close to Chagford
  • Living room and study/sitting room
  • Glorious sun room
  • Kitchen with Aga and pantry
  • Three double bedrooms
  • Vacant possession in October

Thought to date from the 17th century, Yellands is a granite built farmhouse with a range of granite outbuildings. The house is centrally heated with a spacious kitchen with an Aga, a pantry and a entrance lobby, study/sitting room, a lovely day room with stunning views, a boiler room and a shower room on the ground floor. Upstairs is an oak floored landing at the top of a granite spiral staircase and there are three double bedrooms and a bathroom. Attached to the farmhouse is a large fully restored barn which has been re-roofed extensively. Behind the house is a garden with patios and views across the moors. The property has plenty of parking and 25.35 acres of land. Fowlers strongly recommend viewing this charming Dartmoor home and vacant possession can be in October.



Set on the southern slope of Meldon Hill about a mile from Chagford with the open moors in walking distance. Chagford offers a wide variety of specialist and day to day shops, cafes and pubs, a library, health centre and both doctors, dentists and veterinary surgeries. There is a parish church, Roman Catholic church and chapel and a primary school, pre-school and Montessori. The town is surrounded by countryside, riverside and moorland walks and it has good amenities including a football and cricket pitch, a tennis club, bowling club, children's park, skate park and an open air swimming pool in the summertime. The A30 dual carriageway is only about 5 miles away and Exeter is approximately 20 miles.

Entrance porch

The porch has a slate roof and an oak door frame, exposed granite and a granite seat and log store. A broad ledge and brace door leads into the hallway.

Hallway - 8' 3'' x 5' 8'' (2.51m x 1.73m)

The hallway has a slate floor and a shallow step up from the mat well to a useful space for coats and boots. The walls are lime rendered and lime washed and there is plenty of built in shelving. There are three halogen down lighters, a cast iron radiator, a small recessed window to the front, plenty of power points and an oak lintel and oak door frame leading into the kitchen.

Kitchen - 19' 2'' x 15' 4'' (5.84m x 4.67m)

This charming and traditional kitchen has oak beams and exposed timbers, oak lintels and a slate floor. The deep granite fireplace has a bread oven and a cream oil fired Aga lit by spotlights set on a granite hearth. Adjacent to the fireplace an original granite spiral staircase rises to the first floor and to the other side of the fireplace is an oak framed doorway leading to the study/sitting room. An oak base cabinet has been fitted with a carved slate work surface, a drainer and an inset Franke stainless steel sink with a chromed mixer tap with oak shelves fitted above. A window with a window seat looks to the front garden area, and there are two pendant lights and fitted spotlights. A doorway opens into the utility and day room.

Pantry - 9' 9'' x 8' 3'' (2.97m x 2.51m)

A useful multi purpose room with a slate floor, fitted shelves and oak tops and plumbing and space for a dishwasher and fridge/freezer. There is a cold shelf and space for dry goods and other fridges. A former window framed in wood with a slate sill offers further storage.

Study/sitting room - 16' 2'' x 12' 5'' (4.92m x 3.78m)

A comfortable room with a front facing window and window seat and exposed oak beams and timbers. A smart contemporary fireplace is set into the end wall with a paved hearth and a fitted wood burner with a lined flue. Set in the same wall are two recessed display niches with thick slate sills. There are nine fitted down lighters and small oak window at the rear, ample power points and a TV point.

Living room - 27' 7'' x 9' 11'' (8.40m x 3.02m)

This bright room is a relatively modern construction built with planning and listed building permission. It has two large double glazed side windows with oak sills looking out to the garden and a bank of double glazed windows and doors set in oak frames looking towards the south and the superb view of the open moor. There are five fitted spotlights and four down lighters and a slate floor with underfloor heating which is controlled by a wall mounted thermostat. One wall is entirely comprised of exposed granite with a former window opening and a hatchway to the large adjoining linhay. There are ample power points and a TV point.


An oak door leads from the day room through to the boiler room which is slate floored, the room has built in cupboards with a Boulter Buderas oil fired central heating boiler, a large vented hot water cylinder, exposed manifolds for the underfloor heating and wall mounted circuit breaker boxes. A latched door leads to the shower room.

Shower room

Slate floored with underfloor heating and a double glazed window with oak sill looking to the garden. There are built in linen cupboards with shelving and a fully tiled shower cubicle with glazed folding shower screen door and a built in thermostatic shower. The wash hand basin sits on a chrome frame and there is a low level w.c, an extractor fan, two down lighters, a wall mounted shaver point and a fitted plumbed radiator/towel rail.


A removable oak balustrade surrounds the granite spiral staircase which leads from the kitchen to the first floor. On the landing are exposed timbers and trusses and a broad oak plank floor and latched pine doors to all rooms. There are three down lighters and a fitted Bisque radiator.


Fitted with a white pressed steel bath with chromed taps and a painted wood clad side panel and a matching wash hand basin set on a chromed frame with an adjacent low level w.c. The bathroom has painted wainscoting, a vinyl floor, a window to the front, two down lighters, two wall light points, an extractor fan and a plumbed Myson towel rail.

Bedroom 1 - 16' 11'' x 12' 3'' (5.15m x 3.73m)

A good sized double room with a window to the front and a window seat and an original recessed stone fireplace with a oak lintel. There are four wall up lighters, a telephone point, ample power points and a plumbed Bisque radiator.

Bedroom 2 - 16' 2'' x 8' 0'' (4.92m x 2.44m)

A double room with modern broad oak floorboards and exposed trusses and timbers. It is a double aspect room with deep sills and two double glazed windows, ample power points and a plumbed Bisque radiator.

Bedroom 3 - 11' 8'' x 8' 9'' (3.55m x 2.66m)

This bedroom has a front window with a deep sill and original broad oak plank floorboards. There is space for a small wardrobe, there are three fitted down lighters, ample power points and a Bisque radiator.


Farmhouse garden

To the rear of the farmhouse and accessed from the house by double doors from the day room there is a lawned garden with a gentle gradient, a patio outside the day room and a further patio set to the rear of the garden and slightly elevated. There is a granite retaining wall with granite circular steps which lead tp the lower level of the garden bounded on the south side by a ha-ha which drops down to a field.

Attatched large storage barn - 28' 0'' x 18' 0'' (8.53m x 5.48m)

Broad double doors lead from a cobbled apron at the front of the property into this large attached store barn which has a hatchway opening into the day room. This store was totally re-roofed with trusses and timbers and a corrugated roofing, it was insulated and timber lined underneath at the same time. The building has power and light, two double glazed skylights, a concrete floor and lime plastered walls. There is also a doorway to the attached smaller granite store.

Smaller granite store - 11' 2'' x 19' 2'' (3.40m x 5.84m)

This was re roofed with new timbers and trusses and a corrugated roof, it has a cobbled base and granite walls and an opening into the garden.

Pig sty/wood store - 11' 8'' x 5' 11'' (3.55m x 1.80m)

This has a timber door off the cobbled apron at the front and still has the original troughs for the pigs.

Linhay - 41' 3'' x 30' 10'' (12.56m x 9.39m)

A part open fronted building set opposite the farmhouse with cobbled apron at the front and a part open frontage reconstructed in granite to offer three open bays to the lower end of the building with granite uprights and granite cobbles, power and light. The upper part of the Linhay has a heavy pine door to a machinery store which also has power and light. The hay loft has new joists and flooring and was re-thatched in wheat straw.

Granite field shelter - 28' 0'' x 10' 0'' (8.53m x 3.05m)

This is situated at the edge of a field just opposite the farmhouse and its attached granite store. This structure has a new corrugated roof and re-pointed walls and is divided into two stalls. Some of the roof structure was replaced as required and it is in very good condition. There are two stable doors into the field.

Garage/workshop - 28' 0'' x 11' 8'' (8.53m x 3.55m)

This structure is built of modern concrete block rendered with a corrugated roof and insulation. It has double doors from the lane, power and light.

Ash house

Adjacent to the garage/workshop is a granite built ash house.

Cart shed - 26' 0'' x 10' 0'' (7.92m x 3.05m)

Fully refurbished with new roof timbers and trusses and a new corrugated roof. It has wooden double doors and is an ample size for a modern car. In the covered entrance to the cart shed is a granite trough and a tap for the spring water.

Western linhay - 27' 4'' x 11' 6'' (8.32m x 3.50m)

A fully refurbished linhay with two storeys and a wheat straw roof. On the ground floor the building is divided into two stalls and sited in the smaller of the stalls is an enclosure for the water filtration plant. This comprises a water balancing cylinder, a cotton filter and a UV filter. On the first floor which is accessed via a loft door from the upper parking area is a re-floored loft with power and light.

Parking area

On the north western side of the farmhouse is a very large gravelled parking area with enough space for 7-8 vehicles and with access to the tractor shed and also to the workshop.

Tractor shed - 31' 9'' x 31' 0'' (9.67m x 9.44m)

This is a timber framed and corrugated metal clad building which is used for storage.

Workshop - 29' 1'' x 24' 0'' (8.86m x 7.31m)

This building has a pedestrian door to the gravelled parking area and two further sets of double shutters looking into a ground floor workshop. There is power and light, two windows to the rear and provision for electric heating. Work benches have been fitted and there are ample power points for machinery.

Loft - 18' 9'' x 24' 0'' (5.71m x 7.31m)

A wooden balustrade looks down into the workshop area and there is power and light provided.

The fields

The land at Yellands comprises eight fields, a garden and a kitchen garden and extends in all to 25.35 acres. The land is set on a southern slope of Meldon Hill and is well drained and sunny with well maintained boundaries replanted with over 7,000 hedgerow plants to encourage wildlife. There is water laid on to most of the fields and well maintained gated access to adjoining fields and the lanes.


Mains electricity, private water and drainage.

Council Tax Band

Band C


From Fowlers go to the top of the Square and turn left into High Street passing the Globe Inn and turning right onto New street. Follow New street out of the town and up the hill, on the same side of the road as Meldon Hall there is a right hand turn, take that and drive up over Meldon. Just past the informal parking area for Meldon is a left turn, drive down this lane for about 200 yards and Yellands is on the right.


From Fowlers walk to the top of The Square and turn left into High Street. At the end of the street turn right into New Street. Walk all the way along New Street and where the houses on the right finish you will enter Meldon Road. The next turning on the left opposite the fields is Nattadon Road. Walk almost to the end and No.21 is on the left.


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Nearby Places

Name Location Type Distance
Chagford TQ13 8EG
County: Devon
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 00000366
Esme Terrington
Fowlers Estate Agents