The Hey, Throwleigh £895,000

Sold STC
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  • A solid granite character home built in the 1890s as a Rectory
  • Spacious accommodation throughout
  • An ideal family home
  • Landscaped garden, vegetable and fruit garden and a field of about 4 acres
  • Parking, garage and roadside cart shed
  • Three reception rooms
  • Study and courtyard office
  • Four bedrooms plus a grandchildren's dormitory bedroom and play room
  • Two bathrooms
  • Oil fired central heating

Originally built as the village Rectory in the 1890's, The Hey was created using traditional Dartmoor building trades and local stone. It is unlisted, has great character and is a spacious and charming family home with an attractive landscaped Dartmoor garden, a conservatory, a fruit and vegetable garden and an attached field of approximately 4 acres. The accommodation comprises three spacious reception rooms plus a study and a separate office set beneath a glazed roof over a small courtyard and a kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga and a walk in pantry. Upstairs there are three double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a large grandchildren's dormitory bedroom and playroom. The house is centrally heated by oil to radiators. During the Covid19 crisis Fowlers are still open for calls and emails, and many of our properties have 3D laser video tours available for virtual viewings.



The Hey is set in a slightly elevated position above the centre of the picturesque Dartmoor village of Throwleigh and it is just a short walk from countryside footpaths and the open moor at Shilstone Tor and Clannaborough. Throwleigh is a village community with a good social round, a nearby pub and a village hall. The A30 dual carriageway is only about the 3 miles away and the ancient stannary town of Chagford is a similar distance. Primary schooling is in Chagford and senior schooling is in Okehampton and a school bus service operates to both. Exeter is approximately 20 miles.

Reception hall - 13' 11'' x 13' 10'' (4.24m x 4.21m)

A heavy and broad painted timber front door with two adjacent wall mounted carriage lamps leads into the reception hall. This has painted stone walls, a ceiling with exposed structural timbers, a part glazed door to the rear patio and broad painted timber doors to each reception room and the kitchen/breakfast room. It has a double panel radiator, a telephone point and a pendant light point. The staircase to the first floor is in one corner.

Dining room - 16' 11'' x 13' 10'' (5.15m x 4.21m)

A bright room with two large timber windows looking to the patio garden and over towards the field. The walls are granite with raised, decorative feature plasterwork and stone cills. There is a large granite fireplace with a heavy bressemer beam, a raised granite hearth and a wooden mantel shelf above. To one side of the chimney breast are built in cupboards. Four wall light points are fitted and a central pendant light point.

Sitting room and bay - 19' 10'' x 14' 0'' (6.04m x 4.26m) plus bay of 8' 3" x 8' 0" (2.51 x 2.44)

This is a bright room with a large timber window looking out to the patio garden, a large double glazed bay window sitting area and an additional glazed door to the conservatory. There is a granite fireplace with an open grate, raised hearth, a copper fire hood and a painted mantel shelf, dado rails, exposed structural timbers and raised feature plasterwork. In the attractive bay there is built in seating and three downlighters and there is a large single panel radiator.

Kitchen/breakfast room - 14' 0'' x 13' 6'' (4.26m x 4.11m) plus short corridor from reception hall

A virtually square kitchen with space for a dining table and a central ceiling pendant light point and six ceiling recessed downlighters. There is an electric Aga set into the chimney breast and a range of base and wall cabinets with painted timber doors and a mixture of stone and Iroco work surfaces with an inset Belfast sink and mixer taps set beneath the broad front window. Set into the worktop is a two ring glass halogen hob with a conventional Neff fan oven below. The floor is laid with slate and broad latched doors lead to the study and the pantry.

Pantry - 14' 4'' x 6' 2'' (4.37m x 1.88m)

This room has fitted shelving, a slate floor and base units with cupboards and drawers incorporating space and plumbing for a dishwasher. Set into the roll top work surface is a one and a half bowl sink unit with a mixer tap. There are two ceiling light points and an internal window that looks out to the covered courtyard office.

Study - 14' 0'' x 8' 6'' (4.26m x 2.59m)

This room has painted granite walls and a large front window. There is a former fireplace with shelving and next to it is a deep cupboard which houses the hot water cylinder and immersion heater. A telephone point is fitted, a double panel radiator and there is a broad painted timber door to the courtyard office.

Courtyard office - 9' 5'' x 8' 3'' (2.87m x 2.51m)

This former outside space has been covered over with a glass roof which has created a lovely bright work space. It has two wall light points, a slate floor and doors to the wine store, boiler room and w.c. The boiler room houses the floor mounted Trianco oil fired central heating boiler.


Fitted with a low level w.c., a wash hand basin, a heated towel rail, a Velux double glazed skylight and a slate floor.

Integral garage - 19' 6'' x 15' 6'' (5.94m x 4.72m)

A large garage with double doors and a personnel door from the gravelled drive which runs along the front of the house. A further personnel door leads to the rear garden. There are power points and light. An internal door leads to a small workshop.

Workshop - 8' 10'' x 5' 6'' (2.69m x 1.68m)

Window to front. Power and light.

First floor landing

The staircase from the reception hall leads up past a stairwell window to a long landing with two rear facing windows for natural light. It has painted granite walls and painted timber doors to all rooms, a single and a double panel radiator. There are two wall light points and lots of space for bookshelves.

Bedroom 1 - 19' 10'' x 13' 10'' (6.04m x 4.21m)

A broad timber panelled door leads into this bright bedroom which has the benefit of four windows letting in plenty of natural light and with views to the field and garden. The room has a dado rail and a built in double wardrobe with top cupboards and a fitted vanitary surface with a tiled top , splashbacks and a porcelain sink with a wall light above. There is a pendant light point and two double panel radiators.

Bedroom 2 - 15' 3'' x 13' 10'' (4.64m x 4.21m)

A broad panelled door from the landing leads to a short corridor with a broad window set into the granite wall and an archway to the bedroom. This is a generous double bedroom with two large windows set into the painted granite walls and enjoying views to the field and countryside and the garden. The room has dado rails, a double wardrobe with top cupboards, some built in shelving and two double panel radiators. There is an original granite fireplace with an integral hearth and a pendant light point.

Bedroom 3 - 13' 11'' x 9' 10'' (4.24m x 2.99m)

This is a front facing double room with a broad window set into the painted granite wall looking across the village to the countryside. In one corner is a panelled door which used to lead to bedroom two but which is now used as a wardrobe. A double panel radiator is fitted and a pendant light point.

Bedroom 4 - 11' 2'' x 9' 9'' (3.40m x 2.97m) plus fitted wardrobes

Currently used as a dressing room with a broad front window set into the granite wall with a view over the village to the countryside beyond. There is a pendant light, a built in storage closet and carpenter built fitted wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving. A double panel radiator sits beneath the window.

Bathroom 1 - 14' 3'' x 6' 4'' (4.34m x 1.93m)

A good size bathroom with two windows for good natural light, a white bath with chromed taps and a painted timber clad side panel. A pedestal wash hand basin is fitted with a tiled splashback and a shaver/light above and there is a low level w.c. A medicine cabinet is wall mounted, the floor is laid with vinyl and there is a single panel radiator.

Bathroom 2 - 9' 8'' x 9' 8'' max(2.94m x 2.94m)

Another good size bathroom with a front facing window, a vinyl floor and a wall mounted electric heated towel rail. It is fitted with a white cast iron bath with a glazed shower screen, a painted timber clad side panel, a wall mounted Mira Event electric shower and tiled shower splashbacks, a low level w.c. and a pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashbacks.

Grandchildren's dormitory and playroom - 23' 4'' x 15' 7'' (7.11m x 4.75m)

A superb multi function room with plenty of play space and room for a number of single beds. It has windows on three sides with a view over the village and garden and two fitted ceiling mounted spotlight fitments, a black and red checker board pattern floor and a double panel radiator.


A driveway leads from the entrance gate down to a gravelled parking area and a driveway that runs along the front of the house to the garage. Across the driveway at the front is a mature and well tended beech hedge with a low granite wall and a set of steps which lead down to the fruit and vegetable garden. A further set of granite steps lead down the embankment to Shilstone Lane where the former cart shed is located. The fruit and vegetable garden has raised planters and fruit cages and some fruit trees. It has a lovely view to the pretty granite built St Mary The Virgin parish church. The formal garden runs alongside the driveway and is mostly laid to lawn at the upper level with some granite walls bounding the grassed area and a path and low walls to a sitting area at the top of the garden from which to enjoy both the view of the house and the countryside beyond. The garden is set above Shilstone Lane and is completely private. A Devon bank separates the garden from the field and there is a gate to the field from the gravelled parking area. A granite retaining wall with steps leads down through well stocked borders to the stone paved patio area which is adjacent to the sitting room and bay window and the door from the reception hall. It is a most attractive area with climbing roses and clematis and plenty of space for a large garden table and chairs. It has level access from the house and lower part of the driveway.

Conservatory - 21' 8'' x 8' 8'' (6.60m x 2.64m)

The conservatory has a polycarbonate roof and glazed upper windows, two lights and doors at each end, one to the sitting room and a further door to the gardeners w.c. Just outside the conservatory is a covered log store, an exterior tap and stone steps up to the grassed garden.

Gardeners w.c.

Low level w.c. and wash hand basin.

Cart shed and feed store - 25' 2'' x 13' 5'' (7.66m x 4.09m)

A gravelled drive between two granite walls with space for a small vehicle leads to the former cart shed and feed store. The cart shed is granite built with double doors, a window, a cobbled floor and a corrugated roof. The feed store is an off shoot at the front and measures 7'11" x 4'3"(2.41 x 1.29m) and it has a window.


Mains water, drainage and electricity.

Council Tax band

Band G


Once you have arrived in Throwleigh look toward the church and take the lane to the left which is Shilstone Lane. As the name suggests this leads up to Shilstone Tor. Just 50 metres up the lane on the left is a tarmacadam driveway which leads up to the gated entrance to the private drive to The Hey. Enter the drive and at the bottom of the private drive on the right is a gravelled parking area for three cars.


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Name Location Type Distance
Throwleigh EX20 2HX
County: Devon
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 00000375
Philip Fowler
Fowlers Estate Agents
  01647 433595