Lower Drewston, Moretonhampstead, Devon Offers in Excess of £1,500,000

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  • Ideal for multi generational occupation or holiday letting of one house
  • Approximately 4 acres in all including gardens, paddock and pond
  • Two oak framed, granite built character homes on the same site
  • 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom main house with 3 reception rooms
  • 2/3 bedroom annexe with gorgeous living room, a large kitchen and an ensuite bathroom
  • Generous gardens and paddocks
  • Lots of parking for both houses
  • Separate barn/stables
  • Superb rural views
  • Well situated for either Chagford or Moretonhampstead


Lower Drewston is a rare opportunity to acquire a single freehold property with two unlisted character oak framed and granite homes which would be ideal for multi generational living or income generation. The original house was created in 1998 and is a granite faced home which is well insulated and centrally heated with a large sitting room, a galleried lounge, a dining area, kitchen/breakfast room and three bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs. The landscaping gives each home considerable privacy. The annexe was built in 2011 and is oak framed with granite walls and high levels of insulation. This house has enormous character and spacious rooms comprising a big kitchen/ breakfast room, a large living room, a main bedroom with an ensuite bath/shower room and two further double bedrooms. The annexe has underfloor heating. Both homes enjoy glorious views over the surrounding Dartmoor countryside and the land they own. Within the grounds is a large granite and timber storage barn/stable building and in all there is approximately just over 4 acres. This property must be seen to be properly appreciated.


Rooms

Situation

Located off a very quiet lane in the East Dartmoor parish of Chagford and surrounded by the Dartmoor countryside. The property sits about 2 miles from either Chagford or Moretonhampstead where there are excellent day to day and specialist shops, pubs and cafes. Primary schooling for Lower Drewston is in Chagford where there is a pre school and Montessori school, whilst the school bus for senior schooling also leaves from Chagford. The A30 dual carriageway is approximately 5 miles away, the A382 is less than a mile and Exeter is approximately 14 miles via the Teign Valley road (B3212).

The Main House

This oak framed and granite walled home was built in 1998, and comprises a fine character home with feature exposed timber and granite, double glazed windows and propane gas central heating to radiators. It is a generous family home with an entrance reception hall, a w.c. and a utility room, a huge family room, a kitchen/breakfast room and a large almost square sitting room with a wood burner, a galleried landing, large double glazed windows and an inner lobby with stairs to the first floor. On the first floor are three double bedrooms, an ensuite bathroom and a second bathroom. It enjoys views over the garden and countryside.

Front entrance

A double glazed portcullis style door leads into the reception hall.

Main house reception hall - 16' 6'' x 8' 10'' (5.03m x 2.69m)

This room has a light oak laminate floor, oak latched doors to all rooms, two pendant light points, a double panel radiator, oak latched doors to the utility room, w.c. and the family room and four oak steps up to the kitchen/breakfast room.

W.C.

This has two painted granite walls, a ceramic tiled floor, a low level w.c., an extractor fan, a pendant light point, a plumbed heated towel rail and a door to the utility room

Main house utility room

This good sized room has a portcullis style double glazed exterior door, a pendant light point, a brick plinth mounted Belfast sink with brass hot and cold taps, space for a freezer and an automatic washing machine and a dryer, two painted granite walls, and a large oak beam which spans the room.

Main house family room - 33' 11'' x 19' 0'' (10.33m x 5.79m)

This large room has double glazed gable end windows with views across the valley and a 25ft / 7.62m bank of double glazed wooden windows with patio doors which open to the garden. This room has not been fully finished yet and has some exposed granite walls, a high ceiling, two double panel radiators and three pendant light points.

Main House kitchen/dining room - 15' 7'' x 14' 9'' (4.75m x 4.49m)

This is a pleasant kitchen/dining room with hand built solid wood base units with wooden worktops and a pair of inset Belfast sinks with a chromed mixer tap. Splashbacks are tiled and there is space for a propane gas fired cooker. A beam spans the room and there is a ceramic tiled floor and space for a breakfast table. Four ceiling downlighters are fitted, an oak latched door to the inner lobby and there are double glazed windows beneath a granite lintel which look out to the garden.

Main house sitting room - 22' 9'' x 18' 11'' (6.93m x 5.76m)

A great room with painted granite walls and double glazed windows or doors to the gardens on either side of the building. There is a granite hearth which has a wood burning stove, an oak floor, an exposed structural beam, four downlighters, a TV point, and two double panel radiators. An oak latched door leads to the inner lobby. Above half of the living room is a galleried landing.

Inner lobby

This has doors from the kitchen/breakfast room and living room. It has an oak staircase which rises to the main bedroom and first floor landing which passes a tall double glazed window on the way. There are oak handrails and balusters.

Main house bedroom - 18' 7'' x 17' 7'' (5.66m x 5.36m)

A super room with a high ceiling and exposed roof timbers and trusses, an oak floor and gable end windows with lovely views across the valley and double glazed windows to the side looking out to the garden as well as a double glazed velux skylight for extra natural light. The room has painted stone walls, a pendant light point, two double panel radiators and lots of space for dressers and wardrobes. Oak steps lead up to a shared ensuite bathroom.

Main house ensuite bathroom

This bathroom can be shared by the master bedroom and bedroom 3/nursery. It has a fitted white bath with a shower/mixer tap, wooden bath side panels, a low level w.c. and a wash hand basin. An extractor fan is fitted, a plumbed heated towel rail and a pendant light point and there is a velux double glazed window for natural lighting. An oak door leads to bedroom 3/nursery

Main house bedroom 3 - 11' 9'' x 11' 5'' (3.58m x 3.48m)

This combination third bedroom/nursery has a double glazed skylight for natural lighting, a painted granite wall, exposed roof trusses, a single panel radiator and space for a wardrobe and dresser. A latched oak door leads in from the landing.

Landing

This landing has oak balusters and floor and it features exposed roof trusses, a ceiling mounted fan and a pendant light.

Main house bedroom 2 - 12' 0'' x 11' 9'' (3.65m x 3.58m)

A bright room with a double glazed gable end window and oak cill, a velux double glazed skylight, exposed roof trusses, a pendant light and a double panel radiator.

Main house bathroom

This is naturally lit by a velux double glazed skylight and it is fitted with a white bath with wooden side panels and a shower/mixer tap, a low level w.c. and a pedestal wash hand basin. It has a plumbed heated towel rail, an extractor fan and a pendant light point.

Main house garden

Each of the houses has its own private garden space and the garden for the main house is lovely. It has gravelled pathways and a large lawn and garden which tapers towards a presently unused gate to the lane. It has granite features and is fenced to one side to separate it from the lower paddock where there is a vegetable garden and a lawn leading down to the pond. On the other side of the house is a gravelled path and granite steps which rise alongside the rear of the house to a further parking area at the top.

The Annexe

This substantial second house was built in 2006 and comprises an oak framed granite house with immense character and generous spaces. This lovely home has underheated stone floors on the ground floor which has a large living room with a granite fireplace and stove, a spacious kitchen/breakfast room, a w.c/laundry and a double bedroom on the ground floor. The master bedroom with ensuite bath/shower room and bedroom 3 have separate staircase access from the ground floor. The property enjoys some fine views over the surrounding Dartmoor countryside and it has a large carriage drive, a big stone paved terrace and access to the gardens, yard and paddock.

Entrance

A broad oak front door leads in to the reception area.

Annexe reception area

Just inside the oak front door there is an area for coats and boots and a granite cross passage segment of floor which lead across the house past the living room and kitchen/breakfast room to the double glazed rear door. A broad granite step rises to the living room and a different stone floor leads into the kitchen/dining room.

Annexe W.C./laundry

An oak latched door leads into this room which has a low level w.c. with a concealed cistern and a cupboard above housing the under floor heating manifolds. The Worcester propane gas fired central heating boiler is wall mounted and there is plumbing and space for an automatic washing machine. Three spotlights are ceiling mounted and a wooden double glazed window looks out to the front of the house.

Annexe kitchen/breakfast room - 27' 5'' x 17' 1'' (8.35m x 5.20m)

This is a big, sociable space with exposed oak beams and an underheated stone floor, an oak double glazed window and a window seat. It is fitted with a large island unit with oak worktops and a double bowl porcelain sink with a chromed mixer tap, a built in dishwasher, lighting above and a large breakfast bar. The other kitchen units are matching with oak worktops with tiled splashbacks, painted wooden doors and drawers with built in chopping boards and oak trays, space for a propane gas range with a cooker hood and lights above, two double glazed oak windows and a plate rack. An oak staircase rises to the bedroom 1.

Annexe living room - 27' 8'' x 21' 4'' (8.43m x 6.50m)

This is a grand open barn style room with exposed granite walls and a magnificent exposed oak frame and trusses. Along one whole side of the room is a bank of wooden double glazed windows some 25' / 7.62m long which look across the Dartmoor countryside towards Castle Drogo, whilst on the opposite side of the room is a large wooden double glazed window and a window seat. There is a large granite chimney breast and paved hearth with a fitted wood burning stove. The room has two long pendant light points, fitted spotlights for effect, masses of space for sofas and a dining table and an oak plank and muntin screen with a latched door that leads into a ground floor bedroom.

Annexe bedroom 2/playroom - 20' 6'' x 12' 4'' (6.24m x 3.76m)

This ground floor bedroom has an underheated stone floor, a bank of double glazed picture windows looking out to the front, exposed oak beams and a metal spiral staircase to the upstairs bedroom 3.

First floor

The first floor is divided to either side of the first floor with a staircase and bedroom at each end of the house.

Annexe bedroom 3 - 20' 6'' x 12' 4'' (6.24m x 3.76m)

A steel spiral staircase leads up from bedroom 2/playroom to this double bedroom. It has oak flooring and feature exposed structural timbers, a double casement wooden double glazed window, a pendant light point and a steel balustrade around the stairwell.

Annexe main bedroom - 22' 9'' x 18' 11'' (6.93m x 5.76m)

A handsome staircase with thick oak treads leads up to the bedroom and there is a matching balustrade. The oak frame and trusses are exposed and there are double glazed wooden gable end doors and windows with superb views across the valley and access to a semi circular balcony. A further velux double glazed window allows in additional natural light. A deep double closet is built in and there is an upright central heating radiator. Oak steps lead up to the ensuite bathroom.

Annexe ensuite bathroom

An oak latched door leads to the ensuite bathroom which has a velux double glazed skylight, a freestanding cast iron claw foot bath with a side mounted mixer tap set into a tiled panel with matching side plinths. The floor is stone and there are a pair of white porcelain basins set against the granite wall. There is a chromed plumbed heated towel rail and a built in fully tiled shower with a shower screen door, a rain shower head, lighting and an extractor fan. A low level w.c. is fitted with a concealed cistern and next to it is an eaves access cupboard with an insulated hot water cylinder.

Annexe exterior

Immediately to the front of the annexe is a large carriage drive with a central raised planter. There is parking for a large number of vehicles. Across the drive is access to the paddock and pond and to the north west is a large area of level lawn bounded by a wooden post and rail fence.

Terrace - 51' 0'' x 30' 0'' (15.53m x 9.14m)

At the rear of the annexe is a large stone paved terrace/patio which is secluded due to the granite retaining walls and beech hedges.

Outbuilding

A building of granite and timber framing with a large open fronted wood storage segment and an enclosed stable and store beneath a corrugated metal roof. It has power and light. Adjacent to this building is parking for 3-4 vehicles.

Yard and paddock

Currently the yard is partly grassed and partly laid to gravel. Sited in the yard is a large faux granite circle which is most impressive. A hedgerow separates the yard from the grassed paddock.

Directions

From Chagford drive down to the crossroads with the A382 at Easton Cross and turn right towards Moretonhampstead. Take the second turning on the right by the blue painted house and this lane will lead you to the ancient settlement of Drewston. About 200 metres beyond Drewston on the right is the broad granite walled entrance to Lower Drewston. Drive into the property and down the gravelled drive, past the front of the first house and in between the two houses is a parking area.


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Name Location Type Distance
Drewston
Chagford TQ13 8QQ
County: Devon
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00000404
Esme Terrington
Fowlers Estate Agents
 
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