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Roseleigh was built in 1902, the year after Queen Victoria passed away, and it is a bright and spacious family home with large traditional bay windows looking out to the moorland views from the sitting room and first bedroom. The generous sitting room has a tiled fireplace with a fitted gas coal fire and the dining room is large with a Rayburn range which is gas fired and which provides the central heating too. At the rear is a kitchen and a lean to greenhouse. Upstairs the first bedroom has a superb view to the moor and there are three more bedrooms and a bathroom. The attic is very large and it has an access ladder and two velux skylights. The front boundary hedge and other mature hedgerows give considerable privacy and the gardens front and rear are both about 60 feet/18.28m long. The single wooden garage has a utility room built at the rear.
Roseleigh is located in Chagford Cross at the very edge of the moorland town of Moretonhampstead. The house in set in an elevated position and enjoys superb views across the Dartmoor countryside to the moor. The bustling town centre and primary and pre school are only a few minutes walk and the town boasts a good selection of day to day and specialist shops, a pharmacy, library and surgeries for doctor, dentist and vet. There are country, moorland and woodland walks surrounding the town and an excellent cycle track down the Wray Valley to Bovey Tracey. Sports facilities include a football pitch and sports pavilion with a gym and classes, a tennis club, bowling club, a skate park and an open air swimming pool in the summertime. The A30 and A38 are equidistant at about 8 miles and Exeter is approximately 12 miles along the B3212.
Concrete steps rise from the driveway to the plinth with low cast iron railings outside the double front doors which have a wall mounted floodlight above with a motion sensor.
The panelled double doors lead into the vestibule which has a mat well set into the original tiled floor. A pendant light point is fitted and a wall mounted alarm control box. There is space for wet coats. A part glazed panelled inner front door with matching glazed top and side panel leads into the hallway.
This is a proper hall with a high ceiling, picture rails, a pendant light point, fitted bookshelves and a panelled staircase with painted and turned balusters and a dark hardwood post and original handrail. Panelled doors lead to the sitting room, dining room and the w.c./shower room.
Fitted with a tiled shower stall with a metal shower curtain rail and a wall mounted Mira Sport electric shower. A wash hand basin is fitted and a low level w.c. and there is a side sash window which now looks into the garage, a single panel radiator, a pendant light point and a vinyl floor.
A bright and spacious sitting room with a large south facing bay window with a built in bench and a large double panel radiator. The window enjoys a view across the front garden to the moor. The tall ceiling has original moulded covings and picture rails are fitted too. The fireplace has a painted wooden surround and mantel and a tiled inset panel. To one side of the fireplace are fitted bookshelves.
On the way from the hall to the dining room you will pass a latched door to the understairs cupboard where the fuse box and electric meter are sited. The dining room is a large space with a high ceiling, picture rails, a chimney breast with a recessed Rayburn Range for cooking and central heating. To one side of the chimney breast is the hot water cupboard with a factory insulated cylinder and back up immersion heater and to the other side is a storage cupboard. A sash window looks out to the garden. At the other end of the room is another former chimney breast with waist height original cupboards to either side. A pair of single glazed double doors open to the garden. A double panel radiator is fitted and a part glazed panelled door leads to the kitchen.
The kitchen has a window on either side, a vinyl floor and a range of fitted base units topped with roll top stone effect work surfaces with white doors and stainless steel handles . The tops incorporate a gas four burner hob and a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink. The Rayburn Range in the dining room provides the ovens for cooking. A central spotlight fixture is fitted and a complimentary wall mounted spotlight fitment and a pendant light point. A multi paned door leads out to the lean to greenhouse which is attached to the rear of the kitchen.
This multi use space is aluminium framed with a sliding exterior door, some vent windows and a clay tiled floor. A wall light is fitted.
A bright landing with a large side facing sash window with a coloured glass upper window, a white painted balustrade with a hardwood post and handrail, a high ceiling and panelled doors to the four bedrooms. There is a loft hatch with ladder to the loft void.
This principal bedroom has a large bay window with superb views across the Dartmoor countryside to the high moor and a built in bench beneath with a double panel radiator underneath. There is an original cast iron fireplace and mantel, a high ceiling, original picture rails, a pendant light point and six power points.
A rear facing sash window looks out to the rear garden, there is a high ceiling, picture rails, an original cast iron fireplace, a corner basin, a pendant light point and a single panel radiator.
A rear facing bedroom with a sash window looking out over the rear garden and to fields beyond. It has a high ceiling, an original cast iron fireplace and mantel, a built in shelved cupboard, a single panel radiator and a pendant light point.
This is a front facing room looking over the garden and Dartmoor countryside to the high moor. It has a high ceiling, a pendant light point, a single panel radiator and a pair of fitted double wardrobes with hanging rails and a top shelf.
A multi paned door leads into the bathroom via two oak steps down to the oak floor. A sash window looks to the rear garden and there is a further sash window for additional natural light. The bath is pressed steel in white with a painted side panel and a mixer/shower tap with tiled and tiled splashbacks. There is a pedestal wash hand basin with a shaver/light above, a low level w.c. and a bidet. Built into one corner of the bathroom is a former airing cupboard which occupies about as much space as a shower stall might.
A loft hatch with a pull down ladder leads up to the roof void which is partly floored, has some loft insulation between the rafters and which has power, light and two velux double glazed skylights. The property was reroofed about 12 years ago.
A short apron leads off the public lane to a five bar gate at the entrance to Roseleigh. The driveway which leads to the single garage is laid to concrete and large enough for parking and turning.
The garden area is mostly laid to lawn with flower borders and mature shrubs and trees. The garden has mature hedgerows for privacy and there is a mature Silver Birch tree. By the entrance to the garden and shielded from the house is a garden storage/compost area and dustbin store.
This is about 60 feet/18.28m from the back of the kitchen and to the side is a gravelled area with a path from the dining room and on the other side of the kitchen is a concrete and gravelled sitting area which is very sheltered. An exterior tap and a floodlight is fitted. A pathway leads up to the well stocked garden but it is in need of a little TLC. There are mature hedgerows and a brick wall boundary for privacy.
This is a sturdy lean to attached to the rear of the garage and the side of the house. It has fitted base units with white doors, stainless steel handles and roll top stone effect work surfaces. There is space and plumbing for an automatic washing machine, a vinyl floor, power and light and a door to the garage.
A timber framed lean to garage attached to the side of the house. It has power and light and a pair of double doors.
Mains gas, water, electricity and drainage.
From the cobbled town square in the centre of Moretonhampstead go to the corner where the Gateway Restaurant is sited and turn left onto the A382. Drive along Ford Street which crosses a Zebra crossing and then rises up the hill to the mini roundabout at Chagford Cross. Take the right fork and Roseleigh is just off the roundabout behind a five bar gate.