Oak House, Venton, Drewsteignton £575,000

Sold STC
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  • A modern detached oak framed residential barn with excellent Eco credentials
  • Double bay oak framed garage with studio above
  • Highly insulated, double glazed and air source heating for underfloor heating
  • Spacious, bright living area and kitchen with a private study/third bedroom
  • Utility room and separate ground floor w.c.
  • Main bedroom with ensuite shower
  • Second double bedroom with shower room next door
  • Ground floor shower/w.c. for studio
  • Large loft studio
  • Level garden and plenty of parking

Built about ten years ago, Oak House is full of character with a sturdy oak frame, high levels of insulation, extensive double glazed exterior walls on the ground floor, a fitted solar panel and an air source heat pump for the underfloor heating. It was designed by local architects and built with a gorgeous honey coloured oak. On the ground floor the accommodation is almost entirely open plan with a large living area and kitchen, a private study/third bedroom and a w.c. and a separate utility room. Upstairs is a landing, a main bedroom with an ensuite shower room, a separate shower room and a second double bedroom. Just across the gravelled drive is an oak framed double bay garage with a studio above and a w.c./shower room on the ground floor. The garden is level and south facing with space for a large shed and summerhouse/art studio. Oak House has its own private water and drainage. Fowlers very strongly recommend viewing this lovely home.



Oak House is in the settlement of Venton in the parish of Drewsteignton and it is on a south facing site within the Dartmoor National Park about half a mile from Whiddon Down. The ancient Stannary town of Chagford is approximately 3 miles away where there is a wide range of day to day and specialist shops, a primary school, pre school and Montessori, pubs, cafes and restaurant. There are surgeries for doctor, dentist and vet. In nearby Whiddon Down is a pub, petrol station and shop. The A30 dual carriageway is less than 2 miles away and Exeter is approximately 18 miles.


Oak uprights support a slated canopy roof over a paved base. An exterior light is fitted and the front door is double glazed and multi locking.

Entrance hall - 14' 6'' x 7' 7'' (4.42m x 2.31m)

The entrance hall area opens into the open plan living area. To the right is an oak staircase with balusters and matching handrails and to the left is the white painted door to the w.c. There is a storage area beneath the stairs and the hallway floor is laid with engineered oak.


An engineered oak floored space with underfloor heating, oak skirtings, a white low level w.c., a pedestal wash hand basin with chromed taps, two downlighters, a double glazed obscure window and ample space to hang coats.

Kitchen/living room

This is a fully open plan kitchen and living area with a kitchen at the eastern end, a central dining area and the living area at the western end. The room is fully double glazed to the dining and living end of the southern wall and has two windows in the western wall with double glazed high efficiency UV glass panels set into the superb honey coloured oak frame of the building. Double glazed folding doors open to the patio in the centre of the southern elevation and the whole room is bathed in natural light.

Sitting/dining area - 26' 9'' x 12' 6'' (8.15m x 3.81m)

This bright space has an oak plank and muntin screen separating it from the study/bedroom 3, an engineered oak floor with underfloor heating, floor and wall mounted power points and a TV point, a wall mounted heating thermostat and six ceiling recessed downlighters. There is ample space for a three piece suite and a coffee table and a large dining table.

Study/bedroom 3 - 11' 10'' x 7' (3.60m x 2.13m)

A bright room with two double glazed windows, oak skirtings, one plank and muntin internal wall, an engineered oak floor with underfloor heating and a telephone point. Ideal as a study or a third bedroom. There are two LED downlighters, space for a single bed and there is an arched doorway from the living area.

Kitchen area - 12' 7'' x 12' 1'' (3.83m x 3.68m)

Set at the eastern end of the living area with two double glazed windows, an engineered oak floor, four downlighters and a hard wired smoke alarm. It is fitted with a range of base cabinets with granite effect worktops and part tiled splashbacks, gloss finish to drawers and cupboards and a built in Franke one and a half bowl sink with a mixer tap. There is a propane gas and an electric cooker point and space for a cooker, a dishwasher and an upright fridge/freezer. There are six LED downlighters and a door leads into the utility room.

Utility room - 7' 6'' x 7' (2.28m x 2.13m)

This room contains all of the plant for the solar panel, underfloor heating, the water supply and the electrical system. There is space and plumbing for the washing machine and a fitted base unit with a wood effect worktop for storage. There are two LED downlighters.

First floor landing

The oak staircase leads up from the entrance hallway to the bright landing which has a double glazed dormer window set above the stairwell and oak balusters and handrails. Two wall mounted light points are fitted, oak trusses are exposed as structural features and there is space on the landing for a desk or occasional furniture.

Bedroom 1 - 12' 1'' x 19' 4'' into open eaves (3.68m x 5.89m)

A bright room with a double glazed gable end and a dormer window , an engineered oak floor with underfloor heating, an individual room thermostat, two wall light points and a door to the ensuite shower room.

Ensuite shower room - 6' 11'' x 7' 8'' into eaves (2.11m x 2.34m)

A smart ensuite shower with a velux double glazed skylight, one fully tiled feature wall, a glazed shower screen and door and a built in chromed thermostatic shower. A pedestal wash hand basin is fitted, a low level w.c., an extractor fan, two LED downlighters and an engineered oak floor.

Bedroom 2 - 11' 10'' x 19' 4'' (3.60m x 5.89m)

A generous second double bedroom with a double glazed south facing dormer window, an engineered oak floor with underfloor heating and an individual room thermostat. It may be possible to fit a velux double glazed window into the northern roof elevation to facilitate a division into two smaller bedrooms.

Shower room - 6' 11'' x 7' 9'' (2.11m x 2.36m)

A bright shower room with a velux double glazed skylight, an engineered oak floor, two LED downlighters, an extractor fan and a wall mounted shaver point. There is one fully tiled feature wall and a glazed shower screen and door with a chromed built in thermostatic shower. A low level w.c. and a pedestal wash hand basin are fitted.


This is an oak framed building which has a double bay garage on the ground floor and a studio/guest room above. A double glazed multi locking front door leads to the entrance lobby to the studio where there is a staircase and a shower room that serves the studio element of the building.

Garage - 17' 11'' x 17' 3'' (5.46m x 5.25m)

A double bay garage with power and light and two pairs of green metal garage doors.

Studio hallway

The double glazed, multi locking door leads into the hall which has a painted staircase and understairs storage including a cupboard where there is an insulated hot water cylinder with an immersion heater. A latched door leads into the shower room/w.c.

Studio shower room/w.c.

Fitted with a built in corner shower with sliding shower screen doors, ceramic tiled walls and a built in chromed thermostatic shower. There is a low level w.c. , a fitted pedestal wash hand basin, with a mirror above and a wall mounted Dimplex warm air heater. An extractor fan is fitted, a vinyl floor and a double glazed obscure window.

Studio - 23' 2'' x 17' 2'' (7.06m x 5.23m)

A bright studio space with a white balustrade protecting the stairwell, a velux double glazed window, a pair of double glazed doors opening to a safety glass balcony, ample power points and exposed feature oak roof trusses and timbers.

Double garage - 17' 11'' x 17' 3'' (5.46m x 5.25m)

A double bay garage with two pairs of metal lockable garage doors, power and light and a concrete floor.



A five bar gate leads into Oak House to a gravelled area for parking and turning. It could accommodate four cars plus the garaging. Pathways lead along each side of the house and on one path is the exterior air source heating unit and the propane gas site for a gas cooker.

The garden

A sunny, level garden laid mostly to lawn but with a large paved patio facing south. The garden is bounded by a granite wall to the lane and hedgerows on the other boundaries. The patio has an exterior light and an adjacent outside tap. A new garden shed measuring 10' x 8'/3.04m x 2.43m is set in one corner of the garden for garden tool storage. Just beside the garage/studio building is a garden studio.

Garden studio - 12' 0'' x 10' 0'' (3.65m x 3.05m)

This is a timber building which has four double glazed windows with a pair of double glazed double doors to the garden. It has power and fitted 'daylight' lights for close work, the floor is laid with an oak effect laminate and the walls are clad and insulated for winter working.

Council Tax Band

Band D


Mains electricity, private borehole water supply, on site septic tank.


From Fowlers drive down out of The Square into Southcombe Street and then Lower Street leaving the town past the primary school and fire station. Continue to the crossroads with the A382 and turn left. Pass the Mill End Hotel and Sandy Park Inn and go up the steep hill and carry on for about three quarters of a mile at which point you come to the bottom of Venton Straight. Drive along Venton Straight and after about three quarters of a mile on the left is an old lay by. Drive past the first entrance to the lay by and turn into it at the upper entrance. The gated access to Oak House is just inside the turning.


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Nearby Places

Name Location Type Distance
Drewsteignton EX6 6PG
County: Devon
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 00000505
Philip Fowler
Fowlers Properties
  01647 433595