Higher Justments, Thorn, Chagford Guide Price £925,000

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  • A large detached single storey home in a rural setting
  • Approximately 5.45 acres in all with an oubuilding
  • Double garage and plenty of parking
  • A large atrium entrance/reception room
  • Big sitting room with wood burner
  • Sun room with wood burner
  • Study/library
  • Four bedrooms (one ensuite) plus two in the annexe
  • Kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, separate utility room and w.c.
  • Fully double glazed and centrally heated by oil

Higher Justments is a 2500 sq ft single storey home set in the Dartmoor countryside. It has spacious reception areas which include a large atrium reception room, a sun room with a fireplace and stove and a large sitting room also with a wood burning stove. There is a library/study, a utility room, a big kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga, a master bedroom with an ensuite shower, a family bathroom and three other bedrooms in the main house and two further bedrooms and a shower room in the adjacent annexe. The property is situated in approximately 5.45 acres in all with the house and garden surrounded on three sides by the fields and just the quite farm lane to the front. It is essential to view this property to fully appreciate all it has to offer.



Higher Justments is situated in beautiful Dartmoor countryside on a quiet lane at the very edge of the settlement of Thorn about 2 miles from the ancient Stannary town of Chagford. Higher Justments is surrounded on three sides by its own land and the quiet no-through lane is to the front. The nearby town of Chagford offers a wide range of day to day and specialist shops, cafes and pubs. There are surgeries for doctor, dentist and vet, a Parish church, Roman Catholic church and chapel, a primary school, pre school and Montessori school. There are numerous footpaths criss-crossing the area as well as riverside walks and access to the nearby open moor. From Thorn the A30 dual carriageway would be approximately 5 miles and Exeter approximately 20 miles.


A tarmac pathway leads to the centre of the property where the front doors lead into the atrium.

Atrium - 19' 11'' x 18' 1'' (6.07m x 5.51m)

A pair of upvc double doors lead into this bright and spacious atrium entrance cum reception room. It is large and lends itself very well to a multi purpose area as it links through three sets of double doors to the sitting room, study/library and the hall which leads to the kitchen /breakfast room. It is fully double glazed in upvc to roof and windows and it has an exposed granite feature wall, a ceramic tiled floor and space for a dining table and chairs and easy chairs.

Sitting room - 34' 10'' x 12' 8'' (10.61m x 3.86m)

This spacious room has upvc double doors at each end leading to the garden and to the garden room. It has views across the garden to countryside and a stone fireplace surround with an inset cast iron fireplace and a wood burning stove with a lined flue. The floor is laid with quality Amtico wood effect vinyl and there are two wall light points, two pendant light points and two double panel radiators.

Sun room - 17' 6'' x 11' 9'' (5.33m x 3.58m)

A spacious and bright room with a upvc double glazed roof and windows and matching double doors and lovely views to the garden and countryside. It has a brick built fireplace with a fitted wood burning stove and there are two wall light points, a ceramic tiled floor and a TV point.

Study/library - 22' 4'' x 10' 8'' (6.80m x 3.25m)

A generous room with two upvc double glazed windows to the rear looking out to the garden, two ceiling light pendants, a ceramic floor, a double panel radiator, a door to the utility and w.c., double multi paned doors from the atrium and a doorway to the hall corridor which serves the bedrooms.

KItchen/breakfast room - 22' 2'' x 13' 3'' (6.75m x 4.04m)

This is a generous kitchen/dining room with double aspect upvc double glazed windows and a ceramic tiled floor. It is fitted with an oil fired Aga with a large extractor hood and light above, a range of 'distressed look' base and wall cabinets with stone work surfaces incorporating a composite sink and mixer taps. The work tops have lighting above and there is a built in dishwasher and fridge/freezer, a TV point, plenty of power points and two ceiling mounted spotlight fixtures. A upvc door leads to the garden at the side and a multi paned door leads to the hallway corridor.

Hallway corridor

A long hallway with panelled doors to all rooms and the multipaned double doors to the atrium. It is floored with Amtico wood effect vinyl and it has coving, two ceiling mounted lights, dado rails and a single panel radiator.

Bedroom 3 - 9' 11'' x 9' 10'' (3.02m x 2.99m)

A double room with fitted wardrobes and cupboards and a dressing table, a upvc window looking to the side garden, an Antico wood effect vinyl floor and a single panel radiator.

Bathroom - 9' 10'' x 6' 5'' (2.99m x 1.95m)

A fully tiled bathroom with a ceramic floor and underfloor heating. It is fitted with a corner shower with a ceiling mounted downlighter, a glazed shower screen and door and a built in thermostatic shower. The white pressed steel bath is set into an oak frame and side panels and has a mixer/shower tap and there is built in oak cabinetry with cupboards, a concealed cistern for the low level w.c., a recessed basin and lighting above. There are four ceiling recessed downlighters, an extractor fan, a chromed, plumbed heated towel rail and a upvc double glazed window.

Bedroom 2 - 9' 11'' x 9' 4'' (3.02m x 2.84m)

A double room with an Amtico wood effect vinyl floor, fitted wardrobes and cupboards and lighting in the recess for the bedhead. Coving is fitted, a ceiling light point, a double panel radiator and a upvc double glazed window with a view to the side garden.

Bedroom 4 - 9' 10'' x 8' 11'' (2.99m x 2.72m)

A single bedroom with a built in wardrobe and cupboards and lighting in the recess above where the bedhead would go. It has an internal upvc double glazed window to the atrium. An Amtico wood effect vinyl floor is fitted, ceiling light point and a double panel radiator.

Bedroom 1 - 17' 11'' x 11' average (5.46m x 3.35m)

A good size double room with a upvc double glazed window looking out to the side garden. There is a range of fitted in wardrobes and cupboards incorporating a dressing table and a pair of mirrored doors which conceal the access to the ensuite bath/shower room.

Ensuite shower room - 9' x 4' (2.74m x 1.22m)

Fitted with a short bath which incorporates a seat. It has tiled splashbacks and a mixer tap. There is a wash hand basin with vanitary cupboards below, a low level w.c. and an electric heated towel rail.

Rear lobby

A door from the study/library leads to this small connecting lobby which enables access to the w.c. and the utility room.


This has a ceramic floor and one fully tiled wall, a low level w.c and a wash hand basin. Louvred double doors open to the boiler cupboard where there is a Grant floor mounted oil fired boiler and central heating timer with an insulated hot water cylinder.

Utility room - 13' 5'' x 8' 5'' (4.09m x 2.56m)

A ceramic floored room with a upvc double glazed door and window looking to the rear. It has a fitted Belfast sink and drainer, plumbing and space for a washing machine, dryer and fridges and freezers and there is a ceiling mounted fluorescent light fixture.


A separate building to the rear of the house. It has two double bedrooms, a shower room and a store room. To the front exterior it has a split level timber deck from which to sit and enjoy the views.

Annexe bedroom 1 - 13' 7'' x 11' 6'' (4.14m x 3.50m)

There are three upvc double glazed doors and a window to the front looking out across the garden to the countryside and leading out to the deck. It has a single panel radiator. In one corner of the room is a door to a storeroom (6'4 x 5'10/1.93 x 1.77).

Annexe bedroom 2 - 11' 9'' x 11' 7'' (3.58m x 3.53m)

This double room has part obscure glazed upvc double glazed windows and door to the deck. It has a fitted ceiling spotlight cluster, a fitted laminate floor and a single panel radiator.

Annexe shower room

The shower room has a low level w.c, a ceramic pedestal sink, a fully tiled shower cubicle and a pendant light point.


The entrance to Higher Justments is off the lane through a gated opening which leads to a large tarmacadam driveway for parking and turning. The pedestrian entrance to the property is at the front through the atrium. The garden which is approximately 0.86 acres is on three sides of the property with an enclosed area to the southern side with granite retaining walls and well stocked beds with spring bulbs, camellias and heathers and a gravelled sitting area. Granite steps and a path wind up to the extensive open lawned area on the south side which curls around the house and annexe and leads to the garden on the eastern side which has been part landscaped and again has a large lawned area. From all aspects the garden enjoys views over the fields that are owned by Higher Justments and the beautiful Dartmoor countryside beyond. At the top of the gardens on the western side is a gated access to a grassed yard which has the outbuilding and a fruit cage.

The outbuilding

The outbuilding is block built with power and light and it is divided into four segments. Workshop:18'x 9'2" /5.48mx2.79m Feed store: 19'x7'7"/5.79mx2.31m Gym : 26'5"x9'2"/8.05x2.79m Paint store: 9'11"x9'/3.02mx2.74m

The fields

There are two fields which surround the house and gardens on three sides with the lane as the southern boundary. They are stock proof fenced with gates into the garden area and to the drive. The field area extends to approximately 5.59 acres/1.8583 Ha.


Higher Justments has a private bore hole and treatment plant for fresh water but also has use of a community supply of river water should the need arise. Septic tank drainage. Mains electricity. Oil by private contract. Oil tank size 1340 litres.

Council Tax Band

Band E


From Fowlers go to the top of The Square and turn right. After about 200 metres the road splits and you will bear left. Drive down into the valley and up the other side on Waye Hill and at the top the lane bears sharply left. Almost immediately after that turn right. At the next settlement you have arrived at Thorn. Take the right hand lane and drive for about a quarter mile and Higher Justments is on the left.


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Nearby Places

Name Location Type Distance
Chagford TQ13 8DX
County: Devon
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 00000528
Philip Fowler
Fowlers Properties
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