Holsworthy, Stiniel, Chagford Guide Price £725,000

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  • An early 1980s granite barn conversion
  • Located in the peaceful settlement of Stiniel
  • Set in its own walled garden
  • Entrance lobby
  • Sitting room with granite fireplace and woodburner
  • Dining hall
  • Kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, pantry/scullery and w.c.
  • Two double bedrooms
  • Bath/shower room
  • Outbuilding with garage, stable and store

Holsworthy was converted from a former granite threshing barn in the early 1980s and has been the happy home for one couple ever since. The property is a comfortable home but is now in need of some upgrading to bring it into the 21st Century. The accommodation comprises a formal entrance lobby, a dining room, a sitting room with granite fireplace and a woodburner, a kitchen/breakfast room, a utility room with a w.c. and a separate walk in pantry/scullery. Upstairs there is a bathroom with a bath and shower stall and two double bedrooms. The house has oil fired central heating to radiators, filtration for the private water supply and its own septic tank. Outside is a circular brick patio behind a sheltering wall, a walled garden and beyond that a garden with a chicken coop and run, a greenhouse and a single outbuilding with a garage, stable and tack/store room.



The tiny rural settlement of Stiniel is located close to open moorland only about 1.5 miles outside of the ancient Stannary town of Chagford and it comprises just five homes. In nearby Chagford there is a wide variety of day to day and specialist shops, four pubs, the Primary school, pre school and Montessori school, cafes, restaurant, a library and hotel. There are surgeries for doctor, dentist and vet and good sports facilities with a football, cricket pitch and sports pavilion, a tennis club, bowling club, skate park and children's play park and an open air swimming pool in the summertime. The whole area is criss-crossed with footpaths and the A30 dual carriageway is only about 6.5 miles away and Exeter about 20 miles.


A broad gated access from the lane at Stiniel leads into a tarmac parking and turning area where the garage outbuilding is sited and a pedestrian opening in the granite wall that leads into the walled garden that leads to the path to the front entrance door.

Entrance lobby - 4' 11'' x 3' 10'' (1.5m x 1.17m)

A broad oak panelled front door is at the formal entrance to the house and leads into an enclosed lobby which has a lift out wall panel for ease of access for furniture. It has a clay tiled floor and a hardwood panelled door to the dining room and a ceiling light point.

Dining hall - 18' 1'' x 14' 2'' (5.51m x 4.31m)

There is one exposed granite feature wall and a large west facing rear obscure glazed portcullis style window letting in natural light to complement the east facing front casement windows. An oak staircase leads to the first floor and there are exposed structural ceiling timbers, a single panel radiator, an understairs cupboard, a telephone point and a lighting rheostat. Hardwood latched doors lead to the sitting room and the kitchen/breakfast room.

Sitting room - 16' 7'' x 12' 1'' (5.05m x 3.68m)

This room has an east and a south facing window with deep sills, a plumbed skirting radiator to two walls, a large granite fireplace with a dressed granite mantel and a recessed tiled hearth with a fitted woodburner. There are oak sills, a TV point, two wall light points and three ceiling mounted spotlights.

Kitchen/breakfast room - 16' 6'' x 7' 8'' (5.03m x 2.34m)

The kitchen comprises a range of older fitted kitchen base and wall cabinets with wood effect roll top worktops, a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink with a mixer tap and a fitted halogen hob and electric fan oven. There is space for a free standing fridge/freezer and dishwasher. To the western end of the kitchen is an area for a breakfast table where there is also a double panel radiator. A latched hardwood door leads to the utility room

Utility room - 10' x 9' 3'' (3.05m x 2.82m)

An oak door leads in from the exterior at the front of the house and is the informal entrance to the house which is ideal for wet coats and mucky boots as it has a practical floor and space for hanging wet gear. It has a clay tiled floor, an east facing window, a fitted Belfast sink with a mixer tap and an adjacent oak worktop with space for a washing machine and dryer beneath. A water treatment cylinder is fitted for the borehole supply and there is a double panel radiator. A latched door leads to the w.c. A hardwood portcullis style door leads into the pantry/scullery.


This has a fitted white low level w.c., a clay tiled floor, a ceiling light point and a window.

Pantry/Scullery - 16' 2'' x 8' 6'' (4.92m x 2.59m)

This useful space has a clay tiled floor, a single drainer stainless steel sink with twin chromed taps, a window to the garden with a deep sill, three ceiling light points, a fitted cupboard with louvred doors and a double panel radiator.

First floor landing

The landing has an oak balustrade and posts, two wall light points, latched doors to all rooms and natural light from the portcullis style window in the stairwell.

Bathroom - 15' 3'' x 7' 3'' (4.64m x 2.21m)

The bathroom has both a panelled bath with oak trimmed tiled splashbacks and mixer taps and a built in shower which is fully tiled with a glazed shower screen door and a built in Mira shower, a low level w.c. and a fitted oak plinth and vanitary surface with an inset oval bowl and cupboards beneath. There is a velux double glazed skylight, a side window, a double panel radiator, a cork floor and a large under eaves double width airing cupboard.

Bedroom 1 - 16' 5'' x 13' 1'' (5m x 3.98m)

This room has east and south facing windows with deep sills, two wall light points, an oak plinth on the chimney breast shoulder and two ceiling mounted reading lights.

Bedroom 2 - 14' 3'' x 9' 9'' (4.34m x 2.97m)

An east facing window looks over the garden and has a hardwood sill. There are some exposed structural timbers, two built in closets with latched doors, hanging rails and shelving, a ceiling light point and a double panel radiator.


The house sits on the western side of the walled garden which has a sunny aspect and a tarmac path from the parking area to the brick paved circular patio which is sheltered behind a curved granite wall. There are three segments of lawn and well stocked borders and a pedestrian gate leads out to the lane. At the rear of Holsworthy is the driveway access to a neighbouring home and that access is not in the ownership of Holsworthy. Beyond the walled garden is the parking area and driveway with access to the large chicken run (30 x 33'max/10.05m x 9.14m) which has a chicken coop mounted above ground level (7'6" x 6'11"/2.28m x 2.10m). There is also an aluminium framed greenhouse with two glazed opening vents (12'5" x 9'6"/3.78m x 2.89m) and a low covered wood store on wooden supports. there is an area of level grass and a well stocked shrubbery.

Garage and workshop building

This is a timber framed structure which is divided into three segments with a lean to store attached to the rear. It has a concrete base and block built dividing walls topped with wooden partitions.

Garage - 19' 11'' x 9' 1'' (6.07m x 2.77m)

Double doors lead into the garage.

Store - 8' 8'' x 6' 4'' (2.64m x 1.93m)

This has a latched timber door at the side of the building.

Workshop - 13' x 6' 4'' (3.96m x 1.93m)

This has a side window and a stable door.

Lean to store - 15' 4'' x 7' 7'' (4.67m x 2.31m)

This is open fronted for general storage.

Council tax band

Band E


Holsworthy is provided with water from a water source on the neighbouring property. It has a water balancing tank inside the utility room of Holsworthy. The drainage is to a septic tank in the grounds of Holsworthy. The oil tank is situated in the walled garden at Holsworthy and may require re-siting. The boiler housing is close to the oil tank and has a Worcester Bosch oil fired floor mounted boiler with a frost stat. Mains electricity.


From Fowlers' front doors turn left and go to the top of The Square. Turn left into High Street and at the next corner turn right into New Street. Follow New Street out of town where it winds up past Meldon House and Meldon Hall into the countryside and then take the third turning on the right which is signposted to Stiniel. Drop down into Stiniel and the first gated access on the right is the entrance to Stiniel.

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Name Location Type Distance
Chagford TQ13 8EL
County: Devon
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00000545
Philip Fowler
Fowlers Properties
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