Southcombe House, Chagford £795,000

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  • A large family home
  • Separate one bedroom cottage
  • Parking and large level garden
  • All mains services
  • Entrance porch, hall and w.c.
  • Kitchen with Aga and dining room
  • Large sitting room and garden room
  • Four bedrooms
  • First floor w.c. and bathroom
  • Extensive attic space and big basement

Southcombe House is a large family home built in 1870, with a separate one bedroom cottage within its curtillage. The house has four levels including a large basement and attic space. The accommodation has high ceilings and large windows for good natural lighting and gas fired central heating and there are three reception rooms: a sitting room, dining room and sun room. The kitchen has an Aga and there is a downstairs w.c.. Upstairs there are four bedrooms, a w.c. and a bathroom. The cottage has gas fired central heating, a kitchen/dining room, a sitting room, w.c., upstairs bathroom and a double bedroom. To the rear of the property is a large garden with a southerly aspect and views and a big vegetable garden and small orchard. There is off street parking for two/three cars. This house must be viewed to be appreciated.



Located just 100 paces from the Square in this bustling ancient stannary town with a large and pleasant rear garden away from any noise. The Square in Chagford has excellent amenities with a wide range of day to day and specialist shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. The town has a primary school, pre school, Montessori, a library, parish church, Roman Catholic church and chapel and excellent sports facilities with a football and cricket pitch, a pavilion, tennis club, bowling club, skate park and an open air swimming pool in the summertime. The town is surrounded by moorland, countryside and riverside walks. Exeter is approximately 20 miles away and the A30 dual carriageway is only about 5 miles.


Entrance porch and access corridor - 21' 0'' x 5' 4'' (6.40m x 1.62m)

A part glazed panelled front door leads into the porch which stretches along the side of the house to the garden room. It has a tall ceiling with a skylight, a chequer clay tiled patterned floor, glazed double doors to the hall and multi paned double doors to the garden room. A pendant light is fitted.

Entrance hall

This has a staircase with a varnished post and handrail and an understairs cupboard. There is a pendant light point, a single panel radiator, panelled doors to the sitting room, dining room and kitchen and a part glazed door to the rear lobby.

Dining room - 14' 7'' x 12' 8'' (4.44m x 3.86m)

This is a bright room with two large recessed sash windows with original shutters and views up Southcombe Street towards the Square and down Lower Street and across the countryside to Castle Drogo. There is a dado rail, a pendant light point and a double panel radiator.

Sitting room - 23' 4'' x 13' 4'' (7.11m x 4.06m) plus bay

A spacious sitting room with a side facing sash window and an internal window to both the porch corridor and garden room. There is a double glazed bay window with double doors leading out to the garden. The fireplace has an oak surround with a double mantel and a fitted Jetmaster open grate. There is an original picture rail, high ceilings, original shutters on the side sash window and there are two double panel radiators.

Kitchen - 14' 4'' x 10' 1'' (4.37m x 3.07m)

This has a high ceiling, a vinyl floor, built in bench seating and a cream coloured mains gas fired Aga set into a ceramic tiled fireplace with a wooden mantel above. There is a range of solid pine base and wall cabinets with oak and granite work surfaces, fitted spice shelves, a Belfast sink, pine wainscotting and a large sash window. In addition there is an electric cooker point, a ceiling mount spotlight track, space for an automatic dishwasher and washing machine and an internal glazed window which opens to the rear lobby.

Rear lobby

A panelled part glazed door leads to the rear of the house where there are external stone steps which lead down to the parking area. The lobby is floored with vinyl, has coat hooks and a folding panelled door to the w.c.


Fitted with a low level w.c., a basin with tiled splashbacks, a small window, a vinyl floor and a lockable door to the understairs cupboard and former internal basement access stairs.

Garden room - 16' 8'' x 13' 0'' (5.08m x 3.96m) maximum

A Upvc double glazed structure set on a rendered block base with a triple glazed polycarbonate roof, double doors to the garden and power and light. There is an internal window to the sitting room which could be altered to a doorway. The floor is decorated with Victorian style clay tiles.

First floor landing

The landing has a sash window looking out across the Teign valley and surrounding the staircase is a balustrade with a varnished handrail and posts. Dado rails are fitted, the ceilings are high and there are panelled doors to all rooms including the attic staircase. An airing cupboard is built in with an insulated cylinder, immersion heater and shelving.


Fitted with a low level w.c., a side facing window and a basin.

Bedroom 4 - 11' 6'' x 10' 0'' (3.50m x 3.05m)

A large sash window looks over the edge of Chagford to the Teign valley and Cawsand Beacon. The room has a high ceiling, a built in wardrobe with a sliding door and hanging rails, a single panel radiator and a fitted basin on a vanity unit with tiled splashbacks.

Bedroom 3 - 10' 9'' x 13' 2'' (3.27m x 4.01m) maximum

This double room has a high ceiling and two large secondary glazed sash windows with a view over the very edge of town to the Teign valley and Cawsand Beacon. A picture rail is fitted, a large single panel radiator, a wash hand basin on a chrome stand and there is a fitted corner cupboard and single closet.

Bedroom 2 - 13' 3'' x 12' 0'' (4.04m x 3.65m)

Another good sized double room with two secondary double glazed sash windows, picture rail, a high ceiling, a fitted double closet, a basin on a chromed stand and a large single panel radiator.

Bedroom 1 - 13' 2'' x 12' 7'' (4.01m x 3.83m)

A good size bedroom with a high ceiling and two large recessed sash windows with views up the street and over the town to Nattadon Hill and the church tower and across the edge of town to Castle Drogo and the Deer Park. There is a corner sited oval basin and vanity unit with a shaver/light, picture rail and fitted wardrobes with sliding doors. There is a large single panel radiator.


Fitted with a large cast iron bath with chromed shower/mixer taps, tiled splashbacks, fitted shower curtain rails, a cork floor, a single panel radiator and a side facing sash window.

Second floor

Attic room 1 - 20' 8'' x 16' 6'' (6.29m x 5.03m)

A narrow pine staircase leads up to this pine floored first attic area which has three double glazed skylight with views over the Teign valley and a window looking out to the rear. There is a built in hobby bench, eaves storage access, electric lighting and built in store cupboards.

Attic room 2 - 16' 2'' x 13' 8'' (4.92m x 4.16m)

A pine floored room with two Velux double glazed skylights, a side facing window looking towards Castle Drogo, a built in cold water tank housing and access to eaves storage.


A door from the parking area at the side of the property leads into the first of four basement rooms which are all interconnected.

Basement room 1 - 11' 8'' x 8' 0'' (3.55m x 2.44m)

This is concrete floored and used as a laundry with a Belfast sink and hot and cold taps and a wall mounted Alpha gas fired central heating boiler. There is space for a washing machine and dryer, and there are doors to other basement rooms.

Basement room 2 - 13' 11'' x 13' 8'' (4.24m x 4.16m)

Concrete floored with a sash window looking out at street level with original working shutters. There is plenty of storage and a power point. A door leads to basement room 3.

Basement room 3 - 19' 10'' x 14' 0'' (6.04m x 4.26m)

A windowless room with a concrete floor, an electric light, a doorway to room 4 and access to the staircase which used to lead to the ground floor w.c. which could be easily recommissioned.

Basement room 4 - 22' 11'' x 8' 8'' (6.98m x 2.64m)

This connects back through to basement room 1 and has two side windows for good natural light, a concrete and brick floor and electric lighting.


At the front of Southcombe House is a pathway leading up to the front door which has a mature shrubbery to one side. Along the side of the house a driveway allows access to the parking area where there is room for 2-3 cars if carefully parked. A granite wall has a wrought iron gate to the main garden from the parking area.

Main garden - 80' 0'' x 66' 0'' (24.37m x 20.10m)

The garden is on two levels and mostly laid to lawn and is split just by a granite retaining wall to one side which also incorporates a pond. A tall granite wall runs along the southern boundary and a low granite wall separates the former kitchen garden. A timber and corrugated metal shed sits in the corner of this garden measuring approximately 6' x 6'. Beyond the main garden is a kitchen garden measuring approximately 120' in length but not in cultivation at this time other than to lawn. It has a concrete path running along the northern side.

The Annexe - Holly Cottage

Entrance lobby

A painted stable door leads into this lobby which has a vinyl floor, a wall light point, a multi paned door to the kitchen/breakfast room and a doorway to the w.c./laundry. A feature side window has some stained glass.


Fitted with a low level w.c. and concealed cistern, a small basin with tiled splashbacks, a double glazed multi paned front window, vinyl floor and plumbing for an automatic washing machine.

Kitchen/breakfast room - 15' 5'' x 10' 5'' (4.70m x 3.17m)

This lovely living space has two exposed granite walls, a single panel radiator and a vinyl floor. It is fitted with a range of base and wall cabinets with oak cupboard doors and drawer fronts and plenty of work surfaces. There is an oak window seat fitted beneath a multi paned window looking out to the front and there is a staircase to the first floor with an understairs cupboard. The kitchen has a single drainer stainless steel sink fitted and there is space and power for an electric cooker. An opening and steps lead up to the sitting room.

Sitting room - 13' 3'' x 9' 11'' (4.04m x 3.02m)

This has double glazed windows to the side and rear and a double glazed door which leads out to a small cottage patio which continues into the pretty cottage garden. There are oak cills, two wall light points, a T.V. point and two single panel radiators.

First floor landing - 15' 8'' x 11' 4'' (4.77m x 3.45m) maximum

A spacious landing with a double glazed multi paned window in the stairwall, a pine balustrade and granite exposed wall. There is a bare pine floor, exposed structural timbers and space for a desk and storage or a single bed. A double glazed skylight lets in natural light and there is a single panel radiator.


Fitted with a white bath with pine panelled sides, a shower/mixer tap, a low level w.c. and a pedestal wash hand basin. Eaves storage cupboards are built in and a cupboard which has shelving and is where the insulated hot water cylinder and immersion heater are located. The room has a Velux double glazed skylight and a single panel radiator.

Bedroom - 13' 6'' x 10' 1'' (4.11m x 3.07m)

This has side and rear facing windows with a view over the garden pond, a single panel radiator, oak cills, two exposed structural beams and a clever use of space to give two built in hanging closets.


Mains gas, water, electricity and drainage.

Council tax bands

Southcombe House - E Holly Cottage - A


Turn right out of Fowlers front door and walk down the Square passing the delicatessen and Old Forge Cafe where Southcombe Street begins. Cross the road and at the next bend set on the left hand corner is the Southcombe House pedestrian entrance.

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Nearby Places

Name Location Type Distance
Southcombe Street Chagford
Chagford TQ13 8AY
County: Devon
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00000216
Esme Terrington
Fowlers Estate Agents