Pixies, Chagford, Devon £445,000

Under Offer
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  • A detached granite and cob cottage rethatched in 2009
  • Grade II Listed as late 1800s
  • Approximately 1.47 acres in all
  • Porch and hall
  • Dining room, shower room and study
  • Sitting room with granite fireplace and woodburner
  • Kitchen with gas Rayburn, store room and laundry
  • Two double bedrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom
  • Garage and parking

Pixies is a Grade II listed cottage which is thought to date from the late 1800s. It is built of granite and cob beneath a recently rethatched roof and is a sturdy building with a south west facing frontage and good natural light. The property has the benefit of an attractive garden, a wooded hillside, a stream and a separate wetland area. It has mains gas and water and gas fired central heating. The reception rooms are bright, as are both bedrooms. Pixies had a planning permission to extend at the rear on two storeys to create a new kitchen, utility room, w.c., bedroom and bathroom, but this has now lapsed. Fowlers strongly recommend viewing. During the Covid19 crisis Fowlers are still open for calls and emails, and many of our properties have 3D laser video tours available for virtual viewings.



Located at grid reference 697903 at the edge of Drewsteignton parish. The property is only 2 miles from the bustling ancient stannary town of Chagford, 3 miles from the A30 dual carriageway and 18 miles from Exeter. It is set at the bottom of a wooded hillside beneath Sandsgate and faces south west into the sun. The formal gardens have a hedgerow for privacy and are buffered from the road by an informal garden with a stream. Nearby Chagford has a wide variety of day to day and specialist shops, a parish church, Roman Catholic church and chapel, primary school, pre school and Montessori. There is a hotel and pubs and a wide range of facilities including a football and cricket pitch with pavilion, a tennis club, a bowling club and a lovely open air swimming pool in the summertime. The area is criss-crossed by many footpaths and riverside walks and the open moor is just a short drive.

Entrance porch

A thatched timber framed porch with glazed top panels, a tiled floor and a dark wood timber door leading into the hall.

Entrance hall

This is a bright room which open out into the dining room, has a short corridor to the sitting room and also a door to the w.c./shower room. There is a fitted smoke alarm and a central light point.

W.C./shower room

This has a ceramic tiled floor and a tiled shower cubicle with glazed sliding shower screen doors, a vanity unit with wash hand basin and tiled splashbacks, a low level w.c., an electric chromed heated towel rail and a window to the rear with a tiled sill.

Dining room - 13' 8'' x 7' 4'' (4.16m x 2.23m)

The dining room is also thatched and is extensively glazed with a broad sill and views in a southerly direction to the garden. There is a display plinth and also a single panel radiator.

Sitting room - 14' 8'' x 14' 4'' (4.47m x 4.37m)

This almost square sitting room enjoys excellent natural light with two pointed arch head windows with window seats and a large exposed granite fireplace deeply recessed with a bread oven and bressemer and a fitted woodburning stove and flue liner. There is an exposed beam, three wall light points, a single panel radiator, a glazed door to the kitchen and an archway to the study.

Study - 7' 7'' x 9' 0'' (2.31m x 2.74m) plus staircase

The study has a further arch head window, a ceiling light, a single panel radiator and the staircase to the first floor with two useful understairs storage cupboards.

Kitchen - 16' 5'' x 6' 4'' (5.00m x 1.93m) plus door recess

The kitchen enjoys good natural light from three roof mounted Velux double glazed windows. It has a ceramic tiled floor and work surfaces and oak finished units incorporating a four burner mains gas hob and a double bowl single drainer stainless steel sink with chromed mixer taps. There is a Rayburn Royal gas fired range and an Ideal gas fired boiler for the central heating and hot water, a window looking out to the side of the property, a fitted extractor hood, two pendant lights and a door to the rear store room.

Store room - 9' 10'' x 6' 9'' (2.99m x 2.06m)

This room has a north facing fan light window, power and light and a glazed door to the laundry/porch.

Laundry/porch - 14' 5'' x 4' 1'' (4.39m x 1.24m)

This useful space has plumbing for an automatic washing machine and space for a dryer, a built in sink with chromed taps, quarry tiled floor, three windows and a stable door to the exterior.

First floor landing

The landing has a built in closet, a glazed sliding door to the bathroom, a fitted smoke alarm and doors to bedrooms 1 and 2.


Fitted with a turquoise/blue suite of cast iron bath with chromed taps and a matching pedestal wash hand basin. There is a white low level w.c., a chromed heated towel rail and side facing windows.

Bedroom 1 - 14' 9'' x 13' 0'' (4.49m x 3.96m)

This generous bedroom has two arch head windows looking out to the front of the property and letting in plenty of sunlight. There is a built in airing cupboard to one side of the chimney breast with a fitted insulated cylinder, immersion and shelving and a double wardrobe to the other side. There are ample power points, a single panel radiator and a small loft hatch.

Bedroom 2 - 10' 0'' x 8' 8'' (3.05m x 2.64m)

This room has a single arch head window, a single panel radiator and a pendant light. An internal glazed fan light window allows natural light through to the staircase.


The garden

The formal garden is level and divided into grassed segments with heather beds and space for a vegetable garden. It is screened by a beech hedge for privacy and it has access to the wooded hillside behind and the informal garden. To the other side of the cottage is the drive and parking and the wooden garage. Also sited in the garden is a 'Wendy House' style shed and a further basic tool shed. The informal garden leads down to the road and features large granite boulders and outcrops and a stream. To the rear of the property and partly within its boundary is a wooded hillside which nestles to the rear and sides of the cottage. The wetland area is set just across the lane and has considerable potential as a bog garden.

Garage - 18' 1'' x 11' 2'' (5.51m x 3.40m)

Timber framed and clad, with a flat roof.


Mains gas, water and electricity. Private drainage to a certified Vortex environmental septic system fitted in 2013.

Council tax band



From Fowlers turn right and go down the Square passing the Old Forge Cafe as you enter Southcombe Street and then Lower Street. Continue out of town past the primary school and fire station and carry on to the crossroads at Easton Cross. Turn left onto the A382 and drive through Sandy Park and up the hill. Take the second lane on the right which is signposted to Spinsters Rock. Pixies is straight ahead of you as you turn into this lane.


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Nearby Places

Name Location Type Distance
Shilstone Lane
Chagford TQ13 8JX
County: Devon
Sale Type: Under Offer
Ref #: 00000218
Jayne Woof
Fowlers Properties
  01647 433595