Bailiffs Cottage, Furlong, Chagford £749,500

Under Offer
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  • A detached granite built character cottage
  • Four bedrooms
  • Bathroom, separate shower room and a W.C.
  • Three reception rooms and a study
  • Charming farmhouse kitchen
  • Partial replacement double glazing
  • Mains gas central heating
  • Sunny cobbled courtyard
  • Circular south facing sunken garden
  • Garage, storage shed and parking

Bailiff's Cottage is an unlisted detached granite home with enormous character. It was probably a barn originally and then converted to a spacious cottage. It has generous accommodation with four bedrooms, a bathroom and shower room, a delightful farmhouse kitchen with a gas Rayburn range, a new utility room, a parlour, study, sitting room with woodburner and a sun room. Throughout there are beams and exposed structural timbers and the cottage has a lovely ambience. Outside is a large cobbled enclosed courtyard, a sun deck and patios and a large sunken, circular, granite walled garden. It benefits from a large storage shed, a big open fronted garage and plenty of parking. Fowlers very strongly recommend viewing this comfortable home.



Bailiff's Cottage is set in a little rural settlement called Furlong which is about 1.3 miles from the bustling ancient stannary town of Chagford. The settlement comprises just five homes and access is via a private drive which is about half a mile long. Despite its off road setting the settlement and Bailiff's Cottage have mains gas. The A30 dual carriageway is less than 4 miles away and the village pub is just half a mile, whilst in Chagford itself there are a wide variety of day to day and specialist shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants as well as a brand new primary school, pre school and a Montessori. There is a parish church, Roman Catholic church and a chapel and excellent sports facilities including a football and cricket pitch with a pavilion, a tennis club, bowling club, a skate park and an open air swimming pool in the summertime. Exeter is approximately 20 miles away.


The entrance to Bailiff's Cottage is through a large wooden gate which leads into the cobbled courtyard at the front of the house. A hardwood front door with double glazed panels and an adjacent wall light point leads into the entrance porch.

Entrance porch - 8' 9'' x 4' 5'' (2.66m x 1.35m)

This smart porch has hardwood double glazed windows and a built in storage cupboard and cloaks cupboard, a ceramic tiled floor and a large double panel radiator. There are three downlighters and a multi paned hardwood door into the kitchen/dining room.

Kitchen/dining room - 17' 1'' x 16' 0'' (5.20m x 4.87m)

A charming farmhouse style kitchen with a solid hardwood woodblock floor and a fitted bespoke hardwood base unit with a matching work surface and a white porcelain single drainer sink with a stainless steel mixer tap. Beneath the collectable Clive Bowen splashbacks there is a gas fired Rayburn range with adjacent space for a large gas cooking range and a built in saucepan shelf above with fitted downlighters. There are three double glazed hardwood windows, exposed beams and structural timbers, six downlighters, two pendant light points and a double panel radiator. An oak latched door leads to the new utility room, a latched door leads to the staircase to bedroom 3, which is above the kitchen, and four oak steps lead down to the parlour.

Utility room/laundry - 9' 1'' x 7' 2'' (2.77m x 2.18m)

Recently fitted with a range of base and wall cabinets with grey colour finished doors and drawer fronts, oak worktops, a white porcelain single drainer sink with a chromed mixer tap and high glaze grey splashbacks, an oak floor and five ceiling mounted downlighters. There is space for a dish washer, an automatic washing machine and an upright fridge/freezer. A double glazed hardwood window looks out to the side and there is an oak latched door to the w.c./shower room.

W.C./shower room

This has a fully tiled shower cubicle with high glaze grey tiles, a glazed shower screen and sliding door, a built in chromed thermostatic shower and four downlighters and an extractor fan. A low level w.c. is fitted and a pedestal wash hand basin with a mixer tap. A chromed heated towel rail is fitted, wall tiling to half height, an oak floor and a double glazed obscure glazed window.

Boiler room

A latched door in the w.c./shower room leads into this small room which has a wall mounted Worcester mains gas fired central heating boiler, a highly insulated hot water cylinder with an immersion heater, a fluorescent light and an oak floor.

Parlour - 15' 7'' x 9' 9'' (4.75m x 2.97m)

Four steps lead down from the kitchen/dining room to this oak floored parlour which has a cast iron fireplace with a matching surround and mantel, a double casement single glazed window, two wall light points, a double panel radiator and doorways to the rear lobby and study and to the middle hallway. The rear lobby has an understairs cupboard and a pendant light point.

Study - 8' 3'' x 7' 5'' (2.51m x 2.26m)

A broad multi paned window faces to the rear and has an oak cill. There is some exposed granite, exposed structural timbers and a pendant light point. Doors lead to bedroom 4 and to the bathroom. There is ample room for a desk.

Bedroom 4 - 13' 4'' x 7' 7'' (4.06m x 2.31m)

A rear facing bedroom with a multi paned window and clay tiled cill, a double panel radiator, a fitted wash hand basin, a fitted hanging rail and a pendant light point.

Bathroom - 12' 7'' x 6' 8'' (3.83m x 2.03m)

The bathroom has one double glazed window and one single glazed window, a double panel radiator, a wall mounted shaver point and a laminate floor. It is fitted with a white pressed steel bath with a painted wood panelled side, shower/mixer taps, and tiled splashbacks. A vanity unit is fitted with a white sink and chromed taps, a low level w.c. and a built in shower cubicle with a Gainsborough electric shower unit.

Middle hallway

This has the original front door (which still functions), an oak floor, the staircase to the first floor and a door to the sitting room

Sitting room - 15' 6'' x 13' 4'' (4.72m x 4.06m)

A room with great character with a large beam and exposed structural timbers, a rendered chimney breast with a deep recessed fireplace with a tiled hearth, an oak bressemer beam and mantel shelf and a fitted woodburning stove with a lined flue. There are fitted bookshelves, three wall light points and a double panel radiator. A pair of multi paned double doors lead out to the sun room.

Sun room - 9' 3'' x 9' 0'' (2.82m x 2.74m)

Set on the southern corner of the house with a triple glazed polycarbonate roof, Upvc double glazed wood grain effect window and sliding door, an exposed granite wall, a green slate effect floor and a double panel radiator. Exterior steps lead down to the cobbled garden path.

First Floor

Bedroom 3 - 15' 4'' x 12' 0'' (4.67m x 3.65m)

This double bedroom is sited above the kitchen/dining room and is reached by an enclosed staircase with a latched door from the kitchen/dining room and oak stairs. It has a double glazed gable end window, two white Velux double glazed windows, a double panel radiator and a large eaves storage cupboard.

First floor landing

This principal landing has pine panelled doors to bedrooms 1 and 2, a pendant light point and an opening to the upstairs washroom/w.c.


Set in the eaves this is fitted with a pedestal wash hand basin, a low level w.c., an oak effect laminate floor, a single panel radiator and a Velux double glazed skylight.

Bedroom 1 - 16' 3'' x 14' 3'' (4.95m x 4.34m)

This is a bright master bedroom with three single glazed multi paned windows and a view across the valley, two pine window cills and one ceramic tiled window cill, three wall light points, a cast iron fireplace, a telephone point and a double panel radiator.

Bedroom 2 - 16' 5'' x 9' 10'' (5.00m x 2.99m) plus a large alcove

This double bedroom has two single glazed windows, pine cills, a cast iron fireplace and a double panel radiator.


Courtyard garden - 35' 11'' x 22' 1'' (10.94m x 6.73m)

Set at the front of the cottage, this cobbled courtyard gets the morning sun and is on two levels with lots of space for a table and chairs and pots. There are two exterior lights, an exterior tap, a gate to the parking area and a gated access to the main garden.

Main garden

On the southern side of the house is a large timber decked area overlooking the garden and with a view across the valley. It is set on top of a retaining wall of granite and there is a stone paved patio on the lower level where a cobbled path leads from the sun room and garage around the garden to the storage shed and a pergola where there is a sheltered spot for a sunny day. Granite steps lead down to the circular sunken walled garden which, being on the south side, enjoys the best of the sunshine. A pedestrian gate leads out to the lane at the side.

Storage shed - 33' 10'' x 11' 11'' (10.30m x 3.63m)

Bailiff's Cottage owns the lower floor of this granite structure and neighbouring Furlong House owns the upper floor with separate access. It has an earth floored area and it houses the water treatment plant for Bailiff's Cottage and is an excellent non perishable storage place.

Garage - 19' 5'' x 15' 5'' (5.91m x 4.70m) widening to 17'6"

An open fronted garage with a corrugated roof, a gravelled apron, double gates, power and light, a gate to the garden and a housing for the radon extraction system.


Mains gas and electricity, private water and drainage. The private water is drawn from a private borehole fitted in 2015 and used jointly by neighbouring Furlong House. A brand new Sewage Treatment plant was installed in 2018 and is shared with Furlong House.

Council Tax Band

Band E


From Fowlers drive down out of The Square past the Moorland Paws dog grooming parlour and on out of the town past the primary school and fire station. Just after the fire station take the left hand turn which drops down to the Rushford Bridge and passes the open air swimming pool. Upon arriving at the Sandy Park Inn, take the private lane just to its left. Drive up the private lane and at the top bear to the right at the entrance to Furlong House and this brings you along the side and into a large concreted parking area. The parking for Bailiff's Cottage is on the left and a large wooden pedestrian gate leads into the courtyard at the front.


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Nearby Places

Name Location Type Distance
Chagford TQ13 8JW
County: Devon
Sale Type: Under Offer
Ref #: 00000277
Philip Fowler
Fowlers Estate Agents
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