Hollytrees, North Bovey £695,000

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  • Set on a quiet and peaceful garden plot of approximately 2 acres
  • Glorious views to the moor
  • Nearby moorland access
  • A detached cottage with annexe potential
  • Various outbuildings and plenty of parking
  • Attractive kitchen/dining room
  • Sitting room with wood burner
  • Three bedrooms
  • Partial Upvc double glazing
  • Oil fired central heating

Hollytrees is a detached twentieth century house in a quiet spot with lots of privacy and no immediate neighbours. It has flexible accommodation which includes a former annexe, some of this is part of the main house at present. In all the plot extends to approximately 2 acres and it enjoys glorious views to the nearby moor and is surrounded by Dartmoor countryside. There is a lovely large kitchen/dining room, a cosy sitting room with a woodburner and three bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. The property does require some attention to the main roof and windows and has annexe potential. At the front of the house is parking for 6-8 vehicles and various buildings including a wood shed, a new bespoke timber building and a former tandem length double garage/workshop. A mobile home is also located on the site. There are no rights of way or right to roam on or around the property. This lovely home fulfils many often quoted buyer needs particularly the privacy, quiet and views and Fowlers very strongly recommend viewing.



The property is located less than 2.5 miles by road from the ancient stannary town of Chagford and is 3 miles from the market town of Moretonhampstead. It sits in the area of Lettaford from where you can walk or ride directly onto the beautiful Dartmoor countryside and enjoys glorious views to the moor whilst being only quarter of a mile from the B3212. Both Chagford and Moretonhampstead offer a wide variety of facilities including primary schools, pre schools and Montessori, a good range of day to day and specialist shops, sports pavilions with football and cricket pitches and gyms, tennis clubs, bowling clubs, skate parks, playgrounds and open air swimming pools in the summertime. The area around Hollytrees is criss-crossed by countryside and moorland walks.

Entrance lobby

A stable door leads into the entrance lobby which has a dado rail, a ceramic terracotta effect tiled floor, an opening to the boiler room and a door to the cloakroom/w.c. A part glazed panelled door leads into the kitchen/dining room. In the boiler room is a floor mounted oil fired Trianco central heating boiler and there is a hatch to a loft area.


This has a low level w.c., a wash hand basin, a single panel radiator and a window to the front of the property.

Kitchen/dining room - 21' 9'' x 10' 5'' Max (6.62m x 3.17m)

Kitchen area - 13' 6'' x 10' 5'' (4.11m x 3.17m)

This is a bright kitchen with east and south facing windows which are either secondary double glazed or replacement Upvc. It is fitted with a range of base and wall cabinets finished with pine doors and under cupboard pelmet lights and topped with roll top stone effect work surfaces with tiled splash backs. A stainless steel sink is fitted and a matching splashback sits behind the space for an electric range with a stainless steel cooker hood and light above. There is space for a dishwasher and under counter fridge and seven downlighters are fitted into the ceiling. From the kitchen there is a great view down the garden towards the moor. Sited in between the kitchen area and dining area is a fireplace with granite uprights, a wooden mantel, tiled hearth and a fitted wood burning stove.

Dining area - 16' 5'' x 8' 3'' (5.00m x 2.51m)

A large pair of Upvc double glazed French doors look out and lead out to the southwest facing garden and there is an additional front window. There is a dado rail, a central ceiling light point, downlighters set into hardwood mountings, grey painted wainscotting, six LED ceiling downlighters, a floor to ceiling designer radiator, a panelled door to the utility room and a matching door to the inner lobby.

Utility room - 5' 10'' x 4' 8'' (1.78m x 1.42m)

This is fitted with a stone effect roll top work surface beneath which is space for an automatic washing machine and a drier, an understairs space for a freezer and a pendant light point. There is a window facing to the front.

Inner lobby

The staircase leads to the first floor, there are wall mounted circuit breakers and a door to the original front porch.

Front porch

This has a timber door to the rear of the house, the electric meter, a single panel radiator and a Upvc double glazed side window.

Sitting room - 16' 5'' x 10' 5'' (5.00m x 3.17m)

This is a double aspect room with a Upvc double glazed window looking out towards the moor at the rear and an older secondary double glazed window to the front. It has a fireplace with a tiled hearth and a fitted woodburning stove. There is also a built in recess for TV/satellite and hi fi equipment and a TV point. Two wall light points are fitted and two double panel radiators. It may be possible to knock through with a doorway to the attached store/annexe to either gain another reception room or to enlarge the existing living room.

Ground floor store/annexe - 16' 9'' x 12' 7'' (5.10m x 3.83m)

This room has formerly been part of an annexe and presently has no internal connection to the main house. It has a doorway and window to the front of the house and a pair of Upvc double glazed French doors to the rear with a view over the garden to the moor. This room has a circuit breaker box separate from the main house and formerly had a staircase rising to bedroom 1 of the main house which is directly above. There is plumbing for radiators, hot and cold water and waste.

First floor landing

The staircase rises to the landing which has two older secondary double glazed windows to the front of the house, panelled doors to all rooms and a single panel radiator.


The bathroom is fitted with a fully tiled shower cubicle with a glazed screen and door and shower. A bath is fitted, a pedestal wash hand basin and a low level w.c. A white dual fuel heated towel rail is fitted and there is a hot water cylinder with a fitted immersion heater and timer.

Bedroom 3 - 11' 6'' x 11' 5'' (3.50m x 3.48m)plus wardrobe and door recess

A rear facing double room with a superb view to the garden and moor, a broad Upvc double glazed window, a pendant light point, a ceiling mounted spotlight fixture and an access hatch to the loft.

Bedroom 2 - 12' 10'' x 10' 6'' (3.91m x 3.20m)

A Upvc double glazed window with beautiful views over the garden to the moor and there is an original cast iron fireplace, picture rails, a TV point and a single panel radiator.

Bedroom 1 - 16' 4'' x 12' 7'' (4.97m x 3.83m)

This is a partially converted room with a front facing older secondary glazed window and a Upvc double glazed rear window looking towards the moor. A staircase used to rise to this room from the store/annexe below. There is a partially built ensuite shower room, two single panel radiators and a hatch to a loft area.


The grounds

Entrance to Hollytrees is through a broad gated entrance onto a large gravelled parking and turning area. Off the gravelled area are a number of outbuildings in various states of repair and a mobile home. Immediately in front of the house is a gravelled sitting area for the morning sun which has wooden fencing with iron railing inserts. A gate leads into the dog pound and across the front of the house to the vegetable garden and to the doorway entrance to the store/annexe. This area is about .25 acre. At the rear of the house is the main garden which is mostly laid to grass and extends to about 1.75 acres. It enjoys superb views to the moor and Fernworthy Reservoir. It has a wooded area and a timber built summerhouse measuring (12'8" x 10'9"/ 3.886m x 3.276m), a large decked area and it faces into the setting summer sun. Outside the kitchen French doors is a small gravelled area. The garden is graced with wild birds, wild deer and other wildlife. There is no right of way or right to roam across this land from the moors.

New bespoke timber building - 21' 1'' x 10' 0'' (6.42m x 3.05m)

A new structure yet to be roofed and still under construction.

Former garage - 33' 2'' x 18' 0'' (10.10m x 5.48m)

Presently roofless, this large enclosure was formerly a big garage/workshop.

Wood shed - 26' 0'' x 10' 2'' (7.92m x 3.10m)

Timber framed and clad with a corrugated metal roof.

Mobile home - 27' 0'' x 8' 10'' (8.22m x 2.69m)

An older aluminium mobile home which has been in place for over twenty years.


Mains electricity, well water, septic tank drainage, oil by contract.

Council Tax Band

Band F


From Fowlers drive to the top of The Square and turn right into Mill Street. After about 200 metres the roads bears to the left and drops down Manor Road into the valley and then climbs up Waye Hill where it turns sharp left at the top and continues along the side of Meldon Hill. Continue to follow the road as it bears left around the back of Meldon Hill without turning off but when the lane turns right towards Jurston, drive straight ahead and continue along this new lane. Drive over the granite hump back bridge and up the hill. When the lane levels out you will pass the entrance to Langaford and the next house on the right is Hollytrees. From Moretonhampstead there is a more direct route via the B3212.

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Nearby Places

Name Location Type Distance
North Bovey
North Bovey TQ13 8RH
County: Devon
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00000300
Philip Fowler
Fowlers Estate Agents
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