Chagford: lively, friendly little town (pubs, shops, outdoor swimming pool, tennis) away from main roads in the shelter of high Dartmoor. Past it the river Teign (fishing) hurries through woods and meadows below Castle Drogo (Nat. Trust). Excellent walking; superb views. Open moor, 2 miles; golf, 3; Exeter (city amenities), 17; sea/beaches, about 20.
… ½ mile from the centre of Chagford, on the side of a hill with long views across the town to moorland beyond, an imposing Victorian detached house set in its own enclosed garden. To one side, a terrace (swing seat, picnic table, benches) and grassed area with fruit trees. Steps (gate at top) down to another terrace and large ponds, a haven for wildlife (mallard, Canada geese). To the other side, beyond a driveway, are the owners’ stables.
Inside, very much a country home; relaxed, comfortable. Wood floors (rugs) downstairs and large windows making it light and bright. Small porch to hall. Elegant living room (TV/DVD) with the views. Smaller sitting room with woodburner, TV/DVD/video and French windows to terrace. Very smart fitted kitchen (dishwasher, fridge freezer, range-style cooker/gas hob, TV/DVD) with breakfast table/chairs, off which a large sun room, useful for damp coats/boots/dogs. Dining room with open fire. Office with woodburner, sofas and children’s toys. Cloakroom (loo).
From the hall, uneven stone steps down to cellar with games room (pool table, table football), utility/drying room (washing machine, tumble drier) and door to lower terrace.
Stairs from hall up to four bedrooms – a large double (6’6” bed) with dressing room (day bed, space for cot) and en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower), a twin (2'6" beds, zip-linkable to 5’ double) with views over the ponds, a double (washbasin) with princess-and-the-pea-style four-poster bed, and another smart double (5’ bed) with en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower); shower-room (suite). More stairs up to a large modern attic bedroom with 5’ double bed and a single, the best views of all and smart en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath, two washbasins).
Damages Deposit £200. A tremendous house for gatherings of all sorts, with lots of space and generous accommodation.