Terraced house for sale in Rivervale Close, Chagford, Newton Abbot TQ13

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Property features

  • A two hundred year old home * A granite built terraced cottage
  • Entrance porch * Living room with woodburner
  • Kitchen * Garden room
  • First floor sitting room/bedroom with meadow view
  • W.C. * Bathroom with shower
  • Generous master bedroom * Second double bedroom * Attic studio/bedroom
  • Fully double glazed windows * Parking
  • Walled front patio garden * Delightful leatside rear garden
  • Mains gas * Rural setting with lovely views

Property description

Built over 200 years ago as a mill workers cottage, Leatside is granite built and unlisted. It has a sunny front patio which is walled and a lovely rear garden beside the mill leat. The accommodation is gas centrally heated and has all double glazed windows throughout. The property enjoys lovely rural views over the River Teign and fields and the flexible accommodation is on four levels with a kitchen, garden room and living/dining room on the ground floor, a first floor sitting room/bedroom, w.C. And bathroom, two second floor double bedrooms and a large attic studio/bedroom. This is a practical and attractive character home and Fowlers strongly recommend viewing.

Located in the countryside alongside the Teign River and about 0.6 of a mile from the Square in Chagford. The town offers a wide variety of day to day and specialist shops, a primary school, pre school and Montessori, a parish church, Roman Catholic church and chapel and surgeries for doctors, dentists and vets. There are four pubs and numerous tea rooms, cafes and restaurants. The area has many riverside, countryside and moorland walks and there are good sports facilities with an open air pool in the summertime, a football and cricket pitch with pavilion and a bowling club, tennis club and skate park. Exeter is approximately 20 miles and the A30 dual carriageway approximately 5 miles.

Entrance porch
From the front patio terrace there is a latched door to the stone entrance porch which has painted walls, fitted shelving, a painted wooden ceiling, a wall light and a Upvc double glazed obscure glazed door to the living/dining room.

Living/dining room - 15' 1'' x 14' 6'' (4.59m x 4.42m)
A pleasant room with great character with a recessed granite fireplace, a granite and slate hearth and a fitted woodburner with a flue which was newly lined in 2016. To either side of the chimney breast are deep floor to ceiling cupboards and there is a fitted T.V. Point, a double panel radiator, a terracotta style tiled floor and Upvc double glazed windows and a pine window seat to the front. Picture rails are fitted, there is an understairs cupboard and a doorway to the kitchen.

Kitchen - 14' 7'' x 9' 4'' (4.44m x 2.84m)
The kitchen has a chequerboard vinyl style floor, two ceiling light points, a single drainer stainless steel sink set in extensive granite effect roll top work surfaces, a wall mounted Worcester gas fired central heating boiler fitted in 2010 and space for a gas cooker, a washing machine and dishwasher. There is also space for a small breakfast table and dresser and a Upvc double glazed window looks out to the garden, whilst a Upvc double glazed door leads out to the garden room.

Garden room - 9' 10'' x 6' 5'' (2.99m x 1.95m)
A pleasant garden room with a slate floor, a triple glazed polycarbonate roof, glazed upper walls, power and light and a door to the exterior. This is a lovely morning room and it is ideal for pot plants.

First floor landing
A latched door leads to the sitting room/bedroom and there are panelled doors to the w.C. And bathroom and fitted bookshelves. A staircase leads to the second floor.

Sitting room/bedroom - 15' 0'' x 11' 6'' (4.57m x 3.50m)
A lovely bright flexible room with a Upvc double glazed window and window seat with a view out to meadows at the front. This room has formerly been used as a bedroom but the present owners prefer to use it as a sitting room. One wall is entirely granite with a former fireplace recessed into it and there are deep cupboards to either side from floor to ceiling. A double panel radiator is fitted and there is a T.V. And telephone point.

A Upvc double glazed window looks out towards the garden, there is a low level w.C. And a cork tiled floor.

This is pine floored with matching pine window returns and sill beneath a Upvc double glazed window. One wall is fully tiled to ceiling height with an extractor fan fitted and a Mira power shower unit above a shaped bath with a curved shower screen. There is a pedestal wash hand basin, a single panel radiator and a built in airing cupboard with an insulated cylinder, shelving and new central heating controls.

Second floor landing
Latched doors lead to both bedrooms and to the attic ladder staircase.

Bedroom 2 - 15' 2'' x 8' 1'' (4.62m x 2.46m)
A Upvc double glazed window looks out over the garden and along the river banks of the Teign. This is a double room with some exposed beams, a single panel radiator and an internal glazed window allowing light to the stairwell.

Bedroom 1 - 16' 9'' x 13' 8'' (5.10m x 4.16m)
This is a spacious double bedroom with a broad Upvc double glazed window with views over the meadows at the front. There are some exposed beams and a shelved understairs area with built in wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving. A picture rail is fitted, a telephone point, T.V. Aerial point and a double panel radiator.

Third floor attic room - 18' 0'' x 13' 3'' (5.48m x 4.04m)
A ladder staircase leads to the attic which is a comfortable space with three Velux double glazed skylights, exposed trusses and beams, eaves storage cupboards and a recessed hanging space. There is built in shelving and power and light.


At the immediate front of the property a set of steps leads up from the driveway to a concrete patio surrounded on two sides by low walls. Within the patio there is a wood store and ample space for a table and chairs. This patio catches all of the evening and afternoon sun and is a lovely place to unwind after a hard day's work.

Rear garden
Measuring approximately 112' (34.3 m), this attractive garden runs alongside the mill leat as it feeds back into the River Teign. Just outside the garden room at the back of the house there are steps down to the main level of the garden and to the winding gravelled path which is bounded by brick and which has well stocked flower and herbaceous borders on either side. The garden has great colour and a wide variety of shrubs and flowers. To one side alongside the granite wall to the leat there is a large patio which catches plenty of sunshine and where there is also a big shed measuring 11' 6 x 7' 7 (3.51 m x 2.32 m) approximately. There is an arched trellis covered in flowering climbing plants which leads through to a lawned area and to a gate at the rear to a pathway. The garden is well tended and it is in a superb situation adjacent to the mill leat which has been known to attract dippers, ducks, geese and kingfishers.

Leatside owns the concrete drive at the immediate front and this is the parking area for the house.

Mains electricity, gas and water. Private drainage to a communal septic tank.

Council tax band


From Fowlers go to the top of the Square and turn right into Mill Street. After approximately 200 yards bear right (also Mill Street) and drive down through the granite cutting. At the bottom of the hill on the right is a concrete drive. Follow the concrete drive and at the end you will see the former mill and to the left are three cottages. Leatside has a wooden name plate and three steps leading up to the gate into the front courtyard.

Property info

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Nearby transport

  • Okehampton (7.8 miles)
  • Sampford Courtenay (8.2 miles)
  • Yeoford (8.7 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (19.3 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (54.4 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (69.2 miles)
  • Topsham Lock Ferry Landing (16.4 miles)
  • Topsham Ferry Landing (16.5 miles)
  • Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing (16.6 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Chagford Church of England Primary School (0.3 miles)
  • Moretonhampstead Primary School (3.4 miles)
  • South Tawton Primary School (4.6 miles)
  • Exeter College (13.9 miles)
  • Exeter Mathematics School (14.2 miles)
  • Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education (14.3 miles)
  • Running Deer (3.5 miles)
  • Okehampton College (8.0 miles)
  • Queen Elizabeth's (11.2 miles)
Note: Distance is shown as a straight line measurement

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