Detached house for sale in Chagford, Newton Abbot TQ13

Guide price £1,150,000
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Property features

  • A superb home in the Dartmoor countryside half a mile from Chagford
  • 5.5 acres in all
  • Lovely gardens, flower meadow and woodland area
  • Reception hall
  • Sitting room with fireplace
  • Large kitchen/breakfast room with Aga
  • Dining room and snug/bar
  • Studio/office and utility room
  • 5/6 bedrooms (2 ensuite)
  • Exterior workshop and greenhouse

Property description

Linden Spinney is a lovely family home in the Dartmoor countryside. It is an arts and crafts inspired home which has been extended to offer 3,200 sq ft (301 sq m) of accommodation set in a beautiful garden with wonderful countryside and moorland views. This home has an entrance hall, a reception hall, a bright sitting room and dining room and a large kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga. Upstairs there is an ensuite master bedroom with a large picture window, a guest bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and three other double bedrooms plus a shower room. The gardens are well laid out with a parterre, patios, a pond and water feature, lawns, a pergola and a decked terrace on three sides of the house. Adjacent is a large flower and hay meadow with a woodland area where there is a fire pit. The meadow has a separate road access from the lane.

Located just half a mile from the centre of Chagford in lovely quiet countryside and with glorious views to the moor and to Chagford. There are close by footpaths up onto the moor at Nattadon Hill and across fields to Teign Valley riverside walks. Chagford has a bustling town square and a wide range of day to day and specialist shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. There is a primary school, pre school and Montessori, parish church, Roman Catholic church and chapel and excellent sports facilities with a football and cricket pitch, pavilion, bowling club, tennis club, skate park and an open air swimming pool in the summertime. The A30 dual carriageway is just 5 miles away and Exeter is approximately 20 miles.

The Accommodation

Entrance porch - 7' 3'' x 6' 7'' (2.222m x 2.006m)
A large oak framed porch enclosed on two sides and with thick oak bench seats and space for logs and wellies. A ceiling light point is fitted and there is a decorative paved base and steps up from the drive. There is a traditional bell pull fitted next to the oak part glazed front door which leads into the entrance lobby.

Entrance lobby - 11' 0'' x 9' 8'' (3.341m x 2.935m)
This is oak floored and allows access to the dining room to one side and through an arched doorway to the reception hall on the other. There is a boiler cupboard built in with a Boulter Camray 5 oil fired central heating boiler. There is a recess with space for coats.

Reception hall - 14' 6'' x 13' 2'' (4.414m x 4.021m)
This is a bright central room with an oak floor and leaded windows to the front and rear with oak double doors and leaded windows to the rear which was formerly the front entrance of the house. A staircase rises to the first floor and arched doorways lead to the sitting room and cloakroom. Two single panel radiators are fitted.

Cloakroom - 9' 11'' x 8' 10'' (3.032m x 2.705m)
A large room fitted with a low level w.C., a pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashbacks and space for a dressing table and chair. There is a large single panel radiator, a slate sill beneath a leaded rear window, a ceiling light point and a plumbed heated brass towel rail/radiator.

Sitting room - 17' 11'' x 14' 6'' (5.449m x 4.416m)
A lovely bright room with leaded windows and superb views over the garden and surrounding Dartmoor countryside. There is an open fireplace in marble with a matching hearth and mantel and a fitted Baxi grate with an under grate ash bucket. There are two recesses for decorative display.

Kitchen/breakfast room - 21' 9'' x 15' 1'' (6.621m x 4.586m)
A large and very well fitted kitchen/breakfast room with big windows letting in lots of natural light and patio doors to a decked terrace. From the kitchen there are superb views over the garden and countryside towards Chagford and the moor. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of fitted base and wall cabinets with built in larder cupboards with pull out shelves, a fitted fridge and freezer, a Neff fan oven and grill, a dishwasher, pan drawers, cutlery drawers, granite and hardwood work surfaces and a blue oil fired Aga. There is a Franké 1 1/2 bowl sink and mixer fitted with a macerator and there are 20 downlighters and underfloor heating. The floor is laid to oak and there is ample room for a big dining table in addition to the large island unit.

Dining room - 16' 0'' x 14' 7'' (4.882m x 4.452m)
Oak floored and with ample space for a large dining table. This room has a leaded window looking out to the garden, a staircase to the first floor with a walk in understairs storage cupboard and there is a Upvc double glazed window in the stairwell letting in additional light. Doors lead to the snug/bar, to the studio/office and to the side entrance lobby. There are two double panel radiators and concealed in the walls are hot and cold water pipes from when this room was previously an annexe kitchen.

Side entrance lobby - 7' 10'' x 4' 6'' (2.384m x 1.364m)
A stable door leads out to the driveway at the front of the house and it has a double glazed top panel. Louvered doors are built into the lobby with a cloaks cupboard and a shelved cupboard and there is laminate flooring, two downlighters and a door to the laundry.

Laundry - 6' 10'' x 6' 0'' (2.085m x 1.841m)
This was formerly a wet room but has now been fitted out with Corian work surfaces, a small Belfast sink with mixer taps and it has space for an automatic washing machine and dryer. The floor is fully tiled, there is a central ceiling light point and a side facing window.

Snug/bar - 12' 6'' x 11' 9'' (3.822m x 3.59m)
This room currently has a bar plumbed in with a base cabinet and a 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink and accompanying work tops with space for a fridge beneath. There are two single panel radiators, a laminate floor and a large window which leads out to the sun terrace. This room was formerly part of an annexe and at that time was a bedroom.

Studio - 15' 11'' x 14' 7'' (4.85m x 4.44m)
Previously used as the annexe sitting room, this room has a lovely light and is an excellent painting studio. It has a corner bay window with double glazed leaded windows and superb views to the countryside and on the other side of the room there is a big double glazed picture window and door to the sun deck and garden. Two single panel radiators are fitted and there is a former fireplace with a working flue which is currently concealed but which could be recommissioned.

First floor landing
At the top of the main staircase from the reception hall is a corridor landing with a leaded front window, two radiators, two ceiling light points, a built in hot water cupboard with an insulated cylinder, immersion heater and shelving, and a doorway to the second staircase which rises from the dining room and a short lobby to the master bedroom.

Master bedroom - 15' 1'' x 14' 10'' (4.59m x 4.52m) excluding wardrobes
The master bedroom is blessed with superb views across countryside and nearby Chagford to the moor through a large double glazed side window and a big three pane floor to ceiling picture window. There are seven downlighters, fitted wardrobes with hanging space and shelving, underfloor heating and a door to the ensuite bath/shower room.

Ensuite bath/shower room - 11' 7'' x 6' 5'' (3.537m x 1.964m)
A smart suite with a large corner shower with contemporary tiled walls and built in chromed thermostatic shower and downlighter/fan above. There are five other downlighters which help illuminate the jacuzzi bath with side mounted taps and controls and matching splashbacks, a wash hand basin and a low level w.C. The floor is laid with a wood effect laminate and there are two double glazed windows, a shaver point, a chromed electric heated towel rail and underfloor heating.

Bedroom 2 - 17' 11'' x 11' 6'' (5.471m x 3.496m)
An arched doorway leads into this generous double bedroom which has a broad leaded window with a slate sill and views across the garden and flower meadow. There is a central ceiling light point, a shelved recess, a built in hanging closet, a single panel radiator and a door to the ensuite bathroom.

Ensuite bathroom - 6' 5'' x 5' 6'' (1.954m x 1.687m)
This has a gothic arched arts and crafts window to the side with a slate sill. A white suite is fitted with a panelled bath with a folding shower screen and a shower/mixer tap, a low level w.C., a pedestal wash hand basin, a tiled shower, bath and basin splashback, three downlighters, a fitted extractor fan, a ceramic tiled floor and a double panel radiator.

Bedroom 3 - 11' 0'' x 9' 9'' (3.343m x 2.975m)
A rear facing bedroom with a broad leaded window with a slate sill which overlooks the garden and flower meadow. It has a fitted plate rail, space for a double or two single beds, a built in corner basin with tiled splashbacks and a vanity unit beneath and there is a built in hanging closet.

Bedroom 4 - 8' 10'' x 10' 0'' (2.69m x 3.05m) plus door recess
A double or twin room with a broad leaded window and slate sill looking across the garden and meadow towards the woodland. There is a fitted basin with tiled splashbacks and a vanity unit, a wall light point and a central ceiling light point. A single panel radiator is fitted.

Shower room
A door from the landing leads into the shower room which has a fully tiled shower cubicle with a built in shower and a folding shower screen door, a vanity unit with an oval basin and mixer taps set beneath a double glazed window and there is a low level w.C. The floor is ceramic tiled, there is a ceiling and wall light point, a chromed electric heated towel rail and an upright contemporary style radiator.

Bedroom 5 - 14' 8'' x 10' 10'' (4.471m x 3.291m)
This was formerly the double bedroom for the annexe and it is a generous double or twin room with a broad leaded window overlooking the garden and meadow. It has a T.V. Point, a ceiling light point, a basin with tiled splashbacks and a vanity unit and two single panel radiators.

Attic room/study - 15' 2'' x 12' 0'' (4.634m x 3.654m)
This attic room has two double glazed Velux skylights, a double glazed front window and great views to the countryside, Chagford and the moor. There is access to eaves storage, there is a telephone point and there are four downlighters built in.


The gardens
Electric gates lead from the public road to a tarmac carriageway driveway which has a double parking bay and a continuation to the very front of the house by the oak framed porch. On this side of the house there is a decked terrace, a gently sloping lawn, a Japanese 'air' conifer, raised planters, mature shrubs and roses. The terraced decking extends along the rear of the house to the arched back doors and to a log store and raised deck on a granite retaining wall from where there is a superb view across the garden over the parterre and meadow to Castle Drogo and the Dartmoor countryside. The same decking extends to the side of the house with a sitting area outside the patio doors from the kitchen/breakfast room where there is also exterior lighting and an exterior electric point.The gardens are blessed with beautiful views over the flower meadow and the countryside and these mature and well tended gardens have a large lawned area, a parterre, a pergola clad in wisteria, roses and clematis over a paved sitting area, stone retaining walls with mature shrubberies and beds, a raised herb garden and a paved and decked patio beside a pond with an adjacent granite water feature, all of which have lovely views to the moor. A gateway leads into the meadow.

Workshop - 16' 6'' x 15' 10'' (5.018m x 4.815m)
Concealed entirely from the garden and house but close to the house is this partly subterranean timber framed workshop with power, light and a metal roof.

Greenhouse - 7' 6'' x 4' 6'' (2.275m x 1.375m)
At the bottom of the garden above the fenced compost area is an aluminium framed greenhouse with staging set by a further area of decking adjacent to a concealed yard with an equipment store and a small stable.

Equipment store with stable door - 8' 11'' x 11' 6'' (2.721m x 3.5m)

Small stable - 11' 3'' x 8' 7'' (3.421m x 2.611m)

Meadow and woodland
At the top of the property adjacent to the electric gates is an additional field gate which leads from the lane to a small paddock. From the paddock a further gate leads into the large flower meadow which is occasionally grazed by sheep or ponies but which is principally used for hay. Across the meadow from the house is a post and rail fence with a pedestrian gate to the deciduous woodland area where there are large natural granite boulders, pathways, an area where there is a fire pit and a small pond. Set at the edge of the woodland is an old pump house and inside is a composting toilet.

Mains water and electricity, private drainage, oil by contract.

Council tax band


From Fowlers go to the top of the Square and turn left passing the Three Crowns and Globe and turning left at the end of the churchyard and then immediately left again into Westcott Lane. After half a mile on the left is the electric gated entrance into Linden Spinney.

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Nearby transport

  • Yeoford (8.4 miles)
  • Okehampton (8.5 miles)
  • Sampford Courtenay (8.6 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (18.7 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (54.3 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (68.8 miles)
  • Topsham Lock Ferry Landing (15.8 miles)
  • Topsham Ferry Landing (15.9 miles)
  • Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing (16.0 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Chagford Church of England Primary School (0.4 miles)
  • Moretonhampstead Primary School (2.8 miles)
  • South Tawton Primary School (5.1 miles)
  • Exeter College (13.3 miles)
  • Exeter Mathematics School (13.6 miles)
  • Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education (13.7 miles)
  • Running Deer (2.8 miles)
  • Okehampton College (8.6 miles)
  • Queen Elizabeth's (10.8 miles)
Note: Distance is shown as a straight line measurement

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