5 Bedroom Detached House for sale in Chudleigh, Newton Abbot

5 Bedroom Detached House - £925,000

Chudleigh, Newton Abbot

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First listed on: 11th March 2019

Nearest stations: Newton Abbot (4.4 mi)Teignmouth (5 mi)Dawlish (5.4 mi)Dawlish Warren (6.4 mi)Starcross (6.5 mi)

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Property Description

Tenure: Freehold

Accommodation Summary

Period property set in approximately three acres
Versatile property with annexe and income potential
Five bedrooms
Five reception rooms
Four bathrooms
1 mile from Chudleigh and 11 miles from Exeter
EER 'E'

Directions

From Exeter proceed along the A380 towards Torquay. At junction Wapperwell (also known as Ideford Dip), keep left and follow signs for Ugbrooke House. Pass Ugbrooke House on your left. Continue along this road until you come across the private drive for Biddlecombe House on the right hand side.

Situation

Biddlecombe House enjoys beautiful uninterrupted views over the valley of the surrounding Ugbrooke Estate farmland, reputed to have been designed by Capability Brown in the 18th Century. Thought to be the only freehold property within the grounds of the estate, the location is tranquil with no other houses in sight.

Just one mile away is the historic town of Chudleigh, which has a good range of local shops, a delicatessen, a primary school and other everyday facilities. The town centre of Newton Abbot is approximately 6 ½ miles away with schools, shops, restaurants, cafes, a weekly market and mainline train station. The well-regarded Stover School is approximately 5 ½ miles away.

Exeter, approximately 11 ½ miles away, is the most thriving city in the county and offers a wide choice of cultural activities with theatres, the RAMM museum, an arts centre and a wealth of good shopping and restaurants, including John Lewis and a Waitrose supermarket. Many primary and secondary schools can be found in Exeter whilst Exeter University is recognised as one of the best in the country. Dartmoor National Park and the coastal towns of Teignmouth and Shaldon are within easy reach.

Access to the A38 and A380 dual carriageways is within a ½ mile which links direct to the M5 motorway to the north. At Newton Abbot and Exeter there are railway stations on the London Waterloo and Paddington lines. Exeter International Airport offers an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights, including 2 flights a day to London City Airport.

Description

Attractive period property originating from the 14th Century, with later 17th and 19th Century additions, set in glorious surroundings. Formally used as a school until 1960, the house has in recent years been sympathetically renovated by the current owners, with meticulous attention to detail, to create a flexible and spacious family home which accentuates the many period features within. The property sits in approx. 1 acre of formal gardens and benefits from an additional 2 acre paddock. The accommodation is arranged over three floors and can be used as a lovely family home or a combination of house, cottage and separate annexe, or indeed to provide additional income.

ACCOMMODATION The main entrance opens into a splendid drawing room with heavy oak beams, an oak pillar, a carved granite pillar and a Jotul wood burning stove set on a deep slate hearth in a large granite inglenook fireplace and double doors into a spacious orangery. The orangery takes full advantage of the sublime views over the garden and surrounding valley, with architecturally designed sliding doors featuring solar glass, a cantilevered lantern roof and remarkably, no corner pillar obstructing the view. A family room lies off the drawing room through double doors and features newly fitted fully opening windows, designed again to take advantage of the views and in keeping with the style throughout the house, and double doors leading out to the breath-taking garden. In this wing of the house, the former schoolhouse, are two double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, a family bathroom, boot room with access to the garden and an unusually large utility room with a range of fitted cupboards. Another characterful feature is a pretty etched glass window, depicting the harvest festival, found in the hall.

Down a few steps is the country style kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga, bespoke handmade kitchen units, African slate worktops and an eye level panoramic window.

The bright and spacious master bedroom is accessed by stairs from the drawing room and has a private dressing room with fitted wardrobes and en suite bathroom. The views from here are spectacular.

Accessed via a handmade arched door in the drawing room is the former 14th Century cottage, currently used as guest accommodation. This could be a further sitting room and bedroom for the main house or an annexe for family members. The sitting room has a vaulted double height ceiling and has been wonderfully renovated in keeping with the period of the house. A large open granite fireplace and wood burning stove are found in the sitting room with separate access to the terrace and south facing windows over the gardens. A kitchen and dining area are found to the rear. A wooden staircase leads up to a gallery bedroom and a family bathroom with a roll top cast iron bath.

THE APARTMENT Biddlecombe House has a self-contained apartment accessed via a staircase at the rear of the property. Currently used as an office the space has a studio bedroom, kitchen area and shower room and exposed roof beams.

OUTSIDE Biddlecombe House is approached over a private and well-maintained drive to a gravelled parking area for several cars, and a garage with an electric door. A large granite terrace with seven substantial granite slabs, reputed to be from London Bridge, line the path to the main entrance. A decorative terrace lies to the side with Delabole slate with agapanthus and roses.

The gardens are south facing and laid to lawn with a huge variety of flowering shrubs and trees. The current owners are keen gardeners and have planted the garden to flower throughout the year and are surrounded by stone walls, with many thoughtfully-placed seating areas to enjoy the serenity and valley views. A spring flows into two ponds running through the garden, the larger of the two housing decorative fish, including Koi. Many varieties of plants surround the ponds including a magnificent gunnera manicata, fuchsia, hosta, hydrangea and hibiscus. A further lawned garden is found to the east of the house, entirely enclosed with an additional slate raised terrace and quiet seating area, from where the spectacular views can be appreciated.

Running alongside the left hand side of the drive and around to the rear of the house is a gently sloping paddock with six apple trees, a double shed, compost area and a small area currently utilized as a dog run. There are several pedestrian access gates from the gardens and a five bar gate for vehicular access off the drive. The paddock is approximately 2 acres.

Accommodation Summary

Period property set in approximately three acres
Versatile property with annexe and income potential
Five bedrooms
Five reception rooms
Four bathrooms
1 mile from Chudleigh and 11 miles from Exeter
EER 'E'

Directions

From Exeter proceed along the A380 towards Torquay. At junction Wapperwell (also known as Ideford Dip), keep left and follow signs for Ugbrooke House. Pass Ugbrooke House on your left. Continue along this road until you come across the private drive for Biddlecombe House on the right hand side.

Situation

Biddlecombe House enjoys beautiful uninterrupted views over the valley of the surrounding Ugbrooke Estate farmland, reputed to have been designed by Capability Brown in the 18th Century. Thought to be the only freehold property within the grounds of the estate, the location is tranquil with no other houses in sight.

Just one mile away is the historic town of Chudleigh, which has a good range of local shops, a delicatessen, a primary school and other everyday facilities. The town centre of Newton Abbot is approximately 6 ½ miles away with schools, shops, restaurants, cafes, a weekly market and mainline train station. The well-regarded Stover School is approximately 5 ½ miles away.

Exeter, approximately 11 ½ miles away, is the most thriving city in the county and offers a wide choice of cultural activities with theatres, the RAMM museum, an arts centre and a wealth of good shopping and restaurants, including John Lewis and a Waitrose supermarket. Many primary and secondary schools can be found in Exeter whilst Exeter University is recognised as one of the best in the country. Dartmoor National Park and the coastal towns of Teignmouth and Shaldon are within easy reach.

Access to the A38 and A380 dual carriageways is within a ½ mile which links direct to the M5 motorway to the north. At Newton Abbot and Exeter there are railway stations on the London Waterloo and Paddington lines. Exeter International Airport offers an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights, including 2 flights a day to London City Airport.

Description

Attractive period property originating from the 14th Century, with later 17th and 19th Century additions, set in glorious surroundings. Formally used as a school until 1960, the house has in recent years been sympathetically renovated by the current owners, with meticulous attention to detail, to create a flexible and spacious family home which accentuates the many period features within. The property sits in approx. 1 acre of formal gardens and benefits from an additional 2 acre paddock. The accommodation is arranged over three floors and can be used as a lovely family home or a combination of house, cottage and separate annexe, or indeed to provide additional income.

ACCOMMODATION The main entrance opens into a splendid drawing room with heavy oak beams, an oak pillar, a carved granite pillar and a Jotul wood burning stove set on a deep slate hearth in a large granite inglenook fireplace and double doors into a spacious orangery. The orangery takes full advantage of the sublime views over the garden and surrounding valley, with architecturally designed sliding doors featuring solar glass, a cantilevered lantern roof and remarkably, no corner pillar obstructing the view. A family room lies off the drawing room through double doors and features newly fitted fully opening windows, designed again to take advantage of the views and in keeping with the style throughout the house, and double doors leading out to the breath-taking garden. In this wing of the house, the former schoolhouse, are two double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, a family bathroom, boot room with access to the garden and an unusually large utility room with a range of fitted cupboards. Another characterful feature is a pretty etched glass window, depicting the harvest festival, found in the hall.

Down a few steps is the country style kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga, bespoke handmade kitchen units, African slate worktops and an eye level panoramic window.

The bright and spacious master bedroom is accessed by stairs from the drawing room and has a private dressing room with fitted wardrobes and en suite bathroom. The views from here are spectacular.

Accessed via a handmade arched door in the drawing room is the former 14th Century cottage, currently used as guest accommodation. This could be a further sitting room and bedroom for the main house or an annexe for family members. The sitting room has a vaulted double height ceiling and has been wonderfully renovated in keeping with the period of the house. A large open granite fireplace and wood burning stove are found in the sitting room with separate access to the terrace and south facing windows over the gardens. A kitchen and dining area are found to the rear. A wooden staircase leads up to a gallery bedroom and a family bathroom with a roll top cast iron bath.

THE APARTMENT Biddlecombe House has a self-contained apartment accessed via a staircase at the rear of the property. Currently used as an office the space has a studio bedroom, kitchen area and shower room and exposed roof beams.

OUTSIDE Biddlecombe House is approached over a private and well-maintained drive to a gravelled parking area for several cars, and a garage with an electric door. A large granite terrace with seven substantial granite slabs, reputed to be from London Bridge, line the path to the main entrance. A decorative terrace lies to the side with Delabole slate with agapanthus and roses.

The gardens are south facing and laid to lawn with a huge variety of flowering shrubs and trees. The current owners are keen gardeners and have planted the garden to flower throughout the year and are surrounded by stone walls, with many thoughtfully-placed seating areas to enjoy the serenity and valley views. A spring flows into two ponds running through the garden, the larger of the two housing decorative fish, including Koi. Many varieties of plants surround the ponds including a magnificent gunnera manicata, fuchsia, hosta, hydrangea and hibiscus. A further lawned garden is found to the east of the house, entirely enclosed with an additional slate raised terrace and quiet seating area, from where the spectacular views can be appreciated.

Running alongside the left hand side of the drive and around to the rear of the house is a gently sloping paddock with six apple trees, a double shed, compost area and a small area currently utilized as a dog run. There are several pedestrian access gates from the gardens and a five bar gate for vehicular access off the drive. The paddock is approximately 2 acres.

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This property is marketed by

Broadwalk House

Southernhay West

Exeter

EX1 1TS

Telephone: See phone number 01392 427500

Website: Go to Agent Website

Disclaimer

Disclaimer Property reference 15822_SOU190005. Details are provided and maintained by Wilkinson Grant & Company. Nethouseprices.com makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of aforementioned details.

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