Outer Down

Chagford, Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
GBP|5750000GBP £5,750,000USD $7,030,526
MLS EXE220341
Web code QNUK
Status Active

Key Details

6133 M2
Total Beds
Lot Size (M2)


One of the finest houses on Dartmoor in arguably the best location just outside Chagford.

Outer Down is a magnificent seven-bedroom property with Grade II Listed status, set in a superb position in the heart of Dartmoor.

The property, dating from the early-20th century is built of local dressed stone with large mullioned windows and features more than 6,000 square feet of elegant accommodation configured over three floors. The property has been sensitively modernised to combine the amenities of modern living whilst retaining a wealth of characterful features including high ceilings, original fireplaces, exposed oak flooring and attractive panelling and...

cornicing. Outer Down benefits from two additional residences that offer flexible accommodation options and also provide opportunities for multi-generational living or holiday lets subject to the necessary consents. The property has an extensive original stable block that includes a stable, stores and garages. Outer Down also enjoys landscaped gardens and rolling grounds of approximately 19.5 acres with direct river frontage and exceptional views over the National Park. The property enjoys a secluded and peaceful position yet is just one mile from the popular market town of Chagford.

The reception hall provides a grand entrance to the property and features an oak-panelled fireplace fitted with a woodburning stove and archways that lead through to the ground floor reception rooms. The 25ft drawing room features a dual-aspect through two large bay windows that allows for plenty of natural light as well as an original open fireplace with a marble surround. Further welcoming reception space can be found in the well-proportioned sitting room that also features an original fireplace and in the adjacent formal dining room. The kitchen has plenty of storage in bespoke units to base and wall level, an Aga and a butler sink, while there is also an adjoining utility room providing further space for storage and appliances. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a useful cloakroom.

The first floor is accessed via two separate staircases and provides six bedrooms, all of which are well-presented doubles of generous proportions. The principal bedroom has fitted storage and benefits from a large bay window providing light-filled accommodation. One of the further bedrooms has a Jack and Jill entrance to a large family bathroom, while there is an additional family bathroom, shower room and separate WC on this floor. The first floor also has eaves storage, while the second floor has a substantial attic for further accommodation or storage. All of the accommodation on the first floor enjoys exceptional views over the property’s grounds and the surrounding Dartmoor countryside.

The cottages

Outer Down benefits from two beautifully presented cottages set in the original stone-built stables block. The cottages could be used as guest accommodation, residences for extended family or holiday lets for a steady income stream subject to the necessary consents. Both cottages have comfortable sitting rooms and fully equipped kitchens on the ground floor, while cottage 1 has three bedrooms upstairs and cottage 2 offers two bedrooms. Both cottages are serviced by modern family bathrooms and enjoy their own private gardens.

Local Authority: West Devon Borough Council

Services: Mains electricity. Private water and drainage which we understand may not be complaint with current regulations. Oil-fired central heating.

Council Tax: Band H

Tenure: Freehold

Wayleaves and easements: The property is sold subject to any wayleaves or easements, whether mentioned in these particulars or not. The property is set in a superb position surrounded by its extensive gardens and grounds of approximately 19.5 acres. A private sweeping driveway bordered by conifer trees and holm oak leads to the entrance of the property where there is a turning circle and parking space for several vehicles. The impressive stable block provides further parking through the large central archway that leads to a courtyard where there are two double garages, several stores and a stables complex. Also in the outbuilding is a viewing tower which provides spectacular views across the surrounding countryside. The landscaped ornamental gardens include westfacing terracing to the rear of the house, terraced lawns bordered with box hedging and a wealth of colourful plants, a pond and a variety of mature specimen trees. The paddocks and rolling fields that surround the property provide space for grazing animals or exercising horses. Beyond the lawns is a woodland that runs down to the South Teign River where Outer Down benefits from approximately 287 metres of fishing rights.

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