Detached House: 3 beds

Offers in the Region of £795,000

Agent Details


Tel: 01803 863888

Key Features

  • Detached Thatched Farmhouse
  • Grade II Listed
  • Unspoilt Rural Views
  • Outstanding Garden
  • Extensive Pasture Land
  • 19.57 Acres
  • 3/4 Bedrooms
  • Beautiful Secluded Position


Superbly situated Grade II listed detached thatched farmhouse enjoying unspoilt rural views, an outstanding garden and extensive pasture land. About 19.57 acres.

Stoodley occupies a beautiful secluded position above an enchanting valley and enjoys splendid countryside views. The property is situated on the southern slopes of the Dartmoor National Park in a hinterland of undulating pasture, woodland, river and stream valleys running from open moorland. The nearby village of Holne is about 1 mile and offers a community shop and post office and the noted Church House Inn. The surrounding countryside is delightfully unspoilt and provides superb opportunities for outdoor pursuits, especially walking and riding. Although very much a rural property, Stoodley remains highly accessible. The village of Buckfast, with its famous Abbey, also gives access to the A38 dual carriageway with fast links to Plymouth, Exeter and beyond. The delightful market towns of Ashburton and Buckfastleigh are both within about 3.7 miles and offer a range of shops, together with educational provision. Totnes, the celebrated gateway to the South Hams is about 8 miles and provides an interesting range of small shops and a mainline station to London Paddington.

Stoodley is an enchanting Grade II listed thatched farmhouse offering a wealth of character features and potential for sensitive updating and improvement. The accommodation is spacious and particularly versatile with 3 good sized first floor bedrooms and potential for a fourth bedroom/study on the ground floor. Features include a superb inglenook fireplace, window seats, leaded light windows, exposed beams and a beautiful simple rustic oak staircase. Outside is an historic cobbled area and former shippen that would lend itself to very careful and sympathetic conversion, subject to listed building/planning consent. The farmhouse is surrounded by a wonderful and unique garden which gives way to the land beyond. This comprises sloping pasture running into a goyle of gorse and brush heather, divided by a tiny stream. There is a further gently sloping field approached by a tree lined grassy track. The property is subject to 'leat rights'.

Enclosed porch with tiled floor, light, coat hanging space and oak glazed inner door to:

Exposed beams to walls and ceiling, display recess, electric storage heater, wall light points and door to first floor staircase.

Beautiful front aspect room with fine original open fireplace with oak lintel, chimney alcoves and raised hearth with woodburning stove. Two leaded-light windows with deep window seats. Beamed ceiling, TV aerial point, wall light points and electric storage heater.

From Reception/Dining Hall - (previously mentioned) to:

Fitted wash basin, W.C. Extractor unit and inner cupboard with wine rack.Inner Hallway (previously mentioned) opens into:

A versatile double aspect room with vaulted style ceiling with exposed beams. Extensive bespoke oak drawer units, cupboards, fitted shelves and large wall mirror. Wall lights. Door from Reception/Dining Hall (previously mentioned) to:

A double aspect country kitchen fitted with a range of oak wall and base units, tiled worksurfaces and splashbacks. Inset twin bowl sink with mixer taps and plumbing for dishwasher. Built-in electric double oven, ceramic hob and cooker point. Fitted multifuel stove on raised tiled hearth, china display cabinets, T.V. aerial point, oak ceiling beam, electric storage heater, appliance space and door to rear porch.Door from Reception/Dining Room to a beautiful early oak staircase and banister of lovely rich colour and patina.

Front aspect leaded-light windows enjoying wonderful views. Window seat and exposed roof beams. Display shelves, linen cupboard. Doors to:

Extensive built-in wardrobes and drawer units, dressing table and fitted mirror. Electric storage heater and door to:

Part-tiled with white suite, comprising tiled cubicle with electric shower unit, wash basin and shaving cabinet above and W.C.

Front aspect lead-light window, deep display sill, exposed beams, part-exposed granite hearth, built-in wardrobes and cupboards. Electric storage heater.

Rear aspect window, exposed roof beams, built-in wardrobe and dressing table. Storage shelves.

Part tiled with white suite, comprising paneled bath with wall mirrors, wash basin with shaver point and W.C. Raised cubicle with shower unit and folding doors. Airing cupboard with cylinder and immersion heater.

The property is approached by a typical country driveway that opens into a parking area to the rear of the farmhouse. A track around to the front of the house opens into a beautiful and historic cobbled area with ancient low stone walling. There is an original cart shed or shippen with cobbled flooring and open front, possible lending itself to sensitive conversion, subject to listed building and planning consents. The remarkable gardens lie mostly to the front of the house and have been featured in 'Devon Life' magazine. There are sweeping undulating lawns, a pond with stone seat and meandering pathway. The grounds are surrounded by fine mature trees and shrubs including Hydrangea, Rhododendrons, Camellias, plus a variety of fruits. There is also a beautiful tree lined trackway leading to the land.

This lies to the south of the farmhouse and is currently let on a farm business tenancy which comes to an end on the 24th March 2018. The tenant has been served notice. The land is formed by sloping pasture, running down to a goyle with natural stream in the bottom. There is a further gently sloping adjacent field and the whole is well-fenced with two gateways off of the public laneway. There is potential to add stabling, subject to usual consents. About 18.66 acres. The property also benefits from commoners rights, providing grazing for 13 cattle and 50 sheep on the nearby moorland and estovers to take stone and sand.The total grounds with gardens and land extend to about 19.57 acres.

From the A38 take the Pear Tree exit to Ashburton and the B3352 signposted for Dartmeet, Two Bridges and Princetown. Cross over A38 leaving Peartree Garage on left, (Turn left for Holne, on the two bridges road), take the next fork left and at the top of the hill go straight across the clearing and down the track to the bottom.


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