Chapter House, Chudleigh

Chapter House, Chudleigh

Ref. 0000000339
£600,000

A most impressive four bedroom Victorian country house offering generous characterful accommodation. Chapter House totals 1.44 acres which includes a south facing paddock, stables and two areas of garden. The property being offered for sale is the end terrace section of the original Chudleigh Convent. Formerly a Victorian Convent which was originally built in 1886 as a Syonist Abbey. In 1925 the Redemptoristine Order took over and they lived and worked at the Convent until 1990 when they relocated to Liverpool. The whole Convent was then divided into six large properties. There is a lovely rural feel yet the local school and amenities in Chudleigh are just a short walk away. Indulge in a wonderful balance of country and town living.

  • Four bedroom character property with views
  • South facing paddock equating to roughly one acre plus stable/storage block
  • Character features such as high ceilings and arched windows
  • Beautiful contemporary kitchen with granite worktops
  • Versatile layout with potential to extend subject to any required consents
  • Modern windows, boiler and wood burner
  • A very short drive to Chudleigh town centre with a selection of amenities
  • Great access to the A38, serving both Exeter, Plymouth & the M5

Location part 1

Chudleigh is a small town between Exeter and Newton Abbot, close to the edge of Dartmoor National Park and the popular Teign Valley. Dartmoor National Park is best known for its striking granite tors, steep wooded river valleys and heather covered moorland. Offering a wide selection of recreational opportunities such as walking, cycling, riding and fishing on the River Dart. Haldon Forest is a short drive and is great for walking and cycling. Many of the region's finest beaches are within easy driving distance. There are two pre-schools in Chudleigh. The well-regarded Chudleigh Primary School is located in the town along with regular bus services to secondary schools such as the popular Teign School in Kingsteignton and the Torquay Boys and Girls Grammar Schools. Chudleigh offers a wealth of local amenities including shops, a cricket field, a swimming pool, football pitches, allotments, parks, two doctors surgeries, a dentist and a library. For larger shops there are supermarkets in Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot and Exeter. The market towns of Newton Abbot and Totnes have a mainline railway station with direct links to London Paddington. along with Exeter St Davids Station. There is also an international airport in Exeter. The A38 (Devon Expressway) which by-passes the town provides good access to Plymouth, Exeter and the M5 motorway network. The A380 connects Torbay.

Accommodation part 1

You approach this beautiful property via a courtyard garden, a sheltered spot just off the kitchen, ideal for enjoying the sunshine with a cup of tea. The front door leads into the entrance hall with recessed utility area which has ample space for shoes and coat storage. There are eye and base level units with a work top plus a sink with drainer. There is space for a washing machine and a wall mounted gas boiler. The floor is beautifully tiled, which continues into the entrance hall and kitchen. The kitchen is a room full of natural light. There are two windows to the side aspect and a further window overlooking the front, all enjoying views across the courtyard garden to mature trees and the paddock beyond. There is a comfortable space for a table and chairs. The kitchen has been fitted with a wide range of light grey wall and base units, complemented by granite worktops. Integrated appliances include an electric eye level oven, four ring electric hob and a microwave/grill. There is also an extractor hood fitted. Sunken into the worktops is a one and a half bowl sink and there is space for a dishwasher. There is also space for a large fridge/freezer within a built in casing. Informal seating is offered from the large breakfast bar which also benefits from additional base level units. The study/bedroom four is positioned to the front of the property and a sash window overlooks the front courtyard and copse. This room benefits from a shower unit and a heated towel rail. The ground floor cloakroom is fitted with a WC and small wash hand basin. Stairs rise to the first-floor landing. A window allows for natural light. On the first floor is a spectacular living room which benefits from four sash windows, allowing plenty of natural light to flood the room. Your attention is also drawn to the particularly high ceiling which measures over 3.2 meters! The wood burner creates a focal point to the room, it has a brick surround and a tiled hearth. Wonderful for those winter evenings! Bedroom three is a double room with a sash window to the front aspect benefiting from a characterful picture rail and detailed coving. The back door provides access to the rear courtyard (for access only). Stairs rise to the 2nd floor, natural light flows through a side window. On the 2nd floor are two further double bedrooms and the family bathroom. The main bedroom is a lovely size with a large sash window overlooking the property's paddock. There is a further sash window to the side aspect. Bedroom two also has a large sash window overlooking the paddock and a sash window to the rear. The bathroom is a very generous size, fitted with a panelled bath, WC, wash hand basin and a large shower unit. There is a fitted linen cupboard and a sash window.

Gardens and paddock part 1

To the front of the property is a courtyard garden, set over two levels, ideal for sitting and enjoying the scenic outside that this location enjoys. Adjacent to the property there is off-road parking for 3 vehicles plus further grass grid parking. As you step across the driveway, steps lead down to the front lawn which extends down to the boundary offering various formal and informal areas as well as a selection of mature trees. There is a stable block with three stables and an outhouse. The property also benefits from a paddock which measures roughly one acre. The boundaries are provided by fencing and a five bar gate gives easy access. There is hard standing for vehicles/horse box in front of the paddock. The ground is gentle sloping and offers fabulous views back to the property.

Directions

From our office at 31 Fore Street, Chudleigh proceed along Fore Street then turn left at the war memorial onto Old Exeter Street. Continue along onto Heathfieldlake Hill. As you proceed up the hill, turn left into the convent, follow the drive down the hill and property can be found on your right hand side with parking on the left.

Services

The property is supplied by mains water, mains electricity. There is private shared drainage. Gas-fired central heating.

Accommodation part 2

The kitchen is a room full of natural light. There are two windows to the side aspect and a further window overlooking the front, all enjoying views across the courtyard garden to mature trees and the paddock beyond. There is a comfortable space for a table and chairs. The kitchen has been fitted with a wide range of light grey wall and base units, complemented by granite worktops. Integrated appliances include an electric eye level oven, four ring electric hob and a microwave/grill. There is also an extractor hood fitted. Sunken into the worktops is a one and a half bowl sink and there is space for a dishwasher. There is also space for a large fridge/freezer within a built in casing. Informal seating is offered from the large breakfast bar which also benefits from additional base level units. The study/bedroom four is positioned to the front of the property and a sash window overlooks the front courtyard and copse. This room benefits from a shower unit and a heated towel rail. The ground floor cloakroom is fitted with a WC and small wash hand basin.

Accommodation part 3

Stairs rise to the first-floor landing. A window allows for natural light. On the first floor is a spectacular living room which benefits from four sash windows, allowing plenty of natural light to flood the room. Your attention is also drawn to the particularly high ceiling which measures over 3.2 meters! The wood burner creates a focal point to the room, it has a brick surround and a tiled hearth. Wonderful for those winter evenings! Bedroom three is a double room with a sash window to the front aspect benefiting from a characterful picture rail and detailed coving. The back door provides access to the rear courtyard (for access only)

Accommodation part 4

Stairs rise to the 2nd floor, natural light flows through a side window. On the 2nd floor are two further double bedrooms and the family bathroom. The main bedroom is a lovely size with a large sash window overlooking the property's paddock. There is a further sash window to the side aspect. Bedroom two also has a large sash window overlooking the paddock and a sash window to the rear. The bathroom is a very generous size, fitted with a panelled bath, WC, wash hand basin and a large shower unit. There is a fitted linen cupboard and a sash window.

Location part 2

Chudleigh offers a wealth of local amenities including shops, a cricket field, a swimming pool, football pitches, allotments, parks, two doctors surgeries, a dentist and a library. For larger shops there are supermarkets in Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot and Exeter. The market towns of Newton Abbot and Totnes have a mainline railway station with direct links to London Paddington. along with Exeter St Davids Station. There is also an international airport in Exeter. The A38 (Devon Expressway) which by-passes the town provides good access to Plymouth, Exeter and the M5 motorway network. The A380 connects Torbay.

Gardens and paddock part 2

The property also benefits from a paddock which measures roughly one acre. The boundaries are provided by fencing and a five bar gate gives easy access. There is hard standing for vehicles/horse box in front of the paddock. The ground is gentle sloping and offers fabulous views back to the property.