Chudleigh, Newton Abbot
A most impressive and spacious 8 bedroom Victorian country house offering extensive character accommodation. The Convent House plot totals just over 2 acres which includes 2 paddocks and multiple outbuildings. The property being offered for sale is the main central section of the original Chudleigh Convent. It is approached through a walled courtyard and has a large South facing formal garden and adjoining pasture.
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 residences. There is a lovely feeling of privacy yet the local school and amenities in Chudleigh are just a short walk away. Indulge in a wonderful balance of country and town living – it is unusual to have this much land so close to the town centre! This home needs to be viewed in order to appreciate how much it has to offer! Please give us a call to arrange a viewing on 01626 897555
- Rare highly spacious 8 bedroom property with land
- Many character features such as original floorboards, high ceilings, large rooms and original fireplaces
- Established formal garden with connecting paddocks
- Off road parking for many vehicles
- Annexe or B&B potential (Subject to any necessary planning permissions)
- Double glazed thoughtout excluding decrotive front doors and basement window, gas central heating, private drainage and potential for private water supply
- Basement, veranda and outbuildings
- To arrange a viewing please call 01626 897555
Set on the fringes of the popular small town of Chudleigh, surrounded by unspoilt Devon countryside. Chudleigh still retains a village atmosphere with lots of community spirit and character. Chudleigh sits between Exeter and Newton Abbot, close to the edge of Dartmoor National Park and in 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. Many of the region's finest beaches are within easy driving distance. The well regarded Chudleigh Primary School is located in the town along with regular bus services. For secondary schools you have the popular Teign School in Kingsteignton, a number of private schools in Exeter and the well regarded Stover School a short drive from Chudleigh. Chudleigh offers a wealth of local amenities including shops, a cricket field, a swimming pool, football pitches, allotments, parks, grade 1 listed parish church, a doctors’ surgery, a dentist and a library. For larger shops there are supermarkets in Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot and Exeter. The market towns of Totnes and Newton Abbot 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.
Many of the property’s original features are present, including picture rails, dado, stripped wood floorboards and fireplace surrounds - just to name a few! Double doors lead into an impressive entrance hall with exposed wooden floorboards which continue through into the living room. The heart of this property is the living/dining room which is a grand room with picture rails, high ceilings, exposed floorboards and an open fireplace which has enjoyed many log fires! A great space to entertain and host the odd dinner party with ample room for a large dining room table and chairs! There are two sets of French doors which lead onto the veranda with steps down to the garden and views over the garden and surrounding countryside. A great spot for a table and chairs for alfresco dining in the summer months! The kitchen/dining room has another working open fireplace with decorative surround and space for a dining/breakfast table. The kitchen enjoys a good range of modern wall and base units with various appliances including a cooker with 5 ring gas hob with double electric ovens below and a dishwasher. Space for an American fridge freezer. From the entrance hall, a wide staircase rises to the first floor, flooded with natural light from the window that resides above. This floor provides 4 bedrooms (3 of which are doubles) and a family bathroom accompanied by a sauna. The master bedroom is a sizable room with a walk-in dressing room and en-suite bathroom along with far-reaching views across the rolling fields. The staircase continues to the third floor where there are 4 further bedrooms (2 doubles, 2 singles - bedroom 6 enjoys decorative wood panelling to the walls) another family bathroom and a living room with a small kitchen off. The living room enjoys a feature fireplace, wood panelling, exposed beams and outstanding views across the open countryside! There is a pantry/under-stairs cupboard, cloakroom, and stairs down to the games room/utility which is divided into two rooms with a door leading to the garden. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer along with a large Belfast style sink. These are very versatile rooms which could be put to a number of different uses including a tack room or wine store - a Spa/large wet room has even been considered!
From the entrance drive adjacent to the former church, you park and continue into a central courtyard with lawned borders and inset shrub beds and a gravel pathway which leads to the front door. The Convent House benefits from parking for 7 vehicles. Before entering the courtyard there is a well which provides potential for a private water supply. To the rear, the grounds are split into roughly 4 sections. The first, a formal garden with weaving paths, many mature shrubs, established hedging and a sizable greenhouse. There is a very useful wood store under the veranda. The second has a separate entrance straight off of the road via a wide 6 bar gate providing access to two large sheds/outbuildings (one of which could potentially be a double garage (subject to the necessary permissions). This area is currently laid to lawn and could also be used as extended garden if desired. The third and fourth sections are paddocks, divided by a high stone wall, both with their own entrances directly onto the road. A stable block provides the finishing touches in the lower paddock which is bordered by a stream to the south.
Proceed south on the A38 from Exeter and the M5. Proceed over Haldon Hill and after 3 miles exit near the BP garage signposted Chudleigh. In less than half a mile, at Crammers Cross, turn right signposted Trusham. In half a mile, at Milestone Cross, turn left signposted Chudleigh. Continue back over the A38 and in half a mile the entrance to The Convent House is on the right.