Fore Street, Chudleigh, Newton Abbot Sold STC

Fore Street, Chudleigh, Newton Abbot

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*DOUBLE GARAGE AND PARKING* Forbes House is an impressive and very well-presented 3 bedroom grade II listed period property with high ceilings, large garden, sizable kitchen and separate dining room. This property retains a good deal of character and period features and sits in a private tucked away position just off of the main street in Chudleigh. Forbes House forms part of the historic 'Swanston House' which is believed to have been built in the late 17th century or early 18th century. In 2000-2001 'Swanston House' was re-modelled and restored creating three properties. Forbes House is located to the side of the main house with a grand gravel drive approaching the property.

  • Grade II listed character property enjoying impressive features with high ceilings
  • Far-reaching views from the master bedroom
  • Two reception rooms
  • Gas Central Heating
  • Double garage and parking for 2 cars plus visitors parking
  • Large mature garden laid to lawn with patio area
  • Central Chudleigh Position
  • Fantastic access to the A38, serving both Exeter and Plymouth
  • Please call 01626 897555 to arrange a viewing


Set in the heart of the popular small town of Chudleigh, surrounded by unspoilt Devon countryside. There are regular bus routes and a good range of shops including a Co-Operative. For larger shops there are supermarkets in Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot and Exeter. Other local amenities in Chudleigh include a cricket field, swimming pool, football pitches, allotments, parks, a doctors surgery, a dentist and a library. The well regarded Chudleigh Primary School is in the town and for secondary schools, the popular Teign School is in Kingsteignton. There are many golf courses close by including Bovey Tracey Golf Club (15 minute drive approx.) set just outside of Dartmoor National Park, enjoying stunning rural views. Stover Golf Club is approximately a 10 minute drive. Haldon Forest and Dartmoor National Park are great places for dog walking. Dartmoor National Park is best known for it's striking granite tors, steep wooded river valleys and heather covered moorland. Princesshay shopping centre in Exeter and Drakes Circus in Plymouth are well known for retail shopping. As the crow flies, Dartmoor National Park is 2 miles away and the Cathedral and university city of Exeter is 9 miles. The market town of Totnes has a mainline railway station with direct links to London Paddington, along with Exeter St Davids station. The A38 (Devon Expressway) which by-passes the town provides great access to Plymouth, Exeter and the M5 motoway network.


You enter into the reception hall with tiled flooring. Doors leading off to principal rooms, kitchen, living room, dining room, cloakroom and period stairs leading to the first floor. The tiled floor continues into the kitchen which is light and airy with glass doors leading and looking onto the garden. There is room for a breakfast table which enjoys a lovely outlook onto the garden. An atrium and further window to the side also keep this room extremely light and impressive. There are a good range of wall and base units with under counter lighting and rolled edge work surfaces. There are integrated appliances including a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Range cooker (gas hob and electric oven) with stainless steel cooker hood over and space/plumbing for a washing machine. The living room benefits from an original marble feature fireplace with coal effect gas fire, high ceiling and period cornicing. Bay window with door through to the patio and understair cupboard. Double glass panelled doors leading through to the dining room, again enjoying period features making it a fabulous room for entertaining with ample space for a dining room table and further furniture with a large window to the side. Moving upstairs the master bedroom is of a generous size with far-reaching views. This room also has the benefit of an en-suite comprising shower, wash hand basin and WC. There is a large period style fitted wardrobe with drawers and an airing cupboard. Bedroom two is another good sized double benefitting from dual aspect windows which keeps the room naturally light. There is also a fitted double wardrobe. The family bathroom includes a three piece suite consisting of a bath with shower screen and shower attachment over, wash hand basin and WC. Bedroom three is a single bedroom which could be used as a study with a fitted wardrobe and window to side.


To the front of the property there is a shared gravel drive leading up to the properties. The double garage is on the right hand side with two allocated parking spaces in front. There is also visitors parking. The garage has power, lighting and water with an electric door and further door to the side. To the rear of the property you will find the garden which can be accessed via the kitchen, living room and from the side of the property. It is mainly laid to lawn with a good range of high hedges, trees and shrubs creating a good deal of privacy. There is a patio area which enjoys sun most of the day, perfect for a BBQ, table and chairs! There is also a garden shed.


From Exeter proceed south on the M5 motorway, take the A38 towards Plymouth, after 2 miles take the first Exit signposted Chudleigh (after the BP garage) continue into the center of Chudleigh, turn left into Swanston House just after passing our Chudleigh branch on the left hand side. Visitors parking can be found to the right of the main house past the garages.