This unusual timber property built in the 1920’s is totally surrounded by a one acre garden of lawn, terraces, herbaceous borders and ancient woodland. The seclusion, privacy and clean air will really appeal to those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life at any time of year.
Although the house is private and located deep within the Dartmoor National Park, it’s only a five minute drive and a pleasant half an hour walk from the attractive, vibrant stannary town of Chagford. It’s also a short stroll away from the luxurious two Michelin starred Gidleigh Park Hotel which makes it convenient for those who want to visit for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner and wander around its stunning gardens. The tiny village of Gidleigh, with its beautiful church and Norman castle, is a close walk away through woodland and field.
The house was constructed in 1929 as the cook’s residence on the estate of the private house that subsequently became the Gidleigh Park Hotel. It was built by Boulton & Paul, a company specialising in British aircraft manufacturing, construction engineering and shepherd’s huts! This original wooden home has been lovingly restored and extended over the last few years. The new luxury contemporary interior now houses a combination of modern designer and antique furnishings. There are two en-suite bedrooms, one with king size double and one with large double bed. Luxury Egyptian cotton bed linen, top quality soaps and extremely comfortable beds.
The large, well equipped cook’s kitchen with dining area and separate utility room is stocked with cooking basics of herbs and salt and pepper, this room leads to the sitting room with stunning uninterrupted views over garden and fields at the front. You can look directly into bluebell woodland from the glass room at the rear. Spot the deer, foxes, badgers and a myriad of birdlife. The house also has a mezzanine office and snug, logs and kindling are provided for two wood-burners in the kitchen and sitting room. The house also has under-floor and radiator oil fired central heating. The garden is well exposed and gets a lot of sun, there is outdoor furniture on the decked area and herbaceous borders and raised vegetable beds and herbs when in season.