Calverley House is a wonderful opportunity to own a delightful 4 bedroom family home that has come to the market for the first time in 30 years.
A lovely Victorian residence set within approx. 1/3 acre of secluded gardens in the midst of this rural mid Devon village, enjoying versatile and elegant accommodation. The accommodation briefly comprises four double bedrooms, one bathroom, downstairs shower room, two downstairs reception rooms with an additional garden room, a large kitchen breakfast room, scullery and larder with slate shelving.
Calverley House built in approx. 1840s for a prosperous local family where many of the original features still remain. Well-presented, bright and airy, it has well-proportioned generous sized rooms throughout. It retains a wealth of period features including the original tiled flooring in the hallway, wooden flooring, Victorian fireplaces in most rooms and picture rails.
The house is Georgian in Style and is approached from the road via impressive pillars (restored from a London church) into an internal hallway with double doors. The large and grand hallway sets the tone for the rest of the house and all the main downstairs rooms lead from here. The sitting room faces south and southwest and has a garden room/conservatory leading from the side. The large dining room looks over the main part of the garden and has a door that takes you to an attractive paved terrace bordered by stone walls. The large kitchen breakfast room also faces south west and catches the evening sun and is fully fitted with a range of units and ample storage space in original built in cupboards. Also on the ground floor there is a downstairs cloakroom with shower; a scullery with a Belfast sink, and larder (currently used as a study). From here there is access outside to the garden and garages.
The sweeping wide elegant staircase takes you upstairs via a galleried landing to the four very large double bedrooms, box room and large bathroom with roll top bath positioned perfectly to enjoy the view of the garden. There is also a separate WC and scope to convert the box room into an additional bathroom.
The main garden, mainly laid to lawn with some borders, has an impressive walnut tree, well established shrubs and lovely views over the fields. The south side of the garden is bordered by a lovely cob wall and is the perfect backdrop for climbing roses. There is a new wooden double garage in the driveway as well as a stone built garage which is now used as a workshop with a couple of additional store sheds. The double gates off the road take you to a large parking area for several cars.
Chawleigh sits in the heart of the prettiest of Mid Devons rolling countryside and is midway between the two National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor. The village has a great community spirit and has a thriving church, pub and village shop. Chulmleigh, a larger village, is approx. 2 miles away and here you can find a traditional butcher, baker, antique shop, restaurants and pubs and a good Primary and large Secondary School. Chawleigh is close to a number of popular independent schools. The glorious beaches of the North Devon coast are within 40 minutes drive. There is easy connection to the M5 motorway and Tiverton Parkway with direct fast trains to London Paddington. Eggesford Station, about 1 mile away, provides a train service to Barnstaple and Exeter. There is a daily bus service to Exeter.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating