The Old Glebe is beautifully set within its own private gardens and grounds on the western side of the attractive Taw valley at Eggesford. Local amenities are available in the small town of Chulmleigh, which offers a good range of services including a variety of shops, places of worship, post office, health centre, primary and secondary schooling.
The picturesque Exeter to Barnstaple railway, The Tarka Line, is only a short distance at Eggesford Station. The Cathedral City of Exeter is some 22 miles distant to the south east and offers all the facilities and amenities you expect from a Cathedral City with access to the M5 motorway and Exeter airport.Introduction
The Old Glebe is a highly attractive Grade II listed country house, formerly a rectory and which is believed to have Medieval origins. Research shows that the site is documented back to the 13th Century and accounts exist for the renovation of the house between 1782-7 for the Reverend John Churchill by the architect John Meadows with a further re-modelling in the mid 19th Century.
The house retains much of its original charm and character with notable features of well-proportioned rooms and high ceilings at the eastern end of the house.
The house is well-presented throughout and offers extensive accommodation arranged over four floors together with a useful cellar.
A particular feature of The Old Glebe are the beautiful landscaped gardens and grounds that surround the house and which complement the house superbly. Lovingly created over the last 38 years the gardens are well-renowned, particularly for the wide collection of rhododendrons and azaleas.Accommodation
A wide front door leads into an entrance LOBBY. The impressive ENTRANCE HALL has a sweeping staircase to the first floor and a wide archway leads through to the remainder of the hall, off which is a side LOBBY with a CLOAKROOM. The magnificent DRAWING ROOM has a triple bay window overlooking the gardens and an open fireplace with marble surround and wood carved mantel. The SITTING ROOM also has a fireplace with slate hearth and timber mantel and glazed double doors lead to an outside balcony. From the hall steps lead down to the inner HALL with door into the DINING ROOM with bay window and glazed doors leading into the garden, large fireplace with timber mantel, slate hearth and wood burning stove. From the inner hall is a secondary staircase to the first floor, door to a BOILER/LAUNDRY ROOM and also a door and four steps to the large CELLAR with a paved and cobbled floor and 6' ceiling height. The REAR HALL has a slate floor and door to outside.
The spacious KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM has a range of fitted units, dual bowl sink, oil fired two oven Aga and glazed double doors to the garden. Off the kitchen is a UTILITY ROOM with a good range of fitted units, 1½ bowl sink, space for dishwasher, electric cooker point and ample space for appliances.
The main staircase leads to a GALLERIED LANDING. BEDROOM ONE is a magnificent double bedroom with triple bay window, marble fireplace (sealed), high ceiling and views over the garden. BEDROOM TWO is a large double room with marble fireplace and two large fitted wardrobes.
BATHROOM ONE has a panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, WC and pedestal wash basin. CLOAKROOM with WC. From the main landing steps lead down to a CENTRAL LANDING with SHOWER ROOM off and BEDROOM THREE with fireplace and fitted wardrobes.
At the western end is a further LANDING with BEDROOMS FOUR, FIVE and SIX as well as a LARGE STUDIO with sink unit. There is a further BATHROOM with panelled bath with shower over, wash basin and WC. The central staircase leads to the third floor and to BEDROOM SEVEN and also to a DRESSING ROOM leading into BEDROOM EIGHT with an EN-SUITE BATHROOM and BOX ROOM.Outside
An attractive driveway bordered by lawned and planted areas sweeps around to the side and though to the rear of the house where there is a useful range of buildings set around a large COURTYARD. There is a GARAGE/POTTING SHED (25'7 x 15'4), GARAGE/WORKSHOP (23'7 x 14'3) and an open CAR PORT and LOG STORE. There is also an outside CLOAKROOM with WC and wash basin.Gardens and Grounds
The house is superbly set within beautiful landscaped gardens which are well known in particular for the fabulous collection of rhododendrons and azaleas on display.
The majority of the gardens are laid to lawn, particularly to the front of the house, with a wide variety of well-planted borders against a back drop of many mature trees. A series of spring-fed ponds, one with a Monet' bridge lead away from the house to a wild flower meadow and a wooded ravine with a rope bridge.
There is a sheltered KITCHEN GARDEN and nursery area with original brick and timber framed GREENHOUSE.
In total the property extends to about 6.31 ACRES.Services
Mains water and electricity, private drainage. Oil-fired central heating via radiators.Viewing
Strictly by confirmed prior appointment please through the joint sole selling agents, Stags on 01769 572263.Directions
From Eggesford Station on the A377, take the turning over the level crossing signposted towards Wembworthy and Winkleigh. Stay on this road for a further two thirds of a mile, take the next right turn and then the immediate left into the driveway to the property.