Pitt House is a Grade II* Listed property situated between the town of Chudleigh (2 miles) and the village of Chudleigh Knighton (0.5 miles). Both communities have a good range of day-to-day facilities. Beyond Chudleigh Knighton lies the town of Bovey Tracey (2 miles) which offers a broader range of amenities. The boundary of the Dartmoor National Park is within 3 miles with the park offering many thousands of unspoilt moorland acres in which to enjoy a wide range of outdoor pursuits. There is excellent access to the A38 dual carriageway (1 mile) leading south to Plymouth and north to Exeter. The university and cathedral city of Exeter (13 miles) has a wide range of day-to-day amenities including excellent shopping, dining, theatre and sporting and recreational pursuits. Exeter International Airport has daily flights to London. Exeter, along with Newton Abbot (5 miles) offer mainline railway stations to Waterloo and Paddington.Description
As an early example of the Victorian Jacobean revival style, Pitt House is listed as being of immense architectural and historic interest. Built in 1841, by architects Sir George Gilbert Scott and William Bonythan Moffat, Pitt House is a grand example of the 'Jacobean' style with curly Dutch gables and castellated bay and oriel windows. The construction is mostly of squared and dressed grey limestone with cream limestone dressings to windows, doors etc. The house is particularly noted for its architect, the renowned Sir George Gilbert Scott who is responsible for a number of iconic structures including London's St. Pancras railway station, the Albert Memorial and restoration works to Westminster Abbey. A model of Pitt House can be found at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and is one of the few surviving examples of Sir Gilbert Scott's private residential designs.
In 1985 Pitt House was sympathetically converted into six apartments and it is surrounded by 3.5 acres of communal gardens and woodland.Accommodation
Steps lead up to a grand covered entrance with arched door leading into the impressive, oak panelled, communal entrance hall with polished hard timber floor and a staircase rising to the first floor landing.
A private door from the landing leads into the entrance hall of this lovingly refurbished apartment. This lobby area is currently used for the storage of coats and jackets but could make a useful study. Stairs rise from the lobby to a landing and wide hallway which the current owners use as a dining area. The recently fitted kitchen has wall and floor mounted units with stylish splash backs, integrated oven, induction hob and dishwasher. The sitting room has vaulted ceilings, exposed timbers and a cosy wood burner for those winter evenings. In addition there is a double bedroom with fitted cupboards, a family bathroom with bath, basin, WC and storage cupboard, and the master bedroom with vaulted ceilings and an ensuite shower room with WC.Gardens and Garaging
The house is approached via a sweeping drive leading up past the allocated parking and garage block on the right. The garage belonging to No.5 Pitt House is the second one on the right. To the front of the house is a large gravelled parking area with steps leading down to the communal gardens which comprise of large level lawns and a mature wooded area beyond amounting to circa 3.5 acres.Tenure
The property is held on a 125 year lease dating from 1st January 1985. The property owns a 1/6 share of the freehold. The management company (run by the flat owners) is paid £150 per month to cover all building insurances and the cost of maintaining the communal areas.Services
Mains water. Mains electricity. Mains gas. Shared private drainage. Gas-fired central heating. Recently installed modern condensing boiler.Directions
On leaving Exeter, proceed south on the A38 towards Plymouth. After approximately 6 miles, exit signposted Chudleigh Knighton and the Teign Valley Road. At the T-junction, turn right back over the A38 and continue towards Chudleigh Knighton. Continue on the B3344, passing Finlake Holiday Park. After a further 300 yards, the entrance to Pitt House can be found on the right between the two lodge houses and white pillars.