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Stowford, Lewdown Guide Price £1,200,000

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VIDEO/VIRTUAL TOUR AVAILABLE for this property. A gorgeous detached period 5 bedroom country house in a magnificent, slightly elevated, location, commanding magnificent views over the Thrushel Valley and with delightful period features throughout, further enhanced by exquisite presentation, having been thoughtfully and tastefully refurbished in keeping with its original over the years. The property provides extensive family accommodation, of great proportions, style and flair and can be bought with the addition of 3 further cottages, used as holiday lets or full residential lettings. Townleigh House has all the ingredients to make an ideal family house, along with an attractive parcel of varied land including grassland, arable and woodland, all in a wonderfully convenient location, literally within minutes of access to the main A30 arterial road. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (potential for first floor annexe), 5/6 reception rooms, wonderful kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, two semi-detached period holiday letting cottages, one detached residential letting cottage (available by separate negotiation), approx. 1.5 acres of gardens, grounds, paddocks and woodland, magnificent panoramic valley views.

Lewdown EX20 4DE
County: Devon
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: DAT01745

Attractive semi-circular Entrance Porch

Conical slate tiled roof.

Entrance Hall

14' 0'' x 13' 10'' (4.26m x 4.21m)

A delightful welcome into the property giving a hint to the character yet to come with an attractive stone fireplace and slate floor. Delightful sash window with shutters. Door to:

Gun Room/Boot Room

10' 7'' x 8' 9'' (3.22m x 2.66m)

Fitted with a range of cream painted base units with wooden work surfaces and a most attractive period metal large bowl sink with period style brass taps. Slate floor. Access to a small loft. Door to:


With WC and wash basin. Most attractive feature stone mullioned old window frame now making an ideal niche for a mirror.

Main Reception Hall

18' 8'' x 13' 3'' (5.69m x 4.04m)

Very much a room within its own right and featuring a magnificent turning staircase with a lovely shaped niche beneath and an additional recessed wall niche, again, ideal for a large mirror. Deep decorative cornicing. Deep cupboard.

Drawing Room

34' 5'' x 16' 8'' (10.48m x 5.08m)

A lovely atmospheric double aspect room with a magnificent central feature being the light grey stone full-height chimney breast with multi-fuel burner. Exposed wide plank light oak floorboards. Bi-fold doors to the rear aspect provide access to the gardens and fabulous views to the rear over the Thrushel Valley. Two pairs of double sash windows to the side. Deep dentil cornicing. Door to:


10' 11'' x 4' 5'' (3.32m x 1.35m)

With wooden work surface, stainless steel bowl and mixer tap. Open wooden storage shelves. Double cupboards and base units. Space for fridge. Glazed door to rear gardens. Doors to both Drawing Room and Snug.


13' 10'' x 13' 0'' (4.21m x 3.96m)

Beautifully decorated with padded fabric walls and with a central feature being a decorative exposed pine fire surround with multi burner stove. Exposed pine flooring. Double sash windows with shutters to the rear providing fabulous Valley views. Range of fitted bookshelves, one cleverly concealing a door connecting to the Bar (in typical James Bond style!).

Dining Room

19' 11'' x 13' 7'' (6.07m x 4.14m)

An elegant, beautifully proportioned room decorated with lovely muted mustard colours and with delightful sash windows to both front and rear. This light and bright room features a light oak wide plank flooring and has a decorative marble fire surround with open fire grate, deep decorative cornicing and shutters to both sash windows. Door to Garden Room and door to Boiler Room.

Garden Room

19' 11'' x 13' 8'' (6.07m x 4.16m)

With a glazed door giving direct access out to the rear gardens and featuring a large dresser with glass fronted doors and a separate double dresser, again with glass doors. Attractive light oak flooring. Sash window to the rear providing fabulous Valley views. Window to the front. Recessed ceiling lights. Secondary staircase rising to the first floor. Easy access storage cupboard beneath. Steps down to:

Magnificent Kitchen/Breakfast Room

20' 9'' x 18' 0'' (6.32m x 5.48m)

Of wonderful proportions with striking features including exposed timber A-frames and a first floor mezzanine study/homework area (14' x 8' 8" approx) at high level overlooking the Kitchen itself. Believed to be the original dairy to the property, the kitchen features a full vaulted roof with exposed A-frames and an attractive large flag slate floor. Fitted with 3 kinds of work surfaces, being granite, wood or stainless steel and includes a 5 oven 'Aga' in vintage white with the most attractive decorative tiled splashback. Built-in 'Bosch' dishwasher, 'Neff' microwave, 'Neff' built-in oven, LPG hob. Double bowl sink unit with mixer taps. Two sash windows to the rear providing fabulous views. Stable door to the front. Ample space for a large refectory breakfast table.

First Floor Study/Homework Mezzanine Gallery

14' 0'' x 8' 8'' (4.26m x 2.64m)

With a full vaulted ceiling and an attractive glass balustrade overlooking the Kitchen/Breakfast room. This area would make an ideal childrens' homework area, being fun to access via the ladder, but also peaceful and private enough to concentrate, yet still in the Kitchen/Breakfast Room allowing Mum to keep a watchful eye! This area features 6' ceiling height to the apex and again has an exposed A-frame.


Fully shelved and with a slate floor. Nice and cool.

Utility Room

11' 11'' x 8' 7'' (3.63m x 2.61m)

Belfast sink, granite work surface, range of grey painted base units, space for appliances, sash window to the rear. Ample space for a large fridge/freezer. Broom cupboard. Ladder style stairs lead to the Mezzanine.

Secondary Cloakroom

WC, wash basin and slate floor.

First Floor Landing

20' 3'' x 13' 4'' (6.17m x 4.06m)

A light and bright galleried landing of spacious proportion with deep cornice and sash window.

Master Bedroom

15' 0'' x 14' 2'' (4.57m x 4.31m)

With decorative cornice and double sash windows with shutters, providing fabulous Valley views to the rear.

Stunning En-suite Bathroom

13' 6'' x 12' 3'' (4.11m x 3.73m)

Of luxurious proportions and luxuriously equipped with a 2 metre glass fronted shower enclosure with deluge shower head. Centrally placed roll top ball and claw bath with side mounted taps and shower attachment. Two oval travertine sink units, set into a vanity top. WC. Double cupboards to one side. Range of shelved cupboards and hanging wardrobes. Karndean wood effect flooring. Sash window with shutters. Decorative cornice.

Bedroom 2

13' 10'' x 13' 0'' (4.21m x 3.96m)

With an attractive Victorian tiled and cast iron fireplace. Decorative cornice. Sash window with shutters, providing fabulous views. Walk-in wardrobe.

En-suite Bathroom (2)

With oval wash basin set into a vanity unit. Low level WC. Bath. Karndean wood effect flooring. Sash windows and fabulous Valley views.

Bedroom 3

14' 0'' x 14' 0'' (4.26m x 4.26m)

A fabulous room entered at a slightly elevated height and featuring a fully vaulted exposed A-framed roof with clad ceiling with a limed painted finish to the wood. A light and bright double aspect room with windows to the front and side and an attractive Art Deco fireplace. Built-in wardrobe.

En-suite Bathroom (3)

WC. Wash basin. Bath with mixer tap/shower attachment and glass shower screen. Karndean wood effect flooring. Limed panelled walls to dado height.

From the landing is a door which can separate Bedrooms 4 and 5 into a separate annexe, if required.

Bedroom 4

13' 6'' x 12' 9'' (4.11m x 3.88m) (minimum measurements)

Two double built-in wardrobes and a range of bookshelves. Sash window to the rear with shutters and fabulous Valley views. Cornice. Wash basin. Victorian cast iron fireplace.

Bedroom 5

13' 6'' x 9' 7'' (4.11m x 2.92m)

With a Victorian cast iron fireplace and double built-in wardrobe. Sash window with window seat and shutters and, again, with fabulous Valley views. Display shelves. Cornice.

Family Bathroom

Interestingly styled with steps leading up to a high level bath (due to a secondary staircase stairwell beneath) making an interesting feature to the room, with wash basin and WC. Travertine tiled walls. Karndean wood effect flooring. Ladder style radiator/towel rail. Cornice.

Secondary Landing

Folding staircase/ladder leading to:

Attic Play Room

16' 7'' x 13' 6'' (5.05m x 4.11m) (to eaves)

Range of eaves storage cupboards and exposed ceiling beams.

Access to one of the lofts.


Front Parking Area

The property is approached over a gravelled driveway leading directly to a large parking area in front of the house and two of the cottages. Adjacent to which is the Utility Room for the cottages measuring 8'11" x 8'10" with space and plumbing for appliances, work surfaces and base units.

Gardens and Grounds

The gardens and grounds amount to 1.4 acres and are extremely varied, featuring formal lawned areas leading onto an attractive lime tree walkway to one side, which in turn leads to pretty woodland and the village road. The formal gardens are found to the rear of Townleigh House and provide extensive views across the valley and a sunny aspect.

Three Separate Cottages (Available by Separate Negotiation)

One Pair of Semi-Detached Period Cottages


LOT ONE: Farm Cottage - Guide £165,000

With a wonderful spacious open kitchen/living/dining area measuring approx 20'6" x 19'9". Light and bright double aspect room with numerous windows and a door connecting into the adjacent cottage to allow occupancy for a much larger family or two groups of friends. There is a staircase rising to the first floor providing access to:

Bedroom 1

12' 6'' x 12' 6'' (3.81m x 3.81m)

Bedroom 2

14' 0'' x 6' 9'' (4.26m x 2.06m)


From the landing a door connects to the adjoining cottage.

LOT TWO: Chauffeur's Cottage - Guide £155,000

With access from the rear and again featuring a lovely spacious open plan living/kitchen/dining area measuring 19'9" x 18'6". On the first floor:

Bedroom 1

13' 9'' x 10' 6'' (4.19m x 3.20m)

Bedroom 2

13' 6'' x 9' 0'' (4.11m x 2.74m)


Both bathrooms are nicely fitted and each cottage features either a wood burning stove or an open fireplace in each of the sitting rooms.

LOT THREE: Goat Cottage - Guide £150,000

A detached period cottage located to the rear of the aforementioned cottages and comprising of:

Sitting Room

17' 3'' x 10' 3'' (5.25m x 3.12m)


14' 0'' x 10' 3'' (4.26m x 3.12m)

With larder.

Bedroom 1

17' 3'' x 10' 0'' (5.25m x 3.05m)

On the first floor.


Nicely fitted.

The property can be purchased in any number/combination of lots but the cottages cannot be sold off prior to the main house being sold, thereby leaving the purchaser of the main dwelling the option to buy any of the cottages, as required.

Agent's Note

Planning permission for huge 5 car garage and home office/gym. Conveniently located in a tucked away area of the plot which would comprise three open car port bays and two garages with doors to front, and above, a huge area, ideal for a separate annexe (subject to any planning conditions) and/or a gymnasium or home office. This first floor room would be accessed by an exterior staircase. Plans are available from the Agent's office, on request.


Mains electricity. Oil for heating. Borehole for water supply. Septic tank for drainage.

Council Tax Band

To be confirmed

Joint Sole Agent

Strutt & Parker, 24 Southernhay West, Exeter EX1 1PR 01392 248248

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Lewdown EX20 4DE
County: Devon
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: DAT01745

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Lewdown EX20 4DE
County: Devon
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: DAT01745
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