A beautiful three bedroom Devon longhouse with ancilliary accommodation and approximately 1.2 acres.

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A former farmhouse dating from the 16th century, Haycroft is a superb south-facing thatched Devon Longhouse providing over 3,100 sq. ft. of well-presented accommodation. It benefits from a recently refurbished adjoining one bedroom Victorian annexe offering 720 sq. ft. of additional accommodation, as well as a separate 900 sq. ft. three bedroom cottage. Both the cottage and annexe have been successfully let by the current owners; providing excellent income potential to the prospective purchaser.

The accommodation, presented to an excellent standard throughout and cleverly combining the amenities of modern living with a wealth of attractive retained period features, is accessed from a welcoming reception hall with an exposed flagstone wall and floor. The reception rooms comprise a large drawing room with an inglenook fireplace and wood burner; a spacious dining room; plus a good-size study with another inglenook fireplace and wood burner. The well-appointed kitchen provides a range of stylish units with wooden worktops, a four oven electric AGA, modern integrated appliances and space for a breakfast table. Completing the ground floor is a utility room and cloakroom.

On the first floor the property offers a spacious front aspect principal bedroom with fitted storage and an en suite bathroom with a separate walk-in shower. There are also two further dual aspect double bedrooms, both also with en suite bathrooms. Bedroom three shares a Jack and Jill dressing room with the annexe.

The annexe and cottage: The adjoining, recently refurbished and beautifully presented, Victorian annexe comprises an entrance hall, sitting room with vaulted A frame ceiling, fitted kitchen, bedroom with Jack and Jill dressing room to the main residence and shower room.

The separate cottage comprises a porch, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, three bedrooms and a family bathroom.

This property has 1.2 acres of land.


With exceptional private and mature gardens of around 1.2 acres, the property is approached through a five-bar gate over a gravelled driveway providing ample private parking. There are a number of outbuildings including two stables and two adjoining two-storey barns, attached to the cottage. The garden offers expanses of level lawn bordered by well-stocked colourful flowerbeds and mature shrubs, trees and features an outdoor swimming pool, round summer house with terrace and numerous seating areas and paved sun terraces, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining.


Haycroft is located in the quiet rural hamlet of Murchington, approximately one and a half miles from the desirable picturesque town of Chagford, within the Dartmoor National Park and with easy access onto the moor. Chagford offers a wide range of amenities, including churches, Post Office, banks, health and dental centres and excellent sports facilities. It was mentioned in The Times as one of the most sought after towns to live in. There is also a wide range of shops, including a delicatessen, ironmongers, wine merchant, art galleries and a number of boutiques. The award-winning Gidleigh Park Hotel is just two miles away. Bovey Castle, six miles away, has a championship golf course and superb spa facilities.

The Cathedral city of Exeter is approximately 20 miles away and has a number of excellent schools for boys and girls of all ages, a fine university, a broad range of supermarkets and excellent cultural and recreational facilities with many new restaurants, the Princesshay shopping development and a John Lewis.

Intercity high speed trains operate from Newton Abbot and Exeter St David’s to London Paddington), the Midlands and the north of England. From Exeter Central trains operate via Salisbury to London (Waterloo). There are number of flights to domestic and international destinations from Exeter Airport.


From Exeter take the A30 westwards towards Okehampton. After approximately 15 miles, turn off at the Whiddon Down exit, signposted for the A382. Follow signs for Chagford and after approximately 2 miles, turn right signposted for Murchington and the Art Gallery. Follow signs for Murchington and upon entering the hamlet, the entrance to Haycroft can be found shortly afterwards on the right hand side.

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Other features

  • Excellent income potential
  • Three bedroom house with three en suites
  • One bedroom attached annexe
  • Three bedroom cottage
  • Approximately 1.2 acres
  • Beautifully presented

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Ref: EXE200171

Murchington Chagford Devon TQ13

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Ref: EXE200171

Murchington Chagford Devon TQ13

Guide Price