East Street, Ashburton


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A Grade II listed, semi-detached residence in the heart of Ashburton with parking and large garden. Complete with 4 bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, sitting room, utility room with bespoke fixtures. EPC D.


The property is situated within the former stannary town of Ashburton, voted as one of the UK s Top 200 best places to live by Muddy Stilettos.

The town has a lively range of shopping facilities, with a range of independent shops offering vintage goods, antiques, a family-run ironmonger s, delicatessen, an artisan bakery, a fish deli and the renowned Ashburton Cookery School. The A38 dual carriageway, linking Exeter and Plymouth to the M5 motorway is within a short distance of the town and there are mainline railway stations to London Paddington at Newton Abbot and Totnes. First class educational facilities can be found nearby whilst Dartmoor National Park and the sandy beaches of Teignmouth and Torbay are only a short distance away.


Amherst is situated at the upper end of East Street, one of the oldest and most sought-after roads within the historic East Dartmoor town of Ashburton. The property has been tastefully decorated throughout and features a delightful blend of character features and modern convenience. The accommodation is arranged over three floors with a spacious reception space on the ground floor including a bright and airy sitting room, dining room, kitchen, utility room and cloakroom. The property features four bedrooms served by a family bathroom and separate shower room. Outside, there is off road parking for two to three vehicles as well as an enclosed courtyard and beautiful, south facing landscaped garden.


The front door opens to the hallway which has a dado rail and parquet flooring leading through to the sitting room and ground floor cloakroom. To the front of the property is an attractive sitting room with windows to the front and side elevations and a feature fireplace with characterful tombstone hearth and shelving/storage to the side. The room will accommodate a sizeable dining table or could be used as a cosy sitting room. The sitting room has a stone fireplace with wooden lintle and slate hearth as well as built in shelving/storage to the side. The is a wonderful bright and airy space with a window overlooking the rear of the property and door through to the kitchen. The kitchen features a range of floor and wall mounted units above and below wooden work surfaces, tiled surrounds and recently installed slate flooring. There is an integrated fridge/freezer and space for a range cooker and dishwasher. Next to the kitchen is a useful utility area with built in storage for shoes and coats and a door leading to the parking area making this a practical entrance to the property when returning from outdoor activities. The utility room also has space and plumbing for a washing machine. Completing the accommodation on the ground floor is a cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin.

A beautiful turned stair case rises to the first floor where there are two bedrooms that will both accommodate at least a double bed. The master bedroom has a feature fireplace with slate surround and ornate cast iron grate with tiled inserts. There is also a window to the front and side as well as built in storage. Bedroom three has an exposed stone fireplace with wooden lintle and wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. Also, on the first floor is the partially tiled family bathroom with shower over, WC, wash hand basin and an airing cupboard. On the second floor are two further bedrooms. Bedroom two has a window to the front and side with a lovely view up East Street. Bedroom four is full of character with a feature ornate cast iron fireplace as well as attractive wood panelling and a wonderful view of the garden and surrounding countryside. Also, on the second floor is a partially tiled shower room with WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.


Approached from Hares Lane through timber bifolding doors is the parking area which has space to park two or three vehicles. There is a pedestrian access for two neighbouring properties over part of the parking area. Leading from the rear of the property is an enclosed courtyard which is perfect for alfresco dining. Beyond the parking area and separated by a newly installed, attractive steel fence is the delightful landscaped garden. The garden enjoys a sunny, south facing aspect and is mostly laid to lawn, bordered by natural stone walling and a variety of mature shrubs and trees. The bottom of the garden enjoys the sunniest aspect and has been cleared offering potential for the new owners to develop themselves.


The current owners have commissioned a book written by a local historian outlining the history of both the property. This can be made available to interested purchasers.


Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. Gas central heating.


Teignbridge District Council, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4XX. Tel: 01626 361101. E-mail: info@teignbridge.gov.uk.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 9JQ. Tel: 01626 832093. Email: hq@dartmoor-npa.gov.uk.


Strictly by prior appointment with Stags on 01803 865454.


Turn off the A38 signposted Ashburton B3352. Proceed along this road 0.5 miles where the property can be found on the left-hand side next to Hares Lane.

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