East Worlington


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 8
An attractive former Rectory in a private setting. Entrance hall, hall, dining room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, living room, boot room/utility, larder, study, cloakroom, 7 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Extensive mature gardens and grounds, useful outbuildings with potential and fine views. EPC Band F


The Gables is beautifully set within its own private gardens and grounds only a short distance from the small village of West Worlington, which itself is set in the parish of East Worlington. The twin villages are renowned for their excellent community spirit and peaceful rural environment in the beautiful Little Dart Valley. West Worlington has the historic church of St Mary s whilst East Worlington has a primary school, parish hall and church. The larger village of Witheridge is about 2.5 miles and has excellent day to day facilities including public houses, newsagents, general stores/post office, primary school, church, doctor s surgery and sports club. It is also ideally placed for access to the local town of Chulmleigh about seven miles and the market towns of South Molton, approximately 10.5 miles and Tiverton, some 13 miles distant, all providing an excellent range of retail, recreational and educational facilities. Approximately seven miles further to the east of Tiverton is Junction 27 of the M5 where there is also Tiverton Parkway Railway Station on the London Paddington line.


The Gables is an attractive former Rectory which is very nicely set within its own gardens and grounds. The property is believed to date from the mid 19th Century and was originally a Rectory which then went into private ownership in the 1920s.

The house has extensive accommodation with well-proportioned rooms with coved ceilings and picture rails which help to give it a classical feel. The house also offers scope for further improvement and modernisation.

Ground Floor

An open porch and front door leads into an ENTRANCE LOBBY with space for hanging coats. The main HALL has stairs rising to the first floor, door into Cloakroom with WC and wash basin and door to CELLAR. The DINING ROOM has a marble fireplace with open grate and a shelved alcove to either side. Further large shelved alcove and window seat. The SITTING ROOM has a white marble fireplace with open grate and large glazed double doors to a VERANDAH with fine views across the gardens to farmland beyond. Off the main hall an inner HALL has original servants bells and doors to the shelved PANTRY and STUDY/OFFICE. The KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM is fitted with a range of timber fronted units, 1 bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, electric Aga, integrated oven and microwave, 4 plate hob and plumbing for dishwasher. Next to the kitchen is a LIVING ROOM or SNUG with a stone fireplace and hearth with open grate and hood with bookshelves either side. The BOOT ROOM has plenty of coat hanging space and door to rear and the UTILITY ROOM has a stainless steel sink unit, space and plumbing for washing machine. Stairs lead up from the utility room to a former apple loft above which has been converted into a double BEDROOM 6.

First Floor

A half landing has a door into a CLOAKROOM with WC and wash basin and the main landing has doors off to BEDROOM ONE, a double room with fine views, pedestal wash basin and Victorian fire place with tiled inserts. BEDROOM 2 is a double aspect double room again with fine views, pedestal wash basin and Victorian fireplace. The main BATHROOM has a panelled bath with tiled surround and shower over, bidet and pedestal wash basin. BEDROOM THREE is a double room with Victorian fireplace and pedestal wash basin. BEDROOM FOUR is a double room with Victorian fireplace, inner lobby with airing cupboard and doors to BATHROOM with panelled bath, pedestal wash basin and shower cubicle and to BEDROOM FIVE, a double room with part vaulted ceiling.

Second Floor

A galleried landing leads to two, good sized LOFT ROOMS with scope for use as TWO FURTHER BEDROOMS 7 and 8.

Lower Ground Floor

CELLAR with lobby and two good sized rooms ample ceiling height.


The property is approached over a long and attractive tree-lined driveway to a parking and turning area next to the house and a DOUBLE GARAGE (21 x 20 ).

The gardens mainly lie to the front of the house and initially comprise three large terraces mainly laid to lawn and joined by wide stone steps. The gardens are enhanced by mature trees, well-stocked borders and mature rhododendrons and azaleas provide an abundance of colour in the Spring. In addition, there is a Japanese themed garden with acers, hawthorn avenue and an orchard. To the west of the house is a paddock and to the south is an area of woodland planted with a wide variety of trees.

There are various outhouses next to the house, including an old wash house with an original copper .

Set on the northern boundary of the property is a walled courtyard and traditional, two storey BARN (overall 74 x 14 ), mainly of stone/cob construction and divided into a number of rooms. It is considered that the barn has potential for conversion, subject to the necessary consents.

Bordered by a small stream on the southern boundary, the property stands in 5.86 ACRES in total.


Mains water and electricity. Private drainage system (installed October 2019). Oil-fired central heating.


Strictly by confirmed prior appointment please through the sole selling agents, Stags on 01769 572263.


From South Molton, leave via New Road on the B3137 signed to Witheridge. Stay on this road and drive through the villages of Alswear and Meshaw. Soon after Meshaw turn right at Gidley Cross. Follow this road for a short distance and then turn left at Burrow Cross signed Worlington/Drayford. Stay on this road for approximately two miles and turn right at Thornhill Chapel Cross signed Worlington/Lapford. Stay on this road and continue into East Worlington, drive through the village and into the valley and continue straight on at the next junction towards West Worlington. At the junction keep right and continue up the hill through the village. Leave the village and the private driveway to the property will be found after a quarter of a mile on the right.

Arrange viewing 01769 358002

Stags - South Molton

29 The Square, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3AQ

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