Calverleigh, Tiverton, Devon, EX16


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
A delightful country house in beautiful secluded position within its own estate. 6 Bedrooms, 4 reception rooms, 4 en-suites plus family bathroom. Indoor swimming pool. Farmhouse kitchen with four oven Aga. Separate annexe. 3 Bedroom cottage. 3 Bedroom bungalow. A good range of outbuildings. Stable. Pony paddock by main house. Further pasture. Young and mature woodland. Superb large pond. Set in approximately 24 acres. EPC Band D.


Bradleigh Down enjoys a wonderful secluded position. The house is completely surrounded by the land and woodland which provides complete privacy. It is approached from a quiet country lane by a long well maintained gated entrance road which is flanked by wide grass verges of a magnificent avenue of tall oak beech and lime trees.


The estate stands on a spur of land to the west of Tiverton from where there are lovely views across rolling wooded countryside, the Exe Valley, Exmoor and Blackdown Hills.


Tiverton is an historic market town with an 11th Century castle and fine parish church. The town is intersected by the River Exe and has good shopping, recreational and schooling facilities including the well known

public school of Blundell's. Exeter is approximately 13 miles to the south of Tiverton and has all the facilities of a country town and regional centre including a magnificent Cathedral and famous university.



Road: A361 3 miles with dual carriageway link to M5/Junction 27 10 miles.

Rail: Mainline railway station at Junction 27 Paddington 130 minutes.

Air: National and international flights from Exeter and Bristol.


Principal house (over 6000 square feet) - drawing room, dining room, study/library, large kitchen/living room, utility, cellar, superb conservatory, landing, 6 bedrooms, 4 en-suite plus family bathroom and a self contained annexe. Charming gardens and extensive wooded grounds, pasture, indoor swimming pool with versatile suite over, biomass wood burning central heating and hot water system. Detached cottage and detached bungalow, stable yard with outbuildings including large games

room with further potential development, subject to planning permission and general purpose farm buildings, large duck/trout pond, mature trees, young hardwood plantation, productive pasture land.


At the end of the avenue the entrance road divides with a gravelled drive leading past The Bungalow and the entrance for the Cottage to a wide parking and turning sweep by the house which has its principal elevation facing south overlooking the grounds along the full length of which runs a conservatory. Adjoining the eastern end of the property lies a substantial

extension which incorporates a large indoor heated swimming pool with a cloakroom/changing room and substantial function facility offering enormous potential for further ancillary accommodation or appropriate alternative if required.


There are records for a settlement of land made in the 19th year of Edward I by Serlo, Baron de Frogyswill on Peter, son of Simon Molland in free marriage with Serlos daughter which was witnessed by Robert and Richard de Bradley inferring that Bradleys may have been living at Bradley Down in about 1290. The neighbouring farm Great Bradley was presumably the family home and the houses of West, Middle and Lower Bradley were similarly to down land given to members of the family. The walls of the original part of the house may possibly date from the 13th/14th Century but are believed to be at least as early as the 16th/17th Century. The house was clearly much enlarged and gentrified in the 18th and 19th Centuries creating a predominantly Georgian house that we see today. Further records show the house being lived in by a farmer with a big family called Towser around 1890 and whom put in the stained glass window by the staircase. There are also records that Mr Gridleston, retired house master from Charter House making present drive instead of the old one leading to Great Bradley.


Entrance Porch with door to Rear Entrance Hall with tiled floor and door to Open Plan Kitchen/Living Area: A substantial room with superb spacious kitchen area, large fireplace with tiled splash backs and sides with inset four oven Aga. Comprehensive range of solid timber cupboards with drawers and work top over, tiled splash backs and Belfast sink with drainer to side, mixer tap and recess for dishwasher, tiled floor, exposed cross beam and four ceiling light points and large recess for cooker again with tiled splash backs. Living area with continuation of tiled floor, secondary staircase to first floor. Utility with Belfast sink, mixer tap with cupboards and drawers, tiled splash back, plumbing for washing machine, space for dryers, chest freezers etc, tiled floor, built-in large shelved cupboard. Cloakroom/Boot Room: Coat hooks to two walls and further door to

Cloakroom with pedestal wash hand basin, tiled splash back, separate low level WC. Cellar with timber wine bins. Drawing Room with stripped oak floor, fireplace with solid fuel burning cast iron stove with slate hearth, two oak cross beams, two doors to conservatory, original shutters and radiator. Dining Room with superb ornate carved Minster fireplace, oak dado panelling, three exposed cross beams with chamfered ends, two doors to conservatory with original shutters and radiator. Study/Library with continuation of stripped oak floors, stone fireplace, exposed ceiling timbers and radiator. French door to garden. Side Hall with stairs to first floor and doors to Large Indoor Swimming Pool with tiled floor, large floor to ceiling window to southerly aspect overlooking garden, large tiled area suitable for hot tub etc. Changing Room with shower facilities, wash hand basin, low

level WC.


Spacious landing area with interconnecting door to main landing of house and further door to Function Room, a large versatile area useful for further ancillary accommodation to main house or even self contained flat subject to the appropriate consent, could also make a superb gym or large play room if required. Landing 2 with superb galleried landing overlooking main hall with chandelier, large built-in storage cupboard and hatch to roof space. Main Bedroom Suite (1) with superb marble fireplace with iron grate. Dressing Room with built-in wardrobes and radiator with door to Balcony with large south facing with views over the grounds. En-suite bathroom with bath with central tap feature, separate corner shower cubicle with superb built in shower, low level WC, wash hand basin, tiled floor and fully tiled walls. Bedroom 2 with open fireplace cast iron with wood mantel

surround, radiator. En-suite Shower Room with fully tiled shower cubicle, wash hand basin and low level WC, tiled floor. Bathroom with panel bath with integral shower and tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC, radiator. Bedroom 3 with radiator, wash hand basin and large built-in walk-in wardrobe cupboard. Bedroom 4 with double glazed window. Door to En-suite bathroom with wash hand basin, low level bath and low level WC. Bedroom 5 with


Annexe Self Contained Unit: with marble fireplace with cast iron grate with wood burner, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back, built-in wardrobe cupboard and radiator. Doors to outside. Further door leading to Bedroom 6 with fireplace with timber mantel, built-in wardrobe cupboard and door to En-suite with corner shower cubicle with fitted shower, low level WC, wash hand basin and tiled floor.


Garage 20'6 x 40'0 built of brick with stone beneath a slate roof with up and over door.


The well kept and stocked gardens are a feature of Bradleigh Down and provide a delightful setting for the house.

The entrance drive via electric gates is flanked with lawned park like gardens which is sheltered by high evergreen hedges and have a mixed borders or ornamental shrubs and rose bushes. To the south the front of the house, is a further large and recently constructed patio and pond and an area flanked with beds of flowers and shrubs beyond which lies a large lawned area with further ornamental shrubs, trees and rose beds. From the garden a woodland path leads through the grounds which stand high beech, oak and ash trees and banks of rhododendrons leading to the tennis lawn with mesh tennis fence. Large duck/trout pond adjoins this area and is particularly peaceful and idyllic


A detached single storey cottage with colour washed elevations beneath a slate roof. Enclosed entrance porch with half glazed door to Sitting Room with wood burning stove and tiled hearth, radiator. Kitchen with panelled kitchen units with stainless steel sink units with mixer tap and single drainer. Floor cupboards and drawers with work tops above, fitted wall cupboards, space and plumbing for washing machine, electric cooker panel and electric fan filter, oil fired central heating boiler and side door to Conservatory with views over gardens and beyond. Inner hall with airing cupboard and lagged hot water cylinder with immersion heater. Bathroom with panel bath with electric shower unit over, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, radiator and electric shaver point. Bedroom 1 with built-in wardrobe, radiator. Bedroom 2 with built-in wardrobe and radiator. Bedroom 3 with double and single fitted wardrobes and radiator. The Bungalow stands in its own private lawned garden with superb views, ornamental shrubs, trees and rose beds.


Situated around a small enclosed courtyard to the rear of the main house comprising of a detached two storey cottage the details of which follow. Well presented single framed conservatory with door to Dining room/Living area with tiled floor, radiator and stairs to first floor. Kitchen with recently fitted units to three walls comprising roll top work surfaces with drawers and cupboards under with cupboards over and incorporating stainless steel sink unit, radiator, space and plumbing for washing machine. Cloakroom with low level WC, wash hand basin and tiled floor. A large sitting room area with tiled floor, French windows to rear enclosed private courtyard garden, radiator, beamed ceiling. Bedroom 1 with large inglenook fireplace, radiator and door to en-suite with corner shower unit, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, exposed stone wall, tiled floor. Bedroom 2 with radiator and door to ensuite with low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, radiator and tiled

floor. Bedroom 3 with radiator and door to en-suite with panel bath, separate shower unit, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin.

To the rear elevation of this cottage lies an enclosed level and private courtyard making a secure and private setting for any potential guests.


There is a pony paddock adjacent to the main house. Adjacent to the garden is a stable block comprising of a range of five loose boxes built of block timber and corrugated asbestos each approximately

10'0 x 10'0 with adjoining store and further stable approximately

15'0 x 9'0 built-in brick and slate.

Large workshop/games room: Currently arranged as a games room a superb spacious area provides further potential for a lettable unit subject to the appropriate consent. Power, lighting and central heating, constructed of block beneath a corrugated asbestos lined roof with Cloakroom to one corner with low level WC and wash hand basin


Approached by a separate access to the entrance road leading to a

large concrete yard off which are the following:-

Two-Bay Implement Store. General Purpose Covered Yard: Approx 90'0 x 40'0 .

Further Lean-To: Approx 30'0 x 30'0

Range Of Three Calving Pens. Off-lying buildings 30'0 x 30'0 temporarily subdivided into three pens and fodder storage area behind which lies a Large Poly Tunnel with adjoining level and well maintained vegetable garden.


The land completely surrounds the house giving it protection and seclusion. A number of mature trees are a special feature to Bradleigh Down. Its previous owners planted extensive areas of indigenous species of mixed hard wood under a Farm Woodland Scheme. From the garden to the south there is a small private valley with magnificent stand of mature trees and young plantations surrounding a large Duck/Trout Pond. This delightful area forms a natural extension to the garden. From the outbuildings a farm track runs through the land together with the main entrance road providing excellent access to

all enclosures. There are five good level paddocks, footpaths cross part of the land.


There is consent to build a replacement dwelling on the site of the bungalow. Permission is for a two storey four bedroom house. Further info can be found on the Mid Devon District Council website.

On the home page click on planning. Then click on 'search and comment on planning applications.' Then click on 'search', and then finally, in the search box, enter in the reference number 16/01711/FULL. The documents can be looked at by clicking on 'documents'.


Strictly by prior appointment through the agent Stags on 01884 235705.


From M5 (J27) Tiverton Parkway Station take the A361 North Devon Link Road. Continue to the roundabout and take the first left. At the next roundabout go straight across, passing The College on your right hand side. At the mini roundabout take the 3rd exit, passing Tiverton Hospital on the right. Straight across at the mini roundabout. At the next roundabout take the exit towards Witheridge on the B3137.

Continue along this road (known as Rackenford Road) for approximately 3.5 miles. Continue through Calverleigh past the Rose & Crown public house on the right. At the fork take the left turning towards Templeton. Continue up over the hill passing the turning for Frogwell and the entrance to Bradleigh Down is the next on the left.


Private and mains water. Mains electricity with solar panels. Private drainage. Central heating. Biomass boiler

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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19 Bampton Street, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6AA

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