Christow, Teign Valley, Devon

Christow, Teign Valley, Devon
  • £495,000


  • 247635
  • Property ID
  • Detached Bungalow, Detached House
  • Property Type
  • 4
  • Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Bathrooms

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  • Address Butts Lane, Christow, Exeter
  • City Exeter
  • Zip/Postal Code EX6 7NN


Idyllic village location and huge garden are just two of the many wonderful features of this home...

NOW SOLD! A very well presented 3/4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with a large garden and far reaching rural views on the edge of Dartmoor National Park and within easy reach of Exeter. Christow is an idyllic village with a great range of amenities and is not far from the south Devon coast.


A beautifully presented and maintained 3/4 bedroom detached home offering one level living in a popular Devon village within the Dartmoor National Park, with a large landscaped garden & rural views. Driveway parking and garage. Solar PV system.

A beautifully presented and maintained 3/4 bedroom detached home offering one level living in a popular Devon village within the Dartmoor National Park, with a large landscaped garden & rural views. Driveway parking and garage. Solar PV system.


Butts Lane is a quiet road lined with individual detached homes on the edge Christow, a popular village with a vibrant and active community located in the pretty Teign Valley just south of Exeter in Devon. The village has a great range of amenities and facilities including the Village Shop, Artichoke Inn, St James’ Church, GP’s Practice, Primary School, and Community hall with sports field, tennis club and skate park.

There are some picturesque walks in the area including at the nearby Tottiford, Trenchford and Kennick Reservoirs, the upper Teign Valley, and or course the walks, pubs and Tors of Dartmoor are only a short drive away. There are several golf clubs in the area including Teign Valley Golf Club, and the Devon coast and beaches not far away.

The village primary school is well supported and has a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating. Secondary schools are located in Kingsteignton and independent schools in Exeter, Teignmouth and Stover. Grammar schools can be found in Torquay.

Christow has the benefit of being rural but is certainly not isolated, The village is well located for commuting to Torbay, Exeter or Plymouth with easy access to the A38 and A380 dual carriageways, and also for access to the rest of the country via the M5 motorway at Exeter. There is a regular local bus service to Exeter where there is a mainline railway station on the main line to London Paddington, around 2.5 hours distant. Exeter also has an airport flying to national and international destinations.


Farleigh is very well presented and maintained throughout and is situated in a generous and broadly level plot of approximately ¼ of an acre. The house is well set back from the road behind a stone wall and five bar gate with front garden and a gravel driveway leading to the garage. The rear garden is very generous and is the result of many years of love and care from the current owners. The house was built in the 1950’s and is predominantly laid out over one level with the roof space having been converted into two further bedrooms. The main bedroom is on the ground floor and has an en suite shower. There is also a modern kitchen, utility room, snug/bedroom 4, recently extended living room with terrific far reaching rural views, modern bathroom. A useful home office is located to the rear of the garage. The property benefits from a 12 Panel Solar PV system keeping energy costs down and producing a useful income.


The smart red composite front door under the storm porch opens to the welcoming hallway laid with wood effect laminate flooring which extends throughout the property, with carpeted stairs rising to the first floor. The recently extending living room is set to the rear of the house and takes in the best of the views with a dual aspect wall of glass overlooking the garden and beyond to the opposite side of the Teign Valley and Haldon Forest. This room is currently split into sitting and dining areas with a wood-burning stove at the sitting room end, either side of which are built in cupboards. A door leads to the utility room with space for a washing machine, a range of storage cupboards and doors to the front and rear gardens.

The kitchen is also to the rear of the house so benefits for the afore mentioned views through the large window over the sink, making washing up much less of a chore. There is a range of modern gloss white floor and wall storage cupboards with cream work surfaces, space for a freestanding cooker with extractor over, and space for an undercounter fridge. At the front of the property is a snug with large window looking over the front garden and a wood-burning stove. However, this room could also be used as a ground floor double bedroom if required. The main bedroom is on the ground floor with views over the front garden and a built in wardrobe. The modern en suite has a heated towel rail, shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.

The family bathroom is part tiled with tiled floor and modern white suite with chrome fittings including a bath with shower over, wash basin and WC.

To the first floor are two further bedrooms off the landing both with Velux and side windows, again taking in the fabulous rural and village views. One is a double room and the other a single or possibly a twin room due to the central chimney. There is plenty of eaves storage to both sides of these rooms.

Accessed externally and adjoined to the rear of the garage is a further room which makes a great home office or studio.


The entire plot extends to approximately 0.25 of an acre and is broadly level. The house is well set back from the lane behind a five bar gate, stone wall and hedge with a gravel driveway providing parking for two or three cars and leading to the single garage. The front garden is laid to lawn with planted flower and shrub borders and wooden fencing to the side boundaries.

The very generous rear garden is beautifully maintained and is the product of many years of love and care from the current owners. Off the rear of the house is a gravelled terraced area with pond and water features with several places to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet, surrounded by a low wooden fence to keep young children safe. Beyond this a gravel path runs down the centre of the garden past two lawned areas interspersed with planted shrub and flower borders, seating areas and small trees. Beyond a trellis at the far end of the formal garden is a large and productive kitchen garden with several raised beds and fruit trees, with paved or gravel pathways in between. There is a green house, shed, composting area, and play house. In all, certainly enough to keep the most green fingered garden enthusiast happy!

Wooden fencing runs along the side boundaries and there is a hedge at the far end of the garden. There is also a useful undercover clothes drying area. I’m really looking forward to seeing how the garden comes into its own as we move into spring.

Solar PV System: The 12 panel 2.4kW solar PV system was installed in 2013 by the current owners and has the benefit of the Feed in Tariff (FIT) available at the time which currently gives a return in the region of £500 – £600 per Annum, as well as reducing electricity bills.

Tenure: Freehold

Council Tax: Council Tax band D – for the 01/04/2022 to 31/03/2023 financial year is approx. £2,167

Services: Mains water, drainage, and electricity. Night Storage Heaters and Wood-Burning Stoves.

Local Authority: Teignbridge District Council, Forde House, Brunel Rd, Newton Abbot TQ12 4XX, 01626 361101.

Viewings: Strictly by appointment with the selling agent: James Taylor – The Agency UK Teignbridge.

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