Ilsington, Dartmoor, Devon

Ilsington, Dartmoor, Devon
  • £700,000


  • 250754
  • Property ID
  • Detached House
  • Property Type
  • 5
  • Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Bathrooms

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  • Address Simms Hill, Ilsington, Newton Abbot
  • City Newton Abbot
  • Zip/Postal Code TQ13 9RN


A substantial 5 Bedroom (1 en suite), 3 reception room period farmhouse in a popular Dartmoor village. Front & rear garden & detached 0.5 acre garden close by with further 1.5 acres by separate negotiation.

A substantial 5 Bedroom (1 en suite), 3 reception room period farmhouse in a popular Dartmoor village. Front & rear garden & detached 0.5 acre garden close by with further 1.5 acres by separate negotiation.


Ilsington is a popular village on the southern slopes of Dartmoor. Situated within the National Park, some of the most beautiful parts of the moor, notably Haytor Rocks are close to hand. The village is known for its thriving community and there is a local pub, a community run shop, primary school, church and playing fields close at hand. Dartmoor is a walkers paradise and also offers miles of on and off road cycle routes.

The south Devon coast with the sandy beaches and boating facilities of Teignmouth or Torbay are easily reached. There are several golf clubs in the area including Teign Valley, Dainton, and Teignmouth.

As well as the local village primary school, secondary schools are available in Ashburton, Kingsteignton and Newton Abbot. Independent schools are in Stover, Exeter and Teignmouth. Plus there are Grammar schools in Torquay.

Ilsington is only 5 to 6 minutes’ drive from the A38 and around 25 minutes from Exeter. It is only 15 minutes’ drive from the market town of Newton Abbot with its comprehensive facilities and main line railway station on the London Paddington line, and under 10 minutes’ drive from the small town of Bovey Tracey. There is a regular bus service to Newton Abbot. Exeter Airport flies to national and international destinations.


Town Barton is a substantial period farmhouse located in the centre of the village with easy access to the local amenities. Constructed of solid granite stone walls with rendered elevations beneath a pitched slate roof, the house is thought to originally date from the 1700’s but was mostly rebuilt in 1895. The property has been well maintained by the current owners and offers spacious family accommodation over two floors plus a very useful basement room, in all extending to around 250 sqm.

In brief, the ground floor has three reception rooms including a family room, sitting room, dining room, a large kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, boot room, and a cloakroom/WC off the central hallway. The first floor has five bedrooms (1 en suite) plus a large family bath and shower room. There is also a huge loft space which offers further potential for development subject to the necessary permissions.

Outside there are front and rear gardens attached to the property, and driveway parking. A short walk down Simms Hill is a garden/kitchen garden of approximately 0.5 acres. A field measuring approximately 1.5 acres adjoining the kitchen garden is also available to purchase by separate negotiation.


A solid wood front door below a storm porch opens to the hallway which runs centrally from the front to the back of the house with new wood effect laminate flooring, and stairs rising to the first floor. There are generous ceiling heights throughout adding to the spacious feel. To the front of the house are two of the large reception rooms with a lovely outlook over the village to the countryside beyond. The family room has a wood-burning stove fitted in an exposed stone fire place with oak mantle above and a slate hearth. Opposite the family room, the sitting room has an electric fire with a polished stone surround and hearth with a period style mantlepiece.

At the other end of the hallway to the rear of the house is the kitchen/breakfast room with tiled floor. The kitchen was renewed in 2019 and features a comprehensive range of sage coloured shaker style units above and below the wood effect worktops with inset stainless steel sink and drainer and inset induction hob. There is an integrated eye level double oven & grill and an integrated dishwasher. There is plenty of space for a farmhouse table and chairs and the recess in the chimney breast, which would have once housed the range, provides space for additional storage. Adjoining the kitchen is the utility room with further storage units below a work surface and space for a combination washing & drying machine.

On the other side of the hall from the kitchen is the downstairs cloakroom/WC opposite which is a coat and boot room, just past this is the dining room. This area could provide potential for a downstairs bedroom and bathroom if required. A door opens from the hallway to the stairs to the basement currently used for storage, however, would make a fantastic media or games room.

There is a large landing to the first floor where a window to the front of the house gives magnificent far reaching views over the village and surrounding countryside. In fact, on a clear day you can just about make out the glint of the sea at the mouth of the Teign Estuary. The main bedroom, with similar views, has built in wardrobes, feature period fireplace, plus a fully tiled en suite bathroom with a shower over the bath. Bedroom two has the same lovely outlook, a feature period fireplace and built in wardrobes. Bedroom 3 is particularly generous with two windows to the rear, and has loft access. Bedroom four is a double room with a window to the side of the house and bedroom 5 makes a fine home office if required. The large family bathroom is fully tiled and has a shower cubicle as well as a bath plus wash basin, WC and bidet.


The front garden is mostly laid to gravel with a low castellated wall and bushes giving privacy from the lane. There is plenty of space for garden furniture and the front garden gets the best of the morning sun. A gate leads to the parking area at the side of the house where there is space for three cars. At the rear of the house is an open porch leading to a pathway through an arch to the enclosed rear garden. There is paved pathway to the lawn with flower and shrub boarders with a seating area to one side. The lawn extends to the side of the house where there is a potting shed. The garden adjoined to the house offers plenty of outside space for day to day use without the need for constant maintenance.

For the more green fingered, or when the children require tiring out, there is a further 0.5 acre garden a short walk down Simms Hill accessed via a 5 bar gate. This is a wonderful space with some beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, woodland and moorland. There is a large productive kitchen garden area divided into various sections and beds. This garden area is fenced off from the neighbouring field, which is also is available for sale by separate negotiation and extends to approximately 1.5 acres. Further details available on request from the selling agent.

Tenure: Freehold

Council Tax: Council Tax band F – for the 01/04/2023 to 31/03/2024 financial year is approx.. £3,130

Services; Mains water, and electricity, private drainage with shared septic tank, oil fired central heating.

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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