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Bedrooms: 6
A superbly presented period house with ancillary accommodation set on the outskirts of the village. Main house with 3/4 receptions, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Additional converted barn with kitchen/living room and 2 en-suite bedrooms. Large, well-maintained gardens with stunning views over the Mole valley. Total about 1 acre. EPC Band D. Freehold. Council Tax Band E.


Holt Gate is superbly set on the northern outskirts of the very sought after village of Chittlehamholt, which has a church, village hall, community shop and public house, The Exeter Inn. Also situated on the other side of the village is the renowned Highbullen Hotel & Country Club with its 18 hole golf course and very impressive state of the art leisure facilities.

The local towns of South Molton and Chulmleigh lie about seven miles away respectively and offer a good range of further amenities including schooling to secondary level. The larger regional centre of Barnstaple is about 13 miles and the Cathedral City of Exeter is about 28 miles to the south east.

Both Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks as well as the renowned North Devon coastline are within easy reach by car.


Holt Gate is a highly attractive character property which is Grade II listed and is believed to date from the early 16th Century and is noted as being a 'particularly interesting example' with 'exceptionally high quality interior carpentry'. The accommodation is beautifully presented throughout whilst retaining much of the character associated with a building of its era.

To the rear of the house is a single storey barn that has been converted to a high standard. The barn offers much flexibility in that it can be used either to extend the existing accommodation, as holiday accommodation or for a dependant relative.

The gardens and grounds with the property are also highly attractive and there is a stunning outlook across the Mole Valley to the south east.


To the front is an open PORCH with front door into the CROSS PASSAGE with original oak plank and muntin screens. To the left is a SITTING ROOM with an original timber jetty, exposed ceiling beams and timbers and an impressive fireplace with beam over and oil-fired 'wood burner'. To the other side of the hall is a DINING ROOM with flagstone floor and exposed ceiling timbers. The KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM is superbly fitted with a modern range of base units with granite worktops, matching central island unit, matching wall cupboards, window seat, two built-in ovens with hob over, sink unit and Rayburn. The UTILITY is fitted with modern units, sink unit and plumbing for washing machine and door into a shelved LARDER. Second DINING ROOM with glazed double doors to the garden terrace, further glazed double doors to the courtyard and door to STUDY/OFFICE and CLOAKROOM. The very impressive VAULTED SITTING ROOM has glazed double doors to the garden, similar doors to the courtyard, slate flagstone floor and stone fireplace with oil-fired 'wood burner'. At one end is a plumbed BAR.


The Cottage

Forming the back drop to the rear paved courtyard is a superbly converted barn that provides additional accommodation to the main house and has the flexibility to be used as a holiday cottage or annexe. There is also the possibility to create two 1 bed units if required.

Currently there is a spacious, open plan KITCHEN/LIVING ROOM with the kitchen area fitted with an excellent range of modern units, sink, breakfast bar and integrated appliances. The living area has a flame effect fire, store cupboard and TV shelf. There are TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS, both with adjacent and well appointed SHOWER ROOMS.


There is off road parking to the side of the house with a GARAGE that also gives vehicular access to the courtyard.

The beautifully maintained GARDENS are a particularly attractive feature of the property. To the front of the house is a large expanse of lawn stretching away towards the village interspersed with mature trees, There is a rockery and ornamental pond as well as a productive vegetable garden with greenhouse. To the eastern side of the house, leading directly from the vaulted sitting room is a terraced seating area with gazebo leading onto a further area of lawn with well stocked borders and particularly fine views across the valley. An excellent HUNTLEY GREENHOUSE (12' X 8') complements the garden superbly.

In total Holt Gate extends to a fraction under 1 ACRE.


Mains water and electricity, oil fired central heating. Private drainage system.


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


From South Molton proceed south out of the town on the B3226 and stay on this road for approximately 4 miles before taking the right turn signposted to Chittlehamholt. Proceed up the hill and at the 'T' junction, turn left. Drive towards the village and Holt Gate is the first property on the left.

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Stags - South Molton

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

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