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Property Details

6 bedrooms
East Street, Ashburton
  • Hall
  • Sitting Room
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen and Snug
  • Boot Room
  • Utility
  • Six Bedrooms
  • Dressing Room
  • Two Bathrooms
  • Shower Room
  • Galleried Landing
  • Two Staircases
  • Courtyard
  • Decked Seating Area
  • Lawned Garden
  • Off-street parking

THE GLASS HOUSE is located towards the upper end of East Street, one of the main thoroughfares within this lovely old Dartmoor town.

Ashburton has a thriving local community and a great range of independent shops including butchers, patisserie/bakery, delicatessen, fish deli, greengrocers and post office. There are numerous cafes, restaurants and inns, and in recent years the town has become a centre for antiques and crafts.

The rugged landscape of the open moor is just a few minutes car journey, and the A38 Expressway brings the cities of Plymouth and Exeter, with the M5 motorway link, within easy reach.

THE GLASS HOUSE is one of Ashburton’s most distinctive and architecturally interesting Listed buildings.

Behind its bay-windowed and hung slate façade lies extensive accommodation, with many lovely period features including wall panelling/joinery, numerous fine fireplaces including a woodburner in the living room and plaster ceiling cornices.

This is harmoniously combined with some modern kitchen and bathroom fittings, gas fired heating with condensing boiler and secondary double glazing to the East Street elevation. The property is presented in good internal and external decoration.

The walled garden is laid out on two levels, with enclosed courtyard and smart decked seating areas and timber staircase giving access to a very private upper lawn.

Conditional planning was granted in 2010 (now lapsed) for a stylish architect designed extension incorporating the courtyard with the ground floor accommodation.

walls lined with timber panelling. Radiator. Multi-paned door to the courtyard and garden.
Sitting/Dining Room
26’ x 10’10” overall, divided into two distinct areas by an angled fireplace with stone chimney breast. Oak floorboards. Plaster cornice and oval ceiling moulding. Secondary double glazed window and to East Street and side window to courtyard aspects. Archway through to
24’8” x 10’2” with light wood finish units along two walls, large white ceramic sink with chrome mixer tap. Breakfast bar. Stainless steel electric oven and induction hob. Window to courtyard. Plumbing for dishwasher. Tiled floor. STEP UP TO SNUG with ceiling height extending to the upper floor. Exposed stonework to end wall with large fireplace opening with Jotul gas fired coal effect stove (currently not connected). Window and door to the courtyard. Spiral staircase with oak treads to GALLERIED LANDING with bathroom and stairs to the second floor.
Boot Room/Study
12’2” x 9’10” A multi-purpose room with slate flooring. Granite fireplace opening. Original wall alcove. Access through to
9’10” x 5’5” plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble drier. Door to the courtyard.
First Floor Landing
with window overlooking the courtyard. Radiator.
Bedroom 1
14’9” x 11’2” secondary double glazed bay window taking in East Street and views towards the hills that surround the town. Fireplace with period surround. Dado wall rail. Radiator.
Bedroom 2
15’ x 11’ secondary double glazed window to East Street with views of hills. Plaster ceiling cornice. Dado wall rail. Radiator.
Bedroom 3
12’3” x 10’ with window to the courtyard. Period fireplace. Radiator. Waxed pine-fronted deep cupboard and drawers.
Shower Room
white suite with glazed shower enclosure, wash basin inset to stand with cupboard beneath, wc. Exposed floorboards. Window to the courtyard. Towel radiator.
Second Floor Landing
with window. Hatch with access ladder to very large attic roof space with boarding and electric light.
Bedroom 4
15’2” x 11’3” secondary double glazed window to East Street with views to hills. Period fireplace. Dado wall rail. Radiator.
Bedroom 5
14’2” x 11’ secondary double glazed bay window with window seat and some lovely views along East Street and Ashburton with the hills beyond. Period fireplace. Radiator.
Shower Room
white Heritage suite of pedestal wash basin and wc, shower with curved glass enclosure. Chrome towel radiator. Limestone tiled floor. Two windows. Shelved linen cupboard with stripped timber mirrored door
Principal Bedroom
24’2” x 9’4” with ceiling height extending to the full roof height at one end containing exposed timbering and two Velux windows. Period fireplace. Two side windows. Waxed pine-fronted wardrobe and storage cupboard. Radiator. Connecting door to
Bedroom 7
(also accessed via the rear staircase) 11’2” x 8’4” with windows to two aspects. Radiator. Door with staircase to galleried landing and
white suite of roll-top bath with panel surround, separate shower, wc and wash basin inset to vanity unit with cupboard beneath. Painted floorboards. Window overlooking the courtyard. Radiator.
Immediately adjoining the rear of the house is a private paved courtyard, approximately 28’ x 10’ with access through to a LARGE PATIO SEATING AREA with stone terracing, flower beds and STONE AND SLATE STORE/WORKSHOP which has power and light connected.

A timber staircase and stone steps lead to a further WALLED GARDEN approximately 40’ x 30’ with level lawn, deep raised beds planted with a variety of shrubs, plants and trees. There is a pond and a garden shed.

All three outside areas enjoy excellent privacy.

A parking space and bin store are located across the road from the property.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these details, it should be noted that the measurements are approximate only. Floorplans are for representation purposes only and prepared according to the RICS Code of Measuring Practice by our floorplan provider. Therefore, the layout of doors, windows and rooms are approximate and should be regarded as such by any prospective purchaser. Any internal photographs are intended as a guide only and it should not be assumed that any of the furniture/fittings are included in any sale. Where shown, details of lease, ground rent and service charge are provided by the vendor and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, as the information may not have been verified and further checks should be made either through your solicitor/conveyance. Where appliances, including central heating, are mentioned, it cannot be assumed that they are in working order, as they have not been tested. Please also note that wiring, plumbing and drains have not been checked.