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Property Details

Guide Price £1,100,000
4 bedrooms
Haytor, Dartmoor
Recently Sold
  • Approximately 12 Acres
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • 35' Kitchen-Family Room
  • Conservatory
  • Master Bedroom Suite with Dressing Room, Walk in Wardrobe and En-suite
  • Three Further Bedrooms - One With En-Suite
  • Family Bathroom
  • Imposing Gated Driveway
  • Excellent Grazing and Equestrian Facilities
  • Outstanding Views
The Nest occupies an outstanding situation on the south-eastern slopes of Dartmoor around 800 ft above sea level with panoramic 180 degree views stretching across South Devon towards the coast at Teignmouth and Torbay. Haytor is a quiet rural area, yet easy to access, located just 8 miles from the market town of Newton Abbot and a mere 10 minute drive of the A38 at Drumbriddges for Plymouth, Exeter and the national motorway network beyond.

Haytor Vale has a restaurant/public house, The Rock Inn, and the nearby village of Ilsington a pub, church, primary school, community village shop and country house hotel with spa.

The towns of Bovey Tracey and Ashburton are around 10 and 15 minutes drive respectively and provide a good range of everyday shops and amenities. Exeter (30 minutes) is a major regional centre for business and culture and has an airport with connections to many U.K. cities and an increasing number of international destinations.There is first class riding and walking country on the doorstep with very little roadwork to hack out onto the open moor.

One of the areas finest homes and serenely set at the end of an imposing electric gated driveway, The Nest offers complete privacy and truly exceptional views. Behind its slate-hung exterior lies spacious accommodation designed to make the very most of the Devon landscape.The house features engineered oak flooring throughout its ground floor, a bespoke oak staircase and a superb kitchen-family room with high-end kitchen.

Outside, in addition to mature gardens with various seating and entertaining areas from which to enjoy the fabulous views, there is almost 12 acres of adjoining fields providing excellent, well drained grazing and with a well screened stable block. The land makes The Nest the perfect property for those with equestrian interests, or for those just seeking peace and privacy as the land envelops the property on three sides.
Entrance Porch
Approached via the open-fronted garage. Double coats cupboard. Pair of oak glazed doors to
Reception Hall
14’8” x 11 Oak staircase to the upper floor. Engineered oak flooring. Walk-through to
Dining Room
19’ x 13’ Engineered oak flooring continuing from the hall. Ceiling spotlights. Rear aspect window and sliding glazed door to conservatory with lovely views. Three steps down to
Inner Lobby
Door off to cloakroom/WC, study and
Living Room
20’10” x 15’8” Two sets of patio doors with stunning views towards the coast on the horizon. Engineered oak flooring. Light stone open fireplace with slate hearth. Ceiling spotlights. TV points, telephone point and lamp circuit.
11’10” x 8’9” Patio door to the gardens. Wood book/storage shelving along one wall. Engineered oak flooring. Ceiling spotlights.
Playroom/Second Study
11’8 x 8’9” Engineered oak flooring. Window to conservatory.
Kitchen/Family Room
35’10” x 18’3” reducing to 14’6” Stylish range of glass fronted kitchen cupboards and drawers including large island unit with polished granite worktops and glazed breakfast bar. Siemens appliances including two fan ovens, micro-wave and steam oven. American-style fridge-freezer, Induction hob, Coffee machine. Neff integrated dishwasher. Ceiling spotlights. Wine storage. Walk-in larder. Utility room. Doors to the conservatory. Window over sink with stunning views. Four sets of French doors in the family area. Engineered oak floors.
31’4” x 11’2” at most. Two doors to the garden. Stunning views over south Devon.
First Floor Landing
31’4” x 11’2” at most. Two doors to the garden. Stunning views over south Devon.
Bedroom 1
13’6” x 12’8” plus Dressing Room 17’6” x 7’10” with stunning views over the gardens, fields, the moor and the coast in the distance. Ceiling spotlights. Walk-in dressing area with wardrobes along one wall. Two wall mirrors.
White shower enclosure with overhead shower, wash basin inset to tiled surround, WC and bidet. Velux roof window. Tiled walls and floor.
Bedroom 2
10’3” x 11’8” Two windows with stunning views. Ceiling spotlights.
Bedroom 3
11’8” x 9’8” Window with stunning views. Fitted wardrobe. Ceiling spotlights.
Family Bathroom
12’4” x 5’9” Contemporary white suite of bath with side mounted taps and shower, twin wash basins WC and bidet. Attractive tiled walls. Engineered oak flooring. Ceiling spotlights. Velux roof window.
Guest Bedroom Suite
14’4” x 14’2” Plus entrance area with airing cupboard off. Two fitted windows. Window with good views.
White suite of shower enclosure, wash basin, WC and bidet. Tiled walls. Ceiling spotlights.
The Nest is approached via a private driveway with security gates and leading down to a wide stone-chipped parking and turning area for numerous vehicles and with open-fronted double garage at the rear of the house.
Open-fronted Double Garage
20’ x 17’10” Security lights. Covered access to the main entrance and gate through to gardens.

The gardens provide a wonderful secluded setting with large expanses of lawn, interspersed with shrubs and trees, a decked entertaining area with hot-tub, paved seating terrace which wraps around the corner of the property, useful under house storage basement and summerhouse. There is gated access from the garden to the large field in front of the house and to the area where the stables are positioned.
Stable Block
Incorporating two good sized stables and one small stable, tack room, store and hay-barn/fourth stable. Water and power. There is a fairly level schooling area in front of the stables and gated access to the land which is divided into four fields with a mixture of post and rail fencing and mixed, hedgerow boundaries. The land also has a secondary access, via a right of way from the road around the corner from the property.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil heating
From Drumbridges roundabout on the A38, take the A382 Bovey Straights road and on reaching the second mini roundabout, turn left on to the B3387 signposted for Haytor and Widecombe. Continue along this road and bear left at Five Wyches Cross, following signs for Haytor and Widecombe. Proceed for just under three miles up on the open Moor, and turn left signposted for Haytor Vale and Ilsington. Stay on this road for 0.6 of a mile and the driveway leading to The Nest will be found on the left, by “May Cottage”.


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.