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Property Details

Guide Price £795,000
7 bedrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
  • Shower Room
  • Self-Contained Two-Bedroom Cottage
  • Coach House Building For Repair
  • Covered Verandah
  • Private Gardens And Grounds
  • Plenty of Parking
Cleavehurst is situated around a ten minute walk from the centre of the small South Dartmoor former mill town of Buckfastleigh, which lies off the A38 at the approximate mid-way point between Exeter and Plymouth. The town has everyday shops and amenities including Post Office, primary school, Health Centre, heated outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, skate park and bowling green. There is an active local community, and many clubs and societies, and the spectacular landscape of Dartmoor and picturesque Hembury Woods are close to hand.

The larger town of Totnes is around a twenty minute drive and has a mainline railway station, whilst the nearby town of Ashburton has some excellent independent shops and eateries.

Cleavehurst is understood to have been built in 1891 for a Miss Amy Hamlyn, a member of the Hamlyn dynasty of mill owners who operated the local woollen mills up until 1920.

The main house has generously proportioned rooms, with lofty ceiling heights, ceiling cornices, and several fine fireplaces. The majority of windows are double glazed, with the two main reception rooms having single glazed French doors to a classic verandah.

Attached to the main house is a self-contained cottage, the original servants’ quarters, which is currently let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy at £650 per calendar month.

There is a former Coach House in need of repair but with much potential, and the whole property is privately set in mature gardens and grounds, with a walled kitchen garden, sweeping lawns, apple/pear orchard and an area of woodland.

Travelling on the A38 between Ashburton and South Brent, take the Buckfastleigh Dart Bridge exit and turn left at the mini roundabout signposted ‘Local Services’. Stay on this road for 0.9 of a mile and turn right signposted ‘Town Centre’ into Plymouth Road. At the end of the road bear left into Bossell Road and at the end of this road turn left at the ‘T’ junction and then immediately left into Duckspond Road. Cleavehurst is the first property on the left.
Entrance Vestibule
8’ x 6’ Original patterned tiled floor. Part glazed inner door with glazed surrounds, to
Reception Hall
20’9” x 6’2” Wood floorboards. Ceiling cornice. Recess with coat hooks. Dado rail. Understair cupboard. Fine staircase to the first floor.
Drawing Room
18’ x 15’ French doors to verandah. Fireplace with ornate surround and wood burner. Ceiling cornice and picture/plate rail. TV point.
Dining Room
18’2” x 15’2” French doors to verandah. Wood floorboards. Ceiling cornice and picture rail. Polished wood fireplace surround. Side window.
Study/Ground Floor Bedroom
13’6” x 10’ Side aspect window. Marble fireplace (believed to be local Ashburton marble) with chimney capped off. Picture rail.
Ground Floor Shower Room
Double-headed shower, wash basin inset to stand, period WC with high level cistern. Window.
Inner Hall
with connected door to annexe. Door to
16’6” x 11’10” Range of cream-fronted units with polished granite worktops over, Butler’s sink. Gas fired Aga inset to fireplace. Original cupboards to side of chimney breast. Belling range-style oven. Plumbing for dishwasher. Window to drive aspect. Door to
Utility/Boot room
13’4” x 8’ Butler’s sink. Plumbing for washing machine. Ideal gas boiler for radiators and hot water to main house. Window to front aspect. Door to the outside.
First Floor Landing
15’ x 8’3” Large feature window over stairwell. Ceiling cornice. Dado rail. Inner landing with connecting door to annexe.
Bedroom 1
15’7” x 14’ Window overlooking rear garden. Open-fronted wardrobe. Wood floorboards. Shower/basin in one corner of the room. Connecting door to bedroom 5.
Bedroom 2
15’8” X 14’6” Windows to two aspects overlooking the gardens. Picture rail. Wash basin. Storage cupboard. Connecting door to bedroom 5.
Bedroom 3
16’6” x 12’4” Window overlooking the driveway. Wood floorboards. Period cast iron fireplace. Wash basin. Picture rail. Storage cupboard. Airing cupboard.
Bedroom 4
13’2” x 10’2” Side aspect window. Cast iron fireplace with cupboards either side. Painted floorboards. Radiator. Wash basin.
Bedroom 5
15’8” x 7’6” Window overlooking the garden. Connecting doors to bedrooms 1 and 2.
White bath with double-headed shower over, wash basin. Tiled floor and mostly tiled walls. Side window.
Wash basin, period WC with high level cistern. Window. Hatch to roof space.
The Annexe
Living Room and Kitchen
15’8” x 13’5” Windows to two aspects overlooking the garden. Cream-fronted kitchen units, sink, oven, hob and filter hood. Worcester gas boiler. Utility cupboard. Staircase to the first floor, door to
Ground Floor Bathroom
White suite of bath with shower over, wash basin with cupboard beneath, WC. Tiled floor and tiling to two walls. LED ceiling spotlights. Window.
First Floor Landing
Window over stairwell with distant outlook. Storage cupboard with hanging rail.
Bedroom 1
12’8” x 10’ Window with distant outlook. Two shelved cupboards.
Bedroom 2
13’4” x 9’8” Window to front aspect. Two storage cupboards. Recessed area with window with far reaching outlook.
White wash basin, WC. Extractor.
Cleavehurst is approached via two stone piers opening to a driveway with parking for many vehicles. There is a second gated access a little further along the road.
Former Coach House Building
A single storey structure which appears to have been previously arranged as self-contained living accommodation. Now in need of repair.
Two Large Sheds
positioned at the far end of the driveway, one of which could accommodate a small car.
Gardeners WC
The gardens include sweeping expanses of lawn interspersed with many established shrubs and trees, including cherry, bay, acer, red beech, and apple/pear orchard. There is a wooded area containing Western Red conifers, and a large walled kitchen garden. An original verandah runs along the rear of the property.
Strictly by appointment through HOWARD DOUGLAS ESTATE AGENTS, telephone 01364 652656.
Please note
Every care and due diligence has been taken in the preparation of these particulars, but complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. If there is any point that is of particular importance to you, we will be pleased to check it for you. These particulars do not constitute a contract or part of a contract. All measurements (including garden/land sizes) are approximate.

Photographs are reproduced for general information and it cannot be inferred that any item shown is included in the sale.

The Agent has not tested any apparatus, fixtures and fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. A Buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or Surveyor.

References to the tenure of a property are based on information supplied by the Seller. The Agent has not had sight of the Title documents. A Buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor.


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.