Cheriton Bishop, Exeter, EX6

Under Offer ££975,000 Guide

Key Features

Grade II listed Georgian House
Elevated Position
Adaptable Outbuildings
15.48 Acres

About This Property

A beautifully situated family home, comprising the major part of a substantial Grade II listed Georgian House, set in an elevated position and enjoying a southerly aspect with adjoining annexe, adaptable outbuildings and pasture/woodland extending in total to about 15.48 acres.

Venbridge House is an elegant family home. The property dates from 1797 and comprises of a substantial Grade II listed Georgian House, set in an elevated position and with an attractive and open southerly aspect. Although attached, this part enjoys a high degree of seclusion and privacy with the versatility of the property complimented by an attached annexe formed from the conversion of an attached wing and equally suited for incorporation into the main accommodation or as continuing use for a dependant relative, holiday let or potential home office. There is in addition, a further range of adaptable outbuildings, extensive and well stocked gardens together with pasture and amenity woodland. The property extends in total to about 15.48 acres.


This is a beautifully proportioned house, retaining many original features and affording flexible accommodation which would now benefit from some general updating. It is an exceptionally attractive family home with the accommodation comprising on the ground floor of a fine south facing Veranda with front entrance door leading to the Main Entrance Hall with original staircase with mahogany balustrade, rising in three flights to the first floor. To either side are two well proportioned south facing Reception Rooms; one presently used as a Dining Room and the other, as a Drawing Room. Both have sash style picture windows to the south with original shutters and fireplaces, as well as a number of other period features. To the rear is a further hall with original flag stone floor and this provides access to the Office, Side Entrance Hall and Bathroom, as well as the Kitchen with its original fireplace with inset solid fuel Rayburn and range of base cupboard and drawer units. Side Entrance Lobby and Utility Area.

Situated on the first floor are Four Bedrooms; three south facing and with the Master Bedroom having an attractive En-Suite Dressing Area and Shower Room. This is complimented by a further Family Bathroom and stairs which rise to an Attic Landing and two further Bedrooms; each with dormer windows, storage and one of which is presently used a Library/Office.

Forming a wing to the main house and attached at the eastern elevation is a traditional building from which a Self-Contained Annexe has been created with attractive and spacious two storey accommodation. On the ground floor is a Kitchen with a range of base cupboard units, adjoining Utility Area and Dining Room with stairs rising to the first floor. On this level is a light and spacious Sitting Room with Bathroom and Bedroom. It is considered that the building is suitable for incorporation either into the main accommodation of the house, continuing as a self-contained annexe, holiday cottage or alternatively as a home office/studio.

Freehold and with vacant possession available upon completion.

These are believed to comprise solely of local council tax Band (F) together with the usual service and environmental charges.

Strictly by Appointment only through the sole agents.

The property occupies a rural position within Mid Devon, lying a short distance to the north of the village of Cheriton Bishop. This is a popular settlement, set on the northern edge of the Dartmoor National Park and providing a good level of local amenities with primary education and healthcare, an excellent village stores/post office, parish church and public houses. The property is situated approximately equidistant between Okehampton and Exeter, with both readily accessible via the A30 (T) which is conveniently located to the property. Both centres afford a comprehensive range of commercial, educational and recreational facilities with Exeter, the Cathedral and Regional Centre of Devon providing an outstanding range of amenities as well as access to the M5 motorway, mainline rail connections and regional airport facilities. Dartmoor provides unrivalled scenery as well as a diversity of countryside pursuits.

The property is approached over a tarmacadamed entrance drive, shared initially with Venbridge Cottage but which leads to the side and to a private courtyard area to the rear of Venbridge House. The drive continues to serve the courtyard arrangement of buildings which lie to the east. To the south are enclosed gardens and these are undoubtedly one of the most attractive features of the property. Well stocked, private and compartmentalised, they provide a diversity of colour throughout the growing season with the formal areas complimented by a partially walled vegetable area, Victorian style Greenhouse as well as a large Conservatory which abuts the main house and annexe. Gently sloping lawned areas lie to the south of the house and run down to a haha. To the north and approached via stone steps which rise from the entrance drive is an orchard.

To the east is a traditional courtyard arrangement of outbuildings, comprising of a Workshop 2.96m x 2.77m with adjoining Tack Room 3.88m x 2.99 with loft over part. Power and water connected. Further detached Traditional Barn 8.30m x 4.37m divided internally to provide two Stables. Adjoining brick, timber and tiled range of former Piggeries, presently used for storage. To the rear is a timber framed and profile steel clad general purpose building 6.04m x 4.33.


With additional road frontage and access to the north, the land principally lies to the south and east of the house and consists of gently sloping and productive permanent pasture suitable for a variety of general small holding, equestrian or other amenity uses allied to the residential enjoyment of the property. In more recent years, part of the land has been planted to a variety of native broad leafed species and these are now semi mature and provide additional amenity and conservation appeal. In total, the property extends to about 15.48 acres, as edged red on the identification plan.
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