Lower Uppacott is an important and historic former farmstead. This detached Dartmoor longhouse offers good-sized 3-4 bedroomed family accommodation, with a wealth of character features, including granite slab flooring, exposed beams and superb fireplaces. The focal point of the traditional farmhouse kitchen is the oil fired Aga, and the bedrooms benefit from separate cloakrooms and bathroom.
Outside; There is a range of traditional stone building barns with potential, subject to planning consents. The delightful mature gardens enjoy great privacy and benefit from views into the moorland and South Devon countryside.
To conclude; Lower Uppacott is a real gem of a property . This beautiful piece of moorland history provides comfortable and characterful family living accommodation with excellent outbuildings in a much favoured part of south-eastern Dartmoor.
Lower Uppacott occupies a secluded and elevated position, just outside the hamlet of Poundsgate, a charming Dartmoor community with the historic Tavistock Inn at its centre. The surrounding open moorland provides good opportunities for walking and riding and there are livery and riding stables very nearby. The stunning River Dart is also in the area with several famous beauty spots within a short distance. The popular market town of Ashburton is about 4 miles to the south and offers interesting independent shops, cafes, restaurants, doctors surgery and primary and secondary education. Ashburton also provides access to the A38 dual carriageway giving direct links to Plymouth, Exeter and beyond.
Lower Uppacott is a typical Dartmoor longhouse of medieval origins with later additions. The house started life as an open hall with internal jetty providing a part first floor area. The underside of the thatch, roof trusses and rafters show signs of smoke blackening in common with open hall houses of the period. Lower Uppacott would have been a significant farmstead from the 15th Century onwards. It was listed in 1955.
Traditional planked door to:
Side aspect windows and slate slab flooring. Wide inner door to:
Stone-flagged floor, oak wall screen and door to rear lobby with glazed door to garden.
20' 4'' x 14' 6'' (6.19m x 4.42m)
Two front aspect windows with deep sills. Beautiful granite fireplace with oak supporting beam, bread oven and oil fired stove on slate hearth. Exposed beams to walls and ceiling, wood flooring, electric storage heater and step down to an office/study area at the far end of the room. Door to:
14' 0'' x 11' 2'' (4.26m x 3.40m)
Two rear aspect windows. Fine granite fireplace with fitted woodburning stove. Slate flooring, beamed ceiling and electric storage heater.
15' 10'' x 5' 1'' (4.82m x 1.55m)
Double aspect windows, brick flooring and telephone point.
17' 7'' x 16' 5'' (5.36m x 5.00m)
Double aspect windows and door to garden. Fitted with a range of pine base units, slate worksurfaces and splashbacks. Double bowl sink unit. Two ring electric cooker hob. Walk-in pantry. Dark blue oil-fired Aga Range. Space for farmhouse table and chairs.
From the rear lobby (previously mentioned) is a door to:
Part-tiled with white suite, comprising large shower cubicle, wash basin, bidet and W.C. Slate tiled floor. Built-in storage cupboard, exposed roof beams and plumbing for washing machine.
Open tred staircase from Inner Hall to:
Rear aspect window. Airing cupboard and hatch to roof space. Door to:
15' 9'' x 17' 3'' (4.80m x 5.25m)
A double aspect room enjoying delightful countryside views. Exposed roof beams. Built-in wardrobe and electric storage heater.
Fitted with white suite, comprising white panelled bath, inset wash basin with storage cupboard and W.C. Door to:
Extensive hanging space.
Fine granite staircase from Dining Room (previously mentioned) to:
13' 10'' x 11' 0'' (4.21m x 3.35m)
Rear aspect window. Superb granite fireplace. Electric storage heater. Door to:
Fitted wash basin and W.C.
20' 6'' x 14' 6'' (6.24m x 4.42m)
Double aspect room, exposed roof beams, electric storage heater. Door to:
Fitted with wash basin and W.C. Extractor unit.
The property is approached by a five-bar gate that leads down to a good-sized former farmyard/parking area. The traditional period ‘L’ shaped granite barns comprise:
Internally divided into 3 areas of:
- 16’2’’ x 12’10’’ with wooden entrance doors.
- 16’5’’ x 9’2’’ with wooden entrance doors.
- 27’10’’ x 16’7’’ with wooden entrance doors.
Staircase to first floor which is again divided and comprises 16’4’’ x 13’7’’ with window and shutters. 38’10’’ x 16’3’’ with exposed roof beams and door to external staircase. The principal barn has power and light connected.
SECOND BARN 30’5’’ x 12’8’’
With various openings. Also power and light connected.
LEAN-TO STORE 12’4’’ x 7’5’’
SEPARATE DETACHED STORE 17’6’’ x 10’
With wooden entrance doors.
The Gardens and Grounds
These are a magical feature of the property. The front garden has a lawn with raised granite shrub and flower beds, paved seating area and pond. To the side are extensive paved terraces and patios, sheltered and enclosed with steps up to the rear garden. This beautifully landscaped garden has an expanse of gently sloping lawn, bordered by mature trees and established shrubs. There are two attractive ponds and fountain and traditional granite bordered flower beds. The garden, like the farmhouse enjoys some lovely countryside views.
From the Shell garage at Peartree, Ashburton, take the Holne/Poundsgate road. After 4 miles you will reach Poundsgate. Pass through the village and look out for the Methodist chapel on your left. The lane leading to Lower Uppacott is the next turning on the left marked for New Cott Farm.
Mains water, electricity, private drainage.