Reference 50054
Address Mapstone Hill, Lustleigh, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9SE
(Map Location)
Beds 4
Baths 2
Type Detached house
Tenure Freehold

A beautifully situated detached former Victorian coachman's house with renovated stables. Perfectly located South facing with moor and valley views. Walking distance to the village, easy to get to but peaceful and quiet. It doesn't get any better than this


Coach House Lodge occupies a wonderful hillside setting off Mapstone Hill on the rural fringes of Lustleigh within Dartmoor National Park. The house enjoys stunning valley and moorland views.

The immediate area abounds in many lovely country, woodland and riverside walks and the spectacular landscape of the open moor with its rugged tors contrasted by sheltered combes is easily accessible.

Within walking distance to the picturesque village of Lustleigh, with its clusters of colour washed thatched cottages around a traditional green, there is a fabulously well stocked village shop, towered ancient church, pub and tearooms.

A wider range of everyday shops and facilities can be found in the nearby town of Bovey Tracey whilst Exeter, with fast trains to London, or the market town of Newton Abbot are within an easy 30 minute drive.

Although the property undoubtedly occupies a private rural setting, it is surprisingly accessible, with the A38 Devon Expressway which links the cities of Plymouth and Exeter, where the road joins the M5 motorway, just ten minutes drive. For those wanting to work from home there is reliable fast internet and excellent mobile phone coverage.

Coach House Lodge is a true one-off property, originally the coachman's house and stables to a neighbouring residence, with a turret topped with a metal weather-vane incorporating the date 1884.

This intriguing, yet unlisted home has undergone extensive refurbishment, including conversion of the original stables to create a separate living unit ideal for a second income holiday let, or multi generation living.

A long driveway makes an imposing entrance and the gardens and wooded grounds provide seclusion and privacy. The whole plot extends to approximately 0.62 of an acre (as measured on Pro-map).

The house has been beautifully renovated and has an amazing sense of peace and calm. A turret, cosy bedrooms, spacious living rooms and beautifully landscaped gardens combined with incredible views make this a truly special place. Come rain or shine you'll be spoilt for choice for the best place to relax whilst taking in the views

With its high ceilings the rooms are light and bright, with many being dual aspect. The original kitchen has been moved to the area between the original house and the old stables/ hay loft where the horse and carriages would have pulled up. This has created a lovely big eat in kitchen. With dual aspect French doors, a nod to the original gates (you can see the old gate hinges on the outside walls), its a lovely and bright space. What used to be the hayloft is now the living room. With a large feature window the views are quite simply stunning.

The garden has been thoughtfully designed to create a number of areas for eating and relaxing; formal garden borders and wild garden full of rhododendron, primrose, daffodils, cyclamen, blue bells, foxgloves and sprinkling of native orchids.


Porch - Tiled Oak Framed entrance to

Entrance Hall/Cloak Room - Window, cloakroom with sink. Feature turret staircase

Utility/ Entrance - 13' x 9'6'' Large window with window seat. Fireplace with wood-burner. Picture rail. Large store cupboard. Butlers sink. Door to study/ground floor bedroom. Access to

Kitchen - 15'10'' x 14'8'' Tall ceiling height. New kitchen, dual aspect French doors to outdoor dining areas. Steps up to

Reception Room - 22'2'' x 14'5'' Tall vaulted ceiling height, picture window with outlook over wooded valley to distant moors. Gable end wall window. Multi-fuel fire. Exposed timber roof supports. Door to the outside.

Study / Bedroom 3 - 10' x 8' Windows to two aspects. Tall ceiling height, working fireplace. Accessed from Utility/Entrance

First Floor Landing - Accessed via turned Turret staircase. Large storage cupboard

Bedroom 1 - 13'2'' x 8'8'' overall. Window with views, wardrobe

Bedroom 2 - 11'2'' x 9' Window. Walk-in wardrobe/dressing area 5'9'' x 4'4'' with window.

Bathroom - 9'6'' x 9'42'' Slipper bath, wash basin, Shower and WC. Window.

Stables - 22'3'' x 14'5'' Original stable divides separating kitchen, sleeping/living area and bathroom with separate wc, shower, and basin. 2 x Windows with outlook over wooded valley to distant moors. Outdoor bath, paved dining area. Stable door to outside.

Outside - Private entrance drive from Mapstone Hill leading to the property with turning space and parking for 5 cars. The drive is bordered by an area of trees and wildflowers with bluebells, primroses, daffodils and cyclamen. There is a second pedestrian entrance along Mapstone Hill with pathway and rhododendrons connecting to the drive. A band of woodland continues past the pedestrian entrance and includes a dell with granite boulders and wild flowers, on the far side of the property. There are various seating areas, small lawns and views over the picturesque wooded valley. A gated archway forms an integral part of the building and there is a useful sized brick shed, formally the old laundry, outside WC and coal shed

Services - Mains water and electricity. Private drainage


  • Dishwasher
  • Double glazed
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Broadband/ADSL
  • Washing machine

Map Location