Forder House 

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Forder House, Ford Street, Moretonhampstead, Devon, TQ13 8LN

Guide Price: £ 750,000 - £ 800,00 Freehold

Cross Keys Estates are thrilled to present this substantial Grade II Listed Georgian detached family residence which can be found in a delightful position within the popular Dartmoor town of Moretonhampstead. Known as Forder House, the property offers an abundance of spacious accommodation, original charm and period features along with a sense of grandeur throughout. Along with a separate further dwelling, this stunning property has been exceptionally well kept by its current owners. We highly recommend that a property of this calibre in such a fantastic location needs to be viewed to appreciate fully all that it has to offer.

  • Grade II Listed Georgian House

  • Wonderful Location on Dartmoor

  • Five Large Double Bedrooms

  • Separate Detached Dwelling

  • Potential for Two Holiday Cottages

  • Exceptionally Well Presented

  • Modern Fixtures & Fittings

  • Gorgeous Gardens & Inner Courtyard

  • Close to Local Village Amenities

  • Modern Bathrooms & Kitchen

Forder House Accommodation

Upon entry into the property via its Tuscan Porch, you are welcomed by a large grand reception hallway with a sweeping staircase rising to the first floor. The ground floor accommodation briefly comprises a reception hallway, drawing room, library, a large and modern kitchen/dining room with an Aga and stone fireplace, utility room, boot room and a useful shower room. On the first floor the property provides four large double bedrooms (one en-suite) and two modern family bathrooms. The second floor currently provides a 5th bedroom and a dressing room, potentially a full guest suite. 

'Old Forder House'

'Old Forder House' is a stone built property which has been very well maintained and is currently utilised as a workshop, office and studio area, however does offer potential for either one larger two bedroom annex or two separate smaller one bedroom units, perfect for use as holiday lets.


Forder House sits within a nicely sized plot, particularly considering its location close to the centre of Moretonhampstead, offering ease of access to all of the local amenities on foot. To the front there is a lawned garden which is enclosed by railings. A gated gravel driveway runs alongside the property leading to generous parking for a large number of vehicles. Also at the rear is a lovely manicured lawned garden with seating area. Between the main house and 'Old Forder House' is a gorgeous enclosed courtyard garden which offers a large lawn, a central feature ornamental pond and a number of patio seating areas perfect for alfresco dining and enjoying the social summer sun. 

Vendors Statement

We were immediately attracted by the spacious South facing rooms with beautiful Georgian features and the several areas of garden in secluded grounds with views towards Mardon. It is very convenient to be walking distance from the town and a few minutes drive from walking on Dartmoor in addition to the local walks in and around Moreton. The house has the privacy of peaceful gardens which are enjoyable throughout the year and a great joy in Summer. The large kitchen diner with the Aga has given great pleasure to us and our friends overlooking the courtyard garden with the pond and abundance of birdlife. We are downsizing but will be sad at moving.


Moretonhampstead is a popular Dartmoor town, known as "the gateway to the high moor" with an excellent range of facilities including a health centre and primary school. The town has a supermarket, greengrocers, butchers/deli, together with pubs and hotel. Dartmoor offers extensive unspoilt scenery, riding, walking and outdoors pursuits. Nearby is the renowned Bovey Castle Hotel with an 18 hole golf course, fine restaurants and spa facilities. Moretonhampstead is within easy commuting distance of the cathedral and university city of Exeter.

  • Reception Hall - 6.41m x 3.71m (21'0" x 12'2")

  • Library - 6.41m x 5.49m (21'0" x 18'0")

  • Drawing Room - 6.41m x 5.49m (21'0" x 18'0")

  • Kitchen/Dining Room - 7.62m x 5.48m (25'0" x 18'0")

  • Bedroom 1 - 6.41m x 5.49m (21'0" x 18'0")

  • Bedroom 2 - 5.40m x 5.49m (17'9" x 18'0")

  • Bedroom 3 - 4.39m x 4.59m (14'5" x 15'1")

  • Bedroom 4 - 5.67m x 3.10m (18'7" x 10'2")

  • Bedroom 5 - 4.10m x 8.54m (13'5" x 28'0")

Old Forder House

Numerous rooms with a variety of possible uses, please see Floorplan.