This Georgian home for sale is noted for its “remarkably intact” period features.

Forder House, in Moretonhampstead, was built in 1793 and is Grade II listed, sitting in the centre of the town.

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The entrance hall, with a sweeping staircase. (Savills)

The property’s listing notes that it is unusual for having been “virtually unaltered” since it was built, with high quality period features remaining intact.

Forder House was built by George Bragg, who was a leather tanner in the town in the late 1700s and early 1800s.

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One of the main reception rooms. (Savills)

Entering the property, there is a refurbished portico leading into a grand entrance hall with high ceilings and a sweeping staircase.

The two main reception rooms, which are of similar sizes and designs, have sash windows, Adams style fire surrounds, and wood burners.

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The dining room. (Savills)

To the rear of the ground floor is a family kitchen and breakfast room, featuring a stone fireplace, a wood-burner, exposed beams and a gas-fired Aga, plus a traditional window seat.

Completing this level is an under-stairs wine store, a downstairs shower room, a utility room and a boot room.

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The cottage-style kitchen and dining area. (Savills)

Moving up the sweeping staircase, there is a large arched window and an open landing.

There are two south-facing bedrooms with ornate cornicing, built-in alcove cupboard, high ceilings and traditional fireplaces, while there are two further bedrooms to the rear of the house, and permission to create a fifth bedroom in the attic.

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One of the primary bedrooms. (Savills)

Outside, there is a lawned area to the front of the house, as well as a large patio.

To the rear, there is a newly created lawned garden and patio, and a log store, while completing the grounds is a traditional barn with planning permission to create a two bedroom annexe or holiday let.

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The rear garden. (Savills)

The estate is being sold by Savills for a price of £895,000.

Tom Bedford is marketing the property for Savills Exeter and commented: “Forder House is an excellent and architecturally interesting home; from the front, it looks every bit the commanding and classically elegant Georgian house, while at the rear it becomes distinctly cottage-like, with all the charm and warmth you could wish for.

“Set within the heart of the thriving town of Moretonhampstead, on the edge of the Wray Valley and Dartmoor National Park, it will hold great appeal to those looking to enjoy the best of the south Devon countryside without losing connectivity to the city and beyond.”