Whitchurch, Tavistock - Walk on to Whitchurch Down

6 beds | 3 baths | 3 receptions | £675,000


  • Victorian Residence
  • Five/Six Bedrooms
  • Three Floors
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Edge of Whitchurch Down
  • Superb Views
  • Close to Town
  • Landscaped Garden
  • Driveway Parking
  • Garage

SUBSTANTIAL Victorian SEMI-DETACHED FAMILY RESIDENCE in a highly DESIRABLE LOCATION on the edge of Whitchurch Down. Landscaped GARDENS, GARAGE and PARKING. Superb VIEWS.

SITUATION Located in an enviable position on the edge of Whitchurch Down and with some superb panoramic views of Tavistock town, Rix Hill and Crowndale, towards Cornwall in the distance.



Tavistock town centre is within easy reach by foot or by car and offers a wide range of amenities. Tavistock is a thriving market town adjoining the western edge of the Dartmoor National Park and was in 2004 voted the winner of a nationwide survey undertaken by the Council for the Protection of Rural England involving 120 other market towns. Among the assets taken into consideration were history, architecture, community spirit, planning sensitivity, recreational facilities and individuality of shops and businesses. Additional facilities include a hospital, a bustling Pannier Market and a full range of schools both State and Private. Indeed Tavistock can claim to have everything adding up to a quality of life which would be hard to rival.



Plymouth is only 15 miles away with fast Inter City rail links to London, Bristol and the North. There are also ferry services to Roscoff, Brittany and Santander, Northern Spain.



DESCRIPTION A substantial semi-detached Victorian residence with well proportioned accommodation arranged over three floors which has been extensively but sympathetically restored by our clients to a particularly high standard. The good sized reception rooms include a large sitting room with separate dining and library; there are four spacious bedrooms to the first floor with family bathroom and ensuite shower facilities whilst the second floor is arranged to provide a comfortable guest suite, office and family room. The accommodation offers a high degree of versatility and is sufficiently spacious to accommodate live-in staff or, perhaps dependant relatives, as required.

The house stands in an elevated position, backing on to Whitchurch Down, within good sized landscaped gardens.



Some superb views ranging across Tavistock town towards Rix Hill, Crowndale and Cornwall in the distance can be enjoyed from both the house and garden.

ACCOMMODATION Reference made to any fixture, fittings, appliances or any of the building services does not imply that they are in working order or have been tested by us. Purchasers should establish the suitability and working condition of these items and services themselves.



The accommodation, together with approximate room sizes, is as follows:

ENTRANCE DOOR Solid timber entrance door with stone step and stained glass fanlight above.

VESTIBULE Plaster cornice; period tiled floor; ample coat hanging; half glazed door with matching side panels and glazed fanlight above to:

RECEPTION HALL Turning stairs to first floor; picture rail; radiator; exposed stained and varnished floorboards; doors to:

LIBRARY 14' 3" x 9' 3" (4.34m x 2.82m) (Plus bay)

Ornate cast iron fireplace in period slate surround with gold detail above a raised slate hearth; plaster cornice; picture rail; bespoke oak bookshelving; radiator; bay window to side.

DINING ROOM 16' 4" x 14' 1" (4.98m x 4.29m) (Plus bay window)

Cast iron fireplace in period slate surround with gold detail above a raised slate hearth; plaster cornice; picture rail; radiator; bay window to front overlooking the garden.

SITTING ROOM 17' 2" x 15' 10" (5.23m x 4.83m) A rare cast iron fireplace with decorative tiled panels in a period slate surround with gold detail over a slate hearth; plaster cornice; picture rail; dado rail; radiator; glazed door with full length side panels and matching fanlight above and decked seating area.

CLOAKROOM Beneath the stairs. White suite with original porcelain ware, comprising close coupled WC, wash handbasin with tiled splashback; additional coat hanging; black and white harlequin pattern tiled floor; radiator; opaque window to rear.

KITCHEN 14' 3" x 13' 9" (4.34m x 4.19m) Recently refitted with a modern range of wall and base units with cream country-style solid ash painted frontages and contrasting quartz work surfaces over with matching upstands, incorporating an inset Belfast sink unit with mixer tap above; large (110cm) range cooker with two ovens, grill, five gas burners and skillet set into a tiled former fireplace with extractor above; plumbing for dishwasher; built-in shelved housekeeper's cupboard; built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with ample linen shelving; exposed stained and varnished floorboarding; window to rear. Door to:

BOOT ROOM 8' 11" x 8' (2.72m x 2.44m) Wall and base storage units with roll edge work surfaces over, incorporating stainless steel single drainer unit; plumbing for automatic washing machine; venting for tumble dryer; space for additional white goods; door to back staircase to first floor; slate effect tiled floor; two windows to side; door to outside and courtyard. Door to:

PANTRY Cold storage for wine, drinks and provisions on purpose-built slate shelving over a slate flagged floor.

FIRST FLOOR:

HALF LANDING Storage cupboard; window above allows natural light into the hall, stairs and landing. Door to:

BATHROOM Recently refitted with a white suite comprising cast iron roll top bath with ball and claw feet, chrome taps and mains fixed head rain shower over, close coupled WC, pedestal wash handbasin with splashback; light and shaver point; combination radiator/towel rail; tiled floor; opaque windows to side and rear.

MAIN LANDING Plaster cornice; picture rail; stairs to second floor; doors to:

MASTER BEDROOM 16' 4" x 14' 1" (4.98m x 4.29m) Cast iron fireplace with tiled panels in a slate surround; plaster cornice; picture rail; radiator; bay window to front overlooking the garden with panoramic views over Tavistock town towards Crowndale and Cornwall in the distance.

BEDROOM TWO 17' 1" x 15' 10" (5.21m x 4.83m) Cast iron fireplace with tiled panels in a period slate surround; plaster cornice; picture rail; wash handbasin; radiator; window to front with panoramic views over Tavistock town towards Crowndale and Cornwall in the distance.

BEDROOM THREE 15' 10" x 13' 9" (4.83m x 4.19m) Cast iron fireplace in painted fire surround; plaster cornice; picture rail; radiator; window to rear. Door to:

SHOWER ROOM Recently refitted with a double width shower cubicle with Mira electric shower cubicle over, WC with high cistern, wash handbasin with tiled splashback; light and shaver point; heated towel rail; oak floorboards; opaque window to side; door to:

BACK STAIRCASE Returning to boot room; door off to:

LAUNDRY ROOM 8' x 6' 7" (2.44m x 2.01m) Cast iron fireplace; built-in shelved linen cupboard; oak floorboarding; window to rear.

BEDROOM FOUR 14' x 9' 3" (4.27m x 2.82m) (Plus bay window)

Cast iron fireplace with tiled panels in period slate surround; plaster cornice; picture rail; fitted wardrobing in oak with storage cupboard above; radiator; bay window to side with views of Tavistock town.

FAMILY BATHROOM Refitted in period style with cast iron roll top bath with chrome taps, plunging waste and ball and claw feet, close coupled WC, pedestal wash handbasin; chrome heated towel rail; window to side.

SECOND FLOOR: The top floor of the house offers spacious and versatile accommodation which can be arranged as a series of separate rooms whether additional bedrooms or otherwise, or perhaps as a suite for an au-pair, staff or a dependant relative. At present the rooms are arranged as follows:

BEDROOM FIVE/GUEST BEDROOM 16' x 10' 1" (4.88m x 3.07m) maximum Reduced head height.

Ornate cast iron fireplace; dormer window to front with outstanding views across Tavistock town towards Crowndale, Walreddon, Kit Hill and Cornwall.

BEDROOM SIX/STUDY 12' 8" x 11' 1" (3.86m x 3.38m) maximum Reduced head height.

Ornate cast iron fireplace; dormer window to rear with views over Whitchurch Down.

FAMILY ROOM 26' 8" x 13' 10" (8.13m x 4.22m) A large, light and airy room with a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and purlins; access to eaves storage space; varnished wideboard oak floor; wall mounted panel heaters; spotlighting; Velux windows providing ample natural light; door to:

STORE CUPBOARD 7' x 6' 9" (2.13m x 2.06m) Built-in wooden slatted shelving.

OUTSIDE The property is approached from Warran Lane by a timber five bar gate which gives way to a gravel driveway providing parking and turning for several vehicles and access to a:

SINGLE DETACHED GARAGE 16' x 8' 11" (4.88m x 2.72m) Up and over door; power and light supply; fitted storage shelving; window to side; courtesy door to courtyard.

The gardens lie to the front of the driveway and have been extensively landscaped and as such are a particularly attractive feature of the property. Located off the sitting room is a raised decked seating area beneath a timber pergola providing welcome shade, steps lead down to a level lawn edged with well tended, well stocked flowering beds and borders which provide an array of seasonal colour. Towards the end of the garden a slate paved seating area has been added and is perfectly positioned to take in the superb views. Slate steps lead down to the kitchen garden, complete with mature fruit trees, soft fruits, standard and raised vegetable beds and a wildflower garden. There are three composters to be used in rotation and a useful potting shed. To extend the growing season, three good sized greenhouses have been provided (two wooden and one aluminium) whilst children will adore the wooden Wendy house which will be included in the sale.

The garden totals approximately 0.25 acre and enjoys a sunny, southerly aspect and is fully enclosed by timber panel fencing and high hedging.



There is direct access to Whitchurch Down via a gate at the top of Warran Lane, just a few steps from the property.



Gated pedestrian access leads to the rear enclosed courtyard which is sheltered and secure with various outbuildings including:

BOILER ROOM 9' 4" x 4' 6" (2.84m x 1.37m) Site of floorstanding gas central heating boiler.

TOOL STORE 5' 5" x 2' 7" (1.65m x 0.79m) A former WC which could be reinstated if desired.

LOCKABLE STORE 6' 6" x 4' 11" (1.98m x 1.5m) Storage with power, light and shelving.

SERVICES Mains gas, mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage.

OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'F' for Council Tax purposes.

VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 612345.

DIRECTIONS From Tavistock's Bedford Square, proceed over Abbey Bridge turning right at the roundabout into Whitchurch Road. Continue along Whitchurch Road for approximately 0.5 mile before turning left into Warran Lane. Proceed to the top of the lane where the property will be found on the right hand side just before the gate leading to Whitchurch Down.

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