SUBSTANTIAL DETACHED FAMILY HOME in TWO ACRES of garden and land, with three reception rooms, SWIMMING POOL in a peaceful and PRIVATE SETTING on the outskirts of the VILLAGE, enjoying SUPER VIEWS over the Valley.
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION Discreetly tucked away in a very private and secluded position on the edge of the popular village of Chillaton.
Chillaton is an attractive village situated in good riding and fishing country on the western edge of the Dartmoor National Park. Tavistock is 7 miles away where there are ample shopping, educational and sporting facilities, and Plymouth is 22 miles away.
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.
A detached family home of character, in its own extensive grounds and gardens totalling approximately two acres and affording a high degree of privacy and seclusion. Within the house the accommodation is arranged over two floors, the principal rooms enjoying a sunny southerly aspect and super views across the valley. The spacious rooms are light, airy and presented to a high standard. Oil fired central heating is installed alongside PVCu double glazing. Satellite television is available in most rooms in addition to high speed Broadband.
The gardens and land are a particularly attractive feature and slope gently away from the house to a small stream and trout pond. Although currently grazed on an ad hoc basis by the neighbouring farmer's sheep, the land is of a sufficient size for those interested in running a smallholding. There is an aluminium framed polytunnel and store shed, as well as ample parking for several vehicles. In our opinion, there is sufficient space to construct a detached garage block/store, if required, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.
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 Half glazed PVCu entrance door.
ENTRANCE HALL Mat well; tiled floor; two radiators; five wall light points. Doors to:
LAUNDRY ROOM 11' 8" x 8' (3.56m x 2.44m) maximum Stainless steel single drainer sink unit with base storage unit; plumbing for automatic washing machine; space for chest freezer and additional white goods, as required; floorstanding oil fired combination boiler; shelving; drying rack; practical tiled floor; window to front.
DOWNSTAIRS SHOWER ROOM White suite comprising low flush WC, pedestal wash handbasin, fully tiled shower cubicle with shower over; chrome heated towel rail; practical tiled floor; window to rear.
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 28' 10" x 18' 2" (8.79m x 5.54m) Undoubtedly the heart of this home with large windows overlooking the garden. Fitted with a range of wall and base units with painted frontages and worksurface over, incorporating a stainless steel one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap over; space and provision for electric range cooker; plumbing for dishwasher; space for fridge/freezer; ceramic wall tiling; exposed painted floorboarding; ample space for dining table and chairs or sofas, if preferred; open fireplace (suitable for a woodburner, if required); two radiators; triple aspect windows which flood the room with natural light; French doors to outside and garden.
STUDY 14' 4" x 10' 8" (4.37m x 3.25m) Radiator; window to rear.
SITTING ROOM 19' 8" x 18' 3" (5.99m x 5.56m) Woodburning stove; two radiators; window with window seat with super views along the valley; large walk-in understairs storage cupboard; two windows to side and rear; half glazed timber door to:
PORCH Door to outside; slate floor; swept-head window to side.
LANDING Access to roof space; radiator; doors to:
MASTER BEDROOM 16' 7" narrowing to 14' 10" x 10' 10" (5.05m narrowing to 4.52m x 3.3m)
Radiator; window to front with views. Door to:
DRESSING ROOM 14' 7" x 12' 0" (4.44m x 3.66m) Hanging rails and shelves; radiator; windows to front and rear.
(In our opinion, given the position of the necessary services and waste outlets, it would be relatively easy to provide ensuite facilities, if required.) Door to:
AIRING CUPBOARD Housing an electric hot water cylinder; ample linen shelving.
BEDROOM TWO 10' 10" x 8' 4" (3.32m x 2.55m) Built-in double wardrobing; radiator; windows to front with views.
BEDROOM THREE 12' 9" x 10' 4" (3.89m x 3.15m) Built-in single wardrobe; radiator; dual aspect windows with views over the garden and along the valley.
BEDROOM FOUR 9' 6" x 7' 6" (2.9m x 2.29m) Built-in wardrobing; radiator; dual aspect windows to side and rear.
BATHROOM Half tiled with a white suite comprising low flush WC, bidet, wash handbasin with storage cupboard under, panelled bath with fully tiled shower cubicle with shower over; radiator; window to rear.
AGENT'S NOTE Purchasers should note that hot water and central heating is provided by the oil fired combination boiler with back-up provided by the electric hot water cylinder which serves the downstairs shower room and a hot water tap in the laundry room.
OUTSIDE: The property is approached via a common lane, probably formerly part of the Chichester Estate, now used by this and one other property, who share the maintenance of the lane on an informal basis. Adjacent to the house there is a large parking and turning area, sufficient for numerous vehicles and leading to a grassed track to the polytunnel. Beyond the parking area is the:
SWIMMING POOL A heated outdoor swimming pool warmed by its own oil fired boiler with a well maintained pump and filtration system.
The gardens and land total approximately two acres and include an area of formal garden nearest the house and separated from the remainder which is currently grazed on an ad-hoc basis by the neighbouring farmer's sheep. This land is fully stock fenced and of sufficient size to interest those who would like a manageable smallholding. The land is bordered by a small river which also feeds a well established trout pond which could be further developed, if required.
Discreetly hidden from the access lane by high hedging is an aluminium framed polytunnel to help extend the growing season.
To the far side of the house, there is a decked seating area taking full advantage of the superb views along the valley and a small enclosed garden with aluminium framed greenhouse.
SERVICES Mains water (unmetered), mains electricity, oil fired heating and hot water with separate electric immersion, mains drainage. There is also Fibre Broadband provided.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'E' for Council Tax purposes.
VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 612345.
DIRECTIONS Leave Tavistock's Bedford Square via Drake Road (between the Banks) and proceed up the hill and out of the town. Bear left at Pitland Corner towards Chillaton. Proceed for approximately four miles. Upon reaching Chillaton, proceed through the village where the lane leading to the subject property will be found on the right hand side, to the rear of Rock Farm.