Enjoying SUPER VIEWS and located in a BEAUTIFUL RURAL SETTING on the Western flanks of the Dartmoor National Park, a COUNTRY COTTAGE with three bedrooms, LARGE GARDEN, stone BARN and GARAGE. NO ONWARD CHAIN.
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION This cottage occupies a truly idyllic setting, secluded but not isolated, on the western flanks of the Dartmoor National Park. There are superb views of the surrounding moorland which can be accessed directly and easily from the property.
The ancient village of Lydford provides a full range of facilities including two inns, an active church and primary school. The market town of Tavistock is 8 miles away with ample shopping, educational and recreational facilities. There is a regular bus service to and from the city of Plymouth which is 25 miles distant with its fast Inter City rail links to London, Bristol and the North. There are also ferry services to Roscoff, Brittany and Santander, Northern Spain.
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.
A pretty country cottage, altered and extended over the years to provide accommodation arranged over two floors, with many rooms taking full advantage of the super views. The cottage has been a much loved family home for many years but now would benefit from a degree of modernisation and refurbishment.
The cottage occupies a generous plot with a large formal garden and a separate kitchen garden. There is ample private parking and turning for several vehicles, a small stone built barn and a lean-to single garage.
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 PVCu glazed entrance door to:
ENTRANCE PORCH 6' 5" x 5' 4" (1.96m x 1.63m) Windows to front and side; opaque glazed PVCu door to:
SITTING ROOM 12' 8" x 11' 5" (3.86m x 3.48m) Open fire in cut stone fireplace with timber mantel and stone hearth; window to front. Doors to:
VESTIBULE Electric heater; window to front; built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with slatted linen shelving. Door to:
BATHROOM Fitted with a white suite comprising close coupled WC, wash handbasin, panelled bath with Bristan electric shower over; generous decorative ceramic wall tiling; opaque window to rear.
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 12' 6" x 11' 1" (3.81m x 3.38m) Fitted with a range of wall and base units with oak frontages and square edge worksurfaces over, incorporating a stainless steel single drainer sink unit with Heatrae Sadia water heater above; electric cooker point; plumbing for automatic washing machine; shelved larder cupboard; separate understairs storage cupboard; Parkray solid fuel stove in tiled fire surround over a matching tiled hearth; space for dining table and chairs; window to rear with views over Dartmoor. Door to stairs to first floor. Glazed door to:
BOOT ROOM 15' 3" x 5' 7" (4.65m x 1.7m) A versatile room with space for white goods, as required; fitted storage shelving; coat hanging; window to rear; additional Velux window; glazed door and side panel to outside.
LANDING Access to roof space. Doors to:
BEDROOM ONE 12' 4" x 11' 6" (3.76m x 3.51m) Electric storage heater; window to front overlooking the garden. Door to:
BEDROOM THREE 11' 8" x 8' (3.56m x 2.44m) Electric storage heater; dual aspect windows overlooking the garden.
BEDROOM TWO 12' 7" x 11' (3.84m x 3.35m) Electric storage heater; window to rear with super views to Dartmoor.
OUTSIDE: The cottage is approached from a quiet country lane via a shared driveway which leads through wrought iron gates to a tarmac parking and turning area and the:
GARAGE 13' 7" x 12' (4.14m x 3.66m) An open fronted lean-to garage of timber construction with a corrugated roof and courtesy light.
Adjacent to the garage is the:
BARN 10' 3" x 10' 1" (3.12m x 3.07m) A through passage leads to the access path that runs along the rear of the cottage and steps lead up into the barn itself which was previously used for coal and log storage but still retains an old fireplace with cloam oven; cobbled floor; window to front; door to side.
GARDENS The large garden is a particularly attractive feature of the cottage and has clearly been much loved in years gone by. There are two lawned areas to the front of the cottage, edged with plants and shrubs, and sheltered from the wind by a conifer hedge. From here, shallow steps lead down to an ornamental garden complete with pond, beyond which there is a large and formerly very productive kitchen garden which could soon be brought back into use. Beyond here, the ground slopes away down what was formerly the railway embankment.
SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water and private drainage.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'C' for Council Tax purposes.
VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 612345.
DIRECTIONS Leave Tavistock's Bedford Square via the Brentor Road (between the Banks) and proceed towards Lydford. After approximately six miles, pass the National Trust Lydford Gorge car park on the left hand side and continue straight ahead, turning second right into an unmade lane, just after the former railway bridge. Continue up this lane for approximately fifty yards and park. The row of cottages will be found on the left hand side, the subject cottage being the furthest one.