Great Potential at Former Mill

3 beds | 3 baths | 1 receptions | Guide price £685,000

  • Former Mill
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 7.5 Acres
  • Formal Garden
  • Field
  • Adjacent to River Burn
  • Working Water Wheel
  • Various Outbuildings
  • Detached Barn for Conversion
  • Super Views

Enjoying SUPER VIEWS, a FORMER MILL converted to a STUNNING four bedroom FAMILY HOME in approximately 7.5 ACRES of garden and land, with various OUTBUILDINGS including DETACHED BARN with Planning Permission for Residential Use.

SITUATION Located in a rural but not isolated position along the banks of the River Burn, on the western flanks of Blackdown, beneath Brentor Church, and within easy reach of the vast expanse of the Dartmoor National Park.

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 From its humble beginnings as an industrial mill with its overshot water wheel powered by the River Burn, this imposing stone building has been saved from dereliction and converted into a comfortable family home, arranged over three floors with super views from most windows of the beautiful valley setting.

The Mill stands in its own extensive formal gardens with an adjacent field totalling approximately 7.5 acres, bordering the River Burn and incorporating part of the old railway line, closed by Dr Beeching in the 1960s.

Within the grounds are various useful outbuildings, including a former piggery, repurposed as a machinery and tool store, and a detached open fronted cart shed with a games room above.

In addition, at the rear of the Mill stands a large detached unconverted barn which has the benefit of Planning Permission held in perpetuity to convert to residential use, creating excellent ancillary accommodation for an extended family or perhaps to generate a useful rental income.

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 Glazed entrance door.

ENTRANCE HALL Stairs to first floor; radiator. Multi-paned doors to:

KITCHEN 15' 3" x 13' 7" (4.65m x 4.14m) Fitted with a modern range of wall and base units with high gloss white frontages and roll edge worksurfaces over, incorporating a one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap over; ceramic wall tiling; solid fuel Rayburn provides background heat and cooking; separate electric cooker; space for tall fridge/freezer; space for dining table and chairs; radiator; dual aspect windows to front and side.

BOOT ROOM 15' narrowing to 10' 3" x 10' 7" (4.57m narrowing to 3.12m x 3.23m)

Fitted with wall and base units with knotted pine frontages with roll edge worksurfaces over, incorporating a stainless steel single drainer sink unit with mixer tap over; ceramic wall tiling; plumbing for automatic washing machine; space for tumble dryer; space for fridge; Grant floorstanding oil fired boiler; hot water cylinder (partially heated by excess electricity provided by the solar panels); understairs storage alcove; fully glazed door to outside. Door to:

CLOAKROOM Fully tiled with a white suite comprising pedestal wash handbasin, low flush WC; radiator; extractor fan; opaque window to front.


LANDING Stairs to second floor. Radiator; external door to rear; external door to front and balcony. Doors to:

SITTING ROOM 14' 2" x 13' 4" (4.32m x 4.06m) Woodburning stove on tiled hearth; fitted storage cupboards and display shelf; two radiators; exposed beam; dual aspect windows to side and rear.

BALCONY Overlooking the garden and the perfect spot for a cup of coffee in the late morning sunshine.

BATHROOM Fully tiled with a white suite comprising panelled bath, low flush WC, pedestal wash handbasin; heated towel rail; mirror with light and shaver point above; extractor fan. Door to:

BEDROOM THREE 11' 2" x 8' 3" (3.4m x 2.51m) Exposed beam; radiator; window to front.


LANDING Radiator; window to rear. Doors to:

BEDROOM ONE 11' 3" x 10' 1" (3.43m x 3.07m) Fitted shelved storage cupboards; radiator; window to side. Door to:

ENSUITE Fully tiled with a white suite comprising low flush WC with concealed cistern, vanity wash handbasin with storage cupboard under, double width shower cubicle with mains shower over; mirror with light and shaver point above; heated towel rail; extractor fan.

BEDROOM TWO 11' 6" x 9' 2" (3.51m x 2.79m) Fitted wardrobing with sliding doors; separate wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving; radiator; window to side. Door to:

ENSUITE Fitted with a white suite comprising vanity wash handbasin with storage cupboards above and below with an illuminated mirror, panelled bath with mixer shower handset, low flush WC with concealed cistern; shelved storage cupboard; heated towel rail; novelty window to rear with (temporary) view of the Caribbean Sea complete with palm tree.

BEDROOM FOUR 9' x 4' 8" (2.74m x 1.42m) Access to roof space; radiator; window to front.

OUTSIDE: The Mill sits in its own wonderfully rural (but not isolated) position within extensive gardens and grounds totalling approximately 7.5 acres.

The property is approached via a green lane from which a five bar gate leads to a cobbled courtyard and gravelled parking area. Adjacent to the parking area are sheds housing the oil tank and bin store.

In front, is a stone structure, rebuilt and reroofed, for use as a machinery and tool store and log store, arranged in two bays measuring 16' 9" x 7' and 12' 4" x 12' 3" respectively. The driveway continues beyond the piggery, past the Mill and the still functional overshot water wheel to a large open gravelled hardstanding in front of the detached open fronted CART SHED (35' 7" x 13') which is sufficiently large to store a tractor or other big pieces of machinery with a workshop to one side, complete with fitted workbench, power and light supply.

CART SHED 35' 7" x 13' (10.85m x 3.96m)

Internal staircase to:

GAMES ROOM 35' x 13' (10.67m x 3.96m) A versatile room which could be put to a variety of different uses, as required; power and light supply; Velux windows to front and rear.

The roof of the cart shed has a southerly aspect and solar panels are installed which provide electricity for domestic use, with any leftover energy heating the domestic hot water.

The formal gardens stretch in front of the Mill and are mostly laid to grass, interspersed with mature trees, flowering banks and shrubs. There is a large pond and a wetland area providing a haven for local wildlife. The garden also includes a part of the old railway line and is bordered on one side by the River Burn.

At the back of the Mill, a separate five bar gate leads from the green lane to the:

DETACHED UNCONVERTED BARN This substantial stone built building has been reroofed to prevent further deterioration and has the benefit of Planning Permission held in perpetuity for conversion to a residential dwelling and a Planning Reference 03/42/0430/78. Although a lot of work remains to be done, this building could provide comfortable ancillary accommodation for an extended family or perhaps a useful rental income or holiday let.

To the side of the barn there is a previously productive vegetable plot, beyond which is an area of gently sloping garden.

THE LAND Easily accessed either from the green lane or through the Mill, is a field of gently sloping pastureland of approximately 6 acres which appears to be curtailed by natural Devon banking and mature hedging, stockproofed with post and wire fencing. We understand from our client that there is a separate mains metered water supply to one water trough.

SERVICES Mains electricity, mains metered water supply, private drainage via Klargester, oil fired central heating.

SOLAR PANELS We understand from our client that the wholly owned solar panels located on the roof of the cart shed contribute to the domestic electricity usage via a feed-in tariff with any excess energy being used to heat the domestic hot water.

AGENT'S NOTE We understand from our clients that operatives of Network Rail and/or Devon County Council have a right of access to inspect the former railway bridge which crosses the River Burn.

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

VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 612345.

DIRECTIONS Leave Tavistock's Bedford Square via Abbey Bridge, turning left at the roundabout into Dolvin Road and the A386. Proceed for approximately 5 miles to the village of Mary Tavy. Passing the Post Office on the left hand side, take the next turning left into Brentor Road. Continue for approximately 1 mile, passing over the cattle grid on to the moor. After approximately 0.25 miles, take the next turning on the left marked as a dead end road. Proceed down the hill, on to an unmade track where the property will be found after a short distance on the right hand side, just before the former railway bridge.

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