SUPERB EQUESTRIAN PROPERTY, totalling just over FOUR ACRES and located in the sought after village of Lydford within Dartmoor National Park and with excellent LOCAL OUTRIDING.
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION Located close to the heart of the popular moorland village of Lydford in the Dartmoor National Park and within easy walking distance of the village hall, a well regarded primary school, two public houses and a local produce farmshop. The village of Lydford is very conveniently located midway between the market towns of Tavistock and Okehampton which lie approximately eight and nine miles away respectively, and within easy commuting distance to Exeter via the A30.
Those with equestrian interests would be pleased to note that there is some excellent local outriding available directly from the property, enabling riders to explore the numerous bridleways and tracks, Lydford Forestry and Dartmoor National Park. The Multi User Track nearby is also accessible to horses.
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 superb equestrian property, totalling just over four acres, with excellent quality grazing arranged as four distinct paddocks for easy rotation, separated by well maintained post and rail fencing, the whole curtailed by stockproof fencing and mature hedging. The stable block includes a tack room and store, three stables, a foaling box, feed room and store, all conveniently arranged around a gated yard.
A detached three bedroom bungalow provides very pleasant living accommodation, well maintained and presented to a high standard with PVCu double glazing installed alongside oil fired central heating. The bungalow stands in its own well tended formal grounds and gardens which include a small orchard and vegetable plot. Ample private parking, a car port and store are also provided.
There are super views extending in all directions, most notably towards Brentor Church and Dartmoor in the distance.
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 Opaque glazed PVCu entrance door with matching side windows.
ENTRANCE HALL Coved and textured ceiling; two radiators. Doors to:
SITTING ROOM 16' x 13' 2" (4.88m x 4.01m) (Into bay) Open fire in brick surround with wooden mantel and tiled hearth; coved and textured ceiling; parquet floor; radiator; dual aspect windows to front and side.
DINING ROOM 16' x 11' 7" (4.88m x 3.53m) Woodburning stove on a tiled hearth; fitted boiler cupboard also housing the hot water cylinder and fitted with slatted linen storage shelving; coved and textured ceiling; radiator; window to side. Open access to:
KITCHEN 11' 10" x 8' 10" (3.61m x 2.69m) Fitted with a modern range of wall and base units in light oak with roll edge worksurfaces over, incorporating a stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap over; ceramic wall tiling; Rangemaster 110cm stove with five ring (LPG) gas hob, grill and electric platewarmer; two ovens; separate grill and warming drawer; extractor canopy over; space for fridge; practical tiled floor; radiator; window to rear overlooking the garden and fields. Opaque glazed PVCu door to:
LAUNDRY ROOM 8' x 5' 9" (2.44m x 1.75m) Base storage cupboard with worksurface over; plumbing for automatic washing machine; plumbing for dishwasher; wall mounted shelving; coat hooks; spotlighting; light well. Arch to:
SUN ROOM 12' 9" x 3' 7" (3.89m x 1.09m) A perfect spot for admiring the garden. Window to side; picture window to rear; glazed door to outside.
BEDROOM ONE 11' 10" x 9' 9" (3.61m x 2.97m) (Plus door recess)
Coved and textured ceiling; two radiators; window to side; French doors opening on to the sun terrace and providing super views over the garden and fields beyond. Door to:
ENSUITE Fitted with a white suite comprising close coupled WC, pedestal wash handbasin with tiled splashback; fully tiled shower cubicle with Triton electric shower over; spotlighting; clothes hanging rails; light well; radiator; extractor fan.
BEDROOM TWO 15' 10" x 13' 8" (4.83m x 4.17m) (into bay) (Plus door recess)
Open fire in Cotswold stone fire surround with mantel and hearth; fitted shelved storage cupboard to side of chimney breast; coved and textured ceiling; two radiators; bay window to front.
BEDROOM THREE 8' 10" x 8' 8" (2.69m x 2.64m) (Plus wardrobe recess)
Coved and textured ceiling; radiator; window to side.
FAMILY BATHROOM Fully tiled with a white suite comprising close coupled WC, pedestal wash handbasin, panelled bath with electric shower over; fitted cupboard shelved for linen storage; spotlighting; radiator; two Velux windows.
OUTSIDE: The bungalow stands in its own extensive formal gardens, shielded from the roadside by a high hedge giving a high degree of privacy and seclusion.
Located off the quiet parish lane, vehicular access is via a wooden five bar gate whilst pedestrian access is from a separate gate in the hedge which leads in turn to the front garden which is mostly laid to lawn with mature plants and shrubs. Pedestrian access leads along the side of the bungalow to the rear garden which is also level and laid to lawn with well stocked flowering beds and borders, mature plants, trees and shrubs, designed to provide an attractive array of seasonal colour.
A sun terrace adjacent to the rear wall of the bungalow provides a sheltered spot, perfect for outdoor eating and entertaining. The formal garden is shielded from the worst of the weather by high hedging. A gate in this hedge leads to the:
ORCHARD Planted with apple and pear trees, now well established and including an aluminium framed greenhouse (measuring 8' x 6').
To the side of the bungalow, intersected by the drive, is a further lawned area and a productive vegetable plot. Adjacent to the vegetable plot are the remains of an old stone piggery, now delapidated but which could probably be rebuilt with time and enthusiasm.
The driveway provides easy vehicular access and leads to a car port adjoining the stable block which also incorporates a small covered greenhouse and garden store.
STABLE BLOCK The stable block is surprisingly large and has been sub-divided to provide the following:
TACK ROOM AND STORE 14' 7" x 14' 4" (4.44m x 4.37m) Power and light supply; mezzanine level for additional storage; window to side.
STABLE ONE 10' 7" x 9' 9" (3.23m x 2.97m)
STABLE TWO 10' 9" x 10' 7" (3.28m x 3.23m) With door to yard.
FEED ROOM 11' 2" x 8' 8" (3.4m x 2.64m) With internal door to:
HAYSTORE 23' 3" x 8' 8" (7.09m x 2.64m) With light.
TOOL STORE 9' 6" x 7' 8" (2.9m x 2.34m)
FOALING BOX 15' 5" x 11' 4" (4.7m x 3.45m) With light.
STABLE THREE 11' 5" x 11' 5" (3.48m x 3.48m)
The stable block leads on to a gated yard which leads in turn to the land which has been sub-divided into four paddocks for easy rotation, which are separated by well maintained post and rail fencing. The perimeter of the land is curtailed by stock fencing set within mature hedging.
There is also a mucking out area, complete with three large dung hoppers and a separate, now disused, chicken house.
Water is provided in a number of locations; centrally within the fields, in the stable yard, in the orchard and in the garden.
AGENT'S NOTE 1 We understand that our clients have previously made preliminary enquiries with Dartmoor National Park and have received a favourable response with regard to conversion of the stable block into ancillary accommodation, if required.
AGENT'S NOTE 2 We understand that the adjoining landowner may consider renting additional land, if required, by separate negotiation.
SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water, mains drainage. oil fired central heating, bottled LPG gas supply for range cooker in kitchen.
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 Drake Road (between the Banks) and continue out of town towards Brentor and Lydford. Continue along this road for approximately eight miles. Upon entering the village of Lydford, pass Lydford Castle on the left hand side and the Castle Inn Public House. Continue through the village, passing the war memorial on the left hand side and the primary school on the right. The property will then be located after a short distance, on the left hand side.