WELL PRESENTED three/four double bedroom DETACHED BARN CONVERSION set in its own grounds of approximately 1.8 acres benefiting from FAR REACHING VIEWS and peacefully situated in an IDYLLIC RURAL position and enjoys good sized SOUTH WEST FACING FORMAL GARDENS which back on to its own PASTURE FIELD behind with STABLING.
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION A well presented 3/4 double bedroom detached barn conversion set in its own grounds of approximately 1.8 acres offering a captivating Devon retreat nestled away and wonderfully positioned in a tranquil rural yet accessible location. The sought after hamlet of Gawton consists of just 5 properties which include a small quaint traditional working family farm where the cows are still milked by hand. The hamlet is situated down a peaceful winding leafy lane bordered with natural flora and fauna and spans the parish borders of Gulworthy and Bere Alston. As you meander down enjoy the views across to Kit Hill and Caradon. When you arrive in the hamlet, just half a mile from the B3257, you will see that it overlooks Calstock with its picturesque viaduct and river, with the National Trust's Cotehele House in the distance. The village of Bere Alston is conveniently located just 1.5 miles away from Gawton and boasts a school, petrol station, shops and additional amenities including a train station to Plymouth.
Gawton Barn offers warm rustic charm with a mix of both traditional and modern features such as double glazed wooden windows, doors and lintels all made by local craftsmen. The owners have paid particular attention to detail to ensure the conversion is sympathetic and in keeping with local traditional buildings within the Tamar Valley's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty such as installing cast iron guttering, using Delabole slate roofing and repointing the natural stone wall; this sympathetic detail has carried on into the interior with the installation of a restored antique roll topped bath and the commissioning of a bespoke kitchen (which was made by the same craftsman who crafted the gig the Ginette at Weir Quay). Some features have been given a twist such as the range in the kitchen and the stove in the lounge which lend themselves to be aesthetically pleasing to look like traditional stoves but have all the modern conveniences. The notable character continues into the garden with feature stone walls and granite steps. The theme is repeated with the low maintenance garden using slate chippings from the local quarry and recycled woodchip from a local tree surgeon which features an established garden consisting of plants, acers, shrubs, fruit trees and soft fruit.
The barn also has a large stone built detached garage/workshop which has planning permission granted to convert into a one bedroom detached annexe. Its accommodation briefly comprises: reception hall; bespoke dual aspect kitchen/dining room; cloakroom/utility; dual aspect sitting room; study/bedroom 4; good sized landing; 3 double bedrooms (master with en-suite and balcony); family bathroom; and ample off road parking. The property also benefits from double glazing and oil fired central heating with underfloor heating throughout.
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:
Wooden double glazed French doors with outsight lighting leads into:
RECEPTION HALL 22' 4" x 20' 0 (max)" (6.81m x 6.1m) Good sized 'L' shaped hall with balustrade staircase leading to first floor with built-in understairs storage cupboard; tiled flooring; double glazed window to front with exposed oak lintel and far reaching countryside views; multi paned wooden double glazed stable style door to the rear providing access to rear garden.
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 14' 6" x 13' 5" (4.42m x 4.09m) Dual aspect farmhouse style kitchen fitted with a bespoke range of matching wooden floor and wall and base cabinets with concealed lighting; solid wooden work surfaces with some tiled splash backs; inset ceramic Butler sink with double drainer; built-in 'Rangemaster Classic 90' range cooker (LPG) with double oven, electric fan oven, grill and 5 ring gas hob with concealed extractor fan over; space and plumbing for dishwasher; space and plumbing for American style fridge/freezer; floor mounted 'Worcester Heatslave' oil fired boiler; telephone point; recessed spotlighting; tiled flooring; double glazed window to front with deep cill and countryside views; additional double glazed windows to rear with deep cill overlooking the rear garden with views.
CLOAKROOM/UTILITY 8' 10" x 6' 7" (2.69m x 2.01m) Part tiled and fitted with a modern white suite comprising low level w.c. with concealed cistern; inset wash hand basin with storage cabinet beneath; built-in utility cupboard with shelving and space and plumbing for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer; tiled flooring; extractor fan.
SITTING ROOM 17' 7" x 16' 11" (5.36m x 5.16m) Spacious dual aspect room with feature fireplace with oak lintel and slate hearth currently housing a cast iron multi-fuel burning effect gas fire (LPG); T.V. point; double glazed window to front with exposed oak lintel with deep cill and countryside views; additional double glazed window to rear overlooking garden with views; 4 wall light points.
STUDY/BEDROOM FOUR 8' 7" x 8' 7" (2.62m x 2.62m) Telephone point; double glazed window to rear with exposed oak lintel overlooking garden.
LANDING 18' 0" x 11' 1 (max)" (5.49m x 3.38m) Large landing with oak shelving; recessed spotlighting; double glazed Velux window to front.
MASTER BEDROOM 16' 7" x 13' 8" (5.05m x 4.17m) Extensive range of built-in wardrobes running the full length of the bedroom with ample hanging and storage; telephone point; double glazed French doors to side opening to balcony with countryside views; recessed spotlighting; double glazed Velux window to front; door into:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 8' 1" x 5' 9" (2.46m x 1.75m) Fitted with a white suite comprising tiled corner shower cubicle with Triton Rapide shower; low level w.c; pedestal wash hand basin with shower light; tiled flooring; recessed spotlighting; double glazed Velux window to rear.
BEDROOM TWO 17' 4" x 9' 2" (5.28m x 2.79m) Recessed spotlighting; 2 double glazed Velux windows to rear.
BEDROOM THREE 17' 4" x 7' 1" (5.28m x 2.16m) Recessed spotlighting; 2 double glazed Velux windows to front.
FAMILY BATHROOM 11' 10 (max)" x 8' 3" (3.61m x 2.51m) Good sized bathroom fitted with a 4 piece white suite comprising claw foot freestanding bath with telephone style shower mixer taps; double length tiled shower cubicle with Triton Rapide shower; low level w.c; pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash backs and shower lighting; part wood panelled walls; recessed spot lighting; tiled flooring; double glazed Velux window to rear.
OUTSIDE The property sits in grounds of approximately 1.8 acres. The gardens are another particular feature of the property with an enclosed field behind. Ideal for those looking to keep livestock or for equestrian purposes.
Immediately to the front of the barn is a hardstanding parking area providing off road parking for numerous vehicles and providing access to the detached garage.
Immediately to the rear is the south west facing garden enclosed by fencing. There is a large raised decked area with cast iron balustrade providing a special space for al-fresco dining and enjoying the sunshine and peaceful surroundings. Alongside this area is a level chipped area which can be accessed via a 5 bar wooden gate to the side of the barn which can be used for further parking, if required, or as another area to sit and enjoy the garden. Beyond these areas is a large area of garden again chipped and extensively planted with a colourful array of plants, shrubs and bushes. The side of the garden is chipped and enclosed by mature trees with a footpath and pedestrian wooden gate to the rear providing access to the pasture field. Beyond the decked area is a raised orchard section with a variety of fruit trees including apple, pear and damson. The pasture field is completely enclosed by natural Devon hedges and enjoys superb views over the surrounding countryside down towards Calstock. There is a section of the field fenced especially for the keeping of chickens, this area has a wooden garden shed which measures approximately 11' 3" x 10' 0" and is used as a chicken shed.
STABLE BLOCK Wooden in construction with concrete floors and split into 2 separate stables; one side measuring 11' 9" x 10 '0" currently used for storage and the larger side measuring 11' 9" x 11' 4" used as a stable with kick boarding and chew strip.
DETACHED GARAGE 31' 0" x 11' 0" (9.45m x 3.35m) Stone built with pitched roof, double wooden vehicular garage doors, power and lighting and workbench. The garage has planning permission granted to convert to a one bedroom annexe.
SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water, oil fired central heating and private drainage to septic tank. LPG for stove in sitting room and range cooker in kitchen.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band ' D ' for Council Tax purposes.
VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on O1822 612345.
DIRECTIONS From Tavistock take the A390 signed for Gunnislake and Callington. On coming to the Gulworthy mini-roundabout turn left signed for Bere Alston on to the B3257. Continue on this road for approximately 3.5 miles and take the turning on the right signposted for Gawton. Proceed along the lane for approximately 3/4 of a mile where the barn will be found on the left hand side as indicated by our 'For Sale' sign.