SPACIOUS GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT, set in beautifully LANDSCAPED GARDENS overlooking the Walkham Valley, with three ensuite double bedrooms, three reception rooms, SUN TERRACE and PARKING.
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION A ground floor apartment located in the exclusive rural enclave of Grenofen Manor, set amongst its own landscaped grounds and gardens, located in the heart of the Walkham Valley yet within easy reach of Tavistock and commuting distance of Plymouth.
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.
Grenofen Manor has an interesting history, dating back to at least the Seventeenth Century. The property was owned for many years by the Pollard family and remained as a private residence until 1956 when the property was used for a variety of commercial purposes. In 1979, the property and grounds were split up and sold off and what remained became a sports and country club until 1987 when the buildings were converted into ten luxurious apartments.
The subject apartment is located on the ground floor and is particularly spacious, with three large double bedrooms each with ensuite facilities and three reception rooms overlooking the communal gardens.
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 timber entrance door with courtesy light to side.
RECEPTION HALL Fitted cloaks cupboard and storage cupboard; electric storage heater; window to front. A pair of glazed French doors lead to:
DINING HALL 21' x 9' 6" narrowing to 8' 4" (6.4m x 2.9m narrowing to 2.54m)
A versatile space large enough to accommodate a family sized dining table and chairs; coved ceiling; electric storage heater. Doors to:
STUDY 10' x 9' 3" (3.05m x 2.82m) Coved ceiling; two wall light points; electric storage heater. Archway to:
SITTING ROOM 21' x 11' 8" (6.4m x 3.56m) An impressive room, light and airy with coved ceiling; electric fire in a wooden fire surround with marble insert and hearth; electric storage heater; three wall light points; dual aspect bay windows to front and side overlooking the communal gardens.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 11' 2" x 10' (3.4m x 3.05m) Fitted with a good quality range of wall and base units with oak frontages and granite worksurfaces over, incorporating an electric range cooker with extractor canopy over; inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap over; built-in fridge; built-in dishwasher; space for breakfast table and chairs; coved ceiling; spotlighting; window to front.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE 17' narrowing to 14' 6" x 15' (5.18m narrowing to 4.42m x 4.57m)
(Plus door recess)
Coved ceiling; spotlighting; fitted double wardrobe with hanging rail and shelves; electric storage heater; two windows to front. Door to:
ENSUITE Fully tiled and refitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath with two slipper ends and central mixer tap, low flush WC, pedestal wash handbasin, separate double width shower cubicle with Mira mains shower over; heated towel rail; wall mounted convector heater; light activated extractor fan.
BEDROOM TWO 15' x 10' (4.57m x 3.05m) (Plus door recess)
Coved ceiling; spotlighting; built-in double wardrobe with hanging rail and shelves; electric storage heater; window to side. Door to:
ENSUITE White suite comprising low flush WC, pedestal wash handbasin, fully tiled corner shower cubicle with Mira mains shower over; generous decorative ceramic wall tiling; heated towel rail; wall mounted convector heater; light activated extractor fan.
BEDROOM THREE 10' 7" x 10' (3.23m x 3.05m) Coved ceiling; spotlighting; fitted single wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf; electric storage heater; window to side. Door to:
ENSUITE Coloured suite comprising panelled bath, low flush WC, pedestal wash handbasin; generous decorative ceramic wall tiling; heated towel rail; wall mounted convector heater; extractor fan.
CLOAKROOM Low flush WC; wash handbasin with tiled splashback; light activated extractor fan.
LAUNDRY ROOM 6' 1" x 6' (1.85m x 1.83m) Fitted with wall and base units with roll edge worksurfaces over, incorporating a stainless steel single drainer sink unit; plumbing for automatic washing machine; space for fridge, freezer or additional white goods, as required; ample coat hanging; coved ceiling; light activated extractor fan; built-in linen cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with ample slatted linen shelving and courtesy light.
OUTSIDE: Grenofen Manor is approached by a long sweeping driveway which leads in turn to a gravelled parking area immediately in front of the property and the two allocated parking spaces. From here, shallow steps lead down to the entrance door and around the side of the building to a sun terrace, overlooking the gardens.
The communal gardens which surround the manor house are a particularly attractive feature, affording super views over the Walkham Valley in addition to a high degree of privacy and seclusion.
The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with well tended flowering beds and borders, plants, trees and shrubs, designed to provide an array of seasonal colour. The formal garden includes a central pond with fountain.
SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water and private drainage.
The property is held on the remainder of a 999 year lease which commenced in 1988, plus a one tenth share of the freehold interest which is held by the Grenofen Manor Management Company.
A quarterly Service Charge of £700 buildings insurance, maintenance of the exterior and fabric of the building, maintenance of the driveway, parking area and communal gardens, window cleaning 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 via the A386 heading towards Plymouth. Approximately one mile from the outskirts of Tavistock, upon reaching the hamlet of Grenofen, turn right immediately opposite Drake's Café. Proceed for a short distance, taking the first turning on the left hand side into a private drive marked "Grenofen Manor". Proceed along the drive, to the Manor House and park near the garages. The subject property will be found on the ground floor of the building on the left hand side.