Enjoying SUPER VIEWS, a Grade II Listed DETACHED CHARACTER COTTAGE with three bedrooms, sitting room with woodburner, ample PARKING, OUTBUILDING in grounds of approximately 0.25 ACRE. NO ONWARD CHAIN.
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION Occupying a generous plot of approximately quarter of an acre, this characterful country cottage situated in a rural, but not isolated position, approximately four miles from the market town of Tavistock, enjoying super views extending over the Tamar Valley towards Kit Hill and Cornwall in the distance.
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.
A delightful Grade II Listed detached character cottage, believed to date from the 1870s and affording a wealth of rustic charm.
Originally two separate cottages, the property was extensively altered and improved during the 1990s, the work was carried out to a high standard with great care taken to preserve the original period features. These include a rebuilt stone open fireplace, heavily beamed ceilings and period joinery work, including braced, reed and bead stripped pine doors with Suffolk latches. In addition, the cottage benefits from LPG central heating served by a good quality Worcester boiler.
The cottage stands in its own pleasant grounds and gardens totalling approximately quarter of an acre, including ample private parking and a useful outbuilding.
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 Stable door with glazed insert.
BOOT ROOM 6' 8" x 5' 9" (2.03m x 1.75m) A useful addition to the cottage with a fitted shoe storage cupboard with shelving above; separate fitted wall cabinet and shelf; roll edge worksurface; plumbing for automatic washing machine; space for freezer; floorstanding Worcester LPG central heating boiler; access to roof space; practical tiled floor; window to side. Door to:
WC Low flush WC; wash handbasin; radiator; opaque window to rear.
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 18' 2" x 11' 10" (5.54m x 3.61m) (excluding the stairwell) Undoubtedly the heart of this home, centred around the solid fuel Rayburn with two ovens and hotplate, set deep within its fireplace with tiled splashback and raised tiled hearth; wall and base kitchen units in oak with roll edge worksurfaces over, incorporating a twin bowl sink unit with mixer tap over; decorative ceramic wall tiling; eye level oven and grill; four ring (LPG) gas hob with extractor canopy over; space for fridge; turning staircase to first floor; useful understairs storage cupboard; ample space for family sized dining table and chairs; radiator; triple aspect windows to front, side and rear. Door to:
SITTING ROOM 18' 3" x 12' (5.56m x 3.66m) A large but cosy room, kept warm by the woodburning stove set on a raised stone hearth in a large fireplace and chimney breast of cut stone with granite mantel and wooden display shelf; heavily beamed ceiling; two radiators; triple aspect windows to front, side and rear; external door to outside and porch.
LANDING Cast iron fireplace with dog grate; built-in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and linen shelving; access to roof space. Doors to:
BEDROOM ONE 12' x 11' 3" (3.66m x 3.43m) Exposed purlin; radiator; window to front overlooking the garden, the surrounding woodland with extended views over the Tamar Valley towards Kit Hill and Cornwall in the distance.
BEDROOM TWO 11' 10" narrowing to 6' 3" x 8' 5" (3.61m narrowing to 1.91m x 2.57m)
Exposed purlin; radiator; window to front with views.
BEDROOM THREE 11' 2" x 6' 10" (3.4m x 2.08m) Fitted single wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf; exposed purlin; access to roof space; radiator; window to rear.
BATHROOM Fully tiled with a four piece coloured suite comprising panelled bath with Mira electric shower over and glass shower screen, pedestal wash handbasin, low flush WC, bidet; exposed purlin; extractor fan; radiator; separate heated towel rail; window to rear.
OUTSIDE: The cottage sits on a generous plot of approximately quarter of an acre with mature gardens which are a particularly attractive feature of the property.
The cottage is approached by a long private driveway, shared with its neighbour, which leads to the rear and the private parking and turning area. From here, stone steps lead up to the rear garden which is level and laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs.
Immediately at the back of the cottage, outbuildings include:
STONE STORE 10' x 8' (3.05m x 2.44m) Power and light supply; windows to sides; extra storage space in the roof.
Next to the stone store there is a paved terrace and a timber storage shed.
Gated pedestrian access leads to the front of the garden and the large garden which is south facing and has a sunny aspect, gently sloping and predominantly laid to lawn with well stocked flowerbeds, specimen plants, trees and shrubs providing an array of seasonal colour. At the lower end of the garden there is a previously productive vegetable plot, composting corner and the makings of an ornamental pond which has already been partially dug out.
The cottages at Wheal Maria enjoy a beautiful rural, but not isolated, setting away from busy main roads with super views extending across the surrounding woodland and over the Tamar Valley and Kit Hill and Cornwall in the distance.
AGENT'S NOTE Prospective purchasers should note that Japanese knotweed has been found at the property. A Specialist Survey & Site Management Plan has been undertaken which is available for information at our Tavistock Office.
SERVICES Mains electricity, spring fed water supply, private drainage, LPG fired central heating.
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 B3362 Launceston Road. Pass through the village of Lamerton and continue for approximately 0.25 mile to the crossroads next to Carrs Garage. Turn left and proceed towards Gulworthy. In approximately 1.5 miles, turn right immediately before The Copper Penny Public House. Continue on this quiet country lane for another mile before turning left, signposted to Wheal Maria. Proceed down the lane, where the driveway to the cottage will be found on the right hand side, clearly identified by a Mansbridge Balment 'For Sale' board.