A semi-detached Victorian villa offering 5 bedrooms, spacious and versatile living accommodation and retaining many period features.
SITUATION Located in an enviable and beautiful setting, this property is set in its own tranquil gardens and grounds extending to over 0.75 acre within the Dartmoor National Park on the fringes of the popular village of Lydford, and looks out towards Was Tor to the rear and enjoys fabulous panoramic southerly views over the surrounding moorland to Brentor Church in the distance.
The ancient village of Lydford provides a full range of facilities including two inns, an active church and primary school. The market town of Tavistock is 8 miles away with ample shopping, educational and recreational facilities. There is a regular bus service to and from the city of Plymouth which is 25 miles distant.
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.
DESCRIPTION One of a pair of substantial Victorian villas, constructed of rendered and painted block elevations under a slate tiled roof, the property comprises spacious and highly versatile accommodation currently providing a delightful six bedroom family home. Within the main house and subject to any necessary consents, there is scope to provide ancillary accommodation, as bedrooms five and six are accessed by a separate staircase from the utility room/second kitchen. Further development potential is provided to the rear of the property by an attached coach house currently used as a garage and store with a hayloft above but which could be converted to provide further accommodation for the main house or for use as a letting unit, again subject to the necessary planning consents from Dartmoor National Park.
The property contains a wealth of period character and original features including a delightful mahogany staircase in the entrance hall which still retains a foldaway mahogany butler's serving table, original marble and cast iron fireplaces in many rooms, exposed wooden floorboards, ornate moulded covings and ceiling roses, coloured glass windows and a slate flagstone floor in the utility room.
The accommodation comprises an entrance porch, entrance hall, sitting room, conservatory, dining room, study, rear hall, cloakroom, kitchen/breakfast room and utility room on the ground floor. A turning staircase with half landing gives access to a shower room and also to the first floor where there is a master bedroom and ensuite bathroom, three further bedrooms and a connecting door from bedroom four gives access to bedrooms five and six which are also accessed from the utility room via a secondary staircase.
The property is set in pleasant mature grounds extending to more than 0.50 acre with the whole making the most of the delightful panoramic moorland views.
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:
To the front of the house a paved path gives access to steps leading up to an obscure glazed wooden door into:
ENTRANCE PORCH Tessellated tiled floor; coloured glass door with coloured side panels giving access to:
ENTRANCE HALL Turning staircase to the first floor landing comprising mahogany banisters incorporating a mahogany butler's tray to side; coved and gilded ceiling mouldings; circular ceiling rose; radiator.
SITTING ROOM 19' 1" (into the bay window) x 14' (5.82m x 4.27m) Sash bay window with box window seat enjoying moorland views to the front; decorative marble fireplace with slate hearth incorporating a multi-fuel burning stove; decorative ceiling mouldings and ceiling rose; triple radiator; glazed wooden doors into:
CONSERVATORY 17' x 5' 10" (5.18m x 1.78m) Double glazed on three sides, incorporating doors to the parking area and enjoying the fabulous westerly views towards Brentor Church.
DINING ROOM 19' 8" into bay window x 15' (5.99m x 4.57m) Sash bay window to the front aspect overlooking the garden; decorative ceiling mouldings and rose; decorative cast iron fireplace with tiled surrounds and hearth; television point; telephone point; triple radiator.
STUDY 14' x 10' (4.27m x 3.05m) Double glazed window to the side aspect enjoying the delightful views to Brentor Church; decorative ceiling mouldings; picture rails; radiator
REAR HALLWAY Obscure glazed window to the rear; door into courtyard; deep understair storage cupboard; door into:
CLOAKROOM Obscure glazed window to the rear; period mahogany box with lifting lid to reveal WC; vanity unit with decorative blue porcelain patterned sink, tap above and cupboard under; fully tiled walls; radiator.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 13' 10" x 11' (4.22m x 3.35m) Double glazed window to the rear looking up to Was Tor beyond; fitted with a range of wall and base units with roll top work surfaces, incorporating a double stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap over; integral electric oven with four ring electric hob; stainless steel hood and extractor fan over; space and plumbing for dishwasher; laminate flooring; part-tiled walls; display shelves; radiator.
SECOND KITCHEN / UTILITY ROOM 17' 9" x 8' 10" (5.41m x 2.69m) maximum Double glazed door giving access to the courtyard; sash window and double glazed window; fireplace recess housing an electric range-style cooker (included in sale); base units incorporating a circular stainless steel sink with mixer tap over; slate flagstone floors; opening to a built-in walk-in pantry with double glazed window overlooking the courtyard; continuation slate flagstone floor; slate and wooden shelving and original meat hooks.
From the utility room, a secondary staircase gives access to bedrooms five and six.
A turning staircase from the entrance hall opens to a half landing and into:
SHOWER ROOM Obscure glazed window and original stained glass window to the rear aspect; suite comprising low level WC, fully tiled double shower cubicle with electric shower and sliding glass door; pedestal wash basin with tiled splashbacks; chrome heated towel rail/radiator; shaver point.
LANDING Galleried balustrade; access to roof space; radiator.
BEDROOM ONE 16' 10" x 14' (5.13m x 4.27m) Two sash windows to the front aspect and double glazed window to the side aspect, all providing magnificent views; feature cast iron fireplace with slate hearth and marble surround; exposed wooden floorboards; built-in wardrobes with a moulded cornice over two wardrobes and central cupboard over two small and two long graduated drawers; two radiators; door into:
ENSUITE BATHROOM 9' 8" x 7' 5" (2.95m x 2.26m) Sash window to front aspect; suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash basin, bath with electric Mira Sport shower over; built-in linen cupboard; part-tiled walls; continuation exposed wooden floorboards; extractor fan; radiator.
BEDROOM TWO 15' 9" x 14' (4.8m x 4.27m) Two sash windows to the front aspect; feature cast iron fireplace with slate hearth and marble surround; built-in wardrobes; exposed wooden floorboards; corner hand washbasin with tiled splashback; two radiators.
BEDROOM THREE 14' x 10' (4.27m x 3.05m) Double glazed window to the side aspect enjoying the views towards Brentor Church in the distance; cast iron fireplace with timber surround; laminate flooring; radiator.
BEDROOM FOUR 14' x 11' (4.27m x 3.35m) Sash window to the rear aspect looking over towards Was Tor; feature cast iron fireplace with slate hearth and wooden surround, flanked by cupboards on either side; exposed wooden floorboards; radiator; door giving access to:
BEDROOM FIVE 11' 5" x 7' 3" (3.48m x 2.21m) Double glazed window to side aspect; door into
BEDROOM SIX 9' 10" x 9' (3m x 2.74m) Double glazed window to the side aspect; radiator; staircase down to the utility.
OUTSIDE The property is approached from a country lane giving access to cast iron gates flanked by elegant granite lintels on to a sweeping driveway which leads to a parking and turning area to the side of the house.
GARDENS The gardens are an attractive feature of the property and at the front are divided by the driveway which is flanked by a range of mature trees, bushes and shrubs including rhododendron, red cedar and a monkey puzzle tree. There are extensive areas of lawn, with wooded areas and a stream at the bottom of the garden.
SERVICES Mains electricity, private water supply by a well, private drainage by septic tank.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'F' for Council Tax purposes
EPC Band E Rating 41.
A pet will be considered.
Available July 2019.