An elegant 4 BEDROOM Victorian MOORLAND RETREAT with a 1 BEDROOM ANNEXE and connected LAND/STABLES of 1.12 ACRES approx, positioned in the wilds of Dartmoor offering staggering DISTANT VIEWS across the expanse of this dramatic landscape. The large courtyard is flanked by SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS and the STABLE which was an original stone outbuilding.
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION An elegant Victorian moorland retreat with an annexe and connected land/stables, positioned in the wilds of Dartmoor offering staggering distant views across the expanse of this dramatic landscape. The house is a short drive from shops and amenities in the historic high moorland village of Princetown, 8 miles from Tavistock, 16.5 miles from Plymouth and 27.5 miles from Exeter. This detached period home, was constructed in the 1890's for the head horsegroom of the Prince of Wales, providing panoramic views to Hay tor and Torbay in the far distance, amplifying a true sense of endless space. The gardens and paddocks are mostly level with a lawn, established trees and Devon bank boundaries. There is a sizeable gated driveway which extends to the house and a large courtyard flanked by several outbuildings and the stable which was an original stone outbuilding. The paddock then extends from this area in a southerly direction with gates and stock fencing. The house benefits from an oil fired heating system, modern PVCu double glazing, solid fuel Rayburn within the kitchen and wood burning stoves in the sitting room and annexe. The annexe is self - contained and has its own entrance door plus a separate kitchen, shower room, living space and a mezzanine bedroom. This area is also connected to the main central heating system and the main house via connecting doors. The interior of the house has notable character and original features including granite fireplaces, exposed wooden floors, mullion windows and exposed beams. The property has undergone considerable renovation since the current owners purchased in 2010 however there are areas that require improvement. The main house accommodation comprises porch, reception hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility/boot room, bathroom and cloakroom. To the first floor are four bedrooms and a shower room. The annexe comprises living room, shower room and kitchen with a first floor Mezzanine bedroom area with restricted head height. There is also a connected pump house with a filter for the bore hole water which is on the north side elevation.
OUTSIDE The property is approached from a five bar gate which in turn extends down to the house and courtyard flanked by the main formal garden. There is parking for numerous vehicles. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with trees and sturdy shrubs, ideal for picnicking and enjoying the views across the moors. There is also an intriguing lower hollow which we have been advised was an original section of landscaping to provide shelter from the elements and entertain guests and family. A series of outbuildings stem from the courtyard which are currently being used for storage and feed plus it is where the oil tanks are hidden. There is one oil tank for general use and a further one for storing extra fuel. The stables are currently being used for a Dartmoor pony and are mainly stone built with a relatively new roof. The paddock extends from this area in a southerly direction offering further views across the area. The grounds are ideal for self- sufficient lifestyle, the current owners also keep chickens, goats and family pets. The wildlife that visits the garden is truly remarkable with an amazing diversity of birds etc. plus visits from deer and other animals make this property one for nature lovers.
TENURE The property is a Duchy Leasehold, we are advised a lease will be issued on completion which will extend 2039 with a yearly rent of £8,000. There will be a rent review every three years throughout the lease period.
SERVICES Mains electricity, private water (bore hole), private drainage (septic tank) and oil fired central heating.
OUTGOINGS We understand that the main house is in band 'F' Council Tax purposes.
VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 855055.
DIRECTIONS From our Yelverton office, proceed to the village of Princetown on the B3212 across the moors. Upon reaching the village, continue straight ahead at the mini roundabout onto Two Bridges Road and then right into Tor Royal Lane. Head out of the village on this road and the property will be found on the right marked by our for sale board.
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.