** FOR SALE BY INFORMAL TENDER ON.MONDAY 22 JULY 2019 **
A three bedroomed SEMI-DETACHED COTTAGE requiring EXTENSIVE REFURBISHMENT in a quiet RURAL SETTING with large garden and pasture land TOTALLING 8 ACRES.
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION One of a pair of semi-detached cottages with its own private garden and extensive land totalling approximately eight acres, located in a peaceful rural setting, away from main roads and with super views extending over the surrounding countryside.
Lamerton is an attractive village situated some three miles from Tavistock and provides a range of usual village facilities. It boasts a well patronised inn, The Blacksmiths Arms and a local primary school.
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.
Now requiring extensive modernisation and refurbishment, this three bedroom semi-detached period cottage is built of stone elevations with a painted render finish beneath a pitched, concrete tiled roof. Some years ago, a single storey extension was added at the rear to house a kitchen. A small porch has been added at the front of the cottage and PVCu double glazing has been installed.
The cottage is now in need of extensive modernisation and refurbishment. It has been heated by two open fires, no central heating is installed and there are clear signs of extensive rising and penetrating damp. However, in our opinion, the cottage could be improved, altered and perhaps extended to create a very comfortable home worthy of its beautiful surroundings.
The cottage occupies a quiet, peaceful and secluded setting, away from busy main roads, rural but not isolated, within its own extensive garden with some useful outbuildings and adjoining paddocks totalling approximately eight acres in all.
This property is offered for sale with the benefit of no onward chain.
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 Opaque glazed entrance door.
PORCH 7' 10" x 3' 5" (2.39m x 1.04m) Windows to all sides. Solid wooden door with opaque glazed inserts to:
SITTING ROOM 12' 10" x 11' 5" (3.91m x 3.48m) Open fire in painted surround with tiled insert and slate hearth; beamed ceiling; slate flagged floor; window overlooking the front garden. Doors to:
DRAWING ROOM 11' 6" x 10' 9" (3.51m x 3.28m) Open fire in decorative brick fireplace with timber mantel and brick hearth; beamed ceiling; slate flagged floor; two windows to front.
HALL Stairs to first floor. Door to:
DINING ROOM 12' 10" x 9' 11" (3.91m x 3.02m) Beamed ceiling; window to rear. Doors to:
DAIRY 10' 7" x 10' 4" (3.23m x 3.15m) maximum Beamed ceiling; slate flagged floor; original slate cold shelf; window to rear.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 11' 11" x 11' 5" (3.63m x 3.48m) Base storage units with roll edge worksurfaces over, incorporating a stainless steel single drainer sink unit; two windows to side; half glazed PVCu door to outside.
LANDING Access to roof space; built-in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Doors to:
BEDROOM ONE 12' 10" x 12' 2" (3.91m x 3.71m) Window overlooking the front garden.
BEDROOM TWO 11' 8" x 10' 6" (3.56m x 3.2m) Window overlooking the front garden.
BEDROOM THREE 10' 3" x 9' 8" (3.12m x 2.95m) Window to rear.
BATHROOM Coloured suite comprising close coupled WC, pedestal wash handbasin, bath; ceramic wall tiling; window to rear.
OUTSIDE: The formal gardens and adjoining land are a very attractive feature of this cottage. Pedestrians approach via a wooden gate leading to a path to the front porch whilst a second five bar gate provides vehicular access to the parking area and garage. The front garden is predominantly laid to lawn and interspersed with well stocked flowering beds and borders, plants, trees and shrubs, designed to provide an array of seasonal colour. Steps leads to the large rear garden which is completely private, sheltered and secluded and is also mostly laid to lawn with interest provided by a number of impressive specimen trees and flowering shrubs.
At the furthest end of the garden, there is a small wooded copse behind which there is a useful composting area and a field gate leading to the adjoining land. The garden enjoys a sunny, south westerly orientation and affords super views extending over the surrounding countryside towards Cornwall in the distance.
OUTBUILDINGS The outbuildings are now somewhat delapidated, including:
TOOLSTORE 4' 8" x 3' 8" (1.42m x 1.12m)
WORKSHOP 16' x 10' (4.88m x 3.05m)
STORE 10' x 5' (3.05m x 1.52m)
GARAGE 20' x 18' 4" (6.1m x 5.59m)
LAND One of the main attractions of this cottage is undoubtedly the superb block of pastureland, arranged as one large field that can easily be subdivided plus a smaller separate field, each with their own easily accessible field gates, all stock fenced and curtailed by mature beech hedging. In the larger field, there are some now redundant buildings which could perhaps be reinstated as stables or field shelter, if required.
The land is very gently sloping and appears to be well draining and could be used for livestock or ponies/horses. In all, we estimate that the gardens and adjoining land total approximately eight acres.
SERVICES Mains electricity, private water supply via a well with a separate well in the top field for livestock, private drainage via a cess pit with soakaway.
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's Bedford Square via Drake Road (between the Banks). Continue up the hill and out of the town. After approximately 1.5 miles, bear left at Pitland Corner towards Chillaton. Take the third turning on the left (after approximately 1.5 miles) into an unmarked road. Continue along this quiet country lane for approximately 0.25 miles where the property will be found on the right hand side, clearly identified by a Mansbridge Balment 'For Sale' board.