Comfortable COUNTRY HOME with THREE BEDROOMS in 4.5 ACRES with OUTBUILDINGS located on the Western flanks of DARTMOOR National Park and within easy reach of Tavistock
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION Located on the western flanks of the Dartmoor National Park in a rural but not isolated position and within easy reach of the popular market town of Tavistock and the extensive array of amenities therein.
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.
Plymouth is a city with one of the largest natural harbours in the world. To the north is the Dartmoor National Park extending to over 300 square miles which provides excellent recreational facilities. Plymouth itself has a population of well over 250,000 and has a full range of shopping, educational and sporting facilities. There is a mainline train service to London Paddington and to Penzance in Cornwall. Brittany Ferries operates seasonal services from Plymouth to France and northern Spain.Plymouth is a city with one of the largest natural harbours in the world. To the north is the Dartmoor National Park extending to over 300 square miles which provides excellent recreational facilities. Plymouth itself has a population of well over 250,000 and has a full range of shopping, educational and sporting facilities. There is a mainline train service to London Paddington and to Penzance in Cornwall. Brittany Ferries operates seasonal services from Plymouth to France and northern Spain.
Occupying the site of a much smaller, former tin miner's cottage, the current house is architecturally designed and built to a high standard with part rendered and part stone faced elevations beneath a pitched slate roof with many windows enjoying open outlooks over the surrounding countryside. The property was further enhanced by our clients who have added a sympathetically designed extension to house the modern utility room and shower room. This home now affords all modern creature comforts while still blending into and not detracting from the beauty of its natural setting.
Accessed from a quiet parish lane, the property stands in its own land totalling approximately 4.5 acres with formal garden, 3 fields of pasture and a small wooded copse. Our clients have worked hard during their ownership to create the perfect habitat for wild flowers and to attract wildlife.
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 PORCH A substantial granite fronted storm porch providing protection from the elements.
ENTRANCE DOOR Solid timber entrance door.
SITTING ROOM 16' 0" x 15' 8" (4.88m x 4.78m) A warm and inviting room with a woodburning stove set deep in a cut stone fireplace with granite lintel and slate hearth; heavily beamed ceiling; radiator; stripped pine floorboards; dual aspect windows to front and side; glazed door to outside and decked seating area.
DINING HALL 23' 10" x 17' 0 narrowing to 10'9" (3.28m) (overall)" (7.26m x 5.18m) A large and versatile space warmed by a multi-fuelled stove in a cut stone fireplace with granite lintel and slate hearth; beamed ceiling; useful understairs storage cupboard; stripped pine floorboards; space for family sized dining table and chairs; additional space for a seating or study area; radiator; triple aspect windows and glazed doors overlooking surrounding countryside and opening out on to a paved sun terrace.
KITCHEN 14' 1" x 9' 9" (4.29m x 2.97m) Vaulted ceiling with exposed 'A' frames; the kitchen is fitted with a range of modern wall and base units with oak frontages and roll edged work surfaces over incorporating an inset Belfast sink with polished granite drainer and chrome mixer tap over; the oil fired Rayburn stove also provides domestic hot water and heating; stone and slate tiled splash backs; tiled floor; integral fridge and freezer; integral ironing board; dual aspect windows and additional Velux windows; door to:
UTILITY ROOM 10' 2" x 9' 4" (3.1m x 2.84m) Wall and base units with solid wooden work surfaces incorporating an inset Belfast sink with polished granite drainer and slate tiled splash back; plumbing for automatic washing machine; venting for tumble dryer; space for additional white goods as required; two door tall housekeeper's cupboard; vaulted ceiling with exposed 'A' frames; wall mounted panel heater; slate floor; Velux window; stable door to outside; door to:
DOWNSTAIRS SHOWER ROOM Fitted with a white suite comprising low flush w.c; wash hand basin with tiled spash back; fully tiled shower cubicle with Mira electric shower over; vaulted ceiling with exposed 'A' frame; slate floor; window to side.
SIDE HALL Built-in cloaks cupboard; slate tiled floor; turning stairs to first floor; glazed door to outside.
LANDING Built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with slatted linen shelving; radiator; stripped pine floorboards; doors to:
BEDROOM ONE 15' 8" x 16' 0" (4.78m x 4.88m) An impressive room with high vaulted ceiling and exposed 'A' frames; good quality laminated flooring; radiator; triple aspect windows overlooking the surrounding countryside.
BEDROOM TWO 17' 6" x 12' 4 narrowing to 8'2" (2.49m)" (5.33m x 3.76m) A light and airy room with high vaulted ceiling with exposed 'A' frames; access to roof storage space; stripped pine floorboards; radiator; dual aspect windows and additional Velux window.
BEDROOM THREE 12' 9" x 7' 10" (3.89m x 2.39m) Radiator; window to side and additional Velux window.
FAMILY BATHROOM Refitted with a white suite comprising a panelled bath with chrome mixer tap and shower handset; low flush w.c; pedestal wash hand basin; fully tiled shower cubicle with mains shower over; heated combination radiator/towel rail; dual aspect windows; light activated extractor fan.
OUTSIDE The property is approached from a quiet parish lane to an established parking area from which a footbridge leads to the five bar gate and gravelled driveway.
The house is unassuming from the front and could be mistaken for a much smaller property but this only adds to its appeal. To the front of the property there is a small lawned garden, edged with well stocked beds and borders from which the gravelled path leads to the side and the rear garden which is laid to lawn and planted with mature trees and shrubs. On the far side of the house there is a decked seating area accessed off the sitting room and a sheltered sun terrace accessed off the dining hall both with super views over the surrounding fields. Within the garden there is a useful range of outbuildings including a corrugated tin log store, two sheds and a garden store.
THE LAND We understand from our clients that the land totals approximately 4.5 acres including the formal garden and foot print of the property. The bulk of the land is arranged as 3 separate fields intersected by a slow running stream. In addition, there is a small wooded copse accessed from the formal garden. During their ownership, our clients chose not to cultivate the land and it has not been heavily grazed, instead choosing to encourage wild flowers to the site which now affords a beautiful array of seasonal colour. In addition, the field edges have been allowed to grow and become a haven for local wildlife. However, the land could easily be put a variety of different uses, for livestock or ponies, as required. Indeed, the property may well suit those with equestrian interests as there is easy and direct outriding on to Dartmoor.
SERVICES Mains electricity, private bore hole water supply with filtration system, private drainage, oil fired heating and hot water.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band ' F ' for Council Tax purposes.
VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on O1822 612345.
DIRECTIONS From Tavistock's Bedford Square, proceed over Abbey Bridge turning left at the roundabout into Dolvin Road and the A386. Pass over the next mini roundabout before bearing right into Mount Tavy Road, signposted to Princetown. Proceed for approximately 2 miles before turning right again at Moorshop Cross as indicated to do so for Langstone Manor, Whitchurch Down and Moortown. Proceed along this quiet parish lane for approximately half a mile and just after crossing the bridge, bear left on to a gravelled track where the footbridge and entrance to the property will be seen on the left hand side.