An HISTORIC COTTAGE with BEAUTIFUL 2 ACRE GARDENS located in a tranquil and secluded village with connections to SIR FRANCIS DRAKE. This Grade II listed former pub/post office and has gone through recent EXTENSIVE REFURBISHMENTS. The spacious 2 ACRE GROUNDS have been LANDSCAPED with secure fencing, lawns, seating terraces, apple orchard, woodland and courtyards. There is also a RENOVATED SUMMER HOUSE which was planned to be a studio plus a bike store and sheds.
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION An historic detached home with beautiful 2 acre gardens located in a tranquil and secluded village with connections to Sir Francis Drake. This Grade II listed former pub which was called 'The First and Last' and then in turn the village post office until 1986, dates back to the 17th Century, and has gone through recent extensive refurbishments by the current owner.
The property now also offers planning permission (granted in 2017) to extend the kitchen which would further improve the living space . The house has an abundance of original features which include fireplaces, window seats and a circular stone stairwell. We have been advised that the property would have been classed as a Devon Longhouse with connected barns at the rear for livestock. These barns have long been converted and are currently used as a sizeable drawing room with mezzanine, ideal for hanging of large pieces of art work and a ground floor master bedroom with en-suite and French doors out to the gardens.
The spacious grounds have been landscaped with secure fencing, lawns, seating terraces, apple orchard, woodland and courtyards which all combine creating an attractive oasis which extends to approximately 2 acres. Paths have been added which allow you to meander through the gardens and enjoy the sun at different times of the day. There is also a renovated summer house which was planned to be a studio plus a bike store and sheds. The village brook runs along the boundary of the property providing a continuous background ambience adding to the appeal.
The Devon village of Milton Combe offers a good community spirit, bus services and a renowned public house called the 'The Who'd Of Thought It Inn' ideal for food and drinks which is yards from the door. The National Trust run Buckland Abbey which is on the edge of the village and was one of Sir Francis Drakes homes hence the connection to the surrounding landscape. Yelverton is approximately 2 miles and Plymouth City is approximately 9 miles making this an ideal village for commuting and enjoying Dartmoor National Park, which begins just up the road.
The living space has been improved over recent years decoratively and in energy efficiency with addition of a new heating system and Worcester Greenstar boiler (LPG as there is no mains gas in the village) along with Charnwood wood burning stoves. The accommodation comprises of porch, sitting room, drawing room with mezzanine/study, dining room/snug, kitchen and master bedroom with en-suite shower room. To the first floor is a gallery landing and two further double bedrooms both with en-suites.
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:
PORCH 4' 0" x 4' 4" (1.22m x 1.32m) Glazed doors to:
SITTING ROOM 18' 0" x 12' 6" (5.49m x 3.81m) Deep sill windows to front and rear; Charnwood woodburning stove; stairs side to the first floor; radiator; doors off.
DRAWING ROOM GALLERY 25' 7" x 14' 7" (7.8m x 4.44m) Maximum height of the room is 14'5" making this space ideal for hanging artwork; French doors and windows to the front courtyard driveway; modern style Charnwood woodburning stove; wrought iron spiral staircase to the mezzanine/study area; radiators; door to:
MASTER BEDROOM 22' 0" x 12' 0 (max)" (6.71m x 3.66m) French doors and window to the gardens and side; fitted oak wardrobes; radiator; door to:
EN-SUITE 8' 0" x 6' 0" (2.44m x 1.83m) Skylight; underfloor heating; wash hand basin; low level w.c; heated towel rail; Matki walk-in shower.
DINING ROOM/SNUG 17' 6" x 11' 10" (5.33m x 3.61m) Deep sill window with window seat; fireplace with woodburning stove and original clome oven; door to circular stone stairwell which leads up to the first floor guest bedroom two; radiator; door to:
KITCHEN 15' 4" x 6' 2" (4.67m x 1.88m) Window and door to the courtyard driveway; fitted kitchen; dual basin sink; integrated fridge; space and plumbing for appliances; potential to open to the dining room/snug. Planning Permission to extend with a single storey extension to the front elevation with partial demolition of existing lean-to kitchen (Application number 4196/16/HHO). Copies of plans available.
MEZZANINE/STUDY AREA 14' 7" x 9' 4" (4.44m x 2.84m) Overlooking the drawing room gallery; window to the side.
Further bedrooms are accessed from the staircase running from the sitting room.
LANDING 16' 0" x 7' 0" (4.88m x 2.13m) Window to side; storage cupboard housing the Worcester Greenstar 38CDi Classic ERP (LPG) boiler; vaulted ceiling; doors off:
GUEST BEDROOM TWO 13' 0" x 12' 0" (3.96m x 3.66m) Deep sill window to the front; radiator; vaulted ceiling; gated opening to the circular stone stairwell which leads down to the dining room/snug; door to:
EN-SUITE BATHROOM 8' 3" x 5' 0" (2.51m x 1.52m) Deep sill window to the front; panelled bath with shower attachment; pedestal wash hand basin; low level w.c; heated towel rail.
BEDROOM THREE 13' 0" x 8' 5" (3.96m x 2.57m) Deep sill window to the front; vaulted ceiling; radiator; door to:
EN-SUITE 6' 3" x 5' 0" (1.91m x 1.52m) Matki walk-in shower; low level w.c; wash hand basin; heated towel rail; extractor fan.
GARDEN STORE 9' 4" x 6' 0" (2.84m x 1.83m) Double wooden doors; block construction; tiled roof.
SUMMER HOUSE Wooden construction.
GARDEN SHED Wooden construction.
STORE Low maintenance construction; American design with filters to stop insects.
OUTSIDE The property is approached from wrought iron entrance gates onto a paved courtyard driveway flanked by seating areas and attractive stone wall. The rear garden is accessed through another set of wrought iron gates along the side elevation leading to a secluded rear courtyard and store which has housed a motorbike. There is also a log store which forms part of the new wooden fence and stock fencing which runs the length of the boundary making this an ideal and secure environment for children and pets. There are gates out of the garden at the top onto a quiet side lane and to the side which provides access to the brook. The gardens enjoy areas which are wild and manicured with apple orchard, woods, established shrubs/trees and lawns which rise up to the boundary. The current owner has laid paths across the grounds so you can enjoy the landscape at all times of the year while creating leafy areas to hide away and enjoy the setting.
SERVICES Mains water (metered), mains drainage, mains electricity and LPG central heating.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band ' ' for Council Tax purposes.
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 855055.
DIRECTIONS From our Yelverton office proceed to the village of Crapstone. Upon reaching the village take the road signposted to Milton Combe and Buckland Abbey. Follow this road passed Buckland Abbey and turn down into the village. At the bottom of the hill continue on the road around to the left and passed the pubs entrance door. The property will be found on the left with a name plaque on the wall.