Set in approximately 1.1 ACRES adjacent to open moorland and the Golf Club, a SUBSTANTIAL and IMPOSING 1920s DETACHED COUNTRY HOUSE with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, THREE BEDROOM ANNEXE, heated SWIMMING POOL, double GARAGE and attractive GARDENS.
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION A substantial, imposing and well presented five double bedroom/three bathroom 1920s detached country house together with a three bedroom/two bathroom annexe set in attractive level gardens of approximately 1.1 acres with heated outdoor swimming pool and double garage, situated on the fringes of Tavistock adjacent to the golf club and open moorland.
This well proportioned period home retains a wealth of character and interesting features, including the magnificent original balustrade staircase and the current owners are a substantial way through a scheme of improvements which, to date, includes a quality refitted kitchen / breakfast room with electric Aga, a newly refitted master ensuite bathroom, new boilers for both house and pool and the installation of new oak and idigbo double glazed windows.
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.
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:
Solid wooden front door leads into:
ENTRANCE PORCH 6' x 3' 10" (1.83m x 1.17m) Windows to both side aspects; ornate part-glazed wooden door into:
RECEPTION HALL 32' 3" x 14' 10" (9.83m x 4.52m) Wonderful hall with feature original balustrade staircase with stair rods rising to first floor; two built-in understairs storage cupboards; exposed wooden floors; three wall light points; two radiators.
CLOAKROOM 8' 8" x 3' 6" (2.64m x 1.07m) Fully tiled walls and fitted with a white suite comprising low level WC, wall hung wash handbasin; two wall light points; double glazed window to front; exposed wooden floorboards; radiator.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 25' x 11' 9" (7.62m x 3.58m) Fabulous dual aspect room, recently refitted with a quality kitchen comprising a comprehensive range of matching maple and walnut wall and base cabinets with soft close feature and concealed lighting; granite worksurface with matching splashbacks; inset double butler style ceramic sink with mixer tap and drainer; fireplace with feature electric Aga with three ovens and two hotplates with concealed extractor fan over; built-in eye-level stainless steel Neff double oven and grill with matching built-in microwave alongside; inset Miele four ring induction hob with matching Miele extractor fan over; built-in Miele dishwasher; large built-in Miele fridge and freezer; recessed spotlighting; two double glazed windows to side; additional double glazed window to rear; wooden door to Games Room; old school style radiator.
DINING ROOM 19' 5" x 15' 3" (5.92m x 4.65m) Large dual aspect room with feature granite open fireplace with cast iron grate; four wall light points; television point; double glazed window to rear; two double radiators; wooden French doors with matching panels alongside leads into:
GARDEN ROOM 15' 6" x 7' 3" (4.72m x 2.21m) Triple aspect with exposed stone walling and a lovely outlook over the garden; granite quoins; three double glazed windows to side with granite sills overlooking garden; double glazed window to rear with granite sills and double glazed French doors to front providing access to garden; feature brick flooring; three radiators.
SITTING ROOM 19' x 15' 1" (5.79m x 4.6m) Another good sized dual aspect room with feature limestone open fireplace housing an Aga cast iron multi-fuel burning stove; television point; exposed wooden floorboards; four wall light points; two double glazed windows to front; double glazed French doors to side with matching double glazed panels alongside providing access to gardens; radiator.
LIVING ROOM 15' x 13' (4.57m x 3.96m) Feature cast iron fireplace with wooden mantel and surround with tiled hearth; double glazed window to side overlooking garden; double radiator.
GAMES ROOM 33' 7" maximum x 25' 6" maximum (10.24m x 7.77m) Large dual aspect room with built-in bar; built-in storage cupboard with shelving; laminate flooring; spotlighting; two windows to front; French doors to front; additional double glazed French doors to side providing access to garden; three double radiators; door into:
GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM 17' 5" x 12' plus recess 6' 0" x 3' 5" (5.31m x 3.66m plus recess 1.83m x 1.04m)
Window to front; doors to front providing access to parking and garden; double radiator; door into:
ENSUITE SHOWER 9' x 4' 5" (2.74m x 1.35m) Fitted with a white suite comprising tiled shower cubicle with Mira Sport shower, pedestal wash handbasin with tiled splashbacks, low level WC; two wall light points; exposed wooden floorboards; extractor fan; coat hooks; double radiator.
RECEPTION LANDING 34' 6" x 18' 4" maximum (10.52m x 5.59m maximum) Large galleried landing with built-in linen cupboard with shelving and large built-in cloaks cupboard with hanging and storage, both with automatic lighting; additional built-in storage cupboard with shelving; walk-in airing cupboard housing a lagged water cylinder with shelving; spotlighting; five wall light points; two double glazed windows to front overlooking garden; two radiators.
MASTER BEDROOM 18' x 15' 1" (5.49m x 4.6m) Spacious light and airy dual aspect room with feature cast iron open fireplace with slate hearth; telephone point; double glazed window to side overlooking garden with far-reaching views; additional double glazed window to rear with views; double radiator; door into:
ENSUITE BATHROOM 13' x 8' 11" (3.96m x 2.72m) Fabulously refitted with a five piece white suite comprising double ended freestanding roll top bath with shower mixer taps, oversized shower cubicle with chrome thermostat shower with fixed and flexible heads, low level WC, 'his & hers' inset wash handbasin with granite worksurface and storage cabinets beneath; fully tiled walls; extractor fan; double glazed window to rear; tiled flooring with underfloor heating; old school style radiator with chrome heated towel rails.
BEDROOM TWO 13' x 12' 9" (3.96m x 3.89m) Fitted with a comprehensive range of bedroom furniture, including double wardrobe with hanging and storage, dressing table with multiple drawers, two additional single wardrobes and overbed storage cabinets; television point; double glazed window to rear; double radiator; door into:
ENSUITE BATHROOM 9' x 6' (2.74m x 1.83m) Part-tiled and fitted with a matching white suite comprising panelled bath with shower mixer taps, low level WC, pedestal wash handbasin; double glazed window to side; double radiator.
BEDROOM THREE 16' x 15' (4.88m x 4.57m) Good sized dual aspect bedroom with feature cast iron open fireplace with wooden mantel and surround with slate hearth; bookshelving; two double glazed windows to front; additional double glazed window to side overlooking garden with views; double radiator.
BEDROOM FOUR 14' 9" x 13' 1" (4.5m x 3.99m) Feature cast iron and tiled open fireplace with wooden mantel and surround with slate hearth; television point; double glazed window to side overlooking garden with views; double radiator.
FAMILY BATHROOM 9' x 6' 3" (2.74m x 1.91m) Part-tiled and fitted with a matching coloured site comprising panelled bath with shower mixer taps and folding shower screen, pedestal wash handbasin with shaver light; double glazed window to side; radiator.
SEPARATE WC Part-tiled; fitted with a low level WC, double glazed window to side; tiled flooring.
ANNEXE: Spacious annexe set over two floors and designed so that it could be a self-contained annexe or incorporated into the main house.
PORCH 8' x 4' 6" (2.44m x 1.37m) Solid wooden door to side providing access to parking and gardens; two double glazed windows to side; tiled flooring; doors into Bedroom Three/Gym and into:
KITCHEN 12' 4" x 8' 1" (3.76m x 2.46m) Fitted with a range of matching wall and base cabinets with worksurfaces with tiled splashbacks; inset stainless steel single sink unit with double drainer; breakfast bar; space for cooker; space and plumbing for dishwasher; space for upright fridge/freezer; double glazed window to front; tiled flooring; radiator; door into:
SITTING ROOM 15' 2" x 11' 5" (4.62m x 3.48m) Feature cast iron and tiled open fireplace with wooden mantel and surround with slate hearth; built-in bookshelving to one recess; exposed wooden floorboards; double glazed window to front; built-in understairs storage cupboard with shelving; two wall light points; double radiator; door into:
INNER HALL Staircase rises to first floor; coat hooks; tiled flooring; double radiator; doors into main reception hall; rear porch and into:
CLOAKROOM Part-tiled and fitted with a modern white suite comprising low level WC, inset wash handbasin with storage cupboards beneath; exposed wooden flooring; double glazed window to front.
REAR PORCH Part-glazed wooden door to rear; tiled flooring; door into:
UTILITY ROOM 10' x 7' (3.05m x 2.13m) Fitted with wall and base cabinets with roll top worksurfaces with tiled spashbacks; inset stainless steel single sink unit with drainer; space and plumbing for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer; recently installed floor mounted Worcester gas fired boiler; tiled flooring; window to rear; door into:
GROUND FLOOR SHOWER ROOM 6' 9" x 6' 7" (2.06m x 2.01m) Part-tiled and fitted with a white suite comprising tiled shower cubicle with thermostatic shower, low level WC, pedestal wash handbasin; shaver light; tiled flooring; obscure window to rear; doors into internal store/wine cellar and into:
BEDROOM THREE/GYM 16' 3" x 9' 2" (4.95m x 2.79m) Built-in single wardrobe with hanging and storage; double glazed window to side; radiator; door into entrance porch.
INTERNAL WOOD STORE/WINE CELLAR 7' 1" x 6' 2" (2.16m x 1.88m) Wooden door to rear.
ANNEXE LANDING 18' 4" maximum x 13' 1" maximum (5.59m maximum x 3.99m maximum) Built-in storage cupboard with shelving; two double glazed windows to front; integral door to main reception landing.
ANNEXE BEDROOM ONE 16' x 9' 2" (4.88m x 2.79m) Full width built-in wardrobes and shelving; television point; double glazed window to front; radiator.
ANNEXE BEDROOM TWO 16' x 7' 8" (4.88m x 2.34m) Full width built-in wardrobes with hanging and storage; double glazed window to rear with views; radiator.
BATHROOM 14' 9" x 8' 1" (4.5m x 2.46m) Large bathroom, part-tiled and fitted with a modern white suite comprising P-shaped shower bath with chrome thermostatic shower and curved shower screen, low level WC, pedestal wash handbasin with mirror fronted cabinets; built-in linen cupboard with shelving; old school style radiator with chrome heated towel rail; double glazed window to rear.
OUTSIDE: This elegant family home is set on a large level plot of approximately 1.1 acres with mature attractive gardens which are a particular feature of the property.
Double wooden vehicular gates open to a long sweeping gravelled driveway lined with mature colourful borders which leads to the property providing off-road parking for multiple vehicles and to the double garage.
The front garden is split into two distinct areas. The majority is laid to an open expanse of lawn with a good sized ornamental fishpond with deep borders displaying a colourful array of plants, shrubs and trees. A wooden fence separates it from the rear section of the front garden which has been left more natural for the surrounding wildlife.
To one side of the property is another large section of garden. This section has the outdoor heated swimming pool (measuring approximately 25' x 12') surrounded by a crazy paved patio/sun deck providing a special space for outside entertaining. Beyond the swimming pool is another large expanse of lawn interspersed with specimen trees and bordered to the side by a natural Devon bank.
To the other side of the property is another large section of garden which enjoys a sunny south facing aspect. Immediately to the side and accessible via the Sitting Room and Garden Room is an enclosed paved patio providing an ideal space for outside dining and enjoying the sunshine and peaceful surroundings. This side garden has another large level lawn with colourful flowerbeds and copper beech tree with rope swing.
The lawn continues to the rear of the property with access from here to the Games Room. To the rear and between the Utility and Games Room is an enclosed paved courtyard and access to the outbuildings.
INTEGRAL DOUBLE GARAGE 17' 4" x 16' (5.28m x 4.88m) Pitched tiled roof; power and lighting; double wooden vehicular garage doors; part-glazed wooden access door to side.
GARDENER'S WC 8' 5" x 2' 11" (2.57m x 0.89m) Part-tiled and fitted with low level WC, tiled flooring; window to side.
GARDEN STORE 9' 9" x 6' (2.97m x 1.83m) Pitched roof; casement window to rear; obscure glazed wooden door to front.
PUMP HOUSE 6' 3" x 6' (1.91m x 1.83m) Housing the pool pump and boiler.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'G' for Council Tax purposes.
VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 612345.
DIRECTIONS From Tavistock's Bedford Square, proceed over Abbey Bridge turning right at the roundabout into Whitchurch Road. Take the second turning on the left, at the brow of the hill into Down Road. Continue to the top of Down Road bearing left past Tavistock Golf Club and left again into Green Lane, proceed over the cattle grid where the entrance to the property will be found on the left hand side.