Whitchurch, Tavistock

5 beds | 2 baths | 2 receptions | £695,000


  • Attached Victorian Residence
  • Period Features
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Sitting Room with Woodburning Stove
  • 24ft Kitchen/Dining Room with Woodburner
  • Private Garden of Approx 0.5 Acre
  • Garage & Parking
  • Secluded Position within Village

SUBSTANTIAL attached VICTORIAN RESIDENCE with five bedrooms, 24ft kitchen/dining room, PERIOD FEATURES, GARAGE and PARKING, in approximately 0.5 ACRE of PRIVATE GARDEN, located in a SECLUDED POSITION within the village.

SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION A substantial Victorian residence standing in its own formal gardens in a private and secluded position, accessed via a private drive and away from the main road yet still within easy reach of Whitchurch village, the Post Office and general store, the Whitchurch Inn and Down. In addition, this family home is located within easy walking distance of the well regarded Whitchurch Community Primary School.



Nearby 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.



A large but well proportioned period attached residence, not listed but still of some historical note, affording spacious and comfortable accommodation arranged over two floors. This home has been much loved and recently undergone a sympathetic restoration, with great care taken to preserve original period features such as the large marble fireplaces, stained glass windows, original plaster and joinery work.



Discreetly tucked away at the end of a private drive, the house stands in and looks over its own private formal gardens of approximately 0.5 acres with ample parking facilities for numerous vehicles and a detached garage.



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 DOORS An impressive entrance, complete with the original double timber doors with ornate stained glass windows, brass letter box and door furniture, polished brass threshold.

VESTIBULE 6' 8" x 6' 6" (2.03m x 1.98m) Plaster cornice; ample coat hanging and boot storage; original tessellated tiled floor; double internal doors to:

RECEPTION HALL Plaster cornice; ceiling rose; picture rail; period patterned anaglypta wallpaper to dado height; turning staircase to first floor with carved newel post and sweeping hardwood handrail; radiator; stripped and polished pine floor; doors to:

SITTING ROOM 24' 5" x 15' 3" (7.44m x 4.65m) Warmed by the woodburning stove set deep in a polished Carrara marble fire surround with matching fender and polished granite hearth; ornate plaster cornice and matching ceiling rose; picture rail; two radiators; window to side; half glazed French doors with fanlight above and three quarter side windows to front and garden.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 24' 1" x 15' 5" (7.34m x 4.7m) The heart of this home is undoubtedly the large family sized kitchen and dining room, fitted with a good quality range of wall and base units with cream frontages and square edged wooden worksurfaces over, including a central island with one and a half bowl single drainer ceramic sink unit with chrome mixer tap over; plumbing for dishwasher; space and provision for 110cm Rangemaster stove with induction hob, twin ovens and grill; extractor canopy over; generous decorative ceramic wall tiling; ample space for large dining table and chairs; plaster cornice; ornate ceiling rose; picture rail; marble fireplace with woodburner; two radiators; polished pine floorboards; dual aspect new wooden sash windows to front and side. Return door to reception hall. Door to:

SNUG (WITH CELLAR) 14' 6" x 8' 6" (4.42m x 2.59m) Currently used as a study but could easily be put to a number of different uses, as required. Coved ceiling; access to roof space; fitted storage cupboards and book shelves; double door to cellar providing useful dry storage; radiator; double glazed new wooden sash window to side. Door to:

BOOT ROOM 9' 6" x 3' 10" (2.9m x 1.17m) Built-in airing cupboard with shelving housing hot water cylinder; fitted meter cupboard; half glazed new wooden door to outside and garden. Internal half glazed door to:

LOBBY 9' 5" x 3' 10" (2.87m x 1.17m) Return door to reception hall. Doors to:

CLOAKROOM Low flush WC; wash handbasin with mosaic splashback; spotlighting; opaque new wooden sash window to side

LAUNDRY ROOM 10' 1" x 4' 10" (3.07m x 1.47m) Half tiled with pedestal wash handbasin; plumbing for automatic washing machine; venting for tumble dryer; worksurface with storage shelf above; radiator; practical tiled floor; spotlighting; two sash windows to side.

FIRST FLOOR:

HALF LANDING Windows to side and rear affording super views over Whitchurch village to Rix Hill. Door to:

BATHROOM Half tiled with a white suite comprising panelled corner bath with mixer tap and shower handset, two matching vanity wash handbasins with storage cupboards under, low flush WC, fully tiled shower cubicle with mains shower and sliding screen; coved ceiling; spotlighting; extractor fan; radiator; two windows to side.

MAIN LANDING A large galleried landing with plaster cornice; access to roof space; period patterned anaglypta wallpaper to dado height; radiator; a stunning and perfectly preserved original stained glass window to rear. Doors to:

BEDROOM ONE 15' x 14' 7" (4.57m x 4.44m) Cast iron fireplace in period slate surround with tiled inserts and slate hearth; fitted wardrobing with storage cupboards above; plaster cornice; ceiling rose; radiator; window with new wooden shutters overlooking front garden.

BEDROOM TWO 15' 4" x 13' 3" (4.67m x 4.04m) Plaster cornice; ceiling rose; built-in wardrobing with overhead storage cupboards; radiator; dual aspect new wooden sash windows with wooden shutters to front and side with views over Whitchurch village to Rix Hill.

BEDROOM THREE 15' 3" x 10' 6" (4.65m x 3.2m) Plaster cornice; ceiling rose; built-in wardrobes with overhead storage cupboards; radiator; new wooden sash window to side with views over Whitchurch village to Rix Hill.

BEDROOM FOUR 15' 4" x 10' 5" (4.67m x 3.18m) Plaster cornice; picture rail; built-in wardrobe with overhead storage cupboards; radiator; double glazed new wooden sash window to side with views over Whitchurch village to Rix Hill and Walreddon.

BEDROOM FIVE 14' 7" x 8' 6" (4.44m x 2.59m) Plaster cornice; picture rail; built-in wardrobe with overhead storage cupboards; radiator; window to side.

FAMILY BATHROOM A large and luxurious bathroom. Half tiled with a white suite comprising panelled bath with two slipper ends, central taps and shower handset, low flush WC, pedestal wash handbasin, fully tiled corner shower cubicle with mains shower over; heated towel rail; radiator; plaster cornice; practical tiled floor; bay window to front overlooking the garden.

OUTSIDE: Although located at the heart of Whitchurch village, this large house is not immediately obvious and is accessed via a shared drive which leads from Whitchurch Road, through large wrought iron gates to the private gravelled driveway and parking area, sufficient to park and turn several vehicles.



Adjacent to the drive lies the large formal garden of approximately 0.5 acres which is arranged in two level tiers, predominantly laid to lawn with well stocked flowering beds and borders, mature trees, plants and shrubs, designed to provide an attractive array of seasonal colour. The garden is private and secluded and includes a raised decked seating area, perfect for outdoor eating and entertaining and making the most of the evening sun.



At the side of the house is the:



GARAGE 19' x 16' (5.79m x 4.88m) A good sized single garage of timber construction on a rubble stone base; power and light supply; double timber doors; high level window to side.



Adjacent to the garage is a useful concrete hardstanding, perfect for caravan, boat or trailer. A wooden garden gate provides pedestrian access to the side garden and the back door. Here, there is a small area of level lawn with clothes line and outside tap. There is a newly erected substantial wooden garden shed. The garden is curtailed by attractive high stone walling and mature hedging.

SERVICES Mains gas, mains electricity, mains water (not metered) and mains drainage.

OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'F' for Council Tax purposes.

VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 612345.

DIRECTIONS Leave Tavistock's Bedford Square, passing over Abbey Bridge before turning right at the roundabout into Whitchurch Road. Continue along Whitchurch Road for approximately 1.5 miles. The entrance to the shared driveway which leads to the property will be found on the left hand side, marked by two large granite gateposts approximately 50 yards before reaching the Whitchurch Post Office/Store.

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