In the heart of the TAMAR VALLEY and occupying a GENEROUS PLOT, a DETACHED CHARACTER CONVERTED BARN, now requiring some REFURBISHMENT and offering open plan accommodation with GARAGE/WORKSHOP and DETACHED CABIN. NO ONWARD CHAIN
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION Nestling in the heart of the Tamar Valley, with super views extending over the surrounding countryside, this barn occupies a generous plot in a rural but not isolated position in the small hamlet of Lower Tutwell, located on the Cornish banks of the River Tamar.
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.
Callington is an attractive small town situated within easy commuting distance of Plymouth. It has a good range of shopping facilities, including a new Tesco supermarket, and its own primary school and comprehensive schools. Three major banks have branches in the main street and there is also a modern health centre. There is a full range of sporting facilities in the area, including the Country Club of St. Mellion, 3 miles away with its famous golf courses.
Callington is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is a very short distance from the Tamar Valley, Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor. The busy market towns of Liskeard, Launceston, Saltash and Tavistock are all within 8-10 miles.
An increasingly rare opportunity to purchase a super detached barn, much loved and enjoyed by its owners but now requiring a degree of modernisation and refurbishment. There is potential for extension and development (subject to the necessary planning consents). The Barn is believed to date from the mid-1800s and was, we understand, converted for residential use in the 1970s.
The Barn exudes warmth and character with the best parts of the fabric of the building still on show, including exposed stonework, wooden beams and purlins and shuttered windows. The open plan accommodation is arranged over two floors and the rooms enjoy views over the private garden towards open countryside beyond.
Occupying a generous garden, private and secluded, there are a number of useful outbuildings including a garage/workshop, garden store, lean-to, shed and a DETACHED CABIN which could be used to provide ancillary accommodation or perhaps converted to create a separate dwelling (subject to the necessary planning consents).
The Barn 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 Canopied glazed entrance door with full length side window and wooden shutters.
SITTING ROOM/KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 21' 9" x 14' 7" (6.63m x 4.44m) An open plan space with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and purlins; warmed by a large multi-fuel stove set on a stone hearth; exposed stonework; kitchenette with a range of wooden wall and base units incorporating a stainless steel double drainer sink unit with mixer tap over; space and provision for electric cooker; space for white goods; breakfast bar; space for an additional table and chairs; large living area; fixed open tread ladder to sleeping platform; metal spiral staircase to ground floor; side window overlooking the garden; full length windows to front overlooking the garden with far-ranging views across the Tamar Valley to the Devon countryside beyond.
SLEEPING PLATFORM 14' 6" x 10' 7" (4.42m x 3.23m) A useful mezzanine space, for sleeping or storage; exposed beams and purlins; Velux window. The hot water tank is also sited here.
BEDROOM 21' 5" x 14' 6" (6.53m x 4.42m) A large open plan bedroom with partitioned sleeping spaces; exposed beams and painted stone walls; two electric storage heaters; dual aspect windows to side elevations; French doors to outside and deck. Door to:
BATHROOM Panelled bath with electric shower over; wash handbasin; close coupled WC; plumbing for bidet; heated towel rail; electric bar heater; cupboard space; plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer; window to side.
OUTSIDE: The Barn is approached from the quiet parish lane via an unmade track with large iron gates leading to the gravelled driveway and parking area. With boundaries of stone hedges and mature trees, and a stream incorporated within the northern bounday, the Barn sits centrally in its own large plot which affords a high degree of privacy and seclusion with a gently sloping garden predominantly laid to lawn from which there are super views across the surrounding Cornish and Devon countryside.
Within the garden there is a useful range of outbuildings, including two large timber-built garages and a lean-to carport/logstore.
In addition, in the lower part of the garden, there is a shed and a large DETACHED CABIN, complete with living area, kitchen, sleeping area and shower room with WC which has been used to provide occasional accommodation.
SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water and private drainage. The cabin has its own septic tank.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'B' for Council Tax purposes.
VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 612345.
DIRECTIONS Leave Tavistock via the A390 heading towards Callington and Cornwall. Upon reaching the roundabout at Gulworthy, turn right towards Lamerton. After approximately 1.25 miles, turn left immediately after the Copper Penny Public House and follow this road down the hill, into the Tamar Valley, to the village of Horsebridge. At Horsebridge proceed over the bridge and straight ahead up the hill. After approximately half a mile, take the first turning on the right hand side towards Tutwell. Continue along this winding lane before turning right again signposted to Lower Tutwell. Continue down the hill and upon entering the hamlet, the unmade track leading to the Barn will be found after a short distance on the right hand side, running along the rear of "Spring Cottage."