A beautifully presented 3 bedroom detached country cottage set in a pretty Devon village.
SITUATION Located close to the heart of the pretty village of Milton Abbot with views from the front towards the church and from the rear across open countryside. The cottage is conveniently located within easy walking distance of the well regarded Milton Abbot County Primary School.
Milton Abbot is a small but attractive village located on the Devon/Cornwall border and equidistant from the popular market towns of Tavistock and Launceston.
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.
DESCRIPTION A period detached cottage, full of warmth and character, with attractive features including period fireplaces, stripped pine doors and cord sash windows. The cottage has been sympathetically restored and subtly modernised with modern kitchen and bathroom facilities and oil fired central heating. There is a useful lockable store shed and a pleasant courtyard garden. Pleasant views extend from the front of the property over open parkland, the church and, from the rear, unobstructed views over the surrounding countryside.
ENTRANCE DOOR Solid timber entrance door with glazed fanlight above.
ENTRANCE HALL Practical slate tiled floor; stairs to first floor. Doors to:
SITTING ROOM 12' 2" x 11' 9" (3.71m x 3.58m) Woodburning stove with original cloam oven; wooden surround; slate and tiled hearth; three wall light points; radiator; window to front with views towards the church. Connecting door to:
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: Arranged in two distinct areas as follows:
KITCHEN 13' 7" x 6' 7" (4.14m x 2.01m) Fitted with a traditional Shaker-style kitchen with painted frontages and oiled wooden work surfaces over, incorporating a one and a half bowl ceramic sink unit with mixer tap over; electric single oven; induction hob; integral dishwasher; integral fridge; integral freezer; practical tiled floor; Velux skylight with additional window to rear enjoying superb views over the surrounding countryside. Open plan access to utility room. Door to dining room.
BREAKFAST AREA 9' x 7' 4" (2.74m x 2.24m) With sufficient space for a table and chairs; useful understairs storage cupboard; two wall light points; radiator; practical tiled floor. Door to:
DOWNSTAIRS SHOWER ROOM Fully fitted vanity unit with storage cupboards and drawer set, incorporating full sized ceramic wash handbasin with mixer tap over; decorative tiled splashbacks; low flush WC; double width fully tiled shower cubicle with Triton electric shower over; radiator; black and white harlequin pattern tiled floor; window with stained glass pattern to side.
UTILITY ROOM 6' 3" x 4' 7" (1.91m x 1.4m) Large work surface; site of Boulter oil fired central heating boiler; plumbing and provision for automatic washing machine; tiled floor.
DINING ROOM 10' 8" x 9' 10" (3.25m x 3m) (Plus door recess)
Former fireplace recess with timber mantel and tiled hearth; wall light point; radiator; window to front with views towards the church.
LANDING A central landing with large window to rear allowing ample natural light into the landing and stairwell and providing superb views extending over the surrounding countryside. Access to roof space; wall light point. Doors to:
BEDROOM ONE 14' narrowing to 11' 4" x 10' (4.27m narrowing to 3.45m x 3.05m)
Radiator; window to front with views towards the church. Door and step down to:
BATHROOM White suite comprising panelled bath with chrome mixer tap, pedestal wash handbasin, low flush WC; storage shelving; radiator; window with stained glass pattern to side.
BEDROOM TWO 11' x 7' 8" (3.35m x 2.34m) Radiator; window to front with views towards the church.
BEDROOM THREE 8' 6" x 7' 9" (2.59m x 2.36m) Radiator; window to front with views towards the church.
OUTSIDE: The property is approached from the roadside via a wrought iron gate which leads to an enclosed courtyard garden with paved seating area which takes full advantage of the sunny south westerly aspect and the views over the green towards the church. The garden is shielded from the roadside by a substantial stone wall. To the side of the cottage, there is a useful lean-to store (7' 5" x 3' 9" (2.13m x 1.14m)) providing lockable dry storage. Beyond here is the site of the oil tank.
SERVICES Mains electricity, mains drainage and mains metered water. Oil fired central heating.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'C' for Council Tax purposes.
VIEWING By appointment with Mansbridge Balment Lettings on 01822 617171
DIRECTIONS Leave Tavistock via the B3362 heading towards Lamerton and Launceston. Pass through the village of Lamerton and continue on this road to Milton Abbot. Upon entering the village, pass the village hall on the left hand side before taking the next left hand turning, just before the church, into Venn Hill. Proceed down the hill where the property will be found after a short distance on the left hand side.
Pets are currently considered - unfortunately only 1 small dog may be accepted due to the size of the property and outdoor space available.